We recommend this tour 100%! From the moment we booked the tour up until our return to Manila, our experience was incredible!
When planning the tour, communication with JP was very easy. He answered all our questions super quickly and was very accomodating. He organized our tour to Banaue to make sure we got to make the most out of our experience with the little time we had. He also made sure to tell us what to pack and what to expect.
When we landed in Manila in the middle of the night, JP and our driver Alex were there to welcome us with a big smile although our flight was very delayed! Our driver Alex was incredibly kind and knowledgable and made the long ride pass very quickly, making sure we were comfortable and had everything we needed, and stopped at some great local spots to eat.
When we arrived in Banaue, we met with our guide Jonathan, who made us feel welcome right away. Jonathan was extremely kind, friendly and so knowledgable. All throughout the trip, Jonathan shared stories and history with us and made us fall in love with the region and the culture. Jonathan was extremely patient and encouraging during the hike and adapted to our pace very well (I am amputated and have a prosthetic leg) giving us the boost we needed to complete the beautiful hike through the Batad rice terraces and to the waterfall! We spent the evening hanging out with Jonathan and other guests at the inn.
The hotel we stayed at in Batad (Simon’s inn) was spacious, clean and had a breathtaking view! The owner was kind and welcoming and breakfast, lunch and dinner was delicious.
It felt so good and resourcing to leave the fast pace of the city behind and simply enjoy the peace and quiet of the nature surrounding us.
All in all, this was an experience of a lifetime and exceeded our expectations, thanks to all these amazing people. We strongly recommend you book with Vagabond Pinas, you won’t regret it !