Taal Volcano Tours

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Located along the Pacific Ring of Fire, Taal Volcano is one of the most active volcanoes in the Philippines. Rising up from the center of Taal Lake and harboring its own crater lake and island, the unique setting—an island in a lake on an island in a lake—makes for an incredible sight.
 
The Basics
The journey to Taal Volcano is as much a part of the adventure as the views. Boats set out from Talisay on the shores of Taal Lake, and once on the island, it’s about a 40-minute hike or horse ride to the rim of the crater, where you’ll have a spectacular view over the crater lake and island. A full-day Taal Volcano tour from Manila typically includes round-trip transport and lunch.
 
Things to Know Before You Go
  • There is an entrance fee to visit the volcano.
  • Make sure to stick to the marked trails—Taal is an active volcano and there are geysers and steam vents dotted around the crater.
  • Bring plenty of water, comfortable shoes, and sun protection as it can get hot on the island.
 
How to Get There
Boats to Taal Volcano run from Talisay, around 2.5 miles (4 kilometers) southeast of Tagaytay city or a 30-minute journey by tricycle or jeepney. With limited public transport from Manila, the easiest way to visit is as part of a guided tour.
 
When to Get There
Taal Volcano is accessible year-round, but the most popular time to visit is during the dry season from November to April. Temperatures are highest during March and April, so hikers might want to avoid this period.
 
Hiking Taal Volcano
There are a number of hiking trails around the volcano island, the most popular being the Spanish Trail, which climbs to the very top. From there, enjoy views from the rim of Main Crater Lake to Vulcan Point, the tiny island at the center of the lake. To escape the crowds and the heat, try the Kenney Trail; it’s shaded by trees for much of the way, though the views aren't quite as impressive as those on the Spanish Trail.
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Address: Tagaytay, Philippines
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Manila Super Saver: Manila Sightseeing plus Tagaytay Tour with Taal Volcano

Visit scenic Tagaytay and the city of Manila, the capital of the Philippines, with this guided, full-day, Super Saver combo tour. First, travel to the holiday town of Tagaytay, featuring Taal Volcano Island, an active volcano surrounded by Taal Lake. Then explore Manila, home to the baroque, 16th-century, San Agustin Church as well as Fort Santiago, a storied citadel and military prison. Lunch, any necessary entrance fees, plus a Manila hotel pickup and drop-off included.
  • Duration: 8 hours
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US$118.00
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  • Duration: 8 hours
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Full-Day Taal Volcano Trekking and Horse-Riding Tour Including Lunch

Discover the natural beauty of Taal Volcano—one of the Philippines' most active volcanoes—on this 8-hour tour. You'll take a boat ride to the volcano island and admire the setting of the crater and surrounding Taal Lake on a horseback ride with guide. Hotel pickup and drop-off are included from Manila and Makati.
  • Duration: 8 hours
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US$158.00
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  • Duration: 8 hours
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Full-Day Private Tour of Taal Volcano with a Local Guide

Admire Taal Volcano on a personalized day trip, including private hotel transport from Manila. Select ingredients from a local market for a picnic lunch at People's Park in the Sky, then ride a boat to the active volcano on Taal Lake (own expense). Before dinner at a local restaurant you have the option to pay an additional fee for entry to the Sky Ranch Pampanga amusement park.
  • Duration: 12 hours
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US$92.53
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  • Duration: 12 hours
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Private Taal Volcano Trekking with Lunch from Manila

With its spectacular scenery and diverse wildlife, It’s easy to see why the Taal Volcano is such a popular day trip for both locals and travelers. Eliminate the stress of organizing your own transport and activities on a private day trip from Manila, a great choice for nature lovers and first-time visitors. Embark on a moderate 1.2-mile (2-km) hike to the volcano summit for stunning views. Lunch and hotel pickup and drop-off are included.
  • Duration: 8 hours
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US$75.00
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Taal Cruise Excursion: Taal Volcano, Tagaytay and Taal Heritage Town

This day tour has been especially designed for cruise ship passengers. You’ll be conveniently picked up from the port and driven to Tagaytay. The drive itself is an event, as there’s so much to see along the way. Enjoy views of the Taal Volcano, in the middle of a lake, while touring the historic Taal Heritage Town. This is an ideal tour for travelers who want an easy-going day of nature and culture.
  • Duration: 1 day
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  • Duration: 1 day
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Tagaytay and Taal Volcano Day Trip from Manila

Trek on Taal Volcano and discover one of the most scenic areas in the Philippines. You’ll ride a boat across Taal Lake to explore Volcano Island, part of the Pacific Ring of Fire and considered one of the country's most active volcanoes. Afterward, visit the Palace in the Sky and City of Tagaytay. From its mountaintop vista, Tagaytay offers a look at Taal Volcano and Taal Lake from a different perspective. This full-day adventure includes round-trip hotel transport from Manila, located an approximate 2-hour drive away.
  • Duration: 8 hours
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US$125.00
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  • Duration: 8 hours
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Tagaytay Ridge Tour from Manila: Palace in the Sky, Taal Volcano and Las Pinas Bamboo Organ

Enjoy panoramic views of Taal Lake and Taal Volcano from the Palace in the Sky, just one of the awe-inspiring destinations on this day trip from Manila. You’re accompanied by an informative guide to Tagaytay Ridge, stopping along the way at St Joseph Parish Church to see the 200-year-old Las Piñas Bamboo Organ. Finish up at a jeepney factory for a look at the production of these popular transport vehicles of the Philippines. A Filipino lunch and round-trip transport are included.
  • Duration: 8 hours
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Full-Day Tagaytay City Tour from Manila

Visit the city of Tagaytay on this 8-hour tour from Manila. After the scenic drive, you'll arrive in Tagaytay, which sits on a ridge 2,200 feet (670 meters) above sea level, providing views of Taal Lake and Taal Volcano.
  • Duration: 8 hours
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US$249.01
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  • Duration: 8 hours
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Taal Volcano Bike and Hike from Manila

Spend a day mountain biking on some of the best trails near Manila, including exclusive access to private lands and through farms and coconut plantations. The trails are suitable for a variety of levels of experience, and your guide will ensure that everyone is well briefed and comfortable. As well as biking, enjoy a vigorous hike up Taal Volcano and a boat ride across the lake.
  • Duration: 11 hours
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US$246.25
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  • Duration: 11 hours
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Private Half-Day Tagaytay Tour from Manila

This tour to the cooler highlands of Tagaytay are an ideal break from the heat and busy-ness of Manila. Enjoy views of the Taal Volcano and Lake, as well as visits to orchards. Get a chance to taste the huge variety of fruit that grows in the region. An easy overview of this nature-filled region for visitors staying in Manila.
  • Duration: 5 hours
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US$109.00
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  • Duration: 5 hours
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