SAMPLE ITINERARY ONLY. TREKKING HOURS WILL DEPEND ON PACING.
Call Time—PINATUBO JUMP OFF STA. JULIANA,CAPAS,TARLAC
WEEKDAYS : 6:00 AM
WEEKENDS : 5:30 AM
*THE PINATUBO JUMP OFF IS A MILITARY AREA.EARLY CUT OFF PERIOD CAN BE UNANNOUNCED WHEN THE MILITARY WILL HAVE THEIR MILITARY DRILLS AND EXERCISES.FOR THE GROUPS THAT WE HANDLE WE ARE REQUIRING ALL GUESTS TO BE HERE AS EARLY AS 5:00 AM ON WEEKENDS AND 5:30-6:00 AM ON WEEKDAYS. MILITARY EXERCISES CAN ALSO CAUSE DELAY GOING BACK AT THE JUMP OFF POINT WHEN GUESTS ARE BEING PUT ON HOLD TO PASS THROUGH THE TARGET FIELD,THEREFORE, IT IS ADVISABLE TO BRING EXTRA FOOD AND WATER.
** Arriving EARLY doesn’t guarantee that you can START early- DEPARTURE will START only AS SOON AS 4X4 JEEP-DRIVER-GUIDE-has been assigned by the local Tourism Staff.
6:00-6:30 AM — Registration, Waiver Signing and Orientation.
6:30-7:00 AM–ETD To Pinatubo via 4×4 jeep
4×4 jeep ride— 1.5 hours and 2-2.5 hours hike
10:00 AM – ETA Pinatubo Crater
11:30 AM Trek down
2:00-3:00 PM ETA Jump off – DEPENDING ON YOUR PACING AND IF THERE ARE NO DELAYS-4×4 jeep breakdown/malfunctioning, leg cramps, slow hikers, rain-do not do river crossing-let it subside
GENERAL INFORMATION :
> PINATUBO TREKKING IS WEATHER DEPENDENT.
*DURING RAINY SEASON-weather is very unpredictable. Tourism office will not make ANY TREK SUSPENSION OR CANCELLATION IN ADVANCE WHEN THERE IS NO STORM SIGNAL IN THE AREA. Weather Check is Mandatory ON THE ACTUAL DAY before departure which can cause a little bit of delay FOR THE DEPARTURE. Tour can also be suspended or recalled even when guests have already left for Pinatubo when safety and security of the guests will be compromised.
> VALID ID-BLOOD PRESSURE CHECKING-MEDICAL CERTIFICATE :
*Those who are 40 years old and above will undergo MANDATORY Blood Pressure Checking. High Blood Pressure will not be allowed to trek
*All 40 years old and above must bring a valid ID to be allowed entry and .60 years old above will be required to bring a MEDICAL CERTIFICATE/TRAVEL OR HEALTH INSURANCE.
> SWIMMING IS PROHIBITED. THE GUIDE WILL BE SUSPENDED IF YOU TAKE A SWIM.PLEASE COOPERATE
> 4 x 4 JEEP DESIGNATION / LOCAL TRAIL GUIDE/ DRIVER
The 4×4 jeeps are being assigned in RANDOM, therefore, you may get an “ enclosed” or “ open” 4×4 jeep or even an “spare” offroad vehicle. The 4×4 jeeps and spare 4×4 jeeps are owned privately by individuals and accredited and being assigned by the local tourism office. The organizers have no control or whatsover in the way the 4×4 jeeps are bein maintained by their respective owners.
*** 4×4 jeeps may have malfunctioning or breakdown along the trails which is very common in Pinatubo Tour due to the condition of the trails. Replacement or rescue will be sent or guests will be transferred if the drivers will not be able to re-start the vehicle. BE PATIENT and UNDERSTANDING when such situation happens.
***STRICTLY- GUEST/S CANNOT CHOOSE A 4X4 JEEP OR HAVE IT REPLACED ONCE ASSIGNED BY THE LOCAL TOURISM OFFICE AS THIS MAY CAUSE DELAY SINCE 4X4 JEEPS ARE BEING ASSIGNED IN RANDOM.
> LOCAL TRAIL GUIDES OF PINATUBO in most cases are NON-TALKING GUIDES/NON-ENGLISH SPEAKING GUIDES- they are just there to show you properly the way.
> DRIVERS may be driving too fast due to trail/ river beds conditions. REMIND drivers to slow down if they are driving too fast for you.