Mount Pinatubo Hiking Tour

Mount Pinatubo Hiking Tour

from $88

Mount Pinatubo’s eruption back in June 15, 1991 caused the loss of many lives and damages to properties; however, its destructive eruption exposed its beautiful natural landscape. Our Mount Pinatubo Hiking Tour will take you to its magnificent crater lake. See the natural landscape along the way on your 4×4 vehicle and during trekking.

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  • Vacation Style Holiday Type
    Guided Tours, Hiking, Trekking
  • Activity Level Strenuous
  • Group Size Small Group
    Maximum of 9
All about the Mount Pinatubo Hiking Tour.

The Mount Pinatubo hiking tour is perfect for beginners and seasoned hikers. You will definitely enjoy the one hour 4×4 vehicle ride to the base of this amazing volcano.

The summit is about 7 kilometers from the jump off point and will take trekkers about 2.5 hours to reach the summit. The landscape along the way is just as perfect as what Mother Nature wants it to be. A beauty in destruction.

The trail is a continuous gradual uphill from the trail head. You’ll be passing through several river crossings and boulders. It is an open trail, there are no trees seek cover from the heat of the sun.

The tour package inclusions and exclusions at a glance
What is included in this tour?Items that are included in the cost of tour price.
  • Private van transportation from Manila and back. Inclusive of fuel, driver, and toll fees.
  • Tour coordinator / guide from us
  • Local guides
  • 4×4 vehicle rental fees (5 passengers per vehicle)
  • All entrance fees and environmental fees
  • New 700-peso Botolan entrance fee
  • Souvenir from us
What is not included in this tour?Items that are not included in the cost of tour price.
  • Hydration – bottled water and sports drink
  • Lunch
  • Trail snacks
  • Personal souvenirs and expenses
  • Travel insurance
  1. 2:30 AM 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 2:30 AM. There are restaurants in the area where you can eat breakfast before we leave.

  2. 3:00 AM ETD in Makati for Capas, Tarlac

    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.

  3. 6:00 AM ETA Capas, Tarlac

    Arrival at the trail head. We will register and meet our local guides. We’ll have a short briefing before we commence our activity. We’ll be riding a rented 4×4 vehicle up to the trail head.

    There are stores in the area where you can buy bottled water and trail snacks.

  4. 10:00 AM ETA trail head

    Hiking duration from the trail head up to the crater is about 3 hours on average speed. This varies depending on the strength of the group.

    There are no stores along the trail so we suggest that you bring your own trail food and hydration. There’s one at the base and at the crater but prices are too high. We suggest you bring enough water and trail food.

    Enjoy the view at the crater. We have plenty of photo opportunities there.

    Please note that it is prohibited to swim in the crater lake. We’ll have lunch at the crater.

  5. 12:00 PM Start descent

    Going back to the trail head will take us about 2.5 hours, approximately. So make sure that you have enough water or hydration.

  6. 4:00 PM ETA parking lot

    Arrival at the parking lot / registration area. There are paid shower rooms and rest rooms where you can wash up and change clothes before our return trip to Manila / Makati.


  7. 8:00 PM ETA Makati / Manila

    Arrival in Makati / Manila. We can drop you off somewhere along the way so that you don’t need to go back all the way to Makati.

    Kindly check your belongings before you leave the vehicle.

    End of the tour.

Mount Pinatubo Hiking Tour
4x4 ride up to the tail head

No, lunch is not included but a safe budget is around P200 for a good meal with a drink at the jump off point. 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
  • Any rain protection like rain-proof jackets and/or raincoat or ponchos (in case it rains)
  • Trail food like chocolate bars or granola bars
  • Packed lunch
  • Medicines if you are on medication
  • 2 liters of hydration
  • Mobile phone and camera
  • Sunblock (optional)

This tour requires a minimum of 9 participants to depart.

If you are less than 9, contact us via email so that we can give you the rate for that particular number of participants.

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