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Pickup info

Pick up is at McDonald El Pueblo, Ortigas.

Please provide the names and date of birth of all people in your Booking, in the Travellers Request Box on the 2nd page

Please arrive for 3.15am the latest, to ensure the registration process is completed quickly and the journey to Batangas starts on time.  Late arrivals may cause delay to the trek and could be classed as a No-Show, with no refund applicable, if the van leaves on time and you are not on it.

Meals and snacks are not included in this trek and should be purchased at the Guests expense. 

Please book a minimum of 5 days prior to when you wish to take the tour

Children below 16 years of age are not encouraged on this tour. Bookings for children who are16 years and above, are made so with full parents responsibility & honest assessment of their fitness level and ability to undertake this trek.

Booking notes

  • Please provide the names and date of birth of all people in your Booking
  • Please print out and bring with you a Waiver Form, for each person in your party.  This will be provided with your Booking Voucher
  • Meals and snacks are at the Guests expense.  Please bring a Packed Lunch with you.  Breakfast and snacks can be purchased on route.
  • Please read our Participant Guidance Notes & Cancellation Policy
  • This is a join-in activity; you will join with others also booked for the trek; a minimum of 5 people is required for a trek to proceed.  In the event of an early cancellation due to too few trekkers you will receive a Full Refund or can opt to transfer to an alternative trek.
  • If you would like to book an exclusive trek for your party, please click the 'Customize it' Button, and we will advise you of costs dependent on number of people in your party and the trek you wish to do.

Bookings include a 5% Service Charge for Online Payments

 

Please be advised that there there will be an additional charge of Php 702 per person for non-Filipinos.

Not quite a beginner, not yet an intermediate? This trek to the Rockies of Mt Maculot is a very popular trekking route, as it stands beside Lake Taal, offering amazing views of the lake and volcano, and involving a steep ascent to get your Adventurous Spirit firing.

Next Trek Dates: 2018
April 7, April 28, May 5

Inclusions:

  • Private vehicle (roundtrip): Manila-Mt. Maculot
  • Registration fees, DENR fees and other applicable fees
  • Adventure Guide/Coordinator

 

Pick up is early in the morning, followed by a 2-3 hour drive in an air-con van to Batangas and the jump-off point.  Here you will prepare for your trek with some orientation and a bit of body stretching.

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Starting with a gentle 15 minute trail you will then move on to a steep ascent, whilst surrounded by trees, which you can use to help you climb. The last 30 minutes to the Campsite is through open grassland. If reached early enough the trek will proceed to the Summit, otherwise you will continue on to The Rockies; a 10 minute trek with views across to Lake Taal and Volcano.

Once you've had your fill of the views and photo opportunities you will return to the campsite for lunch before descending back to the jump-off point, to refresh and ready for the journey back to Manila. 

There is an option to stop off for a celebratory meal, on your way home, but this is dependent on majority rule.

  • Physicality: Medium
    Physical rating

    From relaxed (low) to ones where you need to be fit to join in.

    Low

    No surprises here. These tours/activities are those most anyone can do if they are fine with fairly flat walks and getting in and out of transport.

    Medium

    Like to be active, even very active, but not pushed too far. This is the one for you.

    High

    These tours/activities require you to be very fit. Probably not suitable for children.

  • Group size: from 1 to 26 people
  • Pickup location: 

    Pick up is at McDonald El Pueblo, Ortigas.

    Please provide the names and date of birth of all people in your Booking, in the Travellers Request Box on the 2nd page

    Please arrive for 3.15am the latest, to ensure the registration process is completed quickly and the journey to Batangas starts on time.  Late arrivals may cause delay to the trek and could be classed as a No-Show, with no refund applicable, if the van leaves on time and you are not on it.

    Meals and snacks are not included in this trek and should be purchased at the Guests expense. 

    Please book a minimum of 5 days prior to when you wish to take the tour

    Children below 16 years of age are not encouraged on this tour. Bookings for children who are16 years and above, are made so with full parents responsibility & honest assessment of their fitness level and ability to undertake this trek.

  • Drop-off location: 

    Drop off is at McDonald El Pueblo, Ortigas.

  • Pickup time: (3.00 AM - 3.15 AM)
  • Drop-off time: (9.00 PM - 9.30 PM)

Itinerary

Suggested Itinerary (Visit to the summit is dependent on the time it takes to reach the path point)

Day 1

03:00 AM  Registration and Meet up at McDonald El Pueblo, Ortigas

03:30 AM  Estimated Time of Departure (ETD) for Cuenca, Batangas, Mt. Maculot jump-off point

07:00 AM  Estimated Time of Arrival (ETA) Mt. Maculot jump-off point. Last minute packing and orientation

07:30 AM  Start Trek

10:30 AM  ETA at Camp Site. Rest and Picture Taking

11:30 AM  ETA Rockies Picture Taking and Lunch. Socials

01:00 PM  Start Descent

04:00 PM  Arrive back at jump-off point. Tidy up

05:30 PM  ETD for Manila. Meal stop along the way

09:00 PM  ETA Manila

Cancellation Policy

Cancellations made by Tour Operator

  • In the event of a Storm Signal, tours will automatically be cancelled.  Guests will be advised on the Thursday prior to the trek, at the latest.

Cancellations made by guests

  • If a Cancellation is made 10 days prior to the Trek, guests can either substitute a friend to take their place or take a full refund
  • If Cancellation is made 9 days prior to the Trek Guests will be able to claim a 40% refund only.

Children policy

Children below 16 years of age are not encouraged on this tour. 

Bookings for children who are 16 years and above, are made so with full parents responsibility & honest assessment of their fitness level and ability to undertake this trek

Participant Guidelines

Things to bring:-

  • Booking Voucher & signed Waiver Form
  • Cash to purchase Breakfast, lunch, dinner and Trail Food
  • A good pair of trekking Shoes
  • Slippers 
  • Extra plastic 
  • Extra clothes
  • raincoat/poncho 
  • Toiletries
  • Personal Medications
  • Water at least 2L
  • Packed lunch
  • Snacks (Trail Food) 
  • Sun block and other sun protection
  • Head Lamp 
  • Camera 
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Other Disclosures

Our Tour Operator, Trail Adventours, has been running treks and activities since 2010 and currently offer 30 Mountain Destinations. They will shortly be expanding their operations to other islands in the Philippines.  

Their treks and mountaineering expeditions offer varying levels of difficulty and activities. 

Trail Adventours employ more than 40 experienced and trained guides and offer a ratio of 1 to 2 guides for every 6 trekkers.

 

Please be advised that there there will be an additional charge of Php 702 per person for non-Filipinos.