“Mabuhay Restop (MR) has been a valuable partner of Madonna University (Livonia, Michigan USA) Philippines Study Abroad Program since 2015. MR staff has facilitated comprehensive exposure and immersion of Madonna University students and faculty to the Filipino culture. Safety, accuracy, and meaningful engagement of the Madonna University Study Abroad group were their priority. This was made possible by the MR staff attention to details and genuine concern for the welfare of each student and faculty”. Patria DeGuia, Nursing Professor
“For four consecutive years, Madonna University has collaborated with Mabuhay Restop to offer students and faculty a quality cultural immersion experience. Aligned with our values, we strongly support their socially-conscious business model to employ talented staff from Gawad Kalinga communities. As a result, the staff demonstrate thoughtful care for each group member and they work diligently to both meet and exceed our expectations. We applaud Mabuhay Restop for building a strong bond of trust with us.”
What an experience Mabuhay Restop gave us! The staff was amazing throughout our trip. The food and choir entertainment enhanced the day! Highly recommended if you're planning travel to Manila. Thank you for everything!
Mabuhay Restop directed our 17 day trip to the Philippines, and knew exactly how to give us the best experience possible! They provided a delicious lunch to give us a taste of many Filipino foods. The Mabuhay Choir also performed for us, and they were outstanding! I enjoyed purchasing merchandise from them, as it is all made by local individuals and represented the country beautifully. Lastly, the staff became family. The three tour guides were so knowledgeable and organized. They made sure everything was covered, and taught us so much about their country in the short time we were there. They were definitely a blessing to our group, and next time I visit the Philippines, I will go through them again to plan my trip!!
Mabuhay Restop is such a great business. I have never been to the Philippines before, and this business truly did a great job coordinating a fantastic trip. The food at the restop was amazing, I was able to experience Philipino food first hand, and some people in our group had food allergies and the cook was really good about finding suitable food for those to eat. The music performed by the choir was some of the best I have ever experienced. Glen and Mara are the best guides I have ever met, they will always make sure you are happy and safe. They also sell handmade products made by G.K (YAY!)
If you are ever in Manila and need a great company to coordinate travel, then use Mabuhay restop, you will not be disappointed!
"Just finished our three-week super duper vacation in the Philippines. I let Mabuhay Restop do the planning for us (4 adults and 3 kids). I just told them what we wanted and they began the tedious work of meeting our expectations. With the able hands of Mara, Darren, and, of course, Rose (the tireless proprietor), our vacation was just too perfect - from the hotel accommodation in Makati, to El Nido flights, hotel and tours... to our local tours in Metro Manila. There were a few snags which were not their fault, but each time they came to the rescue even at an unholy hour. It made me feel I have a personal butler at my beck and call. They really went above and beyond, so to speak. I won't think twice to have them do all our future vacations. And the best part is, they search for the best service at the cheapest price tag. How can you beat that? So, I'm calling all my friends who are planning on a dream vacation in the Philippines, let Mabuhay Restop do the work for you."
"Thank you ... you have inspired our students by your example. We will come back again next year." (Japanese high school students on Mabuhay Restop's Bayan Educational Tour)
“Having heard so much about slums of Manila, it was good to be a part of this tour where I saw an actual slum community transformed through simple caring. Gives us all hope.”
"Mabuhay Restop is without a doubt the kind of place you cannot miss while visiting Manila!
Everything there is about the Filipino culture, you won't see too much of it anywhere else in Metro Manila."
“Everything was so well prepared and within that few hours time, we are able to experience and get to know more about Philippine history. It was such a fruitful tour to us, and I believe all tourists from all over the world will like it.
“Manila Vanilla is definitely the best cultural show that will entertain everyone: the young, young at heart, Filipinos, Filipinos at heart.”