Sabi nga ni Coco Martin – ang Batanes, ini-experience, hindi gino-google. True enough, the google pictures cannot even justify the beauty this place has to offer. I am a proud Pinoy to having been able to experience Batanes, with all its uber-breathtaking-sucking-all-your-energy-sa-kagandahan na views of hills, mountaintops, cliffs and rocky shorelines.
Day 1. Northern Basco Day Tour. Batan is the biggest of the three main habitable islands of Batanes. Basco, the capital is located in the north of Batan. Flights going to Basco are normally scheduled early morning so just enough time to settle down to your hotel or homestays before starting the tour. I think there are a number of tour packages offered by travel agencies but i think it is still DIY-able. We actually got a good deal with manong tricycle driver who also acted as our tour guide for Php500/day.