BAGUIO TRAVEL GUIDE (ITINERARY + BUDGET) (2024)

Detailed Baguio travel guide with DIY Baguio itinerary with budget including places to see in Baguio. 

Baguio, the summer capital of the Philippines, has a timeless appeal. This bustling city on the foot of the Cordillera is geographically part of Benguet province, but now operates separately since its conversion to a chartered city. Baguio is largely known as a Tourist Town, attracting hordes of tourists due to its cool weather, pine trees,  artsy-man-made attractions, museums, street arts, and neighboring flower farms and misty mountains. Baguio is also a popular University Town due to the presence of major universities and community colleges in the city. Even Koreans flock to Baguio  to study because of its good reputation as the education capital of Northern Philippines, and cool climate. Koreans even participate in the annual Panagbenga Festival, the largest flower festival in the Philippines.


ABOUT BAGUIO


 

Baguio City that we see today was actually established by the Americans as a hill station, largely evident are some tourist spots here with American names like Camp John Hay and Burnham Park.   But long before the arrival of the invaders, Baguio City was already inhabited by the Kankana-ey and Ibaloi indigenous peoples of the Cordillera Region, an area known as Kafagway back then.

Today, Baguio where the old and new cultures thrive harmoniously.  Whether you’re a first-time visitor or a repeat visitor, Baguio has something to offer for you. If you plan on traveling to Baguio soon, here’s a comprehensive Baguio Travel Guide with sample Baguio Itinerary for 4 days 3 nights and 3 days 2 nights for you.

BAGUIO ITINERARY: IFUGAO WOMEN

 


WHEN IS THE BEST TIME TO VISIT BAGUIO


 

Baguio is a year-round destination. But if you want to visit during the coldest months, try December to January. February is peak season for Baguio due to the month-long celebration of its flower festival – Panagbenga Festival. It is also a good month to visit due to the activities during this season, but hotels are usually priced higher during February.

BAGUIO ITINERARY : MIRADOR HERITAGE PARK


BAGUIO TRIP ESSENTIALS


Here’s a sample Baguio Itinerary for 2 days. I included the entrance fees on the expenses. I will write a more detailed Baguio Itinerary blog soon.

 


BAGUIO DRONE

Be careful when flying your drone in Baguio as it is strictly prohibited in some areas, permission might be required from CEPMO. Avoid flying near Loakan Airport, PMA and other military areas, the central business district (avoid residentials buildings), avoid flying in Camp John Hay, the Mansion, and Wright Park.


BAGUIO SAFETY

Baguio is generally tourist friendly and safe even for solo travelers. I have traveled here lone many times in the past, and I’ve always felt safe even when riding taxis alone. Taxi drivers will really give you the exact change, they’re honest, unlike many taxi drivers in Manila.  But as in any other areas, be vigilant in dark places and crowded streets. There are cases of pickpocketing and robberies in Baguio already.

Baguio is a smoke-free city and is pretty strict in prohibiting smoking and vaping in all public places, including parks and other outdoor areas. Smoking is only allowed in establishments with permits to operate smoking area.

BAGUIO ITINERARY : BAGUIO MURAL AT PNR COMPOUND


WHERE TO STAY IN BAGUIO


Baguio is oozing with accomodations for all types of budget, so you won’t really run out of places to stay, even during the Panagbenga Festival season. I recommend staying near Burnham Park or Session Road as it is near many establishments.

However, most of the newer hotels in Baguio are located outside the downtown area. And they’re usually your best option for mid-range hotels. Anyway, you can easily reach downtown Baguio via taxi or Grab. Expect to pay roughly ₱65 ($1.15) for a taxi to the city center.

Here are some of the top-rated hotels in Baguio.

Stayed in Sotogrande Hotel last time. This is a new hotel. Room has enough space to move around. Their breakfast buffet is pretty generous. They have an in-house restaurant, and I like their crispy pata, pizza and pasta. For dessert, try their sansrival cake. 

Stayed here before and I really like the cozy lobby of this hotel as well as the restaurant. Rooms are spacious too. Food at the restaurant is just okay.

 

 

 

 


 HOW TO GET TO BAGUIO


VICTORY LINER BUS TO BAGUIO

1.From Manila, take a bus bound for Baguio. Victory Liner has buses to Baguio from Cubao and Pasay. Alternatively, you may also take Genesis Bus or Joy Bus to Baguio. Regular Aircon Express bus fare from Baguio to Cubao is roughly ₱626 ($11.14), while from Pasay to Baguio bus fare is around ₱640 ($11.39). See Victory Liner Bus fare below.

