Taal Volcano: Overnight in Inferno – 2 days

A volcano within a volcano, Taal’s beauty and uniqueness make it one of the must see sights in the Philippines. It is also one of the country’s most active volcanoes, and most enjoy Taal from a distance on the tourism & leisure hub that is Tagaytay ridge. While the view from Tagaytay is truly picturesque, on this adventure we go deeper into the Taal experience by trekking into the volcano’s main crater and spending the night inside. Only there, in the heart of the beast, can we appreciate the full glory of Taal Volcano.

taal hiking tour
Taal hiking tour

As we explore the shores of Taal’s crater lake and feel the volcano’s barely contained fury, two questions are likely to come to mind: 1) Is this for real? 2) Are we crazy?* Leo Cuesta, Uncharted Philippines’ founder, leads this adventure himself and has this for an answer to both: “Much more real and not much crazier than missing the real Taal Volcano by viewing it only from afar.”

taal crater lake
taal crater lake

*Taal’s volcanic activity is well monitored and we check risk levels with the Philippine Institute for Volcanology and Seismology (PHIVOLCS) before and during every trip. Note that PHIVOLCS advises against entering Taal’s main crater at any time and participants of this adventure go at their own risk.

Taal geyser pit
Taal geyser pit

Participants need to sign a liability release waiver to join this trip. To learn more about the risks involved in visiting Taal Volcano, please visit the PHIVOLCS website athttp://www.phivolcs.dost.gov.ph/ . Should a trip be canceled or aborted due to safety concerns, booked participants will be given a full refund.

Taal Volcano steam vent
Taal Volcano steam vent

Activities and Trip Highlights:

  • View Taal Volcano from all possible vantage points: from afar, up close and from inside
  • Explore the surreal landscape of Taal’s main crater 
  • Spend an unforgettable night camping inside the Taal Volcano crater

Validity dates:

Pre-scheduled trips:

Dates (Mon to Tue) Maximum group size
March 21 – 22 4
April 11 – April 12 4
May 23 – May 24 4
June 20 – June 21 4

Private tours are available all year round upon request


Price: USD $180 per person


  • All land and water transportation for the duration of the trip
  • Two camp meals: dinner of Day 1 and breakfast of Day 2
  • All fees associated with the specified activities
  • Camping equipment (tent and sleeping pad)
  • Guiding service

Not included:

  • Airfare to Manila
  • Travel insurance
  • Personal gear (backpack, trekking shoes, etc.; your trip leader will contact you regarding what you need to bring)


Contact information:

Leo Cuesta

Mobile: (63) 920 969 9619

Office: (632) 621 5399


To book: online booking at www.unchartedphilippines.com or contact info@unchartedphilippines.com

4 Responses to “Taal Volcano: Overnight in Inferno – 2 days”

  1. Felt like close encounters while reading your post. Raw photos and real. I usually go to tagaytay but not this close to the volcano..

  2. pj says:

    Great post, you have written it well and your own stuff is really nice! Keep it up 🙂
    -Dealies Philippines

  3. Seair says:

    wow, this looks awesome! i dont know if i would actually have the guts to actually come that close to a volcano but it is definitely a cool idea. the pictures are amazing!

  4. Medea Gustilo says:

    hi,, pls tell me what are your rates for 2. hopw i could get a discount . heheh.. please reply… the sched would be on february 19, 2012.


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