It was three days and 2 nights at the cool highlands of Ifugao. It was a mini Photo Adventure with the small number but we did give out what we promised which is adventure, immersion and tons of photographic opportunities. This was our first Backpack Photography for the year and we’re cooking something up for the last quarter of the year. In the meantime here’s our itinerary for the Banaue Photo Adventure last May and I’ve also added some Ifugao posts from previous weeks.
Day One. The group arrived in Banaue from Manila in the morning and continued on to Batad Saddle. A hike to Hillside Inn for our accommodations. In the afternoon we hiked Batad Terraces to reach Tappia Falls.
Day Two. We hiked back to the Saddle where a Jeep was waiting to take us to Bangaan. It was an easy free-time for the participants to relax or shoot the surrounding areas while billeted at Bangaan Family Inn.
Day Three. We were presented with a cultural show from the young performers in Bangaan. We also went down Bangaan Rice Terraces to shoot the village and on our way back to Banaue, we did a quick stop at Banaue Viewpoint. We left in the evening for Manila.
As an added extra I’m adding the Back Trail to Bangaan from Batad which was our option for our way to Bangaan. And during my ocular, I happen to catch the Imbayah Festival 2011 which happens only every three years. So that’s something to mark on your calendar in the future.
Check out more images from my Flickr set for BP Ifugao 2011
Ferdz Decena is an award-winning travel photographer, writer and blogger. His works has found print in publications such as Singapore Airlines’s Silver Kris, Philippine Airlines’ Mabuhay, Cebu Pacific’s Smile and Seair InFlight. He has also lent his expertise to various organizations like the Oceana Philippines, Lopez Group Foundation, Save the Children and World Vision, contributing quality images for their marketing materials.