Weeeee! So, I have just ticked off another one from my bucket list. Hooray! Hooray!
I dreamt of visiting Sagada for a long time or should I say, when I started having this interest on watching travel shows. I found everything so amazing that since then, I included Sagada in my Dream Destinations.
How To Get There:
Sagada in Mountain Province is 275 kilometers north of Manila. It can only be reached via Baguio or Banaue. Via Baguio - From Manila, take Victory Liner. Ideal trip would be 10:00 PM so you will reach Baguio around 5AM. From Victory Liner Baguio, ride a cab to Dangwa Terminal (less than 10 mins travel time). GL Liner has 4 daily trips to Sagada (Fare Php220); you may take the first trip which is scheduled every 6AM. The bus ride to Sagada is approximately around 6 hours with 3 stop overs.
Where To Stay in Sagada:
* George Guest House (Main Building & Annex)
Contact Nos 09185480406,09209483133,09206070994,09399020996
* Residential Lodge Sagada
Contact Nos 09196728744
* Misty Lodge
Contact Nos 09994459899
* Rock Inn Cafe
Contact Nos 09209095899
* Travelers Inn
Contact Nos 09207992960
What To Do/Where To Go in Sagada:
Sagada has been a long-time Dream Destination for me so expect that I had done a lot of research and planning. I even downloaded a couple of Sagada maps which were my bases in creating my own Sagada Itinerary.
To my surprise, when I got off the bus, it was like everything on the map was in front of me. Those famous Sagada restaurants and a handful of best spots that I thought were too far can be seen immediately from the bus drop-off point. That's how small Sagada is.
To be honest, I got stuck for about 2 minutes from where I was standing; doing nothing at all but watching Sagada for the first time. It seemed that I was watching a live travel show - people were busy and laid back at the same time, well, I cannot describe it exactly. All I know was, at that very exact moment, I uttered, "Grabe! Ang liit lang pala ng Sagada!"
Realizing how small the town is made me more excited. I thought to myself, "What's with Sagada? It's just a small town but it's very popular in travel shows and even in travel magazines.
* Pay a visit to St. Mary's Church
* Watch the sunrise at Kiltepan Peak
SAGADA ITINERARY (5 Days-4 Nights)
Day 0 (Thursday)
10:00PM ETD Victory Liner Edsa
Day 1 (Friday)
04:00AM ETA Baguio City
04:30AM Dangwa Terminal (Lizardo/GL Transit)
06:00AM ETD Baguio to Sagada
11:00AM ETA Sagada Municipal Hall
11:30AM Check-in at George Guest House
12:00NN Lunch at Masferre Restaurant
01:30PM Book tours and guides at SAGGAS and at Municipal Hall
02:00PM Tour Sagada (Sagada Weaving, St. Mary's Church, Souvenir Shops, Make a reservation at
Log Cabin for Saturday Night Buffet)
04:30PM Merienda at Lemon Pie House
06:00PM Dinner and Inom-inom at Sagada Pine Cafe
Day 2 (Saturday)
02:30AM Rise and Shine!
03:00AM ETD Van to Kiltepan Peak
05:30AM Watch sunrise at Kiltepan Peak
07:30AM Breakfast at Rock Inn's Cafe Bodega (can include Orange Picking activity if in season)
08:30AM Back to George Guest House (chill and prepare for Lumiang Cave and Spelunking)
09:30AM Visit Lumiang Burial Cave
10:00AM Start Spelunking at Sumaguing Cave
01:00PM Lunch at Pinikpikan Haus
02:00PM Back to George Guest House (chill and prepare for Lake Danum)
03:00PM ETD Van to Sagada Pottery-Lake Danum
03:30PM ETA Sagada Pottery
04:00PM ETD Sagada Pottery to Lake Danum
04:30PM ETA Lake Danum
05:00PM Watch sunset at Lake Danum
06:30PM ETD Lake Danum to Sagada Town Proper
07:30PM ETA Sagada Town Proper. Dinner at Log Cabin.
08:45PM Back to George Guest House
Day 3 (Sunday)
05:30AM Rise and Shine!
06:00AM Sunday Mass at St. Mary's Church
07:15AM Breakfast at Yoghurt House
08:00AM Enjoy Sunday Market (Try Halo-Halo w/ Macaroni.)
10:00AM Visit the Hanging Coffins at Echo Valley
11:30AM Lunch at Salt and Pepper
01:30PM Other tours (Options: Bomod-ok Falls, Bokong Falls, Sagada Underground River)
05:00PM Chill at Persimmon Cafe
06:30PM Dinner at Misty Lodge Cafe
Day 4 (Monday)
04:00AM Rise and Shine!
05:30AM Check-out at George Guest House
06:00AM ETD Sagada to Baguio
12:00NN ETA Baguio
12:15PM Lunch at Good Taste
01:15PM Buy Tickets at Victory Liner Baguio
02:00PM ETD Baguio to Manila
08:00PM ETA Manila :)