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Circle Transport Corporation

Welcome to Circle Transport Corporation

We aim to provide the best possible transportation service

Our customers safety is our number one priority

We always disinfect our vehicles before and after every trip

OUR SERVICES

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Mobile: (0917) 888 2121

Landline: (02) 8 725 7771 (02) 8 724 2808

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No. 60 Aurora Blvd, Corner G. Reyes Street, San Juan City, Metro Manila, Philippines

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EXCELSIOR TOURS AND TRANSPORT CORPORATION

Unit 103 Canary Luxureville Condominium, Matthew Street, Multinational Village, Paranaque City, Metro Manila, Philippines

Telephone Numbers:

+63 (2) 88468428, +63 (2) 88837725

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Contact Us | For bus rental inquiries, please reach us through:

Email  [email protected]

Telephone  +02-3-411-6567

Address  Rm 201 West City Plaza Bldg., 66 West Avenue, Quezon City 1104 Philippines

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NOTE: The above chartered rates are subject to change without prior notice.

For reservations and other information regarding special trips, please call at 361-1506 loc. 1106 / 361-1514

* additional 1,000.00 / bus if Via SCTEX going to Zambales

* additional 1,000.00 / bus if Via SCTEX / TPLEX going to Baguio

Confirmation and Reservation should be made 14 working days before your trip.

* For trips going to South if the dates is for 2 consecutive day it will be automatically charge for Overnight rate.

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PRIVACY POLICY

Published: January 2018

We at Victory Liner, Inc. value your privacy and ensure that appropriate measures to protect your data are in place and reflected in every process where your personal data is involved. Such measures are implemented through our information security management system and privacy policy established in accordance with the principles of proportionality, transparency, and legitimate purpose.

This Privacy Notice explains:

  • What information are collected and how these information will be collected
  • How your personal data will be used, disclosed, shared, retained and disposed
  • How to view, change, remove or withdraw personal data, and all that involves in exercising your rights under the law as subject of these data

We collect personal data from our website using forms from the following pages:

  • Email address;
  • Mobile Number; and
  • Email address; and your inquiry
  • Desired Position;
  • Cellphone Number;
  • Any personal information you provide through the file you attached

The information we collect is used primarily for your identification, in order for the Company to contact you, in the event of trip changes or cancellation; when we respond to your inquiries; and when we process your job application.

The Company will not sell or rent your personal data to anyone. Records of your personal data are stored and retained in our database for a period of 5 years in accordance to the retention, storage and protection policies established by our Company. Physical security measures are implemented to safeguards hard copies and hardware containing your personal data, and only authorized personnel shall have access to your information. Appropriate disposal or destruction procedures shall then be performed.

As subject of the data we collect and process, it is important to us that you are aware of your rights provided under the Data Privacy Act of 2012 and provide a convenient way for you to exercise these rights:

Be informed. You have the right to be notified and furnished with information before your personal data enters our processing system.

Object. You have the right to object to our processing of your personal data and/or withdraw your consent in case of changes in the information previously provided. Your personal data shall no longer be processed with the exceptions enumerated under the law.

Access. You have the right to access or demand access to view of practically everything that will happen to your personal data, which includes but are not limited to the description of the personal data, purpose, collection process, use, distribution, disclosure, storage, disposal, and destruction.

Rectify. You have the right to dispute, under reasonable circumstances, the inaccuracies or errors in your personal data and have it correct immediately and accordingly.

Erase or block. You have the right to suspend or withdraw, order the blocking, removal or destruction of your personal data from our filing system upon discovery and substantial proof of the conditions enumerated under the law.

Be indemnified. You have the right to receive compensation for any damages you have sustained due to inaccurate, incomplete, outdated, false, unlawfully obtained or unauthorized use of your personal data.

Data Portability. You have the right to obtain a copy of electronically processed personal data in an electronic or structured format commonly used. This right highlights the concept of you, being the subject to which these data pertain to, have control over your personal data.

One of our main objectives is to provide you with a convenient way to access your personal data and exercise your rights under the law. You may send an email to our Data Protection Officer at [email protected] if you wish to exercise any of your rights provided above. Note however, that changes and deletion of your personal data from our records shall only be done if within justifiable means and cause. To protect information from malicious or accidental destruction, residual copies from active servers and records found in backup system may not be immediately deleted.

Any updates or revisions to our policies relating to privacy and security of your personal data shall be published on this notice and any major changes or improvements on our policy shall be separately communicated and highlighted but, shall still be included on this notice.

Our website contains links to other websites operated or maintained by third parties. The Company is not responsible for such other websites. Hence, in no event will the Company be held liable for any loss or damage that may arise out of or in connection with any lapse in the security measures or policies of other websites operated or maintained by third parties.

For any inquiry, objection, complaints, revocation of consent, changes in your personal data, or other concerns related to privacy protection and security, please email our Data Protection Officer at [email protected] .

TERMS AND CONDITIONS

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YOUR RESERVATION TICKET SERVES AS AN OFFICIAL FARE TICKET FOR ALL INTENTS AND PURPOSE.

CHECK IN TIME: 20 minutes before scheduled departure. Failure of passengers to present themselves for carriage within such time shall result in the cancellation of their reservation and their seats shall be given to chance passengers.

VALIDITY OF THIS TICKET: On the date stated herein or on the rebooked date.

NON-REFUNDABLE TICKET: Your reservation ticket shall be non-refundable except only in cases of force majeure or trip cancellations through the fault of the company in which case the passenger has the option to claim a refund or to rebook the ticket, without any surcharge, within fifteen (15) calendar days from the trip date written on the ticket. However, the passenger may likewise rebook this ticket at any time before the departure date or within fifteen (15) calendar days from trip date appearing on the ticket. Failure to rebook this ticket within the aforesaid period shall result in forfeiture of paid fare in favor of the company. Rebooking is allowed only once and shall be subject to a common surcharge rate of TEN PERCENT (10%) of the paid fare.

