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Mt Pinatubo Crater Day Trip from Manila Including 4x4 Adventure and Hike
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Private Mt Pinatubo Trekking Tour from Manila
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Mount Pinatubo is an active stratovolcano in the Cabusilan Mountains on the island of Luzon, near the tri-point of the Philippine provinces of Zambales, Tarlac, and Pampanga. Before the volcanic activities of 1991, its eruptive history was unknown to most people. It was heavily eroded, inconspicuous and obscured from view. It was covered with dense forest which supported a population of several thousand indigenous people, the Aetas, who fled to the mountains during the Spanish conquest of the Philippines.
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Botolan, Luzon, Philippines
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Reviewed 8 September 2017 via mobile

I Actually climbed mt pinatubo several years back and it was a blast. The 4x4 ride along crow valley was jaw dropping. I will never forget walking in it too w/ the towering lahar walls enveloping me. The crater lake itself waa gorgeous. Swimming in...More

Thank akaong
Reviewed 12 August 2017

My gf and I were on our fnal leg of our backpacking trip here in southeast Asia. We were in KL, had 2 more days to burn and were searching frantically on what else to do. Someone suggested a hike trip to pinatubo lake in...More

Thank Dany2019
Reviewed 10 August 2017

The 1991 eruption of Mount Pinatubo, which remained dormant for almost 500 years, reaped havoc in the surrounding provinces of Zambales, Tarlac and Pampanga. Its eruption is considered as one of the most disastrous volcanic eruptions of the 20th century. Its "lahar" continued to destroy...More

Thank CzarEmmanuel
Reviewed 5 August 2017

Botolan, up the Zambales coast, now is the alternative start point for a 'drive and hike' to the site of the biggest volcanic explosion of the last century - its a 41 kilometre 4-wheel drive through rivers and sands to the start of the walk...More

Thank Bunny2Tanner
Reviewed 19 July 2017 via mobile

I should preface this by saying we were visiting family and so had a local to drive us up to the beginning of the adventure so there was not an issue with language barrier. That being said, it didn't really seem necessary to communicate verbally...More

Thank SachiRex
Reviewed 14 July 2017 via mobile

This place has its own dark history. It may have errupted several years ago and had casualties along with it. But now It is already one of the most sought after spot to travel.The crater just provides you picture perfect background for photos pr videos....More

Thank Jack F
Reviewed 2 July 2017

This is a once in a lifetime chance to stand atop one a volcano that last erupted with devastating effect in 1991. The 4 X 4 trip to the drop off point for the trek is exciting, ours in a 1993 Toyota colonisation with an...More

Thank Nicholas C
Reviewed 12 June 2017

Located on the Mid-West of Luzon, Mount Pinatubo is a hiking opportunity that is not to be missed, if you are willing to travel. To avoid the worst of the heat, we left the BGC at 3am, and arrived in a small village at the...More

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Reviewed 5 June 2017 via mobile

If you are an adventure then you love this. It's a long day action but worth the visit. The jeep journey was an adventure by itself and the walk up to crater wasn't that bad either. Loved it!

Thank raoflatiff
Reviewed 20 May 2017 via mobile

Superbb location in Luzon, Philippines. The 4X4 ride was amazing. Requires 3 hours trekking to reach the cater.

Thank Satya B
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Arvin David S
21 October 2017|
Response from raoflatiff | Reviewed this property |
Depends on the group size. If more than 3 then it’s about 7000 peso. If only 1 person it can go up to 12000 peso.
jonathan r
7 October 2017|
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Response from Nicholas C | Reviewed this property |
Hi Jonathan. Sorry can’t help you on this we stayed in Manila and were collected from there. N.
22 August 2017|
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Response from CzarEmmanuel | Reviewed this property |
It can be quite challenging for a boy of that age to do some parts of the trekking, especially when you'll need to cross some rivers or jump over boulders. The boy may also get bored along the way. But perhaps the guide or... More