PUSOD: Taal Lake Adventure Tour: Visit a Unique Volcanic Island

Taal Lake Adventure Tour: Visit a Unique Volcanic Island

Lipa City, Batangas, Philippines


Non-profit organization

5 hours
From$62 USDper person

PUSOD is a community-based organization that leverages local resources to create sustainable incomes within the community.

Tour Highlights

  • Visit the stunning Taal Volcano in Lipa City, and help support Taal Lake and the local communities surrounding it.
  • Embark on a scenic boat ride through the breathtaking Taal Lake and experience the historic Taal Volcano.
  • Unwind at the volcano’s hidden island and enjoy the peaceful atmosphere of the exotic plant life.

Tour revenue supports the preservation and upkeep of Taal Lake and its cultural heritage.

Tour Details

  • Frequency

    Any day by appointment

  • Start Time

    7 am

  • Duration

    5 hours

  • Good For

    Adults, Families, Professionals

  • Languages

    English, Tagalog

  • Tour Participants

    1 to 6

  • Difficulty

    Medium (2-5 miles/ 3-8 km walking distance, some physical effort)

  • Clothing & Equipment

    Binoculars, Camera, Comfortable shoes for walking, Hat, Sunscreen lotion, Water, Other clothing requirement

  • Volunteer Opportunities


Tour Description

Taal Lake is the 8th wonder of the world! Its rich history, colorful scenery, and vibrant local communities make it one of the Philippines’ most unique attractions. Take a boat ride to the volcano. Learn about the biology and eruption history of the region. From the volcanic island, travel on horse or by foot to discover the magnificent perspectives offered by an island within a lake, within an island, within a lake! An exotic treat of fresh coconut juice is prepared to refresh you, as well as a native lunch of Batangas fusion cuisine.

Overnight accommodations in our loft or cabanas are available for an additional fee.

Tour Start Address

Pusod Taal Lake Conservation Center, Lipa City, Batangas, LI, Philippines

How To Get There

From Matasnakahoy Town Proper (approx. 12 km): Go via Brgy. Longos and turn right to Brgy. San Sebastian, go straight until you find Brgy. Kinalaglagan intersection, make a right turn towards Sitio Lipute. Pusod TLCC is on the left before you reach the big metal Lipute Bridge.

Commute: From Mataasnakahoy Town Proper - near 7-Eleven there is a tricycle terminal. They service going to Sitio Lipute TLCC, P80.00 for a single ride.

From Caltex-Levitown (across Orange Arch) (approx 11.5 km): Drive straight until you reach Balete Town Proper. Turn left and follow signages to ESL Resort. Continue driving until you reach the big metal Lipute Bridge. Pusod TLCC is on the right after that bridge.

Commute: From Caltex-Levitown, there is a jeep terminal going to Balete Town Proper going to Palsara. Then take a tricycle ride going to Pusod TLCC until you reach the big metal Lipute Bridge. Pusod TLCC is on the right after that bridge.

From SLEX and Star toll, exit Malvar (Bulihan). Make a right after toll, drive straight until u see the Balete Mun. Hall. Follow the directions to ESL Resort. You will reach ESL Resort, go towards the big metal bridge (Lipute Bridge). After that bridge you will see TLCC on the right.

More About PUSOD


To activate community power centers that inspire and demonstrate the integration of ecology with economics, technology and culture.

Main Programs

  • Environmental education (seminars, forum & trainings) for ecological responsibility.

  • Capacity-building for the Taal-Lake Volcano stakeholders.

  • Ecotourism initatives

Awards & Recognition

Foundation for Philippine Environment
California Academy of Sciences
Philippine Tropical Forest Conservation Foundation, Inc. (PTFCF)