Set out on an outdoor adventure to the summits of Mt. Manalmon and Mt. Matinik in Bulacan through this twin hike tour. While you will be hiking to two summits, the trails leading up to them are perfect for beginners and novice hikers. This package already covers your roundtrip transfers from Metro Manila and the service of a guide for a hassle-free adventure. You may also use the tour operator's GoPro and drone if they are available during your climb.
Your excursion begins when your guide fetches you from your chosen pick-up point in Metro Manila in the early morning. After that, you'll be driven to the jump-off point in Bulacan. You may also stop here for an early breakfast before starting your hike. Since meals are not included in the package, make sure to bring your own food for this trip. Afterward, you'll undergo a quick safety briefing before starting your ascent to Mt. Manalmon.
As you make your way to Mt. Manalmon's summit, you will pass through the Madlum Cave, which features several limestones. Following that, you will also cross a few rivers and dense groups of trees as well. When you finally near the summit, you will have to conquer a steep ascent over rocks before reaching the top. At the summit, you will be rewarded with a panoramic view of the valley and nearby hills covered in lush forests. You will also get to see Pampanga's famous Mt. Arayat from here.
After taking a short break here, you will continue onto the trail leading to Mt. Matinik's summit. Compared to the journey to Mt. Manalmon, the path to Mt. Matinik's peak will pass through more flat trails that are easier for beginners. However, hikers will still have to hold on to ropes to safely get over rocky areas. When you finally arrive at the top of Mt. Matinik, you will have an unobstructed view of the nearby river and verdant greenery.
Following your time at the peak, you will begin your descent back to the jump-off point. At the jump-off point, feel free to swim in the river as a reward for conquering two summits in a day. You may also try out optional activities such as caving in the Buyukbok Cave and crossing the monkey bridge.
Witness the rich biodiversity of Bulacan's mountains by booking this day hike to two of its most famous summits. Check availability by choosing a date.
Strictly practice the leave no trace principle, fine may be charged if caught littering. Optional activities that may be available are to be paid on-site. Bring toiletries and a change of clothes, you may shower at the end of the tour for 20 pesos before heading back to the pick-up. Bring food that won't be soiled immediately. Pack complete but light.
The operator may cancel the tour in case of force majeure or unforeseen circumstances like weather conditions. In this case, you will be given the option to reschedule or request a full refund. Note that being late by 15-30 minutes without any advice is considered a no-show. Tour cancellation requests must be made 48 hours before your scheduled tour subject to approval.
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