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11 Days Trekking and Yoga Retreat in the Philippines

  • Manila - Vigan - Sagada - Bontoc - Banaue - Batad - Baler


Cordillera Trekking and Yoga Retreat

Not for the weak and faint-hearted, Samyama Yoga offers a unique yoga and trekking adventure to see a UNESCO World Heritage site, the rice terraces of the Philippine Cordilleras. With stunning views and backdrops, the astounding rice terraces will take your breath away and leave you feeling mesmerized by these man-made creations! Traveling through Sagada, Bontoc, Banaue, and Batad, you will immerse yourself in the Ifugao culture and traditions.


  • Morning Vinyasa yoga sessions
  • Pranayama and meditation sessions
  • Sunset Restorative or Yin yoga sessions
  • Tours to various famous destination in the Philippines
  • Domestic flights and van / jeepney transfers
  • 10 nights accommodation
  • Arrival airport transfers
  • Daily breakfasts

Good to know

  • All ages are welcome as participants.

  • 9 days with instruction
  • English
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You will be staying in hotels in Manila, Vigan, Sagada, Bontoc, Banaue, Batad, and Baler. Yoga sessions will take place where there is space.

With stunning views and backdrops, the astounding rice terraces will take your breath away, and leave you feeling mesmerized by these man-made creations! Traveling through Sagada, Bontoc, Banaue, and Batad, you will immerse yourself in the Ifugao culture and traditions. A certain level of fitness is required to walk through Batad, as it is only accessible by foot. Option to stay in Banaue if unable to walk down to Batad is available.

Nearby is Sagada in Mountain Province. Famous for its hanging coffins and limestone caves, this town is a must destination for backpackers. Spelunking, caving and rock climbing are among the many activities to do.

As a side trip, you will visit another UNESCO World Heritage Site, the city of Vigan, one of the few Hispanic towns left in the Philippines where its structures remained intact, and is well known for its cobblestone streets and a unique architecture that fuses Philippine and oriental building designs and construction, with colonial European architecture.

Sample itinerary

  • Day 1 Arrival in Manila
  • Day 2 Manila to Vigan
  • Day 3 Vigan
  • Day 4 Vigan to Sagada
  • Day 5 Sagada
  • Day 6 Sagada to Bontoc
  • Day 7 Bontoc to Banaue
  • Day 8 Banaue
  • Day 9 Batad
  • Day 10 Batad to Manila
  • Day 11 Homebound


Various styles of yoga styles will be offered throughout,either a flowing Vinyasa sequence to wake up before breakfast, or a Restorative or Yin yoga at sunset to cap the day. Guided pranayama and meditation to complement the practice. All levels and abilities are welcome. Please bring your own mats and props.

There will be tours included in the price. Please send an inquiry to Samyama Yoga for further details.

Patricia Olabre

Patricia is a London-based, qualified British Wheel of Yoga teacher having finished her 500-hour teacher training in 2009 with Marc Beuvain in the tradition of Sri T. Krishnamacharya. Her classes are geared towards all levels, especially for beginners, and she is certified to teach baby, kids, family, prenatal / postnatal, and most recently, Yin yoga. Group classes offer three variations to suit each individual's needs and capabilities.

This retreat will take place in Manila, Vigan, Sagada, Bontoc, Banaue, Batad, and Baler in the Philippines.

Daily breakfasts are included in the price.

  • Caving
  • Hiking
  • Rock climbing
  • Spelunking
  • Surfing
  • 1 yoga session per day, either a morning or afternoon session
  • 10 nights hotel accommodation in Manila, Vigan, Baler, Sagada, Banaue, Bontoc, and Batad
  • Airport pick-up on arrival
  • Daily breakfast
  • Domestic flights and van / jeepney transfers
  • Tours
  • %Flights to Manila are not included in the price.
  • % Yoga sessions on arrival and departure days
For information about the booking conditions, please send Samyama Yoga an inquiry.
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Arrival: Monday March 6, 2017
Departure: Thursday March 16, 2017

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