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Mount Pinatubo

Luzon, Philippines
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Ranked #12 of 958 Attractions in Luzon
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Type: Volcanos
Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Description: This volcano last erupted in 1991 and today, only the strong and brave make the two day hike to the crater.
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Brisbane, Australia
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51 reviews 51 reviews
21 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014 NEW

We did a tour which was pickup from our hotel in Angeles City, we paid around $80 each which I see if your filipino its half the price! It was an excellent day as it was overcast so not to hot! The guides were very good along the way, he took our camera and took photos of our whole group... More

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16 reviews 16 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

We did this hike with several other families. It was a very early start (4:30am pick up). It was not an easy hike. The kids did great and the guides were very helpful with younger kids. We got lucky as the day stayed overcast so it wasn't to hot. We were able to go down into the volcano and the... More

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Orlando, Florida
3 reviews 3 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014 via mobile

Our trip started early. The van driver picked us up at 4am and was even early. His name was Joey and he worked for Filipino travel center. He was great I recommend him and the travel site as they made booking really easy. From other reviews I see some folks paid 35-40. Not me. I went with 3 others and... More

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Pasig, Philippines
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

Been there with my 2 other friends. We left Manila early but still arrived later in the morning. We never though that we would aboard on a 4x4 vehicle from that very bumpy road on the way to the trekking site. Its hilarious coz our we swayed and hit our body off it.It took us almost an hour to reach... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

Easy trip from Manila with your own car. Left at 4 in Manila and had breakfast at Mc Donalds in Capas. Easy to find the St. Juliana tourism office and purchased the 4wd trip for our group of seven. We nedded two as maximum capacity is 5 per 4 wd with a cost of 3000 Peso per vehicle. Otherwise you... More

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Manila, Philippines
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8 reviews 8 reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

Mount Pinatubo ranked #3 in themindunleashed.org's list of 15 of the most beautiful crater lakes in the world and I'm happy that I've trekked & seen this beautiful place. Today, this active volcano has become one of the more popular tourist spots in the Philippines and is also one of the most breathtaking places in my country. I have been... More

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Mandaluyong, Philippines
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

After the eruption in 1991, the devastation that this volcano has brought thousands homeless. Yet the remnants of its destructive nature had created spectacular land sculptures. The lava flows and ash falls expelled from this dormant volcano had resulted new landforms that continuously changes through the weather. It would take around 2.5 to 3 hours land travel from Manila to... More

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Quezon City, Philippines
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

It was a long and tiring trekking for 2hours, but it worth the effort after reaching the crater. It's a must try for people who love nature :-)

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2014

its up to the street .. in 2012 i need walk 2 hours up and it was a really not a funny walk but to see the pinatubo lake at least its a very nice view.

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Quezon City, Philippines
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5 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2014

We travelled 2hrs (van) from Manila to Tarlac, thrn transferred to a 4x4. Trecking is almost 2hrs depending on your phase (7km). --make sure to bring your food and dribks because drinks at the top is very expensive. (I guess x3 of the price in 7-11). --don't wear shoes as you will pass some rivers. trecking sandals is advised.

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