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Mount Pinatubo

Luzon, Philippines
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As featured in Daytrips from Manila
Ranked #8 of 922 attractions in Luzon
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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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Mandaluyong, Philippines
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

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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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2014

I was in third year college when Mt. Pinatubo erupted in 1991. It was only in 2013 when I learned that there are available arranged tours going to the crater. Got a good deal from a promo website and off we go to Tarlac. We left Manila at 4am and were at Mcdonalds, Capas at 530am. After having breakfast, we... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2014

Great from tour booking to end of tour. Booking lady was courteous and efficient, guides were funny, friendly and very helpful, Lunch was average but other than that, WOW!! Next time I want to see lava flowing! try to do a number 2 before you go(or use natures latrine). Loved it!!

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Binan City, Philippines
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2014

I would highly recommend this trip. From the start with the 4x4s to the actual trek, you'll see nature's way of making something destructive but turns out very beautiful.

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Hong Kong, China
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2014

If you are looking for a day trip from Manila, i would highly recommend you go here. This place is not as popular as Taal but is SO much better. 2 friends and i were here over Easter break. We had nothing booked beforehand. Reading many of the reviews here, it might seem like you need a tour agency but... More

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Luzon, Philippines
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2014

I went here with my friends to hike. I am not a good hiker and I really had to take a few stops to get to the crater. However it was so rewarding, the experience is really one that I will not forget. If you are a beginner like me who does not exactly enjoy walking, please bring tons of... More

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Manila, Philippines
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32 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2014

First of all the tour starts at 6:30-7:am. So if you are coming from manila its a long ride and I suggest to stay in tarlac city just to have a good night sleep. Its trekking again so bring a good pair of sandals. From tarlac its just 45 mins depending on your driver to get to pinatubo and in... More

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