A Day Tour Travel Guide to Atok, Benguet

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Atok, Benguet, is a picturesque town in Benguet Province near Baguio City that is known for its stunning mountain landscapes, vegetable terraces, and unique tourist attractions. This is not my first time visiting Atok; in fact, I was here a few years ago with my best friend, and we stayed in Atok for 2 days and 1 night.

This time, we visited Atok, Benguet, for a day and explored some of the beautiful places around the town. Thus, this travel guide to Atok, Benguet, provides a list of places to visit and things to do in one day!

How to get to Atok, Benguet?

Traveling from Baguio to Atok is relatively straightforward, as both locations are in the province of Benguet in the Philippines. Here’s a step-by-step guide on how to get from Baguio to Atok:

  • By private vehicle or rental car: This is the most convenient option and allows you to explore Atok at your own pace.
  • By Public Transportation: If you prefer public transportation, you can take a combination of buses and jeepneys to reach Atok from Baguio.

However, please note that public transportation schedules may vary, so it’s a good idea to check with the Baguio City bus terminal or ask locals for the latest information on bus and jeepney routes and departure times. Additionally, weather may have an impact on road conditions, so be ready for potential delays, especially during the rainy season.

Personally, I would highly recommend taking a private vehicle or renting a car instead when visiting Atok. This is the most convenient thing that you can do and allows you to maximize your time while touring around the town. If you’re looking for a travel agency that can help you with your Baguio and Atok tours, you can reach out to B T Travel and Tours.

Essential Travel Guide and Tips

  • Respect the local culture and environment by practicing responsible tourism.
  • It’s advisable to check the current weather conditions and road accessibility before your trip, especially if you plan to visit during the rainy season.
  • Wear comfortable clothes and shoes.
  • Make sure to bring your own jacket, as the weather in Atok is much cooler than in Baguio.

Top Places to Visit in Atok

Northern Blossom Flower Farm

Northern Blossom Flower Farm is one of the most popular tourist spots in Atok. This is where you can immerse yourself in a sea of vibrant and seasonal flowers. The farm features an array of blooms, including celosias, sunflowers, and more. It’s a fantastic place for photography and enjoying the serene ambiance.

Sakura Park

You can visit Sakura Park during the Sakura (cherry blossom) season; and head to the Atok Sakura Flowers area. Witness the cherry blossoms in full bloom, a rare sight in the Philippines. The best time to visit for cherry blossoms is typically in February or March.

Haights Place

Haights Place is next to Sakura Park, showcasing different kinds of flowers and vegetables. This is one of the biggest flower farms that I’ve ever seen.

Personally, this is my favorite place that we’ve been to! The flower farm is so huge, offering different beautiful flowers and plants! The fog adds to the beauty of the place. It feels so dreamy!

Mt. Olis

Mt. Olis is another tourist destination that we visited after Haight’s Place. Mt. Olis is 7,900 ft. above sea level, offering stunning views from the summit. From the summit, you’ll get a view of the vegetable terraces, flower farms, mountains, and fruit and vegetable plantations.

Second Highest Point

Enjoy panoramic views of the surrounding mountains and valleys from this elevated vantage point. This used to be the highest point of the Philippine Highway System but is now considered the second. From here, you can also catch a glimpse of Mt. Pulag. (Unless it is not foggy at all.)

Half Tunnel

The Half Tunnel is a 50-meter portion of the highway carved from the face of a huge rock and constructed in 1968 after the strong typhoon “Trining” washed out the road.

Beacon Hill

Beacon Hill is not part of Atok, but you can also visit this eco park as a side trip. Located in Tublay, Benguet, Beacon Hill is a UK-inspired eco park where the attractions are located on the sidehills of the mountain. The eco-park offers amazing views of the landscape and a cool temperature. This is a perfect place to visit with your friends or family. It’s such an ideal place to chill or go on a picnic while enjoying the mountain views and cool climate.

Atok Itinerary (Day Tour)

  • Start of the Atok Tour: 4:30 AM
  • End of the Atok Tour: 2:00 PM

Point of Interest

  • Northern Blossom Flower Farm
  • Haights Place
  • Sakura Park
  • Mt. Olis 
  • Half Tunnel 
  • Beacon Hill

Atok Tour Entrance Fees

  • Northern Blossom Flower Farm: PHP 250
  • Haights Place: PHP 150
  • Second Highest Point (No Entrance Fee)
  • Mt. Olis: PHP 100 (free coffee)
  • Half Tunnel (No Entrance Fee)
  • Beacon Hil: PHP 100

If you’re visiting Baguio City and staying in the city for a few days, including Atok as your side trip would definitely be a great idea! In just two hours from Baguio, you’ll get to see and visit some of the best tourist spots in Atok, Benguet!

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Ara Patria

A travel blogger in the Philippines and a K-pop enthusiast, Ara Patria (The Adventuress) pursues her passion and love for traveling. She’s been blogging for years, where she writes about her own travel experiences and promotes the wonders of the Philippines. Not only does she promote the beauty of her country, but she also focuses on promoting sustainable tourism. She dreams of traveling the world and inspiring other people through her own written works and captured moments with her camera.

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