But here's the back story first. The jeepney was a bit slow coz it was already 11:30 am when we reached Sagada. I noticed once we reached Bontoc that the area is rocky compared to Banaue. I thought it looks barren in some areas on the way up to Sagada. Once in Sagada, I thought the town proper looks like a small version of Baguio with all those buildings stuffed in a small space with pine trees adoring the surroundings.Seeing all those campaign election posters was a bit distracting coz even trees were not spared. If it's your first time here, you might say " so this is it? nothing much to see".
We ordered Pork in Bechamel Sauce and Baked chicken with Potato Rosti and Vegetable Salad. Odd but isn't everything supposed to be tasty when you are hungry? I honestly didn't enjoy the food.For 190 php each, it's not worth the price. One more thing, I didn't feel any warmth in their service, people here don't know how to smile and the place is really messy and too congested for me. When we got the receipt, it was written in a piece of paper so we thought----what about registering with the DTI???? enough for the negativity.
Lumiang cave by the way serves as the entrance if you want to do CAVE Connection which is not advisable for beginners.
Spelunking at Sumaging has 3 stages, the 1st is the ascend--through slippery slope. In this stage, you have to be slow and careful. The eyes don't get adjusted to the dark yet so it could add to the challenge. You really have to do the crouch position and you need to hold on to muddy rocks with poops of bats hanging just above your head. Ito yung let's get down and dirty part. Mabaho ang popoo ng mga bats.hehe
The 2nd stage is the part where you get to see a lot of rock formations. They look slippery in pictures but not in real life, they are fun to step at. Here, we took lots of pictures. Our guide is a PRO in taking pictures and he is very careful, he took good care of my new camera......
note: sorry if most of the pictures include us in it. we were engrossed in the whole process. sensya
more info: guide fee: 500php( a must)
ride: 400php (optional) better rent on your way back-you'll be very tired by then
OUR GUIDE: Aps--- 0928.609.6819
SAGGA's website: http://sagadagenuineguides.blogspot.com/