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“Good tour..!” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Manila Stay-Day Tours

Manila Stay-Day Tours
#107 Aguirre St | 2nd Flr., L&F Building, Makati, Luzon, Philippines
+ ( 632 ) 836 8323
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Ranked #4 of 24 activities in Makati
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Melbourne, Australia
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“Good tour..!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2013

Manilla is not the most exciting place to tour but this was a half day that i did and enjoyed it. Traffic is hectic but the guide was good and you can easily get this very clean city and not dangerous as there is security everywhere done in a day.

Visited February 2013
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“Driver yes, guide no.”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2012

Had a bad experience with this company. Booked a full day tour of Manila with this company, after three hours the "guide" said we were finished. When I asked about the full day and lunch that was supposed to be included, he just shrugged. We then took a four day tour to Banaue, with the same "guide". We paid him and asked him to count the money and give us a receipt. He shrugged, then later claimed we shorted him. Any question we asked our"guide" was answered by "I don't know". He kept hinting that I should give him a big tip for this sterling service. The final insult was that he asked our travelling companion if he could sleep on the extra bed in her room. She turned him down (surprise). He was much more concerned about taking pictures than anything we might need. Bad experience start to finish. For the price, I am certain you could find much better options for Luzon tours. I did tip this guy, as at least he was a good driver, but I am certain it wasn't as much as he expected.

Visited November 2012
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“Served the purpose of getting us there but nothing more”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2012

We used Manila Stay Tours for our trip to Tagaytay and the Taal Volcano for a day trip. We chose this tour company as we did not want the hassle of haggling with taxis, tricycles, and boats across the lake. The tour company served its purpose for that as we did not have to haggle at all and rather paid one price for transport for the entire day.

However, the tour states you get a guide. That is not true as the driver did not act as a guide in the typical sense of the word. He told us where to get our boat and told us where to have lunch but he did not give us information about the area, trip, history, etc.

The driver was on time to pick us up and the car was very clean with working seat belts. A positive in our eyes! He drove in a way that would be considered aggressive by Western standards but is the norm for The Philippines. He knew exactly where to go and did not get lost at all.

The really disappointing thing we saw from our driver was when he threw a giant plastic bottle out the car window as we drove up the winding road to Tagaytay. We normally tip everyone if service is normal and we would have tipped this guy. HOwever, b/c of his littering, we did not tip at all.

Visited October 2012
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