Tours & Activities in and around Metro Manila

Here are ALL of our hand-picked, well-recommended tours and activities in Metro Manila that are sure to entertain and let you explore and experience all the best this city has to offer.

All these you can definitely explore on your own or with a local friend (definitely it will be cheaper that way), but if you are short on time and would like a stress-free tour with a comprehensive and entertaining guide, and the transportation already arranged for and all that, it may be worth going into one of these hand-picked Metro Manila tours. Some great tour picks below are outside the metro, but these trips pick up/drop off at a designated area in Metro Manila. Enjoy.

Manila Museum TourStarts at ₱2680
Manila Museum Tour
Learn about the Philippines' rich history, its unique traditions, art, religion, and diverse culture with a visit to Manila's famed museums. Includes a visit to Casa Manila, the classic San Agustin Church and Museum housing a collection of artifacts & artwork and of course, the National Museum, showcasing various permanent national collections in ethnography, anthropology, archaeology and more. The trip comes with a convenient transfer to and from your hotel.
Manila Airport (MNL) Transfer to the CityStarts at ₱1030
Manila Airport (MNL) Transfer to the City
Easy and convenient transfers between Manila's Ninoy Aquino International Airport (MNL) to the rest of Metro Manila. Convenient pick up service from your hotel or airport by a professional driver and be transported to your destination with complete ease and convenience.
Intramuros Bambike ExperienceStarts at ₱1200
Intramuros Bambike Experience
Embark on a bamboo bike adventure and cycle through the historic streets of old Manila, as well as learn from your guide about walled city's past and secrets. The bamboo bikes (bambikes) are created with fair-trade labor and sustainable building practices, providing the less fortunate with sustainable jobs.
Manila Cultural Dinner Dance ShowStarts at ₱2900
Manila Cultural Dinner Dance Show
Enjoy an evening of dance and musical entertainment in Manila, giving you a firsthand look at the interesting traditions and folk culture of the Philippines. Dine on a scrumptious spread of exotic Filipino dishes and, at the end of the night, join in on the cultural dances you just watched! Free hotel pickup and drop-off included.
Mt. Pinatubo Day Hike from ManilaStarts at ₱5400
Mt. Pinatubo Day Hike from Manila
Experience a 4X4 off road adventure from the base camp to the jump off point, then hike all the way to Mt. Pinatubo's magnificent crater lake. Take in the majestic views of the largest lahar canyon in the world pristine blue green waters while you're at it.
Metro Manila Private Car CharterStarts at ₱3500
Metro Manila Private Car Charter
Explore Manila and the surrounding areas comfortably in a private vehicle driven by a qualified and experienced chauffeur who knows the city very well. Perfect for spontaneous travelers who have no set itinerary.
Makati Museum TourStarts at ₱2781
Makati Museum Tour
Uncover the story of the Philippine's financial, commercial and economic hub and discover Makati with visits to three of the area’s major museums: explore the Ayala Museum (history-focus), Yuchengco Museum (arts-centered), and the art-deco Nielson Tower.
Manila Old & New: Sightseeing Tour including Intramuros & Fort SantiagoStarts at ₱2400
Manila Old & New: Sightseeing Tour including Intramuros & Fort Santiago
Visit Manila in this highly rated tour that's worth the money. Immerse yourself in Manila’s past and present as you travel by comfortable air-conditioned vehicle through the City of Makati and on to Old Manila. Step back in time as you stroll through ancient ruins in historic Intramuros, where you’ll visit UNESCO World Heritage-listed San Agustin Church and Fort Santiago. From your expert and friendly local guide, hear about the Philippines’ interesting Spanish colonial period, as well as its modern-day culture.
Bambike Tour at the posh & artsy BGC DistrictStarts at ₱1200
Bambike Tour at the posh & artsy BGC District
Bike around the artsy Bonifacio Global City (BGC) area and check out/have a photo-op at some impressive street murals in and around this new financial district. The bamboo bikes (bambikes) are created with fair-trade labor and sustainable building practices, providing the less fortunate with sustainable jobs.
