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Address: Santa Clara Street | Fort Santiago, Intramuros, Manila, Luzon, Philippines
Phone Number: (02)4844945
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Description: Carlos Celdran takes visitors on a leisurely stroll around a selection of...
Carlos Celdran takes visitors on a leisurely stroll around a selection of Intramuros' structures with an irreverent yet informative analysis of Philippine architecture, culture, and society from Pre-Hispanic Manila until the present.
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The quick and theatrical guide to Manila (+Filipino history).

With quick hat changes, very loud shouts of key words and the flourishing of handfuls of petals at tour waypoints, Carlos Celdron provides a most knowledgeable interpretation of... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 2, 2015
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Hobart, Australia
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Hobart, Australia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

With quick hat changes, very loud shouts of key words and the flourishing of handfuls of petals at tour waypoints, Carlos Celdron provides a most knowledgeable interpretation of Old Manila (Intramuros). Unless very well read, some of Carlos’s key messages will surely contradict at least some preconceptions. Here are a few to check out for yourself: Metro Manila has not... More 

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hong kong
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38 reviews 38 reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

Yes, the groups are too big. But the reason they are so big is because the tour is so popular because it's really the best tour in Manila!

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Singapore, Singapore
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10 reviews 10 reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

I have heard a lot about Carlos Celdran's Intramuros tour and had very high expectations. Yet I found it absolutely one of the best travel experiences I ever had and I have travelled to 87 countries. The tour is really a performance and a mix of fun, history music and surprises. Carlos is deeply passionate about his city and a... More 

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Oakland, CA
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111 reviews 111 reviews
5 attraction reviews
181 helpful votes 181 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

I lived and worked in the Philippines for six years and have returned there several times since. My wife was on her first visit to the country. And we were both equally wowed by Carlos Celdran's superb tour...which is really more like performance art in many ways. He's entertaining, political and knows his stuff. Some very interesting, sometimes biting and... More 

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66 reviews 66 reviews
27 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

This was an entertaining tour that gave a good introduction to the old part of the city in one afternoon. Carlos was high energy and very organized, with the personality of everyone's favorite high school teacher. As a history teacher myself, I would have liked more detail/analysis, but I realize that I'm not the average visitor. The only downside is... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015

For its steep price, there are too many people around. Also, his one-man performance is overrated and does not meet expectations. Lazy tour.

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17 reviews 17 reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015

First time visitor to Manila and enjoyed the extensive tour very much. It takes around 3 hours but this passes very quickly. Carlos has a gift for entertaining, communicating and educating and he brought the fascinating history and culture of The Philippines to life with humour, energy and warmth. The tour includes a trip by trike or horse drawn carriage... More 

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Manila, Philippines
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21 reviews 21 reviews
7 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015

I'm currently living in Manila and I’ve seen Intramuros a number of times prior to joining this tour. Last year, with friends from out of the country, we joined the tour and I was really happy that we did. The tour guide, Carlos Celdran, brought the tour (and history of Manila) to life. I thought I'd join but I’d be... More 

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Manila, Philippines
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73 reviews 73 reviews
24 attraction reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 via mobile

Carlos is the most entertaining tour guide and does a great job explaining the history of Intramuros and Manila. The tour is about 3 hours, not too much walking with seats at most of the stops. People of all ages and fitness levels can handle this tour quite easily. Carlos is the best in the business and very popular, which... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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17 reviews 17 reviews
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

This is a great tour, art performance and history tour rolled into one. I spent an enjoyable 2 hours wandering around Intramuros yesterday. Carlos Celdran keeps you entertained for the entire tour and gives you interesting facts to boot. The other great part to this tour is that it is helping to re animate an important part of Manilas past.... More 

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