Manila Tours
Explore Manila, the capital city of the Philippines. Go on a historic tour in the walled city of Intramuros, visit Binondo, the oldest Chinatown in the world, and see other top tourist spots like Rizal Park and National Museum.

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Explore Manila, the capital city of the Philippines. Go on a historic tour in the walled city of Intramuros, visit Binondo, the oldest Chinatown in the world, and see other top tourist spots like Rizal Park and National Museum.
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Full-Day Manila Bargain Shopping Guided Tour with Transfers

Shop until you drop in Manila! This is perfect for those wanting to spend a day buying souvenirs and other things that represent the Philippine culture.  Your driver will pick you up at your hotel or accommodation in Manila Bay Area or Makati City. Listen to your guide as he or she discuss the safety regulations of the tour. You can choose to explore SM Mall of Asia and Divisoria, or SM Megamall and Greenhills Mall.  The largest shopping center in the Philippines is the SM Mall in Asia. The Main Mall, Entertainment Mall and North and South Parking Houses are four connected buildings. This mall comprises branches in many of the SM Supermalls from all the standard anchor shops. Right outside the mall's supermarket is the sprawling SM Hypermarket, Taste Asia's first-ever branch, one of the SM Supermalls ' food brands. Divisoria is a shopping center located in Tondo, Manila. The Philippines is known for the shops selling low-priced goods and their various productive activities. SM Megamall is the Philippines ' second largest commercial mall. The center consists of two main structures. Building A consists of the third floor's 12 digital cinemas, food courtyard and Toy Kingdom in the basement of the house. Construction B consists of the SM Department Store, Cyberspace in the fourth floor, The Mega Trade Hall in the fifth floor of the building. They have a building C, and the Mega Fashion Hall, a 16-hectare shopping mall in San Juan, Philippines, which is a shopping mall in D.Greenhills, rebranded as a Greenhills Mall. It has more than two thousand shops.  Get ready to show your shopping bags to your friends and family back home! Check availability by choosing a date above. 

Duration:
5 hours
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All year
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Cavite Top Historical & Recreational Spots I Private Day Tour

Go on a historical and recreational trip to Cavite on this private day tour. This package is perfect for travelers who are looking for a mixed adventure of history and leisure and want to make the most of their stay in Cavite. Get the chance to visit the Aguinaldo Shrine, the site of the Battle of Alapan, Casa Hacienda, Sta. Cruz Parish, Calle Real, Puzzle Mansion, Good Shepherd Pasalubong Center, and Sky Ranch with the convenience of a private air-conditioned van. The tour van will pick you up at Mall of Asia in Pasay City and take you to the town of Kawit, Cavite. Your first stop will the Aguinaldo Shrine and Museum. Explore the ancestral home of the First Philippine President, Emilio Aguinaldo, and check out the memorabilia and gorgeous antique furniture. Afterward, you will head to Imus to see the site of the Battle of Alapan. The 104-feet tall flagpole that stands at the site and the statue of a woman right beside it will be hard to miss. After exploring the historic battle site, you will make your way to the town of Rosario for Casa Hacienda. Casa Hacienda witnessed the Tejeros Convention, which was the country’s first presidential and vice-presidential election.  You will have a short break to take your lunch. After a hearty meal, it’s time to resume your tour. The next half of the trip starts with a visit to Sta. Cruz Parish, the church where Aguinaldo secretly took his oath as the first president of the Philippines. You will find a museum beside the church where you can peruse antique displays and life-size statues, among others. You will also drop by Calle Real in Tanza, a famous restaurant that serves Spanish-Filipino cuisine in an ancestral house built during 1922. Next up is the Puzzle Mansion, a museum housing one of the biggest collection of jigsaw puzzles in the world. After checking out the incredible puzzle exhibits, you will make your way to the Picnic Grove. Marvel at the beauty of Taal Volcano at Picnic Grove before dropping by the Good Shepherd to buy treats. Afterward, enjoy a quick running tour of the Sky Ranch before heading back to your accommodation in Manila. Come along on a historical adventure in Cavite and check out other attractions the province has to offer by booking this tour. Check the availability by choosing a date.

Duration:
8 hours
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All year
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Full-Day Guided Tour of Historical Manila and Modern Makati

Get to know more of this highly urbanized city with its rich stories of history at the heart of old Manila. Arouse your curiosity with some fascinating facts, trivia and get a deeper understanding about the country during the different colonial periods. Meet up with your knowledgeable English-speaking guide at the hotel of your choice. While traveling, be able to see the different famous monuments and shrines scattered across the city to remind every Filipinos about what happened to such place and know the notable individuals, considered as heroes, and their significant contributions to the country. Arrive at the country’s major financial, commercial, and economic hub – Makati City. A premiere city for business, lifestyle, entertainment, and culture. Makati offers a variety of activities and an outstanding view of towering skyscrapers. A few minutes away from this bustling city is the Asia’s Arlington, the World War II cemetery. A private home for the reposed souls and to honor the American and servicemen who died fighting the Japanese during World War II.  Discover the highlights of this place like the graveyard arranged in a circular structure, the cemetery chapel, the Tablets of the Missing, and a Map room that educates visitors about the pattern of the Pacific countries affected by the war. This historical trip will not be complete without visiting the 400-year-old walled city – Intramuros. Within the huge walls were memories of churches, hospitals, government offices, schools, and houses which was devastated by fires, earthquakes, and war battles throughout the time. A heritage worth preserving and be shared to the world. Venture further to come face to face with the country’s oldest church that miraculously survived different catastrophes and is a final resting place for some of the prominent Spanish and Filipino people, thus making it recognized by UNESCO as a historical landmark. Top off your experience by opting to taste authentic Filipino dishes before ending your day with fulfillment and great learning of Manila’s glorious past. Check availability by choosing a date above.

