There’s a lot to see in Taytay. The town boasts its historical fort, serene white sand beaches, jaw-dropping waterfalls, and a whimsical lake. All these might be too much to handle for a one or two-day vacation spree in Taytay.
If you’re still stuck choosing places to visit in Taytay, worry no more! We have come up with an ultimate travel guide for you. You can now book the best tours available around town. Look forward to exploring Taytay with excitement.
Inland Tours in Taytay
Taytay has great inland destinations where you can enjoy a full nature spree. You can visit Kuyawyaw Falls, Taytay Fort, and Lake Manguao for some short hour stays. These destinations are pretty much accessible. You can rent a motorbike in town and start exploring these places.
If you’re staying or coming from El Nido, you should visit Kuyawyaw Falls first. The falls are just an hour’s ride from El Nido town. It is a famous side trip destination for tourists visiting El Nido. You can enjoy both swimming and hiking for half a day. Then, you can come back to El Nido or proceed to Taytay.
If you’re already in town, you should visit Taytay Fort first. It is the most accessible inland destination in Taytay. You won’t even need a tour agency to book you a tour of the fort. The Lake Manguao tour requires a separate day. This is so you can maximize your nature experience on the lake. However, some inland tours can be a mix of two inland destinations in one day. You can request your tour agency to book tours on Taytay Fort and Lake Manguao on the same day. Then, you can spend another day at Kuyawyaw Falls.
You can always choose to explore these places on separate days or squeeze them up in one day. Whatever inland tour you pick, you’ll surely enjoy your nature trip in Taytay.
Island Tours in Taytay
Can’t wait to explore the pristine beaches of Taytay? The town proudly highlights its white-sand beaches, private islands, and rich marine life. Elephant Island, Talakanen Island, Imbaludan Island, and Debangan Island, and Nabat Island are the must-see island destinations in Taytay.
The island tour itinerary offers three to four island destinations. Depending on your schedule, you can choose which islands to visit. If you’re into sandy beaches, you have to visit Talakanen, Imbaludan, and Debangan Islands. These islands have the most scenic white sand beaches in Taytay. These are the best places for snorkeling and turtle watching. If you’re an adrenaline junkie, visit Elephant, Nabat, and Talakanen Islands. These islands have towering limestone cliffs and excellent dive sites. Dive into Elephant Island’s cave lagoon or plant corals in Talakanen Island. If you’re lucky, you might even get a peek of sea cows grazing in the islands’ seagrass meadows. Usually, island tours last for a day. Some tours take off as early as 7 AM and end at around 5:30 PM. You will surely maximize your island hopping trip.
How much does a tour in Taytay cost?
Taytay offers inexpensive tours. The cheapest tour you can get is P1,200.00 or around $24.00 per person. This includes the tour on Lake Manguao and Taytay Fort. Some tour agencies even include motorbike rental in the said price. The island tours range from P1,800 to P2,500 (around $36-$50) per person. Tour fees include onboard meals, environmental fees, and boat rental fees.
What to bring during your tours?
Sunny skies and calm seas are the best signs for a pleasant island tour. However, you have to make sure you don’t get heatstroke because of the scorching summer heat. Here’s a list of things you can bring with you on your tours:
- Comfortable clothes
- Refillable water bottles
- Proper identification cards
- Some cash in local currency (Philippine peso)
If you plan to visit all of these destinations, spare two to three days for your Taytay trip. Don’t squeeze all these exciting activities in one day. Take some moment to pause and enjoy your stay. You deserve this break.
Are you ready to start planning your tours in Taytay? If so, you’re in the right place: with Tikigo, you can book your tours online and directly chat with local tour organizers. Get started today!