How do I find the meeting point of the Market Tour?
The meeting point of this tour is in front of Mister Donut, beside IsetannCarriedo Department Store near LRT-1 Carriedo Station (northbound). Mister Donut should be easy to find if you take the rear exit of the LRT-1 Carriedo Station (northbound). If you would be taking a taxi, please tell the driver to bring you to IsetannCarriedo in Avenida and NOT in Isetann Recto. Make sure the drivers bring you to the right Isetann as our tour leader cannot pick you up or meet you somewhere if the tour has already started.
How long will it take to get to the meeting point from Makati/Malate/Ermita/Global City/Pasig City/Eastwood?
The meeting point should be 25-35 minutes from Malate area via taxi and could be shorter as there are more road options. Taking the LRT-1 from UN Avenue/Pedro Gil/Malate Stations (northbound) could take 15-20 minutes not including time to get into the train.
For Makati, please allot more time. It could be as short as 25 minutes on some days (Sundays and holidays) but could be as long as 45 minutes to an hour or more if traffic is heavy. Please take note that getting a taxi in Makati in the morning could be also difficult in the mornings of work days.
For Global City (Taguig/Fort Bonifacio), Pasig City and Eastwood, allot 1,5 hours of travel time.
I am allergic to certain foods, can I participate in the Market Tour?
Yes of course, but be aware of certain foods if you have any allergies. Please advise your tour leader at the start of the tour if you have food restrictions/allergies.
Can I buy things while on the Market Tour?
Definitely! However, inform your tour leader if ever you want to make some purchases so that you won't be over charged for items and to also avoid the possibility of paying to someone who is not really working for a shop. Make sure your tour leader is informed when you give your payment and when you get your change - make sure to always count your change before leaving.
How is the safety during the Market Tour?
Quiapo, the area where the market tour takes place, is relatively safe. Keep in mind that the place is often very crowded so be aware of the potential pickpockets.
Can I make photos during the Market Tour?
Yes, you can make as many photos as you want! Again, it is best to ask your tour leader before taking photos so they can keep an extra eye on your belongings.