Bubut tribe’s symbol for the scorpion. Charged us only P400 each.

Quick Guide: Buscalan, Kalinga

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Transportation

  • Take bus bound for Tabuk City.  Tabuk bound buses are available from Victory Liner Manila and Kamias Station. (Go down at: Tabuk City, St. William’s Cathedral) Travel time: 10-12 hours
  • Take jeepney or bus bound for Bontoc. Available at Tabuk City (Go down at: Bugnay) Vans are also available. (Go down at: turning point or jump-off to Buscalan) Travel time: 3 hours approx.
  • Hike to Buscalan. Hike duration: 30 mins – 1 hour approx.

Accommodation: Homestays are available in town. Fixed rate of P250/night/person.

Estimated Budget: P4000 – P5000 per person for 2 people inclusive of transportation, accommodation, food, tattoo (depending on size), etc.

Days Recommended: At least 3 days

Activities and Sights: Get a traditional Kalinga tattoo from Whang-Od or Grace, View the rice terraces of Buscalan and the Kalinga mountain range, Taste the Kalinga brewed coffee, Roam around Buscalan Village, See the Sleeping Beauty, Swim at the waterfalls, Visit the village blacksmiths.

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