 

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VICTORY LINER BUS FARE  (Cubao to Baguio)

 

Regular Aircon (Inner Cities)₱616 ($10.96)
Regular Aircon Express₱626 ($11.14)
First Class Express₱999 ($17.78)
Royal Class₱1,500 ($26.69)

 

 

Regular Aircon (Inner Cities)₱630 ($11.21)
Regular Aircon Express₱640 ($11.39)
Deluxe Express₱740 ($13.17)
First Class Express₱999 ($17.78)
Royal Class₱1,500 ($26.69)

 

 

*If you are traveling on a Friday night or over the weekend via Victory Liner, make sure you buy your ticket in advance as the line can get pretty long.  It took us 2.5 hours as chance passenger to ride the bus to Baguio. Otherwise, go to the other bus companies like Genesis and Joy Bus, they also have terminals in Cubao and Pasay.

If you are traveling in group, you may want to consider renting a van to Baguio from Manila, Tagaytay, La Union, Baguio, and more.

  • PRIVATE VAN TRANSFER (MANILA TO BAGUIO): BOOK HERE


GETTING AROUND BAGUIO


BAGUIO BY TOUR PACKAGE

If you want a hassle-free tour of Baguio, there are several  DOT-accredited tour operators in Baguio. It is best to book a tour with them. If your time is limited,  you can also book a day tour from Manila to Baguio. SEE THE TOURS ABOVE THIS BLOG UNDER BAGUIO TRIP ESSENTIALS.


BAGUIO BY TAXI

Touring by taxi in Baguio is also a good option,  that’s because taxi drivers in Baguio are generally honest, they would use the meter and give you the exact exchange.  The current flag down rate is roughly ₱40 ($0.72) for the first 500 meters, with ₱2 ($0.040) per 100 meter increments thereafter.  Baguio taxi tour rate depends on how many hours you plan to tour Baguio.  Usual rate per day now for hiring a taxi in Baguio for 1 day is ₱3,500 ($62.94) to ₱4,000 ($71.93)  that’s good for 3-4 people and tour is from 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM.

 


BAGUIO BY JEEPNEY

It is possible to get around in Baguio by jeepney. The starting rate for the classic jeepney is ₱13 ($0.23).  This is good if you want to do a DIY Baguio Travel, but make sure you know the Baguio jeepney routes (which is quite confusing) to avoid getting lost.  There’s also the airconditioned jeep now in Baguio but I haven’t tries riding it yet.

You can also hire a jeepney in Baguio to see some of the new Baguio tourist spots, as well as the classic destinations if you are a large group, say group of 10 or more. There’s a jeepney terminal just outside Victory Liner, you may ask the drivers for per day rate.

 

 BENCAB MUSEUM


TOP TOURIST SPOTS IN BAGUIO


Here’s a list of some of the popular tourist spots in Baguio, perfect for first timers in the city.  I also wrote a comprehensive list of Baguio Tourist Spots in another blogpost (see link below)

ALSO READ: 42 BAGUIO TOURIST SPOTS + ITINERARY

 

1. IGOROT STONE KINGDOM

BAGUIO ITINERARY: IGOROT STONE KINGDOM

  • Entrance Fee: (Adult) ₱100 -$1.79, (Senior/PWD with ID) ₱80 – $1.43, (Kids 4-12 y) ₱80 – $1.43
  • Open Hours: Daily 6:00 AM – 6:00 PM
  • Address: Long Long Benguet Road, Baguio City
  • How to get to Igorot Stone Kingdom: Make your way to Otek Street. Take the jeepney with “Long-Long” or “Tam-awan” signage. Tell the driver to drop you off at Igorot Stone Kingdom. Fare is roughly ₱13 ($0.23). Alternatively, you can take a taxi or grab to Igorot Stone Kingdom, fare is roughly ₱100 ($1.78) from downtown Baguio.
  • Nearby Baguio Tourist Spots: Tam-awan Village

IMPORTANT:

  • Only pets with diapers are allowed to enter the park.
  • Smoking/vaping inside the park is strictly prohibited

