Basco Lighthouse Tours
Visit one of the landmarks in Batanes with these tours of the Basco Lighthouse. Enjoy the picturesque view at this top tourist spot in Basco, Batanes.

Basco Lighthouse Tours

Visit one of the landmarks in Batanes with these tours of the Basco Lighthouse. Enjoy the picturesque view at this top tourist spot in Basco, Batanes.
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North Batan Top Batanes Tourist Spots I Shared Tour With Sunset Viewing

Immerse yourself in the beauty of Batanes with this afternoon tour to the popular attractions of North Batan. Visit the famous landmarks of the region, from churches to panoramic landscapes, on this exciting road trip around the island. You will be escorted by a knowledgeable tour guide who will ensure that you have a relaxing and enjoyable sightseeing experience. Your tour will begin once you are picked up at your accommodation. Your guide will brief you on your day’s itinerary as you make your way to the first stop. You will first visit  Mt. Carmel Chapel, also known as Tukon Chapel. It is owned by the Abad Clan who is the most prominent family in Batanes. The architecture of the church was inspired by the traditional Ivatan Stone Houses.  Afterward, you will check out the Tukon Radar Station and Fundacion Pacita Hotel, which is also owned by the Abad Family. You now proceed to Idjang Viewing Point where you will be able to see the famous rolling hills of Batanes. The next stop is the Japanese Tunnel which was used as a shelter by Japanese soldiers during World War 2. You will then head to Valugan Boulder Beach. This pristine beach boasts boulders along its shores, making it a great photo opportunity.  Next up, you will now explore Basco Town Proper. Your tour guide will take you around the town’s landmark such as the Immaculate Concepcion Cathedral, and Sto. Domingo Cathedral - the first church ever built in Basco. You will also visit Basco Plaza, which has a bronze statue dedicated to the National Hero of the Philippines - Jose Rizal.  Once you're done exploring the town, prepare to be amazed by the lush greenery of Vayang Rolling Hills. Dotted with cattle, this stunning landscape is reminiscent of the rolling hills of New Zealand. Don’t forget to take photos to immortalize the moment while you’re there. The last stop of your tour is Naidi Hills, which is home to the Basco Lighthouse. This is one of the best places to view the sunset on the island. Cap off your memorable tour with a magnificent view of Batanes’ sunset. Explore the landmarks and scenery North Batan has to offer by booking this tour. Check the availability by choosing a date.

Duration:
5 hours
Available:
All year
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Batan Island Batanes Full-Day Tour | With Hotel Pickup & Drop-off

See firsthand the beauty of Batanes with this full-day tour of Batan Island. If you’re looking to experience the highlights of the whole island in just one day, then this package is just what you need and more.  After being picked up from your accommodation, sit back and enjoy the view in comfort as you travel around the coastal winding roads of Batan Island. Your first stop will be at the Vayang Rolling Hills. Offering vast green pastures overlooking the sea, this site is perfect for your photo-ops. Breathe in the cool sea breeze and soak in the view before you head over to the Naidi Lighthouse. The lighthouse proudly stands at a height of 66 feet, giving you an amazing vantage point of the whole town of Basco.    Some four kilometers from the lighthouse is the Valugan Boulder Beach, a long stretch of boulder-blanketed coastline formed after Mt. Iraya’s eruption in 400 AD. This rocky bay offers a view of the Pacific Ocean on one side and the active volcano on the other. You will then enjoy a stopover at the Dipnaysupuan Japanese Tunnel. Composed of volcanic rocks and cement, the tunnel served as the Japanese soldiers’ hideout during their occupation in the country in the 1940s.  From there, you’ll visit the quaint Mt. Carmel Chapel, a tiny church on a hill that’s sought-after for destination weddings. While in here, pray and contemplate before you proceed to your next destination, the PAGASA Tukon radar station. Sitting on top of a hill, the station provides visitors with a 360-degree view of Batan Island that goes as far out as the town proper of Basco and the fields of Mahatao.  You will see with more spectacular views at your next destination, the Fundacion Pacita Nature Lodge. The nature lodge was built on a hill overlooking the Pacific Ocean, making it one of the favorite view decks on the island. Another must-see viewpoint on Batan is the Rakuh-A-Payaman, one of the Batanes’ most iconic destinations. Popularly called “Marlboro Country”, this idyllic communal pastureland where cows and carabaos graze offers a view of rolling hills, a cove and, the wide-open sea framed by cliffsides. From there, you will make your way to the Alapad Rock Formations, where you will be welcomed by its captivating view of natural rocks weathered by the elements. Pose for some photos here before heading to the Honesty Cafe. This shop has no attending staff, so visitors are expected to pay for their purchases honestly.  Less than a kilometer away from the cafe is the Tuhel Spanish Bridge that dates back to the 1800s. You will then end your day with a visit to the San Carlos Borromeo Church of Mahatao next. This Baroque-style church has been listed as a National Cultural Treasure of the Philippines. Marvel at postcard-perfect views of the entire Batan Island in just one day with this hassle-free tour in Batanes. Check the booking availability by choosing a date.

