Philippines : Taal Volcano

Tagaytay City is one of the famous tourist spots here in the Philippines. It is only 2 hours away from Metro Manila, depending on the traffic. I have been to Tagaytay so many times, and surprisingly, hindi ako nagsasawa. Tagaytay is best for road trip, food trip, sight seeing, tambay - simple get away from Metro Manila with family and friends.

The top 3 famous landmarks in Tagaytay is The Taal Volcano, Picnic Grove, and The Palace in the Sky.

My friends and I decided to go to Taal Volcano instead of looking at it from afar; also since we've been there for so many times, and we were curious about it. My boyfriend immediately arranged the booking on the internet (Click here for the tour package). They have day tours for P600 and P900 only. The P900 includes horseback riding, boat ride, tour guide, face mask, and sun hat. The P600 package is the same with the P900, only without the horseback riding. We availed the P600 package, because we wanted to hike, and enjoy every moment of it. Sir Marvin was our contact, and instructed us on how to get to Talisay, Batangas.

When we arrived at the meeting place, Sir Marvin told us the safety precautions and everything that should be remembered when hiking. Afterwards, we rode the boat. It was a bumpy 30-minute ride. Hence, we arrived safely. Taal Volcano is still active, but it is still safe to hike.

First timers are welcomed to hike here. With or without a tour guide is alright. There are a lot of people hiking here. You can just follow them. We hiked approximately 8 kilometers, and it took us an hour and 30 minutes to get to the crater of the Taal Volcano.  Don't forget to put sunblock because it is screaming hot!! 

It is really beautiful personally rather than seeing it from afar. Our tour guide said that we can actually go down, but we have to pay an additional cost for that.

We went to the other side of the crater, and paid 50 pesos for the entrance fee. No words to describe this picturesque view.

We ended our tour at Tagaytay City eating Bulalo and Sisig, and chilling at Starbucks before we headed back to Manila. 

Thank you Sir Marvin and Kuya tour guide for the great tour and service. We really had fun!




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