Taal Private Hike from Manila by Vina Tour (비나투어)

  • Free Cancelation - 7 Days Notice
  • Show Mobile or Printed Voucher
  • 6 Hrs Duration
  • English / Korean
  • Private Group
  • Meet Up With Guide
  • Hike all the way to the crater of one of the greatest natural wonders near Metro Manila
  • Go on a boat ride across Taal Lake and marvel at the beauty of the surrounding area
  • Be guided up the Taal Crater Lake by professional hikers and outdoor enthusiasts
  • No experience? No problem! Hiking routes are all easy with numerous resting stops
  • Witness the breathtaking view of Taal Lake and Taal Volcano
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  • Hafizuddin 14 Jan 2019
    Great service by Vina tour. Our driver Chito is also nice.

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  • Private Day Tour with Lunch

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    Inclusive Of:

    • Private hike
    • Local English speaking guide
    • Korean lunch
    • Horse ride (optional)

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    • Insurance
    • Korean speaking guide (optional add on)

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What To Expect

Itching for an adventure? Look no further and book this private day tour of Tagaytay and Taal Volcano! Hike your way up to 311 meters above sea level and discover Taal Volcano’s magnificent crater. Lacking experience? No problem! A local English speaking tour coordinator will act as your guide throughout the rocky trek, making sure that you reach the top safely and with lots of pictures! Make sure to wear hiking shoes or sandals as the trail goes steep on the way to the first stop. You can also ride a horse, provided by the operator. 15 minutes into the hike, you’ll reach the first resting camp, where the panoramic view of Mt. Tabaro and Taal Lake will take your breath away. You won’t notice the three-kilometer walk walk on the way to the second stop, simply because of the magnificent display of nature right in front of you. Once you reach the second stop, it will be soft, flat land for the next two kilometers. Push through the last stretch of the hike and emerge from the fog and the dust and into a plateau-like area overlooking the lake. Ascend further and reach Taal Volcano’s viewing deck, where you can see the inside of the volcano and the surrounding lake. Be overwhelmed once you realize that you’re actually standing on its two-kilometer wide crater, which is hundreds of feet from the edge of its mouth! Witness the caldera, a huge basin of dark green water dotted by a single rock outcrop of an island dubbed as the Vulcan Point. Experience all of these with an additional side trip to Tagaytay, a mountain top city filled with various attractions. Overwhelm your senses with this exciting trip to the Philippines’ top tourist spots!

Taal Top View Tagaytay Private Day Tour from Manila
Hike all the way up to Taal Volcano's crater, and see the magnificent view of the surrounding lake and mountains
Taal Lake Tagaytay Private Day Tour from Manila
Go on a banca (local canoe) ride and savor the sight of Taal Lake's refreshing waters
Taal Top Tagaytay Private Day Tour from Manila
A professional tour guide will help you get that perfect shot on top of Taal's viewing deck!
Taal Lake View Tagaytay Private Day Tour from Manila
Be mesmerized with a panoramic view of Taal's natural beauty
Activity Information


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  • 9:00am meet up at Starbucks, SM Mall of Asia
  • 9:15am depart for Talisay, Batangas
  • 10:00am arrive at Talisay, Batangas
  • 10:15am boat ride to Taal Island
  • 11:00am start hike or horse ride to Taal Crater
  • 12:30pm finish hike
  • 12:45pm sightseeing along Tagaytay City proper
  • 1:00pm eat Korean lunch at Creators Resort
  • 1:30pm stop by Starbucks, Tagaytay
  • 2:00pm travel back to Manila
  • 3:00pm end of tour at Starbucks, SM Mall of Asia
Insider Tips

Insider Tips:

  • Guests are encouraged to pack light and may only bring one small handcarry bag

What To Bring:

  • Trekking shoes
  • Personal medication
  • Toiletries
  • Extra clothes
  • Water
  • Sunblock

What To Wear:

  • Active wear
Additional Information

Additional Information:

  • Please note: You may give gratuities at your own discretion. Please do not feel pressured to give tips for the horse ride and to the boatmen
  • Children aged 0-7 are not allowed to join this tour
  • A Korean speaking guide is available per trip with surcharge (PHP7,000). If you wish to avail of the guide, please purchase together with your tour prior to check out
  • Please note that the itinerary is subject to change based on weather or traffic conditions of the day
  • This activity is not suitable for pregnant women or participants with heart conditions
  • Participants may use the shower facilities and huts for free
How To Use
  • You can present either a printed or a mobile voucher for this activity
  • The voucher is valid only on the tour date and time specified

Meet Up Information:

  • Time: 9:00am
  • Location: Starbucks, Mall of Asia
  • Address: Starbucks, Mall of Asia 1, Bay Boulevard, Bay City, Ground Floor, Pasay City, 41 1308

How To Get There:

