As someone who has an office job, we look for ways to be active and at the same time get out of the city and enjoy the ‘probinsya’. What could be a better way to do that than go camping in Cebu? The province has many camping and hiking trails for beginners and pros alike that will leave you in awe of the beautiful landscape, Tagaytay Hill is just that.
When we were invited by a group of pro hikers, the ‘Guadalupe Mountaineers’, we were glad to join. There are a lot of places for trekking, and camping in Cebu and Tagaytay Hill is one of the top of the list. At first, I wasn’t sure if I’m going to survive the climb tho. Nevertheless, I did not regret my decision even one bit.
To those who want to escape the city and enjoy nature, or if you’re looking for places for some hiking in Cebu, try camping on top of Tagaytay Hill in Toledo city!
Tagaytay Hill is a 360-degree view of mother nature’s beauty! You’ll get to enjoy both sunset and sunrise on top of the hill. Surely your efforts to hike the peak will all be worth it when you’re already camping and will get to see mother nature’s natural aesthetic.
How to get to Tagaytay Hill in Toledo ?
Time needed: 4 hours.
- From Cebu City, you’ll have to take the bus going to Toledo City.
You can find the bus at Cebu South Bus Terminal.The duration of the travel is approximately 1 hour and 30 minutes. The fee is at 60php per head.You will be dropped off at Toledo City Bus Terminal.
- Look for a Jeepney to Casoy, Toledo.
The jeepney fee is 20php per head. The duration of the jeepney ride is approximately 30 minutes. You will be dropped off at Casoy Toledo junction to the starting point of the hike to Tagaytay Hill. Here you will find a mini-market. You can buy rice, meat, fish, and other things that you’ll need for your meal on top of the hill.
- From there, you can now enjoy your hike to the peak of Toledo city’s Tagaytay Hill.
I can say that this is one of the best places for trekking in Cebu. Beginner hikers can do it too!
How long does it take to reach the top of Tagaytay, Toledo hill?
According to the pro hikers that we were with during the hike, the climb can take an hour to reach the peak. But since there were a lot of beginner hikers (including myself), it took us almost 2 hours to reach the peak. We took a lot of pauses during the hike to catch our breath, and enjoy the view of course.
Upon reaching the peak, all the sweat and struggle will all be worth it when you see the view and feel the breeze of fresh air. You can now check Toledo city’s Tagaytay Hill form your checklist of places for trekking and camping in Cebu.
The hill has this mesmerizing yellowish tone to its grass, which made it look like we were in a different country. The landscape also reminded me of the Teletubbies hill (lol).
- ₱8 – From IT Park Cebu to Cebu South Bus Terminal via Jeepney.
- ₱60 – Bus from Cebu South Bus Terminal to Toledo City.
- ₱20 – Jeepney from Toledo City Bus Terminal to Casoy, Toledo.
- ₱200 – Food for dinner, and breakfast. Including adult drinks (*wink*).
- ₱20 – Jeepney from Casoy, Toledo to Toledo City Bus Terminal.
- ₱60 – Bus from Toledo City Bus Terminal to Cebu South Bus Terminal.
- ₱8 – From South Bus Terminal to IT Park Cebu via Jeepney.
Bring lots of water!
I brought 2 liters of water and it wasn’t enough. You don’t have to worry too much when you run out because at Casoy, Toledo there are water refilling stations, but you’ll have drop 1php.
Bring trash bags!
Please be a responsible hiker and bring your own trash back to the foot of the hill. Dispose of it properly.
Camp fire is not allowed!
If you need to cook, bring your own butane stove.
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Enjoy your Camping!
Check out our Adventure during our hike to Tagaytay Hill in Toledo City.
Frequently Asked Questions
It will take around an hour to reach the the top of the hill. for some beginner hiker, reaching the top will took you almost 2 hours.
It will take you 1 hour and 30 minutes from Cebu City to Toledo City via Toledo Wharf Rd with a distance of 46.2 km.
Bus fare will play between 50-60 pesos.