This is What It’s Like to Ride a Helicopter Over Mt. Pinatubo

Helicopter over mt pinatubo

Ground control to Major Tom. Can you hear me, Major Tom? 

Either you sing it or say it, there’s nothing like doing both while witnessing one of the most stunning landscapes our country has to offer—up above the sky, inside a badass metal bird, hundreds of feet suspended. No words can aptly describe the feeling. No photographs can fully capture the magnificent beauty of our  stunning, stunning Mt. Pinatubo. It’s completely awe-inspiring. One can only reminisce the sight of it after hours of hiking in the mountains. However, witnessing it from above is a whole new world. A whole lot of world.

Helicopter over mt pinatubo

Helicopter over mt pinatubo

Helicopter over mt pinatubo

First off, riding a helicopter in the early years of my 20’s was definitely not the plan. Well, I do have it on my bucket list, but I wasn’t expecting it to happen immediately because one, it’s insanely expensive and two, it’s really expensive. So to Archipelago PH and Philjets, thank you.

A helicopter ride can be compared to riding an elevator. A real badass elevator with magnificent views of the mountains and the city and plains and the sea. It’s nerve-wracking and at the same time, exciting and is probably one of the things that can only be understood by doing it yourself. A view from above will offer you a unique and alluring way to see the world. It’s every photographer’s dream.

Helicopter over mt pinatubo

Spotted. See that trail over there? It’s the path you take when you hike Mt. Pinatubo. 

A view from above will offer you a unique and alluring way to see the world. 

Located at the tripoint of the provinces of Zambales, Tarlac, and Pampanga, the beauty of Mt. Pinatubo is formed after it’s climactic eruption on June 15, 1991. The stunning lake is often described as “a wide jewel of blue and green”. It’s now a famous tourist destination to travel junkies looking for stunning places to visit near Manila that requires only an hour trek or less.

Read more about this experience on the next page!


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