Mount Maculot Hiking Tour
Mount Maculot Hiking Tour is for those looking to experience a quick hike from Manila. Perfect for those with limited time and beginner hikers.
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Vacation Style Holiday Type
Activity Level Challenging
Group Size Medium Group
Our Mount Maculot Hiking Tour will take you to one of the most famous trekking destinations in the Philippines. The name Maculot comes from the word “kulot”, meaning curly. It is said this name came from the aborigines, called Aetas, who once lived on the mountain because they had curly hair.
Once you reach the Rockies or the summit you would be able to view Taal Lake, rock formations, and forests. The trails are steep and mostly assault. Although, the stop overs are the best part because the locals sell fresh buko or halo-halo along the way. The famous campsite is nicknamed “7-11” since it’s a one stop store about everything.
930 MASL marks a special point on the mountain: three different destinations open up. One being the Rockies, the Grotto and finally the actual summit. Though you can visit all three in one day, most people only go to one or two, the Rockies being the most popular choice.
- Private van transportation from Manila and back. Inclusive of fuel, driver, and toll fees.
- Tour coordinator / guide from us
- Local guides
- Lunch (set meal)
- 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 other restaurants in the area where you can eat breakfast before we leave.
ETD Makati for Cuenca, 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.
ETA Cuenca, Batangas
Arrival at the trail head. We’ll register and meet our local guide. We’ll have a short briefing about the climb before we commence hiking.
ETA at the camp site.
We’ll have a major stop at the camp site where you can buy refreshments and snacks at the store. We’ll then proceed to the Rockies. Extra care should be observed as this part is a little challenging and dangerous. We have plenty of photo opportunities here.
ETA at the summit
The summit is optional but we highly encourage you to reach it. We have plenty of photo opportunities here.
ETA parking lot / trail head.
There are rest rooms in the area where you you can wash up or take a bath. We’ll have a late lunch at a restaurant in Cuenca.
ETA Makati / Manila
ETA in Makati or Manila. End of tour.
No, lunch is not included but a safe budget is around P150 for a good meal with a drink.
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
- 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)