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Inspiring

My husband and I went on the Slum tour and the Market tour. Both were amazing. We are especially... read more

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loulianmei
Excellent

I was very impressed with watching the town. I would like to support all of them who need help.I... read more

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Visit one of the biggest slums in Manila, cycle around Intramuros, haggle and shop in Binondo and Chinatown and see how people live among the dead... These are all possibilities of what you can do with Smokey Tours! Our mission is to show our guests...more
Suggested duration: More than 3 hours
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Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband and I went on the Slum tour and the Market tour. Both were amazing. We are especially grateful for the opportunity to go on the slum tour and for our guide Marjorie. The tour was eye opening, and perspective changing. There were so...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

I was very impressed with watching the town. I would like to support all of them who need help.I would like to recommend this tour to teenagers.

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Reviewed 1 August 2018 via mobile

The true slum tour through Smokey tours was at “happyland tondo Manila”. It was here where you really got a raw gut wrenching appreciation and a deep sense sorrow for the atrocious life of the people of happyland tondo. It was here where you got...More

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TeamWEP, co-Founder at Smokey Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Dear Sakkama, The original slum tour for Smokey Tours was in Smokey Mountain 2. Hence the name Smokey Mountain Tours, which was then shortened thereafter to Smokey Tours. This was where we first began. Fortunately for those living there, they closed the Smokey Mountain 2...More

Reviewed 18 July 2018

A fascinating look into an unusual way of life. Very interesting to have the opportunity to speak to a few of the residents along the way. Great tour, very respectfully conducted.

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bookings-smokeytours, Manager at Smokey Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 19 July 2018

We are glad to hear you had an interesting tour with us! Thank you for your support! Warm regards, Smokey Tours Team

Reviewed 18 July 2018

This was a fantastic tour: informative, ethical and uplifting. Our tour guide lived in the community that we visited, and provided detailed information about the history of the community, as well as the struggles that residents faced in order to survive there. The group was...More

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bookings-smokeytours, Manager at Smokey Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 19 July 2018

What a fantastic review, thank you so much for your kind words! We are delighted to hear you had such a good and interesting experience during our Slum Tour. Thank you very much for your support! Warm regards, Smokey Tours Team

Reviewed 27 June 2018

I joined slum tour in the morning and market tour in the afternoon. Both are really nice, but especially slum tour is much worth joining. The slum, Baseco area, was much as huge as I thought and people living there organizes the practical community to...More

Thank Yuta T
bookings-smokeytours, Manager at Smokey Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 16 July 2018

Thank you so much for your support! Indeed lean season due to rainy season but we have rain boots available so we are always ready! We are glad you had a special experience during both of our tours. And of course great you are helping...More

Reviewed 22 June 2018

Highly recommended for the slum tour. its eye widening experience in life time and I have learned a lot about the people and the country during this tour. This is one of the highlights of my trip in Manila. If you are concerned about the...More

Thank Paul P
bookings-smokeytours, Manager at Smokey Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 16 July 2018

Tessie was very happy to be your tour leader! Hope we may welcome you again in one of our tours. Thank you for your support and kind words. Warm regards, Smokey Tours Team

Reviewed 10 June 2018 via mobile

We went on the Slum tour with our two children aged 7&9. The trip allowed us to visit a compound where people were just getting on with there everyday lives. The guides told us lots of interesting facts. The villages were very warm and friendly...More

Thank Anne H
bookings-smokeytours, Manager at Smokey Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 16 July 2018

Dear Anne, We are happy to hear you and your family had an interesting and warm experience during our tour. Great to have your support! Thank you! Warm regards, Smokey Tours Team

Reviewed 16 May 2018

Visited the slums of Bataan Shipping & Engineering Company or BASECO. We were met by Janet (our guide) and were a party of 5 - she led us through areas we would never have seen and helped us understand the developing slums by the bay...More

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bookings-smokeytours, Manager at Smokey Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 16 July 2018

Good to hear you had an interesting experience with Janet during our Slum Tour! Janet was also very happy to have you in our group. Thank you for the support and kind words! Warm regards, Smokey Tours Team

Reviewed 16 May 2018 via mobile

An insightful tour about the area and inhabitants from the spaces we visited. Knowing that the tour guides are from the area also allows us to get more insight.

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bookings-smokeytours, Manager at Smokey Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 16 July 2018

Thank you for the support! Was great having you in our tour! Warm regards, Smokey Tours Team

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Maggie Y
12 January 2018|
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Response from bookings-smokeytours | Property representative |
Thank you for your question! Part of the experience is riding the bike yourself, our tour leader is highly trained so no worries about safety. Of course, you need to know how to ride a bike. If you have any other question... More
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Wings C
21 June 2017|
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Yes . This is also a great way to meet new people .
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Hi! Please send us an email at info@worldexperience.ph and we can send you the details and other more opportunities how to help us through donations.
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