CANCELLATION/CHANGE OF SCHEDULE: Victory Liner, Inc. reserves the right to cancel trips or change it's time schedules and/or dates of departure without prior notice.

LIMITATION OF LIABILITY FOR LOSS/ DAMAGE OR PERSONAL BELONGINGS/LUGGAGE: Victory Liner, Inc. assumes no resposibility for loss or damage of effect, luggage or other personal belongings carried by passengers unless these are declared and shown to and a list thereof is given and freight charges are paid thereon to the shipping clerk or conductor, and the passenger complies with the instructions of the shipping clerk or conductor relative to their care and safekeeping.

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LUXURY BUS FOR RENT MANILA

Cruise the city with LXV Cars’ Luxury Bus For Rent Manila that radiates comfort and luxury. Our Luxury Bus for Rent Manila can fit 21 passengers, guaranteeing a premium luxury vehicle for big groups traveling for business or leisure. This luxury bus for rent Manila is a magnificent choice to experience the busy and beautiful cityscapes of Metro Manila as you enjoy modern luxury.

  • Up to 21 passengers
  • 1 unit available

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The Luxury Bus for rent Manila is perfect for business and leisure trips of large groups. This bus for rent will certainly make you imbibe the lush and sophisticated aura upon your entry. Additionally, this bus is also equipped with comfortable and wide seats complete with headrest monitors to entertain every guest. 

You’ll also love the following special features:

  • Glass partition separating the two sections of the bus
  • Sausage cooker, microwave oven, coffee machine, wine cooler (upon request), fully-stocked mini-refrigerator and chest chiller
  • One television screen per section, which may show two separate videos simultaneously or linked to play the same movie
  • 10” high definition Funtoro touch-screen tablet monitors for surfing the net and watching movies
  • Each guest is provided with a top-quality headset for a unique listening experience.
  • Seats boast a wide backrest for maximum travel comfort
  • Sound Stream entertainment system equipped with subwoofers, amplifiers, and speakers for the best sound quality

The Luxury Bus rental Manila is cozy and casual, allowing all guests to experience maximum comfort. There are 13 individual seats and a U-shaped couch that can sit 8 persons comfortably. But beyond its aesthetics and amazing features, your safety and security is guaranteed with our luxury bus fleet because each vehicle is equipped with modern safety features. Book this luxury bus for rent now and celebrate corporate functions and special events uniquely luxurious.

ONBOARD AMENITIES

Service & security.

  • English Speaking Groomed Driver
  • Google Translate App
  • Whatsapp Driver
  • Tracking GPS
  • Daily Sanitized

ENTERTAINMENT & AMENITIES

  • Tablet Monitors
  • Computer Plugs
  • USB Chargers
  • Soundsystem
  • Fresh Water
  • Glasses & Drinks
  • Coffee Machine

WHY RENTING THE LUXURY BUS

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13 Captain Seats

The astounding interior design of Luxury Bus for rent Manila is partnered with the most amazing onboard accommodation that every large group needs to try. With the 13 Captain seats, you will surely move with ease and enjoy every moment of the ride.

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VIP Conference Room

From its paneled VIP room to its top-notch entertainment system, the fun already began well before reaching your destination. The Luxury Bus for rent Manila is one of the few luxury buses that offer spacious and isolated VIP features for a trip around the Metro. Inquire now and arrive to your destination in a one-of-a-kind road experience.

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Rare Prestige

LXV Cars has some of the rarest and most luxurious vehicles in the Philippines. The Luxury Bus for rent Manila is a very rare and special luxury vehicle. LXV Cars offer one of the few units in the Philippines. Book now and cruise the city with this fun and luxurious ride!

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Mint Maintained Cars

Experience the best-performing and well-maintained luxury bus for rent in Manila with LXV Car Rental. All units are regularly inspected and conditioned which guarantees both style and safety in one. Our Luxury Bus rental Manila combines entertainment, comfort, and safety as you drive around Manila, Philippines.

LUXURY BUS RENTAL PRICELIST

Daily rental.

Inclusive of 12 hours private bus rental with driver, fuel, tolls, and parking fees. .

*Rate for Outside Metro Manila trips varies depending on itinerary & destination.

  • Driver overnight +₱2,000

LUXURY BUS GALLERY

Our Luxury Bus rental Manila all-inclusive rate starts at Php60,000 (VAT exclusive) for 12 hours rental. You may reach us at +639171627737 or [email protected] . Our reservations specialists can create the package of your dreams, customized to your liking.

Please contact our logistics officer at +639171627737 or send us an email at [email protected] so we can check availability of the unit and send you a detailed quotation.

Our Luxury Bus for rent Manila with VIP room can accommodate up to 21 passengers comfortably. You can also check out our fleet of luxury cars for other seating capacities.

Please note that the following location requires a Pick & Drop Permit (for buses) and is not part of the quoted rate. It’ll be processed by the client.

1. ACEA Permit (Ayala Triangle) Makati City 2. Rockwell Estate Permit Makati City & Pasig City 3. Bonifacio Global City, Taguig City

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Toyota Alphard 2019+

  • From Php 1,700 per hour
  • 5 Passengers
  • With Driver
  • 10 Units Available
  • 2019-2022 Model

Rent a Toyota Alphard now and experience supreme ride comfort. With it’s two captain seats, elite interior independent suspension all around makes for a highly comfortable ride without uncompromising safety. 

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Toyota Alphard 2018

Rent a Toyota Alphard in Manila good for 5 people. This luxury car for rent has two captain seats for maximum comfort. Be driven around Manila for the cheapest price for Alphard rental in the Philippines.

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Hyundai H350 Artista

  • From Php 1,800 per hour
  • 11 Passengers
  • 1 Unit Available

Experience a comfortable and secure trip around the Philippines with our Hyundai H350 Artista Van for Rent Manila.