Duration:
8 hours
Available:
All year
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North Batan Batanes Afternoon Shared Sightseeing | With Lunch

Hit the road and explore the northern section of Batan, the second-largest island of Batanes. Taking you from rolling hills to pebble beaches, this afternoon tour is perfect for backpackers who love to sightsee and discover new destinations. Your tour begins when you are picked up from the airport in Basco and taken straight to Vunong Dinette. Here, you will be served with an authentic Ivatan cuisine for your lunch. Try their specialty called Vunong meal, a signature dish of turmeric rice, beefsteak, and native pork adobo wrapped in breadfruit leaves. Upon finishing your sumptuous meal, you will head to Mt. Carmel Chapel. Patterned after the traditional stone house of Batanes, this chapel is meant to withstand the fiercest of storms that hit the area frequently. From here, you can also visit the Tukun Weather Station, located some 250 meters away.  After some quick photos in the weather station, you will check out the Fundacion Pacita Nature Lodge, a nature lodge built on a hill overlooking the Pacific Ocean. Some of the profits of this private accommodation are used to fund livelihood and educational projects around the islands. You will also be visiting Basco Idjang Didawud. This popular viewing deck is made out of molten volcanic magma elevated around a hundred meters above sea level. From the National Road drop-off point, you will be trekking the steep slopes toward view deck.  After you’ve had your fill of the landscapes at the viewing point, you will be taken to the Dipnaysuhuan Japanese Tunnel, an interconnected network of tunnels in Tukon Hills. It dates back to World War II, serving as the shelter of the Japanese soldiers who came to the island in the early 1940s. Your guide will lead you into the tunnel, which is made out of volcanic rocks and cement.  From the tunnel, you will stop over at the Valugan Boulder Bay and Vayang Rolling Hills, two postcard-worthy attractions that are almost the pinup picture for Batanes. You will also check out Casa Real (Provincial Capitol), the Kilometer “0” marker, and the Immaculate Concepcion Cathedral before going on a walking tour of Abad Street, Basco’s commercial street. You will end your day at the Basco Lighthouse and Bunker Complex at Naidi Hills to watch the sunset. See for yourself the picture-perfect landscape of Basco Town in Batanes with this afternoon sightseeing tour. Check availability by choosing a date.

