Subic Bay Day Trip From Manila

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Key Details

  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Hotel pickup Available
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 8 Hrs
  • Language:
    English
  • Departure Time :
    8:00 AM Hotel pickups commence prior to this time, you must contact the local service provider to verify your exact pickup time.
  • Departure Details :
    Fairmont, Makati, Metro Manila, Philippines
    Traveler pickup is offered
    However, if the hotel is not listed in the pickup location, you must select the nearest hotel in your area.
  • Return Details :
    Returns to original departure point
  • Cancellation Policy :
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.

Overview

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!

Highlights

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

Know More about this tour

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 Pinatubos eruption in 1991, considered the strongest volcanic eruption in the last century.

Reach the Subic Naval Base, a former US naval facility that was Americas largest naval facility in the Pacific region until it was abandoned after the volcanos 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 youll 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 thats 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, youll be taken back to your Manila hotel.

Inclusions

Hotel pickup and drop-off

Lunch

Local guide

Transport by air-conditioned vehicle

Zoobic Safari

Entry/Admission - Zoobic Safari

Exclusions

Gratuities

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

Traveler Reviews

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  • 11-Jul-2018

    The ride out was long and boring but sadly that was the best part of the day.

    The safari was horrible. First the animals are caged in small cages under filthy conditions and this cruelty to the animals should be justification for closing this place down. A baby tiger is chained up and what appeared to be drugged to keep him lathargic for photos made me cry. The safari is riding around in a small pen attracting starving tigers with raw chicken. Deplorable.

    I went for the scenic vista advertised on the teaser but when I showed it to the guide the response was I have never seen a place like that. No other guides could identify it either.

    Worst Viator program ever.

  • 30-Oct-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.

  • 20-Jan-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.

  • 15-Jan-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.

  • 06-Jan-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!!!

  • 01-Nov-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.

  • 23-Oct-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.

  • 09-Aug-2016

    Subic is a nice place. Thanks

  • 10-Jul-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.

  • 20-Feb-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.

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