Tour Package Inclusions

Enjoy Basco Proper (North Tour), Batan Island (South Tour), Sabtang Island, and an additional half day tour to the Fountain of Youth or Nakamaya burial site with our amazing 4 tour package combo.

  • Land Transportation
  • Pick up and drop off from your hotel
  • Lunches during tours
  • Basco Proper Tour (North Tour)
  • Batan Island Tour (Southern Tour)
  • Sabtang Island Tour (Boat Ride)
  • 1 Option Tour (trekking at the Fountain of Youth & Diura Fishing Village or Nakamaya Burial Site Tour – choose one option) 
  • DOT Accredited Ivatan Tour Guide
  • Permits, Registration Fees, Entrance Fees, Environmental Fees, Eco-Tourism Fee
  • Bottled Water

Tour Itinerary

DAY 1 BASCO PROPER TOUR (NORTHERN TOUR)

  • Arrive at Basco Airport, register as tourist
  • Check-in at the lodge
  • Breakfast
  • Freshen up at your room or rest
  • 12:00 – Lunch & Orientation
  • 1:00 pm – start of tour
  • Visit Mt. Carmel Chapel
  • Ride to Tukon and enjoy 360 degrees view of Basco on the west China sea and the East pacific ocean
  • Japanese hideout
  • Boulder beach Valugan
  • Sto. Domingo Church (the oldest roman catholic church)
  • Rolling Hills
  • Naidi hills (Basco Light House)

DAY 2 SABTANG ISLAND TOUR

  • 4:30 am – wake –up call
  • 5:00 am – Breakfast
  • 5:30 am – ride to Ivana port (45 minutes to catch the 6:00 ferry crossing to Sabtang)
  • 6:00 – 7:00 am Cross to Sabtang in Banca)
  • Arrive in Sabtang Port
  • Visit the church in Sabtang (San Vicente Ferrer)
  • Ride all Day to the 3 towns of Sabtang, which all like they were frozen in time.
  • Proceed to Barrio Savidug and Idjang, an old settlement, where local wine is made and where people take refuge when attack by other clans during the old times
  • See the beautiful place of Chavayan, known for its preservation and Protection
  • Lunch at Nakabuang Beach
  • 2:00 pm – Catch without fail the Last trip of ferry back to Batan Island
  • Return trip to the Lodge
  • Dinner at the Lodge

DAY 3 TOURS TO THE REST OF BATAN MAIN ISLAND (SOUTHERN TOUR)

  • 8:00 am Breakfast
  • 9:00 am – Start of tour
  • Paderes House
  • Chawa viewdeck
  • Tayid light house
  • A ride at rakuh a payaman (Marlboro Country), local version, with breathtaking panoramic view, velvety green grass and tamed farmed animals that could share pictures with you
  • Exit to Imnajbu, stop at alapad rock formation viewing the Loran Station
  • Lunch
  • Proceed to the ruins of Songsong (ghost town) a small village, swept by tidal waves in 1950’s
  • Visit Honesty Coffee Shop
  • Visit the Saint Joseph the worker church of Ivana, a Roman Catholic Church built in 1860
  • Proceed to the existing Old House called the Dakay’s House, a house that was built – in 1880’s. The cogon roofing is changed every 25 – 30 years
  • Original Spanish bridge (Tuhel Ivana) which was built in 1850 and completed 1860
  • Then proceed to Mahatao to visit the (San Carlos Church) church built 17th century
  • Original Spanish Light house
  • 5:00 pm – Back to the lodge

DAY 4 (HALF DAY TOUR)

  • 7:00am – Breakfast.
  • 8:00am – Trekking (Fountain of Youth & Diura Fishing Village or Nakamaya burial sites)

DAY 5 BACK TO MANILA

  • 5:00am – Early Breakfast.
  • 5:30am – Check out the Lodge and transfer to the Airport

Food Lovers Delight

Special local Ivatan lunch cooked by our very own Lidia Roberto (also known as Lydia Roberto), creator of original, unique, and sumptuous Ivatan dishes where most ingredients are sourced from our islands

Guest Reminders

  • Let us know your food allergies and preferences (ex. vegetarian)
  • Before tours : bring mosquito repellant, sun block, long sleeves for skin protection and hat, any special medication, good hiking or rubber shoes
  • Please do not litter or take anything from our island – you may be fined or imprisoned!
  • Safety first! Please use good judgment at all times
  • If you are ever lost or separated, call us immediately

Please let us know how we are doing! We welcome both compliments and suggestions to improve!