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Mount Pinatubo

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Address: Botolan, Luzon, Philippines
Phone Number: 639199349474
12:00 am - 12:00 am
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Sun - Sat 12:00 am - 12:00 am
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Fee: No

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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Wonderful hike - Amazing crater lake

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... read more

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW 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 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

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 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago 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 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My overall experience was good. I spent almost 2,000 pesos. We arrived as early as 5AM, before riding the 4X4 there were some short talks and we are grouped into three because we're eleven. I loved the 4X4 experience although the surface of the road was not smooth haha! You should be cautious and hold tight. One of us had... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2016 via mobile

We did a private tour with TRIPinas and it was excellent. It was a long day, 02.00am from Manila by a van, 4x4 riding through a volcano river, and another 2 hours trekking. Fishing the tour around 05.00pm drop off in Manila. Normally,This agency offer a public tour but we a bit pay more for private. With this price, they... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2016 via mobile

We arrived early in St. Juliana. To get a tourguide was very easy. Once you enter St. Juliana, you will already see the 4x4 parking there. After the paperworks with the tour operator, we then went for an hour ride through a stone desert. The trek was easy, no steep areas. The tourguide was also very helpful when there was... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2016

We did this tour a few days ago, it is a VERY long day. VERY....... about a 3 hour drive from manila to the spot where you take off in the jeeps. A very bumpy 4x4 ride for about an hour which was very cool surroundings and scenery. The jeeps drop you off and you start your 7KM walk/hike. NOTED... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2016

Ticket approx 100Eur. A bit too expensive. 3700 Pesos at the Drop Point and another 700 Pesos on the track. Veiw is nice.

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