North Batan Batanes Half Day Private Tour with Lunch & Transfers | Basco Lighthouse & Vayang Hills

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Batanes, Philippines
6 hours
English, Tagalog
All year
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Explore the tourist attractions of North Batan, Batanes with this half-day private tour that will take you to rolling hills, a beach, a Japanese tunnel, a picturesque lighthouse, and other stops. To ensure a hassle-free experience, this tour already comes with the assistance of a DOT-accredited guide, environmental and registration fees, and pick-up and drop-off from your accommodations in Batanes.

You will be picked up from your Batanes accommodation at 12 PM. After being picked up, you’ll kick off your tour with a welcome lunch. Once you’ve had your fill, you’ll head to Tukon Chapel in Basco. Also known as Mt. Carmel Chapel, the structure is made of stone and was designed with Ivatan stone houses as an inspiration. Its unique look, coupled with its location atop a hill, make it a favorite location for Batanes weddings.

Next, you’ll head to the PAGASA Tukon Radar Station. During your visit to the northernmost Philippine Atmospheric Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration station, you’ll see different equipment that helps measure and predict the weather. But the best part about this station is its 360-degree view of Batan Island.

You’ll then head to the Japanese Tunnel that Japanese soldiers used as shelter during World War II. After that, you’ll visit Valugan Boulder Beach. As its name suggests, this beach is not home to powdery sand but instead is filled with smooth round boulders. Take in the stunning view before heading to Basco Cathedral. Also known as Sto. Domingo Church and Our Lady of Immaculate Conception Cathedral, it is the first church built in Batanes. 

Your next stop is Basco Lighthouse, a picturesque six-story structure on top of Naidi Hill. On the fifth floor is a viewing deck that can give you beautiful views of the island of Batan. You’ll then head to your last stop, the Vayang Rolling Hills. The hills will not only give you breathtaking views of its verdant slopes but also of the waters surrounding Batan Island. Enjoy the fresh air and the cool temperatures before heading back to your accommodations with your driver.

Enjoy an afternoon of touring Batanes’ northern attractions when you book this private tour. Check the availability by choosing a date.

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Private North Batan Batanes Half-day Tour
Private Tricycle Transfers
DOT-accredited Tour Guide
Complimentary Lunch
Protected Area Management Board Fee
Visitor's Sustainable Ecotourism Fee
Free pick-up and drop-off within Basco town proper and Chanarian
Not Included: other activities, tips and gratuities


Outdoor & Adventure Activities
Private Tours

What to bring

Camera, phone, charger, power bank
Extra money in Philippine Peso Currency
Personal drinking water and or snacks
Personal medicine
Personal sanitizing alcohol and face mask
Covid-19 Vaccination card and valid ID

Good to know

This is a private tour. Vehicle type to be used will be a tricycle for 1-2 persons and airconditioned van transfers for 3 persons and above. Complimentary lunch will be served during the tour.

Children Friendly: Yes.

Pet Friendly: Yes.

Senior Citizen/PWD Friendly: Yes.

Pick-up time is 12:00 PM and pick-up location covered is only within Batanes. To change the pick-up time and location please request in advance so our operator may check if the itinerary will fit as we may need to move the pick-up time if the location is far and additional fee may apply.

The operator may cancel the tour in case of force majeure or unforeseen circumstances like weather conditions. In this case, you will be given the option to reschedule or request a full refund. Note that being late by 15-30 minutes without any advice is considered a no-show. Schedule cancellation requests must be made 48 hours before your original subject to approval.

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