Manila & Makati
Manila is the capital city of the Philippines and most probably your first stop when visiting the country. Most of the international flights are landing at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport. There are four terminals and none of them are connected with each other. V&C offers VIP service like pre-arranged porterage, Tour Guide with signage who welcomes you and communicates with your driver so your airport pick-up is just right at your footstep. Or we can even arrange more premium service. Your transfer takes automatically to the Skyway (fast track road) to avoid any expected traffic. Your Tour Guide will also usher you until your check-in at the hotel. We will not leave you unattended.
Manila can be your pre and/or post city where you can spend a minimum of 2 nights. But, what can't you miss while in Manila?
Let us advice you!
Intramuros (Latin for "within the walls") is the 0.67 square kilometers (0.26 sq mi) historic walled area within the modern City of Manila, Philippines. Intramuros is also called the Walled City, and at the time of the Spanish Colonial Period was synonymous to the City of Manila. Other towns and arrables (suburbs) located beyond the walls are referred to as "extramuros", the Spanish for "outside the walls". It was the seat of government and political power when the Philippines was a component realm of the Spanish Empire. It was also the center of religion, education and economy. The standard way of life in Intramuros became the standard way of life throughout the Philippines. The Manila Galleons which sailed the Pacific for 250 years, carried goods to and from Intramuros (Manila) and Acapulco, Mexico. Within Intramuros are: the Fort Santiago, the Rizal Shrine Museum, the Manila Cathedral and the Palacio del Gobernador.
The American Cemetery is located in Fort Bonifacio, Metro Manila. The cemetery, 152 acres (62 ha) or 615,000 square metres in area, is located on a prominent plateau, visible at a distance from the east, south and west. With a total of 17,206 graves, it has the largest number of graves of any cemetery for U.S. personnel killed during World War II and holds war dead from the Philippines and other allied nations. Many of the personnel whose remains are interred or represented were killed in New Guinea, or during the Battle of the Philippines (1941-42) or the Allied recapture of the islands. The headstones are made of marble which are aligned in eleven plots forming a generally circular pattern, set among a wide variety of tropical trees and shrubbery. The Memorial is maintained by the American Battle Monuments Commission. Otherwise, this cemetery has only one Commonwealth War Dead burial in World War I.