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Mount Pinatubo Crater Hike

From: 6,580.00

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1 person : ₱12,210.00
2 persons : ₱7,300.00 per person
3 to 8 persons : ₱6,580.00 per person

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Mount Pinatubo Crater Hike

Mt Pinatubo, in 1991, with only minimal warning after 600 years of inactivity, suddenly erupted, hurling ashes and debris as high as 50,000 feet into the atmosphere.

This was the largest volcanic eruption of the 20th century, Mt. Pinatubo is now inactive again, having left spectacular lava formations (lahar).

Transport is in a 4×4 jeep most of the way up, then hike with a guide, it is roughly 5.5km (2 hours walk) each way.

The terrain is relatively flat, with a total ascent of only 300 meters. The last 20 minutes we ascend to the rim of the Crater Lake.

Note: 3am early pick up. Duration: 15 hours.

Note: Strictly imposed requirements by local authorities:

i) All guests, without exception, must produce 2 original government issued identification cards or passport. Scans or photocopies are unacceptable.

ii) As the trek to the crater lake is physically demanding, guests younger than 8 years, 60 years or over and those with physical impairment are not allowed to trek.

Swimming and boat ride in the Crater Lake is prohibited.

Overnight stay before and / or after the trek can be arranged.

Itinerary

Note: This is an estimated Itinerary:

Times vary depending according to traffic, time taken to complete the hike, duration of lunch and time at the Crater Lake. Visiting the Aeta Village or Capas National Shrine will delay the return to Manila.

03:00 We provide a private pick up from your hotel/ house at Manila/ Makati.
The drive, in air-con transport is approximately 3 hrs. Stop for 20 mins coffee break/ breakfast.

06:00 – Once you arrived at the registry office at Sta. Juliana, your driver will register your names with the local authorities and transfer you to a waiting 4×4 jeep to take you across Crow Valley.

06:30 – Depart for Mt. Pinatubo Crater Lake in a 4×4 jeep. The journey to Crow Valley is bumpy, dusty and without air-conditioning or seat belts.
The terrain is moon-like with grey sand, small streams and parched vegetation. You will pass by herds of cattle and local Aeta riding carabao (water buffalo) on their way to work.

08:00 – After a one hour and a half ride across crow Valley you will reach the trekking point. The hike is roughly 5.5 km (2-3 hrs walking depending on pace) each way with a total ascent of 300 meters.
The terrain is relatively flat until the last 20 minutes, when you ascend to the rim of the Crater Lake.

10:30 – After 30 mins rest at the crater, you continue trekking back to Crow Valley for another 2 hrs.

12:30 – Arrive at Crow Valley (starting point).

14:00 – Lunch at a local restaurant near the registration point.

16:00 – Departure time going back, arrival time in Manila between 6 to 7 pm depending on conditions.

Schedule

Pick up

Pick up time 03:00 am (subject to change when there are military exercises and we have to follow official advisories !).

FREE pick-up from your house / hotel in Makati, Taguig, Ermita, Malate and Pasay.
Additional Php 500 per way per van applies outside these areas in Metro Manila.

(*) All guests, without exception, must have crossed the river bed and Crow Valley before 7am. We have scheduled your pick-up time to 3 am to allow you to reasonably do so.  The strictly imposed 7am cut off time  is due to the military activity in the Mt. Pinatubo area. Should you be late for your pick up and therefore be unable to have crossed the riverbed and gunnery range by 7am the tour will be forfeited without refund.

Drop off

FREE drop-off at your house or hotel in Makati, Taguig, Ermita, Malate and Pasay.
Additional Php 500 per way per van applies outside these areas in Metro Manila.

Inclusions / Exclusions

Inclusions

– FREE PRIVATE pick-up from your house / hotel in Makati, Taguig, Ermita, Malate and Pasay.
– Deluxe air-conditioned round-trip transportation with driver
– Toll Fee, Parking Fee, Entrance fee, registration & conservation fee
– Use of 4×4 Jeep with driver to trekking point (max. 5 persons per 4×4 jeep)
– Permit to trek
– Local Filipino guide to the Crater Lake
– Detailed reading material about the history of Mt. Pinatubo and the local people
– Set Lunch
– Free use of shower

Exclusions

– Water & snacks during your 4×4 jeep ride and trek.
– Aeta Village visit (available as optional extra, please let us know in advance)

Things To Bring

We recommend bringing a small backpack, suggested content below, and a pair of strong legs. You will be crossing small streams during the trek making shorts and sandals advisable.

1. Sunscreen lotion

2. Mosquito repellent

3. Sunglasses, cap or hat

4. Raincoat  (optional)

5. Extra set of clothes, towel, swimwear

6. Bandaid / personal medicines

7. ALL guests are strictly required to present 2 ORIGINAL government issued identification cards and/or passport for proper identification. Scan or photocopy will strictly not be accepted by local authorities of Capas Tourism.

Note :

1. No ATM machines in the area so bring enough cash to cover your expenses.

2. Only SMART carrier phones have signal in the area.

Tour Notes

Itinerary may change due to weather or local conditions.

Rates subject to change.

For customized tour arrangements, please send us an e-mail via tours@riceterracesbanaue.com or fill our Tour Enquiry form and we will be pleased to quote you.

  • Tours cancelled 8-30 days prior to commencement of services, twenty-five percent (25%) of the total price.
  • Tours cancelled 1-7 days prior to commencement of services, fifty percent (50%) of the total price.
  • Tours cancelled on departure day and later, 100% of total price.

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