Apr 19, 2012

Conquering Tappiya and Batad with my pair of FITFLOP


BATAD ADVENTURE WITH MY RELIABLE FITFLOP

   Budget travel, Davao City, Philippines, cheap travel, Batad, Banaue, Banaue rice terraces
My partner after surviving Batad Rice Terraces and Tappiya falls adventure
I’m not a mountain climber or a certified trekker; in fact I’m a lazy bee hahaha, but last summer I had my fondest summer experience. I traveled from Davao to as far as Ifugao. I must admit it was indeed the fondest, why? Hmmmm let’s just say I was able to trek Batad and was able to reach Tappiya Falls in half day which was so extraordinary! (according to our Batad / Tappiya guide Dandy) According to him, in his entire life as a tour guide, it were only us who have done a back and fort trek in half day.
Batad Rice Terraces Trekking
our ride to Batad saddle


Batad Rice Terraces Trekking
To Batad Village

Hiking Time:  7 hours

  • From Batad saddle to tourism information center it will take you about 1 hour and 30 minutes hiking.
  • From Tourism information center to Hillside Inn ---- 15 minutes
  • Hillside Inn to midpoint of Rice Terraces ---- 30 minutes
  • Midpoint of Rice Terraces to Tappiya Falls --- 1 hour and 30 minutes
  • Tappiya Falls back to Midpoint of Rice Terraces --- 2 hours (due to ascending trek)
  • Midpoint of rice terraces to saddle is 1 hour and 15 minutes
I was quite hesitant of hiking Batad down to Tappiya Falls because I did not bring any hiking shoes but my ever reliable FITFLOP WALKSTAR INDIUM suffices my fears into success. Thanks Fitflop! 

Batad Rice Terraces Trekking
Scary trail to Batad Rice Terraces

Batad Rice Terraces Trekking
Resting at Batad Rice Terraces midpoint
Batad Rice Terraces Trekking
Long hike to Tappiya falls

Majestic tappiya waterfalls
Majestic Tappiya falls
Majestic tappiya waterfalls
Tired yet survived the trek of my life =)

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  5. Ang ganda ng Rice Terraces te! Hehe. Sana makasama ako sa susunod mong adventure

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  6. Your adventure made me want a new FITFLOP pair! Who says only trekking shoes are allowed when hiking? :)

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    1. yeah an tibay talaga ng Fitflop, I went to Palaui the same year and hiked for an hour using the same Fitflop. Until ngayon buhay pa rin :-).

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  7. what a great idea... fitflops for trekking. strong and comfortable!:) thanks for sharing...

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    1. Thanks :-)..but I wouldn't recommend it if the trail is not good or bushy.

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  10. 11. Wow! That was so amazing like these flipflops are comfortable and reliable too. I loved it, I think I need one before I go for the Overnight Desert Safari , because I was confused what to wear during the trip. The suitable choice ware boots because they help you on walking sand but who can wear boots from evening till morning? Well, your article helps me a lot in figuring out, thank you so much for sharing it.

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