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From Manila: Taal Volcano Island and Pagsanjan Falls Tour

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19 reviews

Activity provider: Esquieres Excursions PH
Water activity

From Manila: Taal Volcano Island and Pagsanjan Falls Tour

Activity provider: Esquieres Excursions PH

From US$ 125 per person

Navigate the Pagsanjan Falls rapids and swim in the cold water of the cave inside the falls. Take in dramatic views of Taal Lake and the steaming Volcano Island on a guided tour from Manila.

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Duration 10 hours
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  • Zip down the rapids toward the falls
  • Swim in the cold water of the magnificent Pagsanjan Falls
  • Witness the steaming volcano in the center of a beautiful lake
Full description

Following pickup from your hotel in Manila, head straight 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. Visit the front view at the ridge, in the center where the Taal Volcano steams.

Enjoy an optional boat ride around the island volcano. Set off on another drive over to the Pagsanjan Falls. 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. Pagsanjan Falls Rapids is weather dependent and if not passable during heavy rains, an alternative of Vertical Trekking to the Main Falls is provided. Enjoy lunch at your own expense at the oldest restaurant in town.

  • Round-trip transportation in an air-conditioned vehicle
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • All entrance fees and taxes
  • Paddle rafting in Pagsanjan Falls with 2 local guides
  • Food and drinks
  • Tips for paddle rafters/guides (2 rafters per boat)
  • Personal expenses

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4.7 /5

based on 19 reviews

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Daniel was on time, very friendly, knowledgeable and passionate about the areas we toured through and their local people. Daniels car was very comfortable with plenty of space for our whole group and he was a great driver. I would recommend this tour to anyone who wants to see a wide range of the Philippines from the modern metropolitan areas to the natural beauties of the volcano, mountains and river systems. The highlight of the trip was the boat ride up and down the rapids to a unbelievablable powerful waterall with breathtaking views along the way up and down. Daniel took great care of us and we couldn't have asked for a better tour. Highly recommend!!

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March 28, 2023

We spent a day with Daniel and it was great ! Super service, nice and really clean car. Professional advice and driving. Daniel was always keen to make us confortable and make us happy. He found us a nice restaurant for lunch and took time to answer our questions. Highly recommended.

March 28, 2023

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!

March 28, 2023

Product ID: 366165