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Worldโ€™s Smallest Active Volcano – Mount Taal @ Tagaytay Philippines

Taal Volcano In Tagaytay Of Philippines

Taal Volcanoโ›ฐ is the highlight of our whole trip. Tagaytay is a popular holiday town south of Manila.ย It is well-known for its mild climate and panoramic views.๐Ÿ—ป As Singapore is summer๐ŸŒž all year round, travelling to cooler climate is the main reason why we want to visit Tagaytay.โ˜๏ธ

Not The Real Taal Volcano In Tagaytay

It sits above Taal Volcano Island, an active volcano surrounded by Taal Lake.ย Hmm,but wait a minute, this cone looking mountain is not Taal Volcano.๐ŸŒ‹

Look below for the REAL Taal Volcano:

Taal Volcano In Tagaytay Of Philippines

This is Taal Volcano which has a lake and will be the place weโ€™ll be hiking or for us horse riding๐ŸŽ๐ŸŽ๐ŸŽ and hiking. It has absolutely stunning crater lake with blue turquoise water surrounding the the crater with the smallest active volcano in the world.๐ŸŒ‹๐ŸŒ‹๐ŸŒ‹

You might be wondering how to get there?

โš ๏ธGetting to Tagaytay from Manila takes approximately 3 hours depending on the traffic condition.๐Ÿš—๐Ÿš—๐Ÿš—

Traffic Jam In Manila

I am proud to say we survived the severe traffic condition in the van for 3 plus hours just to be in Tagaytay. So in a way, we must enjoy to our fullest!๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ†

Boat To Taal Volcano In Tagaytay

Here we arrived at the lake to take a short boat ride across the lake.๐Ÿšฃ๐Ÿพ๐Ÿšฃ๐Ÿปโ€โ™€๏ธ๐Ÿšฃ๐Ÿพ๐Ÿšฃ๐Ÿปโ€โ™€๏ธ

Boarding The Boat To Taal Volcano In Tagaytay

Us boarding the boat.The lake is calm and peaceful this morning.๐Ÿ๐Ÿ๐Ÿ

โš ๏ธNote: Several boats are available on the shores of Taal Lake for tourists who like to explore the lake. After crossing the lake, tourists can travel to the top of Volcano Island on horseback.๐Ÿ›ถ๐Ÿ›ถ๐Ÿ›ถ

Taking Photos Of Taal Volcano From The Boat

All eyes looking at Taal Volcano.

It took us around 30 minutes to reach our destination.๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜

View Of Taal Volcano From The Boat

So this is what we took, we are really lucky to be blessed with an awesome weather for this trip.๐ŸŒž๐ŸŒž๐ŸŒž

โ‰๏ธDo You Know?

โœ…The beautiful and historic Lake Taal is the deepest lake in the Philippines.๐Ÿ—ป๐Ÿ—ป๐Ÿ—ป

Mounting Onto The Horse To Taal Volcano

As we are planned to have a relaxing and enjoyable trip, we decided to take the horse-riding package to take us up instead of trekking up the volcano.๐ŸŽ๐ŸŽ๐ŸŽ

Horse Ride To Taal Volcano

Look at our super happy faces being able to take the horse up!

Horse Ride To Taal Volcano Through The Forest

Our journey up was pretty breezy and sheltered with trees. The journey takes about an hour.ย For the real fit people that love to trek can choose to trek up, our guides followed us by trekking up.๐Ÿ‹๐Ÿฝโ€โ™€๏ธ๐Ÿ‹๐Ÿฝโ€โ™€๏ธ๐Ÿ‹๐Ÿฝโ€โ™€๏ธ

โš ๏ธNote: Hiking boots or running shoes are advised — the path is sometimes uneven and unstable.๐Ÿ‘Ÿ๐Ÿ‘Ÿ๐Ÿ‘Ÿ

The Real Taal Volcano In Tagaytay

Our energised face as we donโ€™t have to trek.

Hiking Up To Taal Volcano

To our dismay, we need to do a little bit of exercise to reach the peak, Taal Volcano.

Letโ€™s exercise and walk a bit then!๐Ÿ˜œ๐Ÿ˜œ๐Ÿ˜œ

โš ๏ธNote: The last mile trek can be scorching with almost unbearable heat as there is no shelter. Do apply lots of sunblock, hat and sunglass. Drink lots of water and keep hydrated.๐ŸŒ‚๐Ÿ•ถโ˜‚๏ธ

Golfing At Taal Volcano In Tagaytay

While walking up, some really interesting and innovative activity in Taal.

A fresh new experience playing golf from an active volcano.๐ŸŒ๐Ÿผ๐ŸŒ๐Ÿผ๐ŸŒ๐Ÿผ
Christopher happily hitting the golf ball into Taal Volcano.

โ€ผ๏ธDo try this once in a lifetime Golf activity!

Manificent View Of Taal Volcano In Tagaytay

Finally, we reached the top to see the Taal Volcano. The view is indeed Magnificent that we could not stop looking and enjoying!๐ŸŒ‹๐ŸŒ‹๐ŸŒ‹

On Top Of Taal Volcano In Tagaytay

Us posing like a model at this natural rugged, rocky rocks.

Taal Volcano In Tagaytay

We are truly fortunate with the lovely weather so that we can take our time to climb to look at this panorama view.ย The beautiful Taal Lake is a large freshwater lake and is one of the most remarkable and popular lakes in the Philippines.๐Ÿ˜ƒ๐Ÿ˜ƒ๐Ÿ˜ƒ

Hiking On Taal Volcano In Tagaytay

The trek I would say is not easy but not too tough too.ย We just need to be a bit mindful and careful about where we step.๐Ÿ‘ฃ๐Ÿ‘ฃ๐Ÿ‘ฃ

Boy Band Shot On Taal Volcano In Tagaytay

This is one of the viewing gallery point at the highest peak with unblock view. We stood there for really a long long long while as we are busy taking beautiful instagrammable cool shots!โ›ฐโ›ฐโ›ฐ

Group Shot On Taal Volcano In Tagaytay

One group photo with the Tagaytay guide and team!

Horse Ride At Taal Volcano In Tagaytay

One last shot of this awesome Taal volcano with my horse before heading down.๐ŸŽ๐ŸŽ๐ŸŽ

As some would say, a visit in the Philippines will not be complete without seeing the scenic and beautiful Taal Volcano. So now I can say that I have been to Philippines! โœ… Wohooooo…๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚

Horse Ride Back From Taal Volcano In Tagaytay

We are almost back to the starting point.

Alighting Horse After Ride From Taal Volcano

Thanks horses for bringing us up to Taal Volcano.

Coconut Drink After Taal Volcano In Tagaytay

There is a little restaurant where we can chill and relax. We ordered some drinks to quench our thirst as the weather was really hot.๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜

Piglets At Taal Volcano In Tagaytay

We managed to also see some piglet roaming around the village. We were really excited as we donโ€™t usually get to see it in the city.๐Ÿท๐Ÿท๐Ÿท

In The Boat To Taal Volcano In Tagaytay

After visiting the scenic and beautiful volcano, we took the boat ride and safely reached back to the mainland.๐Ÿ›ถ๐Ÿ›ถ๐Ÿ›ถ

View From Taal Volcano In Tagaytay

Are you ready to take the riskโ‰๏ธ

โœ…It is definitely worth to explore for adventurer!๐ŸŒ„๐ŸŒ„๐ŸŒ„

The higher you climb or take the horse, the enchanting views awaits with the crystalline waters of Taal Lake.๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜

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