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Smokey Tours


SEE MANILA'S SLUMS, SEE THE OTHER MANILA

We train people from underprivileged communities to run eye-opening tours around Metro Manila

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Smokey Tours


SEE MANILA'S SLUMS, SEE THE OTHER MANILA

We train people from underprivileged communities to run eye-opening tours around Metro Manila

OUR TOURS

Smokey Tours are not just tours. We offer experience, believing that deep experience equals deep insight. Our tours are unique and honest; a testimony of changing times and our global interconnectedness.


All tours are guided by local Smokey Tours tour leaders, who are professionally trained and know the area.


Our flagship tour, the Smokey Mountain Tour, through the slums of Manila discontinued in June 2014. This Smokey Mountain Tour has been replaced by the Slum Tour which takes place around the area near Smokey Mountain.

It is possible to do two tours in one day, depending on the availability and tours of your choice.
 

We're thrilled to announce that Smokey Tours has been selected for the 2016 Certificate of Excellence, reflecting the consistently great reviews we've earned on TripAdvisor.

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About


100% of the proceeds of our Slum Tour are invested in CREST, a local NGO that assists local communities with disaster relief and preparedness.

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About


100% of the proceeds of our Slum Tour are invested in CREST, a local NGO that assists local communities with disaster relief and preparedness.

ABOUT SMOKEY TOURS

 

OUR MISSION

Smokey Tours empowers, educates and trains people from underprivileged communities in Metro Manila by running safe and eye-opening tours. Through our tours, we:

  • Raise awareness about social issues,

  • Inspire individuals to bring about societal change,

  • Use proceeds to improve the living conditions in underprivileged communities; and

  • Bridge the gap between people from different backgrounds. 

 

OUR VISION

Smokey Tours seeks to inspire people from all nationalities to make change and contribute to societal wellbeing, whether it is within their own communities or on a much larger scale. At the same time we strive to help people realize that happiness does not rely on wealth or material possession.

 

OUR HISTORY

In January 2011, a photo tour was organized through Smokey Mountain. This ‘photo walk’ portrayed the way children live in the area of Tondo, specifically Barangay 105 Sitio Damayan.
Twenty local photographers volunteered and donated their photographs. Talents of the residents of Barangay 105 were discovered and they told stories about their neighbourhoods with passion, pride and dignity. The idea of a special tour was born.

Juliette started recruiting and coaching potential tour leaders. To professionally develop the tours international organizations, that were already offering slum tours in Brazil and India, (Reality Tours & Travel) helped out.


WHY "SMOKEY TOURS"

The Smokey Mountain Tour was the first and only tour offered at the time. The Smokey Mountain was Smokey Tours’ signature tour. The guests were mainly part of a network of acquaintances while the arrangements and planning were largely improvised. Since the very beginning all the profit made with the tours was donated to local NGOs in Barangay 105.

Smokey Tours now offers six different tours and keeps seeking improvement and growth opportunities. Smokey Mountain has closed down and Smokey Tours has created a new Slum Tour near the Smokey Mountain area.

Smokey Tours has been ranked #1 on TripAdvisor.


WHERE DO THE PROCEEDS GO TO?

100% of the proceeds from our Slum Tour are donated to CREST, a local NGO that assist local communities with disaster relief and preparedness. When a typhoon hits Manila, the slum areas get very badly affected. After typhoons or other nature disasters CREST helps with evacuation and provides food and shelter for the victims. 

Along with disaster relief, CREST also provides medical and construction training for residents to prepare them for disasters. They also help organize small centers like day care centers. Currently CREST operates in various areas in Manila where the chance of disaster is high.

ALL FINANCIAL HELP AND DONATIONS ARE VERY MUCH APPRECIATED

Smokey Tours is a project of World Experience Philippines, Corp. a duly registered NGO in the Philippines, (CN201400189). The goal of World Experience Philippines is to share skills, experiences and knowledge.

Adopt and sponsor Smokey Tours as part of your Corporate Social Responsibility Program?

More information will be available soon, but please do not hesitate to contact us for further details in the meantime. 

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Looking to see the other Manila?


WHY NOT TRY ONE OF OUR TOURS?

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Looking to see the other Manila?


WHY NOT TRY ONE OF OUR TOURS?

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Contact Us


Email: info@worldexperience.ph

Contact No. +63 917 578 5398 or +63 2 622 1325.

Social Media links with all the latest news can be found at the bottom of this page.

Please contact us more than 24 hours in advance. Our tours are very popular and we cannot guarantee to get back to you in time. 

To book a tour with us, please email info@worldexperience.ph or click below.

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Contact Us


Email: info@worldexperience.ph

Contact No. +63 917 578 5398 or +63 2 622 1325.

Social Media links with all the latest news can be found at the bottom of this page.

Please contact us more than 24 hours in advance. Our tours are very popular and we cannot guarantee to get back to you in time. 

To book a tour with us, please email info@worldexperience.ph or click below.

CLICK HERE TO BOOK A TOUR

Please bear with us, we are not always able to pick up the phone during office hours as we are often out doing tours. Please get in touch with our tour leaders early AM on the day of your tour if you need to make changes to your booking.

We will reply to emails as soon as possible and during our office hours (Monday - Friday) 10AM to 6PM.

Please be aware that during typhoons there will be days when we will not have internet connection.

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From left to right, we proudly present our team: Marty, Ivan, Nympha, Mao and Tessie. You will recognize the Smokey Tours tour leaders by their uniforms and ID cards.

Would you be interested in joining our team?

We at Smokey Tours are always looking for proactive people that would like to be part of our team!

If you have what it takes to become one of our tour leaders or if you would like to contribute in any way (whether via marketing, promotion, sponsorship, etc.). Please feel free to contact us!


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