Ifugao, Mountain Province and Kalinga, my 58th, 59th and 60th Provinces

I spent Holy Week and Araw ng Kagitingan holidays (April 5-9, 2012) with my friend in 3 provinces of the Cordillera Region - Ifugao, Mt. Province and Kalinga, my 58th, 59th and 60th provinces! We also had a side trip in Tuguegarao and PeƱablanca, Cagayan before we head back home to Manila. We had fun exploring these provinces, trying out the food, learning new things about its culture and meeting warm and accommodating people.

Here's a summary of the places we visited and the things we did on this 5-day trip:

Banaue, Ifugao
  • Walking tour around Banaue town
  • Viewed Banaue Rice Terraces
Sagada and Bontoc, Mt. Province
  • Stop over at Bay-yo Rice Terraces in Bontoc
  • Viewed the Sugong hanging coffins, Lumiang Burial Caves and Kapay-aw Rice Terraces
  • Spelunking at Sumaguing Cave
  • Day hike at Mt. Ampacao
  • Zip lining over Kapay-aw Rice Terraces
  • Visited St. Mary the Virgin Church
  • Trekked to Echo Valley and Hanging coffins
  • Visiting the Ganduyan Museum
  • Food trip at Salt and Pepper Diner, Yoghurt House and Vincent's Coffee and Grill
  • Trying out Patupat rice delicacy
  • Attempting to munch on some Momma
  • Walking tour around Bontoc town
Tinglayan, Kalinga
  • Tour around the villages of Luplupa, Old Tinglayan and Ambato Legleg
  • Meeting some of the remaining tattooed tribes women of Tinglayan
  • Attending the Easter Sunday Mass
  • Witnessing the Kalinga traditional dance held before a wedding
  • Appreciating the majestic beauty of the "Sleeping Beauty"
Tuguegarao and PeƱablanca, Cagayan (Side trip)
  • Spelunking at Callao Cave
  • Crossing Buntun Bridge
  • Visiting Tuguegarao Cathedral
  • Munching on Pancit Batil Patung

That's it for now. More photos and detailed posts on these soon! Cheers! Check out my "#80PHL Challenge" for the list of provinces I've visited so far.




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Francis Balgos said...

mountain province lang na kuha ko sa tatlo. :)

MEcoy said...

wala pa talaga kong napupuntahan kahit isa huhuhu

killerfillers said...

aabangan ko ang details nito.thanks mervs

juanderfulpinoy.com said...

It's you already! Congratulations at malapit ka na makumpleto . Mukhang ako matatagalan pa haha

Riz said...

Panalo!! Sana magawa ko din yan! :) Congrats! :)

ardee sean said...

okay.. tapos na.. awarding na.. hehe.. gusto ko rin yan mapuntahan.. :P

My Nomadic Habits said...

hopefully this year mag Ka-Kalinga na talaga ako at ma meet yang mga natitirang tattooed Kalinga women...

Tet Rara said...

hi sir, wala pa po ba yung full details nito hehe.. excited lang ako, gusto ko rin ma-experience yan :)

Pinoy Adventurista said...

hi tet! kaka umpisa ko pa lang.. hehe! :) check out my latest post... :)

Byaheng Jologs said...

Looking forward to see Banaue and Sagada soon...your shared experiences helps me a lot...Nice blog bro...following your writings since I started my solo travelling...happy travel....

Maribeth said...

You did this in just 5 days? Wow! Share naman po ng itinerary and details.heheh wanna visit Sagada and Kalinga this November sana. :D TY!

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