Action-Packed 12-Day Hiking Package to Highest & Scenic Philippine Mountains

Action-Packed 12-Day Hiking Package to Highest & Scenic Philippine Mountains
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Summary

Tour starts
Manila, Metro Manila, Philippines
Starting time
Flexible
Duration
12 days
Ending place
Manila, Metro Manila, Philippines
Languages:
English
Difficulty:
Easy
Available:
All year
Minimum age:
None

Description

Embark on a thrilling 12-day Philippines itinerary across the picturesque landscapes of Pampanga, Baguio, and Davao with this hiking package. Stay in comfortable hotels in Clark, Baguio, and Davao, complete with daily breakfast to energize your days. Enjoy the convenience of roundtrip airfare from Manila to Davao and via Philippine Airlines, including a generous 20kg baggage allowance and economy-class seats. Land transfers in Clark, Baguio, and Davao are also included in this package for a fuss-free trip. This package also includes 4 complimentary tours, adding cultural richness and adventure to this hiking package.

Your journey begins as you arrive in Clark. After a smooth check-in at your hotel, take a moment to prepare for the adventures ahead. On day 2, embark on a minor day hike to the Pinnacle Peak and South Peak of Mt. Arayat in Pampanga. Enjoy the breathtaking views and the fresh mountain air during this Mt. Arayat hike experience.

Day 3 promises even more wonders as you embark on a day tour to Mt. Pinatubo with a knowledgeable guide. The next day, you'll travel to Baguio via land transfer. After checking in at your hotel, you have the option to book an add-on creative private day tour, exploring unique spots like Oh My Gulay and VOCAS Gallery.

The adventure continues on day 5 with a visit to Mt. Pulag, offering picturesque landscapes and a chance to connect with nature. Day 6 gives you some free time to explore Baguio further, or you can opt for additional tours to top city attractions, including the Botanical Garden and Mines View Park.

As you head to Davao the next day via a Philippine Airlines flight, get ready for a change of scenery. Upon arrival, check in at your hotel and enjoy some leisure time. On day 8, you can explore the city on your own or book optional add-on city tours. Days 9 and 10 bring you to the majestic Mt. Apo for a 2-day camping tour. Guided by experts and equipped with meals and camping gear, you will have an adventure that promises unforgettable moments.

The final day in Davao offers a mix of free time and optional add-on tours you can book, allowing you to explore the city's highlights. On day 12, check out of your hotel. Depart from Davao to Manila, cherishing the memories of your incredible Philippine adventure travel itinerary filled with diverse landscapes and cultural discoveries.

Get ready to trek, discover, and create lasting memories on this exciting 12-day itinerary in the Philippines. Check the availability by choosing a date.

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Included

3 nights accommodation in a comfort level hotel or similar in Clark
3 nights accommodation in a comfort level hotel or similar in Baguio
5 nights accommodation in a comfort level hotel or similar in Davao
Roundtrip airfare from Manila to Davao and Davao to Manila via Philippine Airlines with 20KG baggage allowance
Economy class seat inclusive of 20kg baggage allowance per person
Land transfers in Clark
Land transfers in Baguio
Land transfers in Davao
Daily breakfast
Day 2 - Pampanga Mt. Arayat Pinnacle South Peak Minor Day Hike with Transfers from Manila
Day 3 - Mt. Pinatubo Day Tour with Tour Guide | Toblerone Hills, Crater Lake
Day 5 - Mt. Pulag Day Tour
Day 9-10 - 2D1N Mt. Apo Camping Tour with Guide, Meals, Camping Equipment | Summit via Sta. Cruz Trail
Complimentary Wi-Fi access inside the resort premises
Use of resort facilities and amenities

Activities

Hiking & Trekking
Hotel + Flights + Transfers
Sightseeing
Outdoor & Adventure Activities

Daily itinerary

Day 1
Action-Packed 12-Day Hiking Package to Highest & Scenic Philippine Mountains - day 1

Day 1 - Day 1: Arrival in Clark + Check-in

You’ll begin your Philippines travel package today. Your adventure kicks off in Clark, a lively area in Pampanga. Clark is famous for its interesting history. Clark used to be a U.S. military base, and now it's known for its fun tourist spots and having one of the major airports in the Philippines. After an easy check-in at your hotel, take a breather and get ready for the exciting experiences ahead. Enjoy the lively atmosphere, discover its historical significance, and gear up for a fantastic 12-day journey exploring some of the beautiful places for hiking in the Philippines.