From Makati by Private Car
  • From Makati, merge onto Epifanio Delos Santos Avenue (EDSA) to Magallanes/Baclaran
  • Continue along EDSA for 4.6km until you reach SM Mall of Asia
  • At the roundabout, take the 3rd exit onto J.W. Diokno Blvd and turn right onto Marina Way for the SMX Open Parking
  • Proceed to Starbucks at the front of SM Mall of Asia, in front of the Global of the Eye
From Makati by Public Transportation
  • Take the MRT Southbound station and depart on to Taft terminal station
  • Walk through the connecting bridge towards LRT-1 EDSA station
  • Right outside the LRT-1 EDSA station, across Metropoint Mall, you will find orange jeepneys going to SM Mall of Asia
  • From the terminal, walk to the front of SM Mall of Asia, in front of the Global of the Eye
Cancelation Policy
  • Full refunds will be issued for cancelations made at least 7 days prior to the activity
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Reviews (25) 4.5
  • Hafizuddin 14 Jan 2019
    Great service by Vina tour. Our driver Chito is also nice.
  • Thekla 6 Jan 2019
    Definitely worth it! Pick up and drive went well. The driver was very quiet and doesnt really give any information. so its best to find out what you want to know before you go on the trip. also there are not many people involved in this tour who speak English. However, at taal lake we were put on a boat and taken to the volcano (the Trip back was quite rough bec of wind and high waves). At the volcano people seemed surprised that we insisted on hiking up the trail instead of riding. they even seemed offended. on our way one guide rode 20m ahead of us, not talking just looking grumpy. The hike is moderate and we made it up there in the alloted time. The guides didnt go to the top with us, so we had to ask someone else to take our pictures. It was suggested we buy our guides some Juice and once we reached the bottom it was clear that a gratuity was expected. All in all the hike is certainly worth it, the view is spectacular, but dont expect a lot of conversation or friendliness.
  • gideon 5 Jan 2019
    Very poor experience I wouldn't recommend this tour as its very expensive and there is no value for money. As this tour was very expensive for a 1 day trip when beforehand I paid less for a 3 day trip my expectations were high. Its classed as a private tour when your not picked up from you have to make your own way to a meeting point where a driver meets you and then just drops you at the lake crossing point so really it's just a private transfer your paying for and not a private tour. The boat across the lake is shared with other people which isn't a problem but when you book a private tour you expect it to be private. We were unfortunate with weather but we're then charged an extortionate price for a poncho which broke after 5 minutes. You would expect them to be prepared to bad weather and cater for you. There was no education from anyone about the volcano or the area and we were then pressured to give tips when the service their providing was poor. When you get to the top of the volcano they charge more to get higher to get the best picture which is wrong when you've already paid for the tour to go up there. Then at lunch after the driver was staring the whole time waiting for us to finish then rushed us onto the boat back the whole thing just felt like money grabbing. The from the top would be worth a trip its a shame that everything else was a disappointment Overall completely disappointed with this tour Over priced Poor value for money Pressured to give tips Lack of information Not actually a private tour

    Reply from Klook

    Thank you for raising your concern to us. We sincerely regret to hear that you had unsatisfactory experience and we take your feedback extremely seriously. Your case has been noted and passed to the local operator for further investigation. Our specialist has got in touched with you regarding your booking. Your understanding will be much appreciated.
  • Feifan 1 Jan 2019
    They should not charge the tourist a plastic raincoat 150 peso which worth 10 dollars. It is too much! Beside this, everything is satisfying.
  • Steven 30 Dec 2018
    Had an awesome day, highly recommend, our driver Paulo was amazing too
  • Chun Hin 24 Dec 2018
    good services. highly recommended !!
  • Katerina 2 Dec 2018
    Awesome! Totally worth the money and the time to go there, see incredible bored, experience water and horse trips!
  • Millicent 4 Nov 2018
    This was definitely worth it! Our driver (Ariel) arrived earlier than meet up time. He was friendly and provided us information and recommendations regarding the tour. For example, it would be best to check out the Starbucks in Tagaytay first because it was overlooking and it would be easier on us travel down the sharp curving road rather uphill. We did just that and seeing how the road was, it was better downhill than uphill. We then proceeded with the tour where we would take a boat ride to the island. I dont remember how long the ride was but its was nice being in the middle of the water while enjoying the scenery. Upon arrival to the pier, we were greeted by the owner of the restaurant. He gave us instructions regarding the horse ride up the mountain. Each person got a horse and a helper to assist with the ride up the mountain. They will take your picture on the horse before you head up. This part was nice but exhausting as it was uphill. When you get to the top, you are greeted by vendors selling souvenirs and drinks. These are additional cost ranging from 20-50 depending on the drink. You'd think that you are at the top most but actually there is still a 15-20min trek to the very top. If you are not active, this part may prove difficult, but it is well worth it at the top. There is a rest area at the way top where they have more souvenirs and serve food and drinks. This of course is additional cost. To get back down, you have to take the same route: hike down and then ride the horse. When you get to the bottom, you have the option to pay for the picture taken of you before. It is printed and placed picture in a frame. They comment that it is the money they use to keep the place going and to assist with the solar panels they use at night for the locals as that is their only means for power generation. After that, you can have food at the restaurant which is included in the tour. They served Korean dishes. Please note that drinks are additional cost. When you're all done, you take the boat ride back and you are well on your back to where you started. Big thanks to Ariel! He was friendly and helpful.
  • SHIU HANG 29 Oct 2018
    The tour is well organised and fruitful, filled with enjoyment and adventures. The guides / driver are nice, experienced and helpful. The lunch is also very nice and tasteful. After a wonderful walk and hiking, you really need a good lunch like this for refreshment ❢
  • CHI 17 Oct 2018
    The driver is very nice and the tour is good as well. However the weather wasn't that good and started to rain right after we got to the volcano.... so only stayed 5 minutes on the top of the mountain which is quite a pity. But the experience riding the horse in the mountain path is quite interesting.
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