2. TAM-AWAN VILLAGE

BAGUIO TOUR: TAM-AWAN VILLAGE

  • Entrance Fee: (Adult) ₱60 -$1.08, (Senior/Student) ₱40 – $0.72, (Kids under 10 y.o) ₱30 – $0.54, (Kids under 3 y.o) FREE
  • Picnic Fee: ₱200 – $3.59 for group of 10 persons (entrance fee excluded)
  • Bonfire (6:00 PM – 11:00 PM) : ₱120 – $2.15 (entrance fee excluded)
  • Use of Hut without beddings: ₱500 – $8.97 hut per day (entrance fee excluded)
  • Function Fee: ₱8,000 -$143.47 per day (maximum of 40 persons)
  • Open Hours: Daily 7:00 AM – 8:00 PM
  • How to get to Tam-awan Village: Make your way to Kayang Street. Take the jeepney with “Long-Long” or “Tam-awan” signage. Tell the driver to drop you off at Tam-awan Village. Fare is roughly ₱13 ($0.23).
  • Nearby Baguio Tourist Spots: Igorot Stone Kingdom

 


3.MIRADOR HERITAGE AND ECO-SPIRITUALITY PARK

BAGUIO ITINERARY: MIRADOR HERITAGE PARK

  • Entrance Fee: ₱100 ($1.79), Kids 12 years old – FREE, Senior/PWD discounted
  • Parking fee: ₱25 ($0.45)
  • Open Hours: Daily 6:00 AM – 6:00 PM (Mirador Heritage Park)
  • Address:15 Street, Theresa Extension, Baguio
  • How to get to Mirador Heritage Park: Take the jeepney en route to Dominican Hill. Tell the driver you are going to Mirador Heritage Park. Fare is roughly ₱13 ($0.23). Alternatively, you may also take a taxi to Mirador Heritage Park, fare is about ₱70 ($1.26) – ₱100 ($1.79).
  • Nearby Baguio Tourist Spots: Lourdes Grotto, Diplomat Hotel

4. HERITAGE HILL AND NATURE PARK GARDEN (DIPLOMAT HOTEL)

  • Entrance Fee: Adult -₱10 ($0.18), Child – ₱5 ($0.090)
  • Parking Fee:
Type of VehicleFirst 2 HoursAdditional Hours
Motorcycle₱10 ($0.18)₱5 ($0.090)
Tourist Bus₱35 ($0.63)₱15 ($0.27)
Light Vehicle/Private Van₱35 ($0.63)₱10 ($0.18)

 

  • Address: Dominican Hill, Diplomat Road Baguio
  • How to get to Diplomat Hotel: Make your way to the jeepney terminal of jeepneys bound for Dominican Hill.  Ask the driver if it will pass by Diplomat Hotel, ride the jeepney, and tell the driver to drop you off at the path going to Diplomat Hotel. Fare starts at ₱13 ($0.23).
  • Nearby Baguio Tourist Attraction: Mirador Heritage Park, Lourdes Grotto

 


 5. BENCAB MUSEUM – BAGUIO TOURIST SPOTS

BAGUIO TRAVEL: BENCAB MUSEUM

  • Entrance Fee (Museum): (Regular) ₱200 – $3.59, (PWD/Seniors) ₱150 – $2.69, (Student) ₱120 -$2.15, Child no taller than 42” is FREE
  • Eco-Trail Tour: (Regular) ₱200 – $3.59, (PWD/Seniors) ₱150 – $2.69, (Student) ₱120 -$2.15, ₱150 – $2.69 Guide fee per group
  • Open Hours: Tuesdays to Sundays 9:00 AM – 6:00 PM (last entry at 5:30 PM), closed on Mondays, Christmas Day and New Year
  • How to get to BenCab Museum: Head to the jeepney terminal in Kayang Street  near Baguio City Hall. Ride the jeepney bound for Asin Road. Fare is ₱13 ($0.26). Tell the driver to drop you off at BenCab Museum.

