As the sun goes down and Manila’s colorful local bars host crowds of enthusiastic revelers, you’ll feel the vibrant pulse of a city that has a contagious lust for life you won’t find anywhere else.
Manila mixes the old and new to create a vibrant city that is both modern metropolis and a monument to the rich history of the Philippines. Visit historic Rizal Park in the heart of the city where the country’s national hero was notoriously executed during civil war strife; witness Spain’s colonial might at the medieval fortress at Fort Santiago; pay your respects to the 37,000 soldiers who died here during World War II at the American Memorial Park; and visit the favorite local playground of Tagaytay where horse riding, boating and zip lining are enjoyed in the shadows of Taal volcano.
Manila is a typical South East Asian city that combines bustling city living and a thrill-a-minute nightlife with majestic natural sights and a rich colonial history. Your experienced team of local guides and private drivers will ensure you get the most out of every experience, while providing plenty of downtime to rest and recharge in your centrally located accommodation.
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A transfer between the aiport and your hotel with a private vehicle and English speaking guide is provided.
Located in the centre of Manila, a stay at Makati Shangri-La is an unforgettable one. The hotel offers guests the opportunity to experience the heart of Manila from the very centre of Manila’s most prestigious business, shopping and entertainment district. After a long day of exploring Manila, guests can indulge in one of the many restaurants the hotel has that serve a combination of Asian and Western cuisines. The experienced staffs at the hotel cater to the needs of guests by providing an extensive range of services and facilities. The facilities include a gym, spa, swimming pools, Jacuzzi, tennis court, sauna and steam room. Being one of the quintessential Makati hotels in Manila, the hotel provides 696 guestrooms and suites. On each floor, there is a Zen waterfall that welcomes the guests as they enter their spacious and comfortable room. Makati Shangri-La is the perfect hotel to relax and enjoy a marvelous view of the Manila.
You will begin your day visiting the historical urban park, Rizal Park, which is located in the heart of Manila where the country’s national hero was executed. You will then head to the Walled City of Intramuros where you will take a tour of Fort Santiago, a Spanish medieval fortress that used to be Spain’s most durable bastion in the East. As well, you will stop at San Agustin Church, the oldest stone church in the Philippines. After exploring San Agustin Church, you will drive through Ayala Avenue in Makati, the modern commercial and financial district of the country and proceed through the American memorial Park which marks the 37,000 soldiers who died during WWII and head towards the convention centers, art’s venue, and Mall of Asia.
Rhythmical excitement is Manila after sundown. You will start your evening with a delicious Philippine gourmet dinner and then begin your adventure with visiting one or two bars, which provides live music and entertainment. After spending time at the bars, you can have the option of being dropped off at a disco, the casino or take a walk along Malate or Makati city as you head your way back to your hotel.
Tagaytay is a component city in the province of Cavite. It is known to be one of the country's most popular tourist destinations because of its outstanding scenery and cooler climate. Not only is it a popular destination for foreign travelers, but also locals who want to get away from the busy city. Tagaytay offers several lesiure activities including horseback riding, boat ride, zip lining, and dining. Lunch will be served at the Picnic Grove, the perfect place to overlook Taal Lake, and provides spectacular view of the Taal Volcano Island.
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November 19, 2013
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October 10, 2013
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September 04, 2013
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August 30, 2013
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August 02, 2013
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July 25, 2013
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Great trip. I would definitely travel again with Kensington Tours."
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August 07, 2013
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June 21, 2013
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July 11, 2013
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June 14, 2013
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