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Day 2
Action-Packed 12-Day Hiking Package to Highest & Scenic Philippine Mountains - day 2

Day 2 - Day 2: Pampanga Mt. Arayat Pinnacle South Peak Minor Day Hike

Today, you’ll go on your first free tour. Your hiking adventure starts as the designated driver picks you up from your hotel. You'll head to Mt. Arayat National Park in Pampanga for an early breakfast. Remember to pack your own food! 

After registration and a safety briefing, you'll begin your climb to Pinnacle Peak on the mountain's southeast crater rim. The trail is steep but shaded by lush trees. At the top, enjoy a stunning view of the Pampanga River and fields. Next, you'll trek to South Peak, navigating rocky cliffs with the help of ropes. From South Peak, admire the landscape before descending back to the starting point. After a break, the driver will take you back to your hotel.

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Day 3
Action-Packed 12-Day Hiking Package to Highest & Scenic Philippine Mountains - day 3

Day 3 - Day 3: Mt. Pinatubo Day Tour with Tour Guide

You’ll go on another free tour today. This time, you’ll go to Mt. Pinatubo for a day tour. To avoid the scorching sun, you'll meet your guide at the Capas jump-off point for the climb. After signing in, hop on a 4x4 jeep to reach the mountain. 

On the way, you'll spot the Toblerone Hills, perfect for a quick photo stop. Then, you'll start climbing to the crater lake, which usually takes about an hour. At the lake entrance, enjoy the breathtaking view of the caldera and rocky surroundings. Take a break, snap some photos, and snack before heading back down. The 4x4 jeep will take you back to the jump-off point of this Mt. Pinatubo tour package after your descent.

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Day 4
Action-Packed 12-Day Hiking Package to Highest & Scenic Philippine Mountains - day 4

Day 4 - Day 4: Arrival in Baguio + Check-in + Add-on Tour

Today, you'll go to Baguio via land transfers. Once you've settled into your hotel, you can choose between exploring the city on your own or booking an add-on creative private day tour in Baguio.

If you choose to book the tour, you'll be picked up from your hotel in Baguio City. During the ride to your first stop, Oh My Gulay, the guide will share the tour plan. Oh My Gulay is a unique place as it's both a veggie restaurant and an art gallery, giving local artists a space to show their talent. You can enjoy the art or grab a meal at your own expense.

Next up is Victor Oteyza Community Art Space (VOCAS), another art spot in the same building as Oh My Gulay. Then, you'll visit Ili-likha Artists' Wateringhole, showcasing art and sculptures reflecting Igorot culture. Don't miss Pasakalye and Bookends, a bookshop with local artists' work. 

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Day 5
Action-Packed 12-Day Hiking Package to Highest & Scenic Philippine Mountains - day 5

Day 5 - Day 5: Mt. Pulag Hike

Today, you’ll go on your third free tour at Mt. Pulag, one of the famous hiking trails in the Philippines. Your Mt. Pulag hike kicks off early in the morning when your guide picks you up from your hotel in Baguio City. After meeting up, you'll head to the starting point, register at the ranger's desk, and get a safety briefing. Since it's cooler there, bring sweaters and jackets.

The ascent to Mount Pulag's summit offers scenic views of hills and ridges. Be cautious on rugged paths with steep slopes, and follow your guide's instructions. If you're lucky, you might see a sea of clouds below, a famous sight at Mount Pulag. Pack up after and start your descent back to the starting point.

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Day 6
Action-Packed 12-Day Hiking Package to Highest & Scenic Philippine Mountains - day 6

Day 6 - Day 6: Free time + Add-on Tour

Today, you have the choice to explore Baguio on your own or join an optional add-on tour. If you opt for the Private Baguio day tour, you'll visit top attractions like the Botanical Garden, a serene haven of plants and flowers. Pilak Silvercraft showcases local silver craftsmanship, while Leonard Wood, Mansion House, and Wright Park offer a glimpse into Baguio's history. Mines View Park treats you to panoramic vistas, and Camp John Hay and Baguio Country Club exude charming ambiance.

