Pampanga Mt. Arayat Hiking Trip from Manila to Pinnacle South Peak

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Summary

Tour starts
NCR, Philippines
Duration
21 hour
Difficulty:
Moderate
Languages:
English, Tagalog
Available:
All year
Minimum age:
15 years old

Description

Explore the lush outdoors of Pampanga through this day hike that will take you to the South Peak of the province's lone mountain, Mt. Arayat. The hike up to the summit is considered a minor climb, making this adventure perfect for beginners and experienced hikers. The package also includes transportation from Manila, the service of a guide, a personalized souvenir bag tag, and all necessary fees. 

Your hiking adventure begins in the late evening when the designated driver picks you up from your hotel or preferred pick-up location in Metro Manila or Cavite (1 pickup point only). From there, you will be driven to Mt. Arayat National Park in Pampanga, where you will be able to take an early breakfast. Meals are not included in the package, so make sure to bring your own food with you on the trek. Following your meal, you will register and undergo a safety briefing at the jump-off location before beginning your Mt. Arayat hike. 

Your first destination during this Mt. Arayat hiking trip is Pinnacle Peak on the southeast crater rim of the mountain. The trail leading up to the summit only has a handful of flat surfaces so expect a steep climb for most of the journey. Although it may not be an easy climb, the path does cut through lush trees that provide shade from the sun's rays, helping you keep cool throughout your ascent. Following your climb, you will be rewarded with a breathtaking view of the Pampanga River and the vast fields surrounding the mountain.

From Pinnacle Peak, you will then make your way to South Peak before returning to the jump-off point. You will have to go through a ridge to reach the second summit. While you will also have to get past rocky cliffs during the journey to South Peak, there are ropes in designated spots that you can hold onto to help you climb. After traveling through the dense foliage covering the mountain, you will find yourself at South Peak. From here, you can see Pinnacle Peak and the Pampanga River that snakes through the open fields. 

After taking a break here, you will finally start your descent back to the registration site. Feel free to wash up, rest, and have some snacks (own expense) before the driver escorts you back to Metro Manila or Cavite. 

See the vast fields and lush greeneries of Pampanga from Mt. Arayat by booking this day hike tour. Check availability by choosing a date.

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Included

Mt. Arayat Private Day Hike with Guide and Transfers
Tour Itinerary: Pinnacle Peak and South Peak of Mt. Arayat, Pampanga River
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
Not Included: Other activities onsite, Meals, Tips and Gratuities

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Activities

Hiking & Trekking
Outdoor & Adventure Activities
Private Tours
Travel Sale

What to bring

Valid ID
Electronic Copy of Confirmation Voucher
Mobile, Camera & Powerbank with Waterproof Case
Reusable Water Bottle
Personal Sanitation Kit (Alcohol, Tissue, Wet Wipes)
Trail foods (nuts, dried fruits, jellies, energy bars)
Personal medicine and first aid kit
Headlamp/Flashlight with extra batteries
Neck cover, arm sleeves, bonnet, gloves, jacket, and raincoat
Sun Protection (Cap, bandana/scarf, sunblock, shades, etc)
Extra clothes, toiletries and towel

Good to know

Tour Information: This private tour is available daily. 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.

Meet-up Information: Guide to the Philippines will send tour reminders at least (1) day before the tour date through your registered email address. Make sure to have the electronic copy of your confirmed tour voucher ready. On the day of the tour, your assigned Tour Guide will meet you within Cavite or NCR at least thirty (30) minutes prior to start of the tour. Strictly no latecomers or tour reservation might be forfeited. To arrange for a private hotel pick-up and drop-off, please email booking@guidetothephilippines.ph. Additional transportation fees apply.

Tour Proper: Please be reminded also to dress appropriately. Be mindful of your personal belongings during the tour.

Children Friendly: Yes! Prepare his or her medical certificate (fit to climb)

Pet Friendly: No. Please understand that the establishment does not allow pets inside.

Senior Citizen/PWD Friendly: There may be a medium to extreme activity so we suggest to consult with your physician before proceeding with your booking and secure a medical certificate (Fit to climb)

Cancellation Policy: The operator may cancel the activity 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. Schedule cancellation requests must be made 48 hours before your original subject to approval. No shows are not entitled to reschedule and refund.

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