Your driver will pick you up at your place or hotel in the morning for a visit of Intramuros and then head to Pampanga, in the north of Manila. On the way, you will stop by the Bacolor Church which is partially buried. After lunch, you will check in in your hotel.
A great day has been planned for you: you will wake up early to climb the Mt Pinatubo. You will leave at dawn to discover some deserted places. To reach the crater, you first need to ride a 4x4 for an hour and a half and then go on foot with another hour and a half of hike.You will take the same way to go down, and after lunch, it will be time to head to Baguio, the Summer Capital of the Philippines. You will surely enjoy the cooler temperature of this city in the mountain.
After a tour of the public market where all local crops and crafts are coming, you will take the Halsema Highway heading to Sagada, which is 1450 meters above sea level, in Mountain Province. You will go through the highest point of the Philippine Highway System, 2254 meters above sea level and will start seeing rice terraces, peaks and deep valleys of the Cordillera.
Sagada offers a lot of interest points. After breakfast, you will discover this small village in the mountain and its surroundings. You will enter the Lumiang Cave and the famous Echo Valley where the hanging coffins are visible. It is also possible to walk along an underground river and visit a local weaving workshop.After lunch, you will hit the road again to go to Banaue where you will stay overnight.
After breakfast, you will get in a jeepney or a tricycle and head to the Batad Saddle. At the end of the road, you will have no other choice but to go down and walk your way to Batad, a small village, known for its terraces shaped like an amphitheater and now part of the UNESCO World Heritage. You will spend most of the day walking in the middle of the rice fields, you will enjoy an amazing view point, overlooking the whole place, and if you’re game, you can even push through the Tappiya waterfalls, but only if the trail is not damaged. You will spend the night in a local guesthouse in the middle of this 2000 year old scenery