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. Plan to visit Mount Pinatubo during your Botolan vacation using our convenient Botolan trip builder website .
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  • We availed of the tour from Alvin/Angie Bognot guest house and used our own transportation to get there. I've read that you typically depart at 7 for the tour but they didn't pressure us because we ar...  more »
  • What an amazing experience! It was a very early start (3am pick up) but as we walked out of our hotel, there was a van, ready and waiting for us. They drove us to a meeting point (which took about 5 h...  more »
  • Getting the experience of riding an open 4x4 across the lahar desert to reach the basecamp was just an awesome start to a great hike. If you're lucky enough to get good guides, they'll tell of you sci...  more »
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  • Truly an amazing adventure for me and my friends! 😊 The view took my breath away. It was beautiful beyond my imagination. We took the longer trek going to the volcano and it was really worth all of it!
  • It's a whole day adventure. A long drive in a short wheel base 4wd to a drop off and then a 4km walk to the actual crater. The walk is not steep. The view of the crater and lake is ok. However it doesn't feel the same as a mountain hike..
  • It was a great hike. The crater is not the only attraction but also the rock formations that was mold by the the volcanic ashes that looks out of this world.
  • I live in Cabanatuan City, I live near this volcano! I love Pinatubo.
  • Absolutely awesome place for nature lovers.... And walking lovers at the same time.

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