Colorful jeepneys snake through Metro Manila's major roads and by-ways, making them an essential part of contemporary Philippine culture. These flamboyantly painted public transportation vehicles are descendants of US Army-issued surplus jeeps from World War II which were reconstructed by ingenious Filipinos into passenger vehicles. Enjoy an extraordinary experience that is uniquely Filipino by riding in an air-conditioned jeepney whilst taking in the sights of Manila.
Pick up at the entrance/exit gate of pier 15 and enjoy an extraordinary experience that is uniquely Filipino by riding in an air-conditioned jeepney whilst taking in the sights of Manila. Visit Rizal Park, named in honor of the country’s national hero, Dr. Jose Rizal. After a picture stop, proceed to Intramuros to visit the remnants of Spain’s conquistadores. Venture into Fort Santiago in its strategic location overlooking the Pasig River and Manila Bay and stroll along its ramparts. Continue to San Agustin Church, the only church built within Intramuros that has survived the collective onslaught of numerous calamities. Across the San Agustin Church is Casa Manila, a reproduction of a 19th century house equipped with oriental and European décor, as well as Philippine antique furniture. Crossing the Pasig River, move on to the Chinese Cemetery, a virtual ‘town for the dead’ complete with streets and houses. Be awed by its ostentatious mausoleums, some of which are two-story high, equipped with air-conditioning units, kitchens, furniture, stained-glass windows, running water and electricity. Winding our way through traffic, end up in a small side street in La Loma, Quezon City, where rows of native food stalls selling lechon line up the street. Every size and shape of pig sucklings can be observed roasting in charcoal pits - a mouth-watering feast for the hearty gourmand. End the tour with a drive by the narrow street of Dimasalang and the busy highway along Quiapo which houses the Shrine of the Black Nazarene, a 17th century miraculous life-size statue of Christ bearing the cross. Drop off at the port.