Rizal Mt. Mapalad Shared Minor Day Hike with Transfers from Manila
Trek to the top of Mt. Mapalad in Rizal through this shared day hike tour. This climb is often rated a 3 out of 9 among local mountaineers, meaning it's a great option for beginner hikers. The shared tour already covers roundtrip transfers from Metro Manila and the service of a guide. Depending on availability, you may also use the tour operator's GoPro and drone to document your hike.
A designated driver will fetch you from your chosen pick-up point within Metro Manila around midnight to ensure you get to the jump-off point in Rizal before dawn. After completing registration at the jump-off site, your guide will quickly start leading you to the peak. The first parts of the trail consist of flat terrain that passes through open fields, making for a generally easier trek to start your adventure.
On the way to the peak, you'll pass by Sitio Ilaya before making a stopover at the Kanabuan or Kinabuan Falls. This cascade is a popular spot among hikers and mountain bikers looking for a place to rest when the sun is high. After a short break here, you will begin the assault to the summit. The path becomes steeper here but is still manageable for newbie hikers as there are ropes to help you.
When you finally arrive at the top of the mountain, you will be rewarded with a panoramic view of the nearby hills and the stunning Sierra Madre mountain range. Feel free to take as many photos of this breathtaking scene before continuing onto another popular spot, the Mt. Mapalad Viewdeck.
At the view deck, you'll find two large hand sculptures made out of bamboo and branches. Both hands overlook the nearby mountains, making for a great photo opportunity for travelers. You can also sit in the palm of each hand sculpture to take a picture with the scenic view as your backdrop. Afterward, you can rest for a while before beginning your descent back to the jump-off point.
Immerse in the beautiful mountain ranges of Rizal by booking this shared day tour. Check the availability by choosing a date.
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Tour Information: This shared tour is available daily.
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 at the lobby of your hotel at least fifteen (15) minutes prior to start of the tour. Strictly no latecomers or tour reservation might be forfeited.
Tour Proper: Please be reminded also to dress appropriately. Be mindful of your personal belongings during the tour.
Children Friendly: Yes!
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.