Transportation from Manila

The Banaue rice terraces are located in the mountainous  north central region of Luzon island. While Banaue town is only 350 km from Manila, a mere three hour drive on an expressway if it were in the lowlands, this route is about 8 hours because it’s a two-lane highway with many switchbacks in the mountains.

We recommend OHAYAMI TRANS. bus company located at Lacson Avenue corner Fajardo Street.Sampaloc Manila.Fronting Metro Oil Gas Station and near Sampaloc Fire Station
For booking you can contact this number: 0927-649-3055. The bus departs from Manila at 10:00 pm .

Since we only have 7 cottages and we,re getting fully booked during peak season,we recommend our visitors to stay at Banaue Hotel. We have sent a lot of visitors to Banaue Hotel in he past and they have all been happy there.We didn’t have one complaint.

Travel time

Because travel time from Manila by the overnight bus  can be a tiring  9 hrs. journey.On your arrival at Native Village Inn that day you may well feel like just relaxing for most of that day.What we are advising is that it takes time to visit the beauty spots  in the Banaue area.So we recommend staying at least two nights at Native Village Inn.As you can use our place as a base from which you can do your tours and trekking in the UNESCO world heritage rice terraces.We suggest the above for a reason that you don’t get totally  stressed out trying to do everyday in one day and believe us it’s not possible.

Route going from Manila to Banaue.

Head for the Northern Luzon Expressway (NLEX)transfer onto (SCTEX) just near Dau. Stay on the SCTEX till you come to the TIPLEX, then exit to the TIPLEX at VICTORIA, head for GUIMBA then MUNOZ,  SAN JOSE, STA. FE , SOLANO, LAGAWE, BANAUE. half klm. after Banaue Hotel take next left,after 2 klms.take next left again it’s signposted  HAPAO , HUNGDUAN  after 2 klms. take the left fork in the road (don’t turn right ) stay on the road for 5 klms. We are 3 mins. past the village of Uhaj on the right hand side there’s a driveway with a green gate.

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