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From Manila: Panoramic Tagaytay Ridge Tour

From Manila: Panoramic Tagaytay Ridge Tour

From US$ 150 per person

Sit back and enjoy a picturesque drive up to the Philippines’ second summer capital, Tagaytay. Explore 2,200 feet above sea level and take in panoramic views of Taal Lake and the Volcano.

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Duration 6.5 hours
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Live tour guide
Pickup included
Please be at the hotel lobby 10 minutes before the specified pickup time.
Small group
Limited to 15 participants


  • Explore Tagaytay’s freshest produce with a farm tour by Gourmet Farm
  • Savor this awe-inspiring vista from atop the Palace in the Sky
  • A visit to Museo Orlina Art Museum is part of this tour.
  • Enjoy a lunch of traditional Filipino specialties
  • See how vegetables, herbs and coffee beans are grown and harvested
Full description

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.

  • Hotel pickup/drop-off from Makati City and Bay Area Hotels
  • Transportation
  • English-speaking tour guide
  • Filipino Lunch
  • Entrance and admission fees
  • Gratuities
  • Drinks
Not suitable for
  • Wheelchair users

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Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Jacket

Not allowed

  • Smoking
  • Luggage or large bags

Know before you go

  • Hotel pickup from Bay Area Hotels starts at 8:00 AM
  • Hotel pickup from Makati City Hotels starts at 8:15 AM
  • You will receive an email with your exact pickup time and location. Please check your spam folder then contact the local partner if you have not received the email
  • Please leave your contact details so the local partner can give you a call to confirm hotel pickup details
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.3 /5

based on 64 reviews

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We took the Tagaytay Ridge tour for a chance to get and see some beyond Metro Manila . It was a good day with an interesting variety of activities. We enjoyed seeing the ex-Marcos Palace and the views of the volcano in the lake were lovely. Then we stopped for a delicious lunch at Max's Restaurant. Finally, the visit to the church with the bamboo organ was also very interesting. We were lucky too, as there was a wedding that afternoon so were got to hear the organ played. Our guide was very knowledgeable, friendly and polite. All-in-all it was a great day out.

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December 2, 2019

round trip + visits=4h

Good evening, Sorry, but a full day: no. Departure in the morning around 10:45 a.m., rather more than less, return at 2:45 p.m. I found it very fair for the price, even if despite the weather the visit was pleasant but too fast. , right back. The guide was surely interesting but he talked all the way without stopping while the scenery was also worth it every once in a while. As soon as I got off the guide followed me to ask me for money for the driver, even if this is normal, I didn't appreciate the tone that had changed. Here you have my opinion.

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July 1, 2019


The tour to Tagaytay was wonderful, there were great views, but the guide, Rolando Javelona made it even better. He was knowledgeable, attentive, and even purchased fruits for us to try. He also was very accommodating to our tastes in food for lunch. The driver Tonton also did a great job, as traffic in Manila is horrendous! He navigated the traffic in an expert manner, I would recommend this tour with my eyes closed.

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May 26, 2019

Product ID: 4173