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Breathtaking Batanes

per person

Known as the Home of the Winds, Batanes, the northernmost island of the Philippines, will sweep you off your feet with its breathtaking beauty. But more than its picture-perfect landscapes and seascapes, what makes Batanes truly worth a trip is the hospitality of its people–the Ivatans. When you explore Batanes with us, you will discover that there’s more to its picturesque sites. You’ll arrive as a stranger but you’ll go home as a friend.

Batanes may have the smallest population in the Philippines but they have the biggest hearts. Experience their hospitality and honesty. Go beyond the usual with Explore8 Travel.

Inclusions Roundtrip Airport Transfers
Chartered Vehicle for 3 Tour Days
Falowa Passenger Boat Ride from Ivana Port to Sabtang Port and v.v.
1 Night Homestay Experience in Sabtang Island
2 Nights Lodging in Basco (please choose your lodge based on Tour Price Chart)
Local Ivatan Tour Guide
Batanes Unified Tourism Fee
Fullboard Meals (4 Breakfast, 3 Lunch, 3 Dinner)
Travel Insurance
Exclusions Airfare (MNL-BSO-MNL) / This will depend on your travel dates. Please send us your trip dates so we can check the best rate available.
Other Personal Effects
  • Departure
    Anytime but we recommend the following months: March-June (Sunny), December-February (Cool Weather)
  • Departure Time
    6:10 AM via Skyjet Airlines
  • Return Time
    7:50 AM via Skyjet Airlines
  • Dress Code
    Lightweight clothes, light jacket, comfortable shoes, hat

Day 1: Welcome to Basco

Once you arrive at Basco Airport, you will be welcomed by your Ivatan Tour Guide. Get your tummy filled with a hearty breakfast. After breakfast, your tour guide will give you an overview of your 4-day trip in Batanes before you head to Chawa View Deck, a good viewpoint for the breathtaking cliffs of Batan island.

From Chawa View Deck, you will visit the Mahatao Church and Library of Blank Books and Ivana Church. Take your lunch before riding the falowa to Sabtang Island. Travel time to Sabtang takes 1 hour-1.5 hours.

Have a sip of mountain tea at Tinyan Viewpoint while listening to the stories of the locals. You will be spending a night at a traditional Ivatan stone house. Dinner will be served at your homestay.


Day 2: Get Cultured in Sabtang

Start your day with a filling breakfast prepared by your Ivatan host. Get ready to learn the vakul’s importance to the Ivatans. Your tour guide will then bring you to a leisurely walk along the stonehouses at Savidug Village.

Enjoy the salty breeze and take a dip at the Morong Beach before you feast on Ivatan cuisine for lunch. Make a stop-over at Conscience Cafe and San Vicente Ferrer Parish before boarding the falowa back to Ivana Port.

Check-in at your lodge in Basco and take a restful sleep.


Day 3: From Sunrise to Sunset

Start your day early by watching the sunrise at the Valugan Boulder Beach. Return to your lodge and have a hearty breakfast before heading out to visit the oldest stone house in Batan island, the House of Dakay.

Explore more of South Batan Island with a visit to the Spanish Bridge, Sungsung Ruins, and Alapad Rock Formation. Take your lunch before heading to Racuh-a-Payaman and Tayid Lighthouse.

Have a break and experience the honesty selling system of the Honesty Coffeeshop where you will just drop your money at a box.

Breathe in fresh air at the windy rolling hills of Vayang. Watch the sunset at Naidi Lighthouse, one of Batanes’ icons.

Have a filling dinner at one of the local restaurants in Basco.


Day 4: Homebound

Savor everything that you’ve experienced in the wonderful island of Batanes before you board your plane back to Manila.

Note: Rate is quoted per person based on the number of pax traveling together. Price indicated herein is in Philippine Peso.


Guests’ Headcount
Lodging 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
Nathaniel’s Lodge 16859 13750 12215 10189 9745 9278 9400 8435 7925
Amboy Hometel 19360 14848 13475 11628 11945 9655 9450 8965 8395
Residencia Du Basco 21215 16150 15055 14500 14129


No of Guests RATE PER HEAD
2 11844
4 7820
6 7000
8 6470


*Rates are not applicable during black-out/ peak periods (surcharges may apply)

*All bookings are non-refundable and non-transferrable. Cancellation policies of hotel will apply.

Exceptions to this rule will apply with the following conditions: death(of passenger) / typhoon (natural disaster) may be taken into consideration under the discretion of tour operator and hotel supplier.

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