Batanes has a lot to offer. From majestic scenes you never thought that are found in the Philippines, good food, to warm and welcoming locals. And oh, not to mention their honesty which Ivatan’s are popularly known. I had an amazing experience but, this post is about Batanes itinerary and how it might help you. I’ll leave the experience to you.
Is it expensive to travel in Batanes? The airfare is expensive, but expenses in Batanes are affordable. I hope my Batanes itinerary will help you in your trip.
My recent Batanes trip cost me Php 6,930 excluding the airfare of Php 4,500 roundtrip (Promo Fare). Getting around Batanes and booking is hassle free. Here’s my Batanes itinerary for four days and three nights (4d3n).
Day 1 – North Batan Bike/Bicycle Tour (Batanes DIY tour)
- Basco Airport arrival – Touchdown at the airport around 7:00 AM
- Search for Amboy’s Bike Shop – Their shop was closed when I got there, but I met a local who was willing to rent out her bike.
- Sto. Domingo Parish Church
- Naidi Hills
- Vayang Rolling Hills
- Snack at SDC Canteen
- Valugan Boulder Beach
- Lunch at Doques’
- Tukon Church
- PAGASA Radar Station
- Fundacion Pacita Nature Lodge
- Snack at Cafe Du Tukon – A little pricey 🙂
- Dipnaysupuan Japanese Tunnel
- Dinner at SDC
Day 2 – Sabtang Tour (Chan Pan Tours and Services)
- Itbud Idyang
- Savidug Village
- Tinyan Viewpoint
- Chavayan Village
- Lunch at Morong Beach
- Free Zip Line at Near Morong Beach
- Dinner at Pension Ivatan
Day 3 – South Batan Tour (Chan Pan Tours and Services)
- Chawa Viewdeck
- Mahata-hatao (Mahatao Port)
- Tayid Lighthouse
- Lunch at Paulvana
- Mahatao Church
- Maydangeb White Beach
- Spanish Bridge
- House of Dakay
- San Jose de Obrero
- Honesty Store
- Sitio Songsong Ruins
- Dinner at Beehan
Day 4 – Basco to Manila
Batanes Itinerary Breakdown of Expenses
|Ecotourism Fee||Php 350|
|Bike (Japanese Bike) Tour for North Batan||Php 150|
|Morning Snack at SDC||Php 80|
|Lunch at Doques’||Php 165|
|Afternoon Snack at Cafe de Tukon||Php 320|
|Dinner at SDC||Php 150|
|Sabtang Tour Package Inclusive of Lunch||Php 2000|
|Tinyan Viewpoint Snack||Php 35|
|Dinner at Pension Ivatan||Php 220|
|South Batan Tour Package Inclusive of Lunch||Php 1800|
|Dinner at Beehan||Php 60|
|Homestay at Marfel’s Lodge (3 nights)||Php 1500|
|Airport Terminal (Basco to Manila)||Php 100|
I had a great time visiting the place and you will too!
I hope my itinerary helps you in creating yours. Expenses will change depending on where you will eat and what package to avail.
Where to Stay in Batanes?
For the homestay, check out Marfel’s Lodge (http://marfellodgebatanes.com/) for Batanes accommodation. And no, I am not affiliated with them.
Batanes Travel and Tours
Chan Pan Tours is also owned by Marfel’s. You can inquire a tour package from them.
Best Time to Go to Batanes?
- December to January for cold weather.
- February to March for the best weather.
- April to June if you want hot weather. However, grasses in this period are brown.
Batanes has the best tourist spots I’ve seen so far. Enjoy your trip! 🙂
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