8 Tours and Activities
Around Metro Manila
You Can Book via Klook
By Therese Aseoche
Klook.com, Asia’s largest in-destination services booking platform, just launched their Manila-based branch this year and, at the same time, made available a number of tours and activities in Metro Manila and select tourist destinations in the Philippines for instant and hassle-free booking.
So if you’ve got no idea what to do over long weekends and holidays but want to get out and about in the city, then check out these must-dos!
Discover Manila’s rich history and culture by booking the Manila Museum Tour which takes you on a drive to some of Manila’s famous museums, including Casa Manila, San Agustin Church and Museum, and The National Museum of Manila.
You can also book the Makati Museum Tour to visit the city’s three major museums — the Yuchengco Museum, the Neilson Tower which had once been the country’s first airport and is now a fine dining restaurant, and the Ayala Museum.
Manila City Tour
Why not explore Manila like it’s your first time? In the Manila City Tour, you get to visit key historical sights, old districts and architectural landmarks including the American Memorial & Cemetery, Intramuros, and Fort Santiago.
How does exploring cities on an eco-friendly bike sound? Klook offers three different Bambike Tours: around Intramuros, Bonifacio Global City, and Poblacion. In the Intramuros Tour, you’ll get an authentic perspective on Philippine colonial life as you travel through the streets of old Manila. In the BGC Tour, you’ll go sightseeing around the district to the different art murals that BGC is known best for. Meanwhile, the Poblacion Tour takes you to Makati’s best spots for dining, drinking, and shopping.
Taal Volcano Trekking Adventure
If you have yet to experience trekking to the world’s smallest active volcano, then don’t think twice about booking this trip with your barkada. This tour includes a ride from Manila to Talisay, a leisurely trek to Taal Volcano’s crater, and then a delicious lunch overlooking the relaxing Tagaytay scenery.
Hike to Mt. Pinatubo
You can also opt to go on a more thrilling hike to Mt. Pinatubo with your friends. It will be an 18-hour long private tour with transportation from Manila to the jump-off point and back. The trek takes at least two and a half hours but it will all be worth it once you reach the summit and marvel at the breathtaking view of the pristine and untouched Crater Lake.
Manila Ocean Park and City Day Tour
Here’s a tour that kids and kids at heart would enjoy. At the Manila Ocean Park and City Day Tour, you get to explore sites around Makati, Forbes Park, the American Cemetery and Memorial, Rizal Park, Intramuros and Fort Santiago. Then, you get to indulge in an all-you-can-eat lunch buffet at Liquid Pool and Lounge before spending the rest of the day having fun at Manila Ocean Park!
Dinner Buffet and Cultural Show
You won’t experience old Manila quite like at Barbara’s. Located at Intramuros, Barbara’s Heritage Restaurant, known for its Spanish interior and authentic Filipino cuisine, is “a destination in its own right.” Booking a dinner buffet treats you to delicious Pinoy comfort food like Beef Kare-Kare and Chicken Adobo, before you’re entertained by a cultural performance.
Walk This Way Tour with Carlos Celdran
If you’ve always been curious about Carlos Celdran’s quirky yet educational walking tours, you can finally book a slot with him through Klook’s Walk This Way Tour. With him, you will learn about Philippine architecture, culture, and heritage as you stroll through Manila’s streets, and then experience riding a horse-drawn carriage to San Agustin Church, the oldest church in Manila, and finally indulge in a refreshing bowl of a halo-halo!
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