Since 2005, Old Manila Walks has led thousands of locals and visitors alike on our signature tours through our city’s most historic neighborhoods. Committed to bringing authentic, educational and innovative tour experiences, our thematic walks combine the best of local insight, academic research, historical application and engaging execution.
We are the leading tour outfit in the Philippines that runs heritage-themed walks around Manila’s historic districts.Through our expertly curated tour programs,we bring to life the multi-layered histories and diversity of this city we call our home.
If you're the kind of traveler who’s looking for that fun, immersive and engaging cultural experience, then you’ve walked to the right spot!
Conceptualized, manufactured and developed in the city of Manila, Ivan is the man behind Old Manila Walks. He hold over two decades of experience working in the cultural field which includes being a heritage activist, museum docent, school instructor, features writer, occasional television personality, researcher, expert speaker, tour operator and just recently, a first-time book author. In between jobs, his found time to finish a master’s degree from the University of Santo Tomas, serve as a trustee for several cultural organizations and receive a cultural award by the municipal government of Manila . When not walking in Manila, he is out exploring the streets of the world.
An accidental street walker, Anson’s love interest on everything Manila was born out of the very place he grew up and worked in. In the midst of wandering around Binondo’s busy thoroughfares, the history bug bit him and the rest is history. Apart from geeking and writing about Manila’s layered history, Anson also delights in sharing his research as a most charming guide of our team. In his spare time, he prowls the streets of the city with his trustee camera. He shows-off his photographic skills with some snapshots here in our home site (thank you Anson!)
We are getting back to our feet after the 2020 pandemic lull. Our walks are now partially up and running!
We are accepting private group bookings only for now. Open public tours to resume on a later date.
Please note that following government-mandated health protocols, there will be adjustments to our tour programs. Don’t forget your masks, face shields and health safety etiquette.
We’re excited to be walking with you again!
Old Manila Walks