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9 Things To Do In Central Luzon


When I was young, I thought organized travel was laziness and expensive. But looking at it 3 years after, it’s not actually THAT bad. It is still travel of course, sans the hassles of negotiations and other DIY must dos. The best part of it is that you only have to mind the pictures and the views. Everything from transpo to food and in between are done for you. Who wouldn’t want that?

When we started travelling in 2008, we were satisfied with 1 out of Cebu travel. I especially love DIYs because planning always gives me such high. I’m a cheapskate too and never runs out of ideas on how to make travel cheap. I love researching and planning every bit as well. But we never had constant travel buddies. Looking back, our travel companions were different each year so we always settled with the majority decision making.

2012 was a busy year in both trekking and travelling. After our first major climb in Mt. Talinis with BRB on July 13-16 and my 2nd birthday trip (this time) with Ganisiya on August 17-20, we joined Migo’s friends in a packaged trip to Central Luzon on October 12-15 with Pinay Key Point priced at Php6000/pax for a minimum of 10. One of our friends backed out so we increased our share by Php400 each.

Before the trip, I never knew that Central Luzon was that beautiful. Nagsasa and Anawangin cove literally took my breath away. Not only that, there are a lot of things you could do in 4 days and 3 nights.

Here are the 10 things you could do in Central Luzon

Travel to Mt. Pinatubo with a kick-ass 4×4

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Trek to Mt. Pinatubo

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Swim in Mt. Pinatubo

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Overnight Camping in Nagsasa Cove

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Camwhore with Nagsasa’s out of PH’s beauty

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Get Enchanted with the beauty of Nagsasa Cove

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Island hop and swim at Anawangin Cove

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Island hop and stroll in Capones Island

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Get up close and personal with animals in Zoobic Safari

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Para sa Hah-yah-hay na travel, contact Pinay Key Point.

See below our itinerary via Pinay Key Point.

PACKAGE 1

TOUR DESTINATION:

PINATUBO-ANAWANGIN-NAGSASA-­SUBIC TRIP
TOTAL HEADCOUNT: 10pax
RATE PER HEAD: 6,000php

DAY 1 – October 12, 2012

6:20pm – ETA DMIA, CLARK
1 trip coordinator that will be assigned to meet you and pick you up at Clark Airport.
Transport for pick up:(Included in the package)
8:00pm – ETA your hotel in Capas
2 days booking: October 12 & 13 – Included in the package
3 Aircon Rooms with 2 queen size beds (4pax per room)
2 days breakfast

DAY 2 – October 13, 2012 – Mount Pinatubo Trip
Inclusions
4WD Jeep ride (inclusive of rental, gas, road fees and driver’s fees and meal)
Tour Guide per jeep
Porter (to carry your lunch, tents and picnic blankets)
Entrance Fees
Conservation and Maintenance Fees
Packed Lunch (rice, 500ml water, banana and a choice of viand)
shower
Trip arrangement/processing of climbing permit
Use of 3 tents & picnic blankets
Itinerary:
Pick up @ your hotel at 5:30am
2 hours travel to the base of Mt. Pinatubo & 2 hour walk
1:00pm: Pack up time
5:00pm – Back to your hotel

DAY 3 – October 14, 2012 – Zambales Overnight camping
5:00am – Pick up at your hotel with van – included in the package
7:00am – ETA Pundaquit, Zambales
Inclusions
Round trip Boat ride from Pundaquit to Anawangin Cove, Nagsasa Cove & Capones Island
Boatman & Porter
Tour Guide
Entrance Fees
Cottage fees
Use of 5 camping tents (2pax per tent)
Use of 10 sleeping bags
flashlight per tent
Portable stove
Use of Cooking & dining utensils (pots, pans, plates, spoon etc…)
Firewood & bonfire (with 1 hotdog per head for this activity
Dinner & Breakfast
Use of 2 snorkel set, arm floater & life vest
Itinerary:
7:00am – Boat ride to Nagsasa Cove – 1.5 hours travel time
9:00am – ETA Nagsasa Cove – Explore the area
Lunch (Not included in the package)
1:00pm – Pack up. Boat ride to Anawangin Cove. 1 hour travel time
2:00pm – ETA Anawangin Cove – Explore the area
7:00pm – Dinner (included in the package)
8:30pm – Bonfire activity

DAY 4 – October 15, 2012 – Capones Island – Subic

6:30am – Breakfast. Pack up time:
7:30am – Pack up. Boat ride to Capones Island. 30 minutes travel time
8:00am – ETA Capones Island. Explore the area
10:00am – Pack up. Back to Pundaquit Village
Shower & preparation
11.00am – 1 hour travel time to Subic transport – included in the package
12:00noon – Lunch (Not included in the package)
Ocean Adventure, Tree Top, Zoobic Safari – Not included in the package
Pay your own entrance fees.
We will just drop you off at the entrance gate and will let 1 member of our team to accompany you inside.
You have until 4pm to explore these destinations.
4:00pm. pack up. Back to Clark. Estimated travel time 1.5 hours

More pics courtesy of our amazing tour guides:
Pinatubo
http://pinaykeypoint-gallery.blogspot.com/2012/10/team-18-execs.html
Capones
http://pinaykeypoint-gallery.blogspot.com/2012/10/team-18-execs-capones-tour.html

Access through Picasa:
https://picasaweb.google.com/116615872516375628050/October142012TEAM18EXECSPundaquitCaponesTrip
https://picasaweb.google.com/116615872516375628050/October132012TEAM18EXECSMountPinatuboDayTour

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8 thoughts on “9 Things To Do In Central Luzon”

    1. I will be in the PH from December 17th to January 2. And yes, I will go to Cebu. I just don’t know where exactly in Cebu yet. Any suggestions? 🙂 I enjoy not so crowded and touristy places.

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    2. Ohhh! What sort of things do you like? Waterfalls or trekking? I know some trekking places in Cebu. There are a lot of waterfalls as well. And adrenaline activities like Rock Climbing and Canyoning. Check this blog site: https://adrenalineromance.com/ They have lots of post of activities in Cebu. 🙂 I’m mostly just trekking in Cebu. Hehe

      But if you want to trek, I could guide you to the easy ones like here:
      https://thewanderfulllife.wordpress.com/2015/08/24/5-reasons-why-climbing-sirao-peak-never-runs-out-of-style/
      https://thewanderfulllife.wordpress.com/2015/05/19/climbing-mt-babag-for-a-sundays-trek/
      https://thewanderfulllife.wordpress.com/2015/09/08/climbing-mt-mauyog-camping-in-mt-manunggal-balamban-cebu/

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