Duration:
8,5 hours
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All year
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Highlights of Old and New Manila Guided Tour

See the old and new in this city tour in Manila. This is ideal for those wanting to learn about the history of the city and how it blends with the modern culture now.  Your driver will pick you up at your hotel or accommodation in Manila Bay Area or Makati City. Afterwards, you’ll be brought to your first destination, Nielson’s Tower. Over the years, the Nielson Tower has been used as a police station, an Ayala company office and a restaurant. In 2013, the library eventually moved to its existing residence in the Ayala Museum. A year later, Nielson Tower reopened the fine dining and event venue, The Blackbird at Nielson Tower.  Next is the American Cemetery and War Memorial. The Cemetery is an ode to the soldiers who died in the Philippines, New Guinea and the Pacific. Then, you're going to go to Rizal Park. The paradise of green spaces in the midst of Manila's hustle and bustle is also known as Luneta. Here you can see people walking, family members having picnics, courting couples, girls who play chess, joggers and tai-chi practitioners early in the morning. Sunday concerts are free of charge.  Then you will visit Intramuros ' historic walled town and its tourist places, including the San Agustine Church, the Baluarte de San Diego and Fort Santiago. The Spanish occupation, which was originally designed as the residence of Spanish government officials and their family, was initially carried out by Intramuros. Then, take a rolling tour to Makati, Manila Bay and the CCP. Your guide will tell you about useful insights about those places and why it’s relevant to the locals as of today.  Seize this moment of learning about Manila’s history by joining this enriching tour. Check availability by choosing a date above. 
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Duration:
6 hours
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National Museum Complex, Intramuros, and Lakbay Museo Tour

Immerse in the heritage of the Philippines by examining various paintings and artifacts in different museums in Manila. This tour is perfect for those wanting to have a museum excursion with friends and family.  After your driver picks you up at your accommodation in Manila Bay Area or Makati City, you’ll proceed to your first destination, which is the National Museum. The National Museum complex in Manila comprises the National Art Gallery, the Museum of Philippines (Old Financial Building) and the Old Tourism Built (Old History Museum). It is built at the beginning of the 20th century. These museums is now the housing of the national collection of fine arts and the National collections of archaeology and ethnography. The National Museum also administers the National Planetarium, as well as more than ten national archeological sites and branch museums.  Next is Casa Manila, a copy in Calle Jaboneros of the 1850s of San Nicolas House. Casa Manila's architect was J. L. Faustmann, Ramon. It is an Intramuros museum that represents the colonial way of life during the Philippine Spanish colonization. On the other hand, the Museum of San Agustín is connected with San Agustín's oldest Philippine church. It is a treasure house of works of religious art. Built in 1571, the church had twice been destroyed by fire. In 1587 the existing building was rebuilt.  The Intramuros ' Museum is housed in the reconstructions of the Church of San Ignacio and the Sociedad de Jesús Mission Hall in Intramuros. The museum has six areas, including the Immaculate Conception, the Patronato Real, and the parish institutions, the organization of the parish and the holy vessels, the Religious Colonial Pictures and The Indian Response. Finally, you will visit the Lakbay Museo interactively. Recognized as Philippine's first interactive millennia museum, Lakbay Museo brings you to the archipelago with its expositions and performances, which capture the spirit of Filipino culture as a whole. The museum is an unforgettable experience.  Discover Manila in various paintings, artifacts, and dioramas by joining this guided tour. Check availability by choosing a date above. 

Duration:
6 hours
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All year
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Filipino Dinner at Barbara's Intramuros with Cultural Show

Discover the arts and culture of the Philippines by watching a cultural performance while having Filipino local cuisine dinner. It’s perfect for anyone wanting to immerse themselves with the rich heritage of the country along with their friends and loved ones.  Your driver will pick you up during the evening at your accommodation in Manila Bay Area or Makati City. You’ll then proceed to Intramuros and make a trip directly to Barbara’s. In the fortified city of Intramuros, which started as a family business of catering in Olongapo came into a Filipino-inspired iconic restaurant. In the 1970s, Barbara Gordon-De Los Reyes tried without a culinary background to enter the food industry. However, she learned and mastered the art of Philippine cuisine with the help of her family. Then she brought to General Malvar, Malate her new-found talent.  Barbara's is a heritage buffet restaurant with various Philippine cuisines. Also, the atmosphere is very historical throughout the area. The place is certainly going to put you back in the Spanish era. You will notice round tables, chairs, crystal candlesticks, and wooden furniture as you enter. You'll feel like you're in a traditional Filipino house. It’s a perfect place to spend the night while in Intramuros.  Discover an evening of dance and music while visiting Barbara's Heritage Restaurant for an extraordinary dinner. Watch a cultural show, as talented artists perform various dances from the Philippines from the north to the south while enjoying a lush Filipino fusion festival. You will also experience a live band throughout the evening, apart from the gourmet and cultural delicacies. An event that you're surely not going to forget about at Barbara's dinner.  Take mementos of this beautiful experience of a lifetime. Check availability by choosing a date above. 

Duration:
3 hours
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All year
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Lakbay Museo Ticket & Islas Pinas Filipino Snacks Tour

Learn about the local cuisine of the Philippines by joining this food tour in Manila. It’s perfect for those wanting to witness an interactive museum and eat in a restaurant serving Filipino delicacies.  After getting picked up by your driver at your accommodation in Manila Bay Area or Makati City, you’ll be going to the first destination, the interactive Lakbay Museo. It aims to give visitors the opportunity to tour Luzon, Visayas, and Mindanao, and experience the best that the Philippines can offer in Manila in less than two hours. With hourly cultural singing and dancing and shows, free samples of regional delicacies and even delicacies of lambanog and fruit.  Every visit has twelve (12) chips which can be used in the museum as a payment. You can get freebies like childhood candies, native delicacies and more. The goods usually cost approximately 1-4 chips.  You will then head to Islas Pinas, a Filipino buffet restaurant. It is located in the basement of DoubleDragon Plaza in Pasay. Islas Pinas still attracts hungry locals and tourists who wish to taste a wide range of Philippine food with innovative tastes and comfort. The entire interior may appear to be just another food hall, but the Islas Pinas have increased their spirit by presenting the flavors of the Philippine regions and islands under one ceiling.  There were a lot of regional dishes to choose from; you can find kare-kare, lumpia, okoy, lechon, daing, longganisang vigan, different types of pancit served in a bilao or winnowing basket, batchoys where you can customize it for your liking, and there's the station for the local kakanin (rize cakes) and the dessert area, of course.  Have a gastronomic experience by eating Filipino specialty dishes and learning about its history by joining this guided tour. Check availability by choosing a date above. 

