Manila Layover Tour
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Manila Layover Tour

$50.00

Product By : Grace

Experience luxury in Manila, through a private & custom tour. Enjoy the personalized attention of a local tour guide. The pricing is per-tour, not per-person. For your long layover, maximize your time with a “vacation inside the vacation”. QUESTIONS? Login and send me a MESSAGE!

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Tour Description

Manila Layover Tour

Its more fun in the Philippines

Philippines is a country diversified into different cultures. Since we are having 7107 islands each island offers much exciting things to do which differs from one another. We have a rich history, culture and lots of areas that offer good things for leisure: beaches to relax, mountains to climb, century old churches to walk, cities to have some fun, people to mix up with and more. We can combine historical,cultural and leisure fun of tours in the Philippines. I offer airport transfer and a private layover tour!

Manila Layover Tour

Manila Layover Tour

Manila has a reputation as a congested, polluted concrete jungle, and is often overlooked as a mere stopover for travelers aiming to reach other Philippine provinces or islands. To an extent this reputation is deserved, but Manila is nevertheless rapidly developing and has its own rich history and experiences to offer. The city is sprawling, bustling, and culturally complicated, with a colorful multi-cultural heritage and varied nightlife.

For over three centuries Manila was colonised and administered by Spain which left an enduring architectural heritage throughout the Philippines, especially with respect to churches, forts and other colonial buildings which can still be seen in the ruins of Intramuros, built in the late 16th century. Manila began as a settlement on the banks of the Pasig River, and its name originates from “Maynilad,” referring to the mangrove plant known as Nilad, which was abundant in the area. Prior to the arrival of the Spanish in the 16th century, Manila was home to Muslim-Malays, who were descended from the Arabs, Indians, East Asians and other Southeast Asians. In 1571, 50 years after Magellan’s discovery of the islands, Spanish conquistador Miguel López de Legazpi claimed the Philippines as a colony and established Manila as its capital. Manila was also briefly colonised by the British for two years. Manila was also part of the Spanish East Indies until 1898, when the U.S. took over the Philippines after the Spanish-American War.

Manila was first sought by the Spaniards, then the Americans. The Spaniards wanted a counterbalance to the expanding Portuguese empire which had almost taken a big slice of the pie in the lucrative Spice Trade. They got it through Manila, so strategically placed between China together with the rest of Asia, and Mexico – the next closest transit point for goods onwards from Asia to Europe.


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Additional Information

Tour type:

Cultural, City

Activity Level:

Light

Kid Friendly:

Yes. Let me know the ages of your children and I’ll adjust the tour for them.

What's Included:

My services as your personal driver-guide, local taxes, VAT, tolls and baggage charges.

What's Extra:

Meals, entrance fees if applicable

Transportation Method:

Private and Public Vehicle, A/C climate-controlled, expertly kept and maintained.

Wheelchair accessible vehicle:

No

End location:

Unless otherwise directed all customers will be dropped off at the same location as their pickup.

Licensed Tour Guide:

It’s not required

Spoken Languages:

English

Radius distance from pick-up point:

30 miles (50 Km)

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