Live an incredible adventure in Batangas, just a couple hours south of Manila in the Philippines

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Live an incredible adventure in Batangas, just a couple hours south of Manila in the Philippines

In this two-days trip you'll admire the natural beauties only Philippines can provide, with amazing volcanos and picturesque trails. 
But you won't just see nature: you'll visit Taal Heritage Town, with its great collection of Filipino-Spanish old houses and a rich Catholic tradition.
Finally, you'll visit Anilao Marine Reserve, a diving destination with an immense variety of marine flora and fauna.

You can't miss this unique opportunity to discover this little gem. Pack your bags and book your trip to the Philippines now!

Trip offered by Leo - Uncharted Earth Spoken languages: English, Spanish Travel expert in Philippines

Trip summary

  • Travel style Tailor-made travel
  • Departure Manila
  • End Anilao
  • Countries
    • Philippines
  • City
    • Luzon
    • Anilao
  • Theme Safari and Natural Parks
  • Accommodation Standard
  • Flight Excluded
  • Guide Included
  • The tour has met our standards

Detailed itinerary

  • 1
    Taal Volcano and Taal Town
    Day 1 Transfer by car

    Taal is a small, very active volcano with a lake in its crater. We start the trip by driving 1.5 hours up to Tagaytay, a popular weekend destination for people who live in Manila. Tagaytay is actually on the crater lip of the huge extinct volcano and it offers a very picturesque view of Taal Volcano and Taal Lake. After seeing the view we drive down to Taal Lake and hop on a boat to get to the small volcano. We then do an easy 1-hour uphill hike to the lip of the volcano's crater. 

    At noon we drive to Taal Town, a very old town established in 1572. There we visit Asia's biggest Catholic church, a collection of old houses that showcase traditional Filipino-Spanish architecture, and other points of interest. In late afternoon we drive to Anilao where we spend the night.

    Meals included: Dinner

    Visited places:
    • Manila
    • Luzon
  • 2
    Anilao Marine Reserve
    Day 2 Transfer by car

    We spend the morning enjoying the rich marine life of Anilao. The coral reef right in front of the resort that we are staying at is said to be the 2nd most bio-diverse dive site in the Philippines. You can practice snorkeling/skin-diving.
    Certified divers may choose to dive at extra cost and non-divers who want to try out diving may do an introductory dive (also at extra cost). In an intro dive, a dive master takes a participant underwater and controls all the SCUBA equipment for them.

    In the afternoon, we have the option of doing a moderate 3 hour hike to Anilao's highest point, Gulugod Baboy (which means "boar's spine" because it is a prominent ridge), that affords great views of the sea and the Anilao area.

    In late afternoon we make the 3-hour drive back to Manila. On the way we can pass by a small shack to get two more Batangas specialties – coffee and chocolate.

    Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch

    Visited places:
    • Luzon
    • Anilao
  • Prices and conditions

    Price includes
    • Land and water transportation for the duration of the trip (private car and chartered boat)
    • 1 night accomodation (twin sharing)
    • 3 meals: dinner of day 1 to lunch of day 2
    • All fees associated with the activities
    • Snorkeling gear
    • Local guide
    Price does not include
    • Scuba diving
    • Travel insurance
    • Tips (not expected but appreciated)
    • International flights
    • Anything not explicitly included