IMPORTANT:

  • Photography for personal use is permitted.
  • Video recording, flash photography, drones, tripods and selfie-sticks are not allowed anywhere in the property.
  • Selfie sticks are allowed only in the Farm and Gardens

6. IFUGAO WOOD CARVER’S VILLAGE

  • Entrance Fee: FREE
  • Location: Asin Road, Baguio, Benguet

7. BELL CHURCH

BAGUIO 8 collage

  • Entrance Fee: FREE
  • Opening Hours: 7:00 AM – 12:00 PM, 1:30 PM – 4:00 PM
  • How to get there: Ride the jeepney bound for La Trinidad at the jeepney terminal.  Get off at the jumping off point to the Bell Church, near the border of Baguio City and La Trinidad. It’s near the Valley of Colors (Stabosa Colorful Houses). Fare is roughly ₱20 ($0.36). Walk for a few minutes to Bell Church.
  • Nearby Baguio Tourist Spots: Stobosa Colorful Houses

 


 

8. STOBOSA COLORFUL HOUSES (Colors of Stobosa)

COLORS OF STOBOSA

  • Entrance Fee: Donation
  • How to get there: Ride the jeepney bound for La Trinidad at the jeepney terminal.  Get off at the jumping off point to the Bell Church, near the border of Baguio City and La Trinidad. It’s near the Valley of Colors (Stabosa Colorful Houses). Fare is roughly ₱13 ($0.23). Walk for a few minutes to Bell Church.
  • Nearby Baguio Tourist Spots: Bell Church

 


9. LA TRINIDAD STRAWBERRY FARM

BAGUIO STRAWBERRY FARM

  • Entrance Fee: FREE
  • Strawberry Picking: ₱500 ($8.99) per kilo
  • How to get to La Trinidad Strawberry Farm: Make your way to Shuntag Road in front of Baguio City Hall. Ride the jeepney en route to La Trinidad and tell the driver to drop you off at La Trinidad Strawberry Farm. Fare is ₱30 ($0.54) per person. Alternatively, you may take a cab from Baguio City to La Trinidad Strawberry Farm for roughly ₱160 ($2.88) – ₱200 ($3.60), good for 3-4 persons.
  • Baguio Strawberry Tour: BOOK HERE

 


 

10. BAGUIO STREET ARTS (BAGUIO MURALS)

BAGUIO MURAL

Check out Baguio’s dramatic street arts showcasing the people and culture of the Cordillera region. The popular ones are part of Project Hila-Bana Mural, mostly created by Venazir Martinez, a young Filipina visual artist. You can find one of the Project Hila-Bana Mural at PNR Compound where jeepneys are parked. It’s just across the Victory Bus Terminal in Baguio. You can head to the façade of Tam-awan Village, Magsaysay Avenue, and inside  UP Baguio for other street murals.

BAGUIO INSTAGRAM WALKING TOUR: RESERVE HERE

 


11. BURNHAM PARK – BAGUIO TOURIST SPOTS

 BAGUIO TRIP: BURNHAM PARK

  • Entrance Fee: FREE
  • Boat: ₱100 ($2) per 30 minutes (good for 5 persons) + ₱50 ($1) if with rower
  • Go Kart: ₱50 ($1) per 30 minutes
  • Chopper: ₱75 ($1.50) per 35 minute
  • Open Hours: 24/7
  • Location: Jose Abad Santos Drive, Baguio City
  • How to get to Burnham Park: Ride a jeepney with Baguio City – Camp 6 signage. Fare is about ₱10 ($0.20).
  • Nearby Baguio Tourist Spots: Session Road, Oh My Gulay, Baguio Cathedral, Ukay-Ukay

 


12. ILILIKHA ARTIST VILLAGE

BAGUIO ITINERARY: ILILIKHA ARTIST VILLAGE

  • Entrance Fee: FREE
  • Open Hours: Daily 9:00 AM – 7:00 PM
  • Address: #32 Assumption Road, Brgy. Kabayanihan, Baguio City
  • How to get to Ililikha Artists Village: Make your way to Session Road. It’s about a 5 minute walk from there. Make a turn to Assumption Road.
  • Nearby Baguio Tourist Spots: Baguio Cathedral, Burnham Park

 


13. OH MY GULAY

OH MY GULAY CAFE

  • Entrance Fee: FREE
  • Open Hours:
  • Monday –  11:00 AM – 7:00 PM
  • Tuesday – Thursday: 11:00 AM – 8:00 PM
  • Friday-  11:00 AM – 9:00 PM
  • Sunday – 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM
  • Food Prices: Starts at ₱130 ($2.56)
  • Location: 108 La Azotea Building Session Road, Baguio
  • Nearby Baguio Tourist Spots: Session Road, Burnham Park, Baguio Cathedral
  • Entrance Fee:
  • Adults – ₱100 ($1.79)
  • College₱70 ($1.26)
  • Highschool – ₱60 ($1.08)
  • Elementary – ₱40 ($0.72)
  • Seniors & PWD – ₱50 ($0.90)

14.BAGUIO MUSEUM

  • Entrance Fee:
  • Adults – ₱100 ($1.79)
  • College₱70 ($1.26)
  • Highschool – ₱60 ($1.08)
  • Elementary – ₱40 ($0.72)
  • Seniors & PWD – ₱50 ($0.90)
  • Open Hours: Tuesday to Sunday – 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM

 

 


15. SKY RANCH BAGUIO

Located just beside SM Baguio is Sky Ranch Baguio, an amusement park that offers carnival games and thrilling rides such as Super Vikings, Sky Cruiser, Red Barron, Flying Bus, etc. You can book tickets in advance below to skip the lines.

