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South Batan Batanes Full-Day Tricycle Tour | With Lunch

Explore the beauty of the southern section of Batan Island with this full-day tricycle tour in Batanes. Taking you to picturesque cliffs, limestone churches, and rolling hills, this day trip best appeals to solo travelers and small groups wanting to immerse themselves in the local culture while enjoying the sights.  After being picked up from your accommodation within the Basco area, you will make your way to Paderes Viewpoint, where you will alight near the famous “Blow Ur Horn” signage. Here, you will see a stunning view of Mount Iraya and the waves approaching the shorelines of Basco. From there, you will head to the Chawa View Deck next for another round of sightseeing. The view deck is situated along the steep mountainside and has a stairway that will lead you to the beach below.  A little over a kilometer away from the view deck is the Mahatao Shelter Port. Serving as the refuge of the boats from the fierce waves, you will see here colorful local boats that make for a perfect photo backdrop. You will also see the Mahatahataw Idjang nearby, a mountain fortress that serves as the locals’ protection from the raging winds and rains.  You will then be taken to the Busbusan Lighthouse before having a quick stopover and Tayid Lighthouse, both of which provide stunning views of the sea. Enjoy the refreshing sea breeze here and pose for creative photos with the ocean as your backdrop. From there, you will make your way to San Carlos Borromeo Church of Mahatao next. The original chapel was replaced by its lime and stone facade after it was severely damaged by a storm a couple of years back. You will see another lighthouse at the Spanish Lighthouse & blank book archive before you stopover for lunch at Maivanaman. The restaurant serves local cuisines you will surely enjoy. Once you get back on the road, you will head next to a handful of other interesting points on the island, including the San Lorenzo Ruiz Chapel, Alapad Hills & Rock Formation, LORAN (Naval Base), Our Lady of Miraculous Medal in Itbud, Song Song Ruins, and Motchong Viewpoint.  After posing for some quick photos at these attractions, you will be driven to the San Antonino De Florencia in Uyugan. This church stands out from the rest of the chapels on the island as it is painted in pink. Some four kilometers from the chapel is the Honesty Coffee Shop. Here, you are expected to pay according to the amount listed on the board and log them in a notebook. There is no staff manning this store, giving you a glimpse of how the Ivatans value honesty.  From there, you will head next to the San Jose el Obrero in Ivana and Church Ruins before stopping by House of Dakay, the oldest house in Batanes that dates as far back as 1887. Another historical relic in south Batan is the Tuhel Spanish Bridge that was constructed in the 1800s. You will cap off your day with a visit to Homoron White Beach and Blue Lagoon. Have a short walk here or take a dip into the cold, calm waters before you are taken back to your accommodation in Basco. See the iconic hills and grasslands of South Batan in Batanes with this full-day tricycle sightseeing tour. Check availability by choosing a date.

Duration:
8 hours
Available:
All year
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Sabtang Island Batanes Sightseeing Tricycle Day Tour with Lunch & Transfer from Basco

