Start the tour at Santa Cruz Church and walk towards Escolta Street. Get to know the glory days of the former business district of Manila and appreciate the few buildings that survived WWII. Visit small museums hidden inside the old buildings and get know the heritage efforts done through adaptive re use of the structure. Walk to Binondo Church to visit Chinatown, The Oldest in the world, and sample snacks and and meals that made the district popular. Pick up and drop off can be arranged upon request!
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
1 Meal and Snacks
Museum Entrance Fee
Carriedo Fountain Regina Building First United Building and Museum Calvo Building and Museum Burke Building Capitol Theater Binondo Church Chinatown Food Stalls and Restaurants
Seeing the buildings in its present condition may make you feel heartbroken, but this is my way of contributing to its conservation, by bringing guests to appreciate our heritage buildings!
Walk and Eat in Escolta and Chinatown