Manila For A Day Tours
Manila For A Day Tours
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City ToursCultural ToursHistorical & Heritage ToursWalking ToursPrivate Tours
9:00 AM - 6:30 PM
Monday
9:00 AM - 6:30 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 6:30 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 6:30 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 6:30 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 6:30 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 6:30 PM
Sunday
9:00 AM - 6:30 PM
About
We specialize in creating unique walking tour experiences that narrate the compelling stories of the Filipino people using historic sites as a visual tapestry of our heritage. We are a three-time Tripadvisor® Certificate of Excellence awardee (2018, 2019, 2020) and Tripadvisor® Travelers’ Choice for 2020.
Manila, Philippines

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(29 reviews)

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BJ D
Makati, Philippines3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2023 • Family
Took my girlfriend and her sisters to the 3G tour. I've taken the tour before with MFAD's main main Dustin, so this isn't my first time. We had the pleasure of being guided by Chito this time and it was an entirely different experience as he had more to say about the religious iconography in San Agustin and how it has pretty much shaped PH Christianity.

My GF and her sisters enjoyed it too.

That said, it was not my first and it still won't be my last tour with MFAD. Looking forward to bringing more friends to other tour programs by them.
Written February 22, 2024
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Jaideep
Singapore, Singapore70 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 • Couples
Superlative tour! Chito is an excellent storyteller, and he ensured that we came away with a much better appreciation for Filipino culture, history, and the influences that have shaped their current thinking. It is a must-do on a visit to Manila since it covers the highlights in Intramuros, but with a lot more context and insight.

The walk itself is fairly easy since its mostly flat (except for a few steps inside Fort Santiago, at the dungeons). We also had a couple of pitstops on the way, including one at a very atmospheric cafe.

I'd highly recommend this tour (we took the extended version).
Written December 20, 2023
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Ineke I
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2023
on a Saterday in November the opportunity was offered to join the God, Gold and Glory tour. It was a wonderful experience with clear explanation of the Philippine history explaining also present situations. Our guide Luisito Tayag surprised us even with a traditional song. The lunch at Mitra was finished with Halo Halo. Quite an experience that I can highly recommend to anyone that like to learn more about the history and culture of the country.
Written December 4, 2023
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Cruiser54093309488
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2023 • Solo
What a perfect experience. My guide Luisito customized my tour so perfectly. His ability to explain any part of the "pinoy" history, culture, religion, etc through fun and informative stories made every minute of my tour an exciting experience. Intramuros has so much history it could be overwhelming, so having a great guide was fantastic.
Written November 20, 2023
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Thank you for this amazing and heartfelt review! We always appreciate it when we get extraordinary validation from clients! I'm so pleased you had a fun and informative session with Lusito. He's one of our best and I'm glad he met your expectations. I'm also very happy to hear that the history of our people flowed freely and easily and that Luisito was able to make it accessible and not overwhelming. This is extraordinary validation for us and I can't thank you enough for saying so! I hope we see more of you in the future! Best, Dustin
Written February 1, 2024
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Andrea L
4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2023 • Family
I’m Filipino and have done this tour with foreign and local friends three times already. Every time is as magical as the last. Truly one of the best tours you can take in Manila and in the whole country. I learn so much every time!

Guides Dustin and Luisito are experts in their craft and are very compelling in their telling of Philippine history.

