Manila Daytour Taal Volcano Crater Trek
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Tour description

Duration: 8 hours

Ponder how an active volcano looks like up close when dormant ? Our Taal Volcano Crater Trek tour will reward you with an upclose view of the inner Crater lake of Taal volcano, the largest lake on an island in the world ! .Taal Volcano, sitting on Taal Lake,  is considered to be the smallest and lowest volcano in the world. The drive South from Manila to where you board a boat, for a 30 minutes crossing, is about 2 hours but can be longer on the way back as evening traffic into Manila builds up. Depending on your pace, you walk in about 30-40 minutes up to the rim of the Taal Volcano crater. Alternatively, you can pay for a horse (own expense).

One of our bestsellers!  A boat ride and moderate to easy trek up to the smallest and lowest volcano in the world sitting on Lake Taal, the Taal Volcano

Overnight stay with breakfast in Tagaytay Ridge can also be arranged by us, please check our Overnight Luzon Packages.


Taal Volcano Crater Trek

From: 5,120.00

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1 person : ₱ 9,760.00
2 person : ₱ 5,120.00 per person
3-8 person :₱ 3,670.00 per person



At 08:00 – 09:30 am (depending on your choice of departure time upon booking) our private, chauffeur driven airconditioned car will conveniently pick you up for  a 1.5 – 2 hours drive south of Manila to the province of Batangas, then down a winding narrow road from the Taal Ridge-believed to be part of the volcano itself- to the small local community with a closer view to the Taal Volcano called ”Talisay”.

Around 10 to 11:00 am you board a motorized outrigger boat to Taal Volcano Island,  30 minutes away. Upon arrival you will witness a small community of local fishermen in quite a barren landscape.

Accompanied by your local English speaking guide, you start the approximately 30 to 40 minutes walk up to the rim of the crater. It is not a difficult walk, but the loose lava sand, dust and heat might be something you are not accustomed to. At the top you are rewarded with the unique view of the inner Crater Lake, the largest lake on an island in the world, where you can stay for about one hour and ponder how an active volcano looks like up close when dormant.

Once you are back with the local outrigger boat on the shores around 13:00pm (by the way, we follow this timetable to avoid trekking during the heat of the day ), the driver with car awaits and drives you to a lakeside inn for a well deserved, one hour local set lunch.

Expect to leave around 14:00 pm to avoid the inconvenience of building up traffic into Metro Manila, where the driver will drop you off around 16:00pm.


Pick up time 08:00 - 09:30 am (depending on your choice of departure time upon booking).

FREE pick-up from your house / hotel in Makati, Taguig, Ermita, Malate and Pasay.
Additional Php 500 per way per van applies outside these areas in Metro Manila.

Drop off

16:00 - 17:30 pm depending on departure time, weather and traffic conditions.

FREE drop-off at your house / hotel in Makati, Taguig, Ermita, Malate and Pasay.
Additional Php 500 per way per van applies outside these areas in Metro Manila.

Things to bring

The trek itself can be quite hot and dusty. We recommend taking suntan lotion, a hat and a change of shirt for the journey home. The lava sand is soft (see picture) so you may want to bring an extra pair of socks if you opt for closed shoes.

Inclusions & exclusions


– FREE pick-up from your house / hotel in Makati, Taguig, Ermita, Malate and Pasay
– Deluxe airconditioned roundtrip transportation
– Driver
– Guide during trek
– Toll & Parking Fee
– Boat ride
– Set Local Lunch


Upon arrival with the boat, locals will try to sell you a ride up on a horse. They can sometimes be quite persistant. Note that riding a horse is NOT included in the tour.

3 reviews for Taal Volcano Crater Trek

  1. 4 out of 5

    Visiting Taal Crater was one of the most exciting treks that I ever have. The view were great, the guide were accommodating and knowledgeable. It was a hot tiring day but it worth all the sweat. The food serves on lunch were also great. I will definitely come again. Thank you to Filipino Travel Center for the wonderful trip. Hope to see you again.

  2. 4 out of 5

    We absolutely loved our tour guide and driver. We had a terrible experience in Bali with a tour company. Thanks again! We really appreciate

    Bangkero going to Taal Crater
    Treking Way to Station
    the experience.

    If you have somewhere to review we would gladly give a positive recommendation.

    Just a few comments for future clients, we did not have any cash on us and would have liked to have known there was an area at the top that cost extra to view.

    Also, drinks were not included in lunch.

    Just pretty much tip off future clients to bring extra spending for things like horses and face masks and coconut water at the top.

    See attached photos!

    Please keep both the tour guide and driver employed. Great people. Great professionalism!
    Rim of Taal Crater
    Couple in Banca
    I lost my ray ban sunglasses on the hike. Not sure if they were found. The tour guide helped to look.

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