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Mel's Davao Food Tour - Private Tours

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9 Jul 2018
“Do this tour first, an eye opener for Davao.”
31 Jan 2018
“Just do it, you won't regret it!”
Learn about the city's history while sampling its cuisine. This is a 5 1/2 hour tour covering Breakfast, Lunch and Ice cream in different neighborhoods that are centrally located with stops in attractions within the city center.
Suggested duration: More than 3 hours
160 San Pedro Street | Bahay ni Tuding Inn & Resto, Davao City, Mindanao 8000, Philippines
+63 947 361 3544
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Reviewed 10 July 2018

Mel was a very nice and accomodating lady. You will learn alot and appreciate Davao food and history. I would recommend you have this first before any other tours.

Date of experience: November 2017
Thank Alpajoy
Reviewed 1 February 2018

Just read the reviews ... It's all be said many times. I just wish I'd done it earlier in my stay because I learned so much about the city and where to go for amazing food. The best day out in Davao :-)

Date of experience: January 2018
Thank Blackie911
Mel305, Owner at Mel's Davao Food Tour - Private Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 2 February 2018

Thank you Paul for this inspiring review especially your additional perspective about the other places I recommended. Will sure be on the lookout for more places to tell you about.

Reviewed 24 January 2018 via mobile

The best value for money! Mel is such a gracious, knowledgable and fun tour guide. Being a solo traveller, this tour allowed me to experience little nooks that I would never have been able to get to without Mel! Tasting Durian is a must! �...More

Date of experience: January 2018
2  Thank happy_tramper88
Reviewed 19 January 2018 via mobile

One of the best thing's that I have done in the Philippines! Mel is a fantastic tour guide, I not only tasted so many different types of food but also learnt alot about the history and culture of Davao. I cannot rate Mel's Davao Food...More

Date of experience: January 2018
Thank Rachael W
Reviewed 23 May 2017

Ms. Mel will give you a tour to taste the different local food in Davao while sharing the rich history of the city. I'm a fan of museums and traditional trips but this is one that I would recommend to all especially if you are...More

Date of experience: April 2017
2  Thank RoseMhinO
Reviewed 15 March 2017

Mel was an excellent food tour guide. We were four seasoned adult travelers and we felt comfortable with Mel right at the beginning. There were two young adults who joined us in our trip. She included a bit of cultural and historical tour as well,...More

Date of experience: February 2017
Thank Olga P
Reviewed 2 March 2017

If you want to do something different, rather than visiting touristy places---book this tour! Like the title of my review---it said it all. Davao has lot of yummy stuff to brag about, and Mel is an excellent tour guide! She's very informative and very accommodating....More

Date of experience: February 2017
Thank Joy M
Reviewed 19 February 2017

What an incredible way to spend a Saturday afternoon in Davao. Mel was an amazing host, showing me around the city that she so clearly loves. I’ve always felt that the best way to get to know a culture is through their food, and this...More

Date of experience: February 2017
Thank Robert C
Mel305, Owner at Mel's Davao Food Tour - Private Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 23 February 2017

Thank you Keith for your go go response to the food tour. My pleasure.

Reviewed 12 February 2017

Mel's Food Tour of Davao City is an extensive education in learning the history of Davao. She is able to weave the rich cultural heritage of the city into our taste buds with the variety of food we experienced. From the first stop showing the...More

Date of experience: February 2017
Thank marichuvalencia
Reviewed 23 January 2017 via mobile

It's a great experience to surely recommend!!! I'm so very proud of Mel, the concept is unique in Davao! Well organize & very informative! Keep up Mel...

Date of experience: January 2017
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23 April 2018|
Response from MelP160 | Property representative |
Hello Rolly, As of now, I offer only Mels Davao Food Tour which is a 4 1/2 hour tour eating your way through the city center. If you would like to do this just send me a message again or by FB : melsdavaofoodtour. As to... More
Roger d
20 March 2018|
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Response from Mel305 | Property representative |
Hello Roger, We can do the food tour either 8:30 am or 2:30 pm. It is approximately 4 1/2 hours. The fee is php 2000/person inclusive of food and transpo payable at the start of the tour. To confirm, send me your time... More
Julieta S
4 January 2017|
Response from beaufortia | Reviewed this property |
Apologies I was not able to reply, just read it now. I hope you went ahead and had the best time as we did. 😀