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  • From Manila: Day Tour to Enchanting Hidden Valley

    1. From Manila: Day Tour to Enchanting Hidden Valley

    Located 78 kilometers south of Metro Manila lies Hidden Valley Resorts whose bewitching natural vegetation flourishes in a 110 acre crater 300 feet deep, believed to have been formed by a violent volcanic upheaval thousands of years ago. Located between two mountains, Mts. Makiling and Banahaw - these two mountains have been for many years a major staple for local myths and folklores, the place boasts of an impressive collection of rare orchids and other exotic flora. Several naturally heated volcanic water pools are available for those who want to take a refreshing dip so bring your swim suit!

  • From Manila: Full Day Trip to Tagaytay Ridge

    2. From Manila: Full Day Trip to Tagaytay Ridge

    About an hour and a half drive south of Metro Manila lies the picturesque City of Tagaytay. Located on a ridge 2,200 feet above sea level, it offers a panoramic view of Taal Lake and Volcano - a lake within a volcano. This awe-inspiring vista is best savored atop the Palace in the Sky - resthouse of former President Ferdinand Marcos. On the way to Tagaytay, you will stop by the San Jose Church in Las Pinas to see the world famous Bamboo Organ built by Spanish priest Father Diego Cera in the 19th century. Made from about 800 bamboo pipes, the organ is said to produce a sound unlike any other. You will also have a chance to visit a local jeepney assembly plant for an inside look on how this popular mode of transportation unique to the Philippines is built. Time permitting, you may also have a chance to stop by a pineapple or coffee plantation to sample the local produce or buy souvenirs ...

    We took the Tagaytay Ridge tour for a chance to get and see some beyond Metro Manila . It was a good day with an interesting variety of activities. We enjoyed seeing the ex-Marcos Palace and the views of the volcano in the lake were lovely. Then we stopped for a delicious lunch at Max's Restaurant. Finally, the visit to the church with the bamboo organ was also very interesting. We were lucky too, as there was a wedding that afternoon so were got to hear the organ played. Our guide was very knowledgeable, friendly and polite. All-in-all it was a great day out.

  • Full-Day Manila City, Tagaytay Taal Volcano and Lake Tour

    3. Full-Day Manila City, Tagaytay Taal Volcano and Lake Tour

    The tour starts with a drive up to the picturesque City of Tagaytay. Located on a ridge 2,250 feet above sea level, the city offers panoramic views of Taal Lake and Volcano, the "lake within a volcano within a lake within a volcano". This view is best savored from atop the Palace in the Sky, rest house of late President Ferdinand Marcos. Enjoy a brief lunch stop at a local restaurant to enjoy some local cuisine and delicacies in an atmosphere designed for panoramic views. Then we start our drive back down to Metro Manila. First stop is the American War Memorial & Cemetery, the largest and most beautiful of American memorials outside the Continental U.S. Have a glimpse of Makati’s hustle and bustle as you drive through on your way to the capital city - Manila via scenic Roxas Boulevard (also known as Dewey Boulevard in the recent past) passing through Rizal Park (named in memory of the c...

    An excellent experience with a lot of information and fun. We can only recommend the tour. Very good guide and driver.

  • Manila: Full-Day City and Museum Tour

    4. Manila: Full-Day City and Museum Tour

    The tour begins with a morning drive through the Mall of Asia complex, the Coconut Palace, the Cultural Center of the Philippines and Rizal Park on your way to the old walled city of Intramuros. Our first visit is to Casa Manila, a reconstructed Spanish home from the mid-1800s. This colonial lifestyle museum, holds furniture and artwork ranging from the 17th to early 20th century. It showcases the lifestyle of upper class Filipinos at the turn of the century. Our next stop is the San Agustin Church and Museum. Designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1993 its walls have stood as a mute witness to Philippine history. Beside the Church is the Museum featuring a rich collection of Spanish-era church vestments, furniture and religious artwork. After lunch our tour proceeds to Makati City, the country´s premier financial district. We will drive past Saints Peter and Paul Parish (Makati´s f...

