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Taal Volcano

Address: Luzon, Philippines
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Type: Volcanos, Outdoors
Owner description: Taal Volcano is located about 60 km (about 37 miles) south of Metro...
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Type: Volcanos, Outdoors
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.
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Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014 NEW

Taal Volcano and Taal lake is probably the best one day destination from Manila. It has a perfect cold weather ..I like the scenery of Taal Lake and Taal Volcano which known as smallest volcano in the world. If you want the private and relaxation this place is the best fit for you. It also has different activities like horse... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014 NEW

Hiring a van to drive you from Manila is a bit expensive (70-100 USD), but worth it. I was with a group of ~9 friends and we all rode in one van and arrived in the early afternoon (2pm ish). We took a couple cool outrigger boats across crater lake to the island (I think it came to ~12 USD... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014 NEW

A day trip if you have time as only about 2 hours away from Manila. Need to negotiate price of boat trip and horse riding package at the lake, it dropped from 2000 to 1000 pesos per person. Don't take their lunch as exorbitant instead get your driver to take you to Talatay town center for lunch. At the crater... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014 NEW via mobile

Taal Volcano and Taal lake is probably the best one day destination from Manila. The views from Tagaytay City is spectacular. Driving down to the lake is also a good experience. Taking a small boat to the volcano island is a once in a lifetime experience which I highly recommend. There are many good restaurants that you can dine at... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

We started in style air conditioned private mini van But once we were at the lake it was a feast day and no one wanted to leave the feast to take us over to the volcano. The boat was a flat bottom banca or outrigger most passengers got quite wet. A car motor and gear box had been converted for... More 

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Rome, Italy
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

3 hours from Manila...at sundays maybe 2 hours...but beware when u get there to the men offering you to go to the lake. DONT do it . they will charge a lot of money...so you ask the driver to take you to the lake and check the boat prices to go to the volcano. when you get there they will... More 

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Kabul, Afghanistan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

We venture down to Tagaytay most weekends and love the scenic view over to Taal from the ridge. There are numerous places to see Taal from with Josephine's and the Taal Vista Hotel being some of our favourites. The boat ride across the lake and walk up to the top are well worth the trip but make sure you take... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

My visit was accompanied by close friend, and thus bias is a factor too First off, the view is amazing, a volcano within a lake within a volcano within a lake and the loop goes on, what else could you ask for? Hahaha While I'm not sure there's a specific place to visit and view the volcano at its best,... More 

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Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2014

taal volcano we can say is woow feel you can see the surrounding town and resorts and food and best for family and couples. its very far so i advice to carry food you can get food in local area too but carry water is must. then going this place u need pay horse ride and boat ride. in journey.... More 

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Abu Dhabi
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

The Taal Volcano is a National Geographic Monument. The surrounding town and resorts provide good meals, a fun or exciting boat ride (depending on the weather), horseback riding and hiking, great views and a truly spectacular natural history experience. The natural terrain and transport are best appreciated by those who like the outdoors. You may get slightly wet and dirty... More 

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