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Experience a manila slum in a different way

Manila, Philippines

  • Gain insights and discover resilience in Slum Tour
  • slum tour in Manila
  • Local children playing in the slum, Manila
  • How people are living in a Manila slum

  • Gain insights and discover resilience in Slum Tour
  • slum tour in Manila
  • Local children playing in the slum, Manila
  • How people are living in a Manila slum



The Activity

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Observe how scavengers earn a living in recycling areas
  • Walk through residential areas and have a house visit
  • Know about the significance of the river, Estero de Vitas, to the community
  • Ride on jeepney, tricycles and pedicabs
  • Duration: 3 – 3.5 hours (starts at 9:00am every day)
  • Maximum number of people is 6

DESCRIPTION

Have you ever been to slums? Slums are totally another world that appears to be a stark contrast to our own lives. You will have the chance to see how scavengers strive for a living through recycling goods and making food from leftovers found in garbage bins.

You will also wander down the alleys and observe how residents live in tiny spaces with poor sanitation and limited access to electricity and water. Do not feel surprised - the residents living in slums consider leftovers are luxurious things! But you will discover that however tough their lives are, they always wear a smile on their faces and see the positive sides.

We have a strict NO CAMERA policy in this tour because we try not to be intrusive and reduce discomfort that may bring to the locals.

The areas are muddy, so you are advised to wear covered shoes. We will provide you with rain boots and face masks.

The profit of the walk is used to help the poor living in the slum areas.

Price includes:

  • Public transportation

Price excludes:

  • Toilets (5-10P)
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Hello, we are a group of like-minded people who want to tell travelers stories about the daily life of Filipinos. We are registered as an NGO in the Philippines. We would like to share our knowledge, skills and experiences to you and we promise you that you will have an eye-opening experience and thought-provoking journey after joining our tours!


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Nice experience and eye opening in few parts of the trip. Especially when you see people living in such condition yet they are smiley and happy. You will realise how lucky we are.

03 Nov 2019

I went with a group of social work students from NYU. This was actually our second Slum Tour, but in a different area. It is heart wrenching to see the state of suffering some people endure in order to live and survive. The tour was conducted really well and we were kept in small groups. They ensured that the dignity and privacy of the people in the area we went around in remained intact and protected by prohibiting taking any sorts or pictures. Their situation and how they live in the area were explained to us. Smiles and sunny greetings with a lot of curiosity especially from the kids accompanied us throughout the tour. I love how they even have their own library open to everyone, and this was through the goodwill of one of the people living in the area. If you want to see a different side of the Philippines, you should try this tour.

03 Nov 2019

If you want to understand how the other half of Philippine is, then go for the tour. The slums of Manila gives you a deep insight of how people adapt, learn and survive despite poverty. An adventure which starts with taking a Jeepney and then the motorbike gets you set up for the local feel. You will meet different people, all of whom are kind and courteous, and at the end will come out if nothing else, to appreciate what you have. A trip more for those who want to learn more about people and their environment rather then a touristy play time.

03 Nov 2019

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