Vagabondpinas Outdoor Travel and Tours

Vagabondpinas Outdoor Travel and Tours

Vagabondpinas Outdoor Travel and Tours
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Since we started in 2007, Vagabondpinas has served more than 1500 clients both locally and internationally, and has completed more than 6,000 trips across Philippines, Asia and South Africa! We also offer Transportation Services, Professional Guided Tours most especially in Banaue Rice Terraces, Batad and Sagada, and customized tours! Together, let us discover the world, one adventure at a time.
Banaue, Philippines
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Eirenne R
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Couples
We are very grateful to have had Vagabond Pinas as our tour guide on our Banaue- Batad trip. They offered comfortable and safe transportation, good accommodation with the best views, some history and stories on the rice terraces and its people, and an overall stress free trip.

We enjoyed the whole trip and are still awed with the beauty and culture of the rice terraces. It was more than we expected. Thank you Vagabond Pinas for making this experience extra personal, memorable and comfortable. It was truly an unforgettable and highly recommended adventure!💯🙌 We also very much appreciated their extra patience, care and guidance towards us as we are not a fit couple, and going through some of those rocky and narrow tracks was a bit of a challenge. 😄 It was definitely an amazing adventure! And the rooftop jeepney ride was a great experience and a must! 👍👍
Written June 10, 2024
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Hi Eirenner and Paul! Thank you for trusting our company and including us in your tour in the Philippines. we are happy that you enjoyed the trip. we are very grateful to have you, til our next vagabond trip. Salamat po!
Written June 17, 2024
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Mia A
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Family
My family and I had a truly unforgettable and unique adventure in Sagada, Banaue and Batad.

This is not our usual type of trip, so we’re grateful we booked through Vagabond Pinas and had Brayan as our guide the whole time. He helped and guided us all the way.. down to even the littlest things! He, along with our driver and all other local guides, were very accommodating and knowledgeable. It was amazing to see all the sights of Sagada and Ifugao.

I would recommend Vagabond Pinas and this itinerary to all my friends! I can’t wait to book another adventure with them.
Written April 5, 2024
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Hi, Thank you for trusting our team with your trip to the mountains. We are very grateful to have you, til our next Vagabond Adventure🙏🏼.
Written April 11, 2024
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JAS20117
Frankfurt, Germany2 contributions
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We had a 5-day private family tour visiting Sagada/Banaue/Batad and it was a memorable experience. It was great to see and hike the magnificent rice terraces. Brayan was an excellent tour guide - very knowledgeable about the areas and their history. He was especially considerate and went out of his way to help those in our group who found some of the hikes challenging.
I would highly recommend this tour if you want to experience another aspect of the Philippines. The hikes were immersive and the views of the rice terraces (esp in Batad) were simply breathtaking. Thanks to Brayan for guiding us on this amazing tour.
Written April 4, 2024
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❤️ thank you very much for sharing your adventure with us. We wish you and your family more adventures to come. 🙏🏼
Written April 11, 2024
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Arvid R
Plouescat, France7 contributions
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We had a great trip with our tour guide Brayan.
It was good to see another side of the Philippines rather than our usual mix of city and beach. The area around Sagada and especially the Banaue/Batad was really beautiful and we loved the hikes we did. Brayan was extremely nice, knowledgeable and always helpful to those in our group who needed a bit of help during the hikes. Great experience- recommended for anyone that enjoys nature, nice landscapes and doesn’t mind a bit of physical activity!
Written April 4, 2024
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Wow, thank you very much for appreciating and acknowledging the guiding skill of our team, we are very grateful to have your family in our mountain home. Wishing everyone all the best
Written April 11, 2024
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Vicky W
Perth, Australia162 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Couples
I can’t recommend this tour enough. It’s was such an amazing experience. We were pick up from our hotel by our driver Emmanuel. Who was so lovely and took good care of us for the long drive up to Banaue and explain bit of local information to us along the way. On arrival in Banaue he took us to some beautiful view point and explain about the local area. We stayed at the most beautiful Homestead, ( Banaue Homestead) with the lovely Beatrice, who instantly made us feel at home and cook us a beautiful dinner and breakfast. We meet our lovely local guide Jonathan who would be bringing us on the trek and explains all about the rice fields and local culture. Banaue itself was beautiful, but the next day we got a bus ride to the drop off point. Make sure to ride up top and then hiked a short distance to our Batad homestead. Batad itself was amazing and breathtaking. Jonathan took us around the rice terrace field and down the many steps to the beautiful waterfall for a swim. Overall this was one of the best tours I have ever done and it’s so lovely to see such a beautiful culture and area. Thanks you so much to the whole Vangabondpin team but most expecially to Jonathan and Emmanuel who took such amazing care off us.
Written April 4, 2024
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Wow, thank you for sharing your experiences with us. Its such an honor and we are grateful to share our mountain region with you. Wishing both of you all the best. Thank you!
Written April 11, 2024
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Dave S
London, UK10 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 • Couples
We had a superb trip to the UNESCO Batad rice terraces in the Philippines. Our host Jonathan was truly exceptional and the comfortable transfer from Manila made the expedition so easy
Written January 27, 2024
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Hi Dave, thank you very much for trusting our company in your visit to our mountain home. we are very grateful to have you. wishing you all the best! Regards, Jp
Written February 4, 2024
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Chloé E
Paris, France14 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 • Couples
We had a wonderful time travelling in the Philippines (in Sagada, Batad and Banque) - everything was greatly organized and the communication smooth. Special thanks to Edmon our driver for his kindness and his great advices/info during the trip ! Definitely recommend.
Written January 21, 2024
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Wow thank you very much! we are very grateful to have you, wishing you a more travels to come! Jp
Written February 4, 2024
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FhayA2023
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2023 • Friends
As a Filipino who grew up in the US, it is really important for me to learn about our culture, our history, our connection to the land, and particularly to rice, which is such a cornerstone of Filipino food. Learning how it's cultivated, the history of the women who tend these crops, experiencing firsthand the beauty and wonder of these terraces, and imagining how they were built and the ancient practices that created them. It's breathtaking.

