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Taal Volcano

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“horse ride”(126 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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Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed 22 April 2012

This was one of those trips where i decided to save some money yet go out and venture. I started off from Manila (Makati) by 6:30 am, and took a jeepney to the nearest bus station where i could get a bus from. This was...More

47  Thank night_hawk07
Most Helpful Critical Review
Reviewed 2 January 2006

I currently live in Manila and am familiar with negotiating taxi rides (for longer distances or if someone won't use the meter) and prices for boats etc. Taxi from Makati to Tagaytay was about $40 USD, seemed to be a fair price. Thankfully (you'll see...More

23  Thank usa97
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Reviewed 2 days ago 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

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Reviewed 5 days ago 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

1  Thank Christine_Arisola
Reviewed 1 week ago

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

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Reviewed 1 week ago 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 .

Thank laj2e7
Reviewed 1 week ago

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

Thank projectgora
Reviewed 1 week ago

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

Thank Andy J
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I have frequented Taal Volcano as a child and as a student of geology in The Philippines. It was such a pleasant trip without having to be at the mercy of merchants trying to convince you to ride a horse up the crater. It's a...More

Thank Sinag
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We took the boat ride from Talisay (Soriano Resort) Php3,000 to get to Taal Volcano Island...the ride takes about 1/2 an hour but go on a still day or you will end up soaking wet. Once you reach the island you are escorted to the...More

Thank Moehrnp
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Long time I wanted to visit a real volcano, and this morning I had ordered a car to bring me there from the hotel. My first surprise was that I needed a boat to come there, and of course you have to pay...and wait on...More

Thank ArnsteinL7
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Seen this volcano several times from Tagaytay city, looking down. This time, from the shores of taal lake on San Nicholas town. It looked less threatening as you dont see the crater, which made us decide to see the volcano up close and rented an...More

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30 March 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.
Siham M
1 April 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