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2017 Binondo Chinese New Year Tour Package With Sidetrip to San Nicolas and Sta Cruz

For the past 3 years, it has been a tradition of me and friends who love to eat the best Chinese food here in Manila to organize a Chinese New Year walking tour package. The best time without a doubt of course is during the Chinese New Year celebration when many people flock to the Little Chinatown of Manila to celebrate the new year according to the Chinese festival and eat a lot.

As a matter of fact I was on my own doing a DIY Binondo food tour when I was craving like crazy of the best dumplings and maki so I went there a week ago. It's me only so I paid so much. I wasn't able to eat all and it is lonely to eat alone. I don't want you guys to experience that so I would like to invite you to our 2017 Food Tour Package of Binondo. This is certainly not the cheapest but you get what you pay for! FYI, Rence, a fellow blogger, half - Chinese by blood and our tour guide has been featured in magazines and tv stations.  He is one of the best person aside from Ivan Man Dy to show you around in Binondo.

Please read below our official invitation:

Binondo Fireworks and Firecraker Lovers Association in partnership with WalkwithChan , Tralulu, Disenio Gorme, Allan Martinez photography and several NGO groups are organizing a walking tour within Manila's Chinatown, the world oldest and largest Chinatown district in the world . This will be a whole day of walking tour around historical districts of Binondo , Santa Cruz and San Nicolas . Part of the proceed from the tour will go to the Santa Cruz church for the daily feeding program among indigent community within Santa Cruz and Binondo.

UPDATE: Only 4-5 Slots Available! We'll close the registration on Friday. You can however show up on Saturday, subject to availability w/o the FREE t - shirt.

We also decided to offer joiners for half day tour. Php 1, 000 only. Two restaurants Hotel Armada and Antigua Toho onlY. NO free t - shirt and NO take home tikoy. Meeting time is 11am at Hotel Armada.

Date: January 28, 2017
Assembly Time and Place: Plaza Santa Cruz fountain area 
Time: 6:45 to 7:10am
Tour is inclusive of : tour guides, pre-set snacks, buffet breakfast and lunch, merienda , hand-outs , t-shirts ( t-shirt sizes is until January 20, 2017-subject to availability ) and certificate of attendance. 

Early Bird Rate: ( individual ) : Payment must be before January 20, 2017 : Php 1,500 
Early Bird Rate: (group ) Payment must be before January 20,2017 
Student and Senior Citizen Discount : Php 1,650
Regular Rate : Php 1,900

On the spot Rate ( on the spot rate depends on the availability of the slot during the date of the tour ) Php 2,000 

Here is the list of places to visit inside Binondo, Santa Cruz and San Nicolas:
1.) Santa Cruz fountain and church 
2.) Ongpin street
3.) Lai Lai Hotel ( breakfast buffet )
4.) Ongpin Estero ( eat exotic food) 
5.) Sabino Padilla street
6.) Benavidez street
7.) Arranque Market and Teodora Alonso street 
8.) Chinese Taoist temple visit and consultation
9.) Chinatown Lucky Mall 
10.) Hotel Ramada ( lunch buffet emperor ) 
11.) Panciteria Macanista de Buen Gusto 
12.) Consultation with Feng Shui expert 
13.) Juan Luna house 
14.) Santo Cristo street
15.) Snack ( traditional Chinese amoy dish) 
16.) Traditional Chinese Grocery
17.) Shopping at Chinese Deli
18.) Carvajal Street market 
19.) Yuchengco street 
20.) late afternoon meal ( Chinese restaurant)
21.) Juan Luna street 
22.) firecracker display and awarding of certificate of attendance

Note: Participants will have a chance to see parade, Chinese dragon dancers and feng shui consultation. 

Full disclosure: All itineraries like hotels, restaurants, places, temple and feng shui consultants are subject to changes without prior advisory , subject to confirmation and availability of the places. 

* Hotels and restaurants will require downpayment which is non-refundable but transferable to third parties ( Please notify the organizers before making such moves) 
* Early bird rates is subject to time availability of promos of the hotel and partner establishments., ( payment is untilJanuary 20, 2017)
* Organizers will only allow maximum of 25 participants in the event , just enough to cover the tables , reservations and expenses.
*Participants with allergies from seafood, pork or chicken etc.. must inform the organizers for menu changes .

Please send me a message soon as we are running out of slots. Shoot me an email at or contact 09420074134 / 8827247.


  1. Hello Maria. hanks for this blog. The information you presented are very helpful. Would you know what time the parade will start on Jan28? Thank you very much for your reply.

  2. Sorry just read this now :( There's an issue with my comment section. i hope you had a fun time joining the 2017 Binondo Chinatown New Year celebration.

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