Lake Danum is a small lake which is a Kankana-ey word (also is prevalent in Ilocano) which means water. It is surrounded by pine trees and its scent proliferate the area making a relaxed atmosphere and one of the best places to camp at Sagada.
Located in Sitio Patay, Lake Danum or Lake Banao (from those in Besao) is approximately four kilometers from Sagada Municipal Hall. With its ...
grassy and tree-shaded ground, it is a perfect place for camping or picnic, and serves as jump-off point to a Mt. Ampacao trek.
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Our first featured destination - SAGADA.
Sagada is a town in the Cordillera Mountains, within the Philippines' Mountain Province. The place is known for its cold weather, quaint little city, caves for spelunking, and great food and coffee.
This video will show you how I saw the beautiful Sagada through my lens. Every time I close and re-open my eyes, it offers a new sight and a new experience. I'll be back for sure.
Sagada is a far away travel destination. It nestled in the mountain province. Long before the movie " That Thing Called Tadhana", which contributed to much of its fame today, I have been planning to see this place. I have learned about Sagada with my super travel friends in the year 2011.
Oh yes! I waited that long before I was able to visit Sagada. Three years ago, I initiated the plan for our Sagada experience. We already have itineraries, to-do-list , where to eat and etc. I planned this with my girl friends. But due to work constraints, I, the leader of the Sagada tour was not able ...
Almost 8 months of waiting and preparing for this trip to happen, my college friends and I had successfully made our first out-of-Cebu trip together. I personally don't have any idea of what places Sagada can offer since the initial plan was Ilocos. All I know is that we would be traveling to north of Luzon for more or less 12 hours. I am not used to that. I even puked 4 times during the travel.
I actually browsed the itinerary just the day before the trip so I know what to pack and what not to bring. I never expected that this would turn out to be the most tiresome yet most amazing trip I ...
The second day of our Sagada trip was the most action-packed and exhausting. We drove and walked from end to end armed with lots of water, snacks, and tibay ng loob. Lol. We rose up early and headed to Bomod-ok Falls. We drove for about an hour and even got delayed along the way because of a minor landslide the night before.
Our tour guide gave us trek poles and briefed us before we started. She said that it was only a short trek (approximately 2 kilometers downhill and into the waterfalls and two kilometers back. Whatevs! We should have warmed up because that was already taxing for us. Lol ...
Banaue is a fourth class municipality in the province of Ifugao, Philippines. It is widely known as the site of the UNESCO World Heritage Site, the Batad Rice Terraces and Bangaan Rice Terraces.
Sometimes called by locals as the "Eighth Wonder of the World", the Ifugao Rice Terraces begin at the base of the mountain range and extend several thousand feet upwards. Two of the terrace clusters in Banaue, namely Bangaan and Batad, are part of the UNESCO World Heritage inscription. It is said that their length, if put end to end, would encircle half of the globe. Built 2,000 years ago, the rice ...
To end our second day trip in Sagada, we went to Lake Danum to watch the sunset(and yes that's the only reason why I went there. I am very fascinated with sunset for some reasons I dont know why). Lake Danum is about 4kms away from Sagada Town. If you are used to running or long walks, it is possible to walk all the way from the town center to the Lake but we get there with the private van that we hired since it is included in our itinerary.
Our driver dropped us off first at the Lake to have a photo. It is a small lake surrounded by pine trees and it has the most relaxing atmosphere I've e ...