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Wednesday, November 9, 2016

Mount Pinatubo Day Tour Package Rates & Inclusions

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MOUNT PINATUBO TOUR PACKAGES
NOVEMBER 2016 - FEBRUARY 2017


IMPORTANT NOTES BEFORE BOOKING YOUR TRIP:
  • Mount Pinatubo trekking is only for people who are physically fit. Do not book if you have heart ailment, asthma, walking difficulty, foot brace or any illness that might be triggered by dust and exhaustion. 
  • Swimming at the crater is strictly prohibited because of it's uncertain depth and there is no standby life guard in the area. 
  • 40 years old and up will undergo mandatory blood pressure test at Capas Tourism Office prior to climb. 60 years old and up are required to bring medical certificate from refutable medical institution certifying that they are physically fit to participate in this activity. Travel  Insurance is also accepted.
  • Kids 5 years old and below are free but we only allow 1 kid every group of 6 persons. If you want to bring 2 kids, your group must be 12pax and up. Furthermore, you need to send a letter of request the child is physically fit and that you are liable   for your child's safety.
  • Everyone are required to show valid IDs for students and government issued id for adults. 
  • You are required to sign a waiver and quit claim form at Capas Tourism Satellite Office prior to climb. 
  • The grounds of Mount Pinatubo is not a public ground even prior to its eruption. It is a target range that is controlled by Philippine Air Force. They are enforcing cut-off time so we won't hamper military exercises, drills and activities. The ground is also used for Balikatan Joint Military Exercises and may result to closure and cancellation of trips. On regular basis, we must pass through the checkpoint at 6AM. On special occasion, we are also required for a very early cut-off time which is 4-5AM. We regularly receive advisories regarding cut off time. 
  • If we fail to grant your requests, this is because we are in compliance with Capas Tourism Office and Philippine Air Force policy and advisories. Please bear with us.
  • To book your trip, please fill up and submit a completed online forms below.
  • For queries, you can send  your email to pinaykeypoint.team@gmail.com or SMS/Call us using +63  917 477 9156

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PACKAGE RATES IN PHILIPPINE PESO (PHP)
No Additional Charges for Foreign Nationals
No Hidden Fees and additional charges

PINATUBO TOUR FROM CAPAS, TARLAC
This Trip starts at  4x4 jump off point
Sta Juliana, Capas, Tarlac Philippines
Meet up time: until 5:30am only
6,600php/head -----------------1 person
3,850php/head -----------------2 persons
3,100php/head -----------------3 persons
2,600php/head -----------------4 persons
2,400php/head -----------------5 persons
2,600php/head -----------------6-7 persons
2,500php/head ---------------- 8-9 persons
2,400php/head ---------------- 10 persons

INCLUSIONS: 
4WD Jeep ride (inclusive of rental, gas, trip dues and driver)
Service of a Local Trail Guide from Capas Tourism
Capas Tourism 
Entrance Fee and conservation fees
700/pax Botolan Zambales Tourism Fees
All Applicable Fees (Aeta, Environmental, Maintenance Fees)
Trip arrangement/processing of climbing permit
Other item not listed here is not included
NO HIDDEN FEES OR OTHER CHARGES FOR FOREIGN NATIONALS
CLICK  HERE TO BOOK THIS TRIP

PINATUBO TOUR FROM ANGELES/CLARK
This Trip Package starts at any hotel at
 ANGELES CITY, CLARK or DAU
Pick up Time: 5:00am. Travel Time from Angeles
to 4x4 parking area is 1.5 hours

8,400php/head ------------------1 person
4,850php/head ------------------2 persons
3,900php/head ------------------3 persons
3,600php/head ------------------4 persons
3,400php/head ------------------5 persons
3,350php/head ------------------6 persons
3,250php/head ------------------7 persons
3,000php/head ------------------8 persons
2,800php/head ------------------9 persons
2,600php/head -----------------10 persons

INCLUSIONS
Round trip transfer from any place or hotel within the vicinity of Angeles, Dau or Clark
4WD Jeep ride (inclusive of rental, gas, trip dues and driver)
Tour Guide (from local tourism office) - 1 guide/jeep
Capas LGU Entrance Fees (per pax)
700PHP Botolan Zambales Tourism Entrance Fees (per pax)
Environmental, Conservation and Maintenance Fees (per pax)
Trip arrangement/processing of climbing permit (processed per jeep)
NO HIDDEN FEES OR OTHER CHARGES FOR FOREIGN NATIONALS
CLICK  HERE TO BOOK THIS TRIP

PINATUBO TOUR WITH  MANILA  ROUND  TRIP TRANSFER
This is a public tour with minimum of 10pax per trip
Pick up Time: 3:00am. Tour depends on seat availability

