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  • Location:Manila, Philippines
  • Duration:8 hours (approx.)

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

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.


  • 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 Your guide will explain how jeepneys were originally made from US military Jeeps left over from World War II, and are known for their flamboyant decoration and crowded seating.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 September 2015

We had the best time. Omar was the best tour guide and the driver was just as good. Our group was small and we all became friends. It was a excellent adventure and would recommend it to anyone.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

Excellent day, very worthwhile and interesting. Plus, the bonus was the staff from Byron Travel that made the tour extra nice because of their friendliness.

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.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2014

We thought this trip was fantastic, although on the day the weather let us down a bit. Dale and Neil, our driver and guide, were brilliant. We felt safe in the Manila traffic and Neil's knowledge and commentary were first class. From the time of booking to the drop off back at our apartment was very professional and I would definitely recommend using Viator. Since this tour we have been on another one booked through Viator and were fortunate enough to have Dale and Neil again. Thanks to everyone.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2013

We had a wonderful tour, and tour guide. Thoroughly enjoyed our day. The lunch was excellent, and more than we anticipated. Thanks.

4 star rating: Recommended July 2015

Great Day. Neil, our tour guide, was extremely knowledgable and accommodating of our group.

4 star rating: Recommended March 2015

Amazing views and great food. We didn't get to see the bamboo organ due to a festival going on the week of my visit but the guide, Omar added some additional spots to the tour to make up for that. We went to a bee farm and the original Jeepney factory. Omar, was a great tour guide.

4 star rating: Recommended December 2014

awesome ,,,,, what a pleasant experience.

4 star rating: Recommended December 2014

This tour was more than expected. The drive to tagaytay was nice. We could not see 5 feet in front of us at the palace due to the fog. The view would have been breathtaking had it been clear. Our driver was able to find a good spot down below for us to take pictures of Taal volcano.

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