Malinao at its highest point is at 1500 meters above sea level. The crater can be reached in a 3 day and 2 night trek. It has a relatively large crater with the highlight of your trip walking on the crater’s rim. Malinao has no known eruption in recorded history but is known for being the source of electricity generation (Tiwi Power Plant). Locals say that the Malinao used to have hot springs but since the power plant was made, these hot vents have no longer been active. Malinao meaning “clear” is known for the free flowing water on its slopes and the cool and clear water pools.
The first day will consist of 3 to 4 hours of trekking just to set-up camp and to enjoy the scenery, the 2nd day will be the most eventful as you head to the crater before heading back down to camp. The third day will be a 3 to 4 hour trek back down as you say good by to Malinao Volcano. The Malinao Trek squeezed into as an overnight trek but this will be starting very early on the first day and you must be an advanced trekker to be able to do the activity on a faster level pace.
Malinao is generally a very wet and rainy area and there is a river running through the Volcano. The weather conditions and the river currents, may affect your chances to get up to the crater or may limit your time up the crater. Furthermore, your guide may recommend a home stay (basic conditions) if in case camping is not possible.