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Trekking to Taal Volcano Crater

Trekking to Taal Volcano Crater

Truth is, Taal volcano has several volcano craters. Binintiang Malaki is the volcano which cinder cone is visible in Tagaytay City. There is also Binintiang Munti, Tabaro, and the largest of them – the Main Crater.

Situated in the center of the Main Crater is the Vulcan Point or a large rock that projects from the surface of the crater lake.  According the the experts, it was the remnant of the old crater floor.

taal lake boats

Boats that take us to Taal Island

taal lake boat

Boat Transfer

We took the Kalawit (Calauit) trail during our tour so we got a chance to visit the lake closely. Close enough that even my friends took a long dip in the sulfur-adulterated water.

taal crater lake

The Lake in the Volcano in the Lake

taal crater lake

Taal crater lake

taal crater heat

Steam From Volcanic Exhaust

Trekking package costs PhP800.00 per person including lunch and a rountrip boat transfer to the island volcano but excludes a horse ride to the crater. I recommend a horse ride if you are not used to  stiff mountain hike (with no gears but with heavy backpack). This will cost you another PhP750.00 excluding the tip to the young and hardworking assistant horseman.

trekking in Taal

My friends as they took Photos beside the Volcanic Steam

Photo taken by a friend during our trekking at Taal Volcano.