 


16. SM BAGUIO (FOR SUNSET VIEWING)

SM Baguio boast of a Sky Terrace that offers one of the best sunset views in Baguio.  SM Baguio is also the first SM Supermall that doesn’t use an air-conditioning system upon its completion.

SM BAGUIO SKY TERRACES SUNSET


17. BELL HOUSE

BELL HOUSE BAGUIO

  • Entrance Fee (Bell House + Cemetery of Negativism): (part of the Camp John Hay Historical Core)
  • Adult: ₱85 ($1.53)
  • Blistt Resident (with ID): ₱55 ($0.99)
  • Student/Senior/PWD: ₱40 ($0.72)
  • Children below 4 Feet: FREE
  • Address: Camp John Hay, Baguio City
  • How to get to Bell House: This is within Camp John Hay and walking distance to the Cemetery of Negativism. Ride the jeep bound for Scout Barrio, Loakan, or Kias-PMA, fare is roughly ₱13 ($0.23).  Their jeepney terminal is situated at the east side of Burnham Park across Tiong-San Department Store, Harrison Road. Best to ride a taxi though, as it is more convenient. I paid less than ₱100 ($1.80) to get there by cab.
  • Nearby Baguio Tourist Spots: Bell Amphitheater, Cemetery of Negativism, Camp John Hay, Tree Top Adventure Baguio

 


18. CEMETERY OF NEGATIVISM

CEMETERY OF NEGATIVISM

  • Entrance Fee (Bell House + Cemetery of Negativism): (part of the Camp John Hay Historical Core)
  • Adult: ₱85 ($1.53)
  • Blistt Resident (with ID): ₱55 ($0.99)
  • Student/Senior/PWD: ₱40 ($0.72)
  • Children below 4 Feet: FREE
  • Address: Camp John Hay, Baguio City
  • How to get to Bell House: This is within Camp John Hay and walking distance to the Cemetery of Negativism. Ride the jeep bound for Scout Barrio, Loakan, or Kias-PMA, fare is roughly ₱13 ($0.23).  Their jeepney terminal is situated at the east side of Burnham Park across Tiong-San Department Store, Harrison Road. Best to ride a taxi though, as it is more convenient. I paid less than ₱100 ($1.80) to get there by cab.
  • Nearby Baguio Tourist Spots: Bell House, Bell Amphitheater, Camp John Hay, Tree Top Adventure Baguio

 


19. CAMP JOHN HAY – BAGUIO TOURIST SPOTS

 

BAGUIO ITINERARY: CAMPH JOHN HAY

  • Entrance Fee (Bell House + Cemetery of Negativism): (part of the Camp John Hay Historical Core)
  • Adult: ₱85 ($1.53)
  • Blistt Resident (with ID): ₱55 ($0.99)
  • Student/Senior/PWD: ₱40 ($0.72)
  • Children below 4 Feet: FREE
  • Address: Camp John Hay, Baguio City
  • How to get to Camp John Jay: Ride the jeep bound for Scout Barrio, Loakan, or Kias-PMA, fare is roughly ₱13 ($0.23).  Their jeepney terminal is situated at the east side of Burnham Park across Tiong-San Department Store, Harrison Road. Best to ride a taxi though, as it is more convenient. I paid less than ₱100 ($1.80) to get there by cab.
  • Nearby Baguio Tourist Spots: Cemetery of Negativism, Bell House, Bell Amphitheater

 


20. BAGUIO BOTANICAL GARDEN

  • Baguio Botanical Garden Entrance Fee:
TOURISTSEntrance Fee
Adults and children (13 yrs above)₱100 ($1.80)
Children (12 years old below)₱25 ($0.45)
Senior/PWD20% discount

