I am visiting the North Luzon area soon and trying to get a trip itinerary together, so would appreciate your comments and suggestions on the following..
I will arrive by night bus from Manila to Banaue in the early morning and plan to spend one day and night in the town, doing some hiking around and relaxing. Then the next day I would like to hike to Batad and spend 1-2 days and nights there seeing the rice terraces and villages. To get to Sagada, I'm thinking to go back to Banaue, collect my big bag (which I would leave at the place I stay at the 1st night), then go by van or jeepney to Sagada for a couple of days.
To get back to Manila from Sagada, is it best to go via Banaue or Baguio? And is it worth spending a day and night in Baguio or skipping it?
I will have around 5-7 days for this trip so any help to get the most from it is much appreciated! Thanks