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Description: Taal Volcano is located about 60 km (about 37 miles) south of Metro...
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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Nice climb to the top of the vulcano. We went on foot, unless you are really in poor health I would advise NOT to take the horses up the mountain, people were really uncomfortable... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 20, 2015
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

The view from the top of the volcano was amazing and we got some really pretty photos of the sunsetting which was amazing but the experience with the horses put a massive damper on the whole thing. You pay for the horse trek on the mainland getting taken by boat to the horse ranch and quickly put onto a horse... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

We travelled in a private car with friends from manila , travelling to the volcano was something else. But we stopped for a picnic lunch overlooking the volcano what a sight what a place for a light lunch , amazing then we took a private boat to the island and the journey was such a thrill. I would recommend to... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

Climb up the mountain, down to the lake, then trekking to the hill/mountain. I wish I went on foot rather then took the baby horse they gave. The path to the top was so enjoyable to me, more like lowland desert in the middle of tropical country. The crater is totally difference in compare to these crater in Bandung, that's... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

Did this as a day trip from Manila....trekking isn't too bad. You don't need a donkey/horse to get to the top if you're in decent shape. The view is wonderful, definitely interesting to see how the islands/volcanos formed. You can also buy golf balls from the top to hit one into the volcano which is pretty cool! Bring water, lots... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

Nice climb to the top of the vulcano. We went on foot, unless you are really in poor health I would advise NOT to take the horses up the mountain, people were really uncomfortable on them on the steep climbs (and descents!). Moreover you are in the dust created by the horse the whole time ...

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

The view is so nice and pleasant to the eyes. The ruins of a volcano which erupted many years ago provides a glimpse of events that mist have transcended there.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

Its a journey to reach at the top of the volcano. From Manila 2-2.5 hours to reach near the boat place. 15 mins boat ride and then 25mins bumpy, steep horse ride or an hour hiking. The day was sunny when we visited so were more tired but its altogether a different experience.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015 via mobile

The trip to Taal Volcano is awesome the drive , the boat ride and the horse ride up the volcano ! A great experience and a must if your in Manila as it is only a 90 min drive . By the end of the trip however you will feel like a mobile ATM take what cash you want to... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

One thing good about Taal is its proximity to Manila, so it's a popular destination for weekend trips and school field trips. It is best to visit early in the morning to avoid the scorching heat come lunchtime. Leave Manila as early as 5 or 6pm when traffic jam is still light to moderate. Park at one of the resorts... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

One of the items that I wanted to see was a volcano. Taal is the remains of an old volcano. The original caldera has filled with water, but there is a new and smaller cone in the center. We stopped at a restaurant along the rim and viewed the lake from there. Tagaytay is at a higher elevation so it... More 

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