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Taal Volcano

Tagaytay, Manila, Luzon, Philippines
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Ranked #6 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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Las pinas
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014 NEW

The taal volcano tour was an experience had it not for people robbing you off your money. Its like people there see you as a walking 1000 peso-bill and that's what disappointed me the most. I think the local government of Batangas should see to it that fees settings are highly regulated and implemented. From tagaytay, we travelled to Talisay... More

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

Went for one day trip with friends. Rented a boat to cross the lake, and have a horse ride towards the mountain where the volcano can be viewed in near. Nothing much to do in this place, aside the volcano view is quite good.

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Fayetteville, North Carolina
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

not much to do around there. The hotel was the saving grace to the place. the overlook to the volcano was OK with huts to picnic under but all were full from people getting out of the rain. not much to do.

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Manila
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

The volcano in the lake with a lake in the middle is amazing. But, walk up, don´t take the horses. Fist of all for the sake of the animals. And on the other hand, the trip with the horse is a rip off and you will get charged for everything afterwards.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

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

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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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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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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