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Manila Old and New: Sightseeing Tour Including Intramuros and Fort Santiago
Immerse yourself in Manila’s past and present as you travel by comfortable air-conditioned vehicle through the City of Makati and on to Old Manila. Step back in time as you stroll through ancient ruins in historic Intramuros, where you’ll visit UNESCO World Heritage-listed San Agustin Church and Fort Santiago. From your expert and friendly local guide, hear about the Philippines’ interesting Spanish colonial period, as well as its modern-day culture.
Experience Intramuros with Bamboo Bicycle - Ecotours
Cycle around historic walled city of Manila on a bamboo bike! The 2.5 hour guided bike tour goes through 8 - 10 major historical and cultural sites inside Intramuros. The tour is done in small intimate groups of around 5 - 10 pax. Choose from a wide variety of Bambike designs which include our signature Ligtasin Cove beach cruiser, Victoria city bikes and other Bambike designs as each Bambike is unique.
Manila Food Tour: Introduction to Philippine Street Food
When you find yourself in the cities of Metro Manila for a day or two. Going out to explore this vibrant city might be a daunting and scary thought for many a traveler. For those looking for an authentic food experience but with the confidence of being accompanied by a local, this experience is right up your alley. Join us for a crash course in Philippine street food. Bring an open mind and an empty stomach as you experience a true culinary adventure!
Manila Super Saver: Manila Sightseeing plus Tagaytay Tour with Taal Volcano
Begin the day with a drive to the picturesque city of Tagaytay, a popular tourist destination because of its cool climate and picturesque scenery. It is located on a ridge 2,250 feet above sea level, which offers a panoramic view of Taal Lake and Volcano, known for being the smallest active volcano in the world. The tour includes a stop for a brief lunch in one of the local restaurants where you can enjoy sumptuous Philippine cuisine and delicacies popular to the region. After that, prepare for the trip back to Metro Manila. Our sightseeing tour of Manila starts with a visit to the American Cemetery and Memorial. The cemetery site or the resting place of our soldiers who lost their lives during the WWII, covers 152 acres. This contains the largest number of graves of any cemetery for U.S. personnel killed during World War II, a total of 17,191 and 36,286 missing in action who are recorded upon the walls of the memorial.
7-Hours Tour of Manila: Eat, Walk & Bike
Who are the Filipinos? Learn and understand the locals while walking, eating, and biking across Manila, the Philippines' metropolis. Once known as the "Pearl of the Orient", this city is rapidly changing. Visit Quiapo Market and Binondo’s Chinatown and see how the new emerges between the old, in all areas of life. As it’s architecture, Manila's street food is a showcase of the city’s different visitors throughout history. That history is best visible at the old city of Intramuros. Biking through the small streets might feel like traveling back in time. This area suffered heavy damage during World War Two, but the Filipinos' hospitality and smile remains one that cannot be destroyed.
Intramuros: History of Old Manila | Manila Walking Tours
Intramuros, a district of Manila City, is also known as the Old Manila. Book this tour if you want a full-history tour about the story of Manila and the important events that shaped the Philippine history. This walking tour tell the story of the Manila - from the pre-colonial times, Spanish Colonization, American annexation, Japanese Occupation and the post-war Manila. If you have less than 4 hours but you want to hear more than 400 years of Philippine history, this is the tour for you and your group.
Small-Group Weekend Hiking Tour to Banaue-Ifugao from Manila
Enjoy this weekend hiking group tour to the land of the Ifugao. Ifugao is the name of the region and the people famous for the Banaue rice terraces that stand out among other terraced crop paddies in the world because of their magnitude and beauty. But the grandeur of the Ifugao province extends far beyond Banaue. This 4 day guided adventure with a small group of maximum 7 travelers, takes you through the stunning scenery of mountains, rice terraces, and forests and stops at native communities along the way. You interact with the fascinating Ifugaos and get a deep appreciation of their culture by making a village your home one night.
Villa Escudero Tour with Lunch From Manila (SHARED)
The Villa Escudero Resort of San Pablo City in the Philippines offers a one of a kind experience for guests to get up close and personal with a roaring waterfall while enjoying lunch. Tour also includes entrance fees and pickup service from Manila and Makati hotels.
Hidden Valley Springs Resort Day Trip from Manila
Escape from the hustle and bustle of Manila for the day and head to Hidden Valley Springs Resort. As you explore this massive volcanic crater on foot with your guide, marvel at rare, lush flora and fauna and unwind with a dip in soothing natural hot springs. Top it off with a buffet lunch of traditional Filipino specialties.
Manila Food Tour: Explore World's Oldest Chinatown
Dim sum is a southern Chinese term that can be translated to mean snack. In this experience we will be trying out iconic dim sum as well as some other snacks beloved by the locals. A generous selection of sweet and savory dishes with both Chinese and Filipino flavors. For those who love food, this experience will be right up your alley! We will be visiting what CNN Travel has called the oldest Chinatown in the world, Manila City's Binondo Chinatown. Here, we will be exploring the side streets and alleyways to find hidden gems and hole-in-the-wall restaurants and beloved local food.
Full-Day Tour to Pagsanjan Falls from Manila
Join an adventure and travel like the locals. Meet a community living between the old train tracks, remenence from the colonial era. Have a taste of their famous coconut pie. Go on a thrilling canoe ride with skilled boatmen, that will paddle upstream to Pagsanjan Falls. Witness the beauty of nature as the waterfalls unveil, the reason why multiple filmmakers chose this location. Upon arrival, a bamboo raft can take you "behind the scenes" of the cascading waterfalls. Highlights (Points of Interest): Los Banos Local Community Pagsanjan Town Pagsanjan Falls Note: The tour maybe cancelled in case of force majeure or unforeseen circumstances like weather conditions. During rainy season, updates from Pagsanjan Falls Tourism Office is everyday of 7:00am. In this case, you will be given the option to reschedule or request a full refund.
