Mt. Pinatubo Day Tour with Guide from Capas Tarlac | Toblerone Hills, Crater Lake
Hike to the top of Mt. Pinatubo and see its breathtaking crater lake in person through this day tour. This is a great experience for beginner climbers as Pinatubo has well-established trails that are generally easy to follow. The tour also comes with the service of a guide throughout the entire climb.
To make sure you don't spend too much time under the heat of the sun, you'll start climbing after meeting up with your guide at the Capas jump-off point at 4:30 AM. If you need transportation, you can book additional roundtrip transfers from Manila or Clark for a fee. After registering at the jump-off point, you'll hop in a 4x4 jeep and make your way across the sandy terrain surrounding the base of the mountain.
On the way to the foot of the mountain, you'll pass by a group of hills that resemble the famous Toblerone chocolate and are aptly called the Toblerone Hills. You can stop here to take a few photos as well. Then when you reach the mountain, you'll begin the ascent to the crater lake. The climb usually lasts around an hour but will differ depending on your pace.
Once you reach the entrance to the lake, you'll be rewarded with a view of the majestic caldera set against alpine-like rock formations. Feel free to rest here and take photos of the beautiful scenery after your climb. You can also enjoy your own snacks here before preparing to return to the base of the mountain. After your descent, you'll take the 4x4 jeep back to the jump-off point.
Conquer the famous Mt. Pinatubo and visit its crater lake by booking this day tour. Check the availability by choosing a date.
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Tour and Meet-up Information: This is a private tour. Please proceed to Capas Tourism Satellite Office. Your tour operator, Pinatubo Mountainero will coordinate with you upon confirmation of booking for the exact location including Google Map pin, where to park and your coordinator's name and contact details.
You also need to submit the following requirements within 24-48 hours after booking: For all ages, provide a copy of your valid passports and preferred mode of communication (Viber, WhatsApp, etc.). For ages 60 and above, you also need to submit either a medical insurance, travel insurance or medical certificate indicating that you are fit to hike. Failure to submit the requirements might result to cancellation of your tour.
On the day of the tour, Pinatubo Mountainero will be at the meet-up location at least 15-30 minutes prior to the start of the tour. Strictly no late comers or tour reservation might be forfeited.
It will take 1 1/2 hour from parking area of 4x4 to trek Mt. Pinatubo crater lake. You must be physically fit for this hike. For 60 years old and above, a mandatory checkup is required at jumpoff.
Children Friendly: Children 7 and above are allowed to join the activity
Pet Friendly: No. Please understand that this is for your fur baby's safety.
Senior Citizen/PWD Friendly: No. Unless given permission by a licensed doctor senior citizens and PWDs are not encouraged to partake in this activity as this is a medium to extreme activity.
Cancellation Policy: 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. Schedule cancellation requests must be made 48 hours before your original subject to approval.
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