Anag-Sicapo Wildlife Sanctuary in Apayao

Anag Sicapo Wildlife Sanctuary Kabugao Apayao Park Reserve Animals Natural Habitat Hiking Trail Time Mount Sicapo Region Location Hike Elevation Safety Tour Guide Camping Schedule Photography History The Anag-Sicapo Wildlife Sanctuary is located in Kabugao in Apayao Province. The Anag-Sicapo Wildlife Sanctuary is a place where you can see various wildlife local to the region. The wildlife reserve shows animals in thier natural habitat. It takes a ten hour hike to get to the Anag-Sicapo Wildlife Sanctuary, an additional four hour trip down to see Mount Sicapo. So if you have the time and truly want to see Kabugao wildlife, then the trip will be well worth it. Continue reading

Bayugao Lake in Kabugao

Bayugao Lake Dibagat Kabugao Province Cordillera Range Water Swimming Location Depth Fishing Size Ilocano Tagalog Pine Breeze Fish Camping Picnic Tour Guide Distance Hiking Trail Apayao Boat Rental Bayugao Lake is located in barangay Dibagat, in Kabugao, the capital of Apayao Province. Kabugao is a municipality in the province of Apayao. One can smell the pine scented breeze that comes from the towering peaks of the Northern most point of the Cordillera Range. The majority of the populace of the town of Kabugao are called Isnag. They are a mixture of several blood. They are the offspring of the intermarriage of Ilocanos, natives, Tagalogs, people from the coastal plains and the Americans. Continue reading

Waton Subterranean River in Apayao

Waton Subterranean River Pudtol Apayao Underground Water Location Length Hiking Trail Entrance Depth Distance Dangwa Bus The Waton Subterranean River is located in Pudtol, Apayao. To get to the Waton Subterranean River, the province of Apayao is accessible via air-conditioned buses such as Dangwa, Autobus bus, Victory Liner which is approximately 12 hours travel time. The bus passes through the McArthur Highway and Cagayan Valley Road.

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The Apayao River

Apayao River Northern Luzon Kabugao Abulug Pacific Ocean Isneg Wildlife Size Water Length Rafting Watershed Route The Apayao River is located in northern Luzon and traverses six municipalities navigated by motor boats, with wildlife and fish visible along its banks. It is one of the cleanest bodies of water in the region. The Apayao River rises from its extensive watershed along its western slope and peaks. The river courses along the heartlands of the province, meanders beside the town of Kabugao following a northward route towards the Pacific Ocean through the coastal town of Abulug, Apayao. According to the local Isneg, Apayao means “negotiable river.” The Apayao River is now the newest white water river rafting destination in the country. A clean river means an intact rainforest nearby. The Apayao river rises from its extensive watershed along its western slope and peaks. The river courses along the heartlands of Continue reading

Apayao of northern Cordillera Mountains

Apayao ProvinceThe Apayao (Isneg, Isnag, Mandaya, Ibulus, Imandaya, Imallod, Itne’g, Kalina’, Apayaw, Iapayaw, Imandaya, Imallod, Idamma’n, Abulog) inhabit the northern end of the Cordillera mountain ranges in the northern portions of the Kalinga and Apayao provinces. The country is mountainous. The lowlands are mostly level swamps of lesser areas that alternate with hills. This is the only part of the Cordilleras that can be traveled by water by the use of boats and rafts. The territory, however, is not exclusively inhabited by the Apayao alone. Other ethnic groups like the Kalinga and Itawit also occupy pockets. Groups of Negrito are Continue reading

Pudtol Attas

Apayao ProvinceThe few remaining Pudtol Attas live along the Abulog River in Pudtol, northeastern Apayao (CAR), south of Pamplona. Theirs is an Ibanag language, which is closely related to those of the Gaddang, Itawis, Agta, Yogad, Isneg, and Malaweg.

The Atta Pudtol share the province with the Isnegs, who comprise the majority ethnic group in Pudtol. The Atta Pudtol build their houses along rivers and waterways, where an abundance of protein-rich food is available.


AdasenOne of the nine distinct subgroups of the Tingguians of northwestern Luzon, the Adasens are Isnegs from Apayao. They can be found in Dolores, Lagangilang, Sallapadan, and Tineg in northeastern Abra.

The Adasen dialect and cultural practices reflect the tribe’s origins. Like other Tingguians, they perform religious rituals, songs, and dances in honor of the spirits during important events: birth, childhood, betrothal, marriage, sickness, death, and harvests. Continue reading

Apayao Province

ApayaoAccording to the local Isneg, Apayao means “negotiable river.” This new province is perched high above the Cordillera region. Literally sandwiched between Ilocos Norte, Cagayan, Kalinga, and Abra, the province is branded as “Cordillera’s Last Frontier of Nature’s Richness.”

It’s unquestionably remote. Kabugao, its capital town, only has 14,000 people. But that doesn’t mean it’s empty.  Apayao is teeming, brimming, even crammed with wildlife. Continue reading

Banaue Rice Terraces in Ifugao

Ifugao Rice Terraces PhilippinesAmong the world heritage sites in the Philippines, the Rice Terraces of the Philippines Cordilleras have such a powerful presence that makes them one of the most outstanding places in the country. Lying high in the Cordillera mountain range, their setting cannot be replicated anywhere in the lowland tropical landscape of the Philippines – or even anywhere in the world, for that matter.

High in the remote areas of the Philippine Cordillera mountain range, scholars believe, slopes have been terraced and planted with rice as far back as 2,000 years. Mountains terraced into paddies that still survive in varying Continue reading