Manila (1N) – Subic (2N) Anawangin Cove (1N) Nagsasa Cove (1N) – Manila (1N)

Jungle Survival, Community and Cultural Immersion in Subic Bay

Jungle Survival, Island Escape

Subic is one huge playground for everyone. This once American Naval Base is a Freeport Zone that marries eco-wilderness, industrial parks, top-of-the-line resorts, time shares and glorious beach.

Yes, they do have these places on Earth, and Subic Bay Freeport Zone is one of them. Don’ confuse it with Subic though. Although an equally exciting trip, the town is about 10 kilometers from the area.

Subic originated from the term Hubek and was Hispanized then further Americanized into the name it is today. It caresses the sublime Subic Bay, which is perfect for diving and underwater excursions. A boat ride perhaps? There are even chartered yachts for rent. The area is an example of the intermingling of modern conveniences and wild nature. There are paved meandering roads that run through ancient rainforest. And we mean really old. The trees are taller than buildings. Some even have Tarzan-esque vines! You’ll find ruins and abandoned American barracks. And of course, you can’t leave out the restaurants and gaming centers. You won’t miss them as most of them are beach front and along the Central Business District.

Subic Bay is the Philippine’s top playground for sports and extreme adventures. Subic Bay is known for it’s diversity in culture, cuisine and leisure activities that makes an experience of a lifetime. From panoramic views to extreme water sports activities. Everything is here. Let the cool breeze of Subic Bay welcome you to paradise. Adventure or relax, Subic Bay has got it all.


Day 1 Arrive Manila (-,-,-)
Welcome to Manila Philippines capital city! Our friendly guide will meet you at the airport. Should you arrive during the day, our guide will see to it that your first day will be productive by touring you around the city! You will visit the walled City of Intramuros and the famous Manila Bay among others. Should you arrive at night, our guide will bring you immediately to your hotel The Remington Hotel Manila at the Resorts World Manila.


Terminal 3 Manila Airport (NAIA) Sunset at Manila Bay


Aerial View of Intramuros Remington Hotel Manila

Day 2 Manila to Subic (B, L, D)
After breakfast, your group will proceed to JEST Camp in Subic Bay. JEST Camp is the original, most famous and toughest survival training in the Philippines. It got started in the late 1960s when the Americans visited the Subic Bay, Philippines. There, they found a group of indigenous people called Aetas and was curious on how they can survive inside the forest using only their “bolo” (knife). Noting that this would be vital to be able to survive in the upcoming war, they studied the Aetas primitive ways.

During the world war, the army who went under training got captured in Vietnam. They were able to escape but were unable to contact for help, so they decided to hide inside the nearby forest. They had to stay there for weeks, and the skills they learned were the only things that kept them alive. When they were finally able to go home, they made it mandatory for everyone to undergo the Jungle Survival Training at Subic, thus Jungle-Environment Survival Training (JEST) Camp was born. Today, JEST Camp is one of the country’s premier Survival Course Providers in the Philippines, offering adventurous souls a chance to uncover their primitive instinct for survival through teaching them indigenous skills with the widest range and most comprehensive survival training courses.

Today’s activity is an introduction to Jungle Survival.

Bowing to the demands of both parents and their offspring, we have opened this course so that budding JEST Campers can enjoy an exciting and informative experience, discovering the wonders of nature without a parent or playstation in sight. Students on this course will be outdoors for 2 days.
Each skill will conclude with a certified test, where each student will have the opportunity to apply the skills that they have learned in a realistic and challenging scenario. This course is conducted from an expedition style camp besides a beautiful waterfalls. You will not live from the land during this course so we will bring your raw food to cook.


Day 3 – Subic (B, L, D)
Today’s activity is a continuation of the introductory jungle survival but on a more difficult level.

The instructors at JEST Camp have uncovered that wilderness easily replicates the realities of the business world. Rock fall or weather might force you to change your plans on a JEST Camp expedition, just as an earthquake and tsunami in Japan end up interfering with your supply chain in the business world. Using one of our survival scenarios, you’ll learn key wilderness and business survival and team building skills including but not limited to:
Maintaining your Positive Mental attitude in tough conditions
Fire-building/ passion for business
Procuring Food/ personal development


Still, we are at the camp for the night.

Day 4 Anawangin Cove (B, L, D)
After breakfast, we camp out and proceed to Anawangin Cove for your Recreational Immersion.

Anawangin Cove in Zambales is not an island but a beach that you can reached by a boat ride from Pundaquit as there are no roads going there. Anawangin’s name is said to come from the Ilocano word “Nuang” which refers to the carabaos that you can see in the area. One of the most interesting feature of this area is the beautiful pine forest, mostly Agoho trees also called Whistling-pine in English. The sand on the beach is mixed with lahar, the ashes of Mt. Pinatubo 1991 eurption. There are several islands that you can also explore off the cost of Anawangin, like Camara or Capones. Capones island, called isla de gran capon during the spanish time has an historic lighthouse built in 1890 that you can still visit. Other coves like Silanguin or Nagsasa coves are also worth the visit.

Anawangin Cove is fondly called New Zealand.


Our team will provide you team building activities in the beach.

We will camp in Anawangin for the night

Day 5 Island Hopping (B, L, D)
After breakfast, we will explore the islands of Capones, Camara and Nagsasa where we will camp for the night.


Overnight camping at Nagsasa Cove

Day 6 Zambales to Manila (B, L, D)
This is a wrapping up day. This is a time for you to go around Nagsasa Cove. We camp out at 12NN and we proceed to Manila. Overnight at Remington Hotel. For dinner, we will treat you to a Filipino Style Dinner at Mabuhay Restop. It’s a dinner and cultural show rolled into one!

Day 7 Manila (B, -, -)
Breakfast, check out at 12nn. Our friendly guide will bring you to the airport for your flight back home. We take pleasure to have met and served you. We give you our sweetest smiles of thanks and gratitude as you go back home. We hope you come back soon!

1. Y-LIEP are designed for students at least 15 years old and above. However, minors must have their Guardian’s Consent.
2. This tour can be extended for maximum of 15D14N.
3. Additional activities will include community immersion as well as visiting schools.
4. Please coordinate with us for customized itinerary.
5. Minimum of 15 paying participants to run the tour.
6. Maximum of 45 paying participants per tour group per travel date.
7. FOC is 1:15. FOC should be Faculty Chaperon.
8. 50% downpayment is required 2 months prior to travel date.
9. Balance must be paid 15 days prior to travel date or full payment upon arrival in Manila.
10. During finalization, please send through email scanned biopage of passport for insurance purposes.
11. VISA, where required, will be on pax account

1. All accommodation
2. All meals (Halal available) with daily bottled water
3. All local transportation
4. English speaking guide/facilitator
5. All related immersion activities and fees
6. Insurance
7. Others – souvenir t-shirt, local sim card, tour ID, documentation

International airfare, gratuities, personal things, laundry, phone bills, and the like

750/pax (non commissionable)

As safety is our primary concern, we require all participants to be physically, mentally and emotionally fit to join our tours. Also, we ensure safety by having onboard nurse in all our trips. Our Guides and facilitators are trained with Basic Safety Procedures and First Aid. All our tours are also coordinated with local authorities in the communities we will visit to ensure success of our tour programs.


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