Batanes Travel Guide 2020: Batan, Sabtang, Itbayat

BISUMI Travel and Tours


BISUMI Tour and Services is a travel and tour company that provides eco-adventure tours within Batanes. The company’s name comes from six Batanes municipalities: Basco, Itbayat, Sabtang, Uyugan, Mahatao, and Ivana.

“We offer quality and affordable tours so you can get the best value for your money.

Tour Batanes with Confidence! Whether you are seasoned traveler or about to start to travel, solo, couple or in a group, BISUMI Team is happy to serve you!”

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  • #71 Llopez St., Brgy. Kayvaluganan, Basco, Batanes 3900, Philippines 3600


My Mom and I would like to thank Mr. Ryan Lara Cardona, Owner of Bisumi Tour and Services for his exceptional professionalism and hospitality – before, during, and after our tour in Batanes.

To Arbin Fajelga and John Philip Cantor – our Tour Guide, Photographer, Encyclopedia, Historian, and Clown DUO, thank you for the invaluable Batanes experience!

Bisumi Staff : (L-R) Jhimlan Velasco, Catherine Elica, Angielyn Sarraya, yours truly, and Richelle Fidel, thanks for going out in the sun for a photo with me =) and to everyone from Bisumi Tour & Services, a huge huge huge thank you!, our trip to Batanes wouldn’t have been possible and successful without all your hard work.


Most of you who follow me on Facebook and Instagram know that I’ve been to Batanes twice already (Personal Expense) before this most current trip – which is in collaboration with BISUMI. That’s why I put this at the end of this article to avoid misrepresentation.

Lake Kavaywan, Itbayat

Itbayat is the northernmost inhabited Island of Batanes, and also the biggest of the three (Batan, Sabtang & Itbayat) islands. You have two ways of going here: Faluwa, or Plane. If you are sea-sick, you might want to consider hopping on a plane because the waters the Faluwa will cross will give you motion sickness (at times, to the extreme level) but if you’re up for an adventure – aren’t we all? =), travel like the locals and like me on board a faluwa. I was actually lucky the time I went there, the sea was somehow calm.

Travel time to Itbayat via Faluwa is around 4-5 hours depending on sea condition. My trip was around 4 hours only because the sea was quite calm. Fare is ₱450 per person per way. You can check the updated trip schedule at Basco Port once there.

Torongan Cave, Itbayat
Did you know? Itbayat Island is one of the world’s largest uplifted coral reefs.
Pagganaman Port, Itbayat

I wasn’t able to post any article about my second trip, which was purposely for ITBAYAT, so here’s a travel video:

Bisumi also provides tour packages in Itbayat for as low as ₱3,500 per person. Contact them for more information.

If you have any questions, clarifications, if you found details that are incorrect, or you just want to share something, please feel free to comment below and I will respond ASAP.

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9 thoughts on “Batanes Travel Guide 2020: Batan, Sabtang, Itbayat

      1. Arvin

        Sobrang amazing! Para na rin akong nagtour sa Batanes! ⛱️ Complete details pa lahat. Very informative 😁


  1. Jenny Ann Eisma Casintahan

    Sir Mon Villaverde! Though its my second time to read your articles and vlog Im so amazed to the beauty of BATANES! Thank you for this vlog that I felt Ive been there already BUT its my dream to explore the place also with my hubby which is perfect for my upcoming birthday and to our wedding anniversary! More Power and will continue to support your vlog! Godbless!


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