SEE MANILA'S SLUMS, SEE THE OTHER MANILA

 

Smokey Tours are not just tours. They offer experience, believing that deep experience equals deep insight.

The tours are unique and honest; a testimony of changing times and our global interconnectedness.

All tours are guided by well-trained local Smokey Tours tour leaders, from underprivileged communities to running eye-opening tours around Metro Manila

 

 

Reservations & Payments

 

Procedure

Procedure

 

  1. Choose first if you like a PUBLIC GROUP Tour   or a PRIVATE (GROUP) Tour 
  2. Check the Block with the Available and Blocked Tour Dates.
  3. Note: Bookings are maximum 3 months ahead. Bookings can only be done, at least 3 days before the Actual Date of the Tour.
  4. Fill in the Personal Data on the Submission/Reservation Form.
  5. Fill in the Number of Attendees & their Name(s).
  6. Answer the service questions
  7. Pick the Tour(s) of your Choice.
  8. Pick the Available Date(s).
  9. Repeat your Choices.
  10. Proceed to Payment * (or use your JoHo membership for Complimentary Tours).
  11. Receive Two Confirmation Emails: 1. Confirmation of Reservation and 2. Confirmation of Payment.
  12. Your Reservation is Valid and your Booking is made.
  13. Within Three days, you will receive an Email with the Tour Details, Meeting Point(s) and Phonenumbers of our Tourleaders (in case of Emergency).
 
Please check your spam folder, if you have not received a message. Or email us.
 
* Prices are subject to change without prior notice
 
 
 
What is the difference between the Public Group Tour and the Private Tour?

What is the difference between the Public Group Tour and the Private Group Tour?

    • A Private (Group) Tour means you lock the Tour for you and your Group of friends or family only.
    • The Price of a Private Tour is set per group of: 1-2 persons, 2-4 persons or 5-6 persons. 
    • A Private (Group) Tour shows more flexibility concerning the start time of the tour or the Itinerary, according to your preferences.
    • Please note that the No camera policy (during the Slum Tour and Cemetery Tour) is still implemented in Private (Group) Tours.

    Public Group Tours

    • Public Group Tours allow other people to join the Tour. Participants pay the price of the Tour per person.
    • Public Group Tours start on the regular schedule given by Bookings and cannot be changed.
    • Waiting time for Participants of a Public Group Tour is only up to 15 minutes past meeting time, before the tourleader starts the tour.
    • Please also note that joining a Public Group Tour means that the itinerary is fixed.

    Prices

     

    Slum Tour

    Prices in Euro

    Group Slum Tour per person 23,50
    Private Slum Tour for 1 or 2 persons 68,00
    Private Slum Tour for 3 or 4 persons 120
    Private Slum Tour for 5 or 6 persons 150

    Cemetery Tour

     
    Group Cemetery Tour per person 23,50
    Private Cemetery Tour for 1 or 2 persons 68,00
    Private Cemetery Tour for 3 or 4 persons 120
    Private Cemetery Tour for 5 or 6 persons 150

    Market Tour

     
    Group Market Tour per person 23,50
    Private Market Tour for 1 or 2 persons 68,00
    Private Market Tour for 3 or 4 persons 120
    Private Market Tour for 5 or 6 persons 150

    Family Tour

     
    Private (maximum 5-6) 85
       
    Available & Blocked Tour Dates

    Available & Blocked Tour Dates

    Check the Tour Schedule

    • Due to the COVID-19 we have closed down our operations until further notice
    • We will check every end of month, if we can continue our operations
    • We will announce it on our website and here, when there are any updates

     

    • Check here the Day/Hour/Tour Availability
    • Reservations can be made maximum 3 months ahead
    • NO Bicycle Tours available
     
    Monday
    • 09:00 AM Slum Tour
    • 02:00 PM Family Tour
    • 02:00 PM Cemetery Tour
    Tuesday
    • 09:00 AM Slum Tour 
    • 02:00 PM Market Tour
    Wednesday
    • 09:00 AM Slum Tour
    • 02:00 PM Cemetery Tour
    Thursday
    • 09:00 AM Slum Tour 
    • 02:00 PM Market Tour
    Friday
    • 09:00 AM Slum Tour
    • 02:00 PM Family Tour 
    • 02:00 PM Cemetery Tour
    Saturday
    • 09:00 AM Slum Tour
    • 02:00 PM Family Tour
    • 02:00 PM Market Tour
    Sunday
    • 09:00 AM Slum Tour
    • 02:00 PM Family Tour 
    • 02:00 PM Cemetery Tour

