Monday, December 30, 2013

Everything About Sagada - A Profile (updated December 2015)


SAGADA Profile
Area: 9,969 ha.
No. of Barangays: 19
Population: 11,315
Households: 2,253
5th Class Municipality (382 kms via Baguio from Manila/392 kms via Banaue)
Major economic activities: Susbsistence farming and Tourism related businesses
Elevation (Central Sagada): 1,500 meters above sea level
Mt. Sisipitan: 2,200 meters above sea level
Mt. Ampacao: 1,889 meters above sea level 


Regulations:

1. Visitors must register at the Municipal Information Center and pay the environmental fee of P35.00.
2. All tours are arranged at the Information Center.
3. Acquire only accredited local guides at the Information Center.
4. Mutilating, defacing and destroying of natural beauties is puinishable by law.
5. Observe proper waste management.

Where to Stay
Alapo's - 0921-327-9055
Alibama - 0920-813-5797
Alfredo's - 0918-588-3535 / 0948-711-2112
A-7 House - 0921-287-6039
Bagalima Riverside Inn - 0947-704-6613
Billy's House - 0921-603-2745 / 0921-603-2745
Canaway - 0910-709-2631
Churya-a - 0906-430-0853
Davey's Town Inn and Resto - 0949-594-4471
Ganduyan - 0921-273-8097
Gecko Inn - 0920-289-5471
George Guesthouse - 0918-548-0406
Grandma's Guesthouse - 0999-411-9976
Green House - 0918-403-6571
Hidden Hill - 0910-796-7073
Igorot Inn - 0908-757-8357
Indigenous Inn - 0921-645-5679
Isabelo's Inn - 0928-951-7153
Kanip-Aw Pines View - 0928-289-7507
Ligaya's Transient - 0918-343-8415
Mapiya-aw Pension - 0905-216-4055 / 0999-966-6164
Mary's Hilz Inn - 0919-408-0108
Masferre Country Inn - 0918-341-6164
Misty's Lodge - 0919-691-8487
Olahbinan - 09298-406-7647
Pumpkin House - 0910-709-5275 
Residential Lodge - 0919-672-8744
Rock Inn - 0920-909-5899
Rocky Valley - 0918-643-2784 / 0918-403-5899
Sagada Guesthouse - 0921-969-4053 / 0919-300-2763
Sagada Homestay - 0919-702-8380
Sagada Green Hills - 0917-553-5337 
Sagada North Inn - 0907-903-5309
Saint Joseph - 0918-559-5934
Shamrock Tavern - 0920-411-9976
Tinagtago Inn and Restaurant - 0939-959-1967
Traveller's Inn - 0920-799-2960 / 0920-272-5881
Treasure Rock Inn - 0920-5881
Yabami Lodge - 0920-411-9976

Hotel rates ranges from P200-500 per person per night

Vans / Vehicles for Hire are available for your transportation needs
Contact Nos. 0918-5360-890 / 0909-3382-822



Transportation
Baguio - Sagada
Bus: 6 hours ride
GL Lizardo
Trip schedules:
1st - 6:15 am
2nd - 7:30 am
3rd - 8:30 am
4th - 9:30 am
5th - 10:30 am
6th - 11:30 am
Last - 1:00 pm

Fare - P220 (2014)
Rent of Van to Sagada from Baguio- P7,500
Sagada to Baguio - First trip 5 am / Last trip - 1 pm 
Stop over for eating - Atok, Benguet 
Usually 2-3 stopovers

You will know that you are near Sagada once you cross the only bridge and from that point, it will take you 45 minutes or more up to the town proper of Sagada.
From Sagada to Manila, you will reach the eatery after 3.5 hours.


Baguio to Manila
Bus: 6 1/2 hours ride
Victory Liner: every hour
Dagupan: every hour
Genesis: every hour

Fare - P445 (2014)

Banaue to Manila
Bus: 8 hours
Auto Bus - 5:30 pm
Florida Bus - 8:00 pm

Bontoc to Banaue
Bus: 2 hours ride
1st - 7:00 am
2nd - 7:30 am
Last - 8:30 am

Sagada to Bontoc
Jeepney: 50 minutes ride
1st - 6:30 am
2nd - 7:00 am
3rd - 7:30 am
4th - 8:00 am
5th - 8:30 am
6th - 9:00 am
7th - 10:00 am
8th - 11:00 am
9th - 12:00 noon
Last - 1:00 pm

Bontoc to Banaue
Jeepney: 2 hours
1st - 7:00 am
2nd - 10:00 am
Last - 1:00 pm

Note: Scheduled trips start ahead of the schedule once full. First come. First Served basis. Queue.


