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Mount Pinatubo

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Address: Botolan, Luzon, Philippines
12:00 am - 11:59 pm
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Sun - Sat 12:00 am - 11:59 pm
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
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Mount Pinatubo is an active stratovolcano in the Cabusilan Mountains on the...

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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Great for 4x4 fun, amazing landscapes

Did a self guided tour to Pinatubo with my own 4x4 and couldnt get as far as the local driven 4x4 which are hired at the entry to crow valley, some great driving, but best to go... read more

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Did a self guided tour to Pinatubo with my own 4x4 and couldnt get as far as the local driven 4x4 which are hired at the entry to crow valley, some great driving, but best to go with the 4x4s which can be hired. the landscape is great and varied making for a great hike which is not too demanding.... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This 7KM trek is worth it! It took us 2.5 hours to get to the peak and another 2.5 to descend. The climb wasn't hard, it was generally flat for 6 KM however I wasn't wearing proper shoes for the trip (I wore a closed toe crocs w/o socks) and sand kept on getting into the shoes. By the time... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We just did a very reasonably priced tour with Tripinas out of Manila to Mount Pinatubo. The tour was run very smoothly, and the guides and the drivers were great with a special shout out for our jeep driver; he was pretty amazing. The tour makes for a very long day, but it is well worth it. Once you get... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I was going solo, so I joined the public tour organized by Tripinas. I highly recommend them if you want to go to Mt. Pinatubo! Everything, from the 4x4 ride in the middle of lahar-formed mountains, up to the crater, was beautiful. It's a must-see, if your health can take it! I highly recommend packing light too. :)

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

i took a tour, all was very well done, the jeep trip is a fun in itself, the landscape is amazing, the lake is wonderful... you should definetly take a tour and go to mt pinatubo, you wont regrett it... you ll feel away from it all (of course lots of tourists) and you ll adore the lanscapes, so dramatic,... More 

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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We were really excited about climbing a mount Pinatubo. Actually we wanted do do it on motorbikes to get up and enjoy the road back and forth. Especially that we knew that 4 years ago my boyfriend with his father got on the top by motorbikes. So when we came to Angeles we thought it will be easy to organize... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We took this organised tour with Tripinas and it was well worth the money, we were picked up at Dau (near Clark) and taken by mini bus to the 'base camp' where we then traded the bus for 4X4's to go to the volcano valley to begin the hike. They advise that you take 1.5 litres of water for the... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 30, 2016 via mobile

Im always reading blogs about nearest attraction in Manila that involves adventure, hiking, nature trippin..Mt. Pinatubo was always on the list, I have decided to visit on Feb, where the weather is not yet too hot... We chose to join other groups via tour package to lessen the hassle of commute, tour guide, 4x4, fees etc and its all worth... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 8, 2016 via mobile

a famous mountaineer was once asked; "why do you climb mountains?" and his answer was simple and straight: "because it's there!". mt pinatubo has been there all along, awaiting everybody to see its pristine crater lake, the literal breath-taking climb is not for the unfit. we started the 2-hour trek while it was already raining so the level of difficulty... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 1, 2016

One of the best experience in a lifetime :) Awesome view of volcanic environment, tiring trek but it's worth it since the crater is so majestic! I recommend Pinaykeypoint Team. Simply one of the best! Fast transaction, great team. You must try it during summer season. We did it during rainy season and I don't advise beginners to do this... More 

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