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Mount Pinatubo

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At the Tourism Office, you can rent out an off-road vehicle with driver that will take you close to the crater (P3000 / vehicle, maximum 5 visitors per vehicle). Additionally, every vehicle is obliged to get a local tour guide (P500) and you have to pay an entrance fee of P300 / visitor. Thus, the cheapest option is to be in groups of five persons.
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At the Tourism Office, you can rent out an off-road vehicle with driver that will take you close to the crater (P3000 / vehicle, maximum 5 visitors per vehicle). Additionally, every vehicle is obliged to get a local tour guide (P500) and you have to pay an entrance fee of P300 / visitor. Thus, the cheapest option is to be in groups of five persons, as it would result in a total cost of P1000 / person (including vehicle, fees and guide).
  
 
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Revision as of 09:00, 4 February 2013

View of the Pinatubo Crater

Mount Pinatubo is an stratovolcano located on the island of Luzon, near the tripoint of the Philippine provinces of Zambales, Tarlac, and Pampanga. It is located in the Cabusilan Mountains separating the west coast of Luzon from the central plains. Before the volcanic activities of 1991, its eruptive history was unknown to most people. It was heavily eroded, inconspicuous and obscured from view. It was covered with dense forest which supported a population of several thousand indigenous people, the Aetas, who fled to the mountains during the Spanish conquest(1521-1898) of the Philippines.

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By bus

From Manila

To reach Mt. Pinatubo from Manila, take a bus from Pasay or Cubao to Capas, Tarlac (2-3 hours, P190). Get off at McDonalds in Capas. From there, you can either take a direct tricycle to the Tourism Office/Starting Point (P300 per tricycle) or take a jeepney to Patling (P28) and then a tricycle to the Tourism Office/Starting Point.

There are also plenty of tour companies that can arrange everything for you, including transportation from and back to Manila. However, these will be more (sometimes much more) expensive than organising the trip by yourself.

Fees/Permits

Panorama shot of the Pinatubo Landscape

At the Tourism Office, you can rent out an off-road vehicle with driver that will take you close to the crater (P3000 / vehicle, maximum 5 visitors per vehicle). Additionally, every vehicle is obliged to get a local tour guide (P500) and you have to pay an entrance fee of P300 / visitor. Thus, the cheapest option is to be in groups of five persons, as it would result in a total cost of P1000 / person (including vehicle, fees and guide).

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