Duration:
5 hours
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All year
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Zambales Island Hopping Full-Day Tour | With Transfer from Manila

Feel the wind in your hair and smell the salt in the air on this full-day island-hopping tour in Zambales. Strategically located in the northern part of Luzon, the province is adjacent to the sea and is blessed with several magnificent beaches that you can explore for a day. If you’re looking for a tropical getaway that is just a few hours away from Manila, then this Zambales island-hopping tour is the way to go.  A tour vehicle will pick you up within the Manila Bay area or Makati area and drive you all the way to the port in Zambales. Upon arrival at the drop-off point, you will be given a life vest before hopping aboard the tour boat. Once everything is settled, you will then sail across the turquoise waters to jump-start your beach-hopping adventure.  Your first stop will be at the crescent-shaped beach of Anawangin Cove. Even from the boat, you will witness the towering and gorgeous lush green mountains that envelop the cove in a protective embrace. It is said that there was a ton of volcanic ashes that reached Anawangin Cove when Mt. Pinatubo erupted in 1991. This resulted in the beach’s grey sand shore of volcanic ashes and white sand. The ashfall also helped grew the bustling forest of Agoho trees that added to the rustic landscape of Anawangin.  Aside from swimming, make the most of your stay in the cove by trekking your way up to the grassy hills. This will reward you with a stunning bird’s eye view of the island. There’s also a lake and a camping site here that you can visit.  If Anawangin is abundant with trees, Capones Island will stun you with its amazing rock formations. Aside from its natural beauty, marvel at the historic 1890 Spanish lighthouse on the island, known as Faro de Punta Capones. Climb the 65-foot lighthouse for a good vantage point overlooking the deep blue sea.  Your last stop will be at Camara Island, which also boasts of its stunning rock formation. What makes the island different from Capones is that it has much steeper and larger cliffs. If you’re too tired to swim in its crystalline waters, feel free to walk along its sandbar or go trekking in the nearby hill.  Bring out your sunscreen and pack your swimsuits as you go on this Zambales island-hopping escapade. Check availability by choosing a date.

Duration:
13 hours
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All year
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Historical and Modern Manila Walking Tour with Lunch

Experience the sights and learn about the history of the two bustling districts of Manila and Makati in this guided tour. This full-day tour is perfect for history and art lovers as it gives you a chance to visit one of the best museums in the country. Your tour will begin after picking you up in your accommodation, where you will head to the monument of Dr. Jose P. Rizal, which is the point from where all distances from Manila are measured. Afterwards, you will explore the historical district of Intramuros on foot, home to Fort Santiago and San Agustin Church, which is the oldest stone church in the Philippines and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. You will continue on to Casa Manila, which is a museum depicting the colonial lifestyle during the Spanish colonization. Of course, a visit to Manila isn’t complete without visiting the National Museum, which contains numerous works of art, historical artifacts, and specimens which are related to the cultural heritage of the Filipino people. Up next, you will be driven to the business district of Makati, where you will visit the Nielson Tower, a structure which resembles an airplane from a bird’s-eye view. It used to be an airport which was the base of the American Far Eastern School of Aviation. Nowadays, it is home to Blackbird, which made use of the old airport’s facilities such as the passenger terminal, check in area, and the control tower and integrated it with the design of the restaurant. You will also explore the nearby Ayala Avenue, which is home to numerous skyscrapers and offices, yet still maintains its relationship with nature through its many landscaped urban parks. Your driver will bring you back to your hotel at the end of the day. Join us on this tour and learn more about the past in Manila, while seeing the present development of the city in the district of Makati. This is the perfect tour to experience the two aspects of Metro Manila. Check availability by choosing a date above.
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Duration:
7 hours
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Bamboo Bike Tour of Manila Historical Landmarks and Museums

Ride comfortably around Intramuros on bamboo bikes with this Bambike full-day tour. As a bonus, all tour participants will get a free reuseable bottle to avoid the use of single-use plastic and to promote more eco-friendly choices. This is the perfect tour for history lovers as you will get to learn about Manila’s rich history and includes a visit to the Manila American Cemetery which played a big role in World War II. Starting from the monument of Dr. Jose P. Rizal, which is the point from where all distances in Manila are measured, you will continue on to Casa Manila, which is a replica of a Spanish colonial mansion from the late 19th century. This is also the headquarters of Bambike Ecotours. From here, you will be lent a bamboo bike, which you can use to ride around Intramuros with your tour guide, and you will pass by important landmarks such as Fort Santiago, which guards the entrance to the Pasig River. You will also visit the historical San Agustin Church, which is the only structure left intact after the destruction of Intramuros in World War II.  Up next is the National Museum, one of the most popular museums in the country which is rich in Filipino art and relics of history. The whole complex comprises of three museums: The Museum of Natural History, the Museum of Fine Arts, and the Anthropology museum. There is even a mini-mangrove forest recreation inside the museum which houses wildlife whose natural habitat are mangroves. You will definitely learn a lot about the Philippines in this exhibit. The last stop on this tour is the American Cemetery, a 152-hectare plateau which contains the largest number of graves of deceased soldiers during World War II. Most of these soldiers lost their lives in New Guinea and the Philippines. There is also a chapel in the middle of the cemetery which is made to honor these fallen heroes. After you’re done, your guide will drive you back to your hotel, ready to share your newfound knowledge with friends and family. Experience this jam-packed tour of Manila in an eco-friendly way! You will even get to take home a souvenir from Bambike Ecotours which you can reuse during your other travels. Check availability by choosing a date above. 

