Explore Batangas by joining this guided day hike to Mt. Maculot-Rockies and a tour of Taal Heritage Town from Manila. Mt. Maculot-Rockies boasts unique rock formations and is one of the most popular hiking destinations in Batangas. It also offers a stunning view of Taal Volcano, the smallest active volcano in the world. This private tour will also take you sightseeing in Taal Heritage Town where you can explore cultural landmarks such as the Taal Basilica.
Standing in the heart of Batangas, Mt. Maculot-Rockies towers at 706 meters above sea level and rewards climbers with a breathtaking 360 cliffside view of Taal Lake. Experience for yourself why Mt. Maculot-Rockies has become a favorite hiking destination.
After being picked up from Metro Manila, you will be dropped off at the jump-off point where you will start your trek. Hiking to the Rockies is relatively easy. However, the trail is steep and may be challenging if it rains. Don’t worry, your guide will be with you at all times to assist you.
As you climb Mt. Maculot, you will find several stopovers where you can rest and enjoy the fresh mountain air and the scenery. The ascent to the Rockies is the most thrilling part of the hike; it will require you to use both hands to navigate through the rock formations along the slope. This part of the trail is short, so revel in the excitement as you scramble your way up.
Once you reach the peak of the Rockies, you will see why hikers love climbing this mountain. A panoramic view of Taal Lake, Taal Volcano, and the Batangas plains will greet you at the top. The scenery will take your breath away. Take a moment to savor this feat before you begin your descent.
You can freshen up after the hike and prepare to go sightseeing in Taal Heritage Town. You will be taken to the largest church in the Philippines and in Asia, the Basilica de San Martin de Tours, also known as Taal Basilica. The church stands at an impressive 88.6 meters. Aside from this historic church, you will also visit Taal Town’s ancestral homes.
Hiking Mt. Maculot and exploring the architectural marvels in Taal Heritage town will surely work up an appetite. Your tour will be capped off with a hearty meal before you will be driven back to Metro Manila.
Join this hike sightseeing tour and experience the best Batangas has to offer. Check the booking availability by choosing a date.
- All our guides speak English.
- Not all establishments accept credit or debit cards, and ATMs may be limited.
- Level 3/9: Easy to Mildly Difficult. These trails are mildly difficult, but still very beginner-friendly and are highly recommended for first-timers.