One of my travel goals this year is to go to Mayoyao in Ifugao, which is famed to be one of the most beautiful communities with rice terraces in the Cordilleras. My friend JP Alipio, who was our master tour guide during our Batad trip (see: Ultimate Guide to Batad, Banaue), is arranging the awesome Mayoyao trip this coming June 12-14 and August 28-30. I'm joining one of the tours and I would like to invite you to join Cordillera Expeditions.
I asked JP to personally share details via video of what to expect in the trip and why you should go to Mayoyao!
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Exploring the old village of Mayoyao
Explore the Village of Mayoyao in Ifugao together with Cordillera Expeditions. Located north of Banaue, Mayoyao, Ifugao offers you one of the oldest villages in the Cordillera Mountains. It is like many parts of the mountain region -- a feast for the eyes and food for the spirit. Mayoyao has some of the most beautiful rice terraces in the Cordilleras and some of the friendliest locals that you will ever encounter in your travels.
Stories of old of generals and commandancias abound as Mayoyao is situated close enough to the lowland plains. It was one of the few villages of the Cordilleras that became host to Spanish missionaries during the Spanish period. General Emilio Aguinaldo also passed through this village as he was escaping from the Americans through the mountains. The chronicler of his expedition described Mayoyao as a place of immense beauty, but the soldiers of the Katipunan begged Aguinaldo not to be left behind as they saw their compatriots losing their heads, one by one, to the noble Igorots.
Today, Mayoyao is as it was when Aguinaldo passed through -- immensely beautiful beyond words, but with the difference of much more friendly and welcoming locals.
Waterfalls, rivers, misty mornings, smiling children, magnificent stone terraces, and much much more... We can only go so far in describing it on paper. The best way to experience Mayoyao is to be there yourself.
Date: June 12-14 and August 28-30, 2010.
Fee: P9,500/head (all-inclusive of transpo, meals, and accommodations)
Contact JP Alipio (Mobile: +63917 5060622) to join the expedition.
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