Manila Intramuros Historical Express 90-minute Tour in Eco-Friendly Bamboo Bike + Optional Upgrades
Immerse in the heritage of the Philippines with this 90-minute guided bamboo bike historical express day tour through Intramuros in Manila City. This package is perfect for travelers hoping to learn about the country's history in under two hours. It also comes with an English-speaking guide, the use of a bamboo bike (called a Bambike), free water refills, and free use of a poncho in case of rain. You can also upgrade this tour to a half-day tour with additional stops.
Your tour through this historic district begins as soon as you arrive at the Bambike headquarters in the Plaza San Luis Complex. Make sure to come early to have enough time to choose a bamboo bike of your liking, as each eco-friendly bike features a unique design.
When you're settled, you will first bike around Plaza San Luis. Named after an old town in Manila, the area is a cultural and commercial complex composed of several houses, each representing different eras of Filipino-Spanish architecture.
Afterward, you will head to the Japanese Cannon. It is notable for being the only one that survived World War II. You will next head to the beautiful Puerta Real Gardens, a space abundant with tropical greens and coconut palms.
Take a minute to bask in the view before heading off to the Puerta Del Parian. Built in 1593, this gate served as one of the earliest entrances of Intramuros and is still in use today. Next, you will head just outside the walls of Intramuros to reach Plaza España. This structure was used as a customs house back in 1935 and has gone through a lot before becoming the ruins that it is today.
Finally, you will visit Plaza de Roma, the center of Intramuros, which was often used for community events in the Spanish era. After your time here, you will head back to the Bambike headquarters as your tour comes to a close.
If you purchased an upgrade, instead of heading back to the Bambike headquarters, you will continue onto Fort Santiago, a 16th-century fortification mainly used as a stronghold in times of war. You will also drop by the San Agustin Church, which is recognized as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Visit the best attractions in Intramuros on an eco-friendly bamboo bicycle through this guided express tour. Check the availability by choosing a date.
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Tour Information: This private tour is available daily from 09:30AM to 03:00PM.
Meet-up Information: Guide to the Philippines will send tour reminders at least (1) day before the tour date through your registered email address. Make sure to have the electronic copy of your confirmed tour voucher ready. On the day of the tour, your assigned Tour Guide will meet you at Bambike Ecotour Headquarters at least thirty (30) minutes prior to start of the tour. Strictly no latecomers or tour reservation might be forfeited. To arrange for a private hotel pick-up and drop-off, please email firstname.lastname@example.org. Additional transportation fees apply.
Tour Proper: Please be reminded also to dress appropriately. Be mindful of your personal belongings during the 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: Yes!
Pet Friendly: No. Please understand that the establishment does not allow pets inside.
Senior Citizen/PWD Friendly: Yes. However, please be advised that this tour includes mostly walking tours and may not be suitable for PWDs or individuals with existing cardiovascular ailments.
Cancellation Policy: The operator may cancel the activity 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. Schedule cancellation requests must be made 48 hours before your original subject to approval. No shows are not entitled to reschedule and refund.
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