Jump shot on the magnificent view of Mount Pinatabo
4x4 Jeepney going to mount Pinatubo
Magnificent view of Pinatubo lake

Trekking Pinatubo

Trekking Pinatubo offers you a once in a life time private tour to hike the picturesque Mount Pinatubo and view the turquoise waters of the volcanic Crater Lake.

Depart from Metro Manila at dawn and drive roughly two and a half hours north in an air-conditioned luxury minibus, here you will board a old 4×4 Filipino Jeep and enjoy a thrilling drive across Crow Valley, a moon-like terrain, with vast ash fields and rocky rivers. On the way you will have the opportunity to stop at an Aeta Village for an additional cost and enjoy interacting with one of the oldest indigenous tribes in the Philippines. You will hike up towards the summit passing through sandy cliffs and up a single trail mountain path. The views of the Crater Lake are breathtaking and worth every minute of the trek. Relax – you have plenty of time, take in the incredible surroundings, bask in the sun and enjoy the views of the lake before returning to Sta. Juliana.

Magnificent view of Pinatubo lake

Back at Sta. Juliana -we will stop at Alvin’s Place. You have the option of having a toilet break, shower, home cooked food, refreshments and resting your weary legs. For food we recommend you bring your own packed breakfast and drinks to keep you hydrated for the hike. After you have finished your hike you can stop at Alvin’s Place or a restaurant along the route for lunch.

On our journey back to Manila you have the the chance to visit Capas National Shrine where you can experience the horrors faced by the U.S. and Filipino POW soldiers who were interned for much of WW2 at Camp O’Donnell. The history of the area is fascinating and well worth a stop. Depending on traffic – you should arrive back in Manila before7.00 pm.

Transportation to Mount Pinatubo

Please find details and prices below for our tour from Manila. To make a booking visit our contact page

Depart From:

Free private pick up from your house or hotel in Metro Manila. There is an additional fee for pick ups and drop offs from Las Pinas, Muntinlupa, Alabang Village and parts of Marikina, Taguig & Paranaque.

Departure Time:

3.00 to 3.30 am. The cut off time for registration at Mount Pinatubo is 06.00 am so it is extremely important that we leave on time.


Php 14,150.00 per person
Php 7,550.00 per person for 2 people
Php 5,350.00 per person for 3 people
Php 4,400.00 per person for 4 people
Php 4,670.00 per person for 5 people – more expensive per person as we need extra 4×4
Php 4,050.00 per person for 6 people 
Php 3,608.00 per person for 7 people
Php 3,275.00 per person for 8 people (BEST PRICE EVER)
Php 4,550.00 per person for 9 people – more expensive per person as we need extra 4×4
Php 4,190.00 per person for 10 people

Price available upon request for groups of more than 10 people.


Private pick up from your address in Manila, air-conditioned transfers to & from Manila with excellent driver, use of 4×4 Jeep with driver to trekking point, all entrance, fuel and toll fees, a local Filipino guide to the Crater Lake plus detailed reading material about the history of Mt. Pinatubo and the local people. Our price also includes a new government added Php 700.00 Botolan fee per person which is used to protect the environment and ancestral domain of the indigenous Aeta. We guarantee no hidden charges.

(We highly recommend bringing your own packed breakfast or snacks. A stop can be made at 7/11 in Concepcion if you notify the driver beforehand. You can ask your driver to stop for lunch on the return journey. Overnight stay before and / or after the trek can be arranged by us as well.)

Optional Extras:

Capas National Shrine: Price depends on numbers
Aeta Village interaction: Php 500.00 per jeep
Airport Pick Up: Php 500.00 per minivan
Showers: Php 50.00 per person at Alvin’s Place


Option 1: 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 using a single trail. Physical fitness is required and there is a minimum age requirement of 8 yrs old.

Option 2: The hike is roughly 30 minutes ascending to the rim of the Crater Lake using a single trail. This option is not always available as the road getting to the start of the trail is often difficult to access. Physical fitness is required


For all tour bookings we need an initial deposit paid three days before departure the remainder can be paid on collection to the driver on the day of the tour. Official receipts are provided for and there is a full refund if your tour is cancelled due to weather in summer / peak season.


Swimming in the Crater Lake is forbidden (as of 1st January 2013).


Filipino Travel is extremely proud to be a fully accredited DOT tour operator providing official receipts and paying all government tax. We are the leading tour operator in Manila, our minivans are fully air-conditioned, serviced regularly and maintained to international standards. Our drivers are reliable and can speak English fluently. Please remember that is very important to book a tour using an accredited operator. Tour Operator No: 071- 2006; S.E.C Reg. No: A 199804466

Age Limit:

Minimum of 8 years old and a maximum of 60 years old on the longer hike. All guests are required to present identification as proof of age.


Globe:+ 63 917 886 4386
Email: mountpinatubo@filipinotravel.com.ph

What to bring:

We recommend bringing a small backpack, sun-cream, change of clothing, lots of water, and a pair of strong legs. The most ideal shoes are crocs or something similar as you will be crossing small streams on the trek.