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Tourist Bus

Naga Rd, Las Pinas, Manila, Metro Manila, Philippines

Vehicle Description

Whether this 49 passenger Tourist Bus will meet your highest expectations. Tourist Bus features USB/Phone charger available , Air-conditioning for backseat passengers available and WiFi available in vehicle and lots of leg room. This vehicle is well-maintained and always clean interior. The chauffeur is punctual speaks reasonable English and willing to please every demand. Your safety is our primary goal so we will get you to your destination and back at the reasonable price. So sit back and enjoy the ride!

Vehicle Amenities

  • Maximum number of passengers 49
  • USB/Phone charger available
  • Air-conditioning for backseat passengers available
  • WiFi available in vehicle

Cities Served

  • Manila, Metro Manila
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Tourist bus can be used for pick-up and drop-off services in the following airports in manila, metro manila:,   clark international,   danilo atienza air base,   ninoy aquino international,   subic bay international, people who looked at tourist bus also liked these vehicles, toyota gl grandia.

Cities: Makati, Metro Manila

Cities: Makati, Metro Manila ; Taguig, Metro Manila

Hourly (City Tour): ₱900.00

Airport transfer: ₱4,500.00, daily: ₱6,000.00.

No Hidden Fees , Service Charge Included

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Cities: Quezon City, Metro Manila

Cities: Mandaluyong, Metro Manila ; Cainta, Rizal ; Taytay, Rizal ; Makati, Metro Manila ; Antipolo, Rizal ; Marikina, Metro Manila ; Pateros, Metro Manila ; Taguig, Metro Manila ; Quezon City, Metro Manila

Airport Transfer: ₱2,000.00

Daily: ₱4,500.00, toyota innova - white.

Cities: Manila, Metro Manila

Daily: ₱2,500.00

Toyota hiace van, airport transfer: ₱3,000.00, daily: ₱5,000.00, 18-seater nissan nv350.

Cup holders available - Yes at front seats Maximum number of baggage - Depends on the number of people inside. A lot of room space at the back of the van.

Airport Transfer: ₱2,500.00

Daily: ₱3,500.00, toyota vios.

Cities: General Santos City, South Cotabato

Cities: General Santos City, South Cotabato ; General Santos City (Dadiangas), General Santos City

Hourly: ₱350.00

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Tourist bus can be used for private chauffeured transfers in the following hotels in manila, metro manila:,   city garden suites,   1775 adriatico suites,   agustina apartments,   aloha hotel,   amelie hotel manila,   armada hotel manila,   aruga by rockwell hotel,   bayview park hotel manila,   baywatch 1403 and 1903,   best western hotel la corona manila,   boulevard mansion hotel and residential suites,   brentwood suites,   bsa twin towers,   camelot hotel,   casa bocobo hotel,   casa nicarosa hotel and residences,   century park hotel,   crowne plaza manila galleria,   dela chambre hotel,   diamond hotel philippines,   eurotel araneta center cubao,   excel inn,   executive plaza hotel,   fersal hotel - manila,   fersal hotel quezon city,   gaius pension inn,   garden plaza hotel and suites,   go hotels ortigas center,   go hotels otis-manila,   gran prix manila,   gran prix quezon city,   haeinsa condotel,   holiday inn manila galleria,   hostel 1632,   hotel h2o,   hotel kimberly manila,   hotel sogo banawe,   hotel sogo edsa cubao,   hotel soriente,   hyatt regency hotel and casino manila,   icon hotel north edsa,   jmm apartment suites,   jmm grand suites,   la breza hotel,   las palmas hotel,   leez inn,   lotus garden hotel,   luxent hotel,   m chereville hotel manila,   makabata guesthouse,   malate condosuites,   malate pensionne inc,   malvar hostel,   manila crown palace hotel,   manila hotel,   manila manor hotel,   metro room budget hotel philippines,   microtel by wyndham up technohub,   new solanie hotel,   newgrange condotel,   oakwood premier joy - nostalg center manila,   oasis park hotel,   one mackinson place,   orchid garden suites,   orion hotel,   palm plaza hotel,   pan pacific manila,   paragon tower hotel,   pearl garden hotel,   pearl lane hotel,   pghi hotel,   pink manila hostel,   privato hotel,   ralph anthony suites,   ramada manila central,   regency grand suites,   riviera mansion hotel,   rosas garden hotel,   rothman hotel,   royal bellagio hotel,   sequoia hotel,   shaw residenza,   shobetan's place,   silver oaks suites & hotel,   sky hotel,   sofitel philippine plaza manila,   sulit place,   the bayleaf intramuros,   the corporate inn hotel,   the jeepney house,   the lyric apartelle,   the southern cross hotel manila,   the sulo riviera hotel,   toilena room and board,   tune hotel - ermita, manila,   tune hotel - quezon city,   v hotel,   wanderers guest house,   where 2 next - manila hostel,   white knight hotel intramuros, request a quote.

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We offer a diverse fleet of charter buses that can accommodate your group requirements for all season. Travel from Manila to any point of Luzon.   Airport - Hotel Transfers, Sightseeing Tours, Company Events, Company Outings, Special Events, Concerts, Seminars, Family Outings, Church Visits, Weddings, Educational Tour, Sporting Events and many more! 

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  • Capacity: 52 seater

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Manila Travel Guide: Everything You Need to Know

Kara Santos

Best Time to Go to Manila

  • Holiday Season  | September to December
  • Dry Season | January to April

Climate and Weather

  • What to Wear
  • How to Get to Manila
  • Getting Around Manila

From the Airport

  • Public Transportation
  • Where to Stay in Manila

Types of Accommodations

Neighborhoods and areas, accommodation highlights in manila, what to see and do in manila, explore intramuros.

