This walking tour starts at the center of town and would take guests through the Mission Compound (MC) continuing to the Echo Valley, the Hanging Coffins, crossing the Underground River and Matangkib Cave, and ending in Bokong Small Falls. Highlights of the tour include: river-crossing, valley sights, hanging coffins, heritage structures, rice fields and waterfalls. Check description below for more info.
Note: This tour may not be available on days when there are rituals happening; and such spiritual proceedings do not have definite dates. In cases where guests have paid in advance and the tour is cancelled due to this, a full refund will be provided.
The Mission Compound is a significant element in the history of Sagada's early days -- especially their interaction with the Americans who set the early foundations of what the town is at present. Guests would be acquainted with some historical structures such as the Church of Saint Mary the Virgin, the First Bell, the Hydro-dam wheels among others. This part of the tour would give guests an idea on how Sagada was one of the industrial centers in the northern Philippine mountains during the early 1900s before it was once again sent to the background of modern development.
The tour would continue to Baw-eng Creek popularly known to tourists as Echo Valley. Here guests would be able to see cathedral rock formations and the pine-covered grounds of Mt. Kanip-aw. Guests would then walk further down the valley to have a close-up view of Sagada's age-old hanging coffins.
After the coffins, the tour proceeds to the crossing of a dry river bed where guests could do stone balancing/rock stacking; then through the cave-tunnel of Matangkib which comes out of a jungly river-area that leads to the Bokong Small Falls.
A minimal maintenance fee is included in the price to help maintain our services.
Optional activities during the tour:
Safety gear and harness provided, available belayer onsite
The trail for the tour is rough and rocky; it may be muddy as well depending on the weather so be sure to dress appropriately.