"Taal Volcano" Top 5 Page for this destination Taal by monina_c
Taal Travel Guide: 41 reviews and 151 photos
The cool breeze was a welcome presence upon reaching the crater. The crater itself was a sight to see. The water within it looked so calm and harmless, mirroring the surrounding ridge. Beautiful!
Do not be fooled by the touts on the Taal Volcano Island who tell you that the trail to the crater is difficult and too long to walk.
First off, the trail up is only 4-kilometer gradual hike up. Any reasonably healthy/fit person can walk the whole way although the final hundred yards to the crater is steeper than the rest of the trail. The downside to walking is that the trail is dusty and sometimes the soil loose beneath one's feet. So watch where you put your feet.
Second, if you do decide to ride a horse, the owner of the horses will quote you a prohibitive price for rental of a horse e.g. P700. Do not snap this up (even if you can afford it!) The actual price is way lower than that, say P400, but you can definitely make a better bargain than we did.
Third, the way down is easier to manage so you can take a look around and get photos that you might not have time for on the way up.
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