    Check the Blocked Dates (No Availability)

    Explanation & Latest news
    • Please take note you can book Maximum 3 months ahead
    • In this calendar, you will see per Month which tours are all Fully Booked (= No Availability)
    • These No Availability tours are without reservation options
    • Either Public Group Tours during the AM (Slum Tour) or PM (Cemetery Tour, Family Tour, Market Tour) or ALL day
    • Bicycle Tours are NOT available
     

    SEPTEMBER 2020

    • Whole month of september - NO tours

    OCTOBER 2020

    • Whole month of october - NO tours

    NOVEMBER 2020

    • Whole month of november - NO tours

    DECEMBER 2020

    • Whole month of december - NO tours

    JANUARY 2021

    • Whole month of january - NO tours

     

       

      Private Tours

       

      What is the difference between the Public Group Tour and the Private Tour?

      What is the difference between the Public Group Tour and the Private Group Tour?

        • A Private (Group) Tour means you lock the Tour for you and your Group of friends or family only.
        • The Price of a Private Tour is set per group of: 1-2 persons, 2-4 persons or 5-6 persons. 
        • A Private (Group) Tour shows more flexibility concerning the start time of the tour or the Itinerary, according to your preferences.
        • Please note that the No camera policy (during the Slum Tour and Cemetery Tour) is still implemented in Private (Group) Tours.

        Public Group Tours

        • Public Group Tours allow other people to join the Tour. Participants pay the price of the Tour per person.
        • Public Group Tours start on the regular schedule given by Bookings and cannot be changed.
        • Waiting time for Participants of a Public Group Tour is only up to 15 minutes past meeting time, before the tourleader starts the tour.
        • Please also note that joining a Public Group Tour means that the itinerary is fixed.

        Prices

         

        Slum Tour

        Prices in Euro

        Group Slum Tour per person 23,50
        Private Slum Tour for 1 or 2 persons 68,00
        Private Slum Tour for 3 or 4 persons 120
        Private Slum Tour for 5 or 6 persons 150

        Cemetery Tour

         
        Group Cemetery Tour per person 23,50
        Private Cemetery Tour for 1 or 2 persons 68,00
        Private Cemetery Tour for 3 or 4 persons 120
        Private Cemetery Tour for 5 or 6 persons 150

        Market Tour

         
        Group Market Tour per person 23,50
        Private Market Tour for 1 or 2 persons 68,00
        Private Market Tour for 3 or 4 persons 120
        Private Market Tour for 5 or 6 persons 150

        Family Tour

         
        Private (maximum 5-6) 85
           
        Make a private tour reservation & booking

         

        Make a Reservation & Booking

        Private Tour & Family Tour

         

             

        PRIVATE TOUR: is an Exclusive Tour for you and your friends or family. You pay one standard Price for one Group (1-2 persons, 3-4 persons or 5-6 persons)
         
        PUBLIC GROUP TOUR: is a Tour with other guests attending (around 6 people). Participants pay the price of the Tour per person: Public Group Tours

        CHECK DATA: Please check the Blocked Data before you start your reservation and booking.
         

         

        Step 1 - Personal Data

        Attendees
        Maximum of 6 Attendees per Tour (group). For more Attendees, you start a new Reservation, Bookings and Payment Procedure for a Second Tour. The Payment is per Tour. (Without Payment Procedure the reservation is not valid)
        Service Questions
        Travelling Style
        How did you find out about Smokey Tours?

        Step 2- Make a reservation & book a tour

         

        1- Check the Tour Schedule

        • A tour is always available unless the date is specified as 'Fully booked' .
        • The' Fully booked' dates will be shown on this page (right side).
        • Please be aware that you can only book our tour(s) at least three working days ahead.

        2- Check your Tours

        (Select one or more Tours)

        • Bookings & Reservations can be made 3 months in advance. 
        • Check the available Dates of your Tour(s) of choice.
        • Complete the Payment Procedure succesfully to make the Reservation valid.

