The Mayon Volcano also known as Mount Mayon, is an active strato-volcano in the province of Albay, Bicol Region, in the island of Luzon, Philippines.
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Known as the perfect cone due to its almost symmetrically conical shape, the volcano forms the northern boundary of  Legazpi City. Local legend refers to the volcano as Mount Magayon, after the legendary heroine Daragang Magayon.

On October 13, 2008, it is included on New 7 Wonders of Nature Top 10 list. However, it did not cut the Top 25 finalists, giving way to Puerto Princesa Underground River, another site in the Philippines.

Mayon Volcano is an active stratovolcano. The present cone is formed by pyroclastic and lava flows from previous eruptions.  Mayon is the most active volcanos in thePhilippines, having erupted over 49 times in the last 400 years.

It is located in the eastern part of Luzon next to the Philippine Trench which is the convergent boundary where the mayon volcano and cagsawa ruinPhilippine Sea Plate is driven under the Philippine MobileBelt. Where a continental plate or belt of continental fragments meets the ocean plate, the lighter continental material overrides the oceanic plate, forcing it down into Earth’s mantle Magma, formed where the rock melts, may be forced by weakness in the continental crustcaused by the collision of tectonic plates. One such exit point is Mayon.

Promo Package for 2011:

Rate per person: Php 5500.00

Travel Schedule: May 13-16, May 27-30, April 15-18, April 21-24, June 10-13, June 24-27

Target slot: 10 participants

Package Inclusions:

Private Airconditioned Van (Mla-Legazpi-Sorsogon-Mla)
2 nights’ hotel/resort accommodation (Quad sharing)
Boat rides for Whale Watching & Firefly river cruise
Registration fees/ Entrance fees
Tour around Legazpi, Albay & nearby provinces
Tour around Naga City
Services of a BIO/Spotter & local tour guides
Gasoline & Toll fees
Driver’s meal & accommodation

Not included:

All meals in the trip
Equipt rental Php 300 (includes mask, snorkel & fins) (optional)
Zipline Php 200 (optional)

Sights to see: Headless Monument/Bicol Heroes Memorial Trylon/ Peñaranda Monument/Liberty Bell/Cathedral/Kampo ng Bayan/ Daraga Church/Lignon Hill/Albay Park and Wildlife/Cagsawa Ruins/ Mayon Volcano/Mayon Rest House/Cutlery-making/Tiwi Ceramics Center/ Geothermal Power Plant/Basilica Minore Penafrancia/Diamond Jubilee Pavillion/
Naga Metropolitan Cathedral/Butanding & Fireflies

Itinerary
Day 0
0730 pm Assembly time McDonald’s Edsa nr. QA MRT station
0800 pm Departure Manila
Day 1
0800 am ETA  Legazpi/Check-in hotel if available (check-in is 1pm)
0830 am Breakfast
0900 am Start of sightseeing tour
Headless Monument/Bicol Heroes Memorial Trylon/Peñaranda Monument/Liberty Bell/Cathedral/Kampo ng Bayan/
Daraga Church/Lignon Hill/Albay Park and Wildlife/Cagsawa Ruins/Mayon Volcano
1200 pm Lunch
0100 pm Cont. of tour
Mayon Rest House/Cutlery-making/Tiwi Ceramics Center/Sightseeing Geothermal Power Plant
Shop abaca products and pili sweets/souvenirs
0400 pm Check in at Legazpi Hotel. Free time.
0700 Dinner/Socials/Sleep early for tomorrow’s activity
Day 2
0530 am Wake-up call
0600am  Breakfast/Check-out hotel
0700 am ETD (Legazpi-Sorsogon-Legazpi)
0830 am ETA Sorsogon/Register/Orientation
0900 am Ride motorboat for Butanding watching/interaction
0100 pm Lunch/Check-in at Sorsogon Resort
0200 pm Afternoon swim/Free time
0600pm  ETD Rivercruise Firefly Watching
0700pm  Back to resort/Dinner/Socials
Day 3
0600 am Wake-up Call
0630 am Breakfast
0730 am Check out/ETD Sorsogon
0930 am ETA Naga City
Visit Basilica Minore Penafrancia/Diamond Jubilee Pavillion/Naga Metropolitan Cathedral
1130 am ETD Naga City
1200 pm Lunch
0600pm  Stopover for Dinner
1000 pm ETD McDonald’s QA Edsa, nr. QA MRT station

 

 

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