If you’re an avid movie fan, then you must have known Sagada Philippines as the place where broken hearts go, thanks to the rom-com film That Thing Called Tadhana. Because why not?

From its sunny yet chilly weather, lush natural landscapes that sway to the breeze of the air, and the sea of clouds as your backdrop, Sagada is definitely a perfect setting for movie-like senti moments.

About Sagada Philippines

Sagada Mountain Province is home to the famous historical and mysterious hanging coffins, scenic and calming mountain valleys, rice terraces, limestone caves, stunning waterfalls, and friendly Igorots that let people discover its rich culture and traditions preserved over time.

Located in the Cordillera Administrative Region (CAR) in Northern Luzon, with a total travel time of 11 to 13 hours from Manila to Sagada, this place offers a relaxing escape from the hustle and bustle of city life. 

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Places to visit

Be sure to tick off these places on your bucket list to make the most of your trip! 

1. Hanging Coffins of Echo Valley

hanging coffins of echo valley

Igorots in Sagada Mountain Province follow a unique burial ritual. Instead of being buried underground, the coffins are hung either inside the caves or on the face of the cliffs, near the hanging coffins of their ancestors. Igorots believe that the higher the dead were placed, the greater chance of their spirits reaching a higher nature in the afterlife.

This tradition has been practiced for over 2,000 years. When the coffins are too old, they fall from their precarious positions.

zen experiences paragliding adventure2. Sagada Rice Terraces

sagada rice terracesWhile Banaue and Batad in Ifugao are the most popular sites to see rice terraces in the Philippines, Sagada has its own share of magnificent landscapes. The difference is these particular rice terraces are smaller but still a fantastic sight. You can find this tourist spot in the towns of Suyo, Ankileng, Balugan, Bangaan (on the way to Bomod-ok Falls) and Kiltepan.

3. Bomod-ok Falls

 

bomod-ok falls There are many tourist spots that you can visit in this province, and among those are the three waterfalls in town: Pongas, Bokong, and Bomod-ok. Of the three, Bomod-ok Falls is the largest and tallest standing at 200 feet, that is why it’s dubbed as the “Big Falls.”

zen rooms property baguio4. Sumaguing Cave

sumaguing cave Of all the 60 caves found underneath this beautiful destination, Sumaguing Cave has the largest enclosure, that is why it’s known as “The Big Cave.” Once inside, you’ll discover countless stunning rock formations in the shapes of animals, food, and people.

5. Blue Soil Hills

blue soil hills Blue Soil Hills is one of the most beautiful places in this province. Once you catch sight of the amazing Blue Soil Hills and the towering trees surrounding it, you’ll feel like you’re in fantasy land. Make sure to wear appropriate trekking equipment to avoid injuries when going here.

6. Lake Danum 

lake danumThis beautiful tourist spot in Sagada is a small lake surrounded by pine trees. Its scent proliferates the area, making it a more relaxed atmosphere and one of the best places to unwind and camp. You need to walk for about a hundred meters to get to the campsite where you’ll see the most romantic sunset view. 

7. Mt Kiltepan Viewpoint 

mt kiltepan viewpointTo catch the famous Sagada sunrise, head to Mt Kiltepan Viewpoint. This place became famous because of the hit Filipino movie “That Thing Called Tadhana”

8. Sagada Brew

sagada brewIf you’re a fan of locally sourced coffee, Sagada Brew is a place you shouldn’t miss. Besides coffee, you can have some appetizing breakfast, lunch, and dessert at reasonable prices. 

9. Sagada Weaving and Souvenir Shop 

sagada weavingA first-timer in this province shouldn’t miss a trip to Sagada weaving. In case you didn’t know, this souvenir shop is known for weaving quality products such as bags, slippers, souvenirs, and apparel since 1968, making them a pioneer of the industry in the area. Witness workers create colorful fabrics using wooden weaving looms, and buy souvenir items while you’re at it. 

Best time to visit 

The weather in Sagada is similar to Baguio—cool in all seasons. The best time to go to here is during the wet season (November to February) where you can expect temperatures to be as low as 4°C.

The wet season is also the harvest period for fruits and produces, so when traveling here during those times, you can taste the best of Sagada and participate in festivals. The only downside would be places to visit in Sagada can get crowded due to the flocking tourists as this is also considered the peak season for travelers.

