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Mount Pinatubo

Luzon, Philippines
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Ranked #12 of 979 Attractions in Luzon
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Volcanos, Outdoors
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Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014 NEW

Its one of the best and easily accessible volcanic crater with 1 and half hour hike and 1 hour 4XD. Can see the diverse ecosystem created by the volcanic eruption on the way, sulphur mixed rocks and barren lands, and loose sand hills. There is no food available at the entry point of hike, need to pack all those things... More

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Bangkok, Thailand
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28 attraction reviews
99 helpful votes 99 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

Mount Pinatubo offers stunning views all throughout the trek! The landscape changes from stark, grey earth to plain rock faces to tropical greenery to gushing streams. You will find yourself walking over white sand, hardened grey lahar, stones and boulders, and crossing fast-moving streams. The trek is of medium difficulty, provided the sun is hidden by clouds and it is... More

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Crawley, United Kingdom
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3 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

This was an amazing trip, start by calling the tourist information and book through them. Its an early start , we got up at 4am and ordered a trike to take us to the starting point at 5am via Mc Donalds coffee stop , this ride took about 1 hour. The tour started off with having a blood pressure test... More

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Brisbane, Australia
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21 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

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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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
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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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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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14 helpful votes 14 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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