CANNOT RECOMMEND ENOUGH 💗
Written November 5, 2023
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Thank you so much, Andrea! I can't express enough how amazing it is to read reviews like yours! Return clients and evangelists like you are what keeps us going and we truly appreciate your continued support. Hope to see more of you and yours as we expand and create more tour programs. Cheers!
Written February 1, 2024
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MEL PL
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023 • Family
I had the absolute privilege of having Luisito (Chito) Tayag as my family's cultural navigator. I haven't been back home in over 3 decades and finally had the opportunity to bring my adult daughters to see the motherland. We toured Intramuros and surrounding area and finished with halo-halo. To say this doesn't even capture the breadth of history that Chito educated us on. His knowledge of Filipino history coupled with some levity and appreciation for the preservation of the art and culture is unmatched. And he does so with much passion! He was interactive in his delivery and what more, very kind to all the employees we encountered at each location. He delivers the BEST tour I've ever taken. My family and I have traveled the world and will always take in the city's history through museums, historical sites, and tours when available. And Chito is by far #1 !!!
Written July 20, 2023
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Wow, your review has truly touched our hearts! Thank you so much for entrusting us with the privilege of being your family's cultural navigator during your visit after three decades! We're deeply honored that you chose our tour guiding service for such a special occasion, and we're absolutely thrilled to hear that you had an exceptional experience with Chito by your side. It warms our hearts to know that Luisito's extensive knowledge of Filipino history left a profound impact on you and your family. Our country's history is a rich tapestry, and we're delighted that Chito was able to bring it to life during your tour of Intramuros and the surrounding area. His passion for the preservation of art and culture, coupled with his ability to infuse levity into his delivery, makes him a truly exceptional guide. Your kind words, calling this the BEST tour you've ever taken, mean the world to us. As a family that has traveled the world and experienced various cities' histories through museums, historical sites, and tours, we are truly humbled to receive such high praise for Luisito's exceptional guidance. He's honored to be ranked as your #1 guide! Thank you once again for sharing your heartfelt review. We cherish the opportunity to have been a part of your journey back to the motherland and would be absolutely delighted to welcome you and your family back for more incredible adventures whenever you choose to explore our beautiful country again.
Written August 3, 2023
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ted20232023
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023 • Family
When I first met Dustin, I knew this would be a fantastic tour. He provided my group and me with an incredibly interactive and engaging tour of Intramuros, and was able to convey the history of the location in a way that had me interested in every detail. If you're looking for a unique and informativre experience of old Manila, Dustin's your guy.
Written July 17, 2023
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Hello Ted! Thanks a bunch for sharing your awesome experience with me! I totally get that first impressions matter, and it's fantastic that you felt the tour was going to be a hit right from the start. We're all about making history come alive and it's our mission to make every tour as engaging and interactive as possible. Thank you so much for recognizing that we were able to accomplish this! Your review is incredibly flattering and your recommendation means so much to me personally and to the team as a whole. I can't thank you enough! We hope to see you in the motherland again soon!
Written August 8, 2023
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monique a
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2023 • Business
It was a great experience! Our tour guide, Dustin, did a great job keeping us engaged through his clever humor while also giving us a deeper sense of Filipino historical understanding. I recommend this museum to anyone in Manila!
Written July 9, 2023
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You and your group were one of the best tours I've had the privilege of conducting in a long while, M! Thank you so much for your kind words! I'm happy that I was able to not just make you laugh during the tour but also give you a deeper sense of Filipino history and culture. Looking forward to seeing you back in the homeland in the future!
Written August 8, 2023
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Lucas Z
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023 • Friends
I found it very amazing to go on the tour around the Intramuros in Manila because it gave me more insight on the history of my Filipino culture and the outcomes of colonial/imperial influences with various conflicts/wars in the Philippines.
Written July 7, 2023
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Hello L! Your feedback is very much appreciated! We love how you found it to be engaging, insightful, and immersive! We get a lot of descriptions of how wonderful our tours can be but immersive is probably a first so thank you! I'm personally so happy that we were able to bring Intramuros and the places we visited to life with the tour. We hope to see you again soon!
Written August 8, 2023
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Karmel D
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023 • Business
My favorite part of the experience was learning about the history and culture in Intramuros. Seeing the architecture and artifacts expanded my knowledge on Filipino history.
Written July 7, 2023
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Thanks for the wonderful review, K! We're incredibly happy to hear that our tour of Intramuros was one of your favorites during your visit! We try to keep our tours engaging and informative and I'm happy that we achieved this with your group! We hope that this isn't the last time we'll see you and that you take another unique Manila For A Day experience!
Written August 8, 2023
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