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Tagaytay Ridge Tour from Manila: Palace in the Sky, Taal Volcano and Las Pinas Bamboo Organ

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Makati, Philippines

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icon8 hours  (Approx.)
Hotel pickup offered
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iconOffered in: English

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What you can expect during your visit
Face masks required for travelers in public areas
Face masks required for guides in public areas
Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
Guides required to regularly wash hands
Regular temperature checks for staff
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Overview

Enjoy panoramic views of Taal Lake and Taal Volcano from the Palace in the Sky, just one of the awe-inspiring destinations on this day trip from Manila. You’re accompanied by an informative guide to Tagaytay Ridge, stopping along the way at St. Joseph Parish Church to see the 200-year-old Las Piñas Bamboo Organ. A Filipino lunch and round-trip transport are included.
  • Panoramic sightseeing tour of Tagaytay Ridge from Manila
  • Catch sweeping views of Taal Volcano and Taal Lake from atop the Palace in the Sky
  • See the Las Pinas Bamboo Organ in San Jose Church
  • Enjoy a lunch of traditional Filipino specialties
  • Round-trip hotel transport by air-conditioned coach included
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Hotel pickup and drop-off on selected hotels only
Lunch
Local guide
Transport by air-conditioned vehicle
Gratuities
Food and drinks, unless specified

Departure Point

Fairmont, Makati, Metro Manila, Philippines

Traveler pickup is offered
However, if the hotel is not listed in the pickup location, you must select the nearest hotel in your area.

Departure Time

9:00 AM

Return Details

Returns to original departure point
Begin your full-day trip with morning pickup at your Manila or Makati hotel. It’s a scenic drive to Tagaytay Ridge, a picturesque viewpoint situated at an elevation of 2,200 feet (671 meters). 

En route, make a stop at St. Joseph Parish Church for a glimpse of the Las Piñas Bamboo Organ, whose 800 bamboo pipes create a unique sound. Learn from your guide about this national treasure, built in the 19th century by Spanish priest Father Diego Cera. 

On arrival in Tagaytay, drive to the summit of Mt Gonzales to the ‘Palace in the Sky’—an impartial mansion of former Philippine President Ferdinand Marcos, converted into an urban enclave called People's Park in the Sky. From here, savor the cooler climate and iconic vista overlooking Taal Volcano, an island in the center of Taal Lake and the second most active volcano in the Philippines.

At midday, stop by a local restaurant to enjoy a lunch of traditional Filipino specialties.

On the return drive to Manila, stop at a pineapple or coffee plantation to sample local produce, or visit one of the wood-carving shops dotting the roadside (time permitting).
Itinerary
Stop At:  
Lake Taal
It is the country's third-largest lake, after Laguna de Bay and Lake Lanao. Volcano Island, the location of Taal Volcano's historical eruptions and responsible for the lake's sulfuric content, lies near the center of the lake. There was a crater lake on Volcano Island.
Duration: 1 hour 
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Taal Volcano
Located on a ridge 2,200 feet above sea level, it offers a panoramic view of Taal Lake and Volcano - a lake within a volcano within a lake within a volcano.
Duration: 1 hour 
Admission Ticket Included
Stop At:  
The Bamboo Organ and Museum Ttour
This unique and historic musical instrument is a Philippine National Treasure made up of over 800 bamboo pipes built in the 19th century by Spanish priest Fr. Diego Cera. It took Fr. Diego 8 years to finish the organ
Duration: 1 hour 
Admission Ticket Free
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Comfortable walking shoes and sunscreen are recommended
  • If your hotel is located outside the Makati City and Manila City area proper, please make your own way to the New World Renaissance Hotel in Makati City at least 15 minutes prior to tour departure
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Baron Travel - Gray Line Philippines

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

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The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Tagaytay Ridge Tour from Manila: Palace in the Sky, Taal Volcano and Las Pinas Bamboo Organ?
A:
The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
See all safety measures taken by Tagaytay Ridge Tour from Manila: Palace in the Sky, Taal Volcano and Las Pinas Bamboo Organ.
Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during Tagaytay Ridge Tour from Manila: Palace in the Sky, Taal Volcano and Las Pinas Bamboo Organ?
A:
The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
See all safety measures taken by Tagaytay Ridge Tour from Manila: Palace in the Sky, Taal Volcano and Las Pinas Bamboo Organ.
Q:
What is the social distancing policy during Tagaytay Ridge Tour from Manila: Palace in the Sky, Taal Volcano and Las Pinas Bamboo Organ?
A:
The policy on social distancing is:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
See all safety measures taken by Tagaytay Ridge Tour from Manila: Palace in the Sky, Taal Volcano and Las Pinas Bamboo Organ.
Q:
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Tagaytay Ridge Tour from Manila: Palace in the Sky, Taal Volcano and Las Pinas Bamboo Organ?
A:
The policies on staff health & safety are:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
See all safety measures taken by Tagaytay Ridge Tour from Manila: Palace in the Sky, Taal Volcano and Las Pinas Bamboo Organ.

