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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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"crater lake"
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"an hour"
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"day trip"
in 24 reviews
"base camp"
in 18 reviews
"jump off point"
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"your feet"
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"wheel drive"
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"two hours"
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"long walk"
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"santa juliana"
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"starting point"
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"packed lunch"
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"bumpy ride"
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"blood pressure"
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"an adventure"
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Reviewed 6 days ago

Our organizer was Tripinas. I think it's the most affordable package (PHP2,200) with transpo and fees... no food, though. Travel time from Manila to Base Camp was around 4.5 hours. Bus ride was comfortable. Our 4x4 jeepney ride was enclosed, which is why I didn't...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Tourism post in Botolan for Orientation have nice staff and still currently undergoing major construction. Store should be open for supplies. Washroom/shower facilities needs improvement. The 4x4 ride is quite long 37 km and cramp for 6 seniors for a rough one hour ride. Lahar...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

We availed of the tour from Alvin/Angie Bognot guest house and used our own transportation to get there. I've read that you typically depart at 7 for the tour but they didn't pressure us because we arrived around 2am. After breakfast, we were given a...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

What an amazing experience! It was a very early start (3am pick up) but as we walked out of our hotel, there was a van, ready and waiting for us. They drove us to a meeting point (which took about 5 hours from Makati to...More

1  Thank Grace H
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Getting the experience of riding an open 4x4 across the lahar desert to reach the basecamp was just an awesome start to a great hike. If you're lucky enough to get good guides, they'll tell of you scientific facts, history, and ancient lore as you...More

1  Thank Edgardo F
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Reviewed December 30, 2017

Our tour was booked with e-philippines. We were picked up from our place around 2:30 am. It was a couple of hours drive from Manila. We got to Capas, Tarlac around 5am.There are no other resto's there to buy your lunch . Just Mcdonalds. It...More

1  Thank Elle G
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Reviewed December 22, 2017

Mt Pinatubo 4 x 4 ride and hike never ceases to amaze. It is visually arresting and also a favourite filming location for my team. Met and worked with the lovely Aeta community, watched wild tamaraws graze, watched sunsets, sunrise and millions of stars int...More

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Reviewed November 21, 2017

Tripinas deal, so far, was the most affordable that I can find. Kudos for that! Yet, customer satisfaction IS NOT compromised. Loved the short yet informative lecture about mt. Pinatubo. Made us appreciate the trip even more. Will definitely choose Tripinas again. Banca rides on...More

1  Thank Luis M
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Reviewed September 8, 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

1  Thank akaong
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Reviewed August 12, 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

3  Thank Dany2019
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demi944
December 19, 2017|
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Response from jane19852014 |
Hi Demi, 30min. trail for trekking is not yet available at the moment.
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Jerry T
November 18, 2017|
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Response from CzarEmmanuel | Reviewed this property |
Try to contact Ms. Sonia Bognot (cp# 0932 6094226 or 0918 602194). She's in charge of the tour group organizers of trekking to Mount Pinatubo.
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Marwan70
November 18, 2017|
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Response from CzarEmmanuel | Reviewed this property |
Any day of the year is good as long as it's not raining. Hence, summer time (March-April) would be great. As to bringing your own car, I'm not sure about this. The local tourism office is quite strict with permits given to... More
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