Intramuros Bambike Tour

Cultural & Theme Tours in San Luis Potosí

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• Cycle through the streets of Intramuros, one of the oldest parts of Manila• Hop on a bamboo bike (Bambike) made with durable and all-natural bamboo and abaca materials• Each bike is meticulously handcrafted by craftsmen dubbed as Bambuilders, taking up to four months• Get an authentic perspective of Philippine colonial life from your local English-speaking guide• Visit at least 5-10 historical sites, including Fort Santiago, Rizal Shrine, and Casa Manila
ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productStop At: Bambike Ecotours Intramuros9:30 am or 2:30 pm meet up at Bambike Ecotours HQ in Intramuros, Manila, 10:00 am or 3:00 pm start of tour.Duration: 30 minutesStop At: Plaza San Luis, San Luis Potosi, Central Mexico and Gulf CoastThe Plaza San Luis is located inside the old Intramuros, named after one of the old barrios. This is a cultural-cum-commercial complex currently composed of five houses - Casa Manila, Casa Urdaneta, Casa Blanca, Los Hidalgos and El Hogar Filipino. Plaza Ruis will eventually consist of 9 houses representing different eras in Filipino-Hispanic architecture. Aside from gift and specialty shops, the complex has a museum at Casa Manila, containing late 19th century and early 20th century furniture found in a typical Filipino illustrado or the priviledged class homeDuration: 10 minutesStop At: Japanese CannonThis is actually a Japanese naval gun that has been removed from their battleship and installed in Intramuros as their last line of defense against the Americans during the battle of Manila in Feb. 1945.The gun that has been missed by US bomber planes during their air raid before the start of liberation of Manila.Duration: 10 minutesStop At: Puerta Real GardensPuerta Real Gardens in Intramuros is a Wedding Reception Venue located in General Luna corner Real Streets, Manila, Metro Manila.Duration: 10 minutesStop At: Baluarte de San Diego, Manila, Metro Manila, LuzonBaluarte De Dilao is a stone defensive bulwark that was part of the original fortification of Intramuros. It dates back to 1592 and is named after the Japanese enclave it faced when it was built.Duration: 10 minutesStop At: Puerta del ParianPuerta del Parian played a crucial role in Philippine’s history, from the time of the Spaniards to the swift British occupation of Manila in 1762-1764. However, prior to that, many enterprising Chinese, most of them, rice traders trade goods in this market. It is because trading at those times, though simply conducted on a know-you basis and to some extent, barter-trade by nature relies heavily on the Pasig river. Pasig River passes very near this gate at Puerta del Parian making it convenient for carrying loads of rice and selling it to merchants in other parts of Manila.Duration: 10 minutes

What’s included

  • Local English speaking guide
  • Bike and helmet rental
  • Bottled Mineral water
  • Entrance fee to Fort Santiago (Intramuros Experience)
  • Mocktails (Sunset Tour)
  • Entry/Admission - Bambike Ecotours Intramuros

What’s not included

  • Gratuities (recommended)
  • Insurance