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A 2 km trek from the road will take visitors into a lush valley of terraces and traditional Igorot communities, before coming upon the powerful Bomod-ok Falls, a 200-foot tall column of water splashing down from above.
Culture lovers will enjoy Sagada’s Ganduyan Museum, containing sculptures, jewelry, and antique artifacts. The owner is also a wonderful source of information for those who wish to find out more about Sagada’s history and culture.
Those who wish to marvel at the traditional Hanging Coffins of Sagada can head to Echo Valley, the locally-chosen memorial site for the deceased. Sagada’s local tribes believe that the higher the body is, the closer it is to heaven.
Often referred to as the “Eighth Wonder of the World”, rice terraces can only be found in a few parts of Asia, and Sagada is one of them. These multi-tiered formations were carved by locals to maximise farming space.
The adventuresome will love Samaguing Cave, which goes deep into the ground. Climbers will descend about 200 meters below the mouth of the cave, and be taken aback by the natural stalactite and stalagmite formations that have been millions of years in the making.
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Beginning in the bustling capital of Manila and finishing in the relaxing paradise of El Nido, this 11-day itinerary takes you through the Philippines' most popular destinations. Taste Manila's Chinese-Filipino heritage, witness centuries-old rice terraces, explore caves and see the hanging coffins, and lounge on white sand beach on this balanced getaway.
- 11 days / 10 nights
- Price Per Person
- From $9,300
Culture and Diving in the Philippine Islands
Divers and snorkelers alike will delight in this 17-day two-part luxurious holiday in the Philippines. The first half is spent exploring the Filipino culture, natural features and history. The second half is spent exploring the active corals, several dive sites and lush white-sand beaches from a lush cruise charter.
- 17 days / 16 nights
- Price Per Person
- From $17,200
Trekking the Terraces and Beyond
This National Geographic Traveler award-winning trip provides an insightful glimpse of the capital, Manila, as well as rice terrace treks in Banuae and excursions to the cliffs of Sagada and tropical forests of Baguio, across 7 adventurous days.
- 7 days / 6 nights
- Price Per Person
- From $4,000
Masferre Country Inn
Located in the north of the Philippines, Masferre Country Inn and Restaurant is a very simple guesthouse in Sagada. Conveniently-located on Sagada’s prime tourist trail, the Masferre Hotel offers WiFi in public areas, laundry service, and dry cleaning, as well as a massage parlour on site, in an atmosphere reminiscent of a mountain lodge. The hotel’s restaurant is also quite renowned for its epicurean delights, with a wide-ranging menu featuring Filipino, Western, and Asian dishes, and it’s often referred to as the best restaurant in town. Another guest favorite is the selection of powerful photographs featured by the hotel, taken by the late Sagada-born photographer Eduardo Masferre.
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With Remote Lands you'll travel with people who have made Asia the solitary focus of their own lifelong adventure. As our guest, in the continent that our north American founders Catherine and Jay have adored and explored for decades, you'll discover Asia on a journey that is completely, authentically your own, adapted from our own remarkable experiences and adventures over the years.
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Sagada’s Hanging Coffins and Caves Are To Die For
- Jay Tindall
Sagada is a mysterious village in a mountainous province of the Philippines, about 250 miles from Manila. It’s just under a mile above sea-level and situated near the Chico River, much of it on switch back mountain roads.
Sagada, Sagada, You’ll Always Be Mine
- Amy Poulton
Amy Poulton on Sagada, the locals, and the most famous tiered rice terraces in Southeast Asia.
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