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Taal Volcano

Tagaytay, Manila, Luzon, Philippines
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Ranked #5 of 81 attractions in Manila
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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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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42 reviews 42 reviews
5 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

The crater was just that - a crater. So, while it's worth the view (the view being quite lovely with the other adjacent volcanic islands, Tagaytay Ridge across the lake) and the experience of the trek up the active volcano, once done, I don't think a return trip is worth the trek. And it is quite a trek up the... More

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Singapore, Singapore
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

Firstly, I should point out that we didn't do the standard route by joining one of the many boats in Tagatay. Instead we got a boat from Taal yacht club to the 'hidden' trail, which runs up the other side of the volcano. The key benefit is that you are then able to descend into the crater and even swim... More

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Midland, TX.
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15 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

Yesterday we took a pre-paid, pre-booked trip to the Volcano including the boat ride. Here is a little advice: 1. Take a couple of bottles of water and some snacks. 2. From the time you get off the boat onto the island, you will be bombarded with kids and adults trying to sell you water, food, gloves, dust masks, pictures... More

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Karachi
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9 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

If you are into volcanoes, then yes. Otherwise you may find this a bit tiresome. It is quite a trek depending on where you start from. You catch a boat from Tagaytay to the volcano, takes about 20-25 minutes and around 2000 pesos. Then at the volcano, you can hire a horse and guide or trek up all the way... More

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Siem Reap
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

The Volcano island looks awesome sitting there in the middle of the lake but that's about the best part of the trip. Driving down on the way to the lake every corner is filled with people knocking on your window trying to get you to buy a boat ride, when you get to a boat you have to haggle to... More

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Norwich, Connecticut
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

There is quite a process to go through to go on this adventure. You need to hire a boatman, tour guide, horse ( highly recommend ), also you should wear a mask ( lots of dirt and dust ) and wear a hat, plus water ( very hot ). If u decide to go up the " mountain " by... More

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Athens, Greece
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

The experience an scenery is outstanding in that place that's on Taghaytay Batangas Manila Just beware to book at one packet the full pack from an official dealer including the horse back ride up the volcano crater (its far and not easy to hike that with the given areas climate). Else if you charter just a boat and go the... More

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Manila, Philippines
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37 reviews 37 reviews
7 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

Tagaytay in general is a nice change from Metro Manila, for those who are living and working in the big city. It's green, relatively unpolluted, and generally quieter (once you get away from the main roads). There are two problems with the area: The first, is that lots of people from Manila like to visit on weekends, making the roads... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

Worth a visit. Only bad thing is once your foot step onto the island in the centre of the lake the locals just don't leave you alone until you step back onto boat. Constantly begging you to buy their over priced items ie water drinks take your own water. They will try and sell you dust mask at very high... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

Really nice little vulcano in Lake Taal in Tagatay. well worth a small outrigger boat trip out to the vulcano and a small hike up to the top,really nice place for photography.

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