Metro Manila, Philippines
Smokey Tours is a social enterprise in Manila that supports a non-profit project directly benefitting the people in the area. The tour company aims to show “the other side of Manila” with a range of tours in Metro Manila.
Smokey Tours offers 4 tours around the city:
1) Bicycle Tour
2) Market Tour
3) Cockfighting Tour
4) Smokey Mountain Tour.
For many tourists, these tours straddle the line between interesting and potentially ethically ambiguous. The GV team, though, believes that if you’re keen to take any of these tours, this company is the best option in the region. Their signature tour, the Smokey Mountain Tour, takes visitors through the slums of Manila and all tour leaders are from the area of Smokey Mountain and are professionally trained by Smokey Tours. The job of a tour leader gives them an income and a change to develop their skills.
Tour profits are donated to the local organization Bahay at Yaman ni St. Martin de Porres, which helps the people in this area in different ways; education, feeding programs, medical missions.
Varies depending on tour.
Smokey Tours organizes tours in different parts of Metro Manila. On the website you can find the meeting points of each of the tours