Mount Batulao Hiking Tour
Mount Batulao, the mountain is named after two tagalog words: Bato and Ilaw which means “Rock and Light”. The mountain has open trails, remarkable rolling slopes and scenic views of the town of Batangas.
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Vacation Style Holiday Type
Activity Level Strenuous
Group Size Medium Group
Our Mount Batulao hiking tour, even if they say that the mountain is popularized by experienced hikers, we would say that it’s possible to bring your 8-9 year old kids during the hike. It’s also exciting to hike this mountain during at night, as it would be thrilling to see the rewarding sight of the city.
- Private van transportation from Manila and back. Inclusive of fuel, driver, and toll fees.
- Tour coordinator / guide from us
- Local guides
- All entrance fees and environmental fees
- Complimentary souvenir from us
- Hydration – bottled water and sports drink
- Trail snacks
- Personal souvenirs and expenses
- Travel insurance
Meet up in Makati
Our tour coordinator and driver will meet up with you at KFC-Caltex Gas Station, Buendia Ave. corner Chino Roces, Makati by 4:30 AM. There are restaurants in the area where you can eat breakfast before we leave.
ETD in Makati for Nasugbu, Batangas
As courtesy to others, please be at the meet up location at least 30 minutes before the departure time. We’ll only allow 10-minute grace period. You can sleep in the car.
ETA Mount Batulao trail head
Arrival in Mount Batulao trail head. We’ll have a short briefing before we commence hiking.
There are stores in the area where you can buy bottled water and trail snacks.
ETA Mount Batulao summit
Hiking duration up to Mount Batulao’s summit is approximately 3 hours. This varies depending on the strength of the group. We’ll take the New Trail going up to the summit. This is more advantageous for beginners.
There are stores along the trail where you can buy fresh buko juice, sports drinks, and snacks.
Start descent to the Old Trail
The challenging part going down the Old Trail from the summit is rappelling down a short cliff. This part of the trail is safe and is doable even for beginners.
We’ll rendezvous at the camp site of the Old Trail and will have lunch here. Make sure you have a packed lunch and enough hydration.
There are a couple of stores at the camp site where you can buy snacks and refreshments.
ETA parking lot
ETA at the parking lot. Prepare for the return trip to Manila / Makati.
There are shower and rest rooms at the parking lot for 10 to 15 pesos only.
We have an option to stop in Tagaytay for a quick meal if the group wishes to.
ETA Makati / Manila
Arrival in Makati or Manila. We can drop you off along the way so you don’t have to go back all the way to Makati.
End of the tour.
No, lunch is not included but a safe budget is around P150 for a good meal with a drink in Tagaytay. We recommend that you prepare a packed lunch.
We always recommend hiking shoes with threaded sole for comfort and added confidence on the trails especially for those loose soil and rocks.
Only bring the things you need to save on space. Avoid excess baggage.
- Extra set of clothes
- Packed lunch
- Any rain protection like rain-proof jackets and/or raincoat or ponchos (in case it rains)
- Trail food like chocolate bars or granola bars
- Medicines if you are on medication
- 2 liters of hydration
- Mobile phone and camera
- Sunblock (optional)