"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
The 1991 eruption of Mount Pinatubo destroyed the volcano's
original summit forming a caldera; at first the lake was
small, hot and highly acidic, with a minimum pH of 2 and a
temperature of about 40 °C. However abundant rainfall
led to the creation of a large lake with a cool
temperature and normal pH.
Experts feared that the weight of the
water could breach the crater walls and flood the
homes of up to 40,000 people in the small coastal
town of Botolan, located 25 miles from Pinatubo.
In September 2001, residents of Botolan and nearby areas
were evacuated and the Philippines government
ordered a controlled draining of the lake. Authorities dug a 5m-wide channel from the edge of the
volcano's crater, draining about a quarter of the lake's
volume and diverted the excess lake water into local rivers. Existing lahar canyons
serve as water drainage paths to surrounding rivers and
creeks, the largest of which is the Bucao River.
Experts predict that the gradual erosion of the caldera may
lead to an eventual collapse of the lake walls in the
foreseeable future and the destruction of the lake itself.