You can't say that you've been to Manila if you don't ride the cultural icon of the Philippines, the Jeepney.
Manila, The Philippines (PRWEB) March 20, 2010
The Jeepney Tours, brings 5 different thematic tours, offering a unique chance for travelers to explore and discover the best of Manila.
Liza Mangune, Project Head of Jeepney Tours Manila says, "You can't say that you've been to Manila if you don’t ride the cultural icon of the Philippines, the Jeepney".
The Jeepney is a unique transportation that can only be found in the Philippines. It was originally made from the US military jeeps that were left to the Filipinos after World War II, giving it the powerful engine of an army jeep. With great Filipino ingenuity, the body was remodeled by adding some metal roofs and decorating it with vibrant colors. It has rapidly emerged as a creative and popular means of public transportation. Tagged as the "King of the Road," it has become an enduring symbol of Philippine pop culture.
The concept of "Jeepney Tours" is a breakthrough in Philippine tourism that offers a convenient and daily sightseeing tour to travelers staying in five star hotels who wish to explore the best of Manila. Its main objective is to leave a positive image of the Philippines with every single ride.
Jeepney Tours takes travelers on a fascinating tour of the historical and vibrant city of Manila and its environs such as Tagaytay and Pampanga onboard a custom-built air-conditioned jumbo jeepney which can easily seat 20 people. A tour facilitator joins the passengers for the whole duration of the tour to point out interesting landmarks and give brief backgrounds on the places that will be visited.
Stuck in Manila traffic? Fret not. There is a videoke system onboard to keep the guests entertained along the way. The jeepney has a cooler for storing cold bottled drinks to keep the guests refreshed and hydrated at all times, especially after a Lahar Safari and Ultralight Flying Adventure.
"The Jeepney Tours is a tourism breakthrough that we are extremely proud of. Despite all the challenges, our profound commitment to the tourism industry fueled us to develop a major tourism infrastructure that transports the tourists to a day filled with fascinating experiences, a day packed with cultural learning and beautiful memories that will make them remember the Philippines at its best," says Clang Garcia, Managing Director of Jeepney Tours.
The Jeepney Tours has different Thematic Tours to choose from.
Intramuros: A Cultural Heritage Tour
Intramuros or the "walled city" is one of the best-preserved medieval cities in the world. It is the best place to view Spanish colonial architecture that was built in 1571, including the San Agustin Church, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Travelers can also shop for masterfully crafted native products and enjoy lunch in an old Spanish house where they can savor Filipino and Spanish cuisine as they listen to a live string ensemble playing Spanish and Kundiman songs.
Intramuros Tour with Sunset Dinner Cruise
After an interesting Intramuros Heritage Tour, Jeepney Tours guests may unwind as they witness the captivating Manila Bay sunset, an extraordinary sight to behold because of the different play of colors decorating the sky. Watching the Manila Bay sunset through a Sunset Dinner Cruise is a truly pleasurable experience in the city. Seize the moment while riding on to the sunset with a romantic dinner cruise and enjoy a full course meal and live entertainment that showcases true Filipino talent onboard the yacht.
Cultural Dinner Tour
After an interesting Intramuros Heritage Tour, a cultural dinner at Barbara’s restaurant, a 19th century establishment that specializes in Spanish and native dishes may be enjoyed. Talented Filipino dancers will introduce guests to the many colorful and creative Filipino dances that originated from the barrios and other parts of the Philippines. The old world charm of Barbara’s adds a nice touch to the whole cultural experience.
Golf Package Tour
One thing that makes Philippine golfing unique from the standard experiences abroad is that all the courses have caddies. The caddies pull the clubs, they help with club selection as they eventually figure out how long a hitter a player is, and best of all give, they give advice on the play.
Jeepney Tours treats guests to a rolling tour of some of Manila or Makati's best attractions before proceeding to Club Intramuros, the oldest golf course in the Philippines built in 1907 located within the historical Walled City of Intramuros; or the Philippine Army Golf Course, located inside the military base of Fort Bonifacio, which will provide you with a fairly challenging round of golf with its rolling terrain. A half day of leisurely golf will be spent in any of these courses.
Discover Corregidor, one of the most historical destinations in the Philippines. Start the tour with a ride on the jumbo jeepney which will take to around the different sights and sounds of the city of Manila before dropping you off at Corregidor port. During World War II, countless Americans and Filipinos fought bravely for the freedom of the Philippines. Corregidor became their official headquarters filled with old barracks, battery areas and camping grounds. In the past, it held instruments of war; today, it stands as an evidence of the old times, a remnant of the past and a tribute to the people who fought gallantly for the nation's freedom.
Jeepney Tours may be booked at major five star hotels in Metro Manila.
About Jeepney Tours
The Jeepney Tours is an essential introduction to Manila in a fun and informative way and it links the travelers to the main attractions of the city. It is a perfect gift that can be offered to visiting friends and colleagues to experience all the magical sights and sounds of Manila in an entertaining, comfortable and secure environment onboard a custom-built 20-seater jumbo jeepney.
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