The small city of Banaue, Ifugao Province in the Cordilleras Mountains of the Philippines is hard to access. There is no airport, and the nearest one at Cauayan, is a 4 hour drive away. Most visitors come in by night bus from Manila - a long, tedious journey. Most visitors agree, tthough, that the trip was worth it once they feast their eyes on the magnificent rice terraces, especially those at Batad and Bangan-an - both UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Local transport will get you there by jeepney or tricycle at least most of the way. High speed internet is just about nonexistent, and cellphone coverage is spotty at best, so Banaue is a chance to really get away from it all.