In here, I will share with you how we went to Sagada, the things that we did and how much we spent in LESS WORDS.
HOW TO GO TO SAGADA
- From Manila to Sagada via Banaue
From Manila, ride the Ohayami Bus en route to Banaue. They offer daily trips starting from 9:00PM, 10:00PM, and 10:15PM. Make sure to reserve your tickets early in advance especially on holidays and weekends.
You can also book your ticket online: http://ohayamitrans.com/book/
Fare: PHP 450.00 (USD 9)
Address: Corner Fajardo St., Lacson Ave, Sampaloc, Manila
Contact number: 09276493055 / 02-5160501
- Banaue to Sagada
Once you get off at Banaue, locals will try to convince you to register at the Tourism office but there’s really no need since your drop-off point is at Sagada.
From here, ride a van going to Sagada with quick stopover at Banaue viewing deck. This side trip is good if you want to view Banaue Rice Terraces as well. Van usually leaves at 9:00AM.
Fare: PHP 300.00 (USD 6)
You’ve arrived! It is now time to have your name/s registered and pay the corresponding tourism fee. This is very important since you need to show your OR in almost all the activity. Remember to always bring this with you.
Tourism Fee: PHP 35.00 (USD 0.7)
WHAT TO DO IN SAGADA
Our tours were arranged at the Sagada Tourism Office, you can always ask for a joining tour if you prefer to split the cost. Below is our itinerary since DAY 1 with expense breakdown for 2 persons.
- The above expenses is good for 2 persons.
- All tours are join-in tours for us to save money.
- Tours are arranged in the tourism office upon arrival.
WHAT WE LIKE AND DISLIKE
Honestly, the trek to Bomod-ok Falls was not easy and they said that the falls at the end was worth it but it’s NOT. Maybe it’s just us but if you still want to go, then go ahead and give it a shot.
What we truly like was the sunrise in Marlboro Hill, we pick this over Kiltepan since there’s less crowd and the view was truly spectacular. I’ve been to Sagada before and we went to Kiltepan, I can say that sunrise in Marlboro Hills was definitely much beautiful. You just need to trek your way to the top early in the morning. Food stalls were also available at the peak, they sell arrozcaldo, noodles, etc. and this was a PLUS for me ‘coz its FOOD.
GOING BACK TO MANILA
Upon our arrival in Sagada we already secure our ticket back to Manila via CODA Lines. They have ticketing office beside the City Hall-ish (this is the building in the heart of Sagada). We took the deluxe bus because we wanted to experience how “deluxe” is deluxe.
You may also book you tickets online: http://codalinesph.com/online-bus-ticket-booking/?br=safari
Fare: PHP 980.00 (USD 19.6)
Address: Poblacion, Sagada, Mt. Province
Contact Number: 0920 651 9672/ 0977 341 5295
This sums up our trip to Sagada. Hope this will help you on your upcoming trip.
If you have questions, feel free to send me an email and I’ll be happy to answer it.