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Top Day Trips from Manila

By Viator, February 2018

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Manila has loads to offer, but after taking in the Philippines capital’s pleasures and cultural sights, a day or two outside the city will broaden your horizons as to what the tropical archipelagic nation as a whole is really like. Here are some of the best day trips from Manila.

Corregidor Island – 31 miles (50 km) away
A popular day trip destination for history buffs, Corregidor Island witnessed one of the Philippines’ most significant battles of World War II. While touring ruined barracks, secret passageways, and the Pacific War Memorial, visitors learn about the role the country played in the Pacific front, defending against invading Japanese forces. 

Tagaytay Ridge and Taal Volcano – 45 miles (72 km) away
One of the country’s most active volcanoes, part of the Pacific Ring of Fire, sits within easy day-touring distance of metro Manila. Active day-trippers to the Tagaytay Ridge and Taal Volcano in Batangas have the opportunity to trek to the active volcano’s peak, take a boat ride to a volcanic island, or go horseback riding along the shores of Taal Lake. 

Mt. Pinatubo – 57 miles (92 km) away
Visiting majestic Mount Pinatubo from Manila requires an early wake-up, but travelers will be rewarded with an action-packed day of off-roading and hiking to the spectacular Pinatubo Crater and its emerald-hued lake. 

Subic Bay – 99 miles (160 km) away
Part history, part natural beauty, Subic Bay offers one of the nation’s most unique outdoor experiences—a chance to learn survival skills from an indigenous Aetas guide at a training camp and tour the Subic Naval Base (a former US naval base) to learn more about the region’s military history.

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WWII and Corregidor Island: Historical Sightseeing Tour from Manila, Manila, null
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WWII and Corregidor Island: Historical Sightseeing Tour from Manila

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Gain an in-depth insight into World War II on this sightseeing tour of Corregidor Island, where two battles between the Japanese and US took place. Learn about ...  Read more

Location: Manila, Philippines
Duration: 9 hours (approx.)

From USD $127.94
Tagaytay Ridge Tour from Manila: Palace in the Sky, Taal Volcano and Las Pinas Bamboo Organ, ... 
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Tagaytay Ridge Tour from Manila: Palace in the Sky, Taal Volcano and Las Pinas Bamboo Organ

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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 ...  Read more

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

From USD $97.94
Pagsanjan Falls Adventure from Manila, Manila, City Tours
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Pagsanjan Falls Adventure from Manila

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Discover majestic Pagsanjan Falls on this day trip away from the hustle and bustle of Manila! With your local guide, enjoy exciting boat rides along rapids ...  Read more

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

From USD $137.94
Tagaytay and Taal Volcano Day Trip from Manila, Manila, Day Trips
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Tagaytay and Taal Volcano Day Trip from Manila

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Trek the Taal Volcano on an 8-hour adventure tour from Manila and see one of the most scenic areas of the Philippines within easy access of the capital. You ...  Read more

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

From USD $125.00
Mt. Pinatubo Crater Day Trip from Manila Including 4x4 Adventure and Hike, Manila, Day Trips
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Mt. Pinatubo Crater Day Trip from Manila Including 4x4 Adventure and Hike

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Leave the bustle of Manila behind on this day trip to Mt Pinatubo for a combo 4x4 and trekking adventure to Pinatubo Crater with an expert guide. Drive an ...  Read more

Location: Manila, Philippines
Duration: 15 hours (approx.)

From USD $179.99
Full-Day Taal Volcano Trekking and Horse-Riding Tour Including Lunch, Manila, Day Trips
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Full-Day Taal Volcano Trekking and Horse-Riding Tour Including Lunch

Experience breathtaking views of craters and lakes on this full-day tour with guided horseback riding

Location: Tagaytay, Philippines
Duration: 8 hours (approx.)

From USD $158.00
Subic Bay Day Trip from Manila, Manila, Day Trips
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Subic Bay Day Trip from Manila

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Get a unique look at the Philippines’ military history, indigenous culture and amazing wildlife on this day trip from Manila to Subic Bay. With your local ...  Read more

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

From USD $137.94
Corregidor Day Trip from Manila, Manila, Day Trips
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Corregidor Day Trip from Manila

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A nostalgic tour of the historical island Corregidor, about 30miles (48km) west of Manila. Also known as "The Rock" and considered as "one of the ...  Read more

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

From USD $145.91
Hidden Valley Springs with Lunch from Manila, Manila, Day Trips
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Hidden Valley Springs with Lunch from Manila

Get close to nature on this 8-hour door to Hidden Valley. In a small group of no more than 15, drive 1.5 hours south of Manila to this deep crater formed by a ...  Read more

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

From USD $107.00
Hidden Valley Springs Resort Day Trip from Manila, Manila, Day Trips
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Hidden Valley Springs Resort Day Trip from Manila

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Escape from the hustle and bustle of Manila for the day and head to Hidden Valley Springs Resort. As you explore this massive volcanic crater on foot with your ...  Read more

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

From USD $147.94

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