How To Get Here!

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 9 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: 09276493055 & 025160501 .The bus departs from Manila at 10:00 pm .

Important tips for our visitors coming from Banaue to Uhaj

The Banaue-Uhaj road is 70% concreted and 30% still unsurfaced and may be difficult for low profile vehicles to use at times, we recommend you use an SUV vehicle or the alternative when you’re coming using an ordinary car is to park downtown in Banaue Hotel parking and if it’s two adults or three adults you can get a tricycle from Banaue Hotel to Uhaj ,If you are in a van and have 4 people or more you could hire a jeepney at a cost of around 900 Pesos. The journey takes 40 mins. You can get jeepneys going to Hapao in the afternoon between 4 and 6 pm from Banaue they will drop outside our lodge at a cost of approximately 25 pesos per person. You can get jeepneys in the morning from Uhaj to Banaue from 5:30 am-7:30 am at a cost of 25 pesos per person.

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 three 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 by Private Transportation.

*** NOTICE ***

We are 8 hours drive from Bagiuo city, so please use the DIRECT route from Manila to Banaue.

Many visitors in the past ended up in BAGUIO by mistake then it becomes a very long journey, then it becomes very stressful instead of a holiday.


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 the TIPLEX to PURA, head for GUIMBA  then MUNOZ, SAN JOSE, STA FE , SOLANO, LAGAWE, BANAUE. Banaue hotel is half a klm before Banaue town centre on your right side. as you pass Banaue hotel on the right side take the next left now you are on the road going to bontoc and viewpoint. Then take next left again after one and a half klm. you are now on the road to Hapao, Hungduan. Stay on that road for 2 klm, you will then come to a dirt road .Take the dirt road to the left stay on it for 5 klm you will arrive at the village of UHAJ. There’s a school on the left side, we are quarter klm. past the school on the right hand side there’s a driveway that’s us.

We are quarter kilometer past the village oh Uhaj on the right side.

Below is a map to Native Village Inn.

Map To NVI

Route going Baguio – Bontoc – Banaue by private transportation.

Upon approaching Banaue town please take right turn two kilometers before your arrival in Banaue town, 2 kms before Banaue town, there is a right turn, take that turn now your on the road going to Hapao, Hungduan. Stay on that road for 2 kms take the left road (a dirt road) stay on that road for 5 kilometers then we are half a kilometer past Ujah on the right hand side.

We are quarter kilometer past the village of Uhaj on the right hand side.

Public Transport Baguio – Banaue:

Via Carmen & San JoseVia Bontoc Using Halsema Highway
Bus company: KMS
Departs: 8:00am / 9:30pm
Location: Rizal Park
Phone Number: 074-304-3113
Trip Duration: 8 Hours

Bus company: Ohayami
Departs: 9:00pm
Location: Rizal Park
Phone Number: 074-382-2077
Trip Duration: 8 Hours
Bus company: Ohayami
Departs: 6:30am / 5:00pm
Location: Rizal Park
Phone Number: 0921-623-5503
Trip Duration: 10 Hours


One Response to How To Get Here!

  1. mahaut says:


    My friends recommended me your inn for a 3 to 4 days stay in Banaue.
    They told me about a jeep service that picks travelers in Manila and drives them to your hotel in Banaue.
    We are 4 people arriving on November 11th around noon at Manila Ninoy Aquino International airport.

    Do you offer that kind of service for your customers? How much do you charge for the round trip Manila – Banaue – Manila?

    Thank you very much in advance for your answer and suggestions.

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