a VirtualTourist member from Manila
How do we get the 4x4? Is there a number we could call to pre-arrange the vehicle, or are they readily available? How much is the current rate?
mt. pinatubo is reachable all along by a 4x4 vehicle or one needs to walk as well?
This guy was our contact when we went to Mt. Pinatubo more than 2 years ago: Noland -- 09175108006. Good luck!
it's about an hour and a half in the 4x4 ride, then you have to walk for about less than an hour..
it's more advisable to have a contact of course, and also, ask them if the so-called 'skyway' is already fixed. coz when we went there about a month ago, we had to hike through a longer trail which took about 2 1/2 hours, one way. it was exhausting and we weren't warned. The skyway is the 'shortcut' trail that is usually used when going up to the crater. at the time we went up, they said it was blocked due to rains. you can check my travelogue, maybe and hopefully you get a better picture of the trip.. Ü
Got this number of Pinatubo spa town: 63456150454 and +639283410402 They offer tour packages. Check this page, it's very helpful: pinoymountaineer.com/2007/08...
pony or horse is available just in case you are accompanied by kids?
you can check with the number i gave out.. i wasn't able to see any horses there though.. there were foreigners climbing with kids, they were on foot..
Get in touch with Wendell Mercado, president of Capas Pinatubo 4Wheelers Club, 09196084313. Rate is 2,500pesos for the 4X4, 500pesos for the guide and 50pesos/person conservation fee. Skyway is not passable. Rate for foreigners is 1,150pesos/person (1,500 with lunch) for groups of 3 or more.