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Smokey Tours

Manila, Luzon 1102, Philippines
+63 917 578 5398
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Baseco tour

Dear Thessie, Janet and Nympha, Thank you for the impressive tour around the Baseco area. Smokey... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Roelof v
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Impressive

It was good organised and the guide was very good. She was friendly and showed us the not touristic... read more

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Adriaan M
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Visit one of the biggest slums in Manila, bike around Intramuros, haggle and shop in Binondo and Chinatown, see how people live among the dead and understand lives of women in prison...These are all possibilities of what you can do with Smokey Tours! Our mission is to show our guests "the other side of Manila" with safe, genuine and eye-opening tours while simultaneously aiding a local NGO. Smokey Tours offers tours around Metro Manila: 1) The Bicycle Tour through Intramuros, Luneta and the surrounding areas including a bike down Roxas Boulevard so you can experience Manila Bay. 2) The Market Tour through Binondo and Chinatown. 3) The Slum Tour - our most popular tour that goes through the slums of Manila, wherein profits are donated to the local organization CREST. 4) The Cemetery Tour showing you the lives of the people living in one of Manila's cemeteries and introduces you to their beliefs and superstitions.
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“slum tour” (124 reviews)
“market tour” (63 reviews)
“eye opening” (26 reviews)
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Manila, Luzon 1102, Philippines
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Dear Thessie, Janet and Nympha, Thank you for the impressive tour around the Baseco area. Smokey Tours provided a tour for us around the Baseco area. Everything was well explained. Although it was my fourth time in Manila, this tour gives more view on daily...More

Thank Roelof v
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It was good organised and the guide was very good. She was friendly and showed us the not touristic part of manila

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Thank Adriaan M
bookings-smokeytours, Manager at Smokey Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you Adriaan for you review. We are very happy to hear you had a good experience with Smokey Tours! Hope to welcome you again in the future :) Warm regards, Smokey Tours Team

Reviewed August 18, 2017

Joined Slum tour and Cemetery tour. Both tours are the things that people in developed countries can never imagine. People there are energetic, friendly polite and great. I even feel like they are more human friendly than some people in developed countries. But, their life...More

Thank shoheitoguri
TeamWEP, Manager at Smokey Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Good day! Thanks for your feedback, really appreciate it! Our tour leaders we also very happy to tell you all about the slum and cemetery area. Thank you for your support! Hope we can give you a warm welcome again some day :) Warm regards,...More

Reviewed August 15, 2017

Together with Marjorie, guide Smokey Tours, I recently visited the Slums in Manilla and the Manilla North Cemetry. Both tours touched me deeply. They gave an insight of the live of thousands of families on the edge of society in Metro Manilla. You indeed have...More

Thank Anja B
TeamWEP, Manager at Smokey Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi! Thank you for your review. We are very happy we could give you a new experience and understanding of the people in the slum and cemetery area. And indeed, we totally agree that you have to feel it to understand! Hope to welcome you...More

Reviewed August 2, 2017 via mobile

At first the thought of a tour of a slum seemed exploitive of the most vulnerable but believe me , it is not. This is an eye opening tour. It is a world apart from what I experience in my daily life , and the...More

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bookings-smokeytours, Manager at Smokey Tours, responded to this reviewResponded August 3, 2017

Good day! We are really glad that you had a new perspective in seeing a slum visitation. The people there had always experienced hardships in life but they have their ways of seeing through everyday and finding meaning in life. We hope to have you...More

Reviewed July 25, 2017

We made three tours. The market tour, The Slum tour and the Bicycle Tour. Very knowledgeable, friendly and hospitable tour guides. Especially the young lady who host us on our bicycle tour. We cycled to many sights and she gave us a lot of information....More

Thank John v
bookings-smokeytours, Manager at Smokey Tours, responded to this reviewResponded July 26, 2017

Good day! Thank you very much for all the nice things you mentioned of what you have experienced! We are really happy you took almost all our tours and gladly enjoyed it. We'll be happy to have you again with us, John! Regards, Smokey Tours...More

Reviewed July 24, 2017

My girlfriend and I opted to go on the 'slum tour' on our only day in Manila and we couldn't have made a better choice. Janet was our tour guide and she picked us up as soon as we arrived to the meet-up point. Walking...More

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bookings-smokeytours, Manager at Smokey Tours, responded to this reviewResponded July 26, 2017

Good day, Thank you for the compliment and thank you on behalf of all the people in the community as you support them through taking our tours. We will make sure to create more impact to the community and we will surely be glad to...More

Reviewed July 23, 2017

would reccomend this tour all people. learn lots of things about phillipines current situation and its bright future.

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bookings-smokeytours, Manager at Smokey Tours, responded to this reviewResponded July 26, 2017

Good day Akinari, Thank you for taking our tours. The tour leader and the community also enjoyed your visit to their homes! We hope to see you again next time! Warm regards, Smokey Tours Team

Reviewed July 23, 2017

Reality of one side of the world! It is a sad side and it let you know how good you hopefully have it.

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bookings-smokeytours, Manager at Smokey Tours, responded to this reviewResponded July 26, 2017

Good day, Truly, it is another side that most often neglect the reality of it. But amidst the hardship they face, they had always lived beyond the situation they experience. Regards, Smokey Tours Team

Reviewed July 23, 2017

Excellent tour. Our guide met us as arranged and was on time. He was friendly and extremely informative. He explained so much about life and the people living in the cemetery. It was so very interesting to see, and yet nonintrusive into people's privacy, and...More

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bookings-smokeytours, Manager at Smokey Tours, responded to this reviewResponded July 26, 2017

Good day! Thank you for taking the tour with us. Through joining us, you had taken part of helping the community and we want to send their gratitude to you! Regards, Smokey Tours Team

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Wings C
June 21, 2017|
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Yes . This is also a great way to meet new people .
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Penny L
April 27, 2017|
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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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Lisa W
January 31, 2016|
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Hi Lisa - the best way to communicate with them is via email. They are quick to respond.
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