#TeamVillareal goes to Zoobic Safari

One week before the start of the class, my husband decided to treat our kids out of town. He’s been eyeing to visit Subic but due to conflict with his schedule (work related) we postponed it twice. Finally, last June 2 #TeamVillareal invades Zoobic Safari. 

The zoo is open daily from 9am – 4pm including holidays. We want to maximize our visit here since the travel period is almost 3 hours from Sucat to Subic so we left our house around 6am and arrived at Subic before 10am. Our kids are so excited to encounter different animals, look at the pictures below.

We avail the Zoobic Safari Tickets at Klook for only Php 350 instead of Php 695 with your choice of Animal feeding or free photo opportunity, we chose the latter part. Zoobic Safari is the only tiger safari in the Philippines, the park is 25-hectare forest adventure park and interact closely with the safari’s animal. What we like about this park is the kids and kids at heart can watch amazing animal shows and get a chance to meet the biggest members of the cat family up close. 

Here in Zoobic Safari everyone can enjoy access to the park’s 15 attractions (see below list) including the famed Tiger Safari, where a 400-pound tiger jumps on top of your safari vehicle.

  1. Zoobic Park
  2. Serpentarium
Drive Thru:
  1.  Tram Station
  2.  Lion Close Encounter
  3.  Forbidden / Zoobic Cave
  4. Eggziting Story
  5. Tiger Safari Ride
  6. Tiger Close Encounter
  7. Savannah
  8. Croco Loco
  9.       HipHop Bunny      
  10.       Aeta’s Trail
  11. Bone Muzooeum
So now let me share you our day tour in Zoobic Safari. Upon entrance, we decided to purchase food basket for only 100 pesos and may feed animals such as horse, donkey, miniature donkey, miniature horse and deer.

For our first activity, we had our photo session with the Tiger at the Pavilion. My kids are not scared, in fact yung Daddy pa nila nag takot. Haha.  The tiger photo schedule is from 9am – 3pm. Here’s our family photo together with the friendliest tiger in Zoobic. (Well, yun ang sabi nung care taker. Hehe)

Next, we visited the Zoobic Park. This is where the kids fed the animals with close encounter with them. My kids really enjoyed seeing animals, though medyo hesitant si Rhian to come close, ibang kaso naman si Rhaine, as she is a brave girl na halos hilahin ko na sya kasi sobrang lapit nya sa mga animals pag nagpapakain eh. Waahhh..

Since the animal show will start at 10:30am (other schedule is 1:30pm), my husband and I decided to watch the show first then we will continue to explore the park. My kids are very happy seeing animals in person, we also had a chance to hold the snake, this is our free photo opportunity. 

My kids bravely feed some animals carefully. Me, my husband and Rhian fed the birds at the palm of our hands. Ang tapang ni Ate Rhian kasi di sya natakot, but look at us (Parents) halos di makuhang tingnan ang bird sa palm naming. Haha. 

By the way, Pot Bellied pigs are just roaming around the Savannah, they walk freely anytime and anywhere they like, hanggang parking nakakaabot sila. Before we left the Zoobic Park, my kids rode in a pony as they find it cute. Good thing the pony is well mannered on the ground and when ridden, well trained and obedient. We pay Php 100 pesos for the 2 kids. Not bad, nag enjoy naman ang mga bagets.

We visited the Serpentarium. In this area we meet the astounding exotic animals closely. Since we still have time to explore the place, we decided to take the Tiger Safari Ride, Tiger Close Encounter and other attractions before we took our super late lunch. Yes! Di naman namin akalain na matagal pala sya. Haha.

We listed our names at the Tram Station and waited for about 10 minutes for the arrival of the Van. My kids feel sad to see the lions in their cages as you can see that they are stressed, but I told them that there are people who assigned in taking care of them. After our Lion Close Encounter, my husband decided to take another family photo with the Lion. Syempre, si Daