It's absolutely worth the long car ride. Morning pick up was on time, meeting Flor at our hotel lobby, and we got to meet his beautiful wife Larnie. We stopped for breakfast on your own cost, 7/11, Starbucks or jolibees for 40 mins. Then we went to look out of the volcano. Take change for toilets.
Then, down to boat station were you have option at your own cost to go look from a boat around volcano. Make sure you take a minimum 7000 for this ride. We got caught short. An hour or 2, depending on which one you choose. Then 2 hours to your lunch spot. This again at your own cost. Afterwards, to the waterfall. This is amazing. You will get extremely wet. Do take a change of clothes and a towel, which can be left in a car with FLOR. The canoe ride is operated by 2 men, definitely not what l expected. They literally pull u up a river over poles and rapids. 2 tiny men pulling 2 western size people. They are very friendly and hard-working. This takes 2 hours and can be uncomfortable if you dont usually sit for long periods. Now l had read that you can tip, l was already to do this, and halfway up realised they deserved more. However, at the waterfall, another guide was very rude and told me,'You better give a good tip'. This turned my experience sour for a bit. It was extremely rude and very aggressive.
I spoke to FLOR afterwards on what is usually tipped. He explained that his customers do anywhere between 200 each to 1000. Please keep this in mind.
Our trip back to our hotel was very long due to all the traffic. Please take a book or something to watch if you're not a car sleeper.
FLOR gave out informatiom through out the tour. Even bringing up our aussie radio station for us to listen to. It was his bday so we were extremely happy to spend it with him, even singing happy bday many times. Would recommend this tour, but make sure you have entertainment for the traffic jams. There were a lot of the phillipines you get to see during the ride, so even passing thru all the provinces is worth the long ride also.
Remember - patience,change clothes, lots of tip money, towel, sunscreen, and book/entertainment.