Hop on in this sightseeing tour of Sabtang, one of the three inhabited islands in Batanes. You will go around in a tricycle, a motorized vehicle that's used everyday by the locals.
Your day starts when your local guide picks you up in your accommodation in Basco. The guide will brief you on the day's itinerary before you go to Ivana Port, where the faluwa, a boat that’s unique to the island of Batanes, is docked.
Enjoy the cool sea breeze during the boat trip. Your guide will call your attention when you are nearing the island. One of the first things you will see is the Sabtang Lighthouse. It is a 20-ft stone tower that looks great contrasted against the lush greens of the mountains.
From the port, you will visit the Savidug and Sinakan Villages where you will see the traditional Ivatan homes. You will be able to identify three types of houses: the maytuab, the sinadumparan, and the jinjin.
Both the maytuab and sinadumparan are stone houses; the first one has a four-sloped thatched cogon roof while the latter has a two-sloped roof. The jinjin, on the other hand, is made of wood and cogon. The stone walls of these houses are identical in design, but the doors and windows provide avenues for personal creativity.
Have a taste of authentic Ivatan cuisine when you take your picnic lunch in Lukoy Beach. This site is also known as the Secret Beach among the locals, as it is only accessible through a cliff. Laze in the white sands for a quick rest before continuing on with your tour in Chamantad-Tiñan Viewing Point. This is one of the most picturesque sites in Batanes.
Cap off your tour in Morong Beach where you can laze on the sand and listen to the sound of the waves lapping gently in the background. Pass through the iconic Nakabuang Arch, also known as Mahayaw Arch, while beachcombing.
Don't miss out on this opportunity to explore the beautiful island of Sabtang in a local transport. Check availability by choosing a date above.
- All our guides speak English.
- Wear light-colored shirts and a pair of good trekking shoes or rubber-soled sandals for comfort.
- Not all establishments accept credit or debit cards, and ATMs can be limited.