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  • "Quite expensive for what is included, this is actually called Panoramic Tagaytay by the organising company, and so is very sedate and a bit dull." See review
  • "Lunch was nothing special, but there was a wide choice available." See review

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Lovely tour
Lorraine B
, Sep 2019
Lovely guide and safe good driver too. All went smooth- pricey for me but glad I went, saw all I fancied. Thankyou guys
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Half-hearted guide made it a day worth forgetting
Eric W
, May 2019
The other reviews contain the details - the palace in the sky is pretty run-down, the views of Tagaytay are from a distance and on our trip - obscured by rain. Lunch was fine, and the Jeepney factory - was sad... Really though - what sapped the energy from the tour was the guide. He had a very limited narration, consisting of few anecdotes per place and "now we are leaving city X and entering city Y" - once he'd done the bare minimum, he returned to chatting with the driver in tagalog. The tour guests felt like an afterthought
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Quite expensive for what is...
Ian H
, Jun 2018
Quite expensive for what is included, this is actually called Panoramic Tagaytay by the organising company, and so is very sedate and a bit dull. Mostly just photo stops, and a scenic drive. My favourite part was the Jeepney factory and the Bamboo Organ, although I do admit that Tagaytay was beautiful, despite the wet day.
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This was a really cool trip and...
Glen
, Jan 2018
This was a really cool trip and highly recommended. First stop was where Jeepney's are made from the ground up. Great history on the Jeepney's and how they are customized per owner. The Las Pinas Organ was amazing and it sounded fantastic. From there it was off to Tagatay where we had a traditional Filipino lunch and then checked out the Palace in the Sky - amazing views of Taal Volcano and the lake. We even got to ride in a Jeepney up to the Palace! But the unexpected surprise was a stop on the way home at a small store that sold Civat Cat Coffee - coffee beans collected from the poop of the cat after they eat the coffee berries! What an experience!
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This was a good day out, although it...
Valerie D
, Dec 2017
This was a good day out, although it involved a lot of time in the minibus due to heavy traffic. We were picked up from the hotel at 0910 and returned at 1720. The visit to the church with the Bamboo Organ was very interesting, with a local guide showing us around. Next there was a visit to a Jeepney factory with time to take photos, followed by a visit to the deserted Marcus home where we had a drink from a young coconut. We then had a ride in a Jeepney, followed by lunch on Tagatay Ridge, overlooking the lake and the volcano. Lunch was nothing special, but there was a wide choice available. On the way home we had a free sample of the renowned coffee, made from beans which have passed though the intestines of a civit cat. No-one on the tour was very impressed, but we were glad of the opportunity to try it! A well-informed guide and an interesting day.
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This tour is overpriced. You see the...
Poonam V
, Oct 2017
This tour is overpriced. You see the Tall Volcano and Palace in Sky from very far distance. Las Pinas Bamboo Organ is the Church. We also went to Jeepney Factory. As it was on Saturday we were not able to see how they make Jeepney. Tour Guide was good.
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I loved Tagaytay, I wish I had more...
Serene H
, Sep 2017
I loved Tagaytay, I wish I had more time to spend in that area. I was on my own and there was no one else joining me on the trip so I was treated like a VIP. The guide and driver were very nice and helpful and the trip was exactly as advertised, the pick up and drop off were very smooth and on time. I enjoyed it very much and would recommend it highly.
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Great tour! Our guide was very funny...
Kim P
, Aug 2017
Great tour! Our guide was very funny and so knowledgeable!
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The tour by itself I would have...
Janet B
, Jul 2017
The tour by itself I would have probably rate a 4 - very much as described Fun sights, great views - well worth it. The trip was made amazing by our tour guide, Rolando. Rolando's knowledge far exceeded the paces we visited he shared so much about Filipino culture, other tours we should consider, some pitfalls we might run into while working here, some of which I had already run into. He was able to answer any question we threw at him. We were an extremely small group due to the Manny Pacquiao fight that day, but there was never a lull in the conversation. I wish I had done this tour earlier in my visit as I think it would have help with adjusting to living and working here. During my time here, I did do two tours booked on viator.com where Baron Travel was the local travel provider the other was the WWII Corregidor Island Tour, also well worth it and Baron Travel made it as easy as possible. I highly recommend this method, especially if you are not travel savvy, like myself - all you have to do is worry about being at your pick up location on time, the rest is taken care.
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Great trip, excellent guide, wonderful...
Angela
, Jul 2017
Great trip, excellent guide, wonderful company! Thank you very much indeed,
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