Private Half-Day Shore Excursion The Local Way in Manila

Shore Excursions in Philippines

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Observe local colors as you venture out in the morning on a ferry ride along Pasig River. Be like the locals when they travel to work by riding the jeepney, local train and a three-wheeled motorbike known as the ‘kuliglig’.
Learn more about the country’s culture and join a tour of the capital like no other. Feel the pulse of the city as the day goes by. Experience and be like the locals when they travel to work by riding the jeepney, PNR train and a 3-wheeled motorbike known as the ‘kuliglig’ or the ‘tricykad’. Observe local color as you venture out in the morning on a ferry ride along Pasig River, a major tidal estuary of Manila Bay. Take a trip around the old walls of Intramuros in a horse-drawn carriage called ‘calesa’, and watch history unfold before your eyes as your cochero points out interesting landmarks along the way. Continue on to Chinatown in Binondo where you walk the whole length of the street full of herbal stores, jewelry shops and other oriental knick-knacks. Drop by an authentic Chinese tea house for some refreshments before finally hailing a ‘tricykad’ to the Philippine National Railway Station, the country’s oldest commuter rail service that was established in 1892. The tour ends with a train ride back to Buendia Station, passing through one of the country’s most densely populated areas. Get off to grab a jeepney back to the port.

What’s included

  • Free pickup and drop-off at the entrance/exit gate of pier 15
  • All taxes, fees and handling charges
  • Entrance fees
  • Local English speaking tour guide
  • Refreshments

What’s not included

  • Meal
  • Gratuities (optional)
  • Personal expenses
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