South Batan Batanes Private Day Tour with Lunch & Transfers | Ivana Lighthouse & Marlboro Hills

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Batanes, Philippines
8 hours
English, Tagalog
All year
Minimum age:
6 years old


Experience the charm of South Batan, Batanes on this private day tour complete with private transfers, hotel pick-up and drop-off, Protected Area Management Board (PAMB) fees, registration fees, complimentary lunch, and the services of a DOT-accredited tour guide. If you wish to discover why the southern part of Batanes is often visited by nature enthusiasts, then this tour is for you.

You will be picked up from your accommodations in Batanes at around 9 AM and taken to your first stop, Chawa View Deck. The tourist site has a stairway that descends to the beach below it and is located along a steep mountainside. Before proceeding to a running tour on the Mahatao Shelter Port, where the majority of the people's boats are protected from the ferocious waves, be sure to take pictures of the gorgeous view of the West Philippine Sea and West Batan cliffs. 

After having a complimentary lunch, you will make your way to San Carlos Borromeo Church, a church built in honor of St. Charles Borromeo. Next, you will go to Blank Book Archive, which preserves the history and experiences of visitors to Batanes.

You will then go to Blue Lagoon and White Beach, which are hidden by rugged rocks along the route that connects Mahatao and Ivana. Go towards the white beach from the roadway, where you'll see the area's stunning highlands. After taking photos, you will visit the House of Dakay. The House of Dakay is the oldest stone house in Batanes, having been built in 1887. You will also pass by the Spanish Bridge, a historic bridge in Batanes. Witness the beauty of Ivana Lighthouse next. Located in the municipality of Ivana, this lighthouse is the newest lighthouse in Batanes. 

San Jose Church, commonly known as the Ivana Church, is your next destination. The church was named a National Historical Landmark by the Philippine National Historical Commission in 2008. Afterward, you will go to the Honesty Coffee Shop in Ivana, another distinctive South Batan attraction. Customers may acquire everything they need from this unmanned store and then simply put their payment in the appropriate boxes.

After visiting San Antonio de Florencia Church, Our Lady of the Miraculous Medal, and San Lorenzo Ruiz Chapel, three other religious landmarks in Batanes, you will head to Motchong Viewpoint. This attraction is a magnificently clear and lush viewpoint in Uyugan that overlooks the Pacific Ocean. The famous "BLOW UR HORN" road sign can be spotted nearby at Alapad Pass. It is nearby Alapad Hills, your next stop for the day. 

Alapad Hils provides a beautiful view of the Pacific Ocean and unique rock formations. Take pictures before heading to the last stop, Marlboro Hills. Also known as Racuh-a-Payaman. It is a well-known picturesque area in Batanes. The view of the coastline and the landscape with cattle is breathtaking.

See the rolling green hills of South Batanes and other sites on this private day tour. Check the availability by choosing a date.

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Private South Batanes day tour with DOT Tour Guide Assistance
Private transfers
Visits to Blue Lagoon, House of Dakay, Spanish Bridge, Ivana Lighthouse, San Jose de Ivana Church, Honesty Coffee Shop, San Antonio de Florencia Church, Motchong Viewpoint, Alapad Hills, and Racuh a Payaman (Marlboro Hills)
Complimentary lunch
Protected Area Management Board fees and registration fees
Free pick-up and drop off from Basco Town Proper and Chanarian
Not Included: other activities, tips and gratuities


Outdoor Activities
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What to bring

Valid ID
Vaccination Card

Good to know

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

Children Friendly: Yes! However, only children 6 years old and above may enter Batanes for the meantime.

Pet Friendly: Yes!

Senior Citizen/PWD Friendly: Yes!

Pick-up time is 9:00 AM 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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