Get ready to indulge in the history and beauty of North Batan with a visit to the iconic landmarks of Batanes’ main island. Loaded with a jam-packed itinerary, this trip appeals to visitors who want to get the most out of their limited stay in the northern section of Batanes.
Once you are picked up by your tour vehicle, you will immediately head to Mt. Carmel Chapel, where you can see the panoramic views of the rolling hills of Basco. From there, you will drive to the nearby sites of Tukon Radar Station and Ivatan Fortress for some photos. A quick drive away from the fortress is the Japanese Tunnel, hidden underneath the greenery of the island. This was used by the Japanese as a shelter during World War II. You will then make your way to Valugan Boulder Beach, a shore blanketed with rocks for kilometers on end.
Once you’ve had your fill of the fierce seascape of Batanes, you will be taken to the Immaculate Concepcion Cathedral to offer a little prayer before making your way to the Naidi Hills. This is where the famous Basco Lighthouse is located. The lighthouse has been a popular spot for sightseeing as its view deck offers a stunning vista of the majority of Batan Island. From there, you will make your way to Vayang Ranch, a wide area of rolling hills overlooking the seascape. You will stay for a little while longer here to enjoy the setting sun.
After the sunset viewing experience, you will head to the Basco town proper to visit the Provincial Capitol, Rizal Park, and Sto. Domingo Cathedral, the first church to be built on the island. To cap off your day, you will also drop by the Fundacion Pacita, known as one of the admirable boutique hotels in the Philippines with its classic "Wuthering Heights" ambiance.
Discover the Instaggramable highlights of North Batan with this private afternoon tour around one of Batanes’ primary islands. Check availability by choosing a date.
- All guests are required to pay Visitors Sustainable Ecotourism Fee and DENR Protected Area Management Board Fee of PHP 400/person.
- Guests should also pay Provincial Unified Fee at PHP 350/person at the airport.
- All our guides speak English.
- Not all establishments accept credit or debit cards, and ATMs may be limited.