A 1.5-hour land trip from Manila brings you to Tagaytay City. From here, we head toward the rim of the 25-30kilometer wide old caldera straddling the provinces of Cavite and Batangas provinces which was created by four eruptions 500,000 to 100,000 years ago. We will take in a panoramic view of Taal Lake and drive down to the lake shore where a local picnic lunch awaits you.
After lunch, we will board a motorized outrigger boat for the 20-minute ride to Volcano Island, which was created by subsequent eruptions up to 1754. Assisted by your guide and a local coordinator, we will ride local ponies along wide expanses of hardened black lava flows up to the crater rim viewpoint overlooking the 2 kilometer-wide Crater Lake. Within Crater Lake is another volcanic cinder cone called Vulcan Point, which appeared during Taal's last major eruption in 1977. Your day ends with the drive back to Manila.
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Go on a 1.5-hour ride to Tagaytay City, one of the country's most popular tourist attractions, known for its arresting scenery and cool climate.
Taal Lake and Taal Volcano
Head towards the rim of the 30-kilometer wide caldera, and let the view take your breath away.
Transfer to the lake shore and enjoy Filipino dishes for lunch.
Horse-ride to the Summit!
Board a motorized outrigger boat and embark on a 20-minute cruise to Volcano Island. Ride a horse to the crater rim viewpoint. See several vents spewing steam on the way up.
Crater Lake and Vulcan Point
Upon reaching the summit, catch a magnificent view of the 2-kilometer Crater Lake with its gleaming emerald waters. See the volcanic cinder cone known as Vulcan Point emerging from the lake, which makes it is an island within a lake on an island within a lake on an island!
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