I must say going to North from South on a day trip is easier if you have a car. Especially if you’ll squeeze your activities in a day; it could be tiring and would eat your time on travel than the activity.
We left South at around 5am and fetch
Yana (since she's residing in Bulacan) at Sta. Rita exit and headed North. While others were sleeping comfortably at
the back, our driver Hal was focus on the road and I did my best not to sleep
to keep Hal a company.
Our first stop was Zoobic Safari. Jeck and Kaye already used their vouchers weeks back with their family so they decided not to explore the park again. They settled themselves bumming in the car and doing nothing. I trust Kaye that they will be all fine because I know they will always keep each other busy J
We need to listen to a 15 minutes orientation before the tour. Then after the do’s and don’t and some instructions, we were all ready to go.
Zoobic Safari got several attractions but what stands out for me are the Animal Show and the Close Encounter. The rest of the attractions are the Savannah, Tiger Safari Aeta’s Trail, Croco Loco and more.
|These were taken at the Close Encounter and Tiger Safari.|
|Do not miss the Animal Show!|
|Some of the reptiles and exotics...|
|Better to ride the Tram than bringing your own car with the tour to get a better view.|
We decided not to finish the last 2 attractions to catch up with the Treetop Adventure. We immediately headed to the car after the tour, no lunch at all as we want to arrive to our next destination as early as possible. Luckily we brought some snacks along. Mamaya na ang bonggang kain.
Treetop Adventure is just about 10 minutes away from Zoobic Safari.
Yana got excited here. She’s more
adventurous than me and more fearless to try thrilling rides.
We of course wanted to experience all the rides. Complete package includes Canopy Ride, Canopy Walk, Superman Ride, Tree Drop, Trekking with Jungle Survival Demonstration, Silver Surfer and Interactive Free Fall.
The best and most daring ride here is the Treedrop/Rapelling. A real adrenaline rush and heart pumping experience.
|Our Treedrop experience.|
|And the thrill seekers!|
Over-all experience is awesome! I again managed to conquer my fear of falling or jumping high. Really it can be a nervous breakdown but I wanted to try at least once in my life I can say that I’ve experienced it.
I just want to comment on a rude staff they have at the Superman ride. Not friendly at all. We felt that he was really pushing us to be quick in climbing the ladder and on setting us up with the harness. I even asked for a moment because I’m still trying to get a comfortable position and he tapped my hand out the bar because I’m still holding on it as they are about to start the ride. Then he said “tsk tsk”. If only we still had time and was not in a hurry to catch the last attraction I’ll get his name and report him to the admin.
I am also exhausted and hungry after all the rides so I pass it on. But I hope they’ll be able to monitor all the staffs on how they perform their duties. For the others, they were all approachable and handled us well.
It’s a worth it trip after all because we bought our tickets on a discount price. Considering the over-all experience on a regular price, I'll think twice of its worth. Maybe I expect more for both of them. Well, you should still try it though so you do the judge. I suggest to better wait for a promo ticket too. J
|Thanks to my travel buddies as always!|
How to get there: Take the North Luzon Expressway and exit in San Fernando. You’ll see several signs along going to Olongapo. You may take the Tipo-Subic Expressway to go to Subic Bay Freeport Zone. Then just follow the signs ahead.
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Subic Bay Freeport Zone, Philippines
Telefax: (+6347) 252-2272; (+63) 929-7072222
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339 Sen. Gil Puyat Ave., Makati City
Tel: (+632) 895-7142;898-3695; 899-9824
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