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Manila, the capital of the Philippines, is a city where different cultures intermingle and where history and modernity live in harmony. It is home to the Intramuros, the old town left behind by the Spanish colonists, and the lively Chinatown, which is the first and oldest Chinatown in the world. The modern shopping malls in Manila are interspersed with old-fashioned street vendors, and solemn museums meet lively discotheque bars in the city.

Before enjoying the beauty of the Philippine beaches and islands, walking through this bustling city and experiencing the unique Filipino culture will help you understand more about this country of a thousand islands.

As a local travel agency, we have handpicked the most classic and popular Manila tour packages covering all the major attractions in and around Manila as your best choice for a stopover in the Philippines.

Most Recommended Manila City Tour Packages

Here are the most recommended tour packages in Manila and surrounding attractions, which could take you fully explore this capital city with nearby highlights.
3 Days Manila City Essence Tour
Through the 3 days tour in Manila, you'll get a real taste of the pulsating Philippine capital - Manila.
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4 Days Taal Volcano Tour from Manila
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Spend 4 days in the Philippines to explore the capital city Manila and adventure to Taal Volcano.
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5 Days Manila and Island Hopping Tour
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This sightseeing tour will take you to explore the essentials in the Philippine capital and its surrounding islands in a short five days.
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5 Days Classic Manila Tour
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This 5-day Philippines tour gives you the chance to explore the lovely and vibrant capital city of Manila, with getaways to popular Subic Island and Puerto Galera nearby.
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5 Days Philippines Family Tour Near Manila
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This 5-day Philippines tour is perfect for those looking for a short family vacation near Manila, with excursions to two popular destinations from the capital.
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5 Days Puerto Galera Tour from Manila
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If you only have a short vacation and prefer to enjoy a beach getaway near Manila, this 5-day Philippines tour is a perfect choice, without any plane ride.
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Tailor Make Your Philippines Tour

Although few tourists stay in Manila for a long time since it is always the stopover in a Philippines tour, there are many things to do in Manila for first-time visitors.
Walk through the old walled city of Intramuros to experience the Spanish colonial history, savor the unique Filipino cuisine in Binondo, or enjoy the sunset at Manila Bay are all worth your stay in Manila.
Even the heavy traffic, the hot sun, or the crowded and noisy markets will make for a great travel experience.
This is Manila, orderly during the chaos, old and modern.

Manila Travel FAQs

1. When is the best time to visit Manila?

The best time to visit Manila is from November to April, which is also known as the dry season in the Philippines. During this period, the climate is comfortable, with less rainfall and an average temperature of around 25 degrees. This is ideal for outdoor sightseeing.

After May, the temperature in Manila rises gradually, reaching up to 37 degrees. This is the hottest time of the year.

June to October is the rainy season in Manila and the climate is hot and humid. However, the rainy season is characterized by rain showers that do not last long. If you visit Manila during this time, come prepared with rain gear and pay attention to the local weather forecasts.

2. How many days are enough to visit Manila?

Manila is usually the starting point or stopover for trips to the Philippines. Most tourists do not stay here for very long.

Generally, 2 to 3 days are enough to visit the main attractions of Manila. If you have more time to spare, you can also take a day tour to nearby Manila, such as the 1 day Taal Volcano hike tour from Manila and the one-day beach tour from Manila.

3. How to travel around Manila?

Even though there are regular taxis and public buses, the best way to travel around Manila is to book a ride through the Grab app. It is more comfortable and safe to keep you away from committing scams that usually happened while taking local taxis.

You may also see a special vehicle running on the streets of Manila. It is called Jeepneys, which is an iconic part of Philippines culture. Just like its fancy outlook, it could be an unforgettable experience to take a public jeepney. If you don’t care about the chaos and want to experience something different, you can have a try.

There are metros in Manila, but the subway is always crowded and hot. If you are not familiar with the local subway system and are in a hurry, this is not a good way to travel around the city.

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