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Mount Pinatubo

Botolan, Luzon, Philippines
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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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"base camp"
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"day trip"
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"your feet"
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"jeep ride"
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"jump off point"
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"two hours"
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"long walk"
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"an adventure"
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"santa juliana"
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"walking stick"
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Reviewed 6 days ago

The experience was awesome, the journey took two hours from the base camp on 4x4 jeep and 2 hours trekking to the crater. The view was amazing. The heat can be bad, but it is worth it. Rewarding in the end. The whole area is...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We went to mt pinatubo via botolan last april. The view was really breath taking and i’ll always say it’s my once in a lifetime adventure.however, be ready for a hike. It’ll take 3-4 hours trek one way of more or less 7km distance in...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had a camping trip for Pinatubo via Tripinas tours. Everything was fine until the time to return to the base camp in Botolan. Our 4x4 stopped in the middle of a river. We decided to try to walk to the base camp since it...More

Thank Cherry S
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Together with Beeway travel Angeles City we did a daily trip to Mount Pinatubo.The driver early in the morning was on point,pick up from the hotel was included,transportation with a good car and aircon.After 3 hours walk we reached the top of the area,very nice...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

After a dusty ride on a 4x4 jeep, we had to walk 5 km the rest of the way to the crater, through streams, rocks and sandy paths. Be sure to bring a packed lunch and drinking water, because at the crater site, instant noodles...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Guys this hiking in Mt. Pinatubo was the hardest hiking i had so far, it was a dayhike. We started at 3am at finished at around 10pm. It was so tiring but one of the best hiking experienced i had, given the chance i will...More

1  Thank Ivan Ray J
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Reviewed 9 April 2018

We highly recommend to visit one of the Philippines pride. The journey maybe long, but it's all worth it til you get the end of the trail to see the beautiful crater of Mt. Pinatubo. The guides are all helpful & assisted us especially on...More

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Reviewed 1 April 2018

Its an adventure which we cant forget ever with my kids and husband.First,going there is already a trickery,the place is not easy to find.But good thing the organizers th are quite careful and considerate for the travelers.They are checking first if we are fit to...More

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Reviewed 26 March 2018

The journey can a bit tough and long depending where you are coming from. It took us about 2 hours (1 hr car ride, 1 hr on a 4x4) to the trail head. The 4x4 part is very rough. Once at the trail head, it's...More

Thank onefive
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Reviewed 9 March 2018 via mobile

Went here December of 2013. I agreed to this adventure as I have never been here. I never expected that the it was going to be a an “Adventure”. It was surreal and worth every step. Going up was somewhat dry, tiring and fun. Once...More

Thank John H
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OubleB
24 April 2018|
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Response from Edgardo F | Reviewed this property |
Luckily, there is! A bus liner called the Philippine Rabbit carries passengers between Capas and Baguio City. Inquire in one of their stations fro schedules and fares. I'm not exactly sure where they are in Baguio since I've... More
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demi944
19 December 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
18 November 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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