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Walk This Way

Santa Clara Street | Fort Santiago, Intramuros, Manila, Luzon, Philippines (Quiapo)
(02)4844945
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Ranked #6 of 30 Activities in Manila
Type: Tours
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: Carlos Celdran takes visitors on a leisurely stroll around a selection of Intramuros' structures with an irreverent yet informative analysis of... more » Owner description: 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. « less
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Brasilia, DF
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

Have attended Carlos' tour, seen his local production of "Livin' La Vida Imelda, " watched him debate hot topics on TV, and admire his particular brand of patriotism. We engage him as part of our training for Peace Corps Volunteers coming to serve in the Philippines to better understand the complicated and sometimes tragic history of this amazing country. He... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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33 reviews 33 reviews
8 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

This tour was recommended by a friend and was a great afternoon out. Carlos is fun, knowledgeable and very passionate about his country and his culture. There is not a lot of walking so don't be put off by that. In reality although you see the sites it is more a history of Manila tour then a sightseeing tour. You... More

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The North
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 via mobile

Taking this tour will change the way you see Manila and the Philippines. I'd never been to the Philippines before. Just when I thought I'd gotten my money's worth from the entertaining walking tour, there was a multi- media performance piece. After watching that performance I thought to my self "well, that was more than I bargained for!"...then came the... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

At first, we were sceptical about a walking tour that was not only informative but entertaining. We were sure we would end up feeling like the jokes were lame. The only lame ones were us for being sceptics. Carlos really knows his history and he'll tell it from his heart (with a few choconuts along the way). If at first... More

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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

For everyone who wants to understand the Philippine culture and history of Manila, this tour is a must. The tour is beautifully put together and performed by Carlos. I use the word "performed", because the tour is an excellent and funny performance. You will laugh, you will be thoroughly entertained, you will learn a lot, and you will cry over... More

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Manila, Philippines
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22 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

Initially, I felt it was expensive to pay P1,100 especially for a local like me. I just happen to be accompanying a friend from UK who was intrigued about this. So Carlos was apparently very fascinating in the first five minutes and never a dull moment in those 3 hours of listening to him. I'm pleased that my friend really... More

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Shanghai, China
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15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

We did the tour with Carlos today with our 3 children and it was great. Carlos is amazing in bringing history alive! it is sometimes a bit like horrible histories, the tv show on BBC. The whole story about the history of Manila is really amazing. We feel that we now understand a lot more about Manila, the Philippines and... More

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Berlin
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014 via mobile

If you come to Manila, do this tour!!! You not only learn about intramuros, You will learn about the history of the Philippines in the most expressive way possible. Carlos is fantastic, i wish schools would teach History in this way...The Kids would love it as I loved the 3 hour tour!!!!!!

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albany, ny
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014

Carlos provided a great history of the fort and of surrounding Manila from precolonial days to the present. He is very entertaining and knowledgeable. Well worth it. Carlos is an interesting person in and of himself.

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perth
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44 reviews 44 reviews
8 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

We loved Carlos's humerous delivery style and the way he challenges some of the accepted historical myths. He has a real passion for the great city of Manila and we love it too. Takes 3 hours with minimal walking and lots of shade. 1100 pesos includes all entry fees, a calesa ride (horse drawn carriage) and a glass of halo... More

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