Let’s begin our adventure with an early morning drive to the former US naval facility in Subic, 75 miles northwest of Manila. After 90 years of being a naval fortress, due to volcanic eruption in 1991, the base facilities were destroyed. The area has since been converted into a modern free port and tourism zone. Subic is one of the popular places to visit in the Philippines boasting of numerous attractions and exciting activities.
Witness the aftermath brought by Mt. Pinatubo’s eruption, considered the strongest volcanic eruption in the last century. Admire the beautiful scenery as we pass through the provinces of Bulacan and Pampanga.
In Subic, visit the Jungle Environmental Survival Training Camp (JEST Camp). Learn how to survive in a tropical rain forest, as taught by Zambales’ indigenous tribesmen called Aetas. Then visit Zoobic Safari (the only one of its kind in the Philippines) featuring 11 unique attractions guaranteed to make your visit a most thrilling and memorable one. This tour allows you to get up close to the tigers and an opportunity to feed them in their own habitat.
There is an option to stop by duty free shops inside the Freeport Zone before the return trip to Manila.