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Taal Volcano

Tagaytay, Manila, Luzon, Philippines
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Ranked #6 of 79 attractions in Manila
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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Johor Bahru, Malaysia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014 NEW

Taal Volcano is a fantastic and great place to visit. Following are tips based on my trip and observations: 1. Know the prices, as well as what are included in the tour. Its best to have the tour arranged by an established tour operator or your hotel. I arranged my trip via a Europcar desk in my hotel (Tune Hotel... More

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Villach, Austria
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2014 NEW

I had originally planned to go there during my stay in Manila, but after I read the reviews on TripAdvisor I changed my mind. However, the locals I was visiting wanted to please me and brought me there at their costs. The scenery is nice but not really breathtaking - I have seen numerous more beautiful places. The main problem... More

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New Delhi, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2014

A great place for a day trip out of manilla . A very enjoyable ride . Do check and haggle the prices for boat ride. Do not take any guides or horse rides to the top . It's a small walk away and very pretty . Carry water and food items and things are expensive there .

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Manila, Philippines
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2014

for me, going to taal volcano is so nice and cheep experience... from Buendia pasay to Tanauan batangas, bus for only 124 pesos.. then take to MCDO terminal to talisay city hall for only 24 pesos.. & a trike to Boat rental for 15php... Boat ride is only 1,000 pesos for 5 persons.. yeah, it's true.. just tell the operator... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2014

I went in december for my honeymoon with my wife and did not use the hotels transport and opted go in my own. I was got a cab to go to Tagatay from manila ,for around 80-90usds. But once you get there its not cheap at all speciallly if 2 of you are going the boatman will try to charge... More

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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2014

A long hard climb up a ditsy track filled with little horses and lazy tourists, but hey you can choose to ride the horses or walk. I chose walking every time. When you get to the top be prepared for a vision to behold. A crater filled with sulphur and crystal blue water, panoramic views of the region are exquisite

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delhi
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2014

i first time saw a volcano we did not go close to it but saw it from far . the view was awesome. the scenic beauty is excellent

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2014

If this is the only thing you want to do in tagaytay, then you just wasted your day. It can be one of the things, but should not be your only purpose in visiting tagaytay. If you are the chill type, you don't have to spend more than half day for boat ride and uphill climb just to appreciate the... More

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2014

Really expecting something more after such a long walk and drive but boating was quite exciting. But one is intrested for some boating stuff this is one you can explore.

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St Helens, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2014

Great fun and memorable day out. Boat trip operators dont tell you about the additional costs to get to the crater. Long hike in heat (only for the die hard hiker!!), unless you take horse which costs P500 each plus P500 for compulsery guide!!!! But great fun and well worth the money.

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