Taal Volcano Batangas

Taal Volcano (Filipino: Bulkang Taal) is a complex volcano located on the island of Luzon in the Philippines. It is the second most active volcano in the Philippines with 33 historical eruptions. All of these eruptions are concentrated on Volcano Island, an island near the middle of Taal Lake. The lake partially fills Taal Caldera, which was formed by prehistoric eruptions between 140,000 and 5,380 BP. Viewed from Tagaytay Ridge, Taal Volcano and Lake presents one of the most picturesque and attractive views in the Philippines. It is located about 50 kilometres (31 miles) south of the capital of the country, the city of Manila

TAAL VOLCANO (Batangas Province)
Jump-off point: Talisay, Batangas

Days required / Time to summit: Half-day, 45 minutes
Specs: Minor climb, Difficulty 2/9, Trail class 1, Trail length: 1.7kms

0500 ETD Manila to Talisay, Batangas via Lemery (P120)
0800 ETA Talisay. Arrange for pumpboats/guides at lakeshore resorts
0830 Start boatride
0900 At Volcano island, start trek to summit
0945 ETA summit, optional descent to Crater Lake
1030 ETA crater Lake; take a dip
1115 Back at summit, head back
1200 Back at jump-off point, take return boat ride
1300 Back at base hotel or resort, lunch
1400 Head back to Manila
1700 ETA Manila

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