"ITS" - BATANES
IDIANG TOUR SERVICES (ITS - BATANES) - Our aim is to provide you with well-trained local guides for the best travel experience in Batanes.
What is Idiang?
Idiang- is a natural fortress (rock formation) where the Ivatans climb to defend themselves from invading neighboring groups as well as foreigners. Idiang stands high as two story building.
Pre-hispanic Ivatans were compose of different tribes and used to have teritorial wars so they choose to settle on higher grounds near the IDIANGS. These tribes are compose of three ranks, the highest rank is the mangpus (chieftain), second rank are the Mapolons, and they have these UMIDIANG who are the warriors or the frontliners during wars.
BATANES fast facts:
No. of municipalities: 6
No. of brgy: 29
Population: 16,604 (2010)
Land area: 230sqkm
Territorial waters: 4,500 sqkm
The county's northernmost and smallest province, Batanes is among the most sought-after tourism frontier destinations located at the confluence of the West Philippine sea and Pacific Ocean.
Dubbed as "nature's playground", the archipelago province has been declared by the government as a protected landscape and seascape because of its rare flora and fauna, undulating terrain, diverse marine life, limestone cliffs, and panoramic sceneries. It boasts of streches of white and cream colored sandy beaches and clean water.
Composed of ten tiny islands, of these, only three are inhabited (Batan, Itbayat and Sabtang) while the islets of Dinem, Siayan, Ditarem, Misanga, Mavudis, Dequey, and Vuhus are all uninhabited.
The provincial capital town, Basco is the gateway and hub of commerce and transport of the province with the presence of the airport which flies to Manila and Tuguegarao city, Cagayan. From here, tourists can go around the other towns in Batan Island.
Batanes is nearer to Taiwan, which is just 190 km north, than mainland Luzon which is 280 km away from Aparri, the northernmost tip.
MEET OUR TEAM
These are the hardworking people who aims to provide nothing but the best service you can ever have in Batanes.
You may choose from the options below on which tour suits your best.
WHAT THEY SAID
Dios mamajes with all our
Best service ever! They are very friendly to the point that I feel like I'm a local. They even surprised me with a cake and local wine on my birthday. So sweet... It was a great experience overall. On top of the beauty of Batanes , I want to go back because of the people. idiang Tour Services is highly recommended!!! They make sure serve you with their best effort.
Thanks Idiang Tours, Sir Nels on ( Marketing), Kuya Jack (tour guide), Kuya Dik (Captain of Innova), Kuya Wilbert (letting us use his bike at the airport) and Ate Anna ( for recommending Idiang Tours)
- Muz Izquierdo
One of the best tours ever! Idiang is brilliant! I love the fact that they make adjustments based on what the tourist wants. The personalized tour guiding approach made everything easier and feasible for me. After the tour, I became part of the Idiang family, we are now close friends!
- Ai Gonzales
I couldn't say anything more, the "five stars" says it all. Thanks for making our trip so perfect, it's even beyond what we expected!
- Tereh Bayona
Thank you so much Idiang. You surprised us talaga. Thank you Nelson Balanoba, Wilbert, Alex, and the rest of the staff. Amazing tour!