1. From Manila: Subic Bay and Zoobic Wildlife Zoo Adventure
Located 75 miles (120 kilometers) northwest of metro Manila, you’ll find the former American naval facility known as Subic Naval Base - touted as the biggest U.S. naval facility in the Asia-Pacific region before the eruption of Mt. Pinatubo in 1991 forced the early pull-out of American troops. Since then, the area had been converted into a modern free port and tourism zone. Early departure from Metro Manila, passing through the provinces of Bulacan and Pampanga. Along the way, you will have a chance to witness the wrath brought by the 1991 eruption of Mt. Pinatubo, considered the strongest volcanic eruption in the last century. Pass through the town of Bacolor in Pampanga, which was almost buried by lava flows in 1995. Then visit a JEST Camp (Jungle Environmental Survival Training Camp) where indigenous people called Aetas demonstrate survival skills in a tropical rain forest. The tour continues towards the province of Zambales where Subic Bay is located. You also have a chance to encounter tigers and other animals at the Zoobic Safari, including a ride through the Tiger Enclosure.