We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Mount Pinatubo

Address: Botolan, Luzon, Philippines
Improve this listing
Book ahead on Viator
$180*
and up
88%
Ranked #21 of 1,095 things to do in Botolan
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Volcanos, Nature & Parks
Fee: No
Owner description: Mount Pinatubo is an active stratovolcano in the Cabusilan Mountains...
More attraction details
Attraction details
Type: Volcanos, Nature & Parks
Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: 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.
Write a Review

144 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
    91
    36
    10
    3
    4
Date | Rating
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Russian first
  • Any
English first
Staines, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
505 reviews 505 reviews
272 attraction reviews
1,100 helpful votes 1,100 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015 NEW

A great few hours trip in the dry season. Starts with an unusual experience of having your blood pressure taken before a 1.5 hr 4x4 trip (and drivers are very experienced and safe) and you can get off and walk at any stage of the 7kms trek but most stay on the 4x4 until the final 1km hike up to... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
Pasig, Philippines
Senior Contributor
28 reviews 28 reviews
8 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

Like: the view at the crater was breathtaking, it was really worth the long trek Dislike: none, all inconveniences and difficulty of the trek will be gone once you reach the crater lake :)

Was this review helpful? Yes 4
Pasig, Philippines
Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
6 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

To book this tour we used Majestic Mount Pinatubo Tour And Homestay owned by Sonia Bognot. She was so nice. We paid down payment and on the day itself we had a plus one and she was accommodated and we just paid the rest there. We were picked up in Makati and was brought to the site to be briefed.... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 7
Valenzuela, Philippines
Top Contributor
103 reviews 103 reviews
62 attraction reviews
98 helpful votes 98 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

It's my first trekking experience. And make no mistake about it, it's quite a trek. Pinatubo is just about a 2-3hour drive from Manila. This is my first trek/hike, and it exhausted me. But I guess I conquered it, and looking back i would say it was in medium difficulty. We arrived at the base camp at around 530am, and... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 9
A TripAdvisor Member
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

It's a few hour ride via a 4x4 and another hours of hiking on sharp rock so avoid wearing open sandal... At the top you will be greated by a welcome signage and a stunning view of its crater...

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
Hong Kong, China
Top Contributor
58 reviews 58 reviews
23 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

If excitement and danger is for you this is the one when visiting Clark. You can take your own 4 wheel drive on the dirt road and through the river to the staging post and then either transfer to a guided tour on their open top army vehicles or carry on with your own 4 wheel drive through the Grand... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Manila, Philippines
Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
11 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2014

It was a relatively easy to medium difficulty hike. The slopes are not steep but are filled with lahar rocks and sands making it a bit "uncomfortable" to step at. On the way to the top are varying sceneries created by the massive volcanic eruption more than 20 years ago. You can even meet Aetas, the ethno-linguistic minorities who have... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Reviewer
4 reviews 4 reviews
4 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

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 

Was this review helpful? Yes 6
Bangkok, Thailand
Top Contributor
52 reviews 52 reviews
37 attraction reviews
115 helpful votes 115 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 

Was this review helpful? Yes 6
Crawley, United Kingdom
Contributor
15 reviews 15 reviews
3 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 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 

Was this review helpful? Yes 3

Travelers who viewed Mount Pinatubo also viewed

Banaue, Ifugao Province
Batangas Province, Calabarzon Region
 
Cavite City, Cavite Province
Baguio, Benguet Province
 

Been to Mount Pinatubo? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Register now for free — and start getting automatic notification of new reviews, responding to traveler feedback, adding new photos to your listing and much more.

Manage your listing

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of Mount Pinatubo and other visitors
2 questions
Ask a question
Questions? Get answers from Mount Pinatubo staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do I have to buy a ticket for my infant?
  • How do I get there using public transportation?
  • Is there a restaurant or café onsite?