Coda Lines Corporation
Coda Lines is the only company that gives you a direct trip from Quezon City to Sagada.
Trip Schedules
Quezon City to Sagada – 9:00 pm
Sagada to Quezon City – 3:00 pm

Terminals
Quezon City
277 E. Rodriguez Sr. Avenue, Cathedral Heights Quezon City (Proceed between TUA and Shakey’s )
#0927 559 2197 / 0929 521 3229

Mt. Province
Poblacion, Sagada, Mt. Province
# 0929 521 3247 / 0936 971 9216

Poblacion, Bontoc, Mountain Province
# 0977 326 8080 / 0929 521 3235





Suggested Activities


SOUTHERN SAGADA

1. Cave Connection (3-4 hours)
  Dokiw Hanging Coffins Viewpoint
  Lumiang Burial Cave (entrance)
  Sumaguing Cave (exit)
  Rice Terraces view point

Guide fee: P800 for 2 visitors + P400 each additional visitor
Optional ride: + P400 back and forth

2. Short Course Caving (1.5 - 2 hours)
  Sugong Hanging Coffins Viewpoint
  Lumiang Burial Cave 
  Sumaguing Cave (entrance and exit)

Guide fee: P500 up to 4 visitors or less
P1,000 good up to 8 visitors
P1,500 good for up to 12 visitors
above 12 visitors:P125/pax
Optional ride: +P350 back and forth

3. Balanggagan Cave (2-3 hours)
Guide fee: P1,800 for 1-3 visitors
+ P600 each additional visitor
+ P800 transport

Reminders for caving
Attire: shirt (loose), shorts, loose pants, rubber sandals/flip lops
Don't enter the cave after 5pm
Not advisable for those with phobia of heights, close spaces, heart ailment, asthma and injuries.


EASTERN SAGADA
1. Lamagan (Antadao)

2. Marlboro Country/Grassy Land - 2-3 hours of trekking
  Limestone Formations
  Wild Horses
Guide fee - P600 for up to 10 visitors
3. Overnight Camping (Bring your own camping gear and food)
  Camp by the fire + boodle fight dinner at any camp site - 0905-513-7626

4. Kiltepan
  Sunrise View (starts at 4:30 am / best seen from mid February to mid June) 
  Rice Terraces

Fee: P500 for the transport    

CENTRAL SAGADA
1. Eco-cultural Tour (3 hours of hike)
  Echo Valley/Hanging Coffins
  Underground River Entrance
  Bokong/ Small Falls
  St. mary's Church
  Bokong Natural Swimming Pool

Fee: P600 for up to 10 visitors

2. Rock Climbing (no time limit/equipment provided) P400/pax

NORTHERN SAGADA
Eco-cultural Tour
  Bomod-ok/Big Falls - 3 hours of hike back and forth (Guide fee: P600 up to 10 visitors / + P650 for transport via Aguide or + P500 via Bangaan)
  Fidelisan Rice Terraces
  Northern Sagada Villages

WESTERN SAGADA
1. Danum Lake
  Sunset View (starts at 4:30 pm / best seen from mid February to mid June)
Fee: P550 for the transport / best trekked for 30 minutes from the town

2. Ampacao Mountain Trek (1,899 above sea level) 3 hours hike
Guide fee: P800 for up to 10 visitors


Water Falls

1. Twin Falls - 3 hours of hike (1 way) depending on your ability to walk on natural trails/pathways and on one side of the path drops 30 m below.

Fee: P2,500 for up to 5 visitors (guide and pack lunch) plus P650 for transport (back and forth)

2. Pongas Falls - 2 hours of hike (back and forth)
Guide fee: P600 for up to 10 visitors
+ P650 for transport (back and forth)

3. Bokong with a natural swimming pool bellowed out from a solid rock
Fee: P400 up to 10 guests (with ride and guide)

4. Bomod-ok Falls or Big Falls (see infra)

For guide rates and other concerns, inquire at the Municipal Tourist Information and Assistance Center.

Souvenir shopping and Sagada shops have many unique things to sell.

Sagada's Adventure Sports - contact no:0905513-7626

Mountain Trekking

1. Mt. Ampacao Traverse (3 hours hike)
Guide fee - P800 for up to 10 visitors
2. Grassy Land/Marlboro (2-3 hours)

Guide fee - P600 up to 10 visitors
3. Langsayan Danum Traverse (3 hours hike)

Guide fee - P1,00 for up to 3 visitors

4. Sagada to Hotspring (Bontoc) 5-7 hours hike and you need to spend the night at the hortspring

5. Mt. Sisipitan (1 day hike)
Fee; P2,00/pax

6. Mt. Polis (1 day hike)
Fee: P1,500 for 1-3 visitors


Ride to Mt. Kiltepan and Danum Lake - Victor 0948-384-3378.

