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WWII and Corregidor Island: Historical Sightseeing Tour from Manila

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    Departing from your Manila hotel in the morning, your guide will take you by air-conditioned coach to the ferry dock, where you’ll board the 1-hour ferry to Corregidor Island, which guards the entrance to Manila Bay.

    Upon arrival, board a sightseeing coach for a tour of the island. Nicknamed ‘the Rock,’ this island provided the first line of defense for Filipino and American soldiers from the invading Japanese forces during WWII.

    You’ll first visit the Malinta Tunnel, which was built by US engineers as a bomb-proof storage and hideout bunker and was later converted to a hospital. Explore the tunnel ruins and relive history during the Malinta Tunnel light and sound show, locally known as the Malinta Experience, which chronicles the events that shaped American operations during the war.

    Life-sized dioramas, complete with voice overs, lights and sound effects, will show you what life was like in the tunnel during the war. You’ll also see some footage of important events that led to two epic battles involving the invasion and later retaking of Corregidor by Filipino and American forces from the Japanese.

    Next, visit the Mile-Long Barracks, a now roofless, skeletal three-story concrete building that served as the quarters of around 2,000 US officials including General Douglas MacArthur.

    Take a quick detour to the Spanish Lighthouse, located at the highest point of the island. Walk up the steps and enjoy a spectacular view of Corregidor, Manila Bay, the South China Sea and the neighboring provinces of Bataan and Cavite.

    You’ll also visit Battery Way and Battery Hearn, where you’ll see batteries displaying the various guns from the time, and the Pacific War Memorial, one of only two memorials built by the US government to mark the war.

    At midday, your guide will take you to a local restaurant where you can enjoy some delicious Filipino cuisine. After your tour, take the ferry back to Manila and end with hotel drop-off.
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    Reviewed 8 July 2018 via mobile

    Island itself and the tour guide on the tram on the island were all fine, but I paid 170usd for the day. The charge if I'd caught a Grab to the ferry terminal and then paid the cruise company directly would have been literally one...More

    99  Thank shannonmead
    Reviewed 25 April 2018

    Take a 'walking' tour of the island. This allows you to walk from site to site, some of which are not visited by the bus tours. You can inspect and climb over the various ruins, so for example you can see tile lining of destroyed...More

    Date of experience: April 2018
    11  Thank CJJ_IoW
    Reviewed 22 April 2018

    Visiting this place gives a person an awesome history lesson and what happened during WWII. During the tour you can see barrack ruins, many historic relics, and the Pacific War Memorial. You can also go through the Malinta Tunnel. There is also a stop at...More

    Date of experience: April 2018
    10  Thank Brian H
    Reviewed 28 March 2018

    Take a nice 2 hour boat trip from the Manila Harbor and visit this beautiful place, scene of bitter fighting and drama between 1942-45. Our trip included Tram transport, lunch and a guide. You can see the remains of the US Mile Long barracks and...More

    Date of experience: March 2018
    4  Thank Wingz101
    Reviewed 19 February 2018

    This was amazing. It truly brought the history alive. So many things to see and do. Most places in the US wouldn't allow you close at all to see the places were the shells went thru the concrete due to safety, whereas we were right...More

    Date of experience: February 2018
    3  Thank neversettlelifestyle
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    29 October 2018|
    Response from Mit S |
    If you are into history it is great. The largest surrender of American forces in history was here in 1942 and general Wainwright was the guy. He was from my hometown of Walla Walla so I had always wanted to go there.
    28 June 2018|
    Response from CJJ_IoW | Reviewed this property |
    Take the bus tour, trip from site to site, rather than the walking tour. Western style toilets st the central location (museum and food)
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