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Sagada: Itinerary, Budget, Where To Eat, & What To Do's

Weeeee! So, I have just ticked off another one from my bucket list. Hooray! Hooray!

I dreamt of visiting Sagada for a long time or should I say, when I started having this interest on watching travel shows. I found everything so amazing that since then, I included Sagada in my Dream Destinations.

How To Get There:
Sagada in Mountain Province is 275 kilometers north of Manila. It can only be reached via Baguio or Banaue. Via Baguio – From Manila, take Victory Liner. Ideal trip would be 10:00 PM so you will reach Baguio around 5AM. From Victory Liner Baguio, ride a cab to Dangwa Terminal (less than 10 mins travel time). GL Liner has 4 daily trips to Sagada (Fare Php220); you may take the first trip which is scheduled every 6AM. The bus ride to Sagada is approximately around 6 hours with 3 stop overs.

Where To Stay in Sagada:
 * George Guest House (Main Building & Annex)
Contact Nos 09185480406,09209483133,09206070994,09399020996

* Residential Lodge Sagada
Contact Nos 09196728744

* Misty Lodge
Contact Nos 09994459899

* Rock Inn Cafe
Contact Nos 09209095899

* Travelers Inn
Contact Nos 09207992960

What To Do/Where To Go in Sagada:
Sagada has been a long-time Dream Destination for me so expect that I had done a lot of research and planning. I even downloaded a couple of Sagada maps which were my bases in creating my own Sagada Itinerary.

To my surprise, when I got off the bus, it was like everything on the map was in front of me. Those famous Sagada restaurants and a handful of best spots that I thought were too far can be seen immediately from the bus drop-off point. That’s how small Sagada is.

To be honest, I got stuck for about 2 minutes from where I was standing; doing nothing at all but watching Sagada for the first time. It seemed that I was watching a live travel show – people were busy and laid back at the same time, well, I cannot describe it exactly. All I know was, at that very exact moment, I uttered, “Grabe! Ang liit lang pala ng Sagada!”

Realizing how small the town is made me more excited. I thought to myself, “What’s with Sagada? It’s just a small town but it’s very popular in travel shows and even in travel magazines.

* Pay a visit to St. Mary’s Church
* Watch the sunrise at Kiltepan Peak

*Explore the Sumaguing Cave

  * Visit the Lumiang Burial Cave

* Learn something new at Sagada Pottery

  * Spend an afternoon at Lake Danum

* Watch the sunset at Lake Danum

SAGADA ITINERARY (5 Days-4 Nights)

Day 0 (Thursday)
10:00PM  ETD Victory Liner Edsa

Day 1 (Friday)
04:00AM  ETA Baguio City
04:30AM  Dangwa Terminal (Lizardo/GL Transit)
06:00AM  ETD Baguio to Sagada
11:00AM  ETA Sagada Municipal Hall
11:30AM  Check-in at George Guest House
12:00NN  Lunch at Masferre Restaurant
01:30PM  Book tours and guides at SAGGAS and at Municipal Hall
02:00PM  Tour Sagada (Sagada Weaving, St. Mary’s Church, Souvenir Shops, Make a reservation at
Log Cabin for Saturday Night Buffet)
04:30PM  Merienda at Lemon Pie House
06:00PM  Dinner and Inom-inom at Sagada Pine Cafe

Day 2 (Saturday)
02:30AM  Rise and Shine!
03:00AM  ETD Van to Kiltepan Peak
05:30AM  Watch sunrise at Kiltepan Peak
07:30AM  Breakfast at Rock Inn’s Cafe Bodega (can include Orange Picking activity if in season)
08:30AM  Back to George Guest House (chill and prepare for Lumiang Cave and Spelunking)
09:30AM  Visit Lumiang Burial Cave
10:00AM  Start Spelunking at Sumaguing Cave
01:00PM  Lunch at Pinikpikan Haus
02:00PM  Back to George Guest House (chill and prepare for Lake Danum)
03:00PM  ETD Van to Sagada Pottery-Lake Danum
03:30PM  ETA Sagada Pottery
04:00PM  ETD Sagada Pottery to Lake Danum
04:30PM  ETA Lake Danum
05:00PM  Watch sunset at Lake Danum
06:30PM  ETD Lake Danum to Sagada Town Proper
07:30PM  ETA Sagada Town Proper. Dinner at Log Cabin.
08:45PM  Back to George Guest House

Day 3 (Sunday)
05:30AM  Rise and Shine!
06:00AM  Sunday Mass at St. Mary’s Church
07:15AM  Breakfast at Yoghurt House
08:00AM  Enjoy Sunday Market (Try Halo-Halo w/ Macaroni.)
10:00AM  Visit the Hanging Coffins at Echo Valley
11:30AM  Lunch at Salt and Pepper
01:30PM  Other tours (Options: Bomod-ok Falls, Bokong Falls, Sagada Underground River)
05:00PM  Chill at Persimmon Cafe
06:30PM  Dinner at Misty Lodge Cafe

Day 4 (Monday)
04:00AM  Rise and Shine!
05:30AM  Check-out at George Guest House
06:00AM  ETD Sagada to Baguio
12:00NN  ETA Baguio
12:15PM  Lunch at Good Taste
01:15PM  Buy Tickets at Victory Liner Baguio
02:00PM  ETD Baguio to Manila
08:00PM  ETA Manila 🙂 

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