The Shoe Capital of the Philippines
Did you automatically think of the former First Lady Imelda Marcos? Or maybe you don't know her but you have heard the name for sure when you hear stories about collections of thousands of shoes. Yes, we are visiting the museum where you can find more than 700 pairs of shoes (unfortunately not thousands anymore '') of one of the most popular First Lady in the World. The Museum is located in Marikina City which is North East of Manila City. Manila is not the only place to see when you dock in the Philippines. Why don't you take a different tour far from where all the tourist buses are going. The highlight of the tour is the Shoe Capital of the Philippines where they produce almost 70% of shoes in the country then later on added the famous shoes of the former first lady and the biggest shoe in the world displayed in one of their malls. Along the way, we are stopping in Quezon City, the former capital, to visit the cleanest public market in Metro Manila.
*Riverbank Mall (where you can find the 2002 World's Largest Shoes)
*Shoe Museum of Marikina (famous for the shoes of Mrs. Imelda Marcos)
*Museum of Miniatures (collection of a Filipino artist who handcrafted most of the pieces using scrap items)
- opens only from Fri-Sun, special arrangement is possible from Mon-Thur with a fee.
- or visit Philippines Presidential Car Museum
*Cubao Farmers Market (from the name of the market itself, it's a heaven for all people in the city to find products from different islands in the Philippines in one market. It is also considered as the cleanest in Metro Manila.
The tour is located outside the city of Manila, Manila Port to Marikina is approximately 22 km which is a almost 2 hours drive if the traffic is really bad.
Expect walking more than 1 mile with 80-90% humidity, smelly and some wet areas of the market, please wear comfortable shoes, museums and restaurants has AC's
Meeting Point + Tour Duration
Meeting Point Options: Cruise Ship Port, Suggested by Guide: Once you get off the ship you will see the tourist buses waiting in front of you, that is not the terminal, follow the pedestrians where you can see security guards that can show you the way going to the Terminal Entrance. There is only one Terminal in the port. I'll be meeting you at the Port Terminal Entrance with Signage/Placard with your name
Duration: 8 hours
Air-conditioned car maximum 2 people and Van minimum of 3, maximum 8 people, clean, new and good tourist driver
Estimated Local Cash Needed
2500 Philippine Peso - For lunch, snacks, drinks and souvenirs
*I don't drive, I arrange private car or van with driver
*Some tourist sites has local guides and local transportations that we must hire. They are also accredited by Department of Tourism as a local guide of a village or island.