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Trudging up Mt. Timbak is a great experience but seeing the fire mummies adds to the greatness of... read more

Reviewed 15 September 2017
Baguio, Philippines
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Our driver, victor Valderrama, arranged our visit with the keyholder of the caves and drove us all... read more

Reviewed 6 May 2016
Axel V
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Reviewed 15 September 2017

Trudging up Mt. Timbak is a great experience but seeing the fire mummies adds to the greatness of the hike. The "caves" where you can find the mummies is a 20-min walk (depending on your pace) or 5-min ride from the base of Mt. Timbak....More

Date of experience: October 2016
2  Thank itravelandlearn
Reviewed 30 June 2016

Kabayan: a small, but very special village in Luzon's Cordilleras. Kabayan is the starting point for hikes to Mt Pulag and has plenty of other trails. It's also famous for the superbly preserved mummies buried in caves surrounding the village. The Timbac Caves trek involves...More

Date of experience: December 2015
1  Thank GoranWembley
Reviewed 6 May 2016 via mobile

Our driver, victor Valderrama, arranged our visit with the keyholder of the caves and drove us all the way up the hill where the keyholder was waiting. We paid 30peso each as tourist fee and 300peso for the keyholder to guide us. To reach the...More

Date of experience: May 2016
2  Thank Axel V
Reviewed 19 March 2016

The mummies here are done in a completly different way to the mummies in Egypt so it was interesting to hear of this different way. For example these mummies still have their organs. You can also still see the tattoos on the mummies which is...More

Date of experience: March 2016
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Reviewed 1 January 2016

We went to the caves from Kabayan with a guide from there. It was Riccy (maybe spelled Ricy or Riky) with whom we arranged the trip and Roman who guided us. In the end, Roman was charging us more than we had agreed upon with...More

Date of experience: November 2015
5  Thank Goska G
Reviewed 10 January 2015

One of the best places I visited in the Philippines. It's one of the best because of the presence of the Philippine mummies known as fire mummies. You have to hire a local tourist guide so that you can ask questions about how their forefathers...More

Date of experience: August 2014
1  Thank Gore S
Reviewed 2 December 2014

The best-preserved mummies are at Timbac Caves. Mt. Timbac is aout 1200m above Kabayan proper, accessible by van or hike. The road is very narrow when going up the mountain. There is a small parking lot area on the top where you can leave your...More

Date of experience: May 2014
5  Thank Jason Q
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