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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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Superbb location in Luzon, Philippines. The 4X4 ride was amazing. Requires 3 hours trekking to reach the cater.

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Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Superbb location in Luzon, Philippines. The 4X4 ride was amazing. Requires 3 hours trekking to reach the cater.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I've never visited a place so unique, beautiful and fun all in one day. A trek to Mount Pinatubo is quite the journey as for me it was an early bus ride from Manila to a small village. A connecting motorcycle taxi to the park then a Jeep or in our case a classic Toyota Land Cruiser through a dried... More 

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Just went to Mt. Pinatubo this weekend. But the night before our tour, Sonia already texted my friend who contacted her that there will be no more van transfer because other groups decided (daw) to bring their own car. So hassle! We paid 2,450 yet there was no van transfer? There are many tour operators for Pinatubo which is lesser... More 

2 Thank Elloisa P
Newcastle, Australia
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Reviewed April 21, 2017 via mobile

An early start leaving Manila at 3am to be at the start point by 6am. I was glad our jeepney was open in the back so we had plenty of ventilation and excellent photo opportunities as we bounced along the rugged terrain. It was fascinating to see the farmlands turn into volcanic formations. The hike to the top has many... More 

1 Thank maitai2203
Metro Manila, Philippines
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Reviewed April 10, 2017

It amazes me how a volcanic eruption could form a beautiful crater lake. This is a pure work of nature. No swimming btw. The hiking was not that difficult so it is good for beginners like me. It was my first time to hike. But one of my favourite parts was the 4x4 ride where we had to experience a... More 

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Ontario, Canada
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Reviewed April 2, 2017

Our family went on a tour of Mount Pinatubo. The tour was arranged from our hotel in Angeles and included pick up at the hotel at 5:00 am. One hour drive to guesthouse to be picked up by 4x4 jeeps - one open the other enclosed. About 1 hour jeep ride to start of hike. Hike took about 1 hour.... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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Reviewed March 26, 2017

I don't want to spoil your experience by revealing too much but the Crater lake of Mt Pinatubo is stunning and well worth a visit, stay at Alvins Pinatubo guest house the night before and book either the 4x4 tour or ATV tour through Capas ATV which crosses the barren volcanic dessert for around 2 hours followed by a 3km... More 

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Reviewed March 17, 2017

We traveled by bus from Manila to Capas in Tarlac and then to the tourism office to book the tour guide and the 4x4 It was 2nd January 2017, and for our surprise, 2nd January of each year, is the Sacrifice offering day for the Volcano Mountain. We got really curious and asked why there was a lady with us,... More 

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Reviewed March 11, 2017 via mobile

If you have a sensitive or delicate back then the 75 minute journey from the road to the parking area for Punitubo can be a challenge. It's tough going. But if you can endure it the hike is pretty easy and worth it when you reach the crater. Once there there's not much to do other than appreciate the view.... More 

Thank GarryPy
Manila, Philippines
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Reviewed March 11, 2017 via mobile

Dec-Feb are probably the best months to visit because of the weather. I was lucky that it was not too hot when i did the trek. The 4x4 ride was the highlight of this trip and i was just amazed with the mesmerizing scenery, and i thought how wonderful nature could be. i mean, something beautiful is created from a... More 

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