Day Trips in Manila

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Enchanted Kingdom

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Enchanted Kingdom entrance
Enchanted Kingdom entrance
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The Enchanted Kingdom was the first true theme park to be developed in the Philippines. It is located in Sta. Rosa, Laguna, about 26 kilometers (16.1 miles) from Manila. It has a land area of 17 hectares (41 acres). The park is managed and operated by Enchanted Kingdom Inc., formerly named Amtrust Leisure Corporation.

Enchanted Kingdom is a member of the International Association of Amusement Parks and Attractions.

Park Zones are as follows: Spaceport, Portabello, Brooklyn Place, Victoria Park, Boulderville, Midway Boardwalk & Jungle more..

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url:www.enchantedkingdom.com.ph
address: Enchanted Kingdom, San Lorenzo South Village, City of Santa Rosa, Laguna
email:enchant@itextron.com

Tagaytay

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Tagaytay Highlands
Tagaytay Highlands

An hour or so ride away from Manila is Tagaytay, a picturesque city that surrounds (or almost surrounds) a lake that has a volcano that has a lake inside it.  There are several ways to take advantage of this gift of nature.  You can either have lunch or dinner (with a panoramic view of the volcano and lake) at one of the restaurants on the ridge and enjoy the view from there, or you can travel down the ridge to the lakeside, take a small boat to the volcano in the center.  From there, you have two options, either hike up on foot (not recommended during the more..

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Pagsanjan Falls

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A quick getaway from Manila, Pagsanjan Falls is a jewel off the beaten path. An early start is recommended if you want to enjoy the place at its best and quietest.

Most people come to Pagsanjan for the waterfall and river. It may begin to stir your imagination if you hear that the river was used in the movie Apocalypse Now.

A canoe (banca) ride paddled and pushed by 2 skillfull banqueros takes you from a slow meandering part of the river through a narrow, steep-sided canyon and over several rapids. They expertly jump from rock to rock pushing the boat up more..

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Lake Taal

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Beautiful lake in an extinct volcanic crater. Nice views over the lake from Tagaytay Ridge.

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Rugged Beauty: Mt. Pinatubo

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en route to the crater

It has been years since the volcano erupted but you can still see its aftermath. This is the reason why tourists, both local and foreigners, keep pouring in.

If you are up for an adventure, the trek to Mt. Pinatubo is for you.  Otherwise, you will not be able to withstand it.

Mt. Pinatubo crater

From Manila, take a Dagupan-bound bus and alight at Capas, Tarlac. The Capas Trail is the easiest route.  From there, your 4x4 jeep will take you to Sta. Juliana, where you will be more..

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address:Tarlac
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