Now as confusing as they may seem, to add a bit more confusion, Taal Volcano is actually within a volcano. I'm going to try and clear this up for you, stay with me.....oh yeah and did I mention that Taal Volcano is active?
Okay, here goes, the Taal Volcano sits inside Lake Taal. Lake Taal is situated within a caldera, a caldera is formed by the sudden collapse of surrounding land after a volcanic explosion.
If you look at the photo below, you can see Taal Volcano in the middle of the lake.
Where I took the photo is actually from the edge of the caldera, which use to be the rim of the original volcano! As you can see it is pretty darn big! Just looking at the shear size of the caldera, the original volcano must have been enormous!
Where the volcano lies now is called Volcano Island and in the centre is another lake, albeit smaller that Taal Lake, it is only a couple of kilometres wide. This lake is called Crater Lake and inside Crater Lake is Vulcan Point.
Vulcan Point is a small volcanic island. Right glad we cleared that up!
Taal Volcano - Day Trip from Manila
Taal Volcano is a day trip from Manila.
It is roughly 70 km or at worst a two (2) hour drive south of the Philippines capital, Manila. The trip to Lake Taal and a trek to the volcano is becoming more and more popular for both tourists and locals, who try to escape the crowds of Manila, if not overnight then definitely for the day.
If you are interested in a day trip fully organised, from Manila to Lake Taal and Taal Volcano then just complete the form below and someone will contact you with details of the tour and prices.
The actual tour goes for about 10 hours and will pick you up and drop you back to your hotel in Manila. You travel in air-conditioned luxury, which is the only way to travel in the Philippines as the humidity is a killer!
On the way to Taal Volcano you stop off at the Bamboo Organ in Las Pinas, which is a 19th Century church organ made entirely from bamboo, you also stop and have a look at Saro Motors which is the Jeepney Factory.
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