Treat your taste buds to a gastronomic feast with this 3.5-hour food tour of Binondo, the world's oldest Chinatown located in the center of Manila. You'll meet up with your tour group at Minor Basilica of St. Lorenzo Ruiz, more than 400 years old and commonly known as Binondo Church, before you begin exploring the area's engaged streets. Learn about the history of the area from your foodie tour guide, who will take you to popular landmarks in the area like Plaza Calderon dela Barca, Basilica de San Lorenzo Ruiz, and Ongpin Street. As you make your way through Chinatown, you'll also get to snack on some tasty snacks from the local vendors! The menu varies day-to-day, depending on the guide and the group, but some of the tour's staple dishes are dumplings from Dong Bei, hopia, siopao, and lumpia. The tour ends with a stop at a local vendor known for selling delicacies, a perfect souvenir to bring home for friends and family!
Dive into the Manila local experience with this exciting food tour! Feast your eyes and stomachs on traditional Filipino cuisine – an interesting mix Spanish, Chinese, and other colonial influences, known as one of the best cuisine fusions in the world. Led by resident foodies, get ready to tickle your tastebuds as you embark on a 4-restaurant journey on this side of town! Enjoy Spanish dishes such as tapa, paella, and a variety of seafood dishes at Casa Armas – all of which has an assortment of its Filipino counterparts in various regions of the country. For Chinese, Szechuan House offers native favorites such as fried rice, xiao long bao, hakaw, and more. This restaurant is famous among old locals and considered an institution in Manila. Next up is Café Adriatico, a Spanish-Mediterranean fusion restaurant that has been around for almost 40 years. Indulge in their signature Spare Ribs Adobo or Salpicao Rice for that Filipino twist. And don't you dare miss the Authentic Spanish Hot Chocolate served in a cute, IG-worthy mug. Right towards the end of the tour is the Seaside Dampa, where you can experience fresh-off-the-market seafood dishes. Dampa is comprised of 13 restaurants so you better make sure you get to the right place. The Old Manila Food Crawl guarantees you'll have a wonderful time during your stay in the metropolis. Because Every visit is worth the money if you're looking to blend more into Manila's local scene.
Experience Laguna's cultural heritage with an unforgettable tour at a former sugarcane plantation, the Villa Escudero resort! Learn the sweet history of this popular site as your English speaking guide takes you around. Conveniently located near Manila, this summer destination is ideal for those who are looking for a quick break from the hustle and bustle of the metropolis. Upon arriving at the resort, you will be handed a refreshing welcome drink to prepare you for the upcoming adventure around the plantation. Enjoy a sumptuous Filipino buffet lunch in front of a waterfall with your family and friends. Seize your day at the villa as this package includes carabao cart rides, bamboo rafting, and use of swimming pool and outdoor recreational facilities.
Bianca and Paula did a wonderful job guiding us through Manila. Everything was perfectly organised with private van and driver. It’s was a great opportunity to discover the Filipino cuisine. My absolute favourite dish was bibingka.
We highly recommend this tour especially because it’s not only covering Binondo, the oldest Chinatown, but also Malate and the famous Dampa seafood street. You won’t be hungry after this tour!
Great food tour if you only have limited number of days to explore Manila's street, our guide & driver are friendly and very informative, learnt quiet a few history along the trip. This is perfect for a family as it is not that easy to get around and explore the foods in the city especially with a big group.
Definitely worth it!
1. The cultural show (go on days with cultural shows) - Fri Sat Sun
2. Carabao cart ride with folk singing
3. Lunch by the waterfall - be early!
4. Bamboo rafting
5. One of a kind museum (interesting stuff)
Our driver was also very good. Overall, we had a lot of fun!
There was so many activities included in the package. Transportation was easy at the Moa Starbucks. Beautiful venue, entertaining cultural show, rafting was a blast to figure out, and the waterfall buffet was an event to remember. All of the food served was fresh, flavorful and tender. You need to check this out. The pick up time states 3, but it is more around 3:30-3:45 as the cultural show does not end until 3:15.
brought here my ofw mother and two aunties and they enjoyed this trip very much. they seldom get to go home in the Philippines and they appreciate the Filipino atmosphere, food, and ambiance in Villa Escudero. Buffet food is not too many but is definitely delicious. Swimming pool is clean and cozy. our klook driver is kind and took care of what was needed to give us a comfy and enjoyable tour.
Villa Escudero is great and full of surprises! It's larger than I thought it would be, with a lot of grounds and gardens where you can take photos. There are also several playgrounds where kids can play.
We were surprised with the vast collection they had in the museum, featuring some really rare and historical artifacts. From the museum, you take the carabao ride to go to the waterfall buffet area. It was pleasant, and you get serenaded during the ride. Eating by the waterfall was quite the experience. It's slippery though so you have to be very careful. The food was great, but I may be a bit biased since they served all of my favorite Filipino dishes. We tried rafting after, which thankfully doesn't come with additional payment. You only get to raft in a small portion of the river, which is fine for us since we just wanted to try it out, and didn't want to go too far anyway. We also got to watch the cultural presentation (only happens on weekends), which was very enjoyable, and featured a lot of dances from different periods from all over the Philippines.
The drive to and from Villa Escudero was very smooth. Our driver was very accommodating, and even allowed us to have stopovers to buy fruits along the way. (In case you get confused, the meetup place is in front of the Starbucks that's connected to the main mall, across the huge globe at MoA.)
All in all, the package is definitely worth it!