How to get to Sagada Philippines

Getting to Sagada Mountain Province can be a bit tricky. You have to take a 9-hour bus ride to Banaue, hop on a van to Bontoc and travel for two hours, then go on a 45-minute jeepney ride to Sagada—which may or not be a top-loader (a.k.a. you might have to sit on the roof, which we think is fun). For a more detailed guide on how to travel from Manila to Sagada, here are some ways to commute.

By bus

Taking the bus is the easiest way to visit Sagada due to the amount of operating companies available in Pasay and Cubao. It’s also the most budget-friendly way to travel. However, this can be a bit of a challenge because of the multiple stopovers you have to go through even from Sagada to Manila.

You can ride a bus bound for Baguio from Manila that will take about 4 to 6 hours of travel time. Upon arrival in Baguio, you will have to go to the bus terminal and ride the GL Trans Bus bound for Sagada. From there, it will take another 5 to 6 hours to reach Sagada.

Another option is you can take the bus in Sampaloc, Manila bound for Banaue that takes 9 hours of travel time. Upon arrival in Banaue, take the 3 to 4-hour jeepney ride to Sagada.

By bus directly to Sagada

Coda Lines offers direct daily trips from Quezon City to the Cordilleras if you want to skip all that multiple stopovers and transport woes. From Quezon City, the travel time will take about 15 hours going to Sagada, including the stopovers. This bus is also a great option when you’re traveling from Sagada to Manila.

By private car

If you’re in for a (very) long road trip and want to do-it-yourself, you can also drive your own car. It won’t be hard to get around Sagada because it is an internet-friendly place so you can Waze or Google Maps its tourist spots.

Frequently Asked Questions About Sagada Philippines

Q: How far is Sagada from Manila?

A: The distance is 226 miles (363 km). The flying distance is 174 miles (279 km). Travel time from Manila to Sagada takes around 12 hours one way.

Q: What is Sagada known for?

A: It is known for its scenic mountain valleys, rice fields, refreshing waterfalls, limestone caves, and sea of clouds.

Q: How many hours drive from Manila to Sagada?

A: The travel time will take 12 hours one way.

Q: Where to go in Sagada?

A: Some beautiful tourist spots include: 

  1. Echo Valley Hanging Coffins
  2. Lake Danum
  3. Bomod-ok Falls
  4. Bokong Falls
  5. Sumaguing Cave
  6. Lumiang Cave
  7. Marlboro Hills
  8. Mt. Kiltepan Viewpoint
  9. Blue Soil Hills
  10. Pongas Falls

Q: How many hours is Baguio to Sagada?

A: Travel time  takes around six (6) hours. 

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The Philippines couldn’t just stop surprising us with its magnificent beauty. From its breathtaking sceneries and pristine fine white sand beaches to spectacular spots for hiking in Philippines, the country has it all.

Climbing mountains may not be everyone’s cup of tea but it can be incredibly fun especially when you’re with your friends. Whether you’re in it to just enjoy the panoramic beauty of the outdoors, to take a breather from the bustle of the city, or you’re a hardcore climber pushing your limits, the experience of reaching the summit is always exhilarating.

Top 8 Hiking Spots in the Philippines

Do you see yourself climbing one of the mountaineering sites in the Philippines? Then you’re on the right page. We’ve compiled a list of the best mountaineering sites in the Philippines below.

  1. Mt. Pulag (Benguet) – Mt. Pulag is Luzon’s highest peak at 2,926 meters above sea level and popular because of its picturesque trails and a stunning view of the sea of clouds. 
  2. Mt. Daraitan (Tanay, Rizal) – This mountaineering site in the Philippines offers a majestic panoramic view of Sierra Madre Mountains, the long stretch of the Daraitan River, and other nearby mountains. 
  3. Mt. Batulao (Nasugbu, Batangas) – This mountain is the best hiking spot in the Philippines for beginners as it’s easier to hike than other mountains.
  4. Mt. Tapulao (Zambales) – The tallest mountain in Zambales and in Central Luzon.
  5. Mt. Batolusong (Tanay, Rizal) – The views are very scenic and have Batanes-like grasslands and rolling hills, this is one of the most beautiful and easiest Rizal mountains to hike.
  6. Mt. Makiling (Laguna) – One of the hiking places in the Philippines near the metro.
  7. Marlboro Country (Sagada) – It offers good views of the surrounding valleys and a sea of clouds, making it famous for hikers.
  8. Mt. Apo (North Cotabato & Davao del Sur, Mindanao) – Considered to be the Grandfather of Philippine Mountains Mt. Apo is the highest mountain in the Philippines.

