The trip took about 4 hours from Olongapo through SCTEx and TPLEx. We paid toll fees from Olongapo as follows (one way):
(SCTEx) Tipo Entrance: P22
From (SCTEx) Tipo to TPLEx Entrance: P294
To TPLEx Exit: P235
Taal Lake is Tagaytay City's pride. It was a long ride from the city proper though. We do have a private vehicle but if you want to visit and there are people assisting tourists to go there. We happen to find a guide one while asking a police officer. They don't really have a uniform but they can show you an identification card.
It was quite a ride since the road is steep. After about 30 minutes ride from the city we arrived at a small resort. Before we even pay for anything, Another guide explained to us the area, how to reach the crater and the fees that we have to pay for.
The tourist guides are prepared with a tarpaulin showing the area and a price list they used to explain. You can pay everything before leaving which totaled to P1,300 since there's only 5 of us in the group (6 max per group for group fees).
One thing I look forward to when I travel in general is the room I'm going to sleep in. I may only be using it for roughly 10 hours a day at most but I have to sleep comfortably to be able to recharge for a long day ahead.
On my recent business trip to Tagaytay, I was suppose to stay at Taal Vista but, as you know, I had to leave and move to a different hotel later that day. But before the transfer, I was able to get the key card, see the room and spend some time there on my own.
Taal Vista is an English tudor mansion style hotel in Tagaytay with a really beautiful view overlooking Taal Lake. It's one ride from Robinsons Mall and right in front of the hotel is the Casino and McDonalds.