August 25, 2022

10 Themed Tours You Should Not Miss in Manila

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  • Looking to explore Manila in-depth?

    We have listed down the exciting and unique tours that will take you through an experience you surely won’t forget!

    Bambike Intramuros

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    See Intramuros in a flash while riding an eco-bike from Bambike! Bambike Ecotours offers tours around the historical Walled City—Intramuros Manila—and in special occasions, other interesting sights in the metro!

    Also read: Bambike Ecotours

    Places of interest that may be included in the tour are San Agustine Church, Fort Santiago, Manila Cathedral, Rizal Shrine, Plaza San Luis Complex, and various monuments found outside the walls.

    Rate: Starts at Php 799
    Address: Bambike HQ, Plaza San Luis Complex, Real St. cor General Luna St., Intramuros, Manila
    Phone: 02-525-8289
    Website: Bambike

    Manila Who

    Instead of just hearing about the history, why not go through an interactive experience and learn the stories behind the area? Manila Who takes you through the footsteps of history with challenges and games to unlock Manila’s precious tales.

    Rates: Starts at Php 968/ head
    Address: G/F, The Hub, 413 First United Building, Escolta St., Binondo, Manila
    Phone: 02-975-8886 / 0917-868-8872
    Operating hours: 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.

    Royal Postal Heritage Tour

    Home to the Philippine Postal Corporation, the Manila Central Post Office boasts its unique neo-classical architectural design. Hence, with the Royal Postal Heritage Tour, you can unravel stories, mysteries, and even ghost sightings!

    Not only does the tour promote the postal service in the country but also informs tourists of the good ol’ letter writing and collecting. Organized by the Filipinas Stamp Collectors’ Club and Apo Philatelic Club, the tours are free every 1st and 3rd Sunday of the month.

    Facebook Page: Royal Postal Heritage Tour

    Big Binondo Food Wok

    Up for three hours of food tour around the oldest Chinatown? The Big Binondo Food Wok takes you around the Tsinoy culture and food, the specialty treats, and the sights of Binondo, Manila!

    Also read: The Big Binondo Food Wok

    Phone: 02-711-3823, 0918-962-6452
    Website: Old Manila Walks

    Manila Shopping Experience

    Looking for something to treat yourself or loved ones? The best way is to see all the possibilities by joining this immersive tour around the famous shopping spots in the Metro!

    The Manila Shopping Experience takes you to SM Mall of Asia, Divisoria, and the Greenhills Shopping Center for a good variety of stores and markets—while also learning about their histories!

    Also read: Best shopping centers in the Philippines for bulk buying

    Rate: Php 1,450
    Website: Klook

    Manila Cinephile Crawl

    Dive into microcinemas, museums, auditoriums, and movie houses at the Manila Cinephile Crawl while being led by well-educated movie buffs. Discover the old and the new cinemas that are shaping the local film industry!

    Also read: The Good Old Cinemas of Manila

    Rate: Php 2,800
    Website: Klook

    Capitol Theater, Escolta/ Image courtesy of Mistersandiman; Creative Commons

    Chinese Cemetery Walk

    Spook your friends with your knowledge of gravestones and crematoriums after taking on this interesting tour of the Manila Chinese Cemetery in Sta. Cruz, Manila. What a tour to die for!

    Riddled with history and mystery, the cemetery is a site for appreciating the most eclectic and flamboyant funerary architecture. See you at the Chong Hock Tong Cemetery!

    Phone: 02-711-3823, 0918-962-6452
    Website: Old Manila Walks

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    Tour of Manila Slums

    Visit the slums of Bataan Shipping and Engineering Company Compound to experience and understand the true definition of ‘slums’. Be greeted by the resilient residents and go inside their humble make-shift dwellings. You’ll be surprised by how they keep their enthusiasm for the future.

    Phone: 0917-578-5398, 02-622-1325
    Website: Smokey Tours

    MNL Architecture Photo and History Walk

    Take out your camera for a photo walk with a crash course on the Philippine Colonial Architecture. Challenge yourself by capturing the tale of Manila’s oldest buildings—with their stories from construction, how they survived the war, and renovation.

    Rate: $26/ person
    Link: Airbnb

    Image from Wikimedia Commons

    Roofdeck Barcrawl in Población, Makati

    Looking to drink in Poblacion, Makati? This tour will take you through the roof deck bars all at once, starting with a talk on Makati’s history and drinks. From there, you’ll move on to more drinks on another rooftop, and so on.

    Get to try local craft beers, wine, and cocktails of your choice. The tour ends with a safe ride back to your accommodation or a late night dinner to recover from the heightened experience.

    Rate: Php 2,000/ person
    Website: Airbnb

    Tour stars here! /IMAGE Z Hostel

    Which of these tours are you excited to try? We’d love to hear in the comments below!

    Written by Heloise Diamante

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