        Select one or more tours

        3 - Check the Date of the Tours

        (See the Tourschedule for the Availablity)

        Choose the dates
        If desired you can choose a backupdate for your tour
        Example: Slum Tour Wednesday January 01, 2019 (AM)

        4- Agree with the waiver

        Step 3 - Proceed to Tour Payment

        • Payment procedures will appear after you submit this Form
        • The Reservation of your tour(s) is only valid if you receive an email regarding the Confirmation of Payment
        • If you have not received the ​C​onfirmation of payment​ ​email​​,​ please try again to make your reservation valid
        • It is possible to pay through Credit card, PayPal, DIRECTEBANK, Direct Debit, MisterCash, Wire Transfer & iDEAL​
        • Filipinos can use the Smokey discount (15%) you will encounter during the payment proces

        Payments

        Proceed (If applicable) to partnerships, memberships or payment at counter

        Step 4 - Check, Continue & Submit

        English:

        • Please check your reservation (review your submission), by pressing the "Check & Continue" button
        • Then press the "Submit" button that will appear after pressed the "Check & Continue" button
        • After you press the "Submit" button you will be able to make the Reservation complete by continuing to the Payment Form.
        • Your submission is not complete until you press the "Submit" button and complete the payment procedure!

         

         

        Last but no least....

        Have a great trip!

         

        Available & Blocked Tour Dates

        Available & Blocked Tour Dates

        Check the Tour Schedule

        • Due to the COVID-19 we have closed down our operations until further notice
        • We will check every end of month, if we can continue our operations
        • We will announce it on our website and here, when there are any updates

         

        • Check here the Day/Hour/Tour Availability
        • Reservations can be made maximum 3 months ahead
        • NO Bicycle Tours available
         
        Monday
        • 09:00 AM Slum Tour
        • 02:00 PM Family Tour
        • 02:00 PM Cemetery Tour
        Tuesday
        • 09:00 AM Slum Tour 
        • 02:00 PM Market Tour
        Wednesday
        • 09:00 AM Slum Tour
        • 02:00 PM Cemetery Tour
        Thursday
        • 09:00 AM Slum Tour 
        • 02:00 PM Market Tour
        Friday
        • 09:00 AM Slum Tour
        • 02:00 PM Family Tour 
        • 02:00 PM Cemetery Tour
        Saturday
        • 09:00 AM Slum Tour
        • 02:00 PM Family Tour
        • 02:00 PM Market Tour
        Sunday
        • 09:00 AM Slum Tour
        • 02:00 PM Family Tour 
        • 02:00 PM Cemetery Tour

        Check the Blocked Dates (No Availability)

        Explanation & Latest news
        • Please take note you can book Maximum 3 months ahead
        • In this calendar, you will see per Month which tours are all Fully Booked (= No Availability)
        • These No Availability tours are without reservation options
        • Either Public Group Tours during the AM (Slum Tour) or PM (Cemetery Tour, Family Tour, Market Tour) or ALL day
        • Bicycle Tours are NOT available
         

        SEPTEMBER 2020

        • Whole month of september - NO tours

        OCTOBER 2020

        • Whole month of october - NO tours

        NOVEMBER 2020

        • Whole month of november - NO tours

        DECEMBER 2020

        • Whole month of december - NO tours

        JANUARY 2021

        • Whole month of january - NO tours

         

           

           

           

          Slum Tour

           

          Smokey Slum Tour

          Slum Tour

          • Visit the slums of Bataan Shipping and Engineering Company Compound or simply BASECO.
          • Discover the resiliency of the residents making use of their limited resources for them to survive.
          • Experience and understand the developing slums by the bay – their livelihood, battling produce from pollution and as residents with mutualism for change.
          • Stroll on alleys and see residents in their humble dwellings overcoming the challenge of protracted access for water and electricity.
          • Delve deeper on the atrocities that these residents are engaging each day and see how they manage to keep their enthusiasm for tomorrows and uncertainties it bears.