  • Go Museum-Hopping
  • Go on a Food Trip in Binondo
  • Shop in the Malls
  • Experience the Nightlife in Poblacion
  • What to Eat and Drink in Manila

Practical Information and Tips

Safety tips, what to pack, commuting tip, sample itinerary in manila, day 1: intramuros + food tour + museums, day 2: modern manila tour + modern museums + mall of asia + pub crawl.

Cityscape of Manila at night

Visit the bustling metropolitan center of the Philippines, Manila! Read about how to get around, top tourist spots that you should visit, the best places to stay in, and where to eat in this guide. 

Manila serves as the center of culture, economy, education, and government in the Philippines . It is the most populous region of the country and one of the most densely populated in the world. It is also the main gateway for international travelers going to the Philippines by flight. 

  • Find the best Manila trips and experiences
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When you say “Manila,” it can mean two things. First, it can refer to the City of Manila, the capital of the Philippines. Manila is made up of 16 administrative districts, including Binondo, Ermita, Intramuros, Malate, and Quiapo, among others.  

Second, the greater Metropolitan Manila area is also referred to as Manila. It is officially known as the National Capital Region (NCR) or Metro Manila. It is made up of the City of Manila, Makati , Quezon City , Parañaque, Pasay, and Taguig, to name a few.

See our popular Manila Tours & Activities

Manila intramuros historical express 90-minute tour in eco-friendly bamboo bike + optional upgrades, manila binondo shared walking food tour with guide, manila intramuros shared half-day walking tour with guide.

It can be a bit confusing. Make sure to do your research beforehand, so you don't end up staying in an area far from the main attractions you want to visit.

In this ultimate guide, we’ll refer to Manila as not just the City of Manila but also Metro Manila and the other big cities in the Philippines' bustling urban center. You’ll learn about Manila’s top tourist spots , the best way to get around, where to stay,  and where to eat.

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But if you want to experience Manila's outdoor attractions fully, take note of the months with the sunniest days. 

Holiday Season  | September to December

The best months to go to Manila are during the -ber months of September, October, November, and December, when the city is full of festive lights and Christmas decorations.

It is also cooler during these months, which is great if you’re planning to do a lot of walking around. However, traffic can get worse than usual during the Christmas season. It is also during this time when a lot of people flock to the malls for their holiday shopping.

Dry Season | January to April 

If you have a lot of outdoor destinations included in your Manila itinerary, it's best to explore during the dry months of January to April.

While there is rainfall throughout the year in Manila, January to April has the least chance of rain. Make sure to bring water bottles, caps, and an umbrella with you if you're planning to do a lot of walking in Manila.

During the dry season, the temperature in Manila is warm. Take note that the hottest months in Manila, are typically from April to May, with an average daily high temperature above 33°C. 

If you plan to visit during these months, always bring a bottle of water to keep yourself hydrated while exploring Manila. Additionally, make sure to check for  weather updates and the forecast on the days of your trip.

Here's an overview of the average monthly Manila temperature and rainfall

Average monthly temperature in Manila

Source: NOAA

Average monthly rainfall in Manila

Source: Weather Spark

What to Wear 

When visiting Manila, expect a tropical climate. So dress in casual breathable clothes, especially during the dry months. If you're in the malls or outdoors at night, especially during the holiday season or rainy season, it's best to bring a light jacket with you to keep you warm.

How to Get to Manila 

Plane landing in Manila airport

Manila is accessible from both international and local destinations by flight. You will be landing in one of the four terminals of  Manila Airport , depending on the airline.

  • Dubai to Manila flights
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Note that there are four terminals in Manila, which are not connected by subway systems. It can be confusing for many first-time visitors, so make sure to find out which airport you're landing in before making transfer arrangements.

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Top view of the intersection at historical EDSA in Manila

The Ninoy Aquino International Airport Terminal 1 is located in Parañaque City, while Terminals 2, 3, and 4 are in the neighboring Pasay City.

The metro or subway system does not connect these airport terminals at the moment. The only way to get there and out is via private transport, shuttle buses, or taxis. 

There is a free shuttle bus going to all terminals that runs every 15 minutes, depending on traffic. Given the heavy traffic in Manila during the day and early evening, it may not be the best idea if you are pressed for time (e.g., if you have a connecting flight with a layover of less than 4 hours).

You can also take the Airport Loop buses from all terminals. It will take you from the airport to Baclaran, Pasay Rotonda, Taft Avenue station of the Manila Metro Rail Transit System (MRT), and Manila Light Rail Transit System (LRT) in Pasay. Taft Avenue is the closest light rail station to the airport. Both MRT and LRT1 have a Taft Station and are connected with each other by a walkway.

Another option is the P2P (Point-to-Point) buses called the UBE Express. Fares vary depending on your destination. These buses run on four fixed routes, stopping at selected hotels and shopping malls, while other buses stop at big bus terminals. Check the  P2P bus schedules here .

By Taxi/Cabs

All Manila airports have taxi stands. You can ride the following: 

Regular Taxi - White metered taxi/cabs with a fixed flag down rate and per kilometer fee.

Coupon Taxi- Blue-marked white taxi/cabs that are dispatched by airport personnel and charge a fixed price

Yellow Airport Taxi - Metered taxi with a fixed flag down rate and per kilometer fee, but almost double than the regular taxis.

Taxi scams at the airport are common. If the driver shows you a printed list of destinations and their corresponding prices, be warned that those rates are most probably overpriced.

Another red flag is when the driver doesn't use a meter and charges you ridiculous prices. To avoid the headache of getting scammed, use the official taxis (coupon taxis and yellow airport taxis).

When someone outside the arrival area offers you a ride, say no. Often, these drivers (or their middlemen) will overcharge you. They might offer to help you with your bags, keep a tight grip on your belongings and say no, or ignore them.  

