24-Hour Joyride To Benguet

Imagine traveling without any plans. No itineraries just drive and get to nowhere, all in 24-hours. That’s what happened to us last weekend a day full of fun and exploration as the family gets crazy with food and joyride.

How did we end up in Manila-Baguio City-Tuba, Benguet-Baguio City-Manila? Oh, well, we had our family dinner at Rack’s SM North, Friday night. After our sumptuous meal, we headed home to rest, but the boys still managed to have a quick drink.

Because we were not yet sleepy and the kids were still awake by midnight, we talked about planning to have rest and relaxation next long weekend after a relative just came home from abroad. But the small conversation turned into jesting and teasing until it heated into a persuasive argument to travel that night.

By 1:30 a.m. Saturday, the elders agreed to go on with the ride and so we packed light and by 2:05 a.m. we went to a relative’s home so they can get some belongings.

By 2:30 a.m. we were heading north. We reached Dau by 3:30 a.m, had early breakfast at Jollibee Dau Terminal before the long ride start.


We were 13 inside the car and literally we looked like sardines packed in a tiny can.

Because we don’t have a definite place to go, and we don’t have hotel accommodations plus, we don’t want to be stuck in traffic in Baguio City, the captain of the ship decided to take us in Baguio suburb, Tuba, Benguet.

I didn’t know that there are resorts in the mountain side, just 16 kilometers away from Baguio City. We passed by Ben Cab Museum which is located almost near the boundary of Baguio City and Bgy. Nangalisan, Tuba, Benguet.

Along the way, we passed by 3 tunnels called The Asin Tunnels, located in Asin Road.

Asin Tunnel

Asin tunnel 2

It headed to several resorts but we  chose to stay in Palm Grove Hot Spring and Resort. For 100.00 per person, we were able to rest for a while and take a bath of course.

Palm Grove

After three hours at the resort, we headed back to Baguio City.  Because we were alone on Asin Road we took the chance to have some memories at the tunnel.

Asin tunnel 4

The view from outside the second tunnel.

Asin road

At noontime, we were back to Baguio City where we have our late lunch at Solibao Restaurant and window shopped at Burnham Park, where different kinds of flowers were on exhibit.



After, strolling in the park, we found ourselves walking in the streets going to Session Road.


We went to the market to buy some pasalubong.


The kids were really exhausted that day from walking, biking then strolling again until we decided to drove back home by 9:00 p.m. At exactly 2:15 a.m., we reached Manila and ended our tiring, but fun 24-hour weekend joyride.



29 comments on “24-Hour Joyride To Benguet

  1. That is one family adventure! I am pretty sure a lot of you were sleeping in the van during the long hours on the road. 🙂

    This reminded me once, when coming from Bicol, went straight to Baguio then back to Manila.

  2. You’re right only the driver was awake on our way home. I believe we can do the Bicol-Baguio-Manila trip if and only if we have two cars for the journey.

  3. your post made me so excited! I will be in Baguio this Sunday for the Panagbega and that will be my first time to witness the festival and to be in Baguio! Gosh I have so many plans to do in Baguio and I hope I can accomplish them all in one day haha.. we got our own itinerary and I can’t wait haha

  4. What a nice way to spend a day. I love such one=-day-trips! It looks like you had fun – and I’d like to visit Benguet as well 🙂

  5. Haha oh man, we’ve got a family with 5 children and I thought OUR van was a tight fit 😛
    What is pasalubong, if you don’t mind me asking?

    Looks like a fun trip- my favourite picture is the one of everyone having fun outside the tunnel 😛

  6. Oh my god!!! This is super crazy and super awesome… Yeah, I’ve done this but solo. I’d love a big gang like this. You guys in the car and in the tunnel look too awesome!!! Cheers…

  7. What an adventure that was, it must have been so exciting! It’s always fun to have a roadtrip with the family especially when you have kids. Glad to know you all had fun despite the trip being short.

  8. Pasalubong maybe foods/thing you bought from the place you visit. In the Philippines, it is more about the “specialty” of the place.

  9. A trip to Baguio is always worth it. That trip to Benguet made it more unique and special. Doing this as a roadtrip with the kids and whole family is all the more memorable.

  10. I’ve been to Baguio a lot of times already but never new about that Asin Cave. It looks really scary to drive through it. Feels like you’re in a horror movie. O_o I miss Baguio!

Lazada Philippines