          Highlights

          • Fishing Industry: Understand the battles slum fishermen are facing because of pollution
          • Charcoal Making: See how charcoal is produced from drift woods
          • Residential Areas: Walk through the locals’ houses and learn their condition
          • Slum Beach: Experience the grey sand beach of Baseco
          • Public Transportation: Experience public transportation in the Philippines as the tour leaders take you on a jeepney and tricycle

          What you need to know

          • Availability: Check the schedule.
          • Duration: 3 hours.
          • Costs Public (Group) Tour: 23,50 euro per person (max +/- 6 guests).
          • Costs Private (Group) Tour: 68 euro per group of 1-2 guests, 120 euro per group of 3-4 guests, 150 euro per group of 5-6 guests.
          • Inclusions: All form of public transportation used to follow the route of the tour.
          • Amenties: There are Western toilets available at the start and the end of the tour.
          • Camera Policy: Please note that we have a strict NO CAMERA policy on this tour. We try to be as less intrusive as possible and at the same time to minimize any discomfort our tours can cause to the locals. Please understand this and respect our policy.
          • Warning: There are areas that could be really muddy. Please wear closed shoes. We will provide rain boots.

          Book now a

             PUBLIC (GROUP) TOUR     PRIVATE TOUR

           

           

           

           

          Market Tour

           

          Smokey Market Tour

          Market Tour

          • Walk through the market area of Old Manila to get a taste of true Filipino culture.
          • All kinds of merchandise from local medicinal herbs, birds, flowers, candles, statues, clothing, fruits to digital gadgets can be found here.
          • The Quiapo church area is the place to take a peak at the daily life of every Filipino combined with the Golden Mosque in the small Muslim area.
          • This tour will give visitors a glimpse of a vibrant part of the Manila's streets.
          • Discover the infamous Chinatown and see how Filipino cuisine is deeply fused with old Chinese recipes and traditions.
          • Try different street foods too and get a taste of Manila.

          Highlights

          • Quiapo Church: Visit Quiapo Church, home of the Black Nazarene and surroundings of the church, the vibrant and busy streets of Manila, where you can experience the Filipino love for superstition.
          • Quiapo Market: Get to try the various well known local fruits like Ripe Mange, Green Mango, Jackfruit and Lansones. Also try other locally made Filipino rice cakes named "suman" and "sapin-sapin".
          • Moslim area: Visit the moslim area and see the Golden Mosque.
          • Lacson Plaza: This monument is a tribute to Arsenio Lacson, the most popular city mayor.
          • Ongpin Street: This street marks the entrance of Chinatown. The street is filled with Chinese restaurants and other shops.

          What you need to know

          • Duration: 2-3 Hours.
          • Meeting Point: McDonald's in Good Earth Plaza, UNDERNEATH the LRT- I Carriedo Station.
          • Costs Public (Group) Tour: 23,50 euro per person (max +/-6).
          • Costs Private Tour: 68 euro per group of 1-2 guests, 120 euro per group of 3-4 guests, 150 euro per group of 5-6 guests.
          • Inclusions: Food tasting during the tour, drinks excluded.
          • Amenties: There are paid toilets in the surrounding area.
          • Camera Policy: You can take photos during this tour.
          • Warning: There are areas that could be really muddy. Please wear closed shoes. We will provide rain boots.

          Book now a

          PUBLIC (GROUP) TOUR     PRIVATE TOUR

           

           

           

           

          Cemetery Tour

           

          Smokey Cemetery Tour

          Cemetery Tour

          • Cemeteries reveal a lot about a place and its people.
          • In the Philippines, most cemeteries possess a community that has given them the opportunity to work and live.
          • You'll meet some of the people who have been born in the Manila North Cemetery and have lived their lives here for decades.
          • Living with the dead, they say provides more for them including peace, which they cannot obtain living on the streets.
          • And for some, being in the cemetery has helped them believe that life really goes beyond the grave.

          Highlights

          • Dangwa: Visit the biggest flower market of Manila and learn about why there are many Filipinos working abroad.
          • Jewish Cemetery: Hear how the Philippines became a refuge for Jews during the time of the Holocaust.
          • Rituals and Beliefs: Learn interesting Filipino practices for observing death and celebrating All Saints Day. Get an understanding how filipino's think about ghosts.
          • Residents: Understand why many people have decided to live in the cemetery.
          • Public Transportation: Experience public transportation in the Philippines as the tourleaders take you on a jeepney and tricycle.