By Car Booking App

Another recommended way to get out of the airport and into the city is through Grab, a ride-hailing app similar to Uber (Uber is no longer operating in the Philippines).

Grab offers GrabTaxi (accredited regular metered taxi), GrabCar (private), and GrabShare (carpooling).  Download the Grab App before arriving in the Philippines in case the airport WiFi fails.

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There are car rental services in Manila that you can avail of, including Manila van rentals ,  SUV rental in the Philippines , and  luxury car rentals in the Philippines . Self-drive car rentals in the Philippines  like budget car rental in the Philippines  are also available in all Manila airports (except Terminal 4). Just make sure you have the requirements to rent a car in the Philippines . You can book a  car rental in Manila in advance so you can pick up the car at the airport or their designated pick-up points in Manila.

If you're driving in Manila, we highly recommend using GPS navigation apps like  Google Maps and  Waze . Traffic in Manila needs a lot of patience and excellent driving skills, so make sure to prepare yourself if you're driving here for the first time. 

Public Transportation    

Inside the LRT in Manila, Philippines

The fastest way of getting around is via train. Three lines are operating in Manila: Manila Metro Rail Transit (MRT), Light Rail Transit 1 (LRT1), and Light Rail Transit 2(LRT2). The other modes of transportation are the tricycle and jeepney, both unique to the Philippines.

You can also hail a taxi or use car booking apps or a motorcycle booking app if you want to explore Manila.

MRT and LRT

The Manila Metro Rail Transit (MRT) and Light Rail Transit (LRT) run across major roads in Manila and connect Manila's north and south areas. The MRT traverses Epifanio de Los Santos Avenue (EDSA), while LRT1 and LRT2 have routes crossing Pasay, Manila, Caloocan, and Quezon City. 

If your hotel is somewhere in the city of Manila, Makati, Pasay, or even Quezon city, you can ride the MRT or LRT. Be warned though, that the MRT and LRT are very crowded during rush hour (7 AM to 9 AM and 5 PM to 9 PM on weekdays).

However, if you travel during the off-peak hours, the MRT and LRT offer the quickest way to slice through Manila's notorious traffic jams. 

You can purchase single-journey tickets/cards (one way) or stored value cards (reloadable BEEP cards) in any station in MRT, LRT1, and LRT2. Reloading can be done at any station, as well.

The single-journey tickets are exclusively used in each line where you purchased them, while the reloadable BEEP cards can be used in all three lines. If you'll be riding the MRT and LRT a lot while in Manila, purchasing a BEEP card is highly recommended. 

Metro Rail Transit and Light Rail Transit System Map

Source: Light Rail Transit Authority

MRT runs along EDSA, from Taft Avenue to North Avenue in Quezon City. This line gives travelers access to Roxas Boulevard, Makati, Mandaluyong, San Juan, and Quezon City. You can take this line if you want to explore  Makati tourist spots and Quezon City attractions. 

LRT1 and LRT2

There are two LRT routes, LRT1 and LRT2. LRT1 is the first among the three light rails in the Philippines, while LRT2 is the newest. A walkway in Doroteo Jose station connects LRT1 and LRT2. 

LRT1 runs from Baclaran to Monumento. It lets you explore areas in Roxas Boulevard or Pasay area, Makati, Manila, and Caloocan. Beyond Caloocan are mainly residential areas not frequented by travelers.

LRT1 cuts through most of the city of Manila, which makes it the best transit to ride to get to popular Manila attractions such as Binondo, Intramuros, and Rizal Park. 

LRT 2 has the shortest route. It runs through Metro Manila's East to West areas. It starts in Manila and ends in Marikina City, with stops along Quezon City and San Juan City. LRT 2 may be the shortest line, but it can still take you to Manila tourist spots. You can ride the LRT 2 to get to Binondo and San Sebastian Church in Intramuros, which is the only all-metal building in the country.

Jeeneys in front of the Manila City Hall

Jeepneys have become an iconic symbol of Philippine culture and art. These can accommodate up to 20 passengers, depending on the size of the jeepney. Riding these open-aired vehicles in the streets of Manila offers an interesting experience for first-time visitors. 

You can hail these anywhere on most Manila roads, but take note if there are designated loading and unloading stations in the area. Each jeepney has a sign on its windshield that indicates its last stop and 1 or 2 other significant stops along its route. Find out first which route you need to take before riding a jeepney. 

Payments are handed to the driver at the front during the ride. If you're seated at the far end of the jeepney, the other passengers can pass it to the driver for you.

Locals say "Bayad po, " (Here's my payment) when handing the money to the driver. It is so the driver can compute how much your fare is since it varies on your pick-up point and destination.

When you're about 5 to 10 meters away from your stop, locals will say "Para po!" (Please stop) to notify the driver to slow down and stop at the nearest unloading station.

Motorized tricycles, or simply tricycles, are the local form of the auto-rickshaw similar to Thailand’s tuk-tuk. These public utility vehicles ply a set route in inner roads. They are usually found in terminals where passengers line up to wait for their turn to board one.

These can also be hired like taxis in some areas if their route allows it. Built in a variety of styles that differ from city to city, these are usually made locally by building a sidecar affixed to a motorcycle. These can usually accommodate 2 to 4 passengers only.

Taxi or Car Booking App

For those who only have a short time in the city and want a hassle-free journey, the best option is to take a taxi or book Grab using the  Grab App .

While Grab is usually more expensive than riding jeepneys or buses, these can ensure you can get around safely and in comfort. You don't have to do multiple transfers, which is convenient for travelers coming from and going to the airport.

Motorcycle Booking App

More adventurous travelers can choose to book with the  Angkas app , which is similar to Grab Motorbike in other countries like Vietnam.

If you are traveling solo, you can use the app to hire a rider to pick you up and take you to your desired location. It is especially significant if you are in a hurry since motorcycles can navigate through heavy traffic easily.