Duration:
7 hours
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All year
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Binondo Chinatown & Divisoria Shopping with Lunch and Snacks

Explore the sights and tastes of the oldest Chinatown with this walking tour around Binondo. You will learn about the history of the commercial center while exciting your taste buds with the various Chinese delicacies you will encounter on this tour! Bargain hunters will also enjoy this tour as you will be taken to Divisoria where various goods can be found at rock-bottom prices. A designated driver and tour guide will pick you up from your hotel and take you to the downtown district of Binondo, where you will continue on foot to better experience the numerous vendors and attractions. Founded in 1594 by a Spanish governor named Luis Perez Dasmarinas, Binondo is the oldest Chinatown in the world and was the center of China’s trade in the city due to its strategic location. You will get to visit the new Binondo Chinatown Arch which marks the entrance to this historical area. Other famous landmarks in the area include the El Hogar Filipino Building, which is an early skyscraper in Manila, and Plaza San Lorenzo Ruiz. You will also pass by Ongpin, which is a street lined with gold vendors and is one of the best places to get jewelry in the metro. Of course, visiting Binondo isn’t complete without trying out the local Chinese food such as soup and dumplings. After lunch, you will continue on to Divisoria, which is a shopper’s paradise. This district is divided into many malls named by number, the most famous being 168. Many trendy and unique items can be found in this mall and it is sold at wholesale prices. After you’ve done your shopping, your driver will take you back to your hotel, maybe with a lot of shopping bags in tow. Get your stomachs and legs geared up and join us now to embark on this food and shopping trip around Binondo. Check availability by choosing a date above.

Duration:
7 hours
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All year
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Manila Binondo Highlights & Food Tour with Chinese Cemetery

Witness both the oldest Chinatown in the world and oldest Chinese Temple in Manila in this full-day walking tour around the historical district of Binondo. Food lovers will love this tour as you will get to try various Chinese delicacies in the streets. You will also feel like being transported to China as you visit the Chinese cemetery which houses architecture similar to those found in Fujian province. To start your tour, you will be picked up in your accommodation by your tour guide and taken to downtown Binondo, which you will explore on foot. Binondo is the oldest Chinatown in the world and was founded in 1594 by Luis Perez Dasmarinas, a Spanish governor, and was the main hub of the Chinese back in the day thanks to its advantageous location. Binondo is home to the Binondo Chinatown Arch, which serves as the entry point to the district. Notable attractions in the area include the Plaza San Lorenzo Ruiz and Binondo Church which is one of the oldest places of Christian worship in the Philippines. Jewelry lovers will definitely enjoy visiting Ongpin, which is home to a lot of gold vendors. You will also get to try various Chinese delicacies such as dumplings and soup. Once you’ve had your fill, your tour guide will drive you to the 5.4 hectare Manila Chinese Cemetery in Santa Cruz, Manila. This is the second oldest cemetery in Manila and is the resting place of the Chinese who were denied burial in Catholic cemeteries during the Spanish colonial times. It is home to the Chong Hock Tong Temple, which is the oldest Chinese temple in Manila and was demolished back in 2015, but has since been rebuilt. As the day ends, your driver will bring you back to your hotel, full of new knowledge about Manila.  Put on your walking shoes and join us on this adventure to discover the sights, sounds, and tastes of Chinatown. This will surely be an experience you’ll want to share with your friends and family. Check availability by choosing a date above.

Duration:
7 hours
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All year
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Lakbay Museo Manila Admission Ticket | An Interactive Museum Experience

Lakbay Museo is one of its kind, making the visitors have a unique experience to visit places in the Philippines without leaving Manila at all! Located at S Maison at Conrad Hotel a few meters away from SM Mall of Asia in Pasay.  This interactive museum not only gives its visitors an overview of the Philippines’ provinces, but guests can also immerse themselves and learn more about the history, culture, and traditions of the provinces are featured in this museum. Activities to do inside With Lakbay Museo’s 11 attractions inside their space, guests can freely explore the different provinces in the Philippines from Luzon, Visayas, and Mindanao. The museum greets its visitors in a unique way, by choosing which entrance they should go with: a Jeepney, Airplane, or Vinta. After the unique entrance, a wide range of Filipino cultural performances are held for the visitors to enjoy as they walk throughout the museum. Some of the highlights include the 14 sections of the museum with different experiences. From giant mango trees, under the sea experience, and even a miniature of Bicol’s Mayon Volcano are some of the interactive attractions guests can see.  Filipino dishes can also be tried out for free or can be bought by using token chips that are given at the entrance. Guests can enjoy trying fish crackers with different sauces or buy treats in the carInderia such as pancit, ginataang mais, and the famous halo-halo.  Other Activities Aside from the cultural exposure of the different provinces in the Philippines, guests can fully enjoy posing and taking creative photos because of the Instagrammable areas that also feature Pinoy trademarks. Local and traditional dance performances like Tinikling, Pandango sa Ilaw, and many more are some of the museum’s other way to entertain their guests. At the end of the tour, a mini local store that sells different products made from local brands are being sold for guests who may want to support the local businesses.   

