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Taal Volcano

Luzon, Philippines
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
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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16 reviews 16 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 NEW

Breathtaking views, gentle people, hot and humid air...who could ask for more. Be sure to pluck a fresh pineapple from a local market and enjoy a cup of local iced coffee.

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Seattle, Washington
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38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

So, the family drove to Tagaytay for a day. We never went down near the volcano, took the boat nor all that good stuff. We admired the view from the Taal Vista Lodge where by far still have the best view of the infamous Taal Lake and the Volcano. If you have the time to go down and trek it,... More

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Manila, Philippines
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

This was in my Philippines To-Dos and I'm glad I covered it. It is amazingly beautiful at the top! We started late. The boat ride was quick - about 15-20 minutes. It was quite hot and the trek uphill was energy sapping. I've not been very active off late ... so, I felt it even more. Had to rest a... More

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Perth, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

The whole trek was awesome from the boat ride to the horse trek up to the crater lake at the top then it gives you the actual size the whole area as an enormous one giant volcano spanning back millions of years

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Las Pinas, Philippines
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

The Taal Vulcano is in the middle of the lake of tagaytay.This was erupted million years ago.They said that the ridge of tagaytay is the original crater of the vulcano since it was not erupted.By going to the vulcano from the ridge of tagaytay you have to go down to the taal lake and ride a boat then cross the... More

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Iloilo
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

I heard many filipino people talking about Taal, so I decided to see for myself. It is the only volcano in the world of its kind - an island in a lake on an island in a lake on another island in a lake. It is also active. Upon arrival my breath was taken away. At this altitude, standing on... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014 via mobile

Highlight of my three week work/vacation! • Boat ride was amazing. Bring rain gear, preferably a rain poncho, you will get wet/soaked if the water is choppy. • Horse ride up was scary at first because of trail. However, 1/2 way it became pleasant. Prime opportunity to take nice pictures. Horse ride down, more relaxed...even let go of the saddle... More

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Manila, Philippines
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

I would like to warn fellow tourists about the cheating at this place. Today our taxi guy cris took us saying that he will get us the best price for this. He did not allow us to talk to anyone, took us to this lady, who presented us with a printed charts. There were two packages. One was without horse... More

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18 reviews 18 reviews
5 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

No words can describe!the tour is really worth going to! Going to the crater is an adventure itself. The fastest way from Tagaytay to Talisay is through the zigzag road of Ligaya drive and that was what we took. A short banca ride took us to the island after that. From there, we rode a horse. It was my first... More

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Las Pinas, Philippines
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20 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

A very beautiful natural site. The volcano is not only breath taking, but also stunning and prodigious. The volcano is small, but it's very lovely to look at. A very wonderful place for tourists and excursionists alike. Also a great place for photographers.

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