Enchanting 5-Day Dark Tour Package to Manila, Corregidor Island & Taal Lake with Accommodations

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Manila, Metro Manila, Philippines
Starting time
5 days
Ending place
Manila, Metro Manila, Philippines
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Experience dark tourism in the Philippines when you book this 5-day tour package to Manila, Corregidor Island near Bataan, and Taal Lake in Batangas. This tour will allow you to visit some dark tourism sites in the Philippines and includes 4 nights of budget accommodations in Manila, land transfers, daily breakfast, and three complimentary dark tours. You will also be given the option to book an add-on tour.

On the first day of this Philippine tour package, make your way to your accommodations in Manila. Once you have checked in, you may rest for a bit, but take note that you have a scheduled tour that will begin in the late afternoon. You will be picked up by a designated driver for your Intramuros tour package. During this night tour, you will go around this historic walled city on foot and learn about what happened in it during the war.

The next day, you’ll learn more about how the Philippines was caught up in the war when you go on your Bataan tour package to Corregidor Island. Bataan is reachable from Manila by car, and after boarding a boat in Mariveles, you will reach Corregidor Island. You’ll tour the island via bus, and along the way, you will see and learn about spots that were significant to the country during the war.

On day three, you will see how even a small volcano can wreak havoc on its surroundings when you go on a tour of Taal Lake. From Manila, you’ll make your way to Batangas and board a boat that will tour you around the lake, and you will be able to see structures buried under the ash from Taal Volcano’s 2020 eruption, as well as hardened lava rocks floating in the water. 

Day 4 is your last full day on this tour of the Philippines, and your itinerary is up to you. You can relax in your room, explore nearby areas, or book an add-on tour where you can take part in and enjoy the nightlife in Poblacion, Makati.

Enjoy the free breakfast on day 5 and then check out of your accommodations so you can head to your next destination.

Visit dark tourist sites in Manila, Corregidor Island, and Batangas when you book this 5-day Philippine travel package. Check the availability by choosing a date.

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4 nights accommodation in a budget level hotel or similar in Manila
Land transfers
Daily breakfast
Day 1 - Shared Intramuros Night Walking Tour to Historical Manila Spots with Guide
Day 2 - Corregidor Island Private Historical Tour with Add-On Transfers | Malinta Tunnel, Battery Way from Manila
Day 3 - Private Taal Lake Tour with Boat Ride Near Volcano, Guide & Entrance Fees
Complimentary Wi-Fi access inside the resort premises
Use of resort facilities and amenities


Culture, Arts & Historical Tours
Hotel + Transfers
Outdoor & Adventure Activities

Daily itinerary

Day 1
Enchanting 5-Day Dark Tour Package to Manila, Corregidor Island & Taal Lake with Accommodations - day 1

Day 1 - Day 1: Arrival in Manila + Check-in + Tour

After you arrive in the Philippines, make your way to Manila so you can check in at your hotel. Once you have checked in, you may do some exploring on your own, but take note that you have an Intramuros night walking tour scheduled today. 

You will be picked up from your accommodations late in the afternoon and brought to the walled city of Intramuros so you can begin your shared Intramuros tour. During this tour, you will learn about the history of the city and the atrocities that happened during the war. Your first stop is Casa Manila, a two-story museum that shows you how the Filipino elite lived during the Spanish period. 

You will also visit the Philippine Military Academy, the official training academy of the Philippine Armed Forces, and Memorare-Manila 1945, which honors the civilians who died during the Battle of Manila. 

Your last few stops are Fort Santiago, a historic fortress that has seen a lot of the city’s history, the American Barracks, which was used by the American forces, and the Dungeon, which was used as a prison during World War II. After your Intramuros Manila tour, you will be brought back to your accommodations so you can rest.

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Day 2
Enchanting 5-Day Dark Tour Package to Manila, Corregidor Island & Taal Lake with Accommodations - day 2

Day 2 - Day 2: Corregidor Island Private Historical Tour

Enjoy your breakfast, and then wait to be picked up by your driver. When you are ready, you will head to Bataan for your Corregidor Island tour. This tour starts in Mariveles, where you will board a boat headed to Corregidor Island.

When you arrive at the island, you will board a tour bus. Your ride is already included in this Corregidor Island tour package. Your first stop on this day tour is Malinta Tunnel, where you will learn about the island’s significance during the war, as depicted in its chambers. Other stops you’ll visit are the Middle Side Barracks, the Mile Long Barracks, Battery Way, Battery Hearn, Battery Crocket, and Battery Geary. 