RATE: 2,700/PAX
INCLUSIONS
Round trip transfer from designated areas in Manila
4WD Jeep ride (inclusive of rental, gas, trip dues and driver) 
Tour Guide (from local tourism office) - 1 guide/jeep
Capas LGU Entrance Fees (per pax)
700PHP Botolan Zambales Tourism Entrance Fees (per pax)
Environmental, Conservation and Maintenance Fees (per pax)
Trip arrangement/processing of climbing permit (processed/jeep)
NO HIDDEN FEES OR OTHER CHARGES FOR FOREIGN NATIONALS
CLICK  HERE TO BOOK THIS TRIP
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Tuesday, January 5, 2016

ITINERARY FOR MOUNT PINATUBO DAY TOUR

MEET UP TIME: 5:00 AM
EARLY CLIMB DURING RAINY SEASON IS MANDATORY. LATE CLIMBERS ARE NOT ALLOWED DUE TO LATE AFTERNOON RAINS.

For inquiries, send your email to:  pinaykeypoint.team@gmail.com
or text/call: Globe:  (+63) 917.477.9156 Sun:  (+63)923.626.9088)

Maps are usually sent to you as email attachment after receipt of your final confirmation and payment advise. Kindly print maps & driving direction and use it as reference to reach us. We assign Pinaykeypoint Tour Coordinators that will endorse you to assigned tour guide and 4x4 drivers. You will settle your remaining balance with them prior to climb. Please  ask for official receipt.
Your team are required to sign the waiver issued by Capas Tourism office

We are conducting safety briefing as mandatory requirement prior to final clearance and dispatching. Although we already sent trekking reminders and waiver, we still have to remind everyone about the dangers in the area, the Do's and Don'ts and what to do in case of emergency and pack up time. Sometimes during briefing, team members blame their team leaders for lack of information and failure to disseminate copies of trekking reminders. We have a link for Trekking Preparation. Please click here to view
6:00 am 
You must be at 4x4 parking area at Sta. Juliana, Capas Tarlac at 6:00 AM. This is roughly 22 KM from  Mc Donalds Capas junction and estimated of 20 to 30 minutes drive. If you have your own car, you can park it at the dispatching area. It's safe because it's already within the military vicinity. Parking Lots are usually maintained by the some villagers and they usually ask 50 to 100 php parking fee. 

6:15am 
The Local Tourism and Local official will check your clearance and climbing permit. Organizers will secure this document for you that's why you need  to register your name, age, address, nationality and person to be notified in case of emergency.
Final Check Point
The grounds of Mount Pinatubo is a Military Camp and under the control of The Philippine Air Force (PAF). They usually make the final decision whether we are allowed to climb especially during rainy months (July to November). Military activity are usually held in the area as well and they are giving us cut-off time to cross the area. Roads will be closed beyond the cut-off time. Basically we are heading to Botolan, Zambales where Mount Pinatubo is located. It is within the Tri-boundaries of Pampanga, Zambales and Tarlac. Capas is the only safe gateway to Mount Pinatubo crater. The Municipal office under the administration of Mayor Reynaldo Catacutan made the initial effort in developing the area and ensure that we have a safe trail going to Mount Pinatubo. It was improved by our Capas Mayor TJ Rodriguez who won for 2 consecutive terms and now back to Mayor ReyCat this 2016 election.
Final take off to Mount Pinatubo
More 1 hour of a very bumpy and dusty ride (during summer). 
You need towel and mask to protect yourself from dust. 
Off Road Driving is one of the highlights of this trip
The terrain itself and river crossings while watching the breathtaking creation will make you feel that you're in another era far from the hustling and bustling city life. One important reminder while riding a 4WD is to avoid talking face to face. Some of our previous clients bumped into each other's nose and the result is severe nose bleeding. Hah! How will you explain that to your office mates after the trek?  So please take our reminders and briefings seriously :)
You may ask your driver to stop for some photo shoots

