Join the jam-packed streets of Manila, see all the actions in the city.
Experience the busyness of Manila as we go around the city with AC vehicle and quick experience of different public transportation that Filipinos use everyday (optional). The tour will make you realize how it became one of the most populated cities in the world, why some Filipinos chose to live in the city instead of their peaceful life in provinces or beautiful island. Observe the locals as we walk with the crowd in one of the oldest public markets in the Metro, see which Church is famous for all the Catholics in Manila, visit the oldest China Town in the world, you can ride a Calesa (Horse Drawn Carriage) as we go along in one of the oldest streets in the Philippines. Continue the local experience by riding the famous Jeepney (optional) to get to our next destination which is Intramuros, upon getting off you will already notice that it doesn't look like Manila after seeing our first stops. We will continue the stories with more of the history as we explore Intramuros, last stop is Manila Hotel.
*Paco Public Market (30mins stop) - The oldest market in Manila
*Quiapo Church (25mins)- Home of the famous Black Nazarene, also famous for markets and fortune tellers, herbal medicines
*Binondo (25mins) - rolling tour in the oldest China Town in the world.
*Intramuros (1hour) - the old walled city inside the city of Manila
- stops inside Intramuros are facade of Fort Santiago, Plaza Roma, San Agustin Church, Casa Manila Museum, Viewing of Manila Bay and Metropolitan Manila
*Manila Hotel (30mins), built in 1912, it is the oldest hotel in the Philippines that is still very beautiful today.
The sequence of tour can change depending on the Pick-up location, traffic, weather and on the spot request of the tourist. I will send a complete itinerary with the time upon confirmation of the pick-up location.
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, Airport, Hotel, Address or Intersection, Monument/Building, Suggested by Guide: Pick-up Locations: *Hotel Lobby *Port Terminal Entrance *Airport NAIA Terminals (Ninoy Aquino International Airport) - NAIA Terminal 1: Arrival Extension (UVXYZ) - NAIA Terminal 2: International or Domestic Arrival Exit - NAIA Terminal 3: International or Domestic Arrival Exit - NAIA Terminal 4 - Domestic Arrival Exit I'll be meeting you in one of those locations with Signage/Placards with your name
Duration: 8 hours
Timing might change because of traffic in some areas. Friday is the busiest day in Quiapo Church, expect heavy traffic and crowded streets. Saturday and Sunday has traffic too in malls and church areas.
AC Toyota Innova maximum 2 pax or Toyota Grandia Van minimum of 3, maximum 5 pax, clean, new and good tourist driver.
Private Calesa Ride (Horse Drawn Carriage), capacity is for 3 people.
Public Jeepney, capacity is 21. Jeepney width and length is not designed for foreigners so expect a not so comfortable 15 mins ride. It was designed for small people.
- Guiding Services
- Private Transportation
- Admission Tickets
Estimated Local Cash Needed
2500 Philippine Peso - Food, snacks, drinks, 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.
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Jen was a wonderful guide. She not only planned a day based on our interests, but was completely flexible during the day adjusting based on what we liked and what we wanted to see more of. She handled every request with a huge smile and was full of stories and history to share. Excellent guide!