Alternatively, the Baguio City shared cultural & outdoor tour includes stops at the Botanical Garden, where you can see the beauty of nature. The Mansion, a historical landmark, reflects colonial architecture. Mines View Park lets you enjoy breathtaking scenery, while Tam-awan Village provides insights into indigenous culture. Lastly, the Strawberry Farm is a farm place where you can try strawberry picking.

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Day 7
Action-Packed 12-Day Hiking Package to Highest & Scenic Philippine Mountains - day 7

Day 7 - Day 7: Land Transfer to Manila + Arrival in Davao

The next day, after traveling via land to Manila, you’ll take a flight to Davao with Philippine Airlines for a change of scenery. Check-in at your hotel and relax. Davao is a nice destination in the Philippines. People love it for beautiful beaches like Samal Island, where you can enjoy sunny days and clear waters. 

Aside from its tourist spots, Davao is also famous for its tasty fruits, especially the durian, known as the "king of fruits." With its friendly people and diverse experiences, Davao is a great spot for a fun and chill time. Get ready to explore the beauty and vibes of Davao in the next few days.

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Day 8
Action-Packed 12-Day Hiking Package to Highest & Scenic Philippine Mountains - day 8

Day 8 - Day 8: Free time + Add-on Tours

Today, you can explore Davao at your own pace or join optional Davao city tours. If you choose Davao City Tour A, you’ll start at the Philippine Eagle Foundation Center, home to rare eagles. You’ll also visit People's Park, a vibrant green space, and Museo Dabawenyo to learn about local history. Jacks Ridge provides scenic views, and Apo ni Lola offers durian treats. You’ll also explore San Pedro Cathedral, Davao City Hall, Poblacion Centrale Market, Cacao City, Roxas Night Market, Kadayawan Village, Magsaysay Park, Shrine Hills, and Japanese Tunnel.

On the other hand, Davao City Tour B also includes the attractions above, plus Malagos Garden Resort, a nature haven. Both tours showcase Davao's diversity, blending cultural, historical, and natural wonders. 

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Day 9
Action-Packed 12-Day Hiking Package to Highest & Scenic Philippine Mountains - day 9

Day 9 - Day 9: Mt. Apo Camping Tour with Guide, Meals, Camping Equipment

Today is the start of your 2-day Mt. Apo camping tour, which is also the last free tour of this package. It’s one of the best hikes in the Philippines. Your adventure kicks off in the morning as your driver picks you up from your hotel in Davao City. They'll drive you to Sitio Baruring via Digos-Kapatagan Road. Once in Kapatagan, grab a tasty packed lunch and a filling breakfast (at your own expense). 

Get ready for an exciting trek through Colan and Tumpis, surrounded by stunning nature. Take your time to enjoy a satisfying lunch on the trail. At around 3 PM, you'll reach Tinikaran camp. Set up your tent, have a delicious dinner, and enjoy peaceful mountain vibes as the sun sets. Recharge for the next day's adventures in this natural setting.

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Day 10
Action-Packed 12-Day Hiking Package to Highest & Scenic Philippine Mountains - day 10

Day 10 - Day 10: Mt. Apo Camping Tour with Guide, Meals, Camping Equipment

Today, you’ll continue your Mt. Apo tour. You’ll start your ascent at 1 AM, taking an exciting route through boulders, a mini rock tower, Gabroq E-Camp, and Botoy's Ridge (also known as 87 degrees). Reach the captivating old crater and witness a breathtaking sunrise at the 2,934-meter summit on the Davao side. 

After the experience, enjoy a delicious breakfast at Center Peak and a satisfying lunch at the campsite. Begin your descent, passing through Tumpis, then Baruring, before reaching Kapatagan. Around 8 PM, you'll be back in Davao City. This free tour promises not only the thrill of the climb but also the reward of stunning views and unforgettable moments at the summit.

