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Taal Volcano

Just 2 hours away from Manila is the world's smallest volcano, which is actually a crater island that rests on a lake surrounded by a larger crater. Quiet since 1977 and showing signs of coming back to life since the early 1990s, Taal is closely studied by the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology. Exploring the crater island and hiking to its opening is a great day trip from Manila, combined with some leisure activities in Tagaytay, the tourist town that overlooks the lake.
Just 2 hours away from Manila is the world's smallest volcano, which is actually a crater island that rests on a lake surrounded by a larger crater. Quiet since 1977 and showing signs of coming back to life since the early 1990s, Taal is closely studied by the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology. Exploring the crater island and hiking to its opening is a great day trip from Manila, combined with some leisure activities in Tagaytay, the tourist town that overlooks the lake.

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Dinner in Tagaytay

Stay local for dinner, as Tagaytay, the town overlooking Lake Taal, has some wonderful restaurants. Sonya’s Garden is a romantic restaurant surrounded by lush herb and floral gardens, and Antonio’s serves eclectic fine dining cuisine in a multi-level house with terraces and verandas on a hillside.

Helicopter Flight

Helicopter from Manila to Taal Lake and the spectacular Taal Volcano, the world’s smallest volcano. Situated within the lake, Taal Volcano is an active caldera covering 14 square miles of craters and cones, the heart of which is another lake, called Crater Lake, which contains another small volcanic island.

Horseback Riding

One of the best vantage points of Taal Volcano is atop a horse as it follows a breezy trail on Tagaytay's open fields. Horseback riding in Tagaytay is a popular pastime, especially for locals escaping the city for a picnic on the fields overlooking the volcano.

Taal Lake

Explore the region's stunning geology up close, as you travel across the lake in a small wooden boat before ascending the crater on foot or on horseback.

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