Slums are a whole other world. A world which at first glance seems so different to what the majority of our visitors are used to. We see people working hard scavenging for recyclable goods and making food out of leftovers from garbage bins. We wander down the narrow alleys of the area, observing residents living in small spaces with poor sanitation, and with reduced poor access to water and electricity. Life is tough, it's dirty but it's not a depressing place. People are smiling and getting on with life. Visit one of Manila's poorest areas where people try to live and work and call home. Understand the issues that the residents face, and discover resilience in its truest form.
- Pagpag: Observe and understand the leftovers that are considered sumptuous to the residents living in the area
- Recycling Area: See how many of the residents' scavengers earn a living
- Residential Areas: Wander through the area and visit somebody's house
- Estero de Vitas: Understand the importance of the river in the community
- Public Transportation: Experience public transportation in the Philippines as the tour leaders take you on a jeepney andn tricycle/kuliglig
What you need to know
- Availablity Everyday only in the morning
- Starting Time : Tour starts at 9:00AM and goes on for 3-3.5 hours
- Meeting Point: Jollibee (fast food restaurant). Near the entrance of Tayuman LRT-1. Train Station Tayuman Road corner Rizal Avenue.
- Price: PHP 750 per person. Payment needs to be made at the start of the tour
- Groupsize : MAX: 6 people. There is no minimum group size.
- Private tour : Do you want to do a tour on your own? This costs PHP 4,500 for up to 6 people.
- Inclusions: All form of public transportation used to follow the route of the tour.
- Aminities: There are basic Western toilets pay and use (PHP 5-10) in the Temporary Housing area.
- 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.
- Warnings: There are areas that could be really muddy. Please wear closed shoes. We also provide rain boots and face masks.