BAGUIO ITINERARY: BAGUIO BOTANICAL GARDEN

BAGUIO RESIDENTSEntrance Fee
Adults₱50 ($0.90)
Children /Students (13 yrs above)₱25 ($0.45)
Senior/PWD₱25 ($0.45)
Children (12 yrs old & below)FREE

 

  • Open Hours: Daily 6:00 AM – 6:00 PM
  • Address: 37 Leonard Wood Road, Baguio City
  • How to get to Baguio Botanical Garden: Take a jeepney bound for Mines View Park at the terminal in Gov. Pack Road.  The jeep will pass through Teacher’s Camp, Laperal Whitehouse, Pink Sister’s Convent, Botanical Garden, The Mansion, Wright Park, Good Shepherd, and Mines View Park. Fare is approximately ₱13 ($0.23) and travel time is about 10 minutes.
  • Nearby Baguio Tourist Spots: Wright Park and The Mansion

 


21. WRIGHT PARK AND THE MANSION

BAGUIO TOUR ITINERARY: THE MANSION & WRIGHT PARK

  • Entrance Fee: FREE
  • Horseback Riding: ₱ 300 ($5.39) per hour or ₱200 ($3.60) per 30 minutes
  • How to get to Wright Park and The Mansion: Take a jeepney bound for Mines View Park at Governor Pack Road.  The jeep will pass through Teacher’s Camp, Laperal Whitehouse, Pink Sister’s Convent, Botanical Garden, The Mansion, Wright Park, Good Shepherd, and Mines View Park. Fare is approximately ₱13 ($0.23) and travel time is about 10 minutes.  Alternatively, you can take a taxi from downtown Baguio for around ₱100 ($1.80).
  • Nearby Baguio Tourist Spots: Botanical Garden

 

 


22. MINES VIEW PARK

BAGUIO TOUR: MINES VIEW

  • Entrance Fee:
  • Adult and Children (13 years old & above): ₱10 ($0.20)
  • Children (12 years & below): ₱5 ($0.090)
  • 2 Years Old and below: FREE
  • How to get to Mines View Park: Take a jeepney bound for Mines View Park at Governor Pack Road Terminal.   Fare is approximately ₱13 ($0.23) and travel time is about 10 minutes.  Alternatively, you can take a taxi from downtown Baguio for around ₱100 ($1.80).
  • Nearby Baguio Tourist Spots: Good Shepherd

23.GOOD SHEPHERD BAGUIO (Ube Jam)

  • Entrance Fee: FREE
  • How to get to Good Shepherd Baguio: Ride a Baguio – Plaza – Mines View jeepney at  Gov.Pack Road. Fare is about ₱13 ($0.23) and travel time is about 10 minutes.  Alternatively, you can take a taxi from downtown Baguio for around ₱100 ($1.80).
  • Nearby Baguio Tourist Spots: Mines View Park

24. PANAGBENGA FESTIVAL

Baguio celebrates Panagbenga Festival, month-long flower festival celebration every February. Panagbenga Festival, which means “Season of Blooming” in Kankana-ey was originally founded as a way to rise up from the 1990 Luzon Earthquake devastation.
PANAGBENGA FESTIVAL

The Panagbenga Festival is where you’ll witness street parades with participants clad in their native costumes or flower costumes. Don’t miss the highlight of the festivity which is the Panagbenga float parade when massive floats flaunt the streets of Baguio.

  • Entrance Fee: FREE
  • Location: Harrison Road, Session Road, Burnham Park

 


BAGUIO SIDE TRIPS


1.NORTHERN BLOSSOMS FLOWER FARM

BAGUIO ITINERARY: BAGUIO FLOWER FARM

If you have the luxury of time, you can make a side trip to Northern Blossom Park from Baguio, which is situated in Brgy. Sayangan in Atok, Benguet.  This place is peppered with colorful flowers rarely seen in most parts of the Philippines.  The view of the surrounding massif here will make you feel alive and appreciate nature more.

For a detailed direction to Northern Blossom Park, check out my comprehensive blog below, click the link.

ALSO READ: NORTHERN BLOSSOM PARK TRAVEL GUIDE


2. MT. ULAP

If you’re the adventurous type you can go climb Mt.Ulap, a perfect day hike from Baguio. It’s about 1 hour away from downtown Baguio by public jeepney to Ampucao, Itogon, Benguet. It is dubbed as a beginner’s hike with 3/10 difficulty level. However, according to beginner hikers who have tried climbing this beauty, it’s not an easy feat. It may take 4-11 hours to hike Mt. Ulap depending on your endurance. You can climb Mt.Ulap DIY but you can also join a group hike though the link below.


