Manila, Philippines

Traditional Dance of Tinikling

Tinikling is one of the most popular folk dances in the Philippines which originated during the Spanish colonial era – particularly in Leyte, one of the Visayan Islands. The traditional dance is named after the birds locally known as tikling (often referring to rail species), and imitates the movement of these birds as they walk on grass or dodge bamboo traps set by rice farmers. The perfomance involves the rhythmic clapping, tapping, and sliding bamboo poles on the ground and against each other while one or more dancers step over and in between the poles on timing with the beat. Considered a national dance in the Philippines, tinikling is commonly performed on Filipino festivals, at school or theater performances. Today, tinikling has spread across the globe, especially to the United States, where students learn it as an aerobic exercise for physical education classes and dancers keep the dance up-to-date with pop music.

Philippines Tours with this experience

All Philippines tours can be privately customized & designed to suit your personal desire: budget, travel schedules, destinations, special requirements...

9Days

Nature Escape & Birdwatching in Philippines

Manila → Cauayan → Danjugan Island → Dumaguete → Valencia → Apo Island → Manila
Philippines Philippines

Enjoy a day of birding with experienced local guides in the island sanctuary of Danjugan and the mountains of Valencia

Taste authentic Filipino cuisine in a buffet dinner while watching a cultural presentation of Tinikling, the nation’s traditional dance

Hop on a private bangka excursion to the unspoiled island sanctuary of Danjugan with many wildlife and birdwatching opportunities

Go kayaking and snorkeling in one of the best lagoons in Danjugan island to see a rich marine life of corals and fish

Take a refreshing dip at the Pulang Bato Hot Springs & waterfalls

Visit a local Valencia community for some cooking & social immersion activities

Have a fun time swimming with sea turtles around Apo Island

Free to explore the colonial and modern charm of Manila capital city when strolling through vibrant streets

Optional visit to a local indigenous artist’s workshop to see handcrafted musical instruments

Manila → Cauayan → Danjugan Island → Dumaguete → Valencia → Apo Island → Manila

Other Experiences in Manila, Philippines

Manila, Luzon

Fort Santiago Manila

When it comes to historical sites in Manila, the capital of the Philippines, Fort Santiago is among the most important ones visually and historically. Built in 1593 as a citadel of the Spanish...

view more
Manila, Luzon

Manila Cathedral

Among other historical landmarks within the city, the Manila Cathedral, officially named The Minor Basilica and Metropolitan Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception, is a masterpiece of architecture...

view more
Manila, Luzon

San Augustin Church

San Agustin Church in Manila, also known as the Immaculate Conception Parish, is an ancient Roman Catholic church set within the historic walled city of Intramuros. As the oldest stone church in the...

view more
Manila, Luzon

Intramuros Manila

Successful in preserving its originally old Spanish-era look, Intramuros, or the ‘Walled City’in the Philippines capital of Manila, is definitely the most highly visited destination in the...

view more
Manila, Luzon

Rizal Park

Named after the Filipino patriot José Rizal who was executed in 1896 here by the Spanish colonial authorities, Rizal Park is not only a major tourist destination in Manila but also of great...

view more
Manila, Luzon

Philippines Tours by Styles

Being the locals, We know our homeland the best!

We are here to take the stress out of the holiday planning process.
Let us help you plan an unforgettable journey of lifetime with High Quality & Affordable Price.
Surely, you will feel satisfactory!

Your questions, trip ideas...*
Name:*
Email:*

By continuing to browse on this site, you accept the use of cookies. These cookies are used to improve your website and provide more personalized services to you, for example by ensuring that users are finding what they are looking for easily.

Build Enquire Call Us