Introduction to Philippine History
Intramuros was the heart of the archipelago for hundreds of years, here we begin a crash course in Philippine history. A glimpse at the Philippines' colonial past and how the events of history has shaped the current Philippines. Join us on this adventure through the old city of Manila as we take routes less traveled and discover wonderful corners and side streets very few get to see.
Hundred Islands Day tour in Pangasinan
The Hundred Islands of Alaminos City is probably the most popular tourist spot in Pangasinan. It is a group of approximately 123 islands and islets scattered over Lingayen Gulf, believed to be formed more than two million years ago.
PanoramicTagaytay Ridge Tour from Manila
Sit back, relax and enjoy a picturesque drive up to the Philippines’ Second Summer Capital as you join us on this escorted tour. Tagaytay is part of the province of Cavite, located on a ridge 2,200 feet above sea level which offers a panoramic view of Taal Lake and Volcano, known for being the smallest active volcano in the world. It is one of the beautiful places in the Philippines where you can spend your vacation. Savor this awe-inspiring vista from atop the Palace in the Sky, the abandoned “rest house” of the former President of the Philippines, Ferdinand Marcos, where you can find breathtaking views of the lake and volcano.
Private Filipino Cooking Class in the Heart of Makati City
Cinty is excited to share the joy of cooking, as well as, an opportunity to showcase Filipino hospitality and using the therapeutic qualities of food. The meal you will cook and share together is a blend of techniques and recipes from Cinty’s mother's kitchen as well as her nutrition certification classes. Through this experience get a glimpse into the culinary traditions of Philippines • Private Filipino cooking class with a certified nutritionist and wellness chef in Makati City • Together you will explore the diverse range of Filipino ingredients and learn essential cooking techniques • Master the art of Filipino cuisine and learn to make two dishes from scratch • Enjoy a traditional home cooked meal, served with local beer or wine • Vegetarian, vegan, lactose free, gluten free options available If you choose the market tour option, Cinty will drive you to the nearby Guadalupe public market, one of the biggest wet markets in Makati, to buy ingredients for your cooking class.
100 Island: Pangasinan Island Hopping Tour
Experience the beauty and fun that a hundred islands of Alaminos, Pangasinan holds! Unmatched as one of the top destinations in the Philippines, this protected area has 124 islets during low tide, and 123 islets during high tide. It is the first-ever Philippine National Park that has a variety of developed islands such as Pilgrimage Island, Quezon Island, Marcos Island, Children’s Island, and Governor’s Island. The trip from Makati City to Alaminos, Pangasinan will take approximately 4-5 hours. While on the way, make sure to fuel up your energy in our comfortable vehicle and enjoy an amusing day exploring the Hundred islands of Pangasinan. Catch a glimpse of the abundant ecosystem and marine life that includes coral reefs, fishes, giant clams, and other sea creatures.
Intramuros Walk Tour
Rediscover Old Manila in this specially curated 3-hour walk tour by a Department of Tourism accredited community guide, Mr. Russell Leyco. A certified Manila native story-teller who will bring you to the most historical part of the walled city. An educational, fun, and engaging tour with total walking distance of 1.5 Kms. See the oldest stone fort of the walled city, Fort Santiago. Walk pass a dungeon and learn the Filipino sacrifices during WW2. Learn more about the Philippines KKK and the martyrdom of Dr. Jose Rizal inside Rizal Shrine. Listen to the guide stories on how the Spaniards introduced religion in the country in front of Manila Cathedral. Explore the beauty of the UNESCO World Heritage Church of San Agustin. Finally, we take you back in time inside the Casa Manila Museum.
1.5-Hour Express Bike Tour in Intramuros (tour using a bamboo bicycle!)
Cycle around historic walled city of Manila on a bamboo bike! In 1.5 hours you will get to visit 6 famous sites in Intramuros. You'll also have enough time to wander around these sites: explore the ASEAN Garden in Puerta del Parian, pose for a picture in Puerta Real Gardens, or observe the locals in Manila Cathedral. This tour is done in small groups, and is lead by locals passionate about sharing their country's stories. Everyone can participate in this tour! It's a relatively laid back biking experience, with alternative modes of transport for those who aren't comfortable biking. A Bambike side car with trained operator is only 1,000 PHP for up to 2 people, while a regular side car with trained operator is only 600 PHP for up to 2 people.
Hidden Gems of Manila with Mari
Tondo is one of the oldest districts in Manila and has undergone various developments over the years. It’s a vibrant area with a mix of residential, commercial, and industrial zones. This is a walking tour that may include sampling some Filipino food. Expect a cultural tour rather than a typical tourist spot visit. Immerse yourself in the essence of Filipino culture by riding our iconic Jeepney, a unique mode of local transportation. Embrace the authenticity of local life as you shop at a traditional Filipino open wet market. Explore the town’s oldest apartments and hidden gems, where residents lead lives off the beaten path, often involving open-air bathing and dining. Venture into the heart of local existence, wandering through the back alleys and side streets, far from the glaring lights and bustling traffic. Take the opportunity to savor our delectable local coffee and cuisine, just as Filipinos do. Looking forward to see you soon.
Historical tour of old Manila
Get a chance to learn Philippine history, culture and can be flexible in arranging special requests (slum visits, walking at local markets)