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Mount Pinatubo

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Address: Botolan, Luzon, Philippines
Phone Number: 639199349474
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Sun - Sat 12:00 am - 12:00 am
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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Went with a local tour and left the hotel at 4am as we needed to start early. Also needed to pray for good weather, as inclement weather will cancel the hike due to risk of... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
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Singapore, Singapore
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Went with a local tour and left the hotel at 4am as we needed to start early. Also needed to pray for good weather, as inclement weather will cancel the hike due to risk of rockflow. It started with a bumpy 4x4 jeep ride through the rocky plains before dismounting and continuing on foot. The sun was probably the biggest... More 

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Frankfurt, Germany
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Organised by a TrekkingPinatubo me and a friend were picked up at our hotel in Angeles City. A bus ride to the Tarlac Pinatubo gate we switched into a Jeep. another 4 mile ride and we reached the start of the walk. The little chubby tour guide wore flip-flops - we wore sport shoes with socks - but he was... More 

Thank The_Fat_Frankfurter
Stockholm, Sweden
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We did it as a day trip from Manila, all included. We started early in the morning 4.30 AM and came to Capas where we switched to 4x4 jeep. Then we had 2 hours drive to the drop off point. The actual hiking took 1-2 hours one way to the summit and additional time at the crater lake. It was... More 

Thank Patrik L
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

There's little streams to cross, but they aren't that little. The water level goes up to mid-calf at some point, and the current is quite strong. We wore regular running shoes, and they were soaked thru, and took a long while to clean out cos of the fine volcano ash. It would be best to wear covered (cos of the... More 

Thank Mumseword
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is one of my unforgettable climb so far. We all know how beautiful Mt. Pinatubo is based on the internet photos or thru the descriptions our friends have foretell. However, there's nothing can compare of the bliss you will experience when you see it personally with your own eyes. The smell of the grass, plants, soil and fresh water... More 

Thank Estella Maris A
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Definitely worth visiting. The hike is quite easy. You might need 2 hours up 2 hours down. The landscape of the former forest, which was destroyed after the eruption of MT Pinatobu is really unique! Absolutely my favorite spot in the Philippines. You can contact Alvin (unfortunately I couldn't find him here on TripAdvisor) You will find him tough in... More 

Thank Sanja L
Saint Louis, Missouri
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We lovingly call this mountain Mount Divorce because my husband suggested climbing it. We rode in a jeep up to the base-the ride was super bumpy and we got stuck several times. This required us to help dig out rocks and building make-shift roads to get by. This part wasn't too bad as long as you hold on. It was... More 

Thank piratequeenteuta
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2016 via mobile

I visited Mt. Pinatubo with a local travel agency last June 25, 2016. There were four (4) other participants in this tour. We left Manila around 3:30am and arrived at our point of destination at around 5:30am. We were actually the first group to arrive and the first to start the trek. We have to ride a 4x4 jeep. The... More 

Thank Nef0611
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2016 via mobile

I was never one to trek but I gave Mount Pinatubo a try and it was absolutely worth it - the majestic view of the crater lake is one for the books; the sense of accomplishment when you've finally reached your destination is all sorts of wonderful; the feeling of awe, wonder and being one with nature is incomparable. However,... More 

Thank Mine L
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2016

We organised our visit to Mount Pinatubo through the guest house we stayed at. To get to Santa Juliana from Baguio get any Manila bound bus and get off this important junction town (Capas, I think); or just tell the conductor to let you out at the junction for Santa Juliana and they'll do so; same when taking a bus... More 

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