Mount Pinatubo Crater Lake Day Tour
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I was in college when mount pinatubo erupted in year 1991 after 500 years of being a dormant volcano. Experts say that it was the second largest terrestial eruption in the 20th century, the effects of the eruption were felt worlwide.
Now the local government of Tarlac in coordination with Pinatubo Development Corp. (PDC) and the Department of Environmental and Natural Resources (DENR) has made the crater lake a tourist destination.
I joined a group day tour and below is our day trip itinerary;
DAY TRIP ITINERARY
Saturday, Nov 14, 2009
02:30am • Assembly at McDO El Pueblo, Ortigas
03:00am • Departure to Capas, Tarlac
06:00am • ETA Tourism Office; registration
06:30am • 4 x 4 ride to jump off point via Skyway
07:30am • Start of 20-30 minutes trek
09:30am • ETA crater; free-time, swim, explore
11:30nn • Lunch break
01:30pm • ETD to jump off point (20-30 min trek)
03:30pm • ETA jump off point; 4 x 4 ride back to Tourism Office
04:00pm • ETA Tourism Office; wash-up
05:00pm • ETD to Capas Shrine
05:30pm • Side trip to Capas Shrine
06:00pm • ETD to Manila.
09:00pm • ETA Manila