Rizal Mt. Mapalad Minor Day Hike with Transfers from Manila
Trek to the top of Mt. Mapalad in Rizal through this 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 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 day tour. Check availability by choosing a date.
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Strictly practice the leave no trace principle, fine may be charged if caught littering. Optional activities that may be available are to be paid on-site. Bring toiletries and a change of clothes, you may shower at the end of the tour for 20 pesos before heading back to the pick-up. Bring food that won't be soiled immediately. Pack complete but light.
The operator may cancel the tour 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. Note that being late by 15-30 minutes without any advice is considered a no-show. Tour cancellation requests must be made 48 hours before your scheduled tour subject to approval.
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