Manila Intramuros Historical Half-Day Tour in Eco-Friendly Bamboo Bike with Guide
Explore the iconic walled city of Intramuros in Manila City on an eco-friendly bamboo bike through this guided tour. This is best suited for history buffs who want to learn about the Philippines’ rich history while trying a new experience. An English-speaking guide, use of a bamboo bike (called a Bambike), a free water refill, entrance fee to Fort Santiago, and use of a poncho in case of rain are already included in the package.
Intramuros has stood the test of time since it was established during the Spanish era in the country. Now known as one of the oldest districts of Manila, it continuously hosts various events that honor the Philippines’ past achievements and struggles. On top of immersing in this cultural landmark, you will also be supporting the local craftsmen that created the bamboo bikes you will be riding through the area.
Your tour will begin at 9:30 AM, 12:30 PM, or 3:00 PM, depending on your chosen schedule. It is best to come to the Bambike headquarters at the Plaza San Luis Complex early so you have the chance to pick out which bike you would like to use. Each bike is created with different designs, so feel free to state your preference. Once you’re all set, your guide will lead you to the first stop of the tour, Plaza San Luis.
This cultural and commercial complex comprises a few houses that feature classic Spanish motifs that were used during the country’s colonial period. Next, you will make your way to a Japanese Cannon that survived World War II. Afterward, you will visit the beautiful Puerta Real Gardens which feature lush greeneries before continuing to the Puerta Del Parian, one of the eight gates of Intramuros.
This gate is notable for being the official entrance of the Governor-General in the 16th century. From there, you will bike to Plaza Espana. Afterward, you will also stop by Plaza de Roma, a public square in front of the church that served as the venue for several events during the Spanish period.
Then, you will continue onto Fort Santiago, a 16-century fortification mainly used as a stronghold in times of war. Lastly, you will drop by the San Agustin Church, recognized as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, before ending the tour.
Pedal your way around the historic city of Intramuros on a unique, eco-friendly bamboo bike in this guided tour. Check the availability by choosing a date.
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Good to know
This is a private tour. Basic knowledge in biking is required for this tour. You may refill your bottled water for free in the headquarters. In case of any rain, you may borrow a pncho from your guide.
Children Friendly: Children are allowed to join this activity.
Pet Friendly: No. Please understand that this is for your fur baby's safety.
Senior Citizen/PWD Friendly: There are no extreme activities included in this experience.
Meet-up time is either 9:30 AM, 12:30 PM, or 3:00 PM Philippine Standard Time from Bambike Intramuros HEadquarters. To change the meet-up time and location please request in advance so our operator may check if the itinerary will fit as we may need to move the pick-up time if the location is far and additional fee may apply.
The operator may cancel the tour in case of force majeure or unforeseen circumstances like weather conditions. In this case, you will be given the option to reschedule or request a full refund. Note that being late by 15-30 minutes without any advice is considered a no-show. Schedule cancellation requests must be made 24 hours before your original subject to approval.