Start your day trip with pickup from your city hotel in the morning, and relax on the scenic drive to Subic Bay, located 75 miles (121 km) northwest of Manila.
Your first stop is the Naval Base Subic Bay, once the largest overseas military installation of the US until it was abandoned after the 1991 eruption of Mt Pinatubo — located just 20 miles (32 km) away and considered the second-largest volcanic eruption of the 20th century. Tour the massive former naval facility with your guide, who explains how the area was converted into a modern free port with numerous sights and activities. You’ll learn about the important role the shipyards played during the Battle of Manila Bay and the Philippine-American War.
Enjoy a Filipino lunch at a local restaurant around midday. First, head to JEST (Jungle Environmental Survival Training) Camp to watch a show by the Aetas — the indigenous people of the Philippines — who demonstrate the skills needed to survive in a tropical jungle.
After lunch, it’s time for your wildlife experience. Board a safety-protected Jeep for a ride through a tiger enclosure on the Zoobic Safari. The only one of its kind in the Philippines, the adventure brings you up close to these majestic big cats. Or, you can choose to watch the comical antics performed by trained sea lions and dolphins at the Ocean Adventure.
At the end of your full-day tour, you’re taken back to your hotel in Manila or Makati.