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Zooper Cruise: Rediscovering Manila’s Heritage Spots

Intramuros Manila

Zooper Cruise: Rediscovering Manila’s Heritage Spots

Touring into the heart of Manila on land is obviously the most common mode of transport available around the city.

The good news is that there is now another way to tour Manila and that is on board the Zooper Cruise.

Zooper Cruise - Pasig River Cruise
Zooper Cruise – Pasig River Cruise

Following its launching in August this year, the Zooper Cruise takes fun culture vultures on a wondrous ride along the Pasig River amid the magnificence of Manila’s rich heritage spots.

This historical cruise paves a memorable ride along the country’s founding channel for trade between the Philippines and the neighboring countries of China, Indonesia, Borneo and India, presenting them a passage to the walled city of Intramuros, which during the Spanish Colonial Period in the 16th century held the government seat.

Binondo Walking Tour
Binondo Walking Tour

From this the oldest walled district of Manila, the Zooper Cruise traverses to Fort Santiago, the Spanish Conquistadores’ premier defense fortress. Here, Zooper guests get the feel the fort’s intense history, from being a link to the spice trade to the Americas and Europe for 333 years, a witness to National Hero Jose Rizal’s last masterpiece before his execution, a venue for treasures hidden during the World War II, to what it is now, which is a place revered for its daunting history and amazing architecture.

The Zooper tour then progresses to Chinatown, which is the world’s oldest dwelling for Chinese immigrants, dating back to 1594.

Completing this historical ride are amenities to make the ride more enjoyable for guests, such as good ambiance and music, snacks and drinks, photo souvenir and a lot more.

Calesa Ride in Intramuros
Calesa Ride in Intramuros

As part of the Zoomanity Foundation, the Zooper Cruise ultimately aims to promote education and environmental conservation of the Pasig River, which is a vital channel within the country and the rest of Asia.

This specially arranged tour along the Pasig River is held every first Saturday of the month, with rates ranging from P699 to P1, 999.

This is the newest project of the Zoomanity Group, a leading company in the theme park industry in the Philippines. They operate Zoobic Safari in Subic, Zoocobia Fun Zoo in Clark, Clarkzilla in Clark, Residence Inn in Tagaytay, Paradizoo in Mendez, Cavite, Zoocolate Thrills in Bohol, Zootopia in Nagano, Japan and Animal Research and Development Park in Victoria Australia.

Manila Cathedral in Intramuros
Manila Cathedral in Intramuros

To learn more about the Zooper Cruise experience, contact TAG media and Public Retations, the marketing, branding and public relations company of Zoomanity Group at (02) 899-9819/ 899-9824/0917-9521371 or visit For events and services, send inquiry to [email protected] or call 09166299381.

Written by Amanda Virrey

Amanda Virrey is a free-spirit who loves to experience and write about the sweetness of life with her young daughter in places, food, events and people, far and wide, never getting old, but always staying young, fit and happy.

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