Makati Tours
Following the Footsteps of Anthony Bourdain

Following the Footsteps of Anthony Bourdain

By Blue Horizons Travel and Tours, Inc
Retrace Anthony Bourdain’s footsteps on his first gastronomic journey into country and discover the variety of street food that made this famous American chef and international TV personality return to the country for more.
per adult
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Ages 3-99
Duration: 4–5 hours
Start time: Check availability
Mobile ticket
Live guide: English

  • All taxes, fees and handling charges
  • Professional guide
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off (hotels located in Manila, Makati area only)
  • Food Tasting and Refreshments
  • Entry/Admission - Chinatown
What's not included
  • Gratuities
  • Lunch
  • Souvenirs
  • Personal Expenses

Start:Multiple pickup locations offered.
    Pickup details
    • Hotels located within Manila, Makati area only
    Hotel pickup offered
    During checkout you will be able to select from the list of included hotels.
      End:This activity ends back at the meeting point.

        • Infants must sit on laps
        • Not wheelchair accessible
        If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 24232P74

        • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
        • Child rate applies only when sharing with 2 paying adults
        • Children must be accompanied by an adult
        • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
        • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
        • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
        • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
        • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate

        • All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.

        If you have questions about this tour or need help making your booking, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 24232P74

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        About the operator
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        • Blue Horizons Travel and Tours, Inc
          Manila, Philippines
          Joined in September 2019
        • T9209QUdawnn
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Great company
          We were looked after by Den… fabulous guy.. (never met him, contact my WhatsApp ). Collect to and from airports….three destinations in Palawan … A fantastic day out … Ultimate Banka and kayak tour in Coron … Whow !!!! Thank you Den we will never have that experience without you ….
          Written March 2, 2024
        • 173susanp
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          A great way to start a tour of the Philippines giving an insight into both Manila and the Philippines
          We actually did a full day tour of Manila staring at 10 am and ending at Barbara’s for dinner. Our guide Jonas was absolutely brilliant. He spoke excellent English and was incredibly knowledgeable about Manila and the Philippines in general. We learnt loads about the heritage and culture. He was fun, kind and considerate. Our driver Mario was very good and always polite and pleasant.
          Written February 3, 2024
        • jojeanp
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Must see tour
          Tony gave a wonderful tour of Old Manila. His knowledge of the history of The Philippines is excellent, and we learned a lot. He was easy to understand and answered all our questions thoroughly. I highly recommend him!
          Written December 21, 2023
        • Nigel G
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Fantastic tour guide
          Pick up was on time with a tour guide and driver. We were taken to all the main points of interest. Our tour guide was the most knowledgeable ever and it was a pleasure to have jonas showing us around
          Written December 4, 2023
        • ellehcar68
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Old Manila Tour
          The content and pace are just right for 1/2 day tour. Our guide, Ms Joan is such good story teller. She is very professional and kind!
          Written November 15, 2023
        • Joan M
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          The Joy of Private Tour Flexibility
          We booked /paid for a half day museum tour for two. (Note: unlike most other TripAdvisor partners this company had a no cancellation/no refund policy.) Good communication and clear meet up instructions. Timely notified of a museum closure with great suggested alternate. Morning of the tour husband unwell and I didn't want to spend that much time away. Met up with the guide, Jen, on time at the exact spot, to let her know she was free to go. We knew no refund. She expressed concern, asked if we needed medical help, and asked if I had any other plans. Just wander outside the port entrance a little and try to find a 7-11... As we walked and talked she did things like subtly switched sides to shield me from aggressive vendors, pointed out sidewalk hazards, and I realized what I most wanted was to just have a nice chat with her over a beverage in a place with AC. She was up for it, and kept notifying the driver of changing plans. I'm going to skip the rest of the details and summarize by saying Jen is one of the best private guides I've had in 40 years of traveling. She was so knowledgeable and shared information in a natural way--never sounding like she'd memorized info. Jen patiently answered a wide array of questions and we had a great conversation ranging from history to culture to current events, and beyond. She was constantly thoughtful of my comfort without being fussy. (She also kept her driver in the loop.) Though I only ended up using about half the scheduled tour time, I wrapped up the day with her because I was at that "Goldilocks moment" of feeling that everything which transpired was " just right." I could have easily found my way back to the ship but she walked me as far as she was permitted. The depth and breadth of her knowledge was impressive. I would happily seek Jen out in the future and feel confident recommending her and this tour provider without hesitation.
