Us. Thanks to our photographer, our driver. I forgot his name.

Paoay Sand Dunes 4×4 Ride Adventure – Trip to Ilocos Series

Everyone in the van was all excited upon learning that our next stop would be the sand dunes in Paoay, Ilocos Norte. I can understand why… the place is popular and it is always featured on TV. Some scenes of the famous TV/movie “Panday” were shot in Paoay Sand Dunes.

Paoay Sand Dunes 4x4 Ride Adventure registration booth.

Paoay Sand Dunes 4×4 Ride Adventure registration booth.

It was around 3PM when we arrived in the said place. I heard people’s uproars from a distant and I saw they just completed their 4×4 ride adventure. They must had enjoyed the ride. Though the weather was scorching hot that did not stop Ana Mae to go for a ride. She was pretty excited. Together with other two travel buddies which we made close to that time (I forgot their names, I am sorry), we decided to try their 30 minute 4 x 4 ride adventure for only PhP1,500.00

Before we started our ride.

Before we started our ride.

When our driver started the car’s engine, it appeared that holding a grip on the car’s backbone steel was the only way to keep the adventure safe. haha It was not scary. It was fun – the fact that my fellows were all girls who were all loud whenever we descended on a very steep road. Our driver knew where to pass to make these girls scream even more.

The sand dunes is scenic in the sense that it is very unusual.  I imagined I was already in the wildest dessert of Middle East. I woke up my senses and yeah, I was in the Philippines. I was just wondering if we can raise some camels nearby… hahaha to make the place more scenic. I only saw goats.

4 x 4 ride adventure in Paoay Sand Dunes. We were on our way for fun!

4 x 4 ride adventure in Paoay Sand Dunes. We were on our way for fun!

Interesting hut. I guess they are waiting sheds for goat takers. Not sure but that is what I suspect.

Interesting hut. I guess they are waiting sheds for goat takers. Not sure but that is what I suspect.

The supposed 30 minute activity I believe took more than that. We stopped in the middle of the sand dunes for picture taking. Also the other two girls tried their luck for sand boarding. It was hot but we did not care. We just enjoyed the fact of being there.

It is good to know that the sand dunes is located nearby the sea. Breathing some fresh air coming from the sea while riding the 4×4 car was just amazing.

Other riders.

Other riders.

Us. Thanks to our photographer, our driver. I forgot his name.

Us. Thanks to our photographer, our driver. I forgot his name.

Picture taking in the middle of the dessert?

Picture taking in the middle of the sand dunes?

Paoay Sand Dunes.

Paoay Sand Dunes.

One of my most pretentious pic. Thanks to Ana Mae for taking this picture.

One of my most pretentious pic. Thanks to Ana Mae for taking this picture.

The other two girls tried their luck in sand boarding.

The other two girls tried their luck in sand boarding.

One last shot nearby the sea.

One last shot nearby the sea.

I totally enjoyed the 4×4 Adventure Ride. It was all worth it! That was the highlight of the day.

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