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Banaue is a town on the Cordillera mountain range in the north of the island of Luzon, in the Philippines. It is mainly visited for its stunning rice terraces, which are a UNESCO World Heritage site.

Get in

By bus

Many bus companies and tour agencies have trips to Banaue. There are 3 ways to get to Banaue from Manila. Manila direct to Banaue. Manila to Baguio to Banaue, or the Manila,to baguio and to Bontoc, and to Banaue trip. Each has its own interest. Ohayami Trans(+639175060817) Autobus (Tel. No. +63 2 740-79-59), Dangwa Transco (Tel. No. +63 2 410-1991), GV Florida Transport (Tel. No. 02 731-53-58 or 02 743-3809),and Victory Bus Line (Tel. No. +63 2 833-0218)

Manila to Banaue - 3 bus companies (Ohayami Trans, Florida & Autobus) have 1trip daily for Ohayami Trans and 1 trip daily for autobus and 2 trips from frorida during summer time from feb. to april which leaves Manila at around 10 pm. Bus fares are P450 for Florida and P400 for Ohayami Trans and Autobus. They have terminals in Sampaloc Manila in the EspaƱa area near the Sto. Tomas University. You can take the train to Legarda station then a pedicab to any of the two stations (fare: P20). They have daily trips back to Manila daily at 6:30 pm for Autobus, 7:00 pm for Ohayami Trans and 8:00 pm for Florida

Manila-Solano, Nueva Vizcaya-Banaue ifugao - buses heading to Tuguegarao (e.g. Baliwag transit, Victory, etc.) pass by the town of Solano. Several jeepneys ply the Solano-Banaue route or the Solano-Lagawe, Ifugao route. From Lagawe, one can then take another jeepney to Banaue.

Manila-Tarlac-Solano-Banaue - buses heading for Baguio pass by Tarlac. Vizcaya liner plies the Tarlac-Solano route at 5 am.

By car

The distance between the Balintawak Cloverleaf in north Manila at the beginning of the North Luzon Expressway and the Welcome to Banaue sign is 332 km. The road is paved all the way to Banaue. Travel time can be as long as 9 hours due to the several blind curves through the mountains.

Get around

Jeepneys (converted jeeps/bus) and tricycles (trikes) (little motorcycles with side cars) are easily available around Banaue. Vans can be hired with driver/guide. Expect to hike some to great places to see that are not on the roads.

There is a public jeepney plying the Banaue-to-saddle-point (start of trek to Batad village) route daily. See Get Out, below for more info.




Many kinds of carved woods.



Native rice wine or sugarcane wine at all inns and lodges.


The grand old lady, Banaue Hotel, is probably the priciest option you'll find but offers regular cultural shows in the evenings (Ifugao dance and music) that are also open to non-guests. The pool is small but a nice place to hang out when you're tired of trekking up and down rice terraces.

Closer to town, there are a multitude of hostels and guesthouses offering much more reasonably priced accommodations.


There is several internet cafes, especially in lodges (try Halfway Lodge for example). For one hour, it will cost you P20.

Get out

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