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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 boat driver entrance fee by foot tagaytay ridge hit golf balls hour drive face mask metro manila lots of water enjoy the view buko juice
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Reviewed July 24, 2018 via mobile

It is relatively an easy hike since we have a guide, there are stations where you can rest and there is a clear path to follow. It still is challenging because of the heat and some of the roads are steep especially on the last...More

3  Thank Irish I
Reviewed July 18, 2018

The walk to the top is quite far, traversing a dirt road with no trees for shade. Its advisable to walk/hike early morning or ride a horse . Although its quite expensive but if you are not fit to do long walks, its better to...More

1  Thank Mitos P
Reviewed July 14, 2018

Make sure to bring plenty of water, bottled water in the island is pricey. Bring mask, extra shirt, towel, cap etc. Renting a boat would cost 2000 for maximum of 7 people. There will be like 10-15 minutes boat ride to Taal. Upon arrival you...More

2  Thank Cindy O
Reviewed July 10, 2018

Yes, I always see this volcano from afar. But it's always a pleasing site whenever I am in the area of Tagaytay, Batangas. The place is soo cool and breezy. I've always visited Tagaytay just to see the beautiful site of Taal Volcano.

Thank MCGatus
Reviewed July 10, 2018

Firstly I want to say that whatever you're gonna go through during this hike, it's worth it at the end. But please if you love yourself (and the poor horses that I discourage you from renting out) please do not go on a hot, summer...More

Thank Edgardo F
Reviewed July 4, 2018

Why perfect scenery? Because it is here that you can see nature at its best setting.... a volcano that rest at the foot of a lake; a beautiful scenery of the mountains covered by green abounding trees; the artistic formation of clouds against the blue...More

Thank baesangl
Reviewed July 4, 2018 via mobile

Visited here just a week ago- what a beautiful place. Getting there could be a challenge - driving in Phillipines is much different and scarier than in the US. We had a fantastic driver (Ryan) who not only got us there safely but also was...More

1  Thank eightysgirl1
Reviewed July 3, 2018

We had a wonderful time climbing the Taal Volcano. We took a boat across and decided to walk up with a guide. There were steep portions at the very beginning and end of the climb, but other than that it was relatively easy. It took...More

1  Thank Rus T
Reviewed June 25, 2018 via mobile

The boat ride out to the base is pleasant. The climb to the top is a bear. We did the horses as an alternative but even that was quite a challenge. Once at the top the view is pretty neat. If in the area it’s...More

Thank TAMAN1951
Reviewed June 21, 2018 via mobile

Did the volcano today, was a good trip to do 1 time. Tried to get info on pricing and all requirements but oh so hard to do. It's really the only worthwhile tourist thing to do here and everyone is trying to make a peso...More

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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