We’ve listed the best hiking places in the Philippines along with their difficulty levels!

1. Mt. Pulag (Benguet)

mt. pulag hiking in philippines

Difficulty level: 3/5
Height: 2,926 meters
Hiking time to Summit: Approximately 3 hours

Mt. Pulag is like a dream for most mountaineers to hike and we can see why. Pulag is Luzon’s highest peak at 2,926 meters and is popular among hikers and trekkers because of its picturesque trails and stunning view of the sea of clouds. 

While Pulag is not highly recommended for first-timers, the mountain offers several trails for options. Ambangeg Trail is the easiest while Akiki and Tawangan trails are more challenging. If we’re just talking about the best mountain to hike in Philippines, Pulag tops the list.

How to get there: From Manila, you can either ride a bus bound for Baguio or hire your group’s own van. Upon arrival in Baguio, take a monster jeep to Kabayan, Benguet, where the DENR Visitor’s Center is located. Travel time is about three hours from Baguio. From Manila, it will roughly take around 12 hours of travel time to Kabayan, Benguet.

2. Mt. Daraitan (Tanay, Rizal)

mt. daraitan hiking in philippines
Photo courtesy of Alexis Zapanta

Difficulty level: 2/5
Height: 739 meters
Hiking time to Summit: 2.5 to 4 hours

One of the best spots for hiking in Philippines is the Mt. Daraitan along the beautiful Sierra Madre— the longest mountain range in the country. The best thing about hiking here is that Mt. Daraitan lets you experience everything— witness the majestic panoramic view of Sierra Madre Mountains, the long stretch of the Daraitan River, and other nearby mountains. 

After the summit, your next stop should be the Tinipak River. Its beautiful limestone boulders, springs, as well as natural pools and caves, should not be missed. The locals are very accommodating and organized and you can book hiking tours Philippines if you want a hassle-free adventure.

How to get there: From EDSA-Starmall in Mandaluyong, ride a van or jeepney going to Tanay. Alight at the Tanay Public Market then ride a jeep going to Sampaloc. Upon arrival, take a tricycle going to Daraitan to start your mountain hiking adventure.

3. Mt. Batulao (Nasugbu, Batangas)

mt. batulao hiking in philippines

Difficulty level: 2/5
Height: 811 meters
Hiking time to Summit: 2 to 4 hours

This mountain is beginner-friendly as it’s easier to hike than other mountains. But it’s not all boring though. Mt. Batulao in Batangas gives hikers a decent challenge and extremely scenic trails of rolling slopes and green grasslands. Before reaching the summit, you will have to pass through several mini-peaks which takes roughly four hours to arrive. For hikers in it for the stunning views and wanting to take their time, there are campsites along the trail to relax and spend the night.

How to get there: Ride a bus from Coastal Mall to Nasugbu, Batangas. Then proceed to Evecrest.

4. Mt. Tapulao (Zambales)

mt. tapulao hiking in philippines

Difficulty level: 4/5
Height: 2,037 meters
Hiking time to Summit: 14 hours

Tapulao, usually called High Peak, is the tallest mountain in Zambales and in Central Luzon. It has one of the highest elevation gains in the Philippines standing at 2,037 meters above sea level. Mt. Tapulao offers a diverse range of environs, from grasslands to pines forests and mossy forests. You’ll also be amazed at the astounding view of sea of clouds. The hike isn’t easy though. You have to prepare for a 2-day hike. The temperature can range from hot in the lower parts to freezing near the campsite and summit. There are some travel agencies that offer hiking tours Philippines to hike this.

How to get there: From Manila, ride a bus going to Iba, Zambales. Upon arrival, ride a jeep to Palauig then a tricycle to the jump-off point.

5. Mt. Batolusong (Tanay, Rizal)

Difficulty level: 2/5
Height: 645 meters
Hiking time to Summit: 1.5 hours

If you’re looking for a quick trekking Philippines, consider visiting Mt. Batolusong as it’s just 2 hours away from Metro Manila. It is one of the most popular mountains and beginner-friendly for hiking in Philippines. The views are very scenic and have Batanes-like grasslands and rolling hills. Once you’re up there, you can already enjoy the panoramic view of its neighboring provinces like Laguna and Quezon. 

