The tour provides one with the opportunity to be as close as he can be with Mt. Pinatubo, whose eruption in 1991 was deemed as the most powerful volcanic explosion of the century so far. Its eruption marked the end of its 600 years of lying dormant; it spewed tons of ash and rock, emitting gaseous discharges up to 40 kilometers high, and altered weather patterns worldwide.
Early pick up and drive about an hour and a half to Pampanga where your local guide will meet you. Upon arrival, transfer to a 4x4 vehicle for a 2-hour ride to the jump off point where you will begin your trek to the summit of the volcano (trekking will take approximately two hours). At the summit, enjoy the magnificent view of this once dormant volcano. Mt. PInatubo's eruption in 1991 altered the global climate and caused mudflows to cascade down its slopes, destroying everything along its path and leaving behind a labyrinth of towering lahar cliffs. The crater lake within the mouth of the volcano has a halcyon shade of blue that contrasts with the black, strombolic fury it exhibited years ago. After lunch, end the tour with a brief visit at San Guillermo Church in Bacolor, Pampanga, and see how the lahar flow half-buried this church during the eruption.