I would recommend Vagabond Pinas Banaue and Batad rice terraces tour over and over again. Our main tour guide JP felt like pamilya (family) immediately. He took care of us like a cousin would, arranged excellent lodging and food, incredible activities like riding on top of a jeepney for the most scenic views...and the rice terraces themselves were nothing short of awe-inspiring. JP was joined by another tour guide Jun who literally helped us every step of the way. They said they have even given a tour to a woman with blindness and her husband!

If you're Pinoy and rice terraces are not on your bucket list, I would add it immediately - the connection you feel with your Filipino ancestors is life-changing and profound. Do it with a local tour company you can trust: Vagabond Pinas. I can’t wait to return with family and friends <3
Written December 10, 2023
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thank you guys for choosing vagabondpinas for your trip to the mountains, we are very grateful to have you, til our next vagabondtrip! Manila Manila, i keep coming back to MANILA!
Written December 10, 2023
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Pam T
5 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2023 • Couples
I just returned from my first time ever to the Philippines and my favorite part of the trip was visiting the Banaue-Batad rice terraces with JP and the Vagabond Pinas team. For a Filipina American like me, it was really meaningful to see these ancient terraces carved into the mountains by the ancestors and still in use today. My husband and I were traveling with friends, and I’m not sure we would have gotten the same experience if we tried to do it on our own. But JP was very knowledgeable and he and Jun were great guides on the long hike around the Batad rice terrace - which is not an easy one! but so worth the effort and the sore legs. They also arranged our home stays, and we were happy to have nice clean beds and hot delicious Filipino meals. The rooftop Jeepney ride to Batad gave us breathtaking views. And the van ride back to and from Manila was nice and comfy, with a couple much needed stops and Max’s and Jollibee for lunch. ;P Truly an amazing experience of the Philippines that I will never forget.
Written December 9, 2023
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Thank you Pam and Steve! it was a great honor to share the trails with you. wishing you more travels amd happy vibes to come!
Written December 10, 2023
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Phil and Helen B
Bulls, New Zealand8 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2023 • Couples
This is a fantastic tour. Our driver for the eight hour plus drive from Manila was very friendly and helpful. Our guide was excellent - he took us round the rice paddies and through the little villages, which was an amazing experience. The scenery up this way is outstanding. We highly recommend this company for this, or any other, tour they offer.
Written November 17, 2023
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Thank you for trusting our company with your trip to the mountains, til our next vagabond!
Written December 2, 2023
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