How to get there: From EDSA-Starmall in Shaw Boulevard, ride a van or jeep going to Tanay. Then take a jeep bound for Sampaloc and ride a habal-habal going to Brgy. San Andres.

6. Mt. Makiling (Laguna)

Photo credits to Powell Abogado via Flickr

Difficulty level: 2/5
Height: 1,090 meters
Hiking time to Summit: 7 hours to 1 day

Laguna province is famous for its waterfalls and hot and cold springs but hiking in Laguna Philippines is something travelers go there for.

One of the best hiking sites Philippines is the Mt. Makiling. The Makiling Traverse is the perfect outing for those looking for the rush of a challenging hike, but are too busy for a two to three-day expedition. The traverse takes you through the rugged terrain and untamed rainforests of the famous Maria Makiling, all within a day and in close proximity to Manila.

Makiling has plenty of surprises in store for hikers of every background. The trail goes through well-preserved forests teeming with wildlife, including plenty of limatik (leeches) that make the hike interesting. Parts of the trail are very narrow and can be described as “obstacle courses” that force you to do a bit of stretching and contorting. The most challenging portion is the steep ascent up Melkas Ridge that requires hikers to grab on to fixed ropes and loose branches in order to help themselves up.

How to get there: From Cubao or Manila, ride a bus bound for Sta. Cruz, Laguna. Ask the driver to drop you off at the Olivarez Mall/Plaza at Los Banos. Upon arrival, ride a jeepney going to UPLB College of Forestry. That’s where you’ll start your mountain climbing journey.

7. Marlboro Country (Sagada)

Difficulty level: 1/5
Height: 1,609 meters
Hiking time to Summit: 2 to 3 hours

Sagada is a perfect destination for trekking Philippines. Although it’s far from the city, many travelers still go there just to experience Sagada hiking. There’s a hill plateau area that is known as Marlboro Country as it is home to several wild horses. The best time to go there is early morning or around sunset. The trek goes through some dense forest with huge ferns that are about the size of trees and ends in a flat landscape with bushes and mountain flowers, where you can get good views of the surrounding valleys. The Sagada hiking takes about 2-3 hours total.

How to get there: For a direct trip to Sagada, take the Coda Lines bus from Cubao. The trip usually takes around 12 hours or more. You can also take a bus to Baguio but it will be longer, usually six hours or more, then take a bus to Sagada.

8. Mt. Apo (North Cotabato & Davao del Sur, Mindanao)

Difficulty level: 5/5
Height: 2,956 meters
Hiking time to Summit: 10 hours (3-day tours)

The stunning beauty of this mountain and the fulfillment that awaits adventurous souls who climb it should be experienced by every Filipino. Standing at 2,956 Meters Above Sea Level Mt. Apo is the highest mountain in the Philippines and is considered to be the Grandfather of Philippine Mountains. The journey isn’t easy and is one of the hardest mountains to hike. You will hike through mystical lakes, lush jungles, rocky mountainsides, and a vertical section of volcanic boulders. It might be a tough adventure but it’s worth it!

How to get there: From Manila, fly directly to Davao City. Then ride a jeepney going to Digos or Kidapawan.

If you’re now ready to pack your things for hiking in Philippines, it’s time to look for a place to stay near the destination of your interest. We’ve got budget hotels that guarantee quality accommodation at an affordable price.


Frequently Asked Questions About Hiking in Philippines

Q: What is hiking?
A: Hiking is an outdoor recreational activity where you will walk in nature, usually on mountains for leisure. We hope this answers your question about what is hiking.

Q: Where can I hike in the Philippines for beginners?
A: Here are some of the best beginner-friendly mountains in the Philippines for mountain climbing:

  1. Mt. Daraitan
  2. Mt. Batulao
  3. Mt. Batolusong
  4. Mt. Samat
  5. Mt. Gulugud Baboy
  6. Mt. Pinatubo
  7. Pico de Loro
  8. Mt. Pulag
  9. Mt. Kalisungan
  10. Mt. Makiling

Q: What is the most difficult mountain to climb in the Philippines?
A: Mt. Apo is considered by many hikers as the most difficult mountain to climb. Standing at 2,956 meters above sea level, Mt. Apo is the highest mountain in the Philippines and is considered to be the Grandfather of Philippine Mountains.