          What you need to know

          • Avalability: Check the schedule.
          • Duration:  2.5-3 hours.
          • Costs Public (Group) Tour: 23,50 euro per person (max +/- 6 people).
          • Costs Private Tour: 68 euro per group of 1-2 guests, 120 euro per group of 3-4 guests, 150 euro per group of 5-6 guests.
          • Inclusions: All forms of public transportation used to follow the route of the tour.
          • Amenities: There are public toilets available in the surrounding area.
          • Camera Policy: Please note that there is a no camera policy inside the cemetery. Try to be as less intrusive as possible and at the same time to minimize any discomfort the tours can cause to the locals. Permits are also heavily needed in the cemetery. Please understand this and respect the policy. For all other stops during the tour cameras are allowed.

          Book now a

           

          PUBLIC (GROUP) TOUR           PRIVATE TOUR

           

           

          Family Tour

           

          Smokey Family Tour

          Family Tour

          • This Tour is perfect for Families with children who would like to know more about the city and their residents. You have your own tourleader, who is familiar in the area. Children are able to ask all kinds of questions about the Philippines. You will walk through the Market area of Old Manila to get a taste of a true Filipino culture. All kinds of merchandise from local medicinal herbs, birds, flowers, candles, statues, clothing, fruit to digital gadgets can be found here. The Quiapo Church area is the place to take a peek at the daily life of every Filipino. Light a candle for your loved ones, like filipinos do. This Tour will give visitors a glimpse of a vibrant part of the Manila's streets. 

          Highlights

          • Quiapo Market: Get to try the various well known local fruits like Ripe Mange, Green Mango, Jackfruit and Lansones. Also try other locally made Filipino rice cakes named "suman" and "sapin-sapin".
          • Quiapo Church: Visit Quiapo Church, home of the Black Nazarene and surroundings of the church, the vibrant and busy streets of Manila, where you can experience the Filipino love for superstition.
          • Lacson Plaza: This monument is a tribute to Arsenio Lacson, the most popular city mayor.

          What you need to know

          • AVAILABILITY: Check Schedule.
          • DURATION: 1-2 Hours.
          • MEETING POINT: McDonald's in Good Earth Plaza, UNDERNEATH the LRT- I Carriedo Station.
          • NOTES: Please share your wishes with our tour leaders, so all of you will maximize the fun and enjoyment.
          • PRICE: 85 euro per group of 2 adults and 4 children. Payment needs to be made before the start of the tour.
          • MAX: 6 people. There is no minimum group size.
          • INCLUSIONS: Food tasting during the tour, drinks excluded.
          • AMENITIES: There are paid toilets in the surrounding area.
          • CAMERA POLICY: You can take photos during this tour.
          • DISCLAIMER: Please be advised that Quiapo market can become – depending on the hour - rather hot, busy, noisy, dusty and will have unfamilar scents (some of it pleasant and some unpleasant), just like a lot of huge local markets elsewhere. What one person feels comfortable with can and might feel uncomfortable to another. To get the most out of this experience, do try to put your own standards aside when booking a Tour. Please contact us for more information should you have any further queries. We strongly discourage the use of strollers/prams for practical reasons.

           

           

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          Donations
          Price: 2,50 €

           

          How to Donate

          • You can use 'add to cart' button and donate directly by using paypal, credit card or other payment options.
          • you can multiply the amount when you reach the 'check out' page.

          You can make a donation to the JoHo Foundation in general, or more specific to one of the projects:

          • The Smokey Tours project (Philippines)
          • The Insurance for Talent program (Philippines)
          • The Kindermuseum (Curaçao)

          If you wish to make your own donation you can use the following references:

          • Accountnumber: 4527327
          • IBAN: NL74INGB0004527327
          • BIC: INGBNL2A
          • Bankname: ING BANK NV
          • Please refer to your donation goal

           

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          Smokey Tours - Conditions & Cancellation

          Smokey Tours

          Booking Conditions 

          Cancellation
          • Cancellation of a Booking by the Guest(s) must always be done by via email and with a valid reason.
          • You can shift your Date of the Booked Tour, if your cancellation is within 48 hours of the start the tour.
          • No shows are considered as unvalid cancellations.
          • Refunds can be obtained if the cancellation is valid and the email is received 48 hours before the start of the tour.
          • Refunds are possible through the Smokey Tours Refund Form or by visiting the Smokey office in Quezon City.
          • Instead of asking a Refund the Guest can also choose to join one of the Tours on another Date and ask for a Tour Voucher (valid for one year).