Manila Sightseeing and Taal Volcano TourStarts at ₱5900
Manila Sightseeing and Taal Volcano Tour
If you're short in time, then this 2-in-1 day tour might just do the trick. The tour includes a roadtrip from Manila to Tagaytay City, a popular amongst those visiting the metro - Tagaytay is where the famed Taal Volcano is, the world's smallest active volcano. After the roadtrip you'll be taken to Old Manila to see and learn about the its unique history and the rich culture that come with it. A perfect introduction for first-time visitors.
Manila Ocean Park and Old Manila Day TourStarts at ₱3557
Manila Ocean Park and Old Manila Day Tour
Start your day touring around Old Manila and learn about its rich history and its famous landmarks, then head on to nearby Manila Ocean Park to watch, learn from, and interact with the sea animals - after all, the Philippines is in the center of our planet's Marine biodiversity! Also enjoy a delicious lunch buffet at Manila Ocean Park's Liquid Pool and Lounge in between your activities.
Villa Escudero Plantation Tour with Lunch by the FallsStarts at ₱5000
Villa Escudero Plantation Tour with Lunch by the Falls
Villa Escudero resort is nestled deeply into its placid natural surroundings (2.5 hours from Manila - pick up/drop off in Manila), offering scenic views of the Philippine countryside. One must-see part of the tour is a museum of archaeological artifacts and private collections of antique relics from periods ranging from Pre-History, Spanish colonial times and World War II. Local folks will serenade you on board water buffalo (carabao)-drawn carts that transport you going to a man-made waterfall that provides hydroelectric power to the plantation. Lunch is served at the foot of the falls on tables set right on top of the gently flowing water. This is one resort where no shirt and no shoes are definitely no issue.
Poblacion Makati Bambike TourStarts at ₱600
Poblacion Makati Bambike Tour
Get to know what's happening in the hippest part of town! Discover the best spots to eat and drink and also the hidden secrets of Makati City on a leisure bamboo bike ride. The bamboo bikes (bambikes) are created with fair-trade labor and sustainable building practices, providing the less fortunate with sustainable jobs.
Full-Day Taal Volcano Adventure Tour from ManilaStarts at ₱6250
Full-Day Taal Volcano Adventure Tour from Manila
Less than 2 hours from Manila, Tagaytay City offers cooler weather and dramatic views of Taal Lake and Volcano Island. Enjoy an 8-hour adventure trek of the Taal Volcano, where you will cross to Volcano Island by boat (optional horse riding activities on arrival). You will also Visit the tranquil and picturesque Caleruega Church, the Palace in the Sky, and a mushroom burger factory in Tagaytay City - all these in one jam-packed day.
Old Manila WalksVarious Rates (Contact Old Manila Walks)
Old Manila Walks
Take a walking tour through Manila's most historic quarters: Intramuros, San Miguel - Malacañang Palace, Binondo (oldest Chinatown in the world), the Chinese Cemetery and Corregidor Island. The best thing about Old Manila Walks is that the pack is always led by the most knowledgeable and entertaining bunch of tour guides in the metro.
WWII & Corregidor Island: Historical Sightseeing TourFrom ₱6400
WWII & Corregidor Island: Historical Sightseeing Tour
Ride a one-hour ferry from Manila and step into Corregidor Island to learn about the Philippines' role in World War II as told by a knowledgeable guide (and have lunch in the island, too).
Walk This Way Tour with Carlos CeldranStarts at ₱1350
Walk This Way Tour with Carlos Celdran
If you want to walk the streets of Manila and travel back in time with an entertaining and very knowledgeable tour guide, then attending Carlos Celdran's "Walk This Way" Tour is a must. In this enlightening tour, Carlos Celdran gives off  his signature detailed and educational tour complete with funny satire and role play - in fact, Carlos is so good of a tour guide, he has his own Wikipedia page ( Learn about Philippine history and culture with Carlos, plus go on a horse-drawn carriage ride through Manila and end the day with the every refreshing halo-halo dessert!

Walk This Way Tour photo by Anton Diaz used under CC, Corregidor Island photo by Stefan Krasowski used under CC

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