Category: City Walking Tours

DIY Walking Tour – Davao City

Location: Poblacion, Davao City Starting Point: Museo Dabawenyo End Point: Magsaysay Park  Distance: 4 km Duration: 7 hours Emerging from a small riverside trading settlement of Bagobo tribes in southeastern Mindanao, the area we now call Davao City was claimed by the Spanish Crown in 1844 in opposition to the...

DIY Walking Tour – Roxas City

Location: Roxas City, Capiz Starting Point: Manuel Roxas Shrine End Point: Roxas City Museum (Panublion Museum) Distance: 1.5 km Duration: 2 hours Though much father from famed Boracay Island – four hours, to be exact – the city of Roxas in Capiz province makes for a much more pleasant, laid-back gateway to Western Visayas, compared to neighboring...

DIY Walking Tour – Vigan City

  Location: Vigan City, Ilocos Sur Starting Point: Crisologo Museum End Point: Crisologo Street Distance: 3 km Duration: 8 hours   Along cobblestone streets, horse-drawn carriages clip-clop through beautifully weathered mansions finished with terracotta roofs, capiz shell windows and wrought-iron grillwork. No other town in the Philippines evokes old-world allure better than the provincial capital of...

DIY Walking Tour – Cotabato City & Datu Odin Sinsuat (Maguindanao)

Location: Cotabato City & Datu Odin Sinsuat (Maguindanao) Starting Point: Old Cotabato City Hall, Cotabato City End Point: Lourdes Grotto, Datu Odin Sinsuat Distance: 10 km Duration: 8 hours While not part of the region, Cotabato City is the administrative center of the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (ARMM). Geographically...

DIY Walking Tour – Zamboanga City

Location: Zamboanga City (Downtown) Starting Point: Rio Hondo End Point: Cawa-Cawa Boulevard Distance: 2 km Duration: 3 hours Owing to its prominent Spanish heritage, the city of Zamboanga in Western Mindanao is dubbed “Asia’s Latin City”. A significant aspect is the Spanish creole called Chabacano spoken primarily by the Christianized...

DIY Walking Tour – Intramuros

Location: Intramuros, Manila Starting Point: Plaza Mexico Ferry Station End Point: Starbucks Distance: 3 km Duration: 7 to 8 hours Coming from the Latin word for “within the walls”, Intramuros was a Spanish riverside walled city- surrounded by moat- built on the site of a fortified Malay Islamic settlement called...