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  • Location: Manila, Philippines
  • Duration:  8 hours (approx.)
Travel from Manila to awe-inspiring Tagaytay Ridge for a panoramic view of Taal Lake and Volcano from the Palace in the Sky. Visit San Jose Church, home to the world-famous Bamboo Organ of Las Pinas, and take a look inside the production of the Philippines’ transportation icon: the jeepney.

Highlights

  • Panoramic sightseeing tour of Tagaytay Ridge from Manila
  • Catch sweeping views of Taal Volcano and Taal Lake from atop the Palace in the Sky
  • Tour a jeepney factory and see the Las Pinas Bamboo Organ in San Jose Church with your expert local guide
  • Enjoy a lunch of traditional Filipino specialties
  • Round-trip hotel transport by air-conditioned coach included

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What You Can Expect

Tagaytay Ridge Tour from Manila: Palace in the Sky, Taal Volcano and Las Pinas Bamboo Organ

Jeep in the Philippines

After pickup from your Manila or Makati hotel, relax on the picturesque drive to the city of Tagaytay, located on a ridge 2,200 feet (671 meters) above sea level.

On the drive up, visit San Jose Church to see the famous Bamboo Organ of Las Pinas, one of the Philippines' national cultural treasures. Built in the 19th century by Spanish priest Father Diego Cera, the organ is made up of more than 800 bamboo pipes!

When you arrive at Tagaytay Ridge, savor the incredible sweeping vista of Taal Lake and Taal Volcano from atop the Palace in the Sky, one of the rest houses of former Philippine President Ferdinand Marcos.

You’ll then visit a local jeepney factory to see how these bus-type cars are made. You may have seen this strange-looking vehicles driving around the area, as they're a popular mode of public transport in the Philippines. Your guide will explain how jeepneys were originally made from US military Jeeps left over from World War II, and are known for their flamboyant decoration and crowded seating.

At midday, stop by a local restaurant to enjoy a lunch of traditional Filipino specialties. Time permitting, on your way back to Manila, you’ll also stop at a pineapple or coffee plantation to sample local produce, or visit one of the local wood-carving shops dotting the roadside.

Customer Reviews

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2015

This tour was amazing!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2014

The tour is a great way to experience different aspects of The Philippines, nature - the Taal Volcano, recent history - the Palace in the Sky, religion - The Las Pinas Bamboo organ, and the ubiquitous Jeepney.

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