We will meet at the Plaza San Luis Complex within the historic walled city of Intramuros. We will travel back in time, to the Old Manila, as occupied by the Spaniards by taking a walking tour of a typical Filipino Spanish House called Casa Manila. Cross the street to the Oldest Stone Church of the country and explore the Museum that is used as a monastery and marvel at the illusion paintings that adorns the church walls. The church is one of the 4 Baroque Churches that is a Unesco World Heritage Site for the Philippines. Walk further to see the imposing Manila Cathedral before entering Fort Santiago. The old gateway to the military fort that has become a witness to many historical events. Not many people know that Intramuros is the only place to try Sampaguita (Jasmine) Ice Cream. Trying a scoop is a unique sensory experience! Before we end the day, will take you to the only restaurant that serves them for an optional sampling!
I'm Omar, an Architect. 2 years ago I retired from my day job to pursue a startup featured on CNN Philippines, The Final Pitch (PH version of Shark Tank). Initially, I wanted to establish my own business to have control of my time & finance my love for travels documented on my blog (www.moleinthefoot.blogspot.com) The travel bug bit me first, and is now a Department of Tourism Accredited Tour Guide. Together with my batch mates in the tourism guiding course, we're taking this opportunity to improve and show guests the beauty of our city. I have 10 experiences to offer. I am now creating a tour agency with my batch mates as my core team. On a personal note, I was raised in the historical part of Manila, & my university within the walls of Intramuros. Check out my IG: @omar.palero, @travellingphilippine, & @rainbowasiatravel
All museum entrance tickets and guide fee
Casa Manila Complex A replica of an Old Filipino Spanish House within a complex that includes souvenir shops, restaurants and hotels San Agustin Complex The Oldest Church in the Philippines that also has a Monastery that is converted into a museum, that showcase religious arts Manila Cathedral The seat of the Archbishop of Manila Fort Santiago A park complex rich in history, that features a replica of the National Heroes residence, Jose Rizal
Taxi, is the most convenient transportation from any hotels, but Grab (an app) is the most reliable where the fare is listed prior to departure.