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The Philippines is one of the world’s most underexploited tourism destinations. The country has yet to be exploited by the horde of budget tourists that has overrun mainland Southeast Asia, and most of the tourists that do arrive restrict their travel to a small number of established destinations, leaving large expanses of virtually untouched territory available for adventure-oriented travelers. Significant and continuing improvements in infrastructure have made these challenges increasingly manageable and, together with dramatic improvements in the security environment in most of the country, have opened up hitherto unvisited areas to organized adventure travel.

Northern Luzon is one of the most consistently overlooked destination areas in the country, a consequence of the tendency to stereotype the country as a beach/dive destination and focus on the island belts in the center of the country. While the Banaue rice terraces have emerged as a significant dest... [More]