Months turned weeks, weeks turned days, and days turned hours. For the past 4 months (yup, this trip was cooked 4 months ago), I've been drooling for this ultimate Sagada experience while doing my countdown in my FB status.
|My Facebook statuses since August|
Day 1 - October 29, 2011
The day finally came, I'm all set for a week long vacation. We (a group of 10 lakwatseros and lakwatseras) left Victory Liner's Pasay Terminal at 3:20 am, our destination - the City of Pines . Robbie of thetravelingdork.com did all the bus reservation as well as the accommodation in Sagada, no hassle, no worries.
| There are three routes that leads to Sagada, Option A) Manila-Baguio-Sagada, Option B) Manila-Banaue-Sagada, Option C) Manila-Bontoc-Sagada. All details are posted here. As per our trip, we did the Manila-Baguio-Sagada Route.By 10:30 pm, we reached Baguio City. It was a 7 hours long butt-numbing road trip to Baguio. Two more lakwatseros joined us upon reaching the City of Pines. We hurriedly went to Dangwa Bus Terminal to catch the last trip to Sagada but I guess we're out of luck.
The Bad News: There were no more buses going to Sagada, the next trip will be on the next day.
The Good News: Heiz of journeyingpinay.com, who happens to have an Ilocona tongue, managed to get us a rented vehicle, the price is doubled but who cares, all we want is to reach Sagada by that same day.
| Buses to Sagada at Dangwa Terminal cost P220 one way. But in times of peak and high seasons, getting a bus to Sagada could cause you a headache. Your next option if you're with a group and you're in Baguio is to rent a vehicle, price range from P4000 to 5000.
|on the road to Sagada|
|the clouds covering our way|
|Vwallla. the mountains of Cordillera|
The time was around 2:20 pm, we had a stop-over upon reaching the "Highest Point" marker. The views from that spot are still amazing.
|Photo by Josh. Team Sagada at the "Highest Point" marker|
|view from the highest point|
|welcome to Sagada|
Viaje Sagada-Baguio Series, Sagada-Baguio Trip for 7D6N (Oct 29-Nov 4, 2011)
Viaje Sagada | The "Topload" Way to Sagada - Part 1Viaje Sagada | No Sun at Kiltepan - Part 2
Viaje Sagada | I Survived Cave Connection - Part 3
Viaje Sagada | Lost in Echo Valley - Part 4
Viaje Sagada | Pongas Falls and the Death-defying Trek - Part 5
Viaje Sagada | Witnessing the Begnas Ritual - Part 6
Viaje Sagada | The Might of Bomod-ok Falls - Part 7
Viaje Sagada | Blazing Rituals of Panag-apoy - Part 8
Viaje Sagada | Indigenous Flavors of Sagada - Part 9
Viaje Sagada | Soloing the Hanging Coffins of Echo Valley - Part 10
Viaje Sagada | Foodtrip in Sagada - Part 11
Itinerary | Sagada