TAKE YOUR BEST JUMP SHOT GUYS!!!
7:15am
ETA @ LIPIT Station
This is also known as GMA and the original 4WD parking station. Lipit station is 7km away to Mount Pinatubo crater lake. Your trek will start here. Trekking time varies depending upon your trekking speed. An expert mountaineer can make it at 1.5 hours. 2 hours for the average trekker and 2.5-3 hours for beginners and elderly. During summer season where trails are usually repaired, short trek (30 mins. walk) is available. You may opt for 2 to 3 hours walk, 1 hour walk and 30 minutes walk. There is no assurance for the availability of short route. this always depends upon the local municipal government of Capas if they will repair the trail. Please ensure that you are wearing a durable footwear and have your extra slippers and sun/rain protection. If you bring some trail food and drinks, it's better to take some here to lighten your bag and feed your hunger. This will keep you going :)
You must expect  a very rough terrain. Remember, you are conquering a volcano and it's a rule of a 'no pain-no gain' activity. This will make you realize the significance of Light Packing because believe me, you will feel the weight of your back pack after 30 minutes of trekking and it's no joke, the longer the trek, the heavier it becomes! 
Wear proper footwear to protect your feet. Using socks is highly recommended. This will save your lovely feet from blisters. Believe me, most of my clients are swearing their footwear's brand after the trip because of blisters and bleeding.
Be careful and watch your step because you might be injured along the way. If this happens, inform your team leader to call the attention of the assigned Pinaykeypoint Tour Coordinators. We have basic first aid kit with bandages and medicine for headache and stomach trouble

Don't just rely on your shoes. Bring your extra slipper. 
This will make you comfortable and flexible
Please note that you will be crossing a lot of rivers and streams...
...and might be sprained along the way
Trekking might be very tiring so take a break from time time. Inform your guides that you want to take some rest so they will wait for you. Never cope up with fast trekkers, most of the time this is the reason why some tourists will just fall and collapse. They are too shy or too proud to say that they need some rest instead, they are pushing their limits. It's a no no! Remember, we don't have an ambulance here. You have 2 choices, ask your group to be patient and wait for you or be an injured patient and spoil the entire trek!
It's important to bring to bring some trail food to keep you going
...you have to ensure that you are wearing a durable footwear!
...Because I cannot assure you that we can always provide a tape and slipper ;)
...We must be careful during trekking esp in some rocks
.....because of this creature. But don't worry! Snakes are typically timid creatures. It just leave when they sense a presence of humans... unless you step on them! So you  must be very careful and watch your step! Anyway, we don't have a history of snake bite.
ETA 8:30AM
The only rest room along the trail. You're in the mountain so don't expect for a real comfort room. Also, you must be patient enough because there are so many of you that are rushing to use it as well ;) This is located along the Reycat Station.
You can also refill your bottles
This spring water 's potable. We are using it for many years ;)
Few meters away is the ReyCat station. It is named after our Municipal Mayor, Reynaldo Catacutan. He is the person behind of these developments. ReyCat played a vital role in advancing the Tourism Industry of our town, Capas which eventually gives an employment to many, not just the local town's folk of Capas but the adjacent places as well. 
Next is a signage... Never let it trick you! 
It was used when we celebrated the feast of Pinatubo in 2009. This contest was held for that purpose and it's not funny to see my clients beating the time carved in that wood! Most of them were sprained trying to beat it. Come on guys! you are not here to prove your speed. You are here to enjoy the trail, conquer Mount Pinatubo and see it's majestic feature. Don't let this signage ruin your day...
The remaining 30 minutes is Bush Trekking. You would see wild trees, berries and ferns. Don't try to pick and eat fruits if you're not really a mountaineer. Some wild berries are available but if you cannot identify if it's edible then, forget about it!
A roughly more than 58 steps stairs going up to Mount Pinatubo viewing deck. I know this will add pains to your injury ;) but you can always sit down for few minutes before climbing
Finally, The Majestic Mount Pinatubo! 
ETA: 9:00AM
You will feel the proud spirit of conquest and realized in the end that it's all worth it. Remember, not all are given the opportunity to witness God's creations. Take a few minutes rest here and look for the best angle for your cam to capture...
STAIRWAY TO CALDERA LAKE
This is roughly 200 uneven steps without railings. Please inform your guide if you are afraid of heights. You may opt to stay at the viewing deck and wait for your team to come up.

Pinaykeypoint Team will set up your tents 
(This service is  exclusive  for Private  Trips only)
Not available during rainy season because it's mandatory 
to pack up early due erratic weather condition
...and prepare your lunch
(This service is  exclusive  for Private  Trips only)
We don't really encourage swimming at the crater because according to PHILVOCS which regularly conduct routine check in the area, it's roughly 280 to more than 300 feet deep. Bear in mind that this is not a beach, It is a stratovolcano! sudden drop just few meters away from the crater side. We don't have a stand by lifeguard in the area so as per Local Tourism advisory, we are not allowed to swim because we will not be liable if you are drowned. 

PACK-UP TIME: 11-12:00PM
It may be earlier depending upon the weather. Please be a good neighbor, do some charity with Aeta children before or after the trek. You may bring used clothing, Biscuits, candies, noodles, toys or anything. We don't encourage giving them money since they are in the mountain and there are no stores in the area. Normally Tour ends at 3 to 4. This may be earlier or later depending upon your route and trekking speed.

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