Rizal Mt. Daraitan & Tinipak River Minor Day Hike with Transfers from Manila | Beginner-Friendly
Go on an outdoor adventure in Rizal province with this day tour that will take you to Mt. Daraitan and Tinipak River. Mt. Daraitan is generally considered a beginner-friendly hike, making this the perfect trip for travelers who want to try hiking. The package also includes transportation from and to Manila, the service of a guide, a personalized souvenir bag tag, and all necessary fees.
Your hiking trip begins in the late evening when the designated driver fetches you from your accommodation or chosen pick-up point within Metro Manila or Cavite (1 pickup point only). When you arrive in Rizal, you will drive to Barangay Daraitan and have the option to eat an early breakfast. Meals are not included in the package, so make sure to pack your own for the hike. After eating, you will register and listen to a briefing on safety regulations at the jump-off point. When the quick lecture is done, you will start your ascent to the summit.
The trail to the peak cuts through thick tropical forests that cover the mountain. As you continue climbing, you will also pass by limestone formations, streams, and the Tinipak River. When you finally arrive at the summit, you can take the time to rest and snap a few photos of the scenic view of the surrounding landscape. Following your break at the peak, you will head back down. During your descent, you will also stop by Heart Peak. This spot overlooks the river and features a heart-shaped wooden platform that you can sit on, hence its name.
This heart-shaped platform is a popular spot for picture taking, so feel free to rest and snap a couple more shots here before continuing your descent. Afterward, you will travel back to Tinipak River to take a dip in its cool waters. You will also be given free time to swim or simply relax by the water. When you're rested, you will return to the jump-off point, where you can wash up or shower before leaving Rizal.
Explore Mt. Daraitan and swim in Tinipak River by booking this adventure-filled day tour. Check 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 Batangas, Laguna, 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.
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