The TRIPinas Taal volcano tour is an exciting way of seeing one of the world's smallest and active volcano. It starts with a Taal lake tour with you riding an outrigger to cross its pristine waters surrounded by scenic mountains and volcanoes. After docking on volcano island, your Taal volcano trek starts. This easy hike will take you to the ridge of the main crater and reward you with a majestic, sweeping view of the lake inside it. You will bear witness of nature's raw beauty displayed through its volcanic spectacle. TRIPinas Travel and Tour offer packages with transfer from Manila or trips without transfer if you bring your own car.
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Taal Volcano Tour package

  • Round trip air-con van transfer (Manila-Talisay-Tagaytay-Manila)
  • Round trip boatride from Talisay to Volcano Island
  • Volcano island entrance fee
  • Trail guide
  • Side trip to tagaytay
  • use of shower, toilets and huts
  • parking fee (if you bring your own car)

  • Trail:
    A 45-minute easy walk using the regular trail, also called Daang Kastila will lead you to the rim of the Main Crater Lake.

    Tour rates
    Varies depending on your group's headcount
    With transfer from Manila: Php1590/person (for a group of 10 people)
    Without transfer (if you bring your own car): Contact us for the rate

    From October to end of June
    We are closed during the rainy season (July to September)


    Having a Taal lake tour is the best way to start your exploration of the volcano. While you are riding the banca you will have a view of the old cone of Binintiang Malaki and realize how huge the ancestral Taal volcano was, starting from Tagaytay ridge all the way to Mt. Maculot.

    M.C.L or Main Crater Lake
    Once on the island, you will walk for 45 minutes until your reach the ridge of the main crater lake. From the ridge you will have a bird's-eye view of the crater filled with a lake. Inside the lake there is another islet. Do not miss it! There is just no other place like this in the world. The color of the lake can be emerald green. You may also notice some yellow sulfur traces on the surface.

    activity seen from the crater's view deck
    Taal volcano is one of the seldom place in the country where you can see the activity of a volcano. There are several volcanic features on the island, like some fumaroles, a boiling mud pond, a few geysers and some dry lava fields.

    tagaytay tour package
    Our package (with transfer) includes a side trip to Tagaytay. The view on the lake and volcano island from there is just stunning and honestly one of the most famous scenery in the Philippines. We also suggest that you take your lunch there as there are plenty of delicious specialties served in local restaurants. Tagaytay has also a pleasant cool climate that will let you breath, especially if you are coming the Manila.
    If you still have the energy you can also try the zip-line or you can decide to relax with a massage.
    Don't go back home without getting a few souvenirs. The fruits, flowers, coffee and cheese are among the best sellers in Tagaytay's shops.


    Alternative trails
    In addition to the regular trail (red trail on the map) there are 3 other trails on volcano island. For repeat visitors or experienced trekkers you may want to consider these alternative ways

    Taal volcano hiking map
    - Calauit trail - Green trail on the map
    This trail allows you to go down to where the crater lake is and see the volcanic activities really up close. 1 hour and 30-minute trek, one way. The trail is steep and less child-friendly. Only for adventurous seekers!

    - Mt. Tabaro trail - Blue trail on the map
    4 to 5 hour walk to reach the main crater lake and then the twin craters of Mount Tabaro, site of the last eruption and its (dry) lava fields. Trail is not well established on some parts so you should be an experienced trekker if you choose this exploration package. Expect very few tourists on this area of the island, you will have the feel of an explorer for sure.

    - Ambassador Kenney trail - Yellow trail on the map
    This trail will lead you to the rim of the main crater (like the regular trail) but you won't see volcanic activity. Only for second time visitor.

    Trekking tips
    1. Check the weather forecast before choosing your booking date.
    2. Dress appropriately (read: trekking shorts/pants, loose shirt, sturdy footwear/sandals, cap/hat)
    3. Avoid bringing big bags. A small back pack will do the trick.
    4. Wear sunscreen.
    5. Bring water and some trail food (raisins, nuts, candies, etc).
    6. The water in the lake can get rough. Make sure to waterproof your gadgets and to bring change of clothes.
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