Man-made mummies are found only in three places in the world. One of which is Kabayan, Benguet. Benguet is known to be the homeland of Igorot tribes in the Philippines. The so called fire-mummies are an extremely interesting cultural phenomenon within the cultural heritage of this region. The road to Kabayan is astonishingly beautiful, with mountains and different kinds of lush trees for a view.
WorldActivity Philippines organizes this tour to support and preserve the historical tradition found in the Philippines. Tourism is a great help for the local economy of Kabayan.
Location: Kabayan, Benguet, Philippines. You can either go to Kabayan with public transportation or we can arrange private transportation. In Kabayan, there is a very simple and small place where you can stay – The Cooperative.
Specifics about cost, in- & excluded: The fee depends on the number of travelers per tour – inclusive of the local guide, transportation, and lunch. Mostly this tour is booked as a package with Tree-planting Tour in Nueva Vizcaya
Timeframe: 2 days minimum
What to bring: Warm clothes for cold nights, hiking shoes, cap/hat, sunblock lotion.
'After Manilla we traveled to the mountain province. In Kabayan we met the local youth group. We ate with them, talked with them and together we visited the mummies high in the mountains. Els and me also gave a workshop for the local tourguides. About 50 people turned up, some of them had walked for hours to be present!
We have seen some sad things and a lot of beautiful things. Altogether an experience I will never forget. There's not a day that I do not think about our adventure in The Philippines, if only for a minute.'
~Ewart and Els, The Netherlands