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Sagada, Mountain Province is located in the northern part of Luzon. Nestled in the Cordillera mountain range, this popular tourist attraction has been a favorite among local and foreign travelers and backpackers. It is most well-known for its hanging coffins, their traditional way of burying departed loved ones. But there are a lot sights to behold, things to do and activities to enjoy in Sagada. This travel guide will provide you with basic information on the tourist spots and attractions, how to get there, things to do, where to stay, suggested itinerary and estimated budget that will help you plan your visit. Enjoy Sagada's peace and serenity, its rusty idyllic atmosphere, cool climate and most especially, the friendly people.


These are just some of the many things to do, see and experience in Sagada. For a more detailed post, destinations and attractions, please visit:


Via Banaue: Take a bus bound for Banaue. Travel time is about 9 hours and fare is 450 pesos (for the bus schedule check out this post). From Banaue, take a jeepney to Sagada. Travel time is around 3 and a half hours (with several stops), fare is 250 pesos.

Via Baguio: Take a bus bound for Baguio. Travel time is about 6 hours and fare is 400 pesos. Then go to Dangwa Bus Terminal and look for the Lizardo bus bound for Sagada. Normally, the earliest trip is at 5:00 am and the last one is at 1:00 pm. Travel time is around 5 hours, fare is around 220 pesos.


There are a lot of accommodations to choose from in Sagada. I'm sure there are hostels, guesthouses and inns that could meet your budget. Price ranges from 300 - 500 pesos per person/night.

Since it was a holy week when we went there, we had to reserve a room 1 month in advance. We stayed at Olahbinan Resthouse and Restaurant located just a few steps away from the municipal hall.

It is a 2-storey house with several rooms at the 2nd floor. The room is clean and cozy with huge windows for ventilation. The common toilet and bath is spacious and has warm water. They have a veranda on the 2nd floor where you could view the surrounding village. It has a restaurant that serves breakfast, lunch and dinner. They also have a computer at the lobby that guests can use for free. Staff are friendly and easy to deal with.

Room Rates: 800 pesos per night for a room good for 2 persons
Contact Number: (+63) 0928 406 7647

Prices are subject to change without prior notice. Please verify prices, inclusions, terms, and conditions with the hostel.


Day 1
Arrive in Sagada
Check-in at the hostel
View the Sugong Hanging Coffins, Lumiang Burial Caves, Kapay-aw Rice Terraces
Spelunking at Sumaguing Cave
Sagada Food Trip (Dinner)

Day 2
Climb Mt. Ampacao
Zip Lining over Kapay-aw Rice Terraces
Sagada Food Trip (Lunch)
Visit St. Mary the Virgin Episcopal Church
Trek to Echo Valley and Hanging coffins
Visit Ganduyan Museum
Sagada Food Trip (Dinner)

Day 3
Pasalubong Shopping
Check-out of the hostel
Depart for Manila


Please note that these are just our expenses in Sagada. It didn't cover our expenses in getting in and out of Sagada. You may check on the "How to get there" section above for the bus fares on getting there and vice versa.

This is part of my Holy Week and Araw ng Kagitingan long weekend holiday trip in Ifugao, Mt. Province and Kalinga last April 5-9, 2012. Mountain Province, a landlocked province in the Cordillera Administrative Region is the 59th province on my list. We enjoyed the peace and serenity of Sagada and Bontoc, its rusty idyllic atmosphere, cool climate and most especially, the friendliness of the people. Join me as I continue my journey to visit all 80 province in the Philippines!

Map By: Wikipedia

I hope this Sagada Budget Travel Guide help you in planning your trip! Enjoy Sagada, Mountain Province!





This article was first published in November 2012.


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  1. great guide! did not realize there's some much more to do in sagada aside from sightseeing. will definitely recommend this to friends!

  2. laking tulong nito i rerefer ko to sa tita kong mahilig mgatravel


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