Duration:
2 hours
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All year
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Intramuros and Rizal Park | Horse-Drawn Carriage Tour

Discover the highlights of Intramuros and Rizal Park in Manila by joining this day tour. Perfect for history enthusiasts, this tour will take you to various locations that helped shape the course of Philippine history.  You will meet your guide in front of Fort Santiago in Intramuros. Listen closely as your guide briefs you about the day’s activities. You will start with a walking tour inside Rizal Shrine Museum. Learn about the National Hero of the Philippines, Jose Rizal, during the museum tour. Here you’ll see artifacts from his childhood, writing journey, and pivotal moments leading up to his death. Hop aboard the horse-drawn carriage which is the main highlight of the tour. Along with your guide, you’ll visit historical sites, such as the Premier Church of the Philippines, the Manila Cathedra. You will also visit the Palacio del Gobernador, which was the first official residence of the Spanish Governor-General in the country. You will pass through Casa Manila, a Spanish colonial home showcasing the lives of the upper class during the Spanish Era. Take photos of the oldest church of the Philippines, San Agustin Church, as you’ll also be seeing it up close. You’ll stop at the Philippine Presidents’ Gallery where you can immerse yourself in the history of politics, as well as visit the former location of Gen. MacArthur’s headquarters. After passing through the historical fort called Baluarte de San Diego, your carriage will bring you to Rizal Park. Together with your guide, you’ll be dropped off at the visitors’ center for briefing. Rizal Park, also called by the locals as Luneta Park, is a big park dotted with historical markers, plazas, open lawns, paved walks, open-air concert hall, and many more. Enjoy the excursion and make sure to take a photo with the monument of Dr. Jose Rizal before going back to Intramuros. Now it’s time to visit the various schools within the walled-city such as Lyceum, Mapua, and many more. After that, you’ll make your way to Fort Santiago where your tour ends. Don’t miss out on this cultural immersion in the walled city of Intramuros by booking this tour. Check the availability by choosing a date.

Duration:
2,5 hours
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All year
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Historical Tour of Intramuros on Horse-Drawn Carriage

Learn about the history of the Philippines when you visit Intramuros in Manila on a horse-drawn carriage. Taking you on an excursion inside the walled-city, this budget-friendly tour is perfect if you want to explore the various tourist destinations inside and learn its significance for the Filipino people while riding a unique transportation. The day begins when you meet your guide at Fort Santiago for a short walking tour inside the Rizal Shrine Museum. While here, you’ll be able to learn about the Philippine’s National Hero, Jose Rizal, and how he changed the course of the nation through his writings. After the walking tour, you will board a carruaje or a horse-drawn carriage manned by a rig driver; signaling the start of the cultural immersion around the vicinity of Intramuros. Along with your guide, you’ll pass through the Manila Cathedral first. It is the main Roman Catholic Church and is considered as one of the most beautiful churches in the country due to its rustic and classic interior. Afterwards, you’ll pass through Palacio del Gobernador next. Built in 1976, the government building was used as a headquarters during the Spanish colonization. You’ll also be seeing Casa Manila, where one can witness how high-class Filipinos lived during the Spanish colonial times. Beside it, you’ll be seeing the oldest church in the country, San Agustin Church. Built in 1571, it stayed firm despite the destruction caused in Intramuros during World War II. You’ll make your stop at the Philippine President’s Gallery, where you can learn about the history of the presidents of the country. After walking through the wall, you’ll arrive at the former location of Gen. MacArthur Headquarters. Learn about his pivotal role in the country’s history before passing through Baluarte de San Diego, a historical fort that stood the test of time and helped defend the land of the Philippines. Discover the historical wonder of Intramuros in this one of a kind horse-drawn carriage tour in the city of Manila. Check availability by choosing a date above.

Duration:
1 hour
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All year
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Bamboo Bike Guided Tour of Intramuros and Manila Sunset

Come along and discover the historical places found within The Walled City of Intramuros  on  a bamboo bike. If you're up for a one of a kind experience and you want to appreciate the beauty of Manila Bay's famous sunset, then this budget-friendly tour is perfect for you. You will first gather at the Bambike HQ where Bambassador guide will give you instructions on how to use the bikes properly before distributing them. This tour also provides other modes of transportation for individuals who are not comfortable using a bamboo bike. From there, you will begin your relaxing biking tour within The Walled City. Head to your first stop, Plaza San Luis that is named after an old town in historical Manila. You will see Filipino-Spanish buildings in this plaza that will take you back in time. From there, you will head next to the stop by the Japanese Cannon, where you will learn about their history from your guide. After few meters of cycling, you'll make your way to Puerta Real Gardens where you can appreciate the lush greenery and abundant flowers. Puerta Del Parian, on the other hand, is an entrance gate built in the 1590s that served as a passageway for the merchants and was also used as the main entrance to Intramuros. Afterward, you will visit one Plaza Roma, which is located a few steps from the Manila Cathedral. Spend some time relaxing or walking around the area. You may also opt to pose for creative photos featuring your bamboo bikes. Capping off the tour is a visit to Bayleaf Hotel Sky Deck where you are treated to a panoramic sunset city view. Enjoy the sunset glow with your complimentary drink before you return the bike to their HQ. Explore some of the best nostalgic places in Intramuros with this unique mode of transportation. Check availability by choosing a date above.

Duration:
1,5 hours
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All year
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Bamboo Bike Express Guided Tour of Intramuros Manila

Tour around the historical and beautiful neighborhood of Intramuros on bamboo bicycles through this express guided tour. If you don’t have enough time to explore Manila, but want to visit all the interesting sites in the area, then this shared tour package is perfect for you and your group. Intramuros, which means “within in the walls” in Spanish, is well-known for the stone walls that enclose the entire area. With its rich history and stunning architecture, you’ll surely enjoy the culture, the sights, and all the stories behind the oldest district of Manila. The tour officially begins as soon as you arrive at the Bambike HQ, located at 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 is crafted uniquely in different designs. This tour also provides other modes of transportation for individuals who are not comfortable using a bike.Once you’ve hopped on your bike, you’re off to go on your express tour with your Bambassador guide.  The first of your many stops is Plaza San Luis. Named after an old town in Manila, the area is currently a cultural and commercial complex and is composed of several houses, each representing different eras of Filipino-Spanish architecture. Pause and take a moment to listen to your Bambassador guide who will tell you about the rich history of the area before you cycle off to the Japanese canons and the beautiful Puerta Real Gardens, a place abundant with tropical greens and coconut palms. Take a minute to bask in the view before heading off to your next stop. Built in 1593, the Puerta Del Parian served as one of the earliest entrances of Intramuros and is still in use today. Go people-watching on the busy gateway before heading just outside the walls of Intramuros to find the Aduana Building—your next stop. Also known as “Intendencia,” the building was used as a customs house back in 1935 and has gone through a lot before becoming into the ruins that it is today. Don’t forget to take photos before heading off to the historic Manila Cathedral, the first cathedral in the Philippines built in 1571. If you’re lucky, you might even get to catch a glimpse of an ongoing wedding there before heading off to Plaza de Roma, the center of Intramuros and one of two major public squares of the city. Enjoy the open space and be in the moment as you walk around the plaza. With many tourist spots to visit and also things to do, it’s easy to get lost in the sights of Intramuros. Your memorable tour officially ends when you head back to the Bambike HQ and bid farewell to both your Bambassador guide and the city of Intramuros. Come along to get to know Intramuros on an eco-friendly bamboo bicycle in this guided Bambike express tour. Check availability by choosing a date above.

