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Taal Volcano

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“horse ride”(125 reviews)
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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 May 15, 2018 via mobile

I think it’s all absolutely DISGUSTING that you ride those poor horses just because you’re too lazy to actually walk and get some exercise!

1  Thank ruthiep_01
Reviewed May 3, 2018 via mobile

Didn't took us long enough to feel great at this place. Boat ride through the gentle breeze of the lakes makes us feel lucky that day didn't rain. We continue our journey to purchase entrance tickets and exciting horse ride up to the top. Gotta...More

Thank steve_vens
Reviewed April 23, 2018

We paid $45 each US to ride a boat over to the island, asked to buy a horse for our tour guide from the boat, plopped on a pathetically small horse where a picture was snapped and then started up the mountain where along the...More

6  Thank Sheryl K
Reviewed April 20, 2018 via mobile

Great adventure and horse back ride. Tour operators seem a little sketchy. At the dock I was told not to pay anybody until I got back but the tour guide told me to pay for my horse/ mule when I got to the island. All...More

2  Thank barfiemermaid
Reviewed April 14, 2018

I had an opportunity to see up close the crater of Tall Volcano (world's smallest active volcano). It is an hour boat ride and then walk for roughly 1.5 hours or you can hire a horse that will take you to the top of the...More

Thank rence2018
Reviewed April 11, 2018

The trek up to the deck is around 2.25 km and takes around 45 min/ 1hr depending on your speed. Do carry enough water, cap and dust masks or face scarf as the road tends to be dusty. There are horse rides available as well...More

2  Thank AmbitaN
Reviewed April 4, 2018 via mobile

Must visit .. walk up takes two hours .. or one can just enjoy the view and have a wonderful boat ride for an hour or so

Thank nidhi51
Reviewed April 3, 2018

We viewed Taal Volcano from Ridge Park. It was a sunny day, the sky was clear and the view was beautiful. Very serene, peaceful and a wonder in nature. The Ridge Park by itself is nice to visit. We did not hike up to the...More

1  Thank healthyeater2013
Reviewed March 30, 2018 via mobile

The walk itself is fine and the views very nice. The real problem here is the locals offer the tourists to ride up to see the view on a rather malnourished horse. If you can’t walk due to fitness then don’t get on a rather...More

5  Thank heidisally
Reviewed March 23, 2018

Views of the iconic volcano and lake from the Ridge Park. The park is tuck away from the road and you could easily miss the entrance. It was the locals who recommended us the place for a sumptuous lunch and magnificent views of the volcano...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