2D1N Buscalan Kalinga Apo Whang-Od Tattoo Village Package from Manila with Homestay, Tours & Meals
Visit the iconic village of Buscalan, home to the traditional art of batok (a form of hand-tapped tattoos), with this 2-day travel package. This is a perfect trip for anyone wanting to get a tattoo from Buscalan's mambabatoks and the chance to meet the legendary Apo Whang-Od. The package also comes with accommodations, transfers, and meals, so you won't have to worry about anything else after booking.
On the day before your scheduled visit to Buscalan, your guide will pick you up at any point in Manila at around 7 PM. From there, you'll start the long road trip toward the mountain village. Around 3 AM, you'll arrive at Banawe. Here, you'll visit the Banawe Arc and enjoy breakfast before continuing the journey to Buscalan. Afterward, you'll get back on the road.
Around 8 AM, you'll reach the municipality of Kalinga, where the village of Buscalan is located. From the jump-off point, you'll trek up to Buscalan. You will then check in a homestay upon reaching the village. After settling into your accommodations, you'll have a hearty lunch. Then, you'll have the rest of the day to stroll through the village. You may also use your free time to get a traditional tattoo from one of the mambabatoks trained by Apo Whang-Od.
By 6 PM, you'll have dinner before calling it a day. The following morning, enjoy your breakfast while taking in the cool atmosphere in the village. Afterward, you can spend the rest of the morning lining up to meet the legendary Apo Whang-Od. You may also get a small tattoo from her. Then around 10:30 AM, you'll check out and leave Buscalan.
You will then have lunch on the way to the iconic Banaue Rice Terraces Viewdeck. After your time here, you'll make your way back to Manila.
Spend 2 days in the historic village of Buscalan in the Philippine highlands by booking this travel package. Check the availability by choosing a date.
Day 1 - Day 1: Pick-up + Travel to Buscalan
Your adventure will begin around 7 PM of the night before your scheduled check in at Buscalan to minimize your travel time. Your guide can fetch you from any point within Manila. After settling in the air-conditioned vehicle, you can rest up as you're driven to Buscalan.
Around 4 AM, you'll stop by Banawe for breakfast before continuing to Buscalan. After trekking to the village, you'll check in at your homestay and will have the rest of the day to yourself. Feel free to explore the village and get a tattoo from the local mambabatoks.
Day 2 - Day 2: Departure + Side trip to Banaue
The next morning, you'll be treated to a hearty breakfast by 6 AM. Afterward, you'll have more free time. You can also get a tattoo from the legendary Apo Whang-Od. Just keep in mind that she can only give you a tattoo of her signature (three dots) while the more intricate designs are handled by the younger artists. By 10:30 AM, you'll check out and make your way to the Banaue Rice Terraces before heading back to Manila.
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Good to know
This is a private tour. Meals and any activities that are not specifically mentioned in the list of inclusions are not yet included. Entrances of the tourist sites are not yet included.
Meet-up Information: Guide to the Philippines will send tour reminders at least (1) day before the tour date through your registered email address. Make sure to have the electronic copy of your confirmed tour voucher ready. Ideal Pick up Time is 7:00PM within Manila only. To change the meet 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.
Tour Proper: Please be reminded also to dress appropriately. Be mindful of your personal belongings during the tour.
Children Friendly: Yes!
Pet Friendly: No. Please understand that the establishment does not allow pets inside.
Senior Citizen/PWD Friendly: Yes. However, please be advised that this tour includes mostly walking tours and may not be suitable for PWDs or individuals with existing cardiovascular ailments.
Cancellation Policy: The operator may cancel the activity 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. Schedule cancellation requests must be made 48 hours before your original subject to approval. No shows are not entitled to reschedule and refund.