Pinatubo Volcano Off-Roading and Hiking

Outdoor Activities in Philippines
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Tour description

Drive over a volcanic desert and hike into the crater of Mt. Pinatubo, one of the most destructive volcanoes of the 20th century. Visit a village of the Aetas, the indigenous people of the Pinatubo area. Private transportation from Manila included.

We pick you up at your hotel in Manila and travel to the jump off town of Sta. Juliana in Tarlac. After breakfast we take a 4x4 jeep and ride for two hours over the desert of ash created by Pinatubo's 1991 eruption. The jeep ride brings us to the trailhead that leads up the gentle slope of the dormant volcano and into its crater. The hike involves several stream crossings and takes about 1.5 to 2 hours each way. At the crater lake we have a picnic lunch beside the milky blue water. In mid-afternoon we hike back to our jeep and make our way back to Sta. Juliana then drive back to Manila. We arrive in Manila in the evening.

What's included

  • All land transportation from Manila to the Pinatubo trailhead and back (private vehicle).
  • Picnic lunch.
  • Entrance fees.
  • Guiding service from Manila to Pinatubo and back.

What's not included

  • Food and beverage other than lunch.
  • Travel insurance.
  • Tipping. Tips to restaurant waiters, local guides, etc. are not expected but appreciated. Your trip leader can suggest an appropriate amount. Also, if you are happy with the service of your Trip Leader, a tip at the end of your adventure will be greatly appreciated.