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Pagsanjan Falls Adventure from Manila

Pagsanjan Falls Adventure from Manila
8 hours
USD 137.94
Discover majestic Pagsanjan Falls on this day trip away from the hustle and bustle of Manila! With your local guide, enjoy exciting boat rides along rapids surrounded by the lush landscape. Then, swim in a hidden cave and enjoy a scrumptious spread of traditional Filipino cuisine while listening to a live local band.

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8 hours
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Just a 90 minute drive south of Manila is Hidden Valley. This area was formed by a volcanic eruption thousands of years ago and is a great place to get close to nature. The Hidden Valley full-day tour includes transportation, entrance fees, lunch and the professional services of our English speaking guide.

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Manila Ninoy Aquino Airport (MNL) Information

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 MNL Manila Ninoy Aquino Airport Info & Guide

Manila Ninoy Aquino International Airport

Where is Manila Ninoy Aquino Airport?  

Manila, the capital of the Philippines, is the nation's centre of transportation, business and education. Manila city, the most densely populated in the world, attracts more than 1 million tourists a year. Popular attractions include Intramuros, the old walled city, as well as museums and the zoo.

Manila Ninoy Aquino International Airport (IATA: MNL, ICAO: RPLL), or Manila Ninoy Aquino Airport, or Ninoy Aquino Airport, also known as Manila International Airport, and called NAIA by locals, was named after late Senator Benigno "Ninoy" Aquino, Jr.

Manila Airport is situated south of Manila city centre, still within Metro Manila (National Capital Region), Philippines. MTL sits on the border of the communities of Pasay and Parañaque. 

Manila has 2 major airports. The other, Manila Clark Airport (CRK), caters to low-cost carriers.

As the gateway to the Philippines, Ninoy Aquino Airport is the hub for Philippine Airlines. Other arlines serving Manila include Air China, Cathay Pacific, Delta, Emirates, Hawaiian, KLM, Kuwait, Korean, Malaysia, Qatar, Quantas, Singapore and Thai.

Destinations served include Amsterdam, Bangkok, Beijing, Detroit, Dubai, Hong Kong, Honolulu, Kuala Lumpur, San Francisco, Taipei, Tokyo, Toronto and Vancouver, to name just a few. 

In 2014, Manila Airport served 34,015,169 passengers, making it one of the busiest airports in Asia.

Manila Ninoy Aquino Airport was named #4 on the list of the World's Worst Airports 2014 by Sleeping in Airports. Check out our blog post, Layover Ideas for the World's Worst Airports, for inspiration if you get stuck here.

Your best bet for a Manila Airport transfer is probably a taxi, or take the new UBE Express bus. Between airports, take the Manila Nonoy Aquino Airport (MNL) to/from Manila Clark Airport (CRK) Private Transfer. Details on all options are included in this guide.

Or, to truly arrive stress free, treat yourself to a private Manila Ninoy Aquino Airport transfer from IHateTaxis.

Read our blog post: New white taxi lanes at NAIA


 Other Items of Interest at Manila Ninoy Aquino Airport

MNL consists of 4 terminals, connected by a free shuttle service: 

  • Terminal 1: International Terminal (old)
  • Terminal 2: Centennial Terminal - Philippine Airlines
  • Terminal 3: International Terminal (new) - Air Philippines, Cebu Pacific, All Nippon Airways
  • Terminal 4: Domestic Terminal - non-Philippine Airlines


Services at Manila Airport include:

  • Delta Sky Club Lounge (fee) - Terminal 1, near Gate 15 (above) 
  • Pagstop Lounge - Terminal 1
  • Day Room (for passengers in transit, showers, request) - Terminal 1, near the Transit Desk
  • Post office 
  • Duty free shops
  • Non-precription medicine - Terminal 4, departure transit area and pre-boarding areas


Medical clinics are located: 

  • Terminal 1: on the left side past the Customs area as you exit to the Arrival lobby
  • Terminal 2: at the Rotunda, Arrivals level
  • Terminal 3: on the left side past the Customs area
  • Terminal 4: at the pre-boarding area


  Terminal 1  Terminal 2  Terminal 3  Terminal 4 (Domestic)
Chapels  4th floor, W  Departures, N  Mezzanine  -
Muslim Prayer Room  4th floor, W  -  3rd floor, Departures  -


It is unfortunate, but Ninoy Aquino Airport has a terrible reputation for dirty toilets, inadequate seating and general chaos, and has made it to lists of the world's worst airports. This criticism is generally directed at Terminal 1, which is operating at far over capacity. We hate to be the bearers of bad news, but we don't want you to be surprised!

UPDATE: authorities announced a new plan to maintain washrooms at NAIA in July 2016. Let's hope there is a BIG improvement!

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Additional Manila Ninoy Aquino Airport information may be found by visiting their official website below.

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Last Updated: 27 Sep 2016