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Taal Volcano

Luzon, Philippines
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Type: Volcanos
Owner description: Taal Volcano is located about 60 km (about 37 miles) south of Metro Manila. Last major eruption was reported back in 1965 that affected villages in... more » Owner description: Taal Volcano is located about 60 km (about 37 miles) south of Metro Manila. Last major eruption was reported back in 1965 that affected villages in the surrounding area. « less
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Manila, Philippines
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30 reviews 30 reviews
21 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014 NEW

A volcano in the middle of the lake, you'll find it 30 miles south of Manila (Capital), you can reach the view by public transportation bus, vans, and also some jeepney's routing to tagaytay. if you wanted to go by the crater, you need to have your guide or a man living on that place where you can pay them... More

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Wollongong, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014 via mobile

great experience but those poor donkeys carrying tourists up and down all day was a bit sad, people should hike themselves! Haha

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12 reviews 12 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

It was a nice place to visit, definitely. The nature is stunningly beatiful. However I think I did some things wrong when I visited the place. First I went ther as a solo traveller, alone on a bus from Manila Pasay. When I left the bus, a tricycle driver aproached me and offered to take me to the lake. I... More

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

We traveled from Manila to lake Taal and the volcano on a Saturday. It took about 2 hours and the drive was smooth. The view from the volcano was beautiful, but the problem was that to get to the viewpoint we had to trek for an hour. The road was very uneven because horses (very tired and thirsty) and people... More

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Manila, Philippines
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

I had a chance to go down the crater and take some dip at Taal Lake's warm sulfuric waters. It was a great experience to see up close portions of the lake at boiling point. The steam (that smells like rotten eggs) coming out from the ground is a constant reminder that, though Taal is the smallest volcano in the... More

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Timbuktu, Mali
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38 reviews 38 reviews
19 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

i been here during my high school days. i can say the weather is not as cold before. but i can say always breath taking when you see the small volcano. nice to sip a hot coffee to the starbucks shop nearby. unlike before you can feel righ away that you are in tagaytay because of the cold breeze but... More

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New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

We were lucky to do this as part of a custom 3 day tour - recommend Carlie at Happy Smiles tours. You simply sit back and enjoy while they do all the hard work - and lovely Bernie gave great insight into local culture and history. Brilliant. We went across by boat and up by horse. I'm not big on... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

One of the reasons why Tagaytay City is the favorite getaway of Metro Manilans is the Taal Volcano. The volcano, the lake that surrounds it as well as the ridge where Tagaytay City is located is just so scenic and breathtaking. Actually, the Taal Volcano is located in the Province of Batangas while Tagaytay City is part of the Province... More

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New Orleans, Louisiana
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

Really nice half day trip. Pretty boat ride to the island. You will be stopped walking up with locals trying to sell you a guide and a horse ride. Even though everyone agrees to ride the horse up-you do NOT need either a guide or a horse. It's not that steep and there is only one way up. No way... More

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Incheon, South Korea
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

A long day by local bus to Taal lake and vocano, it is wonderful place Hug natural lake with beauty scenery, we get on a cano and 45 minutes to come Taal vocano, then rent a horse to ride up to the mountaint. Hot and lot of dirts, you should prepare mask when you visit Taal. It is expensive to... More

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