Duration:
1,5 hours
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All year
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Historical Intramuros Manila Guided Tour in Eco-Friendly Bamboo Bikes

Intramuros, Metro Manila — Explore the historical Walled City of Intramuros, Manila on eco-friendly bamboo bikes through this guided tour. If you want a unique experience in a well-known tourist destination, this budget-friendly experience is perfect for you. Intramuros is the oldest district of Manila and is also known as the “The Walled City” due to the massive stone walls that completely surround the area. With this tour, you’ll get to know its rich history on a handmade bamboo bike made by local craftsmen. The tour starts when you arrive at the Bambike HQ at the Plaza San Luis Complex. Come early so you will have time to choose your bamboo bike. Each bike is distinct with different designs, so feel free to state your preference. This tour also provides other modes of transportation for individuals who are not comfortable using a bike. Your first destination is Plaza San Luis, currently a cultural and commercial complex composed of five houses. You will stop here and your guide will tell you about the tourist attraction. You will then go to the Japanese cannons and the beautiful Puerta Real Gardens. Take a moment to appreciate the greenery before heading to your fourth stop, Puerta Del Parian.  After hearing about this gateway, you will check out the ruins of Aduana Building next, which is located just outside the walls of Intramuros. From there, you will go to the historic Manila Cathedral that was built in 1571. It's the very first cathedral in the Philippines. If you’re lucky, you might even catch an ongoing wedding there. The Manila Cathedral is in front of Plaza de Roma, one of the major public squares of the city. The final stops are the famous Fort Santiago, which was used as a defense fortress of the city in the past, and the San Agustin Church, which has been rebuilt three times due to war and natural disasters. With all the gorgeous cobblestone streets and impressive architecture, soak in all the sights as your friendly Bambassador tour guides discuss in detail the story behind each site before biking back to the Bambike HQ, which signifies the end of the tour. Pedal your way around the historic city of Intramuros on a unique, eco-friendly bamboo bike in this guided Bambike tour. Check availability by choosing a date above.

Duration:
2,5 hours
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All year
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Intramuros, Binondo & Quiapo | Old Manila Guided Tour

Come along and discover the heritage of Intramuros, Binondo, and Quiapo. Combining Manila’s three famous attractions and cultural hotspots, this tour is ideal for those who want to learn about the city’s rich history and traditions. You driver will pick you up from your hotel in Metro Manila. Your first stop for this tour is the walled city of Intramuros. Here you get a glimpse of how the city looked during the Spanish colonial period with its architecture. Pay attention as your tour guide narrates the historical events that took place within the walls.  Your guide will also bring you to a couple of historical landmarks, such as Fort Santiago, Manila Cathedral, Casa Manila, San Agustin Church and Baluarte de San Diego. You'll learn about each of the place's historical significance and how they shaped Manila. From Intramuros, you will have a quick stopover in Binondo, the oldest Chinatown in the world. You can clearly feel the different vibes these places give off, signifying the cultural difference between the two enclaves. After a short visit to Binondo, you will see the culture of the locals when you go on a rolling tour of Quiapo. Marvel at the sights when you pass by Quiapo Church, which is the home of the image of the Black Nazarene. It is revered by a lot of devout Catholic Filipinos, especially during the procession called Traslacion where millions of devotees flock the capital for the replica which is believed to be miraculous. You'll also pass by the Quinta Market, a public market and fishport located on Carlos Palanca Street, a few blocks away from Quiapo. On your way back to your hotel, you will also see San Sebastian Church, which is best known for its all-steel architecture. Experience the charm of the old city when you book this tour that will take you to three of its most famous tourist spots. Check availability by choosing a date.

Duration:
4 hours
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All year
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National Museum Complex and Intramuros Half-Day Guided Tour

Discover Philippine artistry, history, and heritage in Manila’s museums that will take you back in time. If you're a history enthusiast and a fan of the arts, then this private tour is tailored perfectly for you. The day begins as your driver picks you up from your accommodation in selected areas of Metro Manila. Along with your guide, you'll make your way to the first destination – the National Museum. With collections from fine arts, archaeology, ethnography, and national history, the museum showcases Filipino talent and the country’s evolution over time. The museum features works of the country’s national artists, including the largest painting in the Philippines, with a size of 4.22 x 7.675 meters, by Juan Luna — Spoliarium. Another one of the museum’s highlights is the Manunggul Jar, a cultural treasure from 895 – 775 BC. It is a burial jar that signifies the beliefs of ancient Filipinos in the afterlife. The National Museum also recently opened the National Museum of Natural History – showcasing the country’s diverse flora and fauna which includes more than 10 galleries on plants and animals. Your next stop will be The San Agustin Church Museum. It displays a broad collection of religious art pieces, icons, furniture, and clothing that dates back from the 16th century. In the museum, you will see a 3,400-kilogram church bell that was taken down in 1927. With its extensive collection of artworks and historical value, no wonder it's marked as a UNESCO World Heritage icon. On your last stop, you'll visit Casa Manila. This 18th-century Museum is actually a 2-story house that is designed like a typical house from the 1800s. The facade of the house will make you feel as though you’ve been transported back in time, particularly during the Spanish colonial period, especially with the interior of the museum. It also features a café and a souvenir store that you can visit after the tour before we take you back to your hotel. Prepare yourself for a journey back in time in the Philippines. Find out more about the fascinating treasures and artifacts from the Pearl of the Orient. Check availability by choosing a date above.

