3:30AM pickup from Manila
First, settle in for 2.5 hour drive from Manila to Sta. Juliana, Capas Tarlac. Eat the breakfast you brought along before arriving at the site.
After a safety briefing, join the passengers for the 4×4 and follow your guide along a bumpy route and for about 1.5 hours you’ll make your way over the volcanic terrain until arriving at the base of the volcano.
Disembark your vehicle for a guided trek to Mt Pinatubo Crater, starting down a lahar slope and then climbing into the forest. During the approximate 1.5 to 2-hour hike, your guide points out valley streams, volcanic rocks and other natural features in the landscape. Finally, climb a stairway to the viewing deck to peer at the shimmering, gemstone-like green waters of the Crater Lake from afar — swimming is prohibited.
Explore the region before starting your 1.5-hour trek back. When you reach the area where your 4×4 is parked, climb aboard for the rugged ride back to base camp.
Replenish with lunch at Bognot’s Homestay. You’re free to take a shower here before your return drive to Eco Resort.
- Round-trip private air-conditioned vehicle
- Service of an English speaking tourist driver
- Fuel, toll and parking fees
- Use of a 4×4 Jeep with driver to trekking point
- Local trail guide to the Crater Lake
- Conservation fee
- Botolan tourism fee (newly imposed)
- Aeta pass way fees
- Complementary Lunch & 1L bottled water
- Free use of shower
**Pick-up and drop-off is from Makati Business District, Bonifacio Global City, Pasay City and Malate District areas only. Extra charges for the other areas of pickup and/or drop off.
1 person – 14,000 pesos
2 people – 8,000 pesos per person
3 people – 6,000 pesos per person
4 people – 5,500 pesos per person
(Rates are subject to change without prior notice)
Mount Pinatubo is an active volcano located on the island of Luzon in the Philippines. In 1991, it erupted in one of the largest volcanic eruptions of the 20th century, causing significant damage to the surrounding area. Today, Pinatubo is a popular tourist destination, known for its stunning landscapes and outdoor activities.
To visit Pinatubo, expect a challenging but rewarding trek, which usually takes around 2-3 hours to complete. The trek will take you through rugged terrain, rivers, and lahar canyons, which are formed from volcanic ash and debris.
Upon reaching the crater, you will be rewarded with stunning views of the turquoise-colored lake surrounded by towering cliffs. Visitors can take a dip in the lake, which is believed to have healing properties due to its high sulfur content.
Aside from the trek, visitors can also enjoy other outdoor activities such as ATV rides, ziplining, and camping. There are several tour operators that offer guided tours to Pinatubo, which usually include transportation, a guide, and lunch.
It is important to note that Pinatubo is an active volcano, and trekking may not be allowed during periods of high volcanic activity. It is best to check with the local authorities and tour operators before planning your visit.
Overall, a visit to Pinatubo is a must for those who love outdoor adventures and stunning natural landscapes. The trek may be challenging, but the reward of reaching the crater and seeing the stunning lake is worth the effort.