SAGADA TOURIST SPOTS | TRAVEL GUIDE | PHILIPPINES
Here’s your Sagada Tourist Spots (Philippines) | Travel Guide. This post cover amazing tourist attraction in the place; list of hotels and other relevant pieces of information needed by those who are planning to visit the place.
WHY SEE THE SAGADA, PHILIPPINES TOURIST SPOTS
Sagada a popular tourist destination in the Philippines, found in the Mountain Province. The place is known for its traditional way of burying people wherein the coffins are hung on the cliffs. The place is favored by many visitors because of its temperate climate, spectacular vistas, and amazing adventure it offers.
Tourists visiting the place enjoy several activities like spelunking, waterfalls exploration, hiking, rappelling, and much more. The place has trained guides that can assist any visitor at an affordable price.
SAGADA TOURIST SPOTS |THINGS TO DO [ Philippines ]
HANGING COFFINS (Sagada Tourist Spot)
Hanging Coffins are one of the iconic elements found in various spots in Sagada. If you are going to Sumaguing Cave, you will see the Sugong Hanging Coffins along the way. Always remind your guide to point out these places. The most talked-about hanging coffins at the place is the Sagada Hanging Coffins. Though this requires a short trekking activity from the town.
SPELUNKING | SUMAGUING AND LUMIANG CAVES (Sagada Tourist Spot)
Spelunking is one great activity for the outdoor buddies while in Sagada. The Sumaguing and Lumiang Caves are the two most popular caves in Sagada.
Some coffins and human bones will welcome guests at the opening of Sumaguing Cave. The cave which used to be the burial place for the Igorot Elders is just a 15 to 20-minute walk from the town proper. Because of the tradition amongst the Igorots of burying people in a fetal position, coffins in the place are observed to be smaller in size. Today, locals opted to bury their loved ones in a Christina cemetery but the coffins of the elders stay at the cave.
For those who really have the energy and experience in spelunking, Sumaguing Cave can serve as the entrance and they exit at Lumiang Cave. From the Sumaguing Caves, several small passages can be found which can lead you to exit at the Lumiang Cave. As expected this advanced spelunking activity will require the adventurer to engage in rappelling, a lot of crawling, rock climbing, and at times swimming through pools of cave waters. Proper gears are necessary for this activity such as rubber shoes, dry fit attire, headlights/flashlights(also to appreciate different stalagmites and stalactites inside the cave), a dry bag to protect your cameras and other gadgets from getting wet, energy bar, etc.
Spelunking activity requires a professional guide. There are different Spelunking Packages available at the Tourism Center of Sagada. You can choose from these packages depending on your physical prowess and readiness. Two of these packages are as follows:
Sumaguing (Short Course) may take at approximately 2 hours with an average difficulty level. For Sumaguing Cave one can enjoy Rock Formations, some rappelling, and rock climbing.
- Guide Fee or Sumaguing Cave: P500 for 4 visitors or less | P600 for 5 visitors | P1000 (2 guides) for 6-9 visitors | P1200 (2 guides) for 10 visitors | P1500 (3 guides) for 11-12 visitors
- Transport Fees: Optional shuttle service for P350, Last Entrance to the Cave is set at 4 PM.
Cave Connection ( Lumiang to Sumaguing ) This cave course will take around 4-5 hours with a difficulty level of Average to Challenging. Highlights of “Cave Connection” include Burial grounds spotting, some rock climbing, rappelling, crawling, rock formations, and wading through cold cave water bodies.
- Guide Fee for Cave Connection: P800 for 2 Visitors or Less | P400 for additional visitor
- Transport Fees: Optional 2-way transportation for P400, Last Entrance to the Cave is set at 4 PM.
WATERFALLS ADVENTURE | BOMOD-OK AND BOKONG FALLS (Sagada Tourist Spot)
Located in Barangay Fidelisan is the Bomod-ok Falls, touted as the most popular falls in Sagada. Bomod-ok Falls is referred to as the Big Falls standing at approximately 20o meters high. The Bokong Falls, on the other hand, is the smaller falls.
