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Mount Pinatubo

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Address: , Botolan, Luzon, Philippines
Phone Number: 09196084313
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
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Description: Mount Pinatubo is an active stratovolcano in the Cabusilan Mountains on...
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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Awesomely volcanic baby !

Great, really great trip to do. Plus, it on a day-trip from Manila, so rather to get bored in the city center or in another mall, don't hesitate for a second. If you have the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 2, 2015
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Rennes, France
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015

Great, really great trip to do. Plus, it on a day-trip from Manila, so rather to get bored in the city center or in another mall, don't hesitate for a second. If you have the opportunity to sleep on the top, do it. I haven't done it, but I'm sure it's worth it. On the way up, I'd recommand to... More 

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Luzon, Philippines
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015

yes it is true it was a nightmare in june 1991 when it eurpted , our Angeles city was covered with ashfalls and lahar kept on flowing down the river streams of Pampanga. I have been in Mt. Pinatubo for three times and two times we had a night camp. I did experienced to walk 3 and half hours trekking... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

It was literally breathtaking for we trekked for 2 hours to get to the crater..in fact namatay ang kuko ko sa paa sa kakalakad(dagdagan pa ng 4x4 na sinakyan namin na kakarag-karag)but everything has been paid off..the view of the crater was just so mesmerizing..it was one of the most beautiful places ive been to..going back from the crater was... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

A great family or group adventure that can be done as a day trip if you are willing to wake up early! The tour we booked was inclusive of pick up in Manila. The 4x4 part of the trip that led to the hike was fun as well and the view just breathtaking

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Cambridgeshire
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

The trip is normally done as a personal tour, with a 4WD ride to the base of the mountain (interesting in itself because of what you see on the way) then a hike up to the crater lake; then back the same way. The hike is fairly arduous, not because of the climb or the several hours time it takes,... More 

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Makati, Philippines
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015

Nothing on the internet tells people that they have to get to the entrance before 08:00 if they want to visit. This makes it impossible as a day trip from Manila. Prices, too, are very high if travelling alone or as a couple. Before considering a trip, make sure that you read the Trip Advisory notices from the Philippines Dept.... More 

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Cebu City, Philippines
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

We super love our experience hiking up Mt. Pinatubo with our toddler. We got ourselves a package (very rare) since renting one 4x4 would be too expensive for the three of us. Ms. Sonia Bognot of Majestic Mount Pinatubo Tour and Homestay was very friendly and accommodating. We even stayed in their house (slightly expensive for a backpacker though) but... More 

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Metro Manila, Philippines
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015

The road was closed off so we had to hike 7kms+ to get to see the crater, it was tiresome but was really nice. We didn't get any tour package, we just drove off and registered (make sure you are there early). We bought burgers from Jollibee, ate it when we got to the crater. Please make sure you buy... More 

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Asia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015

Great trip but a way to save thousands of pesos is to stay nearby and organize your trip direct with the 4x4 drivers/guides rather than through Manila or Angeles hotels and tour operators. I stayed at Alvins place which was great value see other report. The trek is 1 hour 45 mins up and same down. And there is a... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

We had a great time hiking pinatubo. We left manila about 4 am and set off on the drive up to the start. We got in 4x4's for the awesome drive across flat river/marsh terrain to the start of the hike to crater lake. It takes about 2.5 to 3 hours to get there. It is mainly flat with a... More 

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