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!

Afterward, you’ll be taken back to your Manila hotel.
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  • Min price: $137.94
  • Recommended duration of visit: 8 hours
  • Departure Point: Departs from your Manila or Makati City hotel

Departure Times:

  • Good for:
    • Lunch included
    • All entrance fees included
    • Free hotel pickup and drop-off included
    • Enjoy a day away from the hustle and bustle of the city
    • Informative, friendly and professional guide
    • Led by a local guide
    • Perfect introduction for first-time visitors
  • Operates: Daily
  • Inclusions:
    • Hotel pickup and drop-off
    • Entrance fees
    • Lunch
    • Local guide
    • Transport by air-conditioned vehicle
    • Zoobic Safari
  • Exclusions:
    • Gratuities (optional)
    • Food and drinks, unless specified
  • Additional info:
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Comfortable walking shoes and sunscreen are recommended
    • If your hotel is located outside the Makati City and Manila City area proper, please make your own way to the New World Renaissance Hotel in Makati City at least 15 minutes prior to tour departure
  • Departure Info: Hotel pickups commence prior to this time, you must contact the local service provider to verify your exact pickup time.
  • Return Details: Returns to original departure point
  • Cancellation Policy: If you cancel at least 7 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee.If you cancel between 3 and 6 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is a 50 percent cancellation fee.If you cancel within 2 day(s) of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.
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  • Gerard P

    1
    - 30 October 2017 -

    I feel this was over sold by the operator. We did not stop at US Naval base and very light explanation was given. The wildlife experience protected jeep is only 5 minutes out of 2 hours within a zoo and some poor attractions. Extremely disappointed, especially considering the price of the tour.

  • Grace G

    1
    - 20 January 2017 -

    It wasn't even a Subic Bay trip. All we saw was the Zoobic Safari and that was it. My husband retired from the US Navy and wanted to reminisce the times he was here but we didn't even see Subic Bay. All of us in the tour felt the same way. It was a total waste of time and money.

  • kedwards01

    5
    - 15 January 2017 -

    One of my most memorable experiences of my Philippines trip was my tour to Subic Bay where we got to go swimming and shopping in the warehouse store that had Dr. Pepper, Burberry, and Polo shirts for reasonable prices.

  • Christian P

    5
    - 06 January 2017 -

    First started with an emailing confirming tour day and pick up time,0800. The tour guide was waiting in our lobby right at 8. This tour is GREAT!!!!! Our guide was so knowledgeable and really went out of her way for us. They took us to a church and she had one of her friends that knows that church well give us a tour and really explained the history to us. It was about a two hour drive but she kept us busy with all of the facts and great conversations. Once we got to the jungle survival demonstration at Subic Bay, we ordered out food and sat for the demonstration of how to make utensils and also how to cook rice out of bamboo. The 2 guys that taught that were so nice. They even let us taste the water out of the tree branch and sent us home with 2 cups and a spork made from bamboo. Lunch was amazing!!! I know many Filipinos that lived in the Philippines that never got to have food out of bamboo. Great experience! You only spend enough time at Subic Bay for lunch and so on. As for the zoo, we really enjoyed the tiger area. As far as everything else there, not really worth time if you've been to a zoo before. We had extra time so out guide took us to a couple souvenir shops and even the local SM store. We went on a different tour after this one and it did not compare. I HIGHLY RECOMMEND THIS TOUR!!!

  • Ceil V

    4
    - 01 November 2016 -

    to start out it was not that great we got an email telling us our pick up time would be between 9:15am and 9:30Am when we got to our pickup location the actual pickup time was 8am. But, after a little while they did get us a driver and guide who by the way where wonderful can't say enough about them. On our way we went and the trip was beautiful. The only other problem was because of the late pick up we did not have enough time to do the Jest course which was very disappointing.

  • evelynwakeford59

    3
    - 23 October 2016 -

    Subic Bay had a brilliant trip to San Fernando where we viewed a buried church after a volcanic eruption. The mud slid down from torrential rain and the church was filled with mud up to the second storey bell tower. Our guide and driver looked after us and gave us front row seats in all events. We visited JEST the Jungle Environmental Survival Training Camp. Here the local indigenous peoples shared their bush knowledge in survival with us. Very interesting. We went to Subic Zoo. The tigers were a close encounter. Felt sorry for the situation of other animals in their very small and cramped housing. The lunch and singing resturant was fun. A big day with alot of driving but the adventure was well worth it. Not our favourite tour but still a good one if you have a full day to spare.

  • navrit kaur s

    5
    - 09 August 2016 -

    Subic is a nice place. Thanks viator

  • Steven R

    2
    - 10 July 2016 -

    It rained all day, except when it poured. Could barely make out the bay from the shore and it made no sense to try most of the outdoor activity. Traffic in and outside Manila was even worse than usual, and usual is terrible. The guide and driver went out of their way to try to salvage the day, and if and when I return to the Philippines, I might try the trip and hope for a better outcome.

  • Michael A

    5
    - 20 February 2016 -

    Oscar, our guide, was very knowledgable. The tour ran a bit longer than expected due to heavy Manila traffic that day but the time was well spent.

  • Viraj K

    5
    - 16 February 2016 -

    Thank you for the wonderful experience. The tour guide and driver were very helpful and knowledgeable.

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