Taal Volcano Hike: How To Get There, Tips and Expenses

by - Friday, September 18, 2015

Taal Volcano is a complex volcano located in the island of Luzon, Philippines. It is the 2nd most active volcano in the Philippines. Viewed from Tagaytay Ridge, Taal Volcano and its lake presents one of the most picturesque and attractive views in the Philippines.

You can actually reach the volcano crater by riding the horse.

» How to get there? «

Via Tagaytay City - There are two routes in Tagaytay City to go down on the town of Talisay, Batangas.

» Tips «

  • Eat heavy meal before you hike.
  • Don’t forget to bring lot of drinks!
  • Bring extra clothes and towels.
  • Wear comfortable clothes and shoes.
  • Wear a face mask to protect you from volcanic ashes and sulfur.
  • Apply sunblock on your skin.
  • Bring extra money. There are many souvenir shops at the top of the crater. 
  • Don’t forget to bring a camera!

» Expenses «

  • Boat rental - Php 1,500 / boat (good for 6 persons)
  • Environmental / tourist fee: Php 50.00 / pax
  • Landing Fee: Php 20.00/ boat
  • Horse Ride: Php 500.00 / pax
  • Red Lava Tour: Php 50.00 / pax (Recommended to go)
Total: Php 870 per person if group of 6 people

Rating: 4/5

Update as of January 14, 2020: Taal Volcano just erupted and it's now Alert Level #4. It's not safe to go here at the moment.

How about you? Have you visited this place? Share your experience.

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