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Day 11
Action-Packed 12-Day Hiking Package to Highest & Scenic Philippine Mountains - day 11

Day 11 - Day 11: Free time + Add-on Tour

Today is your chance to explore Davao on your own or join an optional add-on tour. You can pick Davao City Tour C for a day filled with fun! You’ll start at the Crocodile Park and People's Park, then learn about Davao's history at Museo Dabawenyo. Enjoy tasty treats at Apo ni Lola Durian Delicacies and visit landmarks like San Pedro Cathedral and Davao City Hall. Don't miss the lively Poblacion Centrale Market, Cacao City, Roxas Night Market, Kadayawan Village, Magsaysay Park, Shrine Hills, and Eden Nature Park.

Or, try Davao City Tour D, which is similar to Tour C but with added excitement. Discover the Japanese Tunnel's history and explore unique exhibits at the D' Bone Collector Museum. Choose the tour that suits your interests and make the most of your time.

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Day 12
Action-Packed 12-Day Hiking Package to Highest & Scenic Philippine Mountains - day 12

Day 12 - Day 12: Checkout + Departure

Check out of your comfy Davao hotel and head to Manila on a Philippine Airlines flight, wrapping up your 12-day Pampanga, Baguio, and Davao Philippines hiking package. 

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What to bring

Passport (Valid for 6 months from date of departure)
Camera, phone, charger, and power bank
Personal sanitizing alcohol and face mask
Personal drinking water and or snacks
Personal medicine
Extra money in Philippine Peso Currency

Good to know

Tours and Itinerary - Please wear appropriate clothing based on the itinerary. Please also be aware that your itinerary may have to be rearranged to fit your arrival date and time better. For any services i.e. meals, sightseeing etc. not utilized on your tour package, we, unfortunately, cannot offer refunds.

Other Important Notes - Bring cash as not all establishments accept credit or debit cards, and ATMs can be limited.

Travel Requirements - Guests are solely responsible for meeting the passport & visa conditions of the country of travel. We do not accept any responsibility if the passenger cannot travel because of any passport or visa issue, and the cancellation policy will be applicable as per the booking terms.

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Accommodation

This package is inclusive of accommodation during your trip in the Philippines.

Guide to the Philippines curates only the accommodation for each and every destination so you can enjoy your trip and worry less about finding a place to stay. See our accommodation levels below and our preferred accommodation partners together with your rooms under each day in the daily itinerary.

Comfort - 2-3 star accommodations offer the basic necessities of a bed and bathroom and limited amenities, like a television, phone, and closet.

Deluxe - 4-star accommodations providing average amenities with higher quality service and design. It also feature access to guest lounge, restaurant, fitness center and swimming pool. .

Standard check-in time is 1500H PST. Standard check-out time is 1200H PST. Requests for early check-in and late check-out are subject to availability and fees. Refundable incidental deposit is required upon check-in. Guest/s are required to present a valid credit card guarantee or cash deposit. Bookings for one person will be arranged in single rooms, and bookings for two or more people will share a twin/double, or triple room(s). Children will be arranged in the same room with their parents. If additional room(s) is needed and for special requests, additional costs will incur.

Guide to the Philippines will select the accommodations best suited for you at the time of your booking from our preferred partners. If our preferred partners are fully booked at the time of your booking, we will find another suitable accommodation for you of similar level.

We always do our best to accommodate special requests, which may incur additional costs. Press choose a date to find availability.

Comfort

Comfort level accommodations offer basic room amenities, a private bathroom (typically shower only), TV, telephones, clothes racks or small closets. Breakfast is included.

Deluxe

Deluxe accommodation is equipped with room air-conditioning, private bathroom with shower, cabled television, average in-room amenities such as toiletries, fresh towels and coffee and tea-making facilities, comfortable bed with linens and access to Wi-Fi internet. Breakfast is included.

Flights

This package includes economy class seat with 7kgs carry-on baggage and 20kgs check-in baggage. Below are your flight details:

Manila to Davao

• Manila (MNL) - Davao (DVO) via Philippine Airlines | Ninoy Aquino International Airport

Davao to Manila

• Davao (DVO) - Manila (MNL) via Philippine Airlines | Davao International Airport

Seat selection can be made during online-check-in 24-48 hours prior to flight departure. Seats with corresponding additional fees are on personal account. For domestic flights, it is recommended to check-in at the airport 3 hours prior to your estimated time of departure.

Guide to the Philippines will select the best available flight to maximize your vacation in the Philippines.

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