Hop aboard a tricycle and see the iconic landmarks of Sabtang Island in Batanes with this guided full-day tour. From rolling hills to stone houses, this excursion is the ideal package for outdoor enthusiasts looking forward to experiencing a day in the smallest island of the province.  Your day starts when your local guide picks you up in your accommodation in Basco and driven to Ivana port. Here, you will be transferred to a faluwa, a boat that’s unique to the island of Batanes. Once you’re all settled in, you will then sail across the sea to the nearby island of Sabtang. Upon docking on the island, you will have a quick stopover at the tourism office to register before you head to the Sabtang Lighthouse. This 20-ft stone tower that looks picturesque contrasted against the lush greens of the mountains. Have your photo taken here for souvenirs. From the port, you will then visit the Savidug and Sinakan Villages, where you will see the traditional Ivatan homes. The villages feature three types of houses: the maytuab, the sinadumparan, and the jinjin. Both the maytuab and sinadumparan are stone houses with the first one having 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. You will then be taken to the Lime Kiln & Savidug Idjang, which once served as a fortress protecting the village. Here, you will be welcomed by the panoramic views of the surrounding mountains. From there, you will drive to the Sto. Tomas de Aquinas Chapel before continuing on with your tour in Chamantad-Tiñan Viewing Point. The viewing point sits at a high altitude, providing you with a panoramic view of the rugged landscape and seascape of Sabtang.  After taking in the views, you will learn more about the locals’ way of living at the Sabtang Weavers Association. Here, you will see the handmade woven products they sell as souvenirs. You can also try out the vakul (headgear) for a photo opportunity. This traditional headdress is used by farmers to protect themselves from the heat of the sun and as a pillow when they take a siesta in the fields. You will see more stone houses and Sta. Rosa de Lima Chapel at the nearby Brgy. Chavayan before capping off your day trip with a photo-op at the Mahayaw Arch in Morong Beach. Your picnic-style lunch will be served here before you sail back to Ivana Port and head over to Basco for some souvenir shopping. Get introduced to the iconic sights of Sabtang Island on this full-day tour aboard a tricycle Check availability by choosing a date

Duration:
9,5 hours
Available:
All year
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North Batan Batanes Afternoon Tricycle Tour | With Lunch & Airport Transfers

Explore the beautiful landscape of Batanes, the northernmost province of the Philippines, in this sightseeing tricycle tour of northern Batan, the province’s second-biggest island. If you like seeing verdant rolling hills and scenic seascapes, then this tour is for you.  Your excursion begins when you are picked up from your accommodation in Basco and taken to Vunong Dinette. Here, you will be served authentic Ivatan cuisine. Enjoy your delicious lunch and make sure to try out their specialty dish, the Vunong meal, a plate of turmeric rice, beefsteak, and native pork adobo wrapped in breadfruit leaves. Once you're finished with your meal, you will head to Mt. Carmel Chapel, a rustic stone church built by one of the prominent families in the island. Marvel at the chapel’s stone-finished facade, which is made from the materials coming from the local beach. A short drive from the chapel is the PAGASA “Tukun” Weather station. Thanks to the station’s elevation, you will see here a 360-degree view of the surrounding beachscape and cliffs.  You will then see Fundacion Pacita next, a non-profit bed and breakfast that helps fund the cultural preservation efforts, education, and livelihood projects of the Ivatan. Situated in the hills, this lodge offers its guests and visitors an overlooking view of the ocean. After taking in the views at the lodge, you will be taken to the Basco Idjang Didawud. Sitting about a hundred meters above sea level, this view deck is made out of molten volcanic magma and provides you with a panoramic view of the surrounding seascape. You will need to trek the steep slope by the National Road to reach the view deck.  Afterward, you will see a glimpse of the island’s past when you visit the Dipnaysupuan Japanese Tunnel. This interconnected network of tunnels in Tukon Hills serves as a remnant of WWII and a landmark that signaled the Japanese invasion of the Philippines. You can see the inside of the tunnel with your guide.  A short drive from the tunnel will take you to the Valugan Boulder Beach, a kilometer-long stretch of shore that is mostly made up of boulders. From there, you will also drop by Casa Real (Provincial Capitol), the Kilometer “0” marker, and the Immaculate Concepcion Cathedral. See more of Batan’s lush pastoral landscape when you head to Vayang Rolling Hills, a picturesque terrain that serves as a poster picture of the island. Make sure to ready your camera as the contrasting blue of the Pacific Ocean and the green hills make a good backdrop. Don’t hesitate to ask your guide to take your photos! You will then go on a quick stroll along Abad Street, Basco’s commercial street before capping off your day at the Basco Lighthouse and Bunker Complex at Naidi Hills to watch the sunset. Experience the best of north Batan in Batanes aboard a local tricycle with this guided afternoon tour. Check availability by choosing a date

Duration:
5,5 hours
Available:
All year
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