Q: Where can I hike near Manila?
A: From Rizal mountains to Batangas, there are many mountains near Manila that you can hike. Some of these are:

  1. Mt. Daraitan in Rizal
  2. Mt. Batulao in Batangas
  3. Mt. Tapulao in Zambales
  4. Mt. Batolusong in Rizal
  5. Mt. Makiling in Laguna

Q: Where can I hike in Rizal?
A: Rizal Province is a famous hiking spot in the Philippines. Here are some of the best hiking spots in Rizal:

  1. Masungi Georeserve
  2. Mt. Daraitan
  3. Mt. Batolusong
  4. Mount Binacayan
  5. Mount Hapunang Banoi
  6. Mount Pamitinan
  7. Mt. Alapaap
  8. Mt. Maynuba

Q: Is Hiking allowed in GCQ?
A: Under ECQ and GCQ, sports-related gatherings such as training, games, tournaments and hiking are prohibited.

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Sagada Philippines, home to spectacular views and breathtaking natural wonders, remains one of the top tourist destinations in the country especially for the backpackers and “soul searchers.”

It’s a popular soul-searching destination as the place offers sunny but cool weather, lush natural landscapes, and a sea of clouds that will let you think whether you’re still on Earth. 

Discover Sagada’s must-see tourist spots beyond the hanging coffins and caves in the mountains as you read along the 10 best places to go in Sagada.

Top 10 Sagada Tourist Spots Every Traveler Must Visit

Here are some of the most beautiful Sagada tourist spots to check out:

  1. Echo Valley Hanging Coffins
  2. Sagada Rice Terraces
  3. Bomod-ok Falls
  4. Bokong Falls
  5. Sumaguing Cave
  6. Lumiang Cave
  7. Marlboro Hills
  8. Mt. Kiltepan Viewpoint
  9. Blue Soil Hills
  10. Pongas Falls

Read on to help you discover the best Sagada tourist spot.

1. Echo Valley Hanging Coffins

the hanging coffins in sagada

The most popular and most iconic spot in Sagada Mountain Province is the Hanging Coffins at Echo Valley. Igorots in Sagada follow a unique burial ritual. Instead of being buried underground, the coffins are hung either inside the caves or on the face of the cliffs, near the hanging coffins of their ancestors. Igorots believe that the higher the dead were placed, the greater chance of their spirits reaching a higher nature in the afterlife. This tradition has been practiced for over 2,000 years. 

To get there, you need to trek for about 15 to 20 minutes from the town proper. And when you shout there, you’ll hear echoes all the way, hence the name. 

2. Sagada Rice Terraces

the rice terraces in sagada

Banaue and Batad in Ifugao are the most popular sites to see rice terraces in the Philippines but Sagada also has its own share of magnificent landscapes. While the rice terraces in Sagada are smaller, it is still an amazing site. You can find the rice terraces in Sagada in the towns of Suyo, Ankileng, Balugan, Bangaan (on the way to Bomod-ok Falls) and Kiltepan.

3. Bomod-ok Falls

stunning view of bomod-ok falls

There are many Sagada tourist spots that you can visit and among those are the three waterfalls in town: Pongas, Bokong, and Bomod-ok. Of the three, Bomod-ok Falls is the largest and tallest standing at 200 feet, that is why it’s dubbed as the “Big Falls.”

4. Bokong Falls

the small falls in sagada

If there’s a “Big Falls” there’s also the “Small Falls” and that is Bokong. Compared to Bomod-ok Falls, the trek to Bokong Falls is easier. As the name suggests, it is smaller and less crowded, so you can go for a dip and take lots of photos without photobombers blocking the view.

5. Sumaguing Cave

the stunning sumaguing cave

Known as “The Big Cave,” Sumaguing Cave has the largest enclosure of all the 60 caves found underneath Sagada Philippines. Once inside, you’ll discover countless stunning rock formations that are in the shapes of animals, food, and people.

6. Lumiang Cave

Photo credits to Dan Lundberg / Flickr

If you want to experience the most of spelunking in Sagada Philippines, make sure you visit the Lumiang Cave. Sumaguing Cave can serve as your entry point while the Lumiang Cave will be your exit point. The overall caving adventure will take about 4 to 5 hours.

Upon arrival at the Lumiang Cave, you will be welcomed by tiny coffins stacked on top of one another and blend with the surrounding rock for over 500 years. 

7. Marlboro Hills

stunning sunrise view at marlboro hills

​If caving isn’t your thing, then maybe a hike to the rolling hills will give you the adventure you want. At the Marlboro Hills, you will get a 360-degree view of the seemingly endless Cordillera mountains and low-lying clouds interspersed with the grassy hills.