Where to Stay in Manila  

Manila Hotel lobby

Photo from the Philippine Department of Tourism

Manila is made up of multiple cities, and traveling from one city to another can be time-consuming, especially during rush hour. It's important to plan where your home base will be in Manila so you can easily go to the attractions included in your itinerary.

This section will run you through the common types of accommodations you'll find in Manila for your staycation in the Philippines . Whether you're on a tight budget or you're someone who prefers to spend more on luxurious accommodations, it's always better to plan before traveling. Whichever you prefer, you're bound to find what you're looking for in a metropolis as big as this one.

It's essential to research Manila hotels and other types of accommodations before your visit. Be sure to check if the property accommodates the number of people you are traveling with. If you're looking for budget hotels in Manila, vacation rentals, or luxury accommodation, Manila has them all.

Whether you're staying for work or leisure, there are various hotels in Manila , ranging from budget to luxury. Luxury hotels in Manila offer amenities such as a swimming pool and a spa, while budget hotels in Manila provide basic amenities and furnishings. Make sure to follow the check-in procedure to avoid getting an extra charge.   

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Vacation Rentals

If you're looking for privacy, renting a private condominium or house within Manila will work best. There are several vacation rentals throughout Manila, from Pasay City, Makati City, Mandaluyong City to Quezon City. It's better if you're in a group so you can share the expenses. 

Perfect for solo backpackers, hostels in Manila usually offers dorm-type rooms and single rooms but with shared bathrooms. You can find several hostels in Makati. Hostel common areas are ideal for meeting new people, and some even have rooftop bars where you can chill at night.

Location is a significant factor when booking your hotel in Manila. The ideal location would either be one nearest to the airport or where most of the activities you plan will be concentrated around. 

However, if you are planning to stay a little longer, then you should have ample time to explore Manila thoroughly. Your choice of where to book your accommodation depends on your budget and itinerary. 

For business and leisure travelers who want modern conveniences, creature comforts, and luxury hotels, the best place to stay would be in the central business districts or CBDs. Manila has several central business districts to choose from, including Makati, Bonifacio Global City, and Ortigas Center. 

Aside from the CBDs, cities like Quezon City, Mandaluyong City, Pasay City, and the city of Manila also offer an excellent selection of quality accommodations. 

Aerial view of Manila at dusk

There are luxury hotels and budget hotels in Manila that are near the attractions mentioned above. The best views are in the hotels lined up at Roxas Boulevard, where you are treated to breathtaking sunset views of Manila Bay. 

Lakbay Museo at S'Maison in Pasay City, Philippines

Pasay City in itself also offers fascinating attractions like The Dessert Museum, Lakbay Museo, and the Upside Down Museum. It also has entertainment hubs like Resorts World Manila, and the amusement park, Star City. If you want to go shopping, you can find the Mall of Asia, the fourth largest shopping mall in the Philippines, in Pasay City.

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Makati CBD 

Aerial view of Ayala Triangle Gardens in Makati at night

Makati is a melting pot of international affairs and is quite famous for its multicultural lifestyle. Makati It is also known for its array of Makati hotels and luxury malls, most of which can be found in Makati's prime shopping and entertainment hub, Ayala Center.

Many international retail brands have made their home in department stores in Makati, located in Glorietta Malls and Greenbelt Malls. 

Makati Poblacion

The hotels in Makati aren't just centralized in the CBD. You can also find accommodations in the revitalized hip neighborhood of Poblacion. This area boasts a  vibrant nightlife that attracts the millennial workforce of Manila.

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It is also where most backpacker hostels in Makati are located. A few minutes walk or drive from Poblacion will take you to Rockwell Center, most known for being the location of the Powerplant Mall. 

It is reputed to be the best area in Manila for first-time visitors, since shops, nightlife, and sights are easily accessible. It also offers a wide range of accommodation options, from budget hostels to upscale hotels in Makati .

Bonifacio Global City

Aerial view of The Fort Strip in BGC, Taguig City at night

Additionally, BGC has several malls like the Market! Market!, SM Aura, and Uptown Mall. Bonifacio High Street is BGC's central retail and entertainment hub. It boasts open-air shopping blocks with several high-end retail outlets and features a diverse array of restaurants that offer international and local cuisine.

BGC is also home to upscale residential condominiums. So, if you’re looking for plush vacation rentals or luxury hotels in Manila that are close to restaurants, clubs, and shopping malls, then look no further than BGC.

Quezon City

Quezon Memorial Circle in Quezon City, Metro Manila

Additionally, restaurants in Quezon City have become favorite eating spots for food lovers everywhere. Maginhawa Street is a well-known street where you’ll find some of the best restaurants in Manila . It has become a food haven that offers various delicious meals; from local cuisine to international gastronomical treats. If you’re into food trips, then book your accommodation in Quezon City.

Depending on your budget and preference, it's essential to note the following: location, price, and service. While it's okay to stay in a cheaper place, one should consider the number of people staying. If you're in a group, it might be better to rent a private house or stay at Manila hotels that offer family rooms. 

Budget Accommodations

Manila has many options to fit the needs of backpackers or travelers who’d rather spend more on the sights than on the hotel. These two come highly recommended among budget-conscious travelers.

Lub D Hostel (Makati City)

Bunk beds at Lub D Hostel in Makati City

Lub D Hostel in Makati Avenue is the largest hostel in Manila. This hostel prides itself on its casual and friendly vibe that inspires you to mingle with its local and international guests.

They offer mixed dorms, ladies' dorms, private rooms, and family or group rooms. Lub D Makati also boasts a stunning rooftop restaurant, a deli bar, a cafe, and even a co-working space. Other facilities include a 24-hour front desk, laundry facilities, a TV room, and meeting rooms. 