          Written November 14, 2023
        • Shaun B
          0 contributions
          1.0 of 5 bubbles
          Poor customer service
          I injured myself in the gym on the day before my booking. I contacted the tour provider to reschedule due to pain. They didn’t reply and turned up anyway. I explained again that I was injured and wanted to reschedule. Sent two more messages and got no response. Complained to trip advisor requesting that I didn’t want a refund, but just to reschedule. They quoted “sorry, it’s inside of 24 hours”. Poor form since I paid a premium for this private tour that could easily have been rescheduled. I can see it’s available all week so it’s not as though people are lining up for private tours at the moment outside of high season. I would have been happy to pay a penalty fee, or just had one single response from the tour operator to address my issue instead of hiding behind Trip Advisor.
          Written November 13, 2023
        • LoveTravel100947
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          I would recommend to all that are interested in Cebu history
          Great itinerary very knowledgeable guide the driver was smooth and safe. Which is not easy in Cebu. The included lunch was fantastic
          Written November 11, 2023
        • Excursion344063
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Private Tour with Great Guide
          Our driver and our guide were incredible. We were the only two people on the tour and we rode in an air conditioned van with leather seats. Our driver expertly drove through difficult traffic and made pleasant conversation. Our tour guide, Joan, was very knowledgeable and friendly and took us to many important sites. Overall, we had a wonderful time.
          Written September 28, 2023
        • MPwroclaw
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Another day to remember
          Excellent half day trip lead by Lorna, our tour Guide. We were able to see old and new Manila, and the schedule actually beat the description. American and Chinese cemetaries are to be remembered, as well as Fort Santiago and Casa Manila. Definitelly recommend. Good experience of Manila, we were the only passangers of extremly comfortable and airconditioned Toyota SUV. Must do if you want quickly see what the city has to offer.
          Written September 8, 2023
        • Wanderer07485722280
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Great Day!!
          First of all it was a driver a tour guide ( very knowledgeable) and the two of us. Essentially it was a private tour. The first part of the tour consisted of a lot of driving to see monkeys and chocolate hills. But the highlight of the tour was a wonderful lunch on a boat down the river. GREAT EXPERIENCE!!! WORTH THE MONEY!!
          Written August 1, 2023
        • kdcarroll2003
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          First-timers Must Do Activity
          Jonas was very funny, informative, entertaining! The mix between driving and walking during the tour was just right. All the places visited were very interesting. Definitely a must go-to tour for first time visitors!
          Written June 30, 2023
        • ldmian
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Bohol and Panglao Island is a must see location while in the Philippines.
          We did the Bohol Countryside tour which included Chocolate Hills, Loboc River Cruise, Tarsier Conservatory, Blood Pact, Baclayon Church, Man-Made Forest and XZootic Snakes and Butterflies. These tours were so cool to see to see these attractions. Chocolate Hills and Tarsiers were the highlights of the trip. We stayed in Panglao Island and did island hopping in Balicasag and Virgin Island. Some of the best snorkeling for fish and coral I've ever seen. Rented a scooter for 3 days to get around the island and explore. Alona Beach was a little Boracay (less people and traffic). I prefer this setting better as I hate crowds.
          Written May 19, 2023
        • Paradise559988
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Don’t pass this tour up!’
          This was an amazing experience, we loved every minute of this tour. Jonas and our driver were excellent hosts. They shared so much Philippine history and culture with us. The canoe trip was awesome!!! Definitely worth the drive!
          Written May 5, 2023
        • Becky A
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Amazing time
          Such an amazing tour. So much history and we had Jen for a guide, she was so knowledgable. We learnt a lot and she even helped us get on to a jeepney whilst in the city. Would highly recommend this whistle top tour of the top sights in the area!
          Written May 3, 2023
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        5.0 of 5 bubbles1 review
        Very good

        Mary Anne W
        San Francisco, CA4 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Feb 2024 • Family
        We took this tour on 2/29/24. Highly recommend this tour. This is such a great way to explore Manila and try all the amazing street foods that Binondo and Quiapo has to offer.Jen, our tour guide was knowleageable and taught us so much history, and she knew all the best places to get street foods and how to avoid the lines. She was the best!
        Written April 4, 2024
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