You will also see the Filipino Heroes Memorial, which commemorates the bravery of the Filipinos who fought during the war. You will then end your day tour with stops at the Pacific War Memorial Museum, the Eternal Flame of Freedom, the Dome of Valor, and the Japanese Memorial Garden. You’ll then head back to the mainland after the tour and make your way back to Manila.

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Day 3
Enchanting 5-Day Dark Tour Package to Manila, Corregidor Island & Taal Lake with Accommodations - day 3

Day 3 - Day 3: Private Taal Lake Tour with Boat Ride Near Volcano, Guide & Entrance Fees

Before you head out on another tour today, fuel up with a hearty breakfast at your accommodations. After being picked up by your designated driver, you will head south so you can kick off your Batangas tour package. 

After arriving in Talisay, you will board a boat so you can begin your Taal Lake tour. Once you have your life vest on, the boat will tour you around the lake. Your first stop is the Taal Lake fish ponds, which local fisherfolk use for their livelihood. Next, you’ll see the aftermath of the 2020 Taal Volcano phreatomagmatic eruption. You will see houses, schools, and other buildings buried under ash.

During your tour, you have a good chance of encountering birds like egrets, crows, herons, coots, and grebes, as well as hardened lava rocks floating in the waters of the lake. 

When your day tour in Batangas is over, you will head back to Talisay so you can make your way back to your accommodations in Manila. 

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Day 4
Enchanting 5-Day Dark Tour Package to Manila, Corregidor Island & Taal Lake with Accommodations - day 4

Day 4 - Day 4: Free Time + Optional Tour

Feast on the complimentary breakfast. Today is a free day, and you can spend it however you like. You can explore the nearby areas to see the local culture or try some Filipino dishes in restaurants and stalls. To maximize your time, you may choose to go on an add-on Poblacion Street Party in Makati.

Should you choose to go on this activity, you will experience the nightlife in Makati and see the local drinking scene. This party has four stops and includes snacks and alcoholic beverages. On this tour, you will visit Tambai Yakitori Snackhouse, Agimat at Ugat Foraging Bar and Kitchen, as well as some local neighborhood stores. 

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Day 5
Enchanting 5-Day Dark Tour Package to Manila, Corregidor Island & Taal Lake with Accommodations - day 5

Day 5 - Day 5: Checkout + Departure

Today is the last day of your Philippine vacation package. If you still have time, you can visit attractions and shops in the neighborhood before you check out of your accommodations in Manila. 

When you are ready, make your way to the reception desk so you can check out and then head to your next destination. 


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What to bring

Passport (Valid for 6 months from date of departure)
Camera, phone, charger, and power bank
Personal sanitizing alcohol and face mask
Personal drinking water and or snacks
Personal medicine
Extra money in Philippine Peso Currency

Good to know

Tours and Itinerary - Please wear appropriate clothing based on the itinerary. Please also be aware that your itinerary may have to be rearranged to fit your arrival date and time better. For any services i.e. meals, sightseeing etc. not utilized on your tour package, we, unfortunately, cannot offer refunds.

Other Important Notes - Bring cash as not all establishments accept credit or debit cards, and ATMs can be limited.

Travel Requirements - Guests are solely responsible for meeting the passport & visa conditions of the country of travel. We do not accept any responsibility if the passenger cannot travel because of any passport or visa issue, and the cancellation policy will be applicable as per the booking terms.

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This package is inclusive of accommodation during your trip in the Philippines.

Guide to the Philippines curates only the accommodation for each and every destination so you can enjoy your trip and worry less about finding a place to stay. See our accommodation levels below and our preferred accommodation partners together with your rooms under each day in the daily itinerary.

Budget - 1-2 star accommodations offer minimum amenities and services. Extra amenities may be available, but for an extra cost.

Standard check-in time is 1500H PST. Standard check-out time is 1200H PST. Requests for early check-in and late check-out are subject to availability and fees. Refundable incidental deposit is required upon check-in. Guest/s are required to present a valid credit card guarantee or cash deposit. Bookings for one person will be arranged in single rooms, and bookings for two or more people will share a twin/double, or triple room(s). Children will be arranged in the same room with their parents. If additional room(s) is needed and for special requests, additional costs will incur.

Guide to the Philippines will select the accommodations best suited for you at the time of your booking from our preferred partners. If our preferred partners are fully booked at the time of your booking, we will find another suitable accommodation for you of similar level.

We always do our best to accommodate special requests, which may incur additional costs. Press choose a date to find availability.


Budget level accommodations offer basic facilities and services such as comfortable and clean rooms, a private bathroom, clothes racks or small closets. Breakfast is included.

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