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Review of Bambike Ecotours Intramuros

Bambike Ecotours Intramuros
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: Bambike Ecotours Intramuros is an exciting and educational ecotourism activity in the heart of Manila's old walled city of Intramuros. Guests will be riding through the streets on bamboo bikes that have been handmade by Gawad Kalinga villagers here in the Philippines. Tourists will be led around the area, getting to cover more ground than if on a walking tour and having a more interesting experience than if going around on a calesa.This ecotour will both teach visitors about Philippine history and make them feel like kids again. Open: Tuesday - Sunday 9 am - 6pm INTRAMUROS EXPERIENCE TOUR Tour times: 10 am & 3 pm (Please arrive 30 min before tour departure.) Trip Duration: about 2.5 hours Price per person: PHP 1200 (includes Bambike & helmet rental, entrance fees, and a bottle of water). EXPRESS TOURS 1 hour custom tours are available Choose your own adventure Price starts at PHP 600 per person Please inquire for details and reservations Places of interest include: Plaza San Luis Complex San Agustine Church Baluarte de San Diego Gardens (entrance fee included) Puerta Real Gardens Escuella Taller Baluarte de Dilao - A trip up on the Wall Puerta del Parian Intendencia Ruins Puerta Almacenes/Maestranza Plaza Roma Manila Cathedral Fort Santiago (entrance fee included) Rizal Shrine We then ride outside the Walls to see: Jose Rizal's final footsteps Legazpi-Urdaneta Monument Cardinal Sin Monument Cory & Ninoy Aquino Monuments Juan Luna Monument
Useful Information: Activities for older children, Lockers / storage, Bathroom facilities
Iloilo City, Iloilo City, Philippines
1 review
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“We <3 Bambikes!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 August 2014

Bambiiiiike, thank you for the great experience to explore one of the most historical places in Manila riding your unique bicycles. We hope your business will flourish so you can expand to other interesting places in the country. We wouldn't think twice about touring with you guys again when that time comes! ;) God bless Bryan and the whole Bambike Ecotours Team! :)

Visited June 2014
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3 Thank Stephanie L
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Alecs R, Guest Relations Manager at Bambike Ecotours Intramuros, responded to this review, 25 January 2017
Hello Stephanie,

We, at Bambike Ecotours would like to thank you for this wonderful review. We hope that this experience has made your stay in the Philippines fun and memorable. We look forward to more adventures with you. Have a bambtastic day!
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Stavanger, Norway
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“Great introduction to the history of Manila”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 August 2014

We took a taxi to the intramuros area and found the Bambike office - when walking into the shop we were sure that we had found it as there were a lot of Bamboo bikes lined up ;-) It turned out that we were the only guests this day (I guess some had cancelled as the weather forecast showed rain) and we picked the bikes that we wanted and got to take it for a spin in the courtyard before hitting the streets. I went down memory lane by picking one bike that resembled the most popular bike when I was a kid in Norway. Maybe some of you think that it is crazy to combine biking with a city known for its horrible traffic – but it turned out that traffic was not that bad in this part of the town. Our guide Christine had to step in as a substitute for the regular guide as he had run into some problems that morning. It turned out that it was the first time she did the tour but I think she did a great job – especially when she told us that she had only learned how to bike recently.

We biked a bit and stopped at various locations such as San Augustin Church – a church that originally dates back to Spanish colonial times and it dates back to 1586. But we also stopped at The Philippines Presidents’ Gallery and biked along the old city walls.

Note: talking about city walls: Intramuros is latin for “within the walls” apparently.

We biked along the old customs house, inside the old storage house, past the cathedral of Manila and Plaza Roma. We also made a long stop at Fort Santiago as this is an important historic site. It was built as a fort by the Spanish but it is also the site where the Philippine national hero José Rizal was kept before he was executed. In addition to this it was also used as a prison by the Japanese during world war 2 and I went into one of the cells (or maybe it is best to call it a dungeon) and it was dark and wet.

But the best part of the tour was talking to our guide Christine and to be able to hear her tell about the history and to be able to ask questions as we went along. The tour lasted for about 3 hours and I was soaking wet after the tour – not because it was a strenuous bike ride but because it is hot and humid. So remember to bring a long a small backpack with water and sunscreen (you get a bottle of water for free). If you are new to Manila and the Philippines I can recommend this tour – it was easy and fun. And we also seem to draw some attention when we were biking around on our bamboo bikes.

Visited July 2014
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Alecs R, Guest Relations Manager at Bambike Ecotours Intramuros, responded to this review, 25 January 2017
Hello,

We, at Bambike Ecotours would like to thank you for this wonderful review. We hope that this experience has made your stay in the Philippines fun and memorable. We look forward to more adventures with you. Have a bambtastic day!
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London, United Kingdom
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“Super fun. Lovely bikes”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 August 2014

What better way to spend a Sunday afternoon. Lovely bikes and informative guides. They should think of just doing a bike ride though for those who just want to ride!

Visited July 2014
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3 Thank sarmace
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Alecs R, Guest Relations Manager at Bambike Ecotours Intramuros, responded to this review, 25 January 2017
Hello,

We, at Bambike Ecotours would like to thank you for this wonderful review. We hope that this experience has made your stay in the Philippines fun and memorable. We look forward to more adventures with you. Have a bambtastic day!
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Great experience”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 July 2014

Bambike is a fantastic initiative and it doesn't stop to the guided tour...so much more is happening that is worth knowing about.
Visit their website and discover the wonderful impact this business is having.
I loved the owner: young, passionate and full of amazing ideas that he is actually implementing!
No better way to put it!!

Visited July 2014
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4 Thank Vittoriandfamily
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Alecs R, Guest Relations Manager at Bambike Ecotours Intramuros, responded to this review, 25 January 2017
Hello,

We, at Bambike Ecotours would like to thank you for this wonderful review. We hope that this experience has made your stay in the Philippines fun and memorable. We look forward to more adventures with you. Have a bambtastic day!
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33 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
“Our Manila Highlight”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 July 2014 via mobile

In a short time, these guys are carving out a nice niche for themselves in the Manila tourism scene. Friendly accessible service and an engaging way to see a great part of the city. Rey lead us around our tour and was knowledgeable and humorous. Thoroughly recommend this to anyone who is so inclined. Great job!

Visited July 2014
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3 Thank Andy K
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Alecs R, Guest Relations Manager at Bambike Ecotours Intramuros, responded to this review, 25 January 2017
Hello Andy,

We, at Bambike Ecotours would like to thank you for this wonderful review. We hope that this experience has made your stay in the Philippines fun and memorable. We look forward to more adventures with you. Have a bambtastic day!
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