WITHIN THE WALLS OF MANILA
Metropolitan Manila, located in the middle of the 7,107 (and counting) islands of the Philippines, is the country’s capital; home to business districts, an interesting mix of local culture, and incredibly warm people.
Interestingly, it is also home to horrible traffic, ridiculous crime rates, and… extra judicial killings – and these are reasons why most tourists and backpackers tend to put off the city and exclude it altogether in their visit to the Philippines.
Amidst all the “bad” stuff, Manila (with its warmth) is still very much welcoming. More than just a jumping point to historical sites in Luzon and the famous islands in Visayas, Manila is a destination in itself especially with the good mix of historical cities and modern towns. There are many ways to spend 3 days in the capital, but here’s a sample mix of old and modern (Metro) Manila.
DAY 1: ARRIVAL - MANILA
ARRIVAL AT NINOY INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT, MEET AND GREET BY A REPRENTATIVE TO BE TRANSFERRED TO PRFERRED HOTEL/RESTORT FOR CHECK IN. ENJOY FREE LEISURE TIME.
DAY 2: MANILA CITY TOUR (B)
AFTER BREAKFAST, PICK UP FOR MANILA CITY TOUR: VISIT/S: FORT SANTIAGO, CASA MANILA, SAN AGUSTIN PARISH & MUSEUM, INTRAMUROS, ROVING TOUR: BOULEVARD, MAKATI BUSINESS CENTER, SM MALL OF ASIA
DAY 3: DEPARTURE (B)
AFTER BREAKFAST, ENJOY FREE LEISURE TIME UNTIL CHECK-OUT. PICK UP BY A REPRESENTATIVE TO BE TRANSFERRED TO AIRPORT FOR DEPARTURE (PICK UP STANDARD CHECK OU TIME: 1200H