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Manila: Mount Pinatubo 14-Km Hiking Trip

1. Manila: Mount Pinatubo 14-Km Hiking Trip

See the so-called Beautiful Disaster as popularized by a local Filipino film on a guided hiking trip from Manila to Mount Pinatubo. Experience the area’s natural scenery and wildlife on a 4x4 ride and 14-km trek. Admire the Pinatubo Crater and visit an Aeta tribe village. Located in the north of Metro Manila, the active volcano of Mt. Pinatubo is famous for two reasons: its hypnotizing beauty and its disastrous eruption in 1991 that was felt worldwide as the mudflow wiped out the locals’ livelihood. Start your thrilling 14-km trail with a scenic 4x4 ride to the hike’s starting point. Be prepared to cross tiny rivers under the warmth of the sun on a challenging but beautiful trek to the mountain. On the way back from the Pinatubo Crater, stop by an Aeta tribe village on the way back from the Pinatubo Crater. Since the Aetas were established as one of the first indigenous communities to travel to the Philippines, Mount Pinatubo has served as their haven for thousands of years. This is the perfect opportunity to immerse in their culture and way of life.

Manila and Luzon: 3-Day Package

2. Manila and Luzon: 3-Day Package

After checking in and enjoying an overnight at Abraham Manila, you’ll rise early the following day to Pasig River Ferry Station where we’ll make our way to Quiapo Market, the largest market in the Philippines buzzing with a variety of vendors selling all types of goods, fruits, vegetables and knick-knacks. Later that morning we’ll continue on a walking tour of Binondo Chinatown—one of, if not the first, Chinatowns in the world. This colorful, lively, and bustling market is an iconic stop on this three-day tour. You’ll also have the chance to hop on board a Jeepney (a popular mini-bus mode of transport in the Philippines) to Intramuros, a 16th-century ‘walled city’ via an eco-friendly bamboo bike. We’ll drive back to Manila to enjoy some downtime and then an early night to prepare for day three. Leaving bright and early at 3.30am, we’ll reach Pinatubo Capas by 5.30am and embark on an exhilarating 4x4 drive, reaching the base of the volcanic crater to start your scenic hike of around two hours. This renowned volcano lay dormant for 500 years until an eruption occurred in 1991 after a massive earthquake. After a recovery period, this site was rejuvenated into a stunning destination to visit. It now has lush green surroundings and a glistening lake along the route. You’ll enjoy a delicious lunch at the crater before hiking back down and traveling on to Aeta Village, an area that is home to some of the earliest inhabitants of the Philippines. From there, we will make our way back to Manila.

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