TOURS

Curated experiences
for the discerning traveler

We specialize in creating unique walking tour experiences that narrate the compelling stories of the Filipino people using historic sites as a visual tapestry of our heritage.
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We use history as a lens to try and understand why the Filipinos act the way they do and our clients love our tours because we’re not the usual, boring litany of dates, names, and trivia. We talk about the Filipino people’s place in history and encourage insightful conversations with our guests. Our success with this approach is reflected with how highly rated our reviews are on platforms like TripAdvisor.

This narrative-driven and fact-based approach has led to a more than healthy recognition of the quality of the service that we provide—so much so that we have had many high profile clients on our tours such as former Member of the Legislative Assembly Thomas Lukaszuk of Alberta, Canada, former Deputy Prime Minister Abdullah Dardari of Syria, and even Queen Sofia of Spain.

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3G: God, Gold, & Glory Tour

This signature program is the best tour of Intramuros on the market and has a 100% satisfaction rating among our clients.
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3GX: God, Gold, & Glory EXTENDED Tour

This is an upgraded version of our bestseller, and it’s an expansive tour that takes the 3G Tour program to a whole new level!
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National Treasures

Learn about the stories—and even intrigues—of some of the most precious art pieces in the Philippines.
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Culture Café

Have you ever wondered what the Philippines was like before we became a Spanish colony? Well, now is your chance to find out!
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Motu Proprio

A tour that explores the two most important catholic churches in the city: Manila Cathedral and the San Agustin Church.
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Colors of Manila

A halal food tour and market tour rolled into one. This is an exclusive and unique tour of the colorful district of Quiapo.
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Quality Over Quantity

All Manila For A Day engagements are private. We do not mix groups to preserve the quality of our tours.

Fun But Factual

We aim to enrich your knowledge with factual commentaries. All information can be cited as well.

No Commissions

We partner with other industries to bring you only the best deals. We do not skim from the top or pad at the bottom.

Cruelty-Free

No kalesa (horse-drawn carriage) rides for us, folks! We do not believe in the use of animals for entertainment.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • What is the difference between the 3G and 3GX Tour?
  • May I join another group?
  • Do you serve food and drinks on tour?
  • Do you offer kalesa (horse-drawn carriage) rides?
  • Do you provide transportation?
  • Do you offer customized tours? I want to visit only specific sites.
  • Why are you so expensive?
  • What if there’s less than 5 of us? Do we still have to pay the starting rate?
  • Is there a minimum number of participants for reservations?
  • Can we get a discount? There’s a lot of us.
  • Can I pay on the tour date itself? I don’t want to pay in advance. I just want to reserve a date.
  • I want a shorter tour, can I pay less?
  • Do you offer discounts to tour operators?
  • Can I pay via credit card?
  • I don’t have a Philippine bank account, how else can I pay?
  • I don’t have a PayPal account, how else can I pay?
  • Is there an extra fee for credit card transactions?
  • How will I recognize the guide?
What is the difference between the 3G and 3GX Tour?

The 3G: God, Gold, & Glory Tour is our basic tour program and takes 3 hours to complete. It mostly covers the basics of Philippine history and culture, particularly the foundation of the Philippines as a colony through Spain’s conquest of our islands. We will go through the entire Spanish Colonial history of the Philippines and explain why the root of many Filipino cultural idiosyncrasies. Basically, it’ll tell you why the Filipinos are the way they are today.

The 3GX: God, Gold, & Glory EXTENDED Tour is our best-selling program and takes 4.5 hours to complete. It is an upgraded version of the 3G tour program and covers ALL of Philippine history from the Spanish Colonial Era, to the American Era, all the way to World War II in the Philippines. It is everything the basic 3G tour is, and more! If you love history, this is the tour to take. We guarantee you won’t regret it!

May I join another group?

No. All our tours are private and exclusive to the booking party.

Do you serve food and drinks on tour?

This depends on the tour program. Most of our tours have a snack component but very rarely full meals.

Do you offer kalesa (horse-drawn carriage) rides?

No. We provide walking experiences and do not believe in using animals for entertainment.

Do you provide transportation?

No. We only provide expertly guided walking tours. Once booked, your guide will meet you at the starting point of your tour program.

Do you offer customized tours? I want to visit only specific sites.

No.

Why are you so expensive?

Because you’re paying for real expertise. A Manila For A Day Cultural Navigator is a true expert on the Philippines. Each one has spent years mastering their craft and learning everything they can about the Filipino people, which they then use to weave compelling programs. Given this, we are still actually one of the most competitively priced providers in the city.

What if there’s less than 5 of us? Do we still have to pay the starting rate?

Yes.

Is there a minimum number of participants for reservations?

No, but each tour program has a starting rate. Please refer to the pricing of each program to see how much this particular program is.

Can we get a discount? There’s a lot of us.

We have volume discounts for tour groups with 20 or more participants. Email us at tours@manilaforaday.com for more information.

Can I pay on the tour date itself? I don’t want to pay in advance. I just want to reserve a date.

Only full payment prior to your requested tour date can secure your reservation. Check out the reservation policies of each program for more details.

I want a shorter tour, can I pay less?

No. Our tours are designed to be taken as a whole program and follows a compelling narrative.

Do you offer discounts to tour operators?

Yes. However, we are very selective with our partners. Please send an email to tours@manilaforaday.com.

Can I pay via credit card?

Absolutely! We accept all major internationally recognized credit cards. Credit card payments are processed through PayPal.

I don’t have a Philippine bank account, how else can I pay?

We accept credit card payments using PayPal as our secure payment gateway.

I don’t have a PayPal account, how else can I pay?

You do not need a PayPal account to complete payment. Opt for the “Pay using a credit card” option in your electronic invoice.

Is there an extra fee for credit card transactions?

Yes. Credit card transactions have an additional 4.9% fee.

How will I recognize the guide?

Look for the Manila For A Day I.D. badge and the signature “Time Travel Kit”.

We don’t just do tours.

When you hire Manila For A Day, you’re hiring a company that is conscious about its impact on the big picture, regardless of us being a small enterprise.

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