Red Planet (Binondo, Manila and Poblacion, Makati)

Guest room at Red Planet Hotel in Manila, Philippines

Photo by Red Planet Hotels Philippines

Red Planet is a hotel chain with branches all over Manila. Red Planet Binondo and Poblacion are strategically located in the tourist hotspots in Manila. Red Planet Binondo in Manila is situated near the famous Chinatown and other historical places in Manila.

Red Planet Makati is right in the center of Poblacion, Makati’s lively nightlife hub. Red Planet boasts minimalist and modern private rooms at affordable prices.  Although their rooms have basic amenities, you can expect maximum comfort during your stay.

Mid-range Accommodations

Manila is home to several 4-star and 5-star hotels offering world-class facilities and services. If you're looking for all the creature comforts of a hotel but still want bang for your buck, you should stay in this type of accommodations.

The Manila Hotel (Manila)

The Manila Hotel in One Rizal Park is a historic 5-star hotel that was built in 1912. This hotel showcases the elegance of authentic Filipino interior design in its 570 rooms and suites.

The Manila Hotel boasts a posh deli, an outdoor pool bar, a lobby lounge, and five high-end restaurants, including Cafe Ilang-Ilang, one of the best buffets in Manila , that offer a wide array of local and international cuisine. They also have a swimming pool, a garden area, a spa and sauna, and a gym equipped with state-of-the-art technology. 

Luxury Accommodations

The Entertainment City, an area in Parañaque, is a gaming and entertainment complex. It is a top choice for business or luxury travelers as it is also near the airports. Here are two highly-recommended hotels in the area.

Okada Manila (Parañaque City)

Guest room bath tub in Okada Manila Hotel

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Okada Manila is a 5-star casino resort and hotel complex that offers a world-class luxury experience. Aside from their stunning private rooms and suites, they also have an outdoor swimming pool, a spa and wellness center, restaurants, an in-house casino, an indoor beach club, a day-to-night club, art galleries, meeting facilities, and retail shops. 

City of Dreams - Nobu Hotel Manila (Parañaque City)

City of Dreams is the first-of-its-kind boutique Nobu Hotel in Asia. This top-notch hotel offers world-class facilities and luxurious amenities. They have an in-house casino, a fitness center, an outdoor swimming pool, a spa, and top-notch rooms and suites. The City of Dreams also boasts an excellent selection of Japanese cuisine. 

Guide to the Philippines' Manila map of things to do and Manila activities

For first-time visitors in the Philippines, the best thing to do is zero in on the famous historical places in Manila. Going on a museum tour and a food tour should be on top of your list of things to do in Manila. Whether it's history, food, culture, shopping, or nightlife you're interested in, you're sure to find something fun and unique to do in the metro. Here are a few of our top picks:

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Intramuros is the oldest district and historic core of Manila. Known as the "Walled City," this landmark walled area within the modern city was the seat of government and political power when the Philippines was still under Spanish rule. What makes Intramuros fascinating is that it is the only remaining district in Manila where visitors can even see Spanish-era architecture.  

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You will also get to visit the historic Manila Cathedral, which is the very first cathedral in the Philippines. You will also get to see Fort Santiago, one of the oldest Hispanic stone fortresses in the country, and the San Agustin Church, which has been rebuilt three times due to war and natural disasters and is part of the Baroque Churches of the Philippines that are collectively deemed as UNESCO World Heritage Sites . You won't run out of  things to do in Intramuros .

Another option is to  ride a horse-drawn carriage that will take you around the highlights of Intramuros. 

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Aerial view of the National Museum of the Philippines in Manila, Philippines

It is divided into several sections: Fine Arts, Anthropology, Natural History, and a Planetarium, all located within the same complex in Rizal Park or Luneta Park. In the same area is where you can also find the Rizal Monument, a memorial for the Philippines' National Hero, Jose Rizal.

You can also check out The Metropolitan Museum of Manila. It is located in Bonifacio Global City in Taguig. The Metropolitan Museum boasts an impressive collection of modern and contemporary visual arts by local and international artists.

Besides historical museums and art galleries, Manila also offers unique exhibits such as The Dessert Museum, Lakbay Museo, and the Upside Down Museum in Pasay.

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Go on a Food Trip in Binondo            

Noodles and dumplings in Binondo, Manila

Join a Binondo tour and get ready to chow down on Chinese and Filipino delicacies like dumplings, pork chop noodles, xiao long bao, lumpia, oyster cake, kampong, stir-fried tofu, and Wintermelon tea. 

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If you’re looking for a place where you shop, dine, and find entertainment in air-conditioned comfort, malls are the best places to go to in Manila. The SM Mall of Asia (MOA), in particular, a shopping mall in Pasay, is the most popular spot for foreign and domestic travelers who like to go on a retail spree.

MOA is the fourth largest shopping mall in the country, and it is home to numerous restaurants, bars, boutiques, cinemas, and an IMAX theater.

There's also a seaside esplanade and baywalk that offers a stunning view of Manila Bay during sunset. The Mall of Asia Eye, a 55-meter (180-foot) tall Ferris wheel by the bay, offers a spectacular view.

Another must-visit mall in Manila is the Venice Grand Canal Mall, also known as the Venice Piazza in McKinley Hill. Aside from being in an upscale neighborhood and having an impressive array of retail shops, the Venice Piazza is famous for its replica of the Venice Grand Canal.

The mall even has the signature turquoise water and gondolas of the iconic Venetian waterway. If you're looking for beautiful scenery to pose in for an Instagram photo, Venice Piazza is the perfect spot!

Experience the Nightlife in Poblacion              

Poblacion, the old downtown area of Makati, has been revitalized into one of the hippest districts in the city. This trendy neighborhood is one of the top places to visit in Makati and is the cultural and entertainment heart of the city, catering to international travelers, ex-pats, and locals.

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Poblacion is also very popular with the backpacker crowd. It is home to many hostels and artsy boutique establishments like Z Hostel, Lokal Hostel, Junction Hostel, and MNL Boutique Hostel.

