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From Manila: Taal Volcano Island & Pagsanjan Falls Day Tour

From Manila: Taal Volcano Island & Pagsanjan Falls Day Tour

Following pickup from your hotel in Manila, head straight to the Taal Volcano ridge in Tagaytay City for the Taal Volcano eruption sightseeing tour. Taal Volcano suddenly erupted at 2:36 PM on Sunday, January 12, 2020, forcing all to flee from the island. For the next 24 hours, ashes coming from the crater traveled all the way to Metro Manila and nearby areas as 150,000 people fled from their homes. Taal Volcano is now considered the most active volcano complex after this eruption. See the devastation firsthand and take in dramatic views of Taal Lake and the steaming Volcano Island from the ridges of Tagaytay City. Visit the front view at the ridge, in the center where the Taal Volcano steams. Enjoy an optional boat ride around the island volcano. Set off on another drive over to the Pagsanjan Falls. From there, your driver will assist you in getting to the paddle raft, which will be manned by two local guides. Experience a multiple-rapid adventure as you continue toward the falls. Swim to the cave that lies within the magnificent Pagsanjan Falls, feeling refreshed by the cold water. Pagsanjan Falls Rapids is weather dependent and if not passable during heavy rains, an alternative of Vertical Trekking to the Main Falls is provided. Enjoy lunch at your own expense at the oldest restaurant in town.

Full-Day Manila City, Tagaytay Taal Volcano and Lake Tour

Full-Day Manila City, Tagaytay Taal Volcano and Lake Tour

The tour starts with a drive up to the picturesque City of Tagaytay. Located on a ridge 2,250 feet above sea level, the city offers panoramic views of Taal Lake and Volcano, the "lake within a volcano within a lake within a volcano". This view is best savored from atop the Palace in the Sky, rest house of late President Ferdinand Marcos. Enjoy a brief lunch stop at a local restaurant to enjoy some local cuisine and delicacies in an atmosphere designed for panoramic views. Then we start our drive back down to Metro Manila. First stop is the American War Memorial & Cemetery, the largest and most beautiful of American memorials outside the Continental U.S. Have a glimpse of Makati’s hustle and bustle as you drive through on your way to the capital city - Manila via scenic Roxas Boulevard (also known as Dewey Boulevard in the recent past) passing through Rizal Park (named in memory of the country’s national hero) on your way to the "Walled City" of Intramuros. Here you will see ancient walls, church ruins and other relics of the Spanish Conquistadors. Travel through old cobbled streets to San Agustin Church, the oldest stone church in the country. The tours wraps up at Fort Santiago, a Spanish fortress that once watched over the entrance to Pasig River. It was here that our national hero Dr. Jose Rizal spent his last days and where he wrote his famous "My Last Farewell."

From Manila: Panoramic Tagaytay Ridge Tour

From Manila: Panoramic Tagaytay Ridge Tour

About an hour and a half drive south of Metro Manila lies the picturesque City of Tagaytay. Located on a ridge 2,200 feet above sea level, it offers a panoramic view of Taal Lake and Volcano - a lake within a volcano. This awe-inspiring vista is best savored atop the Palace in the Sky - resthouse of former President Ferdinand Marcos. Explore Tagaytay’s freshest produce with a farm tour. See how vegetables, herbs, and coffee beans are grown and harvested. Savor this awe-inspiring vista from atop the Palace in the Sky, the abandoned “rest house” of the former President of the Philippines, Ferdinand Marcos, where you can find breathtaking views of the lake and volcano. Enter the Museo Orlina Art Museum and take the chance to view an extensive collection of glass sculptures by renowned glass sculptor, Ramon Orlina. The tour includes lunch in one of the local restaurants where you can enjoy sumptuous Philippine cuisine and delicacies popular to the region. Time permitting, you will have a short visit of Talisay at the Pasalubong Center, showcasing the process of preparing Freshly Baked Buco Pie.

