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FEBRUARY 17 - 21

Explore the Cordillera

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Yetz Kie

Love the mountains? Want immersion? Join us as we explore the cordillera of the Philippines. Visit the last “mambabatuk” or tattoo artist and get a tattoo of yourself from the Legend. Experience sitting on the top of the jeepney and be awed at the surrounding (not for the faint hearted).

START Sat February 17, 2018 12:00 AM

END Wed February 21, 2018 10:00 PM

MEETING PLACE Mall of Asia Arena, Pasay, NCR, Philippines

PRICE ₱7,300.00/ Person

REQUIRED DOWNPAYMENT ₱2,100.00/ Person

Who's Going?

13 slots left!

HIGHLIGHTS INCLUSIONS WHAT TO BRING
Explore the Cordillera Food Sunblock
Visit Apo Whang-Od Entrance Fee Snacks
Hike Mt. Kufafey & Fato Guide Extra Money
Boodle fight dinner in Sagada Transportation Camera
Get a tattoo from The Legend Accommodation Adventurous self

ITINERARY

Day 1
Day 0 (Feb. 16): Flight. Depart Manila Airport depends on the last arrival. If arrive at 11:55am, will depart at 1am (to give allowance during the immigration process). Earlier arrival will wait for the last departure. Day 1 (Feb. 17): A van will take us to Sagada from Manila but will give you an option as well. Option 1: Take a van all the way from Manila to Sagada Option 2: Take a van from Manila to Bontoc then a jeepney from Bontoc to Sagada. This will experience you for a topload (of your choice) experience. Topload can only accommodate up to 8pax. The rest will need to sit inside the jeepney. ETA Sagada 10am (by van) and 11am by jeepney. Hotel check-in. Rest. Afternoon, tour around. Visit the hanging coffin. Dinner: Boodle fight at Kiltepan Peak or Danum Lake
Day 2
Wake up at 2:30am for Marlboro Country hike. Marlboro Country has unique 360 views of Sagada, Bontoc, and Sabangan at Mt. Lamagan makes it a better alternative to the sunrise viewpoint at Kiltepan. You can even see wild horses (if weather is good)! Grassy Land/Marlboro Trek Trail. 2-3hrs of back trekking . A sunrise viewpoint. Rice terraces and limestone formation can be seen along the way. 1pm – travel from Sagada to Bontoc. Travel time is 1hr & 30mins. Rest. Free and Easy.
Day 3
Wake up at 4am. Hike Mt. Kufafey and Fato. 10am – travel to Buscalan. Buscalan is a town in Kalinga. The people are very friendly and the hike up is 40 minutes breath taking. Old traditional houses are still intact. Life here is very simple and happy. It is the home of Apo Whang-od, described as the "last" and oldest mambabatok (traditional Kalinga tattooist) and is part of the Butbut people of the larger Kalinga ethnic group.
Day 4
Tattoo price ranged from Php500-Php2,500 (SGD14-SGD67). You can choose and ask the meaning of the tattoo. Apo Whang-od has been tattooing headhunters and women of the indigenous people of Butbut in Buscalan, Kalinga since she was 15 years old but the Butbut warriors who used to earn tattoos through protecting villages or killing enemies no longer exist. Despite that, Whang-od continues to apply her traditional art form to tourists visiting Buscalan. She also has a grandniece who followed her step.
Day 5
Check-out.