North Luzon Tour
The Banaue Rice Terraces are 2000-year old terraces that were carved into the mountains of the Cordilleras by the Ifugaos. The rice terraces are commonly referred to as the "Eighth Wonder of the World”, and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The terraces, built by hand are located approximately 1500 meters (5000 ft) above sea level and cover 10,360 square kilometers (about 4000 square miles) of mountainside. They are fed by an ancient irrigation system from the rainforests above the terraces.
Visit the remote and exotic village of Sagada – with its mysterious cave and underground river. The forebears of the current residents practiced an unusual burial practice by hanging and stacking coffins, hewed from tree trunks, in the limestone karst cliffs and caves near town.
Vigan, Ilocos Sur is a veritable Spanish settlement in the 15th century. Vigan has retained its Spanish charm with its cobbled streets, and horse drawn carriages. The architecture is a mixture of Spanish and Filipino ambiance. Vigan has been declared as one of the UNESCO Heritage Sites.