Nueva Ecija Mt. 387 & Aloha Falls Minor Day Hike with Transfers from Manila | Beginner-Friendly

Nueva Ecija Mt. 387 & Aloha Falls Minor Day Hike with Transfers from Manila | Beginner-Friendly
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Tour starts
NCR, Philippines
Duration
21 hour
Difficulty:
Moderate
Languages:
English, Tagalog
Available:
All year
Minimum age:
10 years old

Description

Immerse in the natural beauty of Nueva Ecija with this day hike to Mt. 387's summit (also called Mt Batong Amat) and a visit to the Aloha Falls. The trail leading to the peak is considered an easy climb, perfect for beginners and first-time hikers. This package already covers your transportation from Manila, all necessary fees, a 4x4 truck ride, and a personalized souvenir bag tag. 

A designated driver will fetch you from your accommodation or your chosen pick-up point within Metro Manila or Cavite (1 pickup point only) in the late evening to ensure that you get to the jump-off point around sunrise. When you arrive at Nueva Ecija, you will also have enough time to eat an early breakfast. Make sure to pack your own meals, however, as food is not included in the package. When you're done, you will then head over to the registration site for a quick session on the safety precautions you need to follow during the climb. 

Afterward, you will begin the ascent to the peak of Mt. 387, which is also known among locals as Mt. Batong Amat. The start of the trail is covered with verdant trees that provide fresh air as you hike. As you progress, the trees become more scarce and start giving way to lush plants and grass covering the mountain. When you finally arrive at the summit, you will find yourself overlooking nearby rolling hills also covered in tall grass. If you come here in the summer, the grass turns a shade of brown due to the heat, making these hills resemble the famous Chocolate Hills in Bohol province. 

You can also take the time to rest here while admiring the view of the hills and the Caraballo Mountain range. Don't hesitate to bring out your camera as well to capture the panoramic scenes around you. From the summit, you will now make your way to the Aloha Falls but will first make a side trip to the Lovers' Tree, a lone tree by the peak. Here, you will have another chance to rest and take a couple of photos before continuing onto the falls. 

Along the way to the cascade, you will pass by a bamboo forest as well. When you make your way through the forest, you will eventually reach the towering Aloha Falls. Feel free to take off your hiking shoes and go for a swim in the cool, running water as you relax here. You can also sit on the nearby rocks to have lunch after your refreshing dip. 

Afterward, you will hop inside a 4x4 truck that will take you back to the jump-off point. Back at the registration site, you may also wash up and change before your driver transports you back to your pick-up point in Metro Manila or Cavite City. 

Travel through the great outdoors of Nueva Ecija by booking this day hike tour. Check availability by choosing a date. 

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Included

Mt.387 and Aloha Falls Day Hike with Guide and Transfers
Registration Fees, Environmental Fees, and Tour Guide Fees
4X4 Truck Ride
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 falls)
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 it 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. Optional activities like 4X4 ride are available and to be paid on-site.

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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