Duration:
5 hours
Available:
All year
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North Batan Batanes Half-Day Private Sightseeing | With Lunch

See what makes Batanes a must-see destination with this private sightseeing tour of the northern section of Batan, the second-largest island of the province. If you’re looking to maximize your stay in North Batan before heading off to the other islands of Batanes, then this afternoon excursion is just what you need.  By lunchtime, you will be picked up from the airport or in your accommodation in Basco and taken to Vunong Dinette. Your lunch of authentic Ivatan cuisine will be served here. Expect to taste a medley of flavors in the local dishes and make sure to try the specialty called Vunong meal, a signature dish of turmeric rice, beefsteak, and native pork adobo wrapped in breadfruit leaves. Once you’re done eating, you will hit the road and make your way to Mt. Carmel Chapel, a small chapel patterned after the traditional stone houses of Batanes. From here, you will be driven to the PAGASA “Tukun” Weather station, where you can drink in the 360-degree views of the sharp cliffs by the beach on one side and the rolling hills on the other. You will also see the Mt. Iraya and Dinem Island here.   You will be rewarded with more stunning views at your next destination, the Fundacion Pacita Nature Lodge. This nature lodge is built on a hill that overlooks the Pacific Ocean, making it one of the favorite view decks on the island. From there, you will be taken to the Basco Idjang Didawud. Made out of molten volcanic magma and sits at around a hundred meters above sea level, the Basco Idjang Didawud will provide you with a panoramic view of the surrounding seascape. To reach the view deck, you will trek up the steep slope from the National Road.  Your next stop will be the Dipnaysupuan Japanese Tunnel, an interconnected network of tunnels in Tukon Hills that was a remnant of World War II. This historical landmark signaled the Japanese invasion of the Philippines. If you like, you can explore the insides of the tunnel, which is made out of volcanic rocks and cement.  From the tunnel, you will proceed to Valugan Boulder Beach. The kilometer-long stretch of shore covered by boulders is an aftermath of Mt. Irayat’s eruption and the continuous polishing of the waves and tides that lap against the rocks.  You will also check out Casa Real (Provincial Capitol), the Kilometer “0” marker, and the Immaculate Concepcion Cathedral before heading to Vayang Ranch. The ranch is commonly known as the Rolling Hills because of the picturesque view of the vast stretch of green mounds set against the blue sky. From there, you will stroll along Abad Street, Basco’s commercial street before ending your day at the Basco Lighthouse and Bunker Complex at Naidi Hills to watch the sunset. Get introduced to the picture-perfect landscape of North Batan in Batanes with this private afternoon sightseeing tour. Check availability by choosing a date.

Duration:
5,5 hours
Available:
All year
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About Basco Lighthouse Tours

Visit Basco Lighthouse, a prominent landmark in Batanes, Philippines. Get an unobstructed view of Batanes’ beautiful scenery during your trip and take mementos to show to your friends and family back home!

1. Where is Basco Lighthouse located?

Basco Lighthouse is located in Naidi Hills, Basco, Batanes. It’s 1.6 kilometers away from Basco Airport, about 6 minutes of travel time. Meanwhile, it’s 5.6 kilometers away from Basco town proper, about 16 minutes of travel time.

2. How do I get to Basco Lighthouse?

You can ride a tricycle directly from the airport and let the driver know you plan to visit Basco Lighthouse. You may also opt to join a guided tour with inclusive pickup and drop-off for a hassle-free experience.

3. Is there an entrance fee to Basco Lighthouse?

There is no entrance fee to Basco Lighthouse.

4. What are the best Basco Lighthouse tours in the Philippines?

Most Basco Lighthouse tours are combined with other tourist spots such as Vayang Rolling Hills, Valugan Boulder Beach, Dipnaysupuan Japanese Tunnel, Rakuh A Payaman, Alapad Rock Formation, Mt. Carmel Chapel, and many others.

5. When is the best time to visit Basco Lighthouse?

You can visit Basco Lighthouse anytime but its best to visit during the months of March to June as it’s the dry season in Batanes with minimal rainfall.

6. How long does a tour in Basco Lighthouse last?

A visit to Basco Lighthouse usually lasts for 30 minutes to an hour so you can appreciate the scenery fully.

7. Are there nearby restaurants near Basco Lighthouse?

Yes, there are nearby restaurants near Basco Lighthouse. Most tours in Batanes also include free snacks or lunch in their itinerary, so make sure to check with your tour guide for more details.