From Manila: Taal Volcano and Lake Boat Sightseeing Tour

From Manila: Taal Volcano and Lake Boat Sightseeing Tour

Take a tour of the famous Taal Volcano on a boat ride around Taal Lake. Enjoy pickup and drop-off at your hotel in Manila, learn about the history of the volcano, including the devastating 2020 eruption, and admire the impressive natural beauty of the area. Start with a pickup from your hotel before driving to the Taal Volcano ridge in Tagaytay City. Hear about the 2020 eruption which emitted ashes reaching all the way to Manila, and during which 150,000 people had to flee. Since this event, Taal is considered the country's most active complex volcano. See the steaming volcano up close from your boat, and take in dramatic views of Taal Lake and Volcano Island from the ridges of Tagaytay City before going back to your hotel.

TAGAYTAY DAY TOUR (SHARED TOUR)

TAGAYTAY DAY TOUR (SHARED TOUR)

Explore one of the most popular day trip destinations from Manila — the picturesque city of Tagaytay — on this full day tour. Sitting on a ridge 670 meters above sea level, the city offers stunning views of Lake Taal and Taal Volcano and is an absolute must-visit during your trip to the Philippines. Start the day early and depart for Tagaytay at 6 am. Head to Tagaytay Picnic Grove, one of the city’s most popular areas. Go on to visit Sonya's Garden, the Palace in the Sky, and Mahogany Market. Take a break from the active sightseeing with a quick lunch of local delicacies. Continue the adventure with a visit to Sky Ranch, Good Shepherd, and Calaruega Church before departing back to Manila. Destinations: People's Park Crosswinds Twin Lakes Calaruega Church Sky Ranch Pink Sister Sonya's Garden Rowena's Pasalubong

Tagaytay Day Tour ( Shared )

Tagaytay Day Tour ( Shared )

Tagaytay Day Tour with Mari I am Mari and I would be delighted to be your host on this tour. Tagaytay City in the province of Cavite is one of the best tourist destinations near Metro Manila. It is full of natural attractions and a perfect place for leisure activities such as picnic, sightseeing or just hang out and enjoy the cool Tagaytay weather. Just a 2-hour drive from Manila by private car. There are many places to visit and do many things, such as the Muse Orlina Gallery, People’s Park and Taal Vista, or enjoy a traditional Filipino meal overlooking the stunning views of Taal Volcano. What is included... - Mari, your fun and energetic tour guide - Private Car - Coffee or Water - heaps of fun and smiles Takenote: This tour is prior 2days before the tour.

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(119 reviews)

We absolutely loved our day trip. There was only me and my boyfriend so it was very quiet and we got a lot of attention and information from our guide for this reason. There was a lot included for the price we paid; we only missed the Gourmet Farm tour due to it being a Sunday and it was closed but we still visited the shop at Gourmet Farm. I thoroughly enjoyed the day and the view from the Palace in the Sky and the lunch venue was absolutely breathtaking and well worth the money. As it was only me and my partner the tour guide also took lots of pictures for us which was really helpful! I can’t remember our tour guides name or the drivers name but they were both fantastic and very informative. I would definitely do it again. ☺️

The Full Day trip has been a fantastic way to explore both Tagatay & Volcano as well as to whizz through the main sights in Manila City. Definitely a good tour if you are in Manila for a short time but want to see everything. Needless to say that 8 hours is a long time and you end up being on the road a lot; be ready and get your comfy shoes on! The tour lady is fantastic and very knowledgeable about Manila's history. I learned a lot during this tour. Definitely recommend this tour to adults, groups of solo travellers also young children/teenagers.

Breath taking tour - our guide and new friend, Allan, was incredibly helpful. Not only did he bring the energy for a morning tour, but he stuck with us all the way through and gave us amazing service with some great advice! I highly recommend this tour as it was breathtaking and our guide made all the better!

Our driver Carlo picked us up in the early morning at our hotel. After a stop for breakfast at Starbucks we arrived at taraygay and did a long boat tour. Our tour guide provided lots of information. Overall a very nice trip - we recommend it!

The entire day was amazing! Would definitely recommend it to anyone!