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Manila For A Day

Intramuros Manila Gen. Luna Street, Manila, Luzon 1002, Philippines
+63 999 196 4715
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Highly Recommended

Dustin's take on history is very different from typical tour guide scripts. He delves into the hows... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Carina C
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This tour was one of the best experiences I had on my trip to the Philippines. My group booked the... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Elizabeth L
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Manila For A Day connects the world to the Filipino soul. From guided tours to workshops and consulting services, we deliver cultural intelligence solutions by creating learning programs that take you on modern day voyages of discovery. Take a unique Manila For A Day experience today and find out why everyone is raving about us!
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Hours Today: 8:15 AM - 5:45 PM
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
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Intramuros Manila Gen. Luna Street, Manila, Luzon 1002, Philippines
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Dustin's take on history is very different from typical tour guide scripts. He delves into the hows and whys of our past, which gives us a better understanding of the Filipino identity. He doesn't talk about the dates and events that are usually in a...More

1  Thank Carina C
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This tour was one of the best experiences I had on my trip to the Philippines. My group booked the 4.5 hour walking tour, and I was not bored for a second! Dustin is so knowledgable and is very generous with that knowledge. Just ask...More

Thank Elizabeth L
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Dustin A, Lead Cultural Navigator at Manila For A Day, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

I am floored, elated, and just humbled by your kind words, Liz! Thank you, thank you, thank you, for taking the time out to write this amazing review! I'm generally just happy to be able to share my nerdiness with people so it's incredibly validating...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

A walking tour with Dustin is a great way to spend half a day in downtown Manila, finding out about the Philippines' history and culture. Dustin is a really engaging and knowledgeable guide and host. Highly recommendedMore

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Thank Jen N
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Dustin A, Lead Cultural Navigator at Manila For A Day, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

This is such a short and sweet review, Jen! Thank you so very much for writing it! I'm incredibly happy that you found our tour together as something worth writing about and that you found it engaging as well. Feedback like yours keep us passionate...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Dustin took me on a tour that was filled with information and history, I learned so much. He answered all of my questions and was a delightful guide, he really loves his country. This passion comes through in the care and attention he gives to...More

Thank 549jeanneh
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Dustin A, Lead Cultural Navigator at Manila For A Day, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you very much for your kind words, Jeanne! We'rea small team of passionate individuals and we definitely love our country. Your validation of that love and passion towards our history and culture means a lot to me and the whole Manila For A Day...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It was a very informative and fun experience even though it was raining. We could tell that our tour guide, Dustin, loves what he is doing, and that what made the experience all the more fun.More

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Dustin A, Lead Cultural Navigator at Manila For A Day, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you very much for this wonderful review! Yes, I absolutely love what I do--all of us in Manila For A Day, in fact! Of course, your possitive feedback and great reviews keep us going, so thank you once again and hope to see more...More

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Reviewed 12 July 2018 via mobile

We arrived in Manila with no idea what the city had in store. We’d only ever heard bad stories about Manila and curious to see a different side, we booked a tour with Manila For A Day. It was amazing. Our tour guide was “Kuya”...More

1  Thank nastassja m
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Dustin A, Lead Cultural Navigator at Manila For A Day, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

On behalf of Luisito and the rest of the Manila For A Day team, thank you ever so much, Nastassja! You have no idea how it fills our hearts with joy to hear that we were able to show you a different side of Manila--one...More

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Reviewed 11 July 2018

If you need to take time off from the hustle and bustle of the big city, then the God, Gold, Glory tour might just be for you. This walking tour highlights the district of Intramuros and its historical significance. Dustin, our guide, presents a fresh...More

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Dustin A, Lead Cultural Navigator at Manila For A Day, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for your kind words, Justine! I love how you were able to key in on the essence of the tour and what we were trying to accomplish. We really want to provide a fresh perspective on Philippine history and culture (all history and...More

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Reviewed 9 July 2018

A group of friends and I toured the San Augustin Church and nearby intramuros landmarks. Dustin was an outstanding tour guide with a wealth of information. We had a wonderful and memorable experience. Highly recommended!

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Thank Joe123K
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Dustin A, Lead Cultural Navigator at Manila For A Day, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thanks for this wonderful review, Joe! You are an absolute gem and I deeply appreciate your personal recommendation of our services! Hope to see you on another unique Manila For A Day experience!

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Reviewed 7 July 2018

- Brief and very informative about our history - Dustin really knows a lot and was able to answer all questions – which meant that he knows his stuffMore

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Dustin A, Lead Cultural Navigator at Manila For A Day, responded to this reviewResponded 9 July 2018

Thanks for your wonderful and concise review, Richalene! I think this was your 3rd tour with us and, as I always say, return clients like you are the best validation that we could ever have. Thanks again and hope to see you on another tour...More

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Reviewed 20 June 2018

After finding Manila for a Day on TripAdvisor and reading the positive reviews, I decided to book the 3GX tour for my trip to the Philippines. Having grown up in Manila for the first half of my childhood prior to moving to the States, I...More

1  Thank Alexandra C
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Dustin A, Lead Cultural Navigator at Manila For A Day, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you so very much, Alexandra! I can't express enough how wonderfully validating it is to read your extremely positive feedback of our time together! I love how you felt that the tour was totally worth it (we definitely agree!) and how we didn't disappoint....More

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Virginia C
15 August 2018|
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Response from Dustin A | Property representative |
Hi Virginia! Thanks for your question and for keeping up with our tours! We will have our first public tour on 22 September 2018. It will be a Colors of Manila Tour with Nonito Cabrera, one of our best guides. That said... More
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Em G
3 July 2018|
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Response from Dustin A | Property representative |
Hi Em! We'd love to have you on a unique Manila For A Day experience but we only run private and exclusive tours. We don't mix groups to preserve the quality of the tour party's experience so joining another tour group would... More
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mehulmgupta
3 June 2018|
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Response from Dustin A | Property representative |
Hello Mehul! I apologize for this delayed reply to your question. Tripadvisor's system is a bit harder for us to monitor and I only saw this now. I believe that we answered your queries via email, however, and that this may... More
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