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Manila Layover Tour: Overnight City sightseeing with Round-Trip Airport Transfer
"Immerse yourself in Manila’s past and present with this semi-independent tour including your choice of overnight accommodation in Makati with breakfast. Relax in the serene and tranquil ambience of the Y2 Residence Hotel amid dramatic black-and-white decor. Or upgrade to the 5-star luxury Fairmont Makati for a more spacious accomm"""Stay overnight in Manila in your choice of standard studio or deluxe accommodation and explore Makati and Old Manila on a half-day sightseeing tour. Meet your private guide in the morning or afternoon and receive an overview of Philippine history as you travel by air-conditioned vehicle to sites like Fort Santiago and the UNESCO-listed you can enjoy the flexibility of exploring at your own pace. This semi-independent experience includes breakfast and round-trip airport transfers."title=HL&1=Semi-independent+overnight+tour+with+hotel+accommodation+in+Manila&2=Hear+informative+commentary+from+a+professional+guide+on+a+morning+or+afternoon+half-day+tour&3=Enjoy+sightseeing+in+Manila+and+the+City+of+Makati+by+private+vehicle&4=Drive+t
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Manila Old and New: Sightseeing Tour Including Intramuros and Fort Santiago
"After pickup from your Manila hotel at your selected departure time embark on a fully guided sightseeing tour beginning in the heart of the country’s financial center -- Makati. Travel aboard an air-conditioned vehicle and drive along Ayala Boulevard stopping briefly at Nielson Tower home to the Filipinas Heritage Library. Then drive past Forbes Park an exclusive residential enclave dubbed ‘Millionaire's Row’ on your way to visit the American Cemetery and Memorial to pay tribute to the fallen soldiers of World War II.Continue to Old Manila via the scenic Roxas Boulevard
From $48.00
 
Manila Super Saver: Manila Sightseeing plus Tagaytay Tour with Taal Volcano
"Morning: Tagaytay TourAfter pickup from your Manila hotel your guide will take you on 1-hour drive to the picturesque city of Tagaytay located on a ridge 2250 feet (686 meters) above sea level.When you arrive visit Palace in the Sky the ‘rest house’ of former President Ferdinand Marcos. Admire gorgeous panoramic views of Taal Lake which surrounds Taal Volcano
From $118.00

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watch for your belongings

Pick pockets and boy they're good at it too! do not flash your jewelry , if possible dont wear them unless your in a secure area such as hotels. walking around the place can be dangerous too,...
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Minnieg
Oct 28, 2004

Beware Of Snatchers

When driving in an open vehicle (ie. jeepneys, tricycles, pedicabs etc), make sure your valuables are out of sight from potential snatchers. Problem areas are in an around Tondo, Divisoria, etc. Trust...
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wreckloose
Feb 03, 2004

5. Changing Money

Do not attempt to change dollars on the black market (e.g. Santa Cruz) unless you are with another person, preferably someone who speaks Tagalog. It is dangerous because people know you are carrying...
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Ric
Dec 07, 2003

Never and Never.....

When you are in Manila or anywhere in the Philippines, better to remember these NEVER & NEVER TIPS!1. NEVER leave your things/valuables unattended, otherwise you will NEVER see it again!2. NEVER...
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shintarojon
Dec 10, 2003

Unscupulous Airport Taxi Drivers

Beware of the taxis lining up at the 'Waiting Area' just outside the domestic airport. They're cunningly evil. Imagine, I already asked the driver if he's cab is metered and he answered yes. My fault...
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nimato
Jul 30, 2007

4. Hiring Taxis

When entering a taxi, tell the driver where you want to go and insist that he turn on the meter. If he says it is broken or for some other reason he won't turn it on, tell him to stop and get out of...
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Ric
Dec 07, 2003

Bring Less Valuables and Loads of Common Sense

A lot of the warnings here are from people who really don't know a thing about what to visit and what not to do in Manila. As a native Manilan who's long since moved out, I would recommend you do your...
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Flameandcitron
Jul 29, 2012

Do not take candy (or anything) from strangers!

Remember those warnings you give your kids about taking candy from strangers? Tourists in Manila, please heed them. There have been countless cases of Western and Asian tourists waking up somehwere...
kat88
Nov 29, 2004

manila robbery

Attivan scam In Manila.In Manilla beware of gangs that put something in your drink to pass you out.They do it even in a bar, and then tell the bar tender that you got drunk, if he cares at all.And...
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wanderingfox
Jun 18, 2008

BUY A LOCAL SIM CARD FOR YOUR CELL PHONE

When in Manila, it is advisable that you ditch your carrier's SIM card and buy a local one for your duration in the Philippines. Since most US and European providers overcharge on international...
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malbari
Sep 24, 2004

don't stand too close to the street!

when you're walking and/or crossing the street make sure to stand a few meters away from the edge of the sidewalk and keep your bags close to your body. and don't ever use your cellphone! manila is...
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uysijessa
Jun 11, 2007

philippine Manila travel tips

Most flight into Manila are usally delayed if your going to meet some one there at the airport be aware the getting through customs is a hassle and or luggage area is over crowded. causing even longer...
ceciltraveler1
Mar 30, 2007
 
 
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Luneta - Rizal Park

This is the equivalent of Central Park New York . The Philippines has somethiing to offer similar - what they call the Rizal Park (formerly Luneta Park ) located at the capital city of Manila . It is...
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Intramuros

This building stands out like a sore thumb in the Spanish historic walled city of Intramuros and the developer should be shot. It is called BF Condominium and is situated next to the ruins of the...
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Pasig River

Quite a few barges are tugged up and down the Pasig River, usually transporting fuel to different depots. Oil spills have occurred on the river which is already heavy polluted, so think twice about...
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Chinatown

Just near the Goodwill Gate you will come across this Feng Shui Store which is a popular place for the local Chinese to buy their Feng Shui items and Yin Yang Charms. The store is packed to the...
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Malate

Malate District, together with the Ermita District, is the main tourist districts of the City of Manila and both districts have their seedier and sleazy areas as this are the main tourists areas and...
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Museo Pambata

An enjoyable place for the young ones, as well as the young once, Museo Pambata at the north end of Roxas Blvd. is an enjoyable place that excites and stirs my kids' inquisitive minds. Combiming...
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