Duration:
3 hours
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All year
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Highlights of Modern and Historical Manila Guided Tour

Get ready and see the modern cities of the Philippines! This half-day escapade is set to show Metro Manila's business districts and their tourist spots including Makati, Bonifacio Global City, McKinley Hills, Mall of Asia, American War Memorial, and Bonifacio High Street. This tour is perfect for those wanting to experience Metro Manila's aesthetic and city vibe. The day starts when your driver picks you up from your hotel in selected areas of Metro Manila. Your guide will inform you of the day's activities, starting from a short tour in of the country’s centers of economic activity – the Makati Central Business District (CBD). Home to a number of local and international corporations, it is known to be a strategic location for business and residence. The drive around Makati CBD is followed by a tour of the 4th largest shopping mall in the Philippines and 11th in the world – Mall of Asia – or as people call it, MOA. Being easily accessible, it attracts average foot traffic of about 200,000 people a day. The next destination is another one of the country’s world-class business and residential centers, Bonifacio Global City (BGC). You will see the stunning street art plastered around the little city together with the high-end modern architecture, you would not expect that the place was once a military base. BGC was originally called “Fort McKinley” after the former U.S. President but was renamed “Fort Bonifacio” after the Father of Philippine Revolution, Andres Bonifacio. Just around the corner of BGC, you will see McKinley Hill where you can experience the vibe inspired by Southern Europe’s sophisticated culture. From Europe to America in a snap, you will also get to visit the American War Memorial, which contains the largest number of graves of the military dead of World War II. The headstones are aligned to form an enormous circular pattern among trees and shrubs. After the tour, there will be a stopover at the Italian-inspired sight which is the Venice Grand Canal Mall where you can grab snacks and hop aboard a gondola ride. There will also be time for a short walk down Bonifacio High Street and photo ops at Burgos Park in BGC. Cap off the day as the tour takes you back to your hotel after the tour. Invite your best buddies and witness Manila’s aesthetic and modern business districts. Check availability by choosing a date above.

Duration:
3 hours
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All year
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Manila Historical Sightseeing | Day Tour with Dinner Buffet

Experience the beauty of the Filipino heritage when you embark on this sightseeing tour in Intramuros, the walled city of Manila. You will also be treated to the best Filipino dishes for your dinner buffet. This tour is perfect for anyone who wants to visit Manila’s popular historical sites and taste authentic Filipino cuisine. Your tour will start once you are picked up from your accommodation in selected areas of Metro Manila. You will be greeted by your expert guide and briefed on the day’s itinerary. Along the way, you will pass by the historical sites of Manila. Immerse in the history of Intramuros, the very city that was the home to thousands of Spanish colonists and Filipinos during the Spanish occupation in the Philippines.  You'll also be driven around Casa Manila, Baluarte de San Diego, and Bahay Tsinoy, among many others. Listen closely as your guide tells you the history of each spot.  Among many historical structures, you’ll see San Agustin Church, a National Historical Landmark since 1976. It is also the oldest church in the country as it was completed in 1604. Throughout the tour, you will see the traces of Hispanic influence that are still evident in the architecture of the buildings along the cobbled streets of Intramuros. Afterward, you will enjoy dinner at an authentic Filipino buffet restaurant called Barbara's. Prepare to be entertained by a grand cultural musical presentation as you feast on the best of Filipino cuisine. Seeing the old Spanish houses and historic sites will make you feel as though you’re traveling back in time. Buy local souvenirs before your driver drops you off at your accommodation. Bring your camera, prep your taste buds, and get ready for a unique Filipino cultural experience. Book this tour and experience the best Manila has to offer. Check the availability by choosing a date.

Duration:
3 hours
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All year
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Binondo Chinatown Manila Walking and Food Guided Tour

Join this half-day tour and savor in a melange of vibrant colors, aromas, rich culture and history of Binondo. Dubbed as the oldest Chinatown in the world, it was built in 1594 and became the center of commerce and trade in the Philippines. Now, the district is considered one of the most popular food hubs in the metro. Whether you’re a foodie or a history enthusiast, this tour is a fusion of food tasting and storytelling perfect for every traveler. Head to Binondo Church for the start of the tour. This iconic church, also known as Minor Basilica of St. Lorenzo Ruiz was built in 1596 for Chinese settlers who converted to Christianity. With a Spanish or European Baroque architectural style, the church features a five-tier Chinese style bell tower, an original 16th-century structure. Go inside and appreciate the interior of the church adorned with huge paintings in the ceilings and the altar modeled after the St. Peter’s Basilica in the Vatican. Next stop, delve into the streets of Binondo and have a taste of different Chinese cuisine from dumplings, hopia, noodles, and lumpia. While learning about the district's history and rich culture. Witness how these foods became an essential part of the history of Binondo. Explore the main streets of Binondo like Ongpin Street, Chinatown’s main street and the Queen of Manila’s street – Escolta. Discover the best way to travel by having a taste of Binondo. Check availability by choosing a date above.

