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Ifugao - Mt. Province - Benguet Tour

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Long before the advent of social media, going to the inner municipalities of Ifugao, Mt. Province, and Benguet requires extensive research, patience, and luck. Today, one can easily visit these places simply by availing tour packages offered by different travel companies online. 
My wife and I took this opportunity to avail the Sagada Tour Package of Travel Galore. For us, this tour package is a total blessing. Just to share... half a decade ago, we planned a do-it-yourself trip to Sagada. However, natural calamities like typhoons and landslides combined with personal reasons like our marriage and having a baby had put the said plan in the "pray-it-will-push-thru" bin. 


What we find great about the tour package was the fact that despite being called a Sagada Tour Package, it is actually a tri-provincial tour. It is more of an Ifugao - Mt. Province - Benguet roadtrip with just an emphasis to Sagada.

The tour package is a 3D/2N tour that includes van transfer and hotel accommodat…

Banaue Rice Terraces - Ifugao

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Located in Banaue in the province of Ifugao, Banaue Rice Terraces is a well known National Cultural Treasure of the Philippines.
Banaue Rice Terraces HistoryIt was carved and built some 2,000 years ago by the ancestors of the indigenous people in the mountains of Ifugao. Banaue Rice Terraces are locally referred to as the Hagdan-Hagdang Palayan ng Banawe. It is also dubbed as the "Eighth Wonder of the World". 



The terraces are approximately 1500 meters or about 5000 feet above sea level, making it one of the highest farms in the country. Surprisingly, these bimillennium old terraces are still being used today and have changed only a little.

The Banaue Rice Terraces together with the other terraces of Ifugao were declared by the Philippine government as National Cultural Treasures by virtue of Presidential Decree No. 260 in 1973. Sadly, Banaue Rice Terraces failed to be recognized as a UNESCO World Heritage Site due to the presence of numerous modern structures that were built i…

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