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From Manila: Full Day Trip to Tagaytay Ridge

4.3 / 5

57 reviews

From Manila: Full Day Trip to Tagaytay Ridge

From US$ 98 per person

Explore Tagaytay on this full-day trip from Manila with an expert guide. Marvel at breathtaking views of Taal Volcano and Taal Lake, and visit San Jose Church, home to the world-famous Bamboo Organ of Las Pinas. Taste local cuisine with an included lunch.

About this activity

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Duration 8 hours
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Small group
Limited to 15 participants


  • Embark on a 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 with your expert local guide
  • Enjoy a lunch of traditional Filipino specialties
Full description
About an hour and a half drive south of Metro Manila lies the picturesque City of Tagaytay. 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. This awe-inspiring vista is best savored atop the Palace in the Sky - resthouse of former President Ferdinand Marcos. On the way to Tagaytay, you will stop by the San Jose Church in Las Pinas to see the world famous Bamboo Organ built by Spanish priest Father Diego Cera in the 19th century. Made from about 800 bamboo pipes, the organ is said to produce a sound unlike any other. You will also have a chance to visit a local jeepney assembly plant for an inside look on how this popular mode of transportation unique to the Philippines is built. Time permitting, you may also have a chance to stop by a pineapple or coffee plantation to sample the local produce or buy souvenirs from the numerous roadside wood carving and furniture shops.
  • Hotel pickup/drop-off from Makati City and Bay Area Hotels
  • Transportation
  • Fully guided
  • Lunch
  • Entrance and admission fees
  • Gratuities
  • Drinks
Not suitable for
  • Wheelchair users
Covid-19 precautions

You must book this activity online because the ticket office is closed

Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask
  • You will receive a mandatory temperature check

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Meeting point

Hotel Picks-up/Drop Off from/to Makati City and Bay Area Hotels, beginning at 9:00AM. For guests not staying in Makati of Bay Area, please proceed to the Baron Travel Tour Desk located at the Lobby of the Makati Shanrgi-la Hotel in Ayala Center, Makati City before 9:15AM on tour date.

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Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Jacket

Not allowed

  • Smoking
  • Luggage or large bags

Know before you go

  • Hotel pickup from Bay Area Hotels starts at 8:30 AM
  • Hotel pickup from Makati City Hotels starts at 9:00 AM
  • You will receive an email with your exact pickup time and location. Please check your spam folder then contact the local partner if you have not received the email
  • Please leave your contact details so the local partner can give you a call to confirm hotel pickup details
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.3 /5

based on 57 reviews

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We took the Tagaytay Ridge tour for a chance to get and see some beyond Metro Manila . It was a good day with an interesting variety of activities. We enjoyed seeing the ex-Marcos Palace and the views of the volcano in the lake were lovely. Then we stopped for a delicious lunch at Max's Restaurant. Finally, the visit to the church with the bamboo organ was also very interesting. We were lucky too, as there was a wedding that afternoon so were got to hear the organ played. Our guide was very knowledgeable, friendly and polite. All-in-all it was a great day out.

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December 2, 2019


The tour to Tagaytay was wonderful, there were great views, but the guide, Rolando Javelona made it even better. He was knowledgeable, attentive, and even purchased fruits for us to try. He also was very accommodating to our tastes in food for lunch. The driver Tonton also did a great job, as traffic in Manila is horrendous! He navigated the traffic in an expert manner, I would recommend this tour with my eyes closed.

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May 26, 2019

Beautiful views of the lake. Shopping!

We had a gorgeous view of the lake from our restaurant at lunchtime. Even had guitar serenaders. Our tour included the Bamboo Organ, Jeepney factory, coffee shop. Tour guide even bought us bananas, pineapples and coconut juice for refreshments. Was able to shop at the top of the mountain - great deals on souvenirs. Wish I bought more!

May 3, 2019

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