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Motu Proprio

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Motu Proprio

This program is still under development. Please explore our other tours to book available programs.

Explore the Filipino’s own brand of Catholicism and how it shaped the Philippines that you know today in this enlightening and inspiring tour of the most notable Catholic churches in the Philippines: the Manila Cathedral and the San Agustin Church.

Long: A pilgrimage, a tour, an adventure, and an everything else in between! The Motu Proprio tour takes you on a journey of discovery by delving deep into the core of the Filipino’s social identity: Catholicism.

The unparalleled professional guiding expertise of Manila For A Day is paired with rare and exclusive access to parts of these iconic churches to create a deeply engrossing and memorable experience that you won’t soon forget.

Enjoy in-depth discussions of the Filipino people’s social identity as you discuss with our expert cultural navigators how the introduction of Catholicism in the Philippines shaped the very identity of the Filipino people that you meet today. Explore in detail how the Catholic Church in the Philippines has influenced, both for the better, and for the worst, everything about the Philippines. From our politics, our economy, the very perception of the Filipinos of the world around them—all of these were molded by our experience with Catholicism as an arm of Spanish colonialism.
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​RESERVATION POLICIES
• All Manila For A Day tours are individually booked; we do not mix groups to preserve the quality of our programs.
• Only full payment guarantees your reservation. If payment is not settled by a certain time, we reserve the right to open your requested schedule to other interested parties.
• Check payments must be cleared seven (7) banking days before the date of the tour.
• Prices are exclusive of taxes.

​TARDINESS POLICIES
• In case of tardiness, the guide will only wait up to a maximum of 30 minutes— after which the tour will be deemed canceled with no eligibility for a refund.
• This policy is non-negotiable.


​REFUND POLICIES
• Payments are only fully refundable if cancellations are made four (4) days or ninety-six (96) hours before the scheduled tour. Payments are non-refundable if cancellation is made three (3) days or seventy-two (72) hours prior to the scheduled tour or later.
• Reservations are non-transferable but may be rebooked provided a formal request is sent via e-mail no later than four (4) days or ninety-six (96) hours before the scheduled tour. Reservations may only be rebooked once and are subject to availability of schedules on Manila For A Day’s calendar. You may only reschedule within 14 days of your original tour schedule. It is agreed that Manila For A Day holds final decision on all rebooking requests.
• In the event of force majeure, refunds are issued with an 5% administrative fee.


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Duration

3.5 hours

Schedules

Morning or afternoon upon request

Itinerary

Under development

Inclusions

Under development

Pricing

Under development

Quality Over Quantity

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

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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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