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  • Location:Manila, Philippines
  • Duration:8 hours (approx.)

Subic Bay Day Trip from Manila

Get a unique look at the Philippines’ military history, indigenous culture and amazing wildlife on this day trip from Manila to Subic Bay. With your local guide, tour a former US naval facility, now a modern free port, and learn jungle survival skills from Aetas, the indigenous people. End your tour with an exciting tiger safari or marine animal show!


  • Day trip from Manila to Subic Bay
  • Visit a former US naval facility, now a modern free port with countless sights and activities
  • Take a crash course in jungle survival, taught by Aetas, the indigenous people of the Philippines
  • Enjoy the extraordinary wildlife experience of your choice: a tiger safari or a marine animal show
  • Lunch and round-trip hotel transport by air-conditioned vehicle included

What You Can Expect

Subic Bay Day Trip from Manila

Dolphin Show

After early morning hotel pickup, take a scenic drive to Subic in the province of Zambales, 75 miles (121 km) northwest of Manila. As you pass through the provinces of Bulacan and Pampanga, witness the aftermath brought by Mt Pinatubo’s eruption in 1991, considered the strongest volcanic eruption in the last century.

Reach the Subic Naval Base, a former US naval facility that was America’s largest naval facility in the Pacific region until it was abandoned after the volcano’s eruption. Your expert local guide will explain how this area has since been converted into a modern free port and tourism zone.

Tour the facility and learn about its history during the Battle of Manila Bay and the Philippine-American War. Then, visit a JEST (Jungle Environmental Survival Training) Camp, where you’ll witness Aetas, the Philippines' indigenous people, demonstrate skills needed to survive in a tropical jungle.

At midday, you'll head to a local restaurant to enjoy some delicious Filipino food.

Finally, experience a Zoobic Safari, an exciting tiger safari that’s the only one of its kind in the Philippines. Aboard a safety-protected Jeep, ride through a tiger enclosure and feel your adrenaline rush as you get up close to these animals!

If tiger thrills aren't your thing, you can choose to enjoy a marine animal show. Be mesmerized by the grace and agility of dolphins and then watch comical stunts performed by talented sea lions. Afterward, you’ll be taken back to your Manila hotel.

Customer Reviews

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2014

The weather was beautiful the day of our tour. It was a long drive but, so much to see that it went by pretty quick. The zoo was nice, lots of animals. Pictures with the tiger and drive within the compound with tigers roaming was awesome! This is a must if you are ever in the area.



5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2013

I have done/seen so much with our tour guide. Exceptional tour!

4 star rating: Recommended February 2015

All guides and drivers knew their craft well.

I was 3 days pre Asia air crashin TaIpea

4 star rating: Recommended May 2014

Enjoyed the tour. The visit to the Tiger Sanctuary was really a bit too long.

Louis S

4 star rating: Recommended July 2013

Another enjoyable day in Philippines. On the drive to Subic you get to see the country side and the provinces outside of Manila. Lunch was great and the Tiger Safari was very interesting as was the Jungle Survival Demonstation.

4 star rating: Recommended June 2013

Great tour , knowledgeable guide and good all round day , however quite long

4 star rating: Recommended April 2013

It was a nice day trip to take from Manila, we were on the road for about 2 hours each way, which allowed us to see the countryside. Traveling along the route you can see some of the after effects of Mt Pinatubo which was interesting to me. Subic Bay was beautiful, but we only spent about 2.5 hours there. The lunch was included and was actually very good. Overall a fun trip to take.

4 star rating: Recommended February 2013

Driver and hostess were first rate, All additional guides and instructors we were introduced to were fantastic. The zoo staff ,the cultural display participants and the instructor at the survival display were so friendly and generous with their knowledge. Plus the savings of duty free shopping.

3 star rating: Worth doing November 2015

The trip itself was quite enjoyable though we did not see much of the bay itself. The guide was more preoccupied with discussions with the driver and often did not not respond at all to questions asked by us

3 star rating: Worth doing December 2013

The tour guide and bus driver were fantastic. The zoo was disappointing I was very keen for the tiger safari which lasted approx 10-15 minutes. And was going to be one of my highlights. Maybe wanted to see more of general Subic bay with some other highlights would have been good

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