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Taal Volcano

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Taal Volcano is located about 60 km (about 37 miles) south of Metro Manila. Last major eruption was reported back in 1965 that affected villages in the surrounding area.
Batangas City, Luzon, Philippines
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All reviews day trip horse ride walk up red lava nice view per person entrance fee boat driver by foot hour drive tagaytay ridge face mask lots of water t shirts buko juice enjoy the view horse manure
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Reviewed December 10, 2018 via mobile

Traveled to the Philippines with my brother and a friend, we hired a personal driver as suggested by our Filipino friends in order to get around and skip the pricey and rushed tours. I would suggest foreigners to do this as long as you are...More

Date of experience: December 2018
2  Thank nathaliev94
Reviewed December 10, 2018

I took a trip to Tagaytay and was so disappointed with the behaviour of one of the tour guides (or "touts") that work there. This was the first time in all my years of visiting The Philippines that I have been so disturbed and I...More

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank Graham A
Reviewed December 9, 2018

This was definately a trip worth doing. I had a great day, with the chance to get to the volcano island and walk up the path through the smoking ground to the top of the volcano and look down at the crater. Apparently, depending on...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Tobias W
Reviewed November 21, 2018 via mobile

Batangas ard 2 to 2.5hrs away from metro manila... Better to hire a car rental for safe journey... Require boat to reach volcano island, which I chose Saprino boat rental, no regret as they have very clear price breakdown and no hidden cost, in total...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank EricG2372
Reviewed November 18, 2018 via mobile

We had a team building by trekkin up Taal Volcano goin up the crater down to the mouth of it. The water dowb there was steaming but not really hot but you can boil an egg. We had a dip and it’s like hot spring....More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed November 15, 2018 via mobile

The 1st time I was here was with my Korean students coz they wanted to come and see and experience something new in their visit here aside from the winter camp, so we went and there are horses to take you to the top and...More

Date of experience: December 2017
1  Thank Christine_Arisola
Reviewed November 11, 2018

This a once in a lifetime experience (for some of us). First you take a bangka (outrigger) from the mainland to the volcano. You land in a small fishing village where you have the option to hike up on your own power or be a...More

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank Xplorer368
Reviewed November 9, 2018 via mobile

Spectacular view . You can take a boat out to the volcano . Once you have arrived , you can take a mule up or hike up . It is a strenuous climb up . The view is amazing .

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank laj2e7
Reviewed November 8, 2018

Hiking the Taal Volcano was a great experience. It was an easy to moderate trek to the top. I would have given it a 5-star rating if not for hundreds of other tourists and horses on the trail. It was only a 45 minute trek...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank projectgora
Reviewed November 7, 2018

The Taal lake and it´s multiple volcano mountains are a beautiful scenery. It´s realy worth a visit while in that area.

Date of experience: December 2017
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March 30, 2018|
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Response from chaddavid | Reviewed this property |
No you can not camp in Taal but you can Trek or Horseback ride to go up and down to the Crater. It cost $700 for the horse and comes with a Guide.
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April 1, 2017|
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Response from mingchienng | Reviewed this property |
You can always hire a car/taxi to get there. It is cost about 4500 peso for a car and upon reaching you need to get a boat for 2000 peso to cross the island. Is good if you have a group to share the cost. This is the driver... More