River Rafting the Upper Chico River
Fee: P3,500/pax


Rock Climbing and Rapelling: no time limit
Equipment provided
Around 30 meters high
Fee; P800 for 2 visitors or less
+ P400 for every additional visitor

Must Taste Food - Pinikpikan (chicken)






Enjoy Sagada!!! =)

RELATED LINKS:

Sagada: Coolest Place: http://junvillegas.blogspot.com/2013/12/sagada-coolest-place-in-philippines-4th.html

Backpackers Trip to Sagada: http://junvillegas.blogspot.com/2013/03/backpackers-trip-to-sagada-my-third-trip.html

Sagada: An Itinerary: http://junvillegas.blogspot.com/2012/11/my-adventures-in-sagada-plus-itinerary.html


UPDATED INFORMATION December 2015


Fare from Manila to Baguio via Genesis
P440, P570, 690

Fare from Baguio to Sagada via GL Liner
P220


Register at the Municipal Tourist Information Center and pay PhP35.00 for the environmental fee. This will be your personal ticket to all the destinations.

Engage the services of local guides. Never engage the services of children. Always get a guide for all your tours.

TOURS

Cave Connection
Last entrance to the cave – 4:00 pm
Guide fee: P800 for 2 visitors or less, plus 400 for each additional visitor
Optional: Two-way transportation – P400

Short course caving
Last entrance to the cave – 4:00 pm
Guide fee: P500 for 4 visitors or less / P600 for 5 visitors / P1,000 (2 guides) for 6-9 visitors
Shuttle optional: P350

Balangagan Cave Spelunking (Marcos Cave)
Last entrance to the cave – 4:00 pm
Guide fee: P650 for 4 visitors or less
Transport: P650
Sight seeing in Hanging Coffins and Lumiang Burial Cave
Guide fee: P200 for 10 visitors or less

Rock Climbing and Rappelling
No time limit, equipment provided
Around 30 meters high
Fee: P800 for 1 visitor /P400 each for 2 or more visitors

WATERFALLS

Bumayeng Twin Falls
Fee: P2,500 for 5 visitors or less (includes guide fee and packed meal)
Hike duration – 3 hours or more one way
Transportation: P650 two-way

Bomod-ok Falls
Fee: P500 for 10 visitors or less
Transportation – P650 two-way vehicle hire via Aguid / P500 two-way vehicle hire via Bangaan
Hike duration – 3 hours (back and forth)

Pongas Falls
Fee: P600 for 10 visitors or less
Transportation – P650 two-way vehicle
Hike duration – 1 hour one way

Bokong Falls
Fee: P200 for 10 visitors or less
Transportation – P250 two way vehicle

ECO-TOUR
3 hours of loop hike to Echo Valley, Hanging Coffins, Sagada Underground River, St. Mary’s Church. Bokong Natural Swimming Pool
Guide Fee: P600 for 10 visitors or less

Adventure Trail (3 hours trek)
Guide Fee: P1,000 for 10 visitors or less

Echo Valley Hanging Coffins
Guide fee: P200 for 10 visitors or less

Camp by the fire
Includes a boodle fight dinner at any preferred campsite (Kiltepan Peak or Danum Lake)
Minimum of 4 for only P1,800
Inclusions: meals and shuttle back and forth

Kiltepan Sunrise
Leave for Kiltepan at 4:30 am
15 minutes drive from the town center
Transportation fee: P500
Best time: summer

Lake Danum Sunset at 4:30 pm
20 minutes drive from the town center
Transportation fee: P550

MOUNTAIN TREKKING
1.       Mt. Ampacao Traverse (3 hours or more)
Guide fee: P800 for 10 visitors or less

2.       Grassy Land / Marlboro (2-3 hours trek)
Guide fee: P600 for 10 visitors or less
                Shuttle fee: P650

3.       Langsayan Danum Traverse (3 hours hike or more)
Guide fee: P1,000 for 3 visitors or less

4.       Mt. Sisipitan (highest mountain in Sagada, 2,20 meters)
Guide fee: P2,000 each

5.       Mt. Polis
Guide fee: P1,500 for 3 visitors or less

6.       Marlboro Hill / Blue Soil Traverse Trek  (4-5 hours trek)
Guide fee: P1,800 for 3 visitors or less
Transportation: P1,350

SAGADA TO MAINIT HOTSPRING
                Guide Fee: P2,500 each visitor for trekking
                Additional fee from the hot spring to Maligcong

Municipal Tourism Officer – 0999 991 1801
Mobile No. 0998 886 6081

Recommended Accommodations for 5 pax or more
Sagada Green Hills (0905 455 7820)


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