Mount Pinatubo, Botolan

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Responsible for one of the largest and most catastrophic volcanic eruptions in the 20th century, Mount Pinatubo casts a formidable silhouette over the Cabusilan mountain skyline. Known worldwide for its June 1991 eruption, the once devastated, debris-covered landscape now flourishes with new life, surrounded with valleys home to the indigenous Aeta tribe. Hike along 5.5 km (3.4 mi) of relatively flat trail through dramatic scenery to see the aquamarine hues of the crater lake, a shimmering gem at the foot of the active volcano. Bring plenty of water and a light picnic to enjoy by the lake’s edge, and consider hiring a guide to accompany you on the walk. See Mount Pinatubo and all Botolan has to offer by arranging your trip with our Botolan vacation generator.
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  • August 11, 2017
    My gf and I were on our fnal leg of our backpacking trip here in southeast Asia. We were in KL, had 2 more days to burn and were searching frantically on what else to do. Someone suggested a hike trip...  more »
  • August 9, 2017
    The 1991 eruption of Mount Pinatubo, which remained dormant for almost 500 years, reaped havoc in the surrounding provinces of Zambales, Tarlac and Pampanga. Its eruption is considered as one of the m...  more »
  • August 4, 2017
    Botolan, up the Zambales coast, now is the alternative start point for a 'drive and hike' to the site of the biggest volcanic explosion of the last century - its a 41 kilometre 4-wheel drive through r...  more »

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