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From Manila: Panoramic Tagaytay Ridge Tour

1. 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.

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

2. 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: Taal Volcano Island and Pagsanjan Falls Tour

3. From Manila: Taal Volcano Island and Pagsanjan Falls Tour

Following pickup from your hotel in Manila, head straight to the Pagsanjan Falls on a 2.5-hour drive south. 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. Set off on another two-hour drive over 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. Enjoy lunch (at your own expense) with a view of the whole lake, in the center of which steams the Taal Volcano, the Philippines smallest but most active volcano as of today.

From Manila: Taal Volcano and Lake Boat Sightseeing Tour

4. 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.

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What people are saying about Manila

Overall rating

4.6 / 5

based on 91 reviews

Daniel our driver was absolutely wonderful Picking us up in a very comfortable vehicle We enjoyed an unforgettable day visiting the volcano and falls only a few hours from Makati City in Manila. Daniel made it so special by sharing his knowledge and recommendations throughout the day. My husband and two kids ages 7 & 9 would highly recommend this tour. Request Daniel as your driver you will surely feel safe, comfortable & relaxed as well as having a lot of fun. We were very spoilt Hopefully come back again one day ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Our guide and driver was Richard. He is a very knowledgeable guide and professional driver. The sightseeing part was really spectacular and I recommend it highly. Be expected the river rapids excursion would make you completely wet and the traffic in Manila really sucks!

In one word - WOW!!! We had the best experience with Daniel who was so kind and nice. I am so glad we did this trip Daniel is the best. Answered on all of our questions. Don’t miss this trip

Richard our tourist guide was very knowledgeable, professional and attentive. While our driver was kind, a gentleman and professional. We had a great time!

Our guide Richard was fantastic and extremely professional. He took care of us all day, in every aspect of the trip!