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Visit Corregidor Island, where one of the most celebrated battles of World War II took place, on this full-day sightseeing tour from Manila. This island provided the first line of defense for the Filipino and American soldiers from the invading Japanese forces during World War II. Learn about the role the Philippines played and explore the barrack ruins and secret passageways. Then relive history at the Malinta Tunnel Light and Sound Show, which chronicles the events that shaped the center of American operations during the war. Transportation and lunch are included.
- Tour of Corregidor Island’s World War II sites from Manila
- Learn about the significant role the Philippines played during WWII from your expert local guide
- See barrack ruins, historic relics and the Pacific War Memorial
- Enjoy a light and sound show at the Malinta Tunnel to discover the US's role in the war
- Admire views of Manila Bay and the surrounding islands atop the Spanish Lighthouse
- Lunch and round-trip hotel transport by air-conditioned coach included
What You Can Expect
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.
Excellent tour,great lunch and an excellent guide,very informative
This tour was fantastic and highly informative. I learnt so much about the Filipino's involvement in WWII. The island is absolutely beautiful and I loved that the relics of the war are still there for us to see. The Pacific war memorial was also lovely. Mae-our guide- was very knowledgable and lots of fun. Unfortunately the sound and light show in Malinta Tunnel could have been great but we were unable to hear the commentary.
Overall I would highly recommend this tour for anyone, especially those who are interested in WWII history
Trip was well organized, on time and professionall
Absolutely the best thing I did while visiting the Philippines. I am not much of a history buff, but this has definitely sparked a desire to read and study about the strategic importance of the island.
This was well organized and very interesting. Any WWII buff will especially enjoy it.
Informative tour guides resulted in lots of historical information that I would never have know if I didn't go on the tour...Thumbs Up!!
The tour was excellent, the guide was friendly and informative. Corregidor island is a must for anyone interested in World War 2 history. seeing the wrecked old building appearing out of the jungle is amazing.
Excellent informative tour with a very good guide.
I would highly recommend the experience.
If you think its another war tour, you are right. But what a tour and just how much more you get to learn and see about the Philippines. The guides are terrific their knowledge is extensive.
I wish now I had of stayed the night and and wandered around at my own leisure.
I booked the whole thing over the net prior to travel. Excellent collection/drop off, excellent boat crew. Great Day
This tour is well worth it the history and the sites are amazing and certainly bring history to life. The guide was fantastic and certainly knew his stuff so if you have a spare few days in Manila don't miss this trip
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