3. MT.PULAG

 


4. BOKOD

While you are in Baguio, you can take a side trip to Bokod, Benguet. This sleepy town is home to scenic tourist spots such as Ambuklao Lake and Dam, Daclan Sulfur Spring, and Jang Jang Bridge. For a hassle free tour of Boko, you can join a group tour below.

BOKOD (Spring, Dam, Falls Tour): BOOK HERE

 


WHERE TO EAT IN BAGUIO


 

There’s a lot of good restaurants and cafes in Baguio. And honestly, I haven’t tried many of them yet. That’s my goal for my next Baguio trip. But in the meantime, here’s a list of some Baguio cafes and restaurants I’ve tried over the years.

WHERE TO EAT IN BAGUIO: CAFE BY THE RUINS

CAFE BY THE RUINS

  • CAFÉ BY THE RUINS
  • Address: 25 Shuntug Road, Baguio
  • Open Hours: 7:00 AM – 9:00 PM

 

  • BALAJADIA KITCHENETTE (Slaughterhouse)
  • Address: Magsaysay Avenue, Baguio
  • Open Hours: Daily 6:00 AM – 9:00 PM
  • Papaitan/Pinapaitan Bulalo (bone marrow soup), Poqui poqui (scrambled grill eggplant), Bakareta (kalderetang baka) Mang Ed’s

 

  • GOOD TASTE BAGUIO
  • Address: Otek Street, Baguio City

 

  • OH MY GULAY
  • Address: 108 La Azotea Building Session Road, Baguio City
  • Open Hours: Daily 11:00 AM – 7:00 PM

 

  • ILILIKHA ARTIST VILLAGE
  • Open Hours: Daily 9:00 AM – 7:00 PM
  • Address: #32 Assumption Road, Brgy. Kabayanihan, Baguio City

 

  •  LE CHEF AT THE MANOR
  • Address: 2600 Loakan Road, Camp John Hay, Baguio City
  • Open Hours: 

 

BAGUIO FOOD


BAGUIO ITINERAY + BUDGET


BAGUIO ITINERARY 3 DAYS 2 NIGHTS

  • This Baguio Itinerary for 3 days 2 nights is ideal for a weekend get-away or long weekend vacation. The sample Baguio expenses/ budget below doesn’t cover the accommodation/hotel, drinks, souvenirs, and other personal expenses.
  • This is a jam-packed Baguio itinerary, you can skip some Baguio tourist spots if you like.
  • *Prices may change without prior notice.

