Batangas Mt. Gulugod Baboy Minor Day Hike for Beginners & Bato Sa Buhangin Resort from Manila
Go on a minor hike up Batangas’ Mt. Gulugod Baboy and cool off at Bato sa Buhangin Beach Resort with this day tour. This tour already comes with the assistance of a guide, transfers from and to Metro Manila or Cavite, coffee, lunch with drinks, a personalized event bag tag, and registration, environmental, and entrance fees. This day tour is suitable for beginners and first-timers.
If you are coming from Metro Manila or Cavite, you will be picked up from your accommodation for free (1 pickup point only), but for an additional fee, you may also be picked up from Batangas, Laguna, Quezon, North Luzon, or Central Luzon. To make sure you make it to your stops on time, you will be picked up the night before your actual tour.
Once you are picked up, you’ll head to your jump-off point in Mabini, Batangas. Here you’ll have early breakfast (at your own expense), register, and listen to the briefing from the guides. At around 4 AM, you will start your hike up Mt. Gulugod Baboy. You should reach the summit just in time to catch the sunrise. At 525 meters above sea level, the summit will reward you with breathtaking views of Batangas Bay and Balayan Bay.
After your descent, you’ll head to the public market, where you can buy food and other supplies (at your own expense). Once you have everything you need, you’ll head to Bato sa Buhangin Beach Resort. You’ll spend the rest of your day here, so feel free to swim, take pictures, or just enjoy the beach resort and its facilities and amenities. Your lunch here comes with water, soft drinks, and fruits for dessert.
Before heading back to your point of origin, you can shower at the resort. If you get hungry on the way back, you also have the option to have dinner on the way (at your own expense).
Explore some of Batangas’ natural attractions with this day hike and beach visit. Check the availability by choosing a date.
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Free accomodation pick-up and drop-off from Cavite or NCR, additonal Php120.00/pax for pick-up and drop-off from Rizal and Quezon. Please follow and apply the leave no trace principle- Take nothing but pictures, leave nothing but footprints, and kill nothing but time. Understand the risks in outdoor adventures. Never underestimate the mountains as the weather may be unpredictable. Do not worry as there will be a tour guide who has to undergo mountaineering and safety courses but do your own research and bring all necessary hiking safety gear.
Always adhere and listen to the advice of your climb team leader, coordinator, and guide. If you have a medical condition such as asthma or any allergies please notify us so we can prepare. Every participant is required to bring their own garbage bag. There will be no trash to be left in the area, even in the smallest form. Fine may be charged to any participant caught littering. Food may be prepared upon request for a minimal fee, shower area will also be available on-site for a minimal fee.
We highly advise that hikers wear comfortable hiking shoes or sandals. If you don't have hiking shoes, running shoes will do but please avoid wearing slippers. Trekking pants and shorts, leggings, or jogging pants for the bottom garment. Avoid denim pants or skinny jeans as they might restrict your movement. Use a dry-fit shirt or rash guard and avoid wearing cotton shirts. Guests may opt to bring a cap, arm sleeves, or head buff to help protect from sunburn and a pair of gloves to be used in climbing up the rock formation: ordinary, gym, garden gloves will do- this is available at the jump-off point for 50php per pair.
For individual safety, be sure to inform your family that you are hiking on your tour date as there may be poor to no signal during the hike. Prepare and condition your body and always expect the unexpected.
Please maintain minimum health protocols like physical distancing, proper sanitation, and wearing of facemask when talking shall be observed during the hike. Don't forget your tour voucher and a valid ID.
See you soon!