Mount Pinatubo Tour from Manila
Go on a journey to the famous Mount Pinatubo, known for its dramatic history and stunning beauty. Situated in the northern part of Metro Manila, this majestic volcano has gained renown for two compelling reasons – its enchanting beauty and the catastrophic eruption in 1991. On this tour, you’ll go on a 14 KM trek, commencing with a 4X4 ride to the trailhead. The challenging trek, featuring river crossings under the sun, stunning views, and rugged terrain, promises an unforgettable experience.
We’ll start early in the morning with a pick-up at Jollibee Shell Edsa Balintawak, then head towards the entry point at Pinatubo in Capas. Our adventure really begins with an exciting 4×4 drive, taking us through a unique landscape towards the base of the volcano. This off-road journey is an experience in itself, offering views of the surrounding wilderness.
Once we reach the trailhead, we’ll start our hike towards the volcano’s crater. The hike is both challenging and rewarding, featuring river crossings and stunning scenery. The rugged terrain under the sun makes for an unforgettable experience. Reaching the crater around midday, you’ll be greeted by the breathtaking view of the crater lake. It’s a perfect spot for lunch (which you’ll need to bring or purchase on your own). The journey back to the 4x4s is equally exhilarating, filled with the natural beauty of the area.
- Thrilling 4x4 scenery rides
- Trek amidst slopes of lahar on an approximately 14 km roundtrip
- See the majestic crater of Mount Pinatubo
02:45 – Departure
03:15 – Jollibee Shell Edsa Balintawak pick-up
05:30 – Arriving at Pinatubo Capas entry, fill up forms waivers
06:00 – Start the 4×4 drive
07:30 – Hike to the volcano’s crater and back
11:00 – Arrive at the crater, lunch
12:00 – Hike back down
14:30 – Arrive back in the jeeps
16:00 – Back in the tourism office
18:30 – Start the drive back
21:00 – Estimated time of arrival at Abraham Manila
*Optional Activities: Visit and interact at the Aeta Village
NB: All times are approximate
Good to Know
- Pick up Points: Abraham Hostel, Jollibee Shell Edsa Balintawak
- Wearing adequate footwear is highly advised to make the trail with river-crossings comfortable
- Things to bring: Camera, Cash for extra drinks/food, Hat, Sunscreen, Water, Packed Meals/Snacks.
- Entrance fees
- Local guide in Pinatubo
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Is it safe to Trek Mt. Pinatubo?
Yes, as long as there’s no alert level advisory.
How long is the Trek to Mt. Pinatubo?
Depending on the weather and condition of the trail, it’s approximately from 3 km to 7 km.
Should I bring extra cash?
Yes, for drinks, snacks, etc.
What should I wear?
We recommend that you wear walking shoes or hiking sandals for the Pinatubo trek.
Are there age restrictions?
For participants aged 60 or above, to ensure suitability for a mountain climb as stated in our travel insurance policy, we require a current medical certificate. Alternatively, they can be accompanied by a qualified medical practitioner. This ensures all participants’ safety and adheres to policy requirements.