Transport to Sagada and Banaue
Agatha Chan : My family is planning a trip to Sagada and Banaue in mid October. We are from Malaysia. What are the best public transport to these places. Otherwise, is it possible to hire a car (4wheel) and a driver? What is the cost?
Let me greet you an advanced Selamat Datang! Regarding your inquiry – the public transport available are pretty much buses and four-wheel drives. You can get to Banaue by bus, but you must take a four-wheel drive from Banaue to Sagada – as the roads are bad. Alternatively, if you have the heart for an adventure, you can scramble for a seat on a jeepney plying Banaue-Bontoc-Sagada route- however, this is not advisable if you are bringing small kids with you, and space is always not guaranteed – it is fairly common to see people (including foreigners) ride on top of the jeepney!
Anyway, either you have a tour agency cover your trip with you or you can hire a four wheel drive which includes a driver and a tour guide with you. I inquired about doing a Cordillera Loop – Manila-Bulacan- Nueva Vizcaya-Banaue-Batad-Bangaan-Banaue-Bontoc-Sagada-Bontoc-La Trinidad-Baguio-Bulacan-Manila loop and it costs about PhP7,500.00 per person – 4-6 persons max.- excluding the driver and the guide for this (using a four-wheel drive). Please inquire at Camp-O. Look for Ohmar Picache- email@example.com. Let him know that I referred you to him. the PhP 7,500 per person are old rates (but that’s what he gave me), I am not sure about the new ones.
Good luck about your trip to Banaue and Sagada- gorgeous, gorgeous places I tell you. :)
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