After sunset, Poblacion transforms into a vibrant club scene where you can do a pub crawl tour. The streetside restaurants, bars, and clubs in the area come to life.  Within the vicinity, you can also find high-end shopping retail centers and venues for concerts and special events. 

What to Eat and Drink in Manila   

One of the best things to do for first-time travelers in Manila is to enjoy traditional Filipino cuisine and culture by patronizing dining establishments that offer a cultural experience. Manila is a foodie haven.

There's no one cuisine that best represents it as a whole since the region is such a melting pot of multicultural lifestyles. Thanks to its diverse community, you can find  cuisine from various areas of the Philippines .

Barbara’s Restaurant

Tinikling dance at Barbara's Restaurant in Intramuros, Manila

Guests can enjoy classic Filipino dishes like kare-kare (peanut sauce-based stew), caldereta (tomato-based meat stew), adobo, lechon (roasted pig), gulaman (grass jelly drink), and palitaw (rice cake). To make your experience more immersive, you will be dining in a beautifully restored 18th-century building that reflects the Spanish colonial period's best architectural design. 

While dining, visitors are treated to dance performances from the Spanish era to the folkloric Philippines, including tinikling. The live music makes use of all local Filipino Instruments like rondalla and guitars. 

Locavore's bestselling dish, the Sizzling Sinigang

Photo by Locavore Kitchen & Drinks

Locavore serves locally grown and produced Filipino dishes with a unique twist for those who want a more modern take on traditional Filipino dishes. With bestsellers like sizzling sinigang, lechon oyster sisig, and kare-kare wings, this modern and innovative restaurant is an excellent choice for adventurous foodies.

Locavore has several branches around Manila, including in Kapitolyo, Pasig, Taguig, Makati, and SM Mall of Asia in Pasay City.

Islas Pinas

Another place to check out is Islas Pinas, a fiesta-inspired Food Hall in the Double Dragon Plaza in Pasay City near Mall of Asia that features dishes from all over the Philippines. 

It aims to bring Filipino cuisine to global prominence by showcasing regional specialties, local home-cooked dishes, and elevated street food in a unique cultural setting.

For a destination as comprehensive as Manila, it can get overwhelming with all the information you need to digest. Before you start planning your Manila trip, take note of these essential practical travel and safety tips for a hassle-free and safe vacation: 

Major establishments in Manila accept credit cards. There are also several money changers and ATM throughout Manila. However, it's better to bring enough Philippine Peso (PHP) with you, in smaller bills in 20, 50, and 100 denominations for faster transactions.

Additionally, always carry loose change. They will come in handy when you are riding public transportation or buying food and small items from vendors.

Most Manila locals use Filipino when communicating. The majority of locals can speak and understand English. Make sure to greet the locals with a simple "Hello" to initiate a conversation. Don’t worry, they’re friendly and can accommodate most of your questions.

Watch out for pickpockets when commuting and keep your valuables safe, especially in crowded areas like Cubao, Binondo, and Makati Avenue. If you’re planning to walk alone at night, make sure to keep your bags close to you. Always be aware of your surroundings.

Wear light clothing when going to nature parks, and bring lots of water. It's best to bring a jacket or umbrella with you in case of rain. Don’t forget to bring a small bag when you’re going on a sightseeing trip! It will be more comfortable when you're walking along minor roads, especially if you plan to shop.

The weather in Manila can get quite hot and humid, so be sure to bring drinking water while going around. Although vendors are selling bottled water everywhere, it is best to bring your water bottle to stay hydrated and minimize plastic waste.

Like in most big cities, it’s best not to wear fancy jewelry and carry all your valuables with you when doing  sightseeing trips in Manila . Secure all your essential items and money in anti-theft bags.

Make sure to do some research as well on standard costs of fares and other items. Most Filipinos can speak English. Don’t be afraid to ask for help from locals if you need information on the amount paid for jeepney fares or directions if you get lost.

Bamboo bike tour in Intramuros, Manila

06:00 AM - Arrival at Manila airport

06:30 AM - Taxi ride to the hotel

07:00 AM - Early check-in at the hotel

07:30 AM - Breakfast

09:00 AM -  Explore Intramuros

10:00 AM - Intramuros Bike Tour

12:30 NN -  Food tour in Binondo

02:00 PM -  Museum-hopping at National Museums

05:30 PM - Watch the sunset by Manila Bay

06:00 PM- Dinner at Barbara’s Restaurant in Intramuros

07:00 AM - Breakfast

08:00 AM -  Modern Manila tour  

11:00 AM - Tour of  Dessert Museum and  Lakbay Museo  

12:30 NN - Lunch at Isla Pinas

02:00 PM - Shop at the Mall of Asia

06:00 PM - Dinner at Locavore

08:00 PM - Pub crawl in Poblacion

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BtW the Intramorous/ Fort Santiago and Binondo as far as Manila goes are what I would consider tourist hotspots.

Thank you Marty_Hopkirk, I’ll look into some of those options.

Other than the places I mentioned in the tourist hotspot areas, I would like to explore local areas away from tourists but as a single traveller, I would also like to stay safe.

tourist bus for rent in manila

https://touristdrivermanila.com/

Gets great reviews and I have used him several times:

https://www.tripadvisor.com.au/Attraction_Review-g298573-d12539939-Reviews-Tourist_Driver_Manila-Manila_Metro_Manila_Luzon.html

Price will vary from operator to operator and depending on your requirements. There is no price that fits all. He is not at the cheaper end of the scale but offers a great service aand you do get what you pay for.

>>> I would also like to stay safe. <<<

+639178229017. Ganny Tan. He is a licensed guide for intramuros and binondo. i can vouch for his character. he uses mostly viber, but he also has whatsapp. he can do walking tour or source a vehicle for you.

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