You can also watch the sunrise over a sea of clouds in Marlboro Hills, as this is the less crowded option over the more popular Mt. Kiltepan.

8. Mt. Kiltepan Viewpoint

friends at sagada looking at the sea of clouds

Photo credits to Dale Diaz

At 5,367 feet, Mt. Kiltepan is one of the highest peaks in Sagada Mountain Province, and a great vantage point to watch Sagada’s best sunrise. From the town proper, it will take about a 10-minute drive or 40-minute walk.

9. Blue Soil Hills

aerial view of blue soil hills

Blue Soil Hills is one of the most beautiful places to visit in Sagada Philippines. Once you catch sight of the amazing Blue Soil Hills and the towering trees surrounding it, you’ll feel like you’re in a fantasy land. Make sure to wear appropriate trekking equipment to avoid injuries when going here.

10. Pongas Falls

If you’re too tired from the endless walk across the Kapay-aw Rice Terraces, consider Pongas Falls as your respite from the exhausting trek. While it is smaller than Bomod-ok Falls, it is just as impressive. 

Manila to Sagada

tourists at sagada

Getting to Sagada Philippines can be a bit of an adventure already because you have to take a 9-hour bus ride to Banaue, take a 2-hour van ride to Bontoc, then go on a 45-minute jeepney ride to Sagada—which may or not be a top-loader (a.k.a. you might have to sit on the roof, which we think is fun). For a more detailed guide on how to travel from Manila to Sagada, here are some ways to commute.

By bus

Taking the bus is the easiest way to visit Sagada due to the amount of operating companies available in Manila. It’s also the most budget-friendly way to travel. However, this can be a bit of a challenge because of the multiple stopovers you have to go through.

From Manila, you can ride a bus bound for Baguio that will take about 4 to 6 hours of travel time and take a 5-hour bus ride bound for Sagada.

Another option is you can take the bus in Sampaloc, Manila bound for Banaue that takes 9 hours of travel time. Upon arrival in Banaue, take the 3 to 4-hour jeepney ride to Sagada.

By bus directly to Sagada

If you want to skip all that multiple stopovers, you can take a direct trip to Sagada via Coda Lines. From Quezon City, the travel time will take about 15 hours going to Sagada, including the stopovers. This bus is also a great option when you’re traveling from Sagada to Manila.

Best places to stay in Sagada

From budget to luxury accommodations, you’ll never run out of options to spend a night or two in Sagada Mountain Province. 

There are many Breakfasts (BNBs), private hotels, hostels, and homestays in Sagada to stay at. Among the best places to stay in Sagada are Agape Log Cabin and Restaurant, Isabelo’s Inn and Cafe, Coffee Heritage House & Hostel, Inandako’s BNB, Martha’s Hearth, and Nellie’s Chalet Sagada.

For a complete guide to Sagada Philippines, you can check out our previous post featuring the best places to go in Sagada, the best time to visit, and more!

The next time you’re free and ready to take on your much-needed vacation, whether you’re alone or with someone, make Sagada number one on your must-visit list. The journey there is as unforgettable as the destination itself.

Frequently Asked Questions About Sagada Tourist Spot

Q: What is Sagada known for?

A: Sagada is known for the scenic and breathtaking views of its mountain valleys, rice fields, limestone caves, refreshing waterfalls, and cliffs that come with a sea of clouds.

Q: What are the best Sagada tourist spots?

A: Here are some of the most beautiful Sagada tourist spots to check out:

  1. Echo Valley Hanging Coffins
  2. Sagada Rice Terraces
  3. Bomod-ok Falls
  4. Bokong Falls
  5. Sumaguing Cave
  6. Lumiang Cave
  7. Marlboro Hills
  8. Mt. Kiltepan Viewpoint
  9. Blue Soil Hills
  10. Pongas Falls

Q: How many hours is Baguio to Sagada?

A: Travel time to Sagada from Baguio takes around six (6) hours. 

Q: Why do they hang coffins in Sagada?

A: Instead of being buried underground, the coffins are hung either inside the caves or on the face of the cliffs, near the hanging coffins of their ancestors. Igorots believe that the higher the dead were placed, the greater chance of their spirits reaching a higher nature in the afterlife. This tradition has been practiced for over 2,000 years. 

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