Batanes Tour

What Places Can You Visit?

Here is a sample itinerary:

Day 1 – North Batan Tour

Batanes North Batan Island

  • Mt. Carmel Chapel
  • Fundacion Pacita
  • Tukon Radar Station
  • Idjang viewing (Ivatan Fortress)
  • Japanese Tunnel
  • Valugan Boulder Beach
  • Immaculate Concepcion Cathedral
  • Naidi Hills (Old Settlement / Light House)
  • Vayang Ranch/rolling hills
  • Basco Town Proper
  • Provincial Capitol
  • Rizal Park

Day 2 – Sabtang Island

Batanes Sabtang

  • San Vicente Ferrer Church
  • Savidug Vernacular Houses
  • Savidug Ruins
  • St. Thomas de Aquinas Chapel
  • Traditional Lime Kilns
  • Savidug Idjang
  • Tiñan View Point
  • Chavayan Community Tour
  • Morong Beach
  • Chavayan Traditional Ivatan Village
  • Sabtang Weavers Association
  • Sta. Rosa de Lima Chapel
  • Nakabuang Beach

Day 3 – South Batan Tour

Mount Iraya from Rakuh a Payaman, Uyugan Batanes

  • Chawa View Deck
  • Mahatao Town and San Carlos Borromeo Church
  • Mahatao Tayid Light House
  • Racuh-a-payaman (Marlboro Country)
  • Alapad Rock formation and LORAN Station
  • Barrio Itbud and Song Song
  • Uyugan Town Tour
  • Honesty Coffee Shop
  • San Jose Church / Ruins
  • Ivana Town Tour
  • Vernacular Houses (House of Dakay)
  • Old Spanish Bridge
  • Homoron Blue Lagoon / White Beach Area

What is normally included in the tour?

  • Transportation during your entire tour
  • DOT accredited tour guide
  • Licensed professional driver
  • Entrance & permits to municipal sites
  • Boat transfer to/from Sabtang
  • Land transfer from Basco – Ivana (round-trip)

How much does it cost to tour Batanes?

It costs as low as ₱ 3,000 per person to as high as ₱ 16,000 per person.  These prices are as of May 2024.

The reason for the price range is due to a number of reasons:

  1. Number of people in the group.  If you are a solo traveler then the entire cost of tour is on you, but if say for example you are 10 in your group, then the cost of the van rental is shared among the group.
  2. Sabtang Island visit.  For example, to visit Sabtang Island it will cost an additional ₱ 505 /person (faluwa /boat) ticket and a separate environmental fee of ₱ 200/person (on top of the Batanes Provincial Eco and PAMB fee totaling ₱ 400) plus terminal fee.  (Tip: Sabtang is fine but if weather does not permit travel by sea to Sabtang (which sometimes happen) and you want to visit vernacular Ivatan houses, you can find those in the South of Batan Island at the town of Uyugan and its barrios Itbud and Imnajbu).
  3. Mahatao town also has a separate charge of ₱ 50.  There are also other places in Mahatao where they charge extra fee to enter – for example in Diura and the Rakuh-a-Idi.
  4. Number of days of your tour.  Of course, a 2-day tour is cheaper than a 3-day tour.
  5. Lunch.  If you want lunch to be included then the price is higher of course.  Lunch typically costs ₱ 350 ~ 400 per person.  It usually includes Ivatan food (rice, vegetables, fish, pork or beef dishes).  You can exclude lunch if you want to bring your own food or if you have dietary preferences.
  6. Airport transfer.  If your accommodation provides airport transfer, you may exclude this service.  It will save you from paying more than necessary.


Here is a sample price of a 3-day tour.  To know how much, just look at the row corresponding to the number of tourists in your group.  For example, if you are 5 in the group, then the cost of the 3-day tour is 4,465 per person.

Batanes 3-day tour rates

If you have a different tour in mind like you need only two days, or even 5 days, or you want to hike mount Iraya, go mountain biking, go fishing or you just want to go gather some snails, get in touch with us through our Messenger chat box below or through our other contact details below and we’d be happy to help.

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If you are interested to book these tours, please get in touch with us via our Facebook chat page (FB.COM/IvatanGuide) or you may directly chat with us using the chatbox below.  Alternatively, you may get in touch with us via email — or phone — 0916 110 6000 (Globe).   We have other contact details in our  Contact Us page.

Tip — book early.

These tour packages are of limited availability because there is a limited number of available vehicles, drivers and guides in Batanes.  We recommend that you book as early as possible for a better chance of booking them at these prices.

About These Tours

These tours are provided by accredited tour providers in Batanes.  The tour providers in Batanes are personally known to us and I fully trust them to provide a service that represents the caring service from an Ivatan. and provide free travel information and assistance to anyone who wishes to travel to Batanes.

If you have other questions not answered above,  feel free to get in touch and we’d be happy to help.

Dios Mamahes!

Your Ivatan Guide