Set sail to one of the charming islands of Batanes and experience the Ivatan culture with this full-day trip to Sabtang Island. Perfect for those who want to see what lies beyond Batan Island, this tour will surely give you more reasons to keep coming back to Batanes.
The tour driver will pick you up from your hotel, after which you will be brought to the pier to board a “faluwa,” a native Ivatan boat that will bring you to Sabtang Island. Upon arriving at the island, you will be transferred to a tour vehicle and immediately proceed to San Vicente Ferrer Church. The church was built by Dominicans back in 1785. From there, you will stop by several Savidug Vernacular Houses and the Savidug Ruins on the way to St. Thomas de Aquinas Chapel.
You will also be visiting the Traditional Lime Kiln and Savidug Idjang, where a stunning view of the greeneries and history of the place will welcome you. Tinan Viewpoint is another must-see in Sabtang as it boasts of lush rolling hills overlooking the fierce Batanes seascape. What makes these hills different from the ones in Batan Island is that locals actually built native houses on these hills, and you will meet them on the Chavayan community tour.
After meeting the locals, you will make your way to the UNESCO Nominated Site for some photo-ops before heading to Homoron and Morong Beach. The famous Nakabuang Arch is located on Morong Beach and considered to be an iconic landmark in Sabtang Island. After getting your fill of the beach, you will proceed to the
Chavayan Traditional Ivatan Village, where you can witness how the natives weave their Ivatan headgear in the Sabtang Weavers Association. On the way back, you will pass by the Sta. Rosa de Lima Chapel before making your way back to the pier to take your boat back to Batan Island.
Get introduced to the highlights of Sabtang Island with this private full-day tour. 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.