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Mount Pinatubo

Open Now: 12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Open today: 12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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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...more
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Botolan, Luzon, Philippines
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Active ash cloud warning today in Pampanga. Kids out of school and advisory to stay in doors for the day.

Date of experience: January 2020
1  Thank G1462CBkevinm
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The view is just as wonderful as other travellers have said but I am so disappointed with all the rubbish left by visitors and locals. Along the 5km hike my group picked up and filled 4 plastic bags full of rubbish. At the parking area...More

Date of experience: January 2020
1  Thank yvonnel0812
Reviewed December 20, 2019 via mobile

I did my trip solo, no help, and it was... challenging. In the end, I arrived at the road block and was told that you could only go there in the morning! (There’s an army base and it was a thing in April), so I...More

Date of experience: April 2019
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Reviewed October 17, 2019

We first rode 4 x 4 car going to the entry point of our trek. Then seems an endless rocky road, but when you reach the top,It's all worth it.

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank Jujang J
Reviewed September 8, 2019

DO NOT GO ON WET SEASON!!! gaad we were out there 10 straight hours with the strong winds and rain pouring upon our bodies. Please bring raincoat !!! also, the TRAIL IS HARD AF during wet season! gaad And we were not informed about the...More

Date of experience: September 2019
2  Thank ironic9
Reviewed August 14, 2019 via mobile

In the most unappealing time of the month, we were almost not allowed to start the trek so we waited for the Tourism office to make the decision. Luckily we made our original plan happen which is to trek towards the summer crater lake despite...More

Date of experience: August 2019
1  Thank tipsidaisi
Reviewed July 26, 2019 via mobile

The view is very nice. We spent 2 hours there for taking pictures and rest. Have lunch there. Bring own food.

Date of experience: July 2019
1  Thank cavang007
Reviewed June 4, 2019

I've gone twice and it was definitely easier the 2nd time around! It's mostly a mind game when you don't know how much further you need to go and your mind is trying to quit because you haven't slept much and it's insanely hot but...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Pauline d
Reviewed May 7, 2019

Pinatubo Day Trek is a definite must-try for photo enthusiasts and adventure seekers. Here are 4 tips to help make the Pinatubo Trek Memorable: 1. Visit during weekdays and start off before dawn The Pinatubo Trek is a moderate hike where one will meet hikers,...More

Date of experience: March 2019
3  Thank Asian_Pilgrim
Reviewed April 22, 2019 via mobile

A 4x4 ride and a day trek to the crater of Mt Pinatubo was so worth it. The view of the mountain was very picturesque! Thanks to the help of Tripinas travel and tour, we all had a blast!!

Date of experience: April 2019
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January 9, 2020|
Response from yvonnel0812 | Reviewed this property |
We just went to Mt Pinatubo last week from Tarlac. The guide, driver and 4x4 and fees were all arranged by a rep from the hotel. Before we went all the questions were answered by the hotel we overnight in before the tour. We... More
October 22, 2019|
Response from ankyfire |
What trip? Some trips probably return on time, others don’t. I was organizing the whole thing myself and was back in Manila around 7pm.
February 8, 2019|
Response from mannyvillarba | Reviewed this property |
You can take the Victory Bus in EDSA, Pasay City. About 2 hours and 30 minutes going there. The hike is more or less 4 hours back and forth depending on your hike speed. Maybe, you will be there a day to appreciate the... More