FAQs

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Going to Batanes

1. How do we go to Batanes?
– You can go to Batanes by airplane from Manila to Basco and from Tuguegarao to Basco.

Best time to Visit
Peak Season: March – June for summer
Cool Season: November – February
Wet Season: July – September
October: Little Summer

2. What are the airlines that goes to Batanes,  Schedule and Rates?
– Via PAL from Manila to Basco v.v. and SKYPASADA from Tuguegarao to Basco v.v.
PAL Roundtrip Airfare
Average Roundtrip Airfare Range: Php 15,000 – Php 24,000 or higher
Skypasada Roundtrip Airfare: Php 12,000

3. How can I get promo airfare?
You can get a cheaper airfare thru online. Booking in advance at least 6-2 months in advance, this would give you a great advantage to get the lower airfare compare to booking just in a week.  Below are the airline website to Batanes.
PAL – https://www.philippineairlines.com/en/ph/home
Skypasada – http://www.skypasada.com/

4. Can you book our airline tickets?
– Yes, we can book your airline tickets. Please contact us for us to check the updated promo that you may avail and provide you more accurate quotation for your package.

About the Tour Packages

1. What is your Hotel + Eco-Tour Packages?
– These  are the packages that has the rate with the choice of your Hotel and includes eco-tour packages with your tours, accommodation, all meals and all government fees. Basically it has the complete land arrangement while in Batanes. 

2. What is Eco-Tour Packages?
– Eco-Tour Packages includes Batan Tour, Batan South Tour and Sabtang island tour this is ideal for 4D3N and 5D4N packages. This is a 3 days tours. And without Sabtang Tour if only 3D2N, which only includes Batan North and Batan South tour, 2 days tour. But if ever you request Sabtang for 3D2N this is possible provided we will compress your Batan North tour and Batan South tour and Sabtang tour on your second day.

3. Do you have tour itinerary?
– Yes, please review the link below.
http://www.batanestravelandtours.com/tour-itineraries/

4. What are the tour inclusions of the package?
– Please review the link below.
http://www.batanestravelandtours.com/tour-inclusions-2/

5. What are the payment options?
– Please review the link below.
http://www.batanestravelandtours.com/payment-option/

6. Why do we take package from your company?
– Because of our experience in the industry as a local tour operator for 14 years. Your private guided travel that begins from your booking with us until your return in your home with experience of Batanes. We are DOT accredited in Batanes that offers Airline Ticket, Hotel Accommodation and Tours.

7. What makes your package unique with other tour packages?
– Because we let you control of your tour rather than us to be in control by adjusting tours according to your interests and needs. What we provide are the best that Batanes can offer. Here are some unique experience you may have from us.
7.1 Food. About the food we want you to experience what Batanes can offer, we have been partnered with the best caterers in Batanes for years. This means not all meals will be provided by the hotel, instead in the package we want you to experience different caterers with different specialty of food. From local Ivatan food, sea foods and pic nic lunches. Everything included in the package.
7.2 Private Assistance. From the airport and during your entire tour in Batanes. Aside from our tour guide we have our tour coordinator manager where you can ask assistance 24 hours for your needs. This gives you peace of mind.
7.3 Team Work. With strong partnership we have with hotels, caterers, drivers, boatman and our personal tour guides. Rest assured your tour package with us will be organized. We believe that with team work we share all the benefits of tourism may bring.
7.4 All-In Package. With our all-in package. This makes your tour with us less hassle. We believe in a vacation in a sit back and relax vacation and all you need is to enjoy the moment.

Hotel FAQ’s

1. This is my first time in Batanes. What hotel can you suggest?
Most of our accommodations that we offer are DOT accredited.
High end Hotels – Fundacion Pacita and Residencia du Basco
Recommended Hotel – Bernardo’s – Lantia Hotel, PenMaya Hotel, Midtown Inn, Dive Batanes, Amboy’s Hometel, Shanedel’s Inn, Villa de Babat
Affordable Hotels/Homestay – Casa Feliciano, Abengaña’s Homestay, Balletin Hometel

Other hotels are currently on process for their DOT accreditation and we will add them for your choices.

2. I need a tv and wi-fi in a hotel. What can you recommend?
– Most of the hotels in Batanes have TV as for the wi-fi, we have limited options. Although LTE is already available to both Globe and Smart. Expect that our Internet in the province is still slow compare to the LTE in the city.

3. What is the best hotel accommodation you can suggest? Budget is not a problem.
– Fundacion Pacita and Residencia du Basco

4. Is Fundacion Pacita close to Basco Town? What about Residencia du Basco?
– No, Fundacion Paciata is located at the hill top of Chanarian Tukon and about 2-3 kms in an uphill road. While Residencia du Basco is located at Chanarian distance is around 3 kms.

Tour Package Recommendation

1. Hotel + Eco-Tours + All Meals – Should you want to have an easy and hassle free tour in Batanes. This is the package for you. We tailor fit what is the best accommodation in Batanes plus our tour services with our best partner suppliers in Batanes. Best of all this is a private. You will have your own tour guide and driver. Please review the rates below and the tour inclusions.
http://www.batanestravelandtours.com/batanes-packages/hotels/

2. Eco-Tours Only – We give this tours to those guests who have reserved their accommodation in advance. Best of all this is also a private tour. You will have your own tour guide and driver.
http://www.batanestravelandtours.com/batanes-packages/eco-tours-packages/

3. Tell me more about homestay or Inn in Batanes?
Homestay in Batanes are technically houses where they convert their rooms to cater tourists. Some homestays totally converted their homes to make more rooms to cater more tourists and here they become like Inns. Our selected homestays are the one we recommend base from our observation and feedback from our guests. Like giving us a comment they arrive as tourist but leave like a family. Please contact us to assist you to provide more details about the homestays.

Mode of Payment

You can  cash deposit, online transfer, or using GCASH and Paymaya to our online bank accounts.