  • Full Day Tour Villa Escudero Plantation

    5. Full Day Tour Villa Escudero Plantation

    A convenient and refreshing escape from the hustle and bustle of the city, take this chance to recharge your batteries and enjoy a variety of activities in the rural setting of the Escudero Coconut Plantation. About a two hour drive south of Metro Manila, this quaint and historic estate is set amidst a pastoral grove inside a coconut plantation, a picturesque showcase of old plantation life. Guests will tour the plantation on board a carabao drawn cart while serenaded by a native band. This resort estate also has its own museum which houses the Escudero Family’s vast and interesting collection of historic, religious and cultural artifacts, some dating back to pre-Hispanic times. The highlight of your day may be sitting down to a sumptuous lunch served beneath a man made dam with your feet immersed in cool rushing waters from a nearby lagoon. A swim in Villa Escudero’s spring-fed pools w...

  • Las Casas Filipinas de Acuzar Tour

    6. Las Casas Filipinas de Acuzar Tour

    Explore the historical Principalia or noble-class mansions on this tour of Las Casas Filipinas. Discover the House of Stone or Bahay na Bato and the Wooden Stilt houses that were once old and decaying architectural pieces of a bygone era. Now they are restored in a picturesque setting reminiscent of a Juan Luna or Amorsolo paintings. These architectural treasures have been carefully and painstakingly reconstructed from different parts of the country and rebuilt brick by brick. They stand resplendent with pride against a backdrop of majestic mountains, expansive rice fields, and a running river that flows to the sea. At Las Casas Filipinas de Acuzar, the legacy of our forefathers and the beautiful Filipino traditions live on. It is a step back into the past, reliving the age- old traditions and practices distinct to our culture without leaving the luxury and comforts of the modern world...

  • Manila: Unlimited Data Portable Pocket WiFi Rental

    7. Manila: Unlimited Data Portable Pocket WiFi Rental

    Keep in touch with family and friends whilst in Manila and anywhere around the Philippines with a 4G Portable WiFi rental, providing high-speed internet access to your smartphone, tablet, and computer at just the touch of a button. You will be provided with a chargeable device that generates internet service for up to 5 electronic devices. Enjoy high-speed 4G internet access wherever you want, whenever you want with coverage across the country. Simply pick up your device at Manila Airport at the appropriate terminal, learn how to use the device from your helpful staff, and walk around the streets of Manila with high-speed internet service to search for best restaurants, travel spots, and share them on your social media! Select the relevant option and be aware that you need to select the number of days based on device pickup and drop-off dates.

  • Manila: Private Filipino Cooking Class with a Local

    8. Manila: Private Filipino Cooking Class with a Local

    Get to know your local host, who learned everything about cooking from her grandmother who she watched cook fresh lunches and dinners every day growing up. Learn about Filipino cooking from her 10 years of experience as a chef and creating recipes for dairy companies and restaurants. If you would like to experience shopping for local produce, choose the option to a visit to an open-air market guided by your host. Get acquainted with seasonal produce as well as local and international cooked foods. Be welcomed into your host's home in Quezon City with a warm smile and a fresh juice. Visit the her vegetable garden where she grows lemongrass and calamansi, a distinctive Filipino citrus fruit that she uses to flavor her food. Then join her in her kitchen, where she will teach you to prepare Filipino dishes, using family recipes. Choose between a hands-on lesson and a cooking demon...

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based on 259 reviews

We took the Tagaytay Ridge tour for a chance to get and see some beyond Metro Manila . It was a good day with an interesting variety of activities. We enjoyed seeing the ex-Marcos Palace and the views of the volcano in the lake were lovely. Then we stopped for a delicious lunch at Max's Restaurant. Finally, the visit to the church with the bamboo organ was also very interesting. We were lucky too, as there was a wedding that afternoon so were got to hear the organ played. Our guide was very knowledgeable, friendly and polite. All-in-all it was a great day out.

beautiful scenes. The key was a great guide who knows so much. Thank you Fernando. Next trip, we want to take the horseback ride to get closer.

An excellent experience with a lot of information and fun. We can only recommend the tour. Very good guide and driver.

It is a very complete tour . Very interesting and got in one dat a very good vieuw of Manila

Guide knew a lot of interesting topic about the trip