Wow! What an amazing place! Absolutely stunning!
These were the very words we impressively utter while marveling the magnificent view. My wife and I were so exhilarated and obviously captivated to the grandeur of the site we will call “home” for the subsequent days of our holiday.
|Hapao Rice Terraces - one of the renowned rice terraces of the Philippines Cordillera.|
Our overnight trip to Banaue, Ifugao from Sampaloc, Manila via Ohayami bus started at 10:00 p.m. on January 7, 2013. After exiting NLEX from Plaridel, Bulacan, we navigate the roads of Pan Philippine Highway (Asian Highway 26) passing through key municipalities of Bulacan, Nueva Ecija and outlying towns of Nueva Viscaya towards Ifugao Province. We made a brief stop-over in Aritao, Nueva Viscaya for gas, personal relief and some local treat. It was past midnight when we started negotiating the winding road of the Nueva Viscaya – Ifugao – Mt. Province Highway. We arrived in Banaue bus terminal at 7:30 a.m. January 8, 2013. Two welcome parties met us in the bus terminal and loaded our backpacks in their all-terrain jeep for our final transfer.