BAGUIO ITINERARY 3 DAYS

DAY 1BAGUIO TOURIST ATTRACTIONS
02:00 AMETD Baguio by bus ₱626 ($11.14)
07:00 AMETA Baguio
 Breakfast ₱200  ($3.56)
08:00 AMTaxi to hotel. ₱65  ($1.16)
Hotel early check-in. Leave luggage.
08:30 AMTaxi to Burnham Park. ₱65  ($1.16)
·      Burnham Park. FREE
09:00 AMHead to Eastern side of Burnham Park, accross Tiong-San Department Store, Harrison Road and look for jeepney to Scout Barrio, Loakan, or Kias-PMA.
Take jeepney to Scout Barrio, Loakan, or Kias-PMA. ₱13 ($0.23)
Get off at Bell House, Camp John Hay.
·      Bell House ₱85 ($1.53)
·      Bell House Amphitheater
·      Cemetery of Negativism
·      Camp John Hay
·      The Manor at Camp John Hay
12:00 PMTaxi to Ililikha Artist Village ₱65  ($1.16)
Ililikha Artist Village FREE
Lunch at Ililikha Artist Village ₱400  ($5.90)
02:00 PMBaguio Cathedral FREE
Walk (roughly 10 mins) or taxi to Baguio Museum
·      Baguio Museum ₱100 ($1.79)
03:00 PMHead to jeepney terminal in Gov Pack Road
Take jeepney to Mines View Park
Get off at Botanical Garden ₱13 ($0.23)
·      Botanical Garden ₱100 ($1.79)
4:00 PMTake jeepney to Mines View Park
Get off at The Mansion ₱13 ($0.23)
·      The Mansion FREE
·      Wright Park FREE
05:00 PMTake jeepney to Mines View Park ₱13 ($0.23)
·      Mines View Park ₱10 ($0.18)
06:00 PMTake jeepney back to Baguio ₱13 ($0.23)
Get off at Burnham Park
06:30 PMWalk to Café by the Ruins (about 12 minutes)
07:00 PMDinner at Café by the Ruins ₱350  ($6.21)
09:00 PMTaxi to hotel ₱65  ($1.16)
10:00 PMLights out
DAY 1 EXPENSES₱2,196  ($37.89)
DAY 2TOURIST SPOTS IN BAGUIO
06:00 AMJeepney to Igorot Stone Kingdom ₱22  ($0.39)
06:30 AMIgorot Stone Kingdom ₱100  ($1.79)
Donation to Igorot dancers ₱50  ($0.89)
08:00 AMWalk (about 6 mins) or taxi to Tam-awan Village  ₱45  ($0.80)
 Tam-awan Village  ₱60  ($1.08)
10:00 AMTaxi to Mirador Heritage and Eco-Park ₱110  ($1.97)
 Mirador Heritage and Eco-Park ₱100  ($1.79)
12:00 PMLunch at carinderia outside Mirador Heritage Park ₱150  ($2.68)
01:00 PMTaxi to BenCab Museum ₱100  ($1.79)
BenCab Museum ₱200 ($3.59)
03:00 PMTaxi to Bell Church ₱130  ($2.32)
Bell Church FREE entrance
04:00 PMJeepney to Stobosa Valley of Colors
 Stobosa Colorful Houses  Donation ₱30  ($0.54)
04:15 PMJeepney to La Trinidad Strawberry Farm ₱13  ($0.23)
 La Trinidad Strawberry Farm FREE entrance
 (*Strawberry Picking ₱700 ($12.51) per kilo )
05:00 PMJeepney to Baguio ₱30  ($0.54)
05:30 PMSM Baguio
 Sky Terraces sunset viewing
(*Sky Ranch Baguio ₱330 ($5.90)
07:30 PMDinner at Sizzling Plate Baguio ₱450 ($8.04)
08:00 PMSession Road
Ukay-ukay
 Baguio Night Market
10:00 PMTaxi to hotel ₱60  ($1.08)
10:30 PMLights out
DAY 2 EXPENSES ₱1,650  ($29.52)
  
DAY 3DEPARTURE
 Hotel check-out
 Bus back to Manila ₱626 ($11.14)
DAY 3 EXPENSES₱626 ($11.14)
  
TOTAL EXPENSES₱4,472 ($78.55)

 

  • *For Day 2, I didn’t include the cost of strawberry picking and Skyranch in the Day 2 total expenses.

 


NORTHERN BLOSSOM FLOWER FARM

BAGUIO ITINERARY FOR 3 DAYS 2 NIGHTS (ALTERNATIVE)

  • See above Baguio Itinerary for Day 1 and Day 2.

 

DAY 1 TOTAL EXPENSES₱2,196  ($37.89)
DAY 2 TOTAL EXPENSES₱1,650  ($29.52)
DAY 3NORTHERN BLOSSOM FLOWER FARM
02:00 AMGrab/Taxi to Dangwa Terminal  ₱175 ($2.31)
03:00 AMBus to Northern Blossoms Flower Farm ₱150 ($2.67)
04:30 AMAlight at Northern Blossoms Flower Farm
05:00 AMBreakfast at Marosan’s Restaurant ₱150 ($2.67)
06:00 AMNorthern Blossoms Flower Farm
Environmental Fee ₱50 ($0.89)
Entrance Fee ₱250 ($4.45)
08:30 AMExit Northern Blossoms Farm. Claim free coffee and bread.
09:00 AMVan to Baguio  ₱200 ($3.56)
11:30 AMTaxi to hotel in Baguio ₱100 ($1.78)
12:00 PMHotel check-out.
12:30 PMTaxi to SM Baguio Traveller’s Lounge
Leave luggage
Buy bus ticket to Manila at the bus terminal in SM Baguio
01:00 PMLunch ₱300 ($5.32)
03:00 PMCollect luggage
03:30 PMHead to bus terminal below SM Baguio (Joy Bus, Genesis, etc.)
04:00 PMBus back to Manila ₱626 ($11.14)
09:00 PMETA Manila
DAY 3 EXPENSES₱2,001 ($19.13)
TOTAL EXPENSES₱5,847 ($86.54)

 

 

Bencab Museum


 

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