Last updated on March 9th, 2020 at 11:13 am
Maligcong rice terraces Bontoc is a destination to visit in the Mountain Province. Bontoc is about 45 minutes away from Sagada is a perfect description of a very quiet and slow life. And because it is less visited by tourists, there will be less touristy things to do and less civilization if you compare it to Sagada and Banaue.
We will explain you with details how to get to Maligcong rice terraces. It’s an amazing place that you can’t miss when traveling to Banaue and Sagada. Read here Sagada itinerary.
How to get to Maligcong Rice Terraces
How to get from Bontoc to Maligcong Rice Terraces
If you want to get from Bontoc to Maligcong Rice Terraces. You have to get the jeepney in the public market in Bontoc and close to Bontoc Plaza. The departure is 8 am, 2 pm, 2 pm, 4 pm and 5 30 pm. The travel time from Bontoc to Maligcong is around 1 hour. The price is only 20 PHP for an amazing scenic jeepney ride.
There are not many kilometers but it’s uphill and the jeepney goes slow. On the way back from Maligcong to Bontoc. The jeepneys are leaving 6 am, 8 am, 9 am, 2 pm and 4 pm would be the last one.
Pay attention that the jeepneys can leave 30 minutes before if they are full especially leaving Bontoc and it happened to us.
How to get from Manila to Bontoc
If you want to get from Manila to Bontoc. There are buses leaving Manila to Bontoc from Cubao. The fare Manila to Bontoc is from 800-1100 PHP. The bus travel time from Manila to Bontoc is 11 hours. The departure time is 8 pm, 9 pm, 10 pm and 10 30 pm.
Sagada to Bontoc
If you want to get from Sagada to Bontoc. There are jeepneys leaving every 30-40 minutes from Sagada to Bontoc. From 6 am to 2 pm there are jeepneys available. The travel time Sagada to Bontoc is around one hour. The jeepney fare from Sagada to Bontoc is 50 PHP.
Banaue to Bontoc
The travel time from Banaue to Bontoc is around 3 hours. The fare from Banaue to Bontoc is 150 PHP.
Baguio to Bontoc
If you want to get from Baguio to Bontoc by bus. There are buses leaving Baguio at 2 am, 4 am, 1 pm and 5 pm. The travel time Baguio to Bontoc is 6 hours. The bus fare Baguio to Bontoc is 220 PHP.
Entrance Fees Maligcong Rice Terraces
We paid 30 PHP entrance fee when we left the jeepney. We didn’t see any Tourism Office. But someone went close to us when taking pictures. Kids have free entrance until 7 years old.
Internet Connection at Maligcong Rice Terraces
There is phone signal and even data with Globe and Smart. Just in case you are wondering to stay overnight. Don’t expect the best internet connection in Maligcong but it works.
Maligcong Rice Terraces Bontoc
When we visited Bontoc our main goal is to reach Maligcong rice terraces which is one hour of jeepney ride from Bontoc. This is because the ride is uphill.
When you reach Maligcong rice terraces there is a point of view right in front of the Maligcong Elementary school where you can see rice terraces in the left and right side.
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Once in the view point you can move around the rice terraces. It’s easy to follow around the rice terraces. Especially if its not raining. The best views from the rice terraces are from Mount Fato and Mount Kufafey. It can take until 3 hours to reach to the summit.
There are early morning trekking early. And you can hire a guide for this. The price of the guides is 500-600 PHP for a group of 5 people.
Maligcong in our opinion even had better views of the rice paddies than Sagada where we were coming from. So we will attempt to do another visit in the town once its closed to harvest time. To get more greens in our Instagram (don’t miss our Instagram Stories) and update the pictures in our blog.
Where to stay in Maligcong Rice Terraces
There are a few homestays where you can spend the night. Prices are around 300-400 PHP per person depending on the season. If you want more options for accommodation you can stay at Bontoc. Click the links below to get the best deals.
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