Philippines’ second most active volcano, Taal Volcano is located at a distance of about 60 kilometers from Manila. A beautiful lake is nestled within the volcano giving it surreal beauty and offering panoramic views. There have been 33 eruptions in the volcano since the 16th century. A geological wonder, the volcano is located on an island and has a lake within it. The island has a complex topography and consists of forty seven overlapping cones and craters. It makes for a thrilling trekking and hiking destination. There are a host of activities that await the adventure enthusiast like canoeing, horse riding and volcano trekking. Also, visit the popular attractions in the city by following Tagaytay Itinerary 2 Days.
Taal Volcano Travel Tips
- You can get to the volcano via Tanauan or Tagaytay city. After you reach Talisay, you can rent a boat that takes you on a tour of the volcano.
- If you plan to trek the volcano, come prepared with comfortable shoes, enough water and sun gear.
- Trekking or hiking on Taal Volcano is an easy endeavor for amateurs and beginners too. There is an option of hiring a horse to the top of the Volcano if hiking is not an option you’d like to consider.
How to Reach Taal Volcano
- Hire a tricycle or jeepney from Tagaytay to Talisay.
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93.17% of people who visit Tagaytay include Taal Volcano in their plan
08 AM - 09 AM
77.75% of people start their Taal Volcano visit around 08 AM - 09 AM
People usually take around 3 Hrs to see Taal Volcano
93.4% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Taal Volcano
Taal Volcano Reviews & Ratings
This review depends on your skill level as a hiker. If you are a beginner and would like to try hiking for the first time, this is a great place to start. "For Beginners" means first time hikers for physically fit people. Good news is you can hire horses to bring you up all the way to top If you are a seasoned hiker, this might bore you. Avoid climbing after sunrise, that's when the crowd starts to pick up. Huge traffic causes the volcanic ash on the ground to float all over the place. Better bring a face mask. EDIT for 2018: I've heard that the place has become a tourist trap. The local community charges too much for their services. Don't let the locals pressure you, you don't have to buy their stuff. You don't have to ride a boat going to the small island in the crater, they will charge you extra for it.
It's just awesome. The mountain view, the horse ride, the boat ride, and the trekking. The locals are very helpful.
Lake within an island within an island, amazing right? Started our trip with an early bus from Manila, simple enough to find. There are two buses, 1 with air conditioning and one without. Once in Talisay it is easy to get transport down to the lake (the actual volcano caldera). Apparently you should walk down or up as the dogs are vicious. Once down, arrange a boat from numerous vendors to the island. They will try to sell you ridiculous prices but negotiate to a reasonable price. The boat ride was very choppy, expect to get splashed in rough conditions. We walked to the next lake. Many donkeys and horses on route up. I was hoping to experience some volcanic activity, in a few areas you can see and feel stream raising from the ground. Altogether it was a great day trip, no need to book a tour if you're young and fit and looking for adventure!
It's very pretty and very hot. Sun screen and lots water is a must
nice view place and good wind.