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Batangas Mt. Talamitam & Mt. Lantik Twin Hike + Layong Bilog River from Manila | Beginner-Friendly

Go out on an adventure with your friends and catch Mt. Lantik’s sunrise
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Tour starts
NCR, Philippines
Duration
18 hours
Difficulty:
Easy
Languages:
English
Available:
All year
Minimum age:
8 years old

Description

Trek to the summits of Mt. Talamitam and Mt. Lantik in Batangas on this twin hike day tour. The journey to these two peaks is perfect for beginners who want to conquer their first hikes as the trail is considered a minor climb. This tour is already inclusive of pick-up and drop-off within Metro Manila or Cavite, the service of a guide, side trips to Layong Bilog River and Tagaytay City, a personalized souvenir bag tag, and all necessary fees. 

A driver will fetch you from your chosen pick-up point before sunrise. You will then make your way to Sitio Kayrilaw, a rural village located in Batangas, which also serves as the jump-off point for the hike to Mt. Talamitam. Here, you can have an early breakfast before undergoing the mandatory safety briefing for the ascent to the summit. Make sure to pack your own meals, however, as food is not included in this package. After listening to the safety guidelines, you will start the trek up Mt. Talamitam. 

The trail to Mt. Talamitam's summit features no thick foliage but is covered in grass, so wear comfortable clothing and bring water to keep yourself cool during the trek. At the top, you will have a panoramic view of Mt. Batulao, another popular tourist attraction in Batangas, and the verdant trees that cover it and its surroundings.

After a short break here, you will head for the second peak for the day, the top of Mt. Lantik. Unlike the trek to Mt. Talamitam's peak, the trail to Mt. Lantik is bordered by trees and tall grass. When you finally reach the top of Mt. Lantik, you will be rewarded with a view of the surrounding mountainscapes and forests as well as Mt. Talamitam. Aside from the stunning view, you can also take photos with the heart- and circle-shaped decors here that are fashioned out of dry grass. 

From the summit, you will descend to the Layong Bilog River. Feel free to go for a swim in the cool waters to soothe your body after the trip to the two peaks. There is also a small cascade at one side of the river that adds to the natural beauty of this humble stream. For more adventurous spirits, you can even dive from the nearby cliffs for a rush of adrenaline. 

Following your time here, you will return to the jump-off point where you may change and freshen up. When you're good to go, you will head to Tagaytay City for a quick side trip before finally going back to your point of origin in Metro Manila or Cavite. 

Climb two mountains in Batangas in one day by booking this twin hike. Check availability by choosing a date.

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Included

Mt. Talamitam, Mt. Lantik Twin Hike and Layong Bilog River Side-trip with Guide and Transfers
Registration Fees, Environmental Fees, and Tour Guide Fees
Personalized Event Bagtag Souvenir
Free Accommodation Pick-up and Drop Off: 1 Point of Origin in Cavite or NCR

Activities

Hiking and Trekking

What to bring

2-3L Drinking Water
Trail Food (such as Jelly Ace, Mixed Nuts, Fruits, Chocolate Bars, Energy Bars, Biscuits)
Packed Breakfast & Lunch
Trekking Pole (Optional)
Headlamp / Flashlight with extra Batteries
Raincoat or Poncho (on rainy days)
Toiletries, Towel, Personal Medicines, and First Aid Kit
Sunblock or Sunscreen
Camera, Phone, Charger, and Power Bank
Change of Clothes, Slippers, and Plastic Bag for Wet Clothes (in case you will swim in the river)
Garbage Bag for Personal/Group Trash
Extra Money in Philippine Peso Currency
Kit Storage Bag or Eco-bag (to leave any items not required for the hike, to be left inside the van)
Spirit of Adventure

Good to know

Free accomodation pick-up and drop-off from Cavite or NCR, additonal Php120.00/pax for pick-up and drop-off from Batangas, Laguna, Quezon, North Luzon and Central Luzon. 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.

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