Sabtang Island Day Tour in Batanes with Lunch | Stone Houses, Morong Beach, & More

Sabtang Island Day Tour in Batanes with Lunch | Stone Houses, Morong Beach, & More
Sabtang Island Day Tour in Batanes with Lunch | Stone Houses, Morong Beach, & More
Sabtang Island Day Tour in Batanes with Lunch | Stone Houses, Morong Beach, & More
Morong Beach
Sabtang Lighthouse
Morong Beach Arch
Traditional Stone Houses in Sabtang

Basco, Batanes — See the iconic sights of Batanes, from rolling hills to centuries-old stone houses, in this private day trip of Sabtang Island. If you had always wanted to see what makes this smallest island province a top entry in most Filipinos' bucket list, this guided excursion is for you.

While Sabtang is the smallest among the inhabited islands of Batanes, it is home to the well-preserved culture of the Ivatan. Your tour begins after you have been picked up from your accommodation in Basco. Your driver, who will double as your guide, will take you toIvana port where you will board a faluwa, an outrigger-less boat that is native to the province.

You will be taken to the spectacular Chamantad-Tiñan Viewing Point. Here you will have a great vantage point to see the beauty of Sabtang. The raw, rugged landscape is quintessentially Batanes. 

You will see traditional stone houses next, when you visit Savidug and Chavayan villages. Called Sinakan Stone Houses, the architecture and the materials of these structures are vital to the Ivatan's survival, given the numerous storms that beset the province annually.

In Savidug village, you will see the Sinadumparan stone house that has two sloped cogon roofs and identical stonewalls. You will see the two other types of stone houses in Chavayan.

You will also get to observe the locals’ traditional livelihood of weaving when you visit the Sabtang Weavers Association. Don't forget to take a photo of yourself wearing the vakul (with fees to be paid to the locals) a traditional headdress worn by Ivatan farmers to protect them from the heat and to be used as a pillow during their afternoon nap. 

From the village, you will head to Morong Beach next. You will have your lunch here and have time for a walk along the beach or, if you brought your swimsuit with you, a quick dip in the sea. A highlight is the Nakabuang Arch (and cave) which is pretty popular for picture taking opportunities given its unique shape with the white sand beach and blue sky as its backdrop. 

Be prepared for a full day of sightseeing on one of the only three inhabited islands in Batanes when you book this private day trip to Sabtang. Check availability by choosing a date above.

Quick facts

Tour information:
  • Available: All year
  • Duration: 9,5 hours
  • Activities: Sightseeing and Walking, Culture, Arts and Historical Tour
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Languages: English
  • Attractions: Sabtang Island , Savidug Stone Houses, Chavayan Village, Chamantad-Tiñan Viewpoint, Morong Beach Batanes, Ivana Port, Batanes
Pickup information:
  • Pickup time : 05:30.

Pickup and Drop off Location: Basco (Poblacion)

Additional Surcharge will apply if pick up and drop off is outside Basco area including Fundacion Pacita & Ukuy Homestay.

To avoid delays, please be at the hotel lobby/accommodation 15 to 20 minutes before your scheduled departure.

  • English-Speaking Guide

  • Non Air-Conditioned Vehicle

  • Hotel Pick Up and Drop Off

  • Boat Transfer to/from Sabtang Island

  • Entrance Fee to Sabtang Island

  • Lunch

  • Protection Area Management Board Fee

  • Visitor's Sustainable Ecotourism Fee

  • Tips/Gratuities

What to bring:
  • Camera

  • Personal Medicine

  • Sunblock

  • Sunglasses

  • Insect Repellent

  • Waterproof Bag or Dry Bag for Valuables

  • Extra Clothes

  • Appropriate footwear

Good to know:

- All our guides speak English.

- Not all establishments accepts credit or debit cards and ATMs may be limited.

- Wear light-colored shirts and a pair of good trekking shoes or rubber-soled sandals for comfort

- If you are prone to motion sickness, bring some medicines as the water can get rough on the way to Sabtang from Batan Island.

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