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Top Day Trips from Manila

By Viator, January 2018

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There are countless options for day trips out of Manila for adventurous tourists of all ages and fitness levels. The Filipino capital has much to offer within its borders, but once you've soaked up some of its pleasures and cultural sites, a day or even two outside the city can really broaden your horizons as to what the country as a whole is really like.

If it's recreation in a natural setting that you're seeking, the first place to set your sights on is Pagsanjan Falls, one of the most famous waterfalls in the Philippines. The up-river boat tours that lead to the falls are the primary attraction, and while they're a little pricey (in upwards of 1,000 PHP per person), it's these journeys that make the area one of the most popular tourist destinations outside of Manila. Pagsanjan is accessible via bus from Manila's Buendia bus terminal.  The trip takes 2-3 hours and costs less than 200 PHP. Buses leave frequently, but it's advisable to depart early.

Another good day trip is a dash to Anawangin Cove and beach in San Antonio, Zambales. Known as one of the best beaches in the country, Anawangin is definitely popular, but the somewhat difficult trek to both the beach and cove keep it less crowded than you might think. You can access the area by bus from Manila for less than 300 PHP, and there are ample opportunities for camping if you’re on a budget (or simply enjoy the outdoors) and wish to stay the night. You can also opt for more luxurious lodging in Pundaquit.

Other popular excursions include an assent up Mount Pinatubo, a trip to Tagaytay City (from which you can access the beautiful Taal Volcano, and an excursion to the tadpole-shaped Corregidor Island).

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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

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 33 Reviews

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

4.5 star rating: Recommended 37 Reviews

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
Subic Bay Day Trip from Manila, Manila, Day Trips
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Subic Bay Day Trip from Manila

4 star rating: Recommended 20 Reviews

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
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
Private Tour: Taal Trekking with Lunch from Manila, Manila, Day Trips
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Private Tour: Taal Trekking with Lunch from Manila

4 star rating: Recommended 1 Review

Join this private day tour and trek to Taal Volcano in Batangas, Philippines. The tour will be led by a professional English speaking guide, lunch and ...  Read more

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

From USD $93.00
Full-Day Taal Volcano Trekking and Horse-Riding Tour Including Lunch, Manila, Hiking & Camping
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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
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

4 star rating: Recommended 3 Reviews

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
Villa Escudero Plantation Tour with Lunch, Manila, Day Trips
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Villa Escudero Plantation Tour with Lunch

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 1 Review

The Villa Escudero Resort of San Pablo City in the Philippines offers a one of a kind experience for guests to get up close and personal with a roaring ...  Read more

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

From USD $100.00
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 $147.55

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