Tourist Guides are required for this adventure. On your way to Bomod-ok Falls, you will be blessed by the beautiful scenery of the rice terraces and native villages.
As expected, the waters in the falls are really cold. But people are really tempted to take a dip the moment they arrived at the place.
MARVEL AT THE RICE TERRACES OF SAGADA (Sagada Tourist Spot)
One of the must-see features of Sagada is the Rice Terraces. These spectacular rice terraces were built to plant rice in the mountainous areas.
Not as huge as the one in Banaue, but Sagada Rice terraces has its own charm. Its magnificent architecture is composed of small rocks painstakingly piled one on top of the other creating nice walls and stair-like effects.
TRAVEL TIPS AND REMINDERS
- Sagada, being one of the top tourist destinations in the Philippines flooded by thousands of visitors each year is facing a danger to be destroyed may lose her beauty and charm. So here’s The Happy Trip’s some tips and reminders for any travelers planning to visit the place.
- Respect for the place, people, and culture. Many sites in Sagada are regarded by its people as sacred. Do not vandalize, nor leave your garbage in any Sagada Tourist Spots during your adventure. Always ask permission when taking photographs of the people especially if you plan to post it on the net (well, this must always be the case anywhere). Just take pictures of the burial sites and coffins, but don’t disturb it in any form such as touching, vandalizing, etc. Respect local rituals whenever you have the opportunity to witness one.
- Bringing the refillable water container and extra pouches for your garbage are a good choice.
Sagada benefits from its tourism, hire only accredited guides to keep you safe during your adventures. Any accidents might affect the image of the place.
- Bring your mobile phones with extra power banks are a must to maintain open communication when something happens.
- The roads in Sagada are narrow, so please observe road courtesy when driving. Park your car at any designated place. Whenever possible, walk when browsing some shops or restaurants. Besides, you will enjoy more the beauty of the place when walking.
- Help in the conservation of the environment by registering and paying the environmental fee of PHP 35.00 at the Tourism Center.
- Don’t forget to bring sunscreen when visiting during the summer. Cameras are a must.
WHERE TO STAY IN SAGADA, PHILIPPINES WHEN VISITING THE TOURIST SPOTS
Excited to see Sagada Tourists Spots? Before you go, make sure to book your hotel room.
Sagada has various cheap accommodations ready for any guests visiting the place. Please click below for the List of Hotels and Homestays in Sagada.
You can book a room in any of the Sagada Hotels and Inns below. Just click the name/link of the establishment and it will bring you to the booking site.
Agape Log Cabin And Restaurant
South Road, Dagdag Philippines, 2619
Coffee Heritage House & Hostel
Sitio Nadatngan, Brgy. Madongo
Grandma’s Yellow House
Dagdag, Poblacion, Sagada, Philippines
Isabelo’s Inn and Cafe
Poblacion, Mountain Province
Kanip Aw Pines View Lodge
Atey, Dao-angan, Sagada, Philippines
South Rd. Sagada Kinlibed, Philippines, 2619
Sagada Igorot Inn
Poblacion, Sagada, Philippines, 2619
Sagada Blue Mountain Cabins
Mabisil – Payag-eo – Balili Road, Mountain Province
Sagada Heritage Village
Mampukong Balugan Mountain Province, Sagada, Philippines, 2619
SAGADA TOURISM CENTER
Details about Sagada Tourists Spots as well as some rules to follow are available through the Sagada Tourism.
HOW TO GET TO SAGADA
To experience Sagada Tourist Spots, you must reach the place through Baguio City or Banaue.
If you are taking via Baguio Route, take a bus from Manila, you can opt to take the Victory Liner night bus at around 10 pm so that you will arrive at the city at 5 am. The moment you arrived in Baguio City, take a taxi to Dangwa Terminal. If you arrive on time you can take the GL Liner’s first trip to Sagada scheduled at 6 am. The bus has 4 trips to Sagada every day. Travel time to Sagada is approximately 6 hours.
Please take note that during Holy Week, only 1 Bus operates. It may not be wise to travel during this period.
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