In Sagada, holiday means lotsa people, traffic jam, busy everywhere..
our Roads, are clogged by vehicles (tourists and locals alike)
The caves are suffocating
can you even find a rock for you?
Here are some remedies that can improve you tour way way better..
There are atleast 4 main tour sites in Sagada, How will you proceed with your tours without the hassle anb bassle of Traffic Jam
1. Sumaging Cave or the Cave connection
2. The Echo Valley (site of the hanging coffins)
This site is usually visited in the afternoons, so come here in during mornings.
3. The Waterfalls
Almost all are visiting this part of Sagada in the morning.. so what you can do is to get here early in the morning of IMO in the afternoon. around 2 pm will do..
4. Sunrise Tour (AYOKO NA)
Nowadays, you can barely take a photo of you at the site because everybody is there :)
(left photo: this is the below the view point where the movie Tadhana, took the shot, are full of Ayokona moment people)
The Solution is:
Wake up earlier and take the hike.
Don't be lazy, instead of going to kiltepan where everybody seems to be going, try hiking to Marlboro mountain which is way way more scenic and has greater vantage point in viewing the sunrise.
the view from here is 360, lotsa space, and clearly, not a lot of people make it here because they simply doesn't want to walk.
as for the Sunset, one can have a view of it at Lake Danum but can be viewed at Mount Nabas-ang
Like a party @ lake danum
three stoogies at Mount Nabas-ang peak
If you want to hike where there are lesser tourists hanging around then. consider these places:
* Kama-utek (aka The Blue Soil Hills)
view of the hills from the top
* Mount Ampacao to Lake Danum Trail
this summer, the trail will be full of flowers (baby breaths)
Aside from the sites, here are other reminders on how to make your tours hassle free.
2. Upon arrival in Sagada and your next itinerary is to visit the cave, Don't take a bath yet.
3. Wake up early, if getting up early is hard then make a sacrifice, because 12 hours butt aching ride is not a joke.