The ideal base for trips to Mt Banahaw is the town of Dolores. From Dolores a rugged dirt road leads you through several cult villages to the village of Kinabuhayan, home to the obscure Tres Persona sect, which worships ‘the three personalities of God’.

You can also visit the religious cults on Banahaw’s lower slopes. One such group, the Suprema de la Iglesia del Ciudad Mistica de Dios, maintains a rather impressive compound on Mt Banahaw. Always ask for permission before photographing cult members, and never pull out your camera inside their places of worship.