Hiking Taal Volcano

Filipino Travel Center offers you a once in a lifetime opportunity to trek Taal Volcano, the smallest active volcano in the world. One of the most visited tourist spots in the philippines, this geological wonder is actually a volcano within a lake within a volcano.

Enjoy a private pick up from your house or hotel in Metro Manila at 7.00 am before driving two hours south in a luxury minibus to Tagaytay. You can stop along the the way for a coffee at Starbucks before reaching the lookout point at Tagaytay Ridge with its spectacular views of Taal Volcano, Lake Taal and Mount Macolod in the distance. From the ridge we will descend to the shores of the Lake Taal stopping along the way to take pictures and enjoy the view.

At Taal Lake you will board a Filipino made motorised outrigger and enjoy a 30 minute boat ride across the lake to the village of Talisay on Volcano Island. Your local guide will lead the trek up towards the rim along black sandy trails with incredible views of the surrounding lake and mountains, you will pass by volcanic steam vents giving off a sulphuric odour before reaching the summit. The views of the Crater Lake and surrounding area are breathtaking and worth every minute of the hike. Take in the incredible surroundings before returning to Taal Yacht Club.

On your return to mainland, you will have the opportunity to enjoy some of the water sports available at the Taal Yacht Club (at an additional cost). We will then make our way back to Manila – if you would like to stop along the route to look at local handicrafts or to buy fruit or flowers, your driver will be happy to wait.

Depart From:

Private pick up and drop off from your house or hotel in Metro Manila. Additional fee for pick up and drop off in Caloocan, parts of Quezon City, Marakina & Antipolo.

Departure Time:

We suggest between 8.00 am – 10.00 am but times are flexible and we can depart earlier or later.


Php 10,999.00 if only 1 person
Php 5,600.00 per person for 2 people
Php 3,800.00 per person for 3 people
Php 3,050.00 per person for 4 people
Php 2,300.00 per person for 5 people
Php 2,350.00 per person for 6 people
Php 2,050.00 per person for 7 people
Php 1,750.00 per person for 8 people
Php 1,600.00 per person for 9 people
Php 1,500.00 per person for 10 people

For enquiries of more than 10 people please email laketaal@filipinotravel.com.ph or fill in our contact form.


Private pick up and drop off in Manila, air-conditioned transfers to and from Tagaytay with an excellent driver, all entrance and toll fees, local Filipino guide (English speaking) to crater lake and Filipino tourist boat for island crossing. For more information on the tour details please visit our itinerary.


Water Sports: In the afternoon after the tour
Horse ride to and from Crater: Php 600.00 per person per horse.


400 metres

Trail Length:

2.0 km


Easy hike for the whole family


Horseback riding, kayaks, sailing boats, lunch, drinks and any tips.

Horse Riding:

Filipino Travel Center actively discourage our clients from using horses to ride to and from the crater because many of the horses are in bad condition and not suitable for this activity.


Office: + 63 2 521-337, Smart: + 63 920-547-2178, Globe: + 63 906-331-8782, Email: laketaal@filipinotravel.com.ph