Duration:
4 hours
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All year
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Half-Day Historical Intramuros Manila Walking Guided Tour

Pack light and bring out your camera for a half-day walking tour around the Walled City of Intramuros in Manila. If you’re a history enthusiast, this tour is a perfect portal to one of the most historic sites in the capital of the Philippines.  You will meet your tour guide at the Fort Santiago entrance gate. Fort Santiago is one of the most important historical sites within Metro Manila. Built by the Spanish conquistador Miguel López de Legazpi in 1571, Fort Santiago served as a defensive fortress for then newly established city of Manila. During your tour, go on a scenic walk around the fort which boasts impressive architecture and extensive military history. Learn about the last remaining days of our National Hero Dr. Jose Rizal in Fort Santiago before his execution - from learning about the original copy of “Mi Ultimo Adios” to Rizal’s vertebra damaged by the firing squad. You will also find eerie dungeons just outside the Rizal Shrine which were used as prison cells during World War II. Pay your respect in the memorial cross built for the victims at Fort Santiago. You'll head next to the iconic Manila Cathedral. Also known as the Manila Metropolitan Cathedral-Basilica, this church has been a venue for papal masses in the country with Pope Francis in 2015, Blessed Paul VI in 1970, and St. John Paul II in 1981.  After exploring the cathedral, explore the cobblestone streets of Intramuros by a kalesa or a horse-drawn carriage ride. Visit the Memorare Manila 1945 monument built to commemorate the lost lives during the Battle of Manila. Cap off the tour with a visit to Casa Manila, a museum that resembles a 19th-century mansion. The two-story museum depicts the colonial lifestyle featuring paintings, furniture, tableware, and books from the Spanish Era. Get ready to explore the Walled City of Intramuros and discover why it's a must-visit culture space in the country. Check availability by choosing a date above.
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Duration:
3,5 hours
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Frequently Asked Questions

About Manila Tours

Manila is more than just the capital city of the Philippines. It also houses a colorful cultural and social landscape, backed by a fascinating history. All of these reasons make Manila the perfect gateway to get a glimpse of what the country has to offer.

1. What are the most popular tourist spots in Manila?

When in Manila, Intramuros should be the first on your list of must-visit places. Inside the walled city, drop by the San Agustin Church and Manila Cathedral. Another must-see church, Quiapo Church, is only a few kilometers away from Intramuros and is known for the Feast of the Black Nazarene that attracts millions of devotees yearly. Visit Binondo’s Chinatown, the oldest in the world, for a gastronomic adventure and, at the end of the day watch, one of the best sunsets along the Manila Bay at the Cultural Center of the Philippines (CCP) complex. Don’t miss a visit to the National Museum Complex in Manila and drop by the monument of the National Hero Jose Rizal at Rizal Park.

2. What activities can you do in Manila?

You can visit many churches and marvel at their architecture, and go on a food trip at Binondo’s Chinatown. Choose from its countless hole-in-the-walls, bakeries, street-side eateries, and family-style buffets, and try to find one (or more) that will happily fill your stomach. If you want to learn more about the history and culture not only of the city, but also of the Philippines as a whole, visit the National Museum that houses collections representing the art, culture, and history of the country. It has different sections to see, Fine Arts, Anthropology, Natural History, and Planetarium. Tired from exploring and want to rest for a while? Find a comfortable spot at Rizal Park or Paco Park.

3. When is the best time to visit Manila?

The general climate in Manila is wet and dry. Wet and rainy season starts from July to October, while the dry season is between November to May. While the dry season is the preferred time to travel to Manila, keep in mind that from March to May, the summer heat can get a little too sweltering. Since summer temperatures can get as high as 38°C, this is understandably the peak season for beaches and resorts, despite the cranked-up rates. It's best to check weather forecasts for your destinations when planning the trip. If you prefer a colder season with only scattered rain showers, months December to March is ideal. The caveat is that December is a busy time for Filipinos who love Christmas; the same can be said about Holy Week, which may fall on either March or April.

4. How much time should I spend in Manila?

If you’re planning to explore just Manila, which is different from the Metro Manila region, a day or two is enough. For the rest of the cities in Metro Manila, you’ll probably need more than a week, considering the time you’ll be stuck in traffic.

5. What other destinations are near Manila?

The City of Manila is bordered by other Metro Manila cities Pasay, Makati, Quezon City, Caloocan, Mandaluyong, and San Juan. The Metro Manila region itself is close to the provinces of Laguna, Cavite, Rizal, and Bulacan. 

6. What's the best way to get around Manila?

For those who want a one-of-a-kind experience, jeepneys and tricycles are a must-try. Locals prefer riding the faster Manila Metro Rail Transit (MRT) and Light Rail Transit (LRT) that also has stations in other cities. If you want to be more comfortable, Grab is also available, or take a cab. More adventurous travelers can try Angkas, which is quite like Grab but with a motorcycle and a lot faster and cheaper.

7. Is it safe in Manila?

Like other urban jungles, Manila is riddled with petty theft, so avoid wearing flashy jewelry and keep your valuables close to you at all times. Unfortunately, taxi scams at the airport are prevalent, with drivers unjustifiably racking up the prices or not using a taxi meter. To be on the safe side, use only the airport’s official taxis, or book a Grab. In general, be alert and avoid strangers who look shady to you.

8. Where can I go for a day tour from Manila?

You can drop by Intramuros, the National Museum, Binondo, and CCP complex for the Manila Bay sunset if you’re only planning a day tour.

9. What is the population in Manila?

As of 2019, there are 13,698,889 people in Manila.

10. How can I go to Manila from the airports?

Aside from the official cabs that can be found on taxi stands and booking a Grab car, there are also buses that you can take outside the airport. There’s the Airport Loop that can take you to Baclaran, Pasay Rotonda, and EDSA/Taft Avenue, as well as the Point-to-Point bus UBE Express that has only one stop.UBE has different routes including Araneta Center Cubao, Robinsons Galleria Ortigas, Ayala South Park Muntinlupa, Alabang Town Center, Starmall Alabang, Solenad 2 Nuvali, and Robinsons Tagapo. Make sure to ride one that is closest to your destination and its schedule.Car rental services are also available.

11. How do I know what terminal my flight is in Manila?

The terminal number of your flight must be specified with the ticket and other travel documents, but it understandably gets quite confusing to figure out their differences. There are four terminals at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA).