"We had a great time visiting Mt. Pinatubo. Everything was
perfect; the driver was on time, it was well organized
and all the details were taken care of. I will recommend
you to my tour operator in Switzerland"
Dr. Serge, Volcanologist,
"My husband and sons had a fabulous day at Mt Pinatubo.
They said it was well organized and we will certainly
recommend it to our friends."
Susan - Manila, Philippines.
"Honestly, everything was perfect including the food
(which was surprisingly amazing) and the showers (so
clean!). This was by far the best tour we have had in
Philippines! Thanks again - we will certainly recommend
you to other friends who are wanting to do the tour."
Jenny, Expat living in Manila.
"The trip yesterday was great, we really enjoyed
the longer trek and incredible scenery. The convenient
pick up and drop in your van made the day perfect! We
will recommend you to all our friends visiting the
Richard, Filipino / American.
"Our GROUP TOUR to Mt. Pinatubo was well organised
and the whole team had a good time. It was a an
excellent team-building exercise and we will recommend
the trip to all our friends."
Raquel, Team Building Trip, Makati.
Please note that it
is very important to
use a government
accredited tour operator such as ourselves when booking a day tour in the
Philippines. This is for your safety
PRIVATE TOUR ITINERARY:
This is a rough itinerary based on a weekday tour.
On a Saturday we will depart earlier. Times vary
depending on traffic, how long clients take to do
the hike and time spent at the Crater Lake. If
clients decide to visit Capas National Shrine you
will obviously return to Manila later
Travel Center provides a private pick up from your
house or hotel in Metro Manila. The drive in an
air-conditioned minivan will take approximately 2.5
hours. You can have a quick stop along the way for a
coffee break but you must remember that it is
important that we arrive on time.For more photographs of the minivans
please click here
have arrived at Pinatubo Spa Town - your
driver will register your names with the local
authorities and transfer you to a
waiting 4x4 jeep to take you across Crow Valley.
Please note that this can take some time so please
be patient. There is an opportunity for a toilet break and
it is safe to keep all your valuables locked inside the
Mt. Pinatubo Crater Lake in an old 4x4 jeep. The
journey across Crow Valley is bumpy, dusty and
without air-conditioning or seat belts but it is
lots of fun and a great adventure. The terrain is
moon-like with grey sands, small streams and parched
vegetation. You will pass by herds of cattle and
locals Aeta riding carabao on their way to work. We
remind our clients that if you feel uncomfortable
with the speed please ask the driver to slow down -
they sometimes get carried away.
rough one hour ride across Crow valley you will
reach the start of the trekking point. The hike is
roughly 5.5 km (2 hours walking) each way with a
total ascent of 300 metres. The terrain is
relatively flat until the last 20 minutes where you
ascend to the rim of the Crater Lake.
SHORTER HIKE: Please note that there is also an option for a shorter hike
in the summer months when the riverbed is dry. The
4x4 jeeps will travel further up Crow Valley to a
drop off station. You will walk the last 20 – 30 minutes on a single trail to the Crater Lake.
sighting of the Crater Lake is absolutely stunning;
you will immediately notice the bright turquoise
waters which are surrounded by the volcano’s huge
crater walls. Head down to the lake, relax and enjoy
the sunshine. Unfortunately swimming is no longer
allowed in the lake.
back down the mountain and then start the 4x4 Jeep
trip back across Crow Valley.
back at the registry office at Sta. Juliana. Begin
the return journey back to Manila. We recommend an
(optional extra) stop at Capas National Shrine. The
Capas National Shrine is a memorial to the Filipino
and American soldiers who died in Camp O'Donnell at
the end of the Bataan Death March in WW2. It is a
fitting end for a great day out.
return journey back to Manila. We recommend an
(optional extra) stop at Capas National Shrine. The Capas National Shrine is a
memorial to the Filipino and American soldiers who
died in Camp O'Donnell at the end of the Bataan
Death March in WW2. It is a fitting end for a great
recommend you bring your own packed breakfast and
drinks to keep you hydrated for the hike. For lunch
you can stop at a restaurant along the way for
lunch. Showers and a toilet break can be had at
Alvin’s Place for a minimal fee.