PanoramicTagaytay Ridge Tour From Manila

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Key Details

  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Hotel pickup Available
  • Duration: 8 Hrs
  • Language:
    English
  • Departure Time :
    08:30 AM
  • Departure Details :
    501 Parkway Dr, Makati, Metro Manila, Philippines
    Traveler pickup is offered
    However, if the hotel is not listed in the pickup location, you must select the nearest hotel in your area.
  • Return Details :
    Returns to original departure point
  • Cancellation Policy :
    This activity is non-refundable Tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.

Overview

Sit back, relax and enjoy a picturesque drive up to the Philippines Second Summer Capital as you join us on this escorted tour. Tagaytay is part of the province of Cavite, located on a ridge 2,200 feet above sea level which offers a panoramic view of Taal Lake and Volcano, known for being the smallest active volcano in the world. It is one of the beautiful places in the Philippines where you can spend your vacation. Savor this awe-inspiring vista from atop the Palace in the Sky, the abandoned rest house of the former President of the Philippines, Ferdinand Marcos, where you can find breathtaking views of the lake and volcano.

Highlights

  • All-inclusive tour
  • All entrance fees included
  • Comprehensive tour of the city
  • Day trip (destination A to B)
  • Free hotel pickup and drop-off included
  • Great overview and orientation of the city
  • Informative, friendly and professional guide
  • Lunch included
  • Perfect introduction for first-time visitors

Know More about this tour

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.

Youll 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, youll also stop at a pineapple or coffee plantation to sample local produce, or visit one of the local wood-carving shops dotting the roadside.

Inclusions

Hotel pickup and drop-off on selected hotels only

Lunch

Local guide

Transport by air-conditioned vehicle

Entry/Admission - Taal Volcano

Entry/Admission - Museo Orlina

Entry/Admission - Peoples Park In The Sky

Exclusions

Gratuities

Food and drinks, unless specified

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Comfortable walking shoes and sunscreen are recommended

If your hotel is located outside the Makati City and Manila City area proper, please make your own way to the New World Renaissance Hotel in Makati City at least 15 minutes prior to tour departure

Not wheelchair accessible

Infants must sit on laps

Most travelers can participate

This experience requires good weather. If its canceled due to poor weather, youll be offered a different date or a full refund

This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travelers

Face masks required for travelers in public areas

Face masks required for guides in public areas

Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff

Social distancing enforced throughout experience

Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas

Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized

Guides required to regularly wash hands

Regular temperature checks for staff

Traveler Reviews

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  • 15-Jun-2022

    The trip was very good, especially we were only 2 travelers with the driver and the guide. The guide was a friendly local providing many additional information on life in Philippines. The weather was very good, however the fog slightly decreased the quality of the view on the panorama. I also liked the timing of the trip, starting in the morning at 8 a.m. and being back to Manila early afternoon after 3 p.m.

  • 03-Mar-2020

    Great experience. The guide was really knowledgeable, the driver was amazing. Really interesting and great option for one free day . Highly recommend.

  • 02-Dec-2019

    They worked so hard to make sure we got a view of the volcano. We had rain and heavy cloud at first. We saw so many sites - the bamboo organ was really neat. The only thing that was a tiny bit of a let down was eating at Kenny Rogers. We were hoping for authentic Filipino food. Although the food was still good - they had air fried chicken.

  • 07-Nov-2019

    Thus tour allows you to get away from the busy streets of Manila with a relaxing view of Taal Volcano, Palace in the Sky as well as drive by city of Las Pinas in the outskirts of the city. Weather is cooler in Taal and the view is spectacular. You might also enjoy lunch or snacks at the Taal Vista Lodge.

  • 12-Sep-2019

    Lovely guide and safe good driver too. All went smooth- pricey for me but glad I went, saw all I fancied. Thankyou guys

  • 11-Sep-2019

    Lovely guide and safe good driver too. All went smooth- pricey for me but glad I went, saw all I fancied. Thankyou guys

  • 10-Sep-2019

    Very happy with the tour. We visited all the places on our itinerary. The guide Omar gave us detailed & interesting information on all sites visited. At lunch, Omar helped us in choosing our dishes, including a purple ice cream made with yam. Delicious. Jeepney factory all hand made amazing. Bamboo organ beautiful music. Even tried coffee from the cavit cat. Pleasant taste. Omar & the driver (sorry, forgot your name) nice & friendly. THANK YOU ANTHONY & Silvana Coakley Adelaide Australia

  • 25-Jul-2019

    We took this tour from the Filipino Travel website. Our driver cum tour guide, Mr. Mario arrived on time and took us to the Church and then the factory. At the Church, the Bamboo Organ organization gave us detailed cultural context and history of the . organ. At . the factory, Mr. Mario gave us a lot of context. On our way to the ridge, we stopped in one of the districts to have coffee . Our guide was expert and made sure we stopped at a good place. We then headed . to the ridge where the weather was awesome. Mr. Mario ensured we had a fabulous tour. He took care of . great details - right from arranging vegetarian food for us to booking a dedicated jeepney for tour. When the volcano was not . visible, he seemed to be more dissapointed than we were. He wanted to ensure we had a good experience. His expert opinions , conversations made sure we had a great day. Thank you Mr. Mario from the Filipino travel company.

  • 03-Jul-2019

    The other reviews contain the details - the palace in the sky is pretty run-down, the views of Tagaytay are from a distance and on our trip - obscured by rain. Lunch was fine, and the Jeepney factory - was sad...

    Really though - what sapped the energy from the tour was the guide. He had a very limited narration, consisting of few anecdotes per place and "now we are leaving city X and entering city Y" - once he'd done the bare minimum, he returned to chatting with the driver in tagalog. The tour guests felt like an afterthought

  • 18-Jun-2019

    Comme je ferais le voyage en solo....me suis dise ok je vais fraternisé avec les autre voyageurs et probablement faire de très belle rencontre. A mon grandc étonnement j'étais la seule pour le voyage. Lolll ok j'ai donc un chauffeur et un guide privé. La visite du volcan Taal et du palais. Journée nuageuse donc une vision très ordinaire du volcan malheureusement. Pour ce qui est du palais et bien un tas de ruine avec des tour cellulaire a profusion. Rester sur place environ 1 hrs. Ensuite un repas ds un resto locale. 11 hrs je n'est pas fain par contre c'est maintenant selon le guide. Repas très ordinaire sans plus. Ensuite visite de l'usine de jeepnay. Les jeepnay neuf son magnifique par contre il n'y en a que 2 3 le reste c'est un gros garage de réparation de jeepnay. Direction Bamboo organ Une église splendide avec cette orgue oufff mon coup coeur de la journée. Visite guidée d'environ 15 minutes quelque photo et malheureusement pas pue aller priés a l'église car il l'ont fermé letemps de ma visite guidé! Grande déception. Mon guide semble presée😑. Dernière arrêt a ma demande a plantation de café. Ou semble encore me pressé.... je ne suis donc installé confortablement a une table et commandé un bon café avant d'en acheté ! Il y a toujours bien des limites. Retour a mon hotel un peux déçu de ma journée mais qui fût tout de même ok.

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