|Scenic Vayang Ranch|
Planning a trip to Batanes? Here's our itinerary! I’ve included here our contacts, travel budget and places we’ve seen and visited during our four days and three nights stay there. Hope this helps, somehow. :)
For first time travelers, I would suggest getting help of a tour guide. Going around there on your own can be a little difficult since most places are really far and can be time consuming. Here's how we've spent our days in Batanes.
Arrival. Breakfast at Hiro’s Cafe, Basco.
Batan Island Northern Part Tour
Tukon (Mt. Carmel Chapel), Tukon (PAGASA Radar Station), Basco Ijang (Ancient Ivatan Fortress), Valugan Boulder Beach, Pacita Fundacion, Basco Cathedral (Sto. Domingo), Basco town proper, Visit National Commision on Indigenous People, Vayang Ranch (Rolling Hills), Sunset viewing at Naidi Hills (Old Settlement/Basco Light House).
Sabtang Island Tour
7:00AM Pick-up at the hotel, then van ride to San Vicente Port.
Boat ride to Sabtang Island (approximately 1hr)
Registration at Sabtang Heritage House:Visit San Vicente Ferrer Church, Visit Barrio Savidug (Traditional Vernacular Houses, Visit Sto. Thomas Chapel, Lime Kilns, Visit the famous Idjang (Ancient Ivatan Fortress), Picture taking at Chamantad- Tinian Viewpoint, Barrio Chavayan (UNESCO Nominated Site), Picture taking wearing of vacul/kanayi (Ivatan protective headgear), Visit Lolo Marcelo (oldest man in Batanes at 104).
Lunch and swimming at Morong Beach and picture taking at the famous rock arch formation.
Travel back to Sabtang port for boat ride back to Batan Island
Batan Island Southern Part Tour
Mahatao Chawa View Deck, All Weather Boat Shelter Port, Mahatao Town Proper, Spanish Lighthouse & San Carlos Borromeo Church, Visit Diura Fishing Village and trekking to the Fountain of Youth, Visit Racuh-a-Payaman (Marlboro Country).
Lunch at Hiro’s Cafe.
Visit San Antonino De Padua Church, Ivana Town Proper, Honesty Coffee Shop, Visit San Jose de Obrero Church, House of Dakay (oldest traditional house), Alapad and Loran Station, Visit Brgy. Imnajbu & San Lorenzo Chapel, Ruins of Songsong, Municipal Park of Uyugan (Motchong Viewpoint), Uyugan Town Proper.
Valugan Boulder Beach
Travel Budget/per person:
Plane ticket via Seair (roundtrip discounted rate) - P6,927
Domestic Terminal Fee (Mla)– P200
Pasalubong/souvenir shopping- P1,000
Miscellaneous expenses - P,1000
Domestic Terminal Fee (Basco) –P20
Tour/Accommodation package for 4days/3nights (c/o Lydia Roberto)- P6,000 inclusive of:
Room Accomodations (Air Conditioned)
Batan Island & Sabtang Tour
Full Board Meals
|House of Dakay (oldest traditional house)|
0921-229-0120 - Lydia Roberto (Manager of Amboy Hometel and Batanes Seaside Lodge)
0999-363-6845 - Noel (Tour Guide)
0915-930-9924, 0949-139-2522, 0920-910-3492- Amboy Hometel (Brgy. Chanarian, Basco)
849-0100 - Seair