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Taal Volcano

Address: Luzon, Philippines
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Type: Volcanos, Nature & Parks
Owner description: Taal Volcano is located about 60 km (about 37 miles) south of Metro...
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Type: Volcanos, Nature & Parks
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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Mandaluyong, Philippines
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2015 NEW

We went here March of 2014, being offered by a tricycle driver, saying that Taal is a must see for tourists like us. Unfortunately, we felt like we were somewhat forced into signing up for the taal tour. The travel from Olivares to Taal is very.. uhh.. hard, maybe? You have to go through the steep path down the mountain... More 

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Toronto, Ontario, Canada
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35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 NEW

...the horses are properly cared for. The horses are chained and are unable to move. There is no water for them, and if there is, they're unable to even lower their heads to drink because of the chains. They are visibly in pain. Please look at my photos. The lone horse with the chain around his head was struggling against... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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24 reviews 24 reviews
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

I took my wife to the Philippines for a second time and we visited Taal lake and volcano.. About 2 hrs drive. Just outside Metro Manila. This trip will take you to winding roads, littered with fruit vendors selling local produce, local traditional delicacies among others. You come upon Tagaytay city where we went straight to the local police station... More 

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Windermere, FL
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

Had a fun time hiking up to the volcano. I hiked and my sister took a horse. It is a steep and very uneven hike, so unless in good shape, spend the money and take the horse! Once at the top, the typical people taking pictures, hitting a golf ball into the caldera, t shirts, etc. The boat ride took... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

Started in Cebu in Jan. for the Sinulog Festival. After an expensive week in Boracay, a sad week in Bohol after the wreckage caused by Typhoon Haiyan....(spell ck ) , What a nice surprise in Batangas, Taal. We arrived in our resort afternoon, and found a town fiesta forming for the next day. This place was Alive ! A wedding... More 

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Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

I have been in Taal lake, but unluckily the volcano is active that time, then gov does not allow for riding boat there. However on the mountain look down, the lake is big and windy. Love it.

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Fraserburgh, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

First rip off was when the party arrived and they boatman spotted me (white man!) so the price went up, I refused to travel with my Filipino friends and walked away to the next boat and was offered the original price quoted, we sailed over to the island then rip off No 2...the old lady "looks after the boats" so... More 

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Taguig City, Philippines
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

A trip to Taal Volcano is an experience. The boat ride there and back, the getting hassled by people on the island. Don't ride is my advice. I did. The ground was slippery and it was a terrifying experience. I saw people fall off because their horses lost their footing. At the top you have a view into the crater... More 

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St. Albert, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

After arriving at the lake, we took a boat across to the island. We walked to the top -- you don't need to take a horse (nor do you need a mask). The walk isn't too strenuous or too long. You can take as many breaks as you want to the top. The volcano view at the top is interesting... More 

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bangkok, thailand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

Went on a tour with geoscience people and some other friends up to the main crater and it was an amazing experience. Some took the horse and walked downhill but others walked both ways. The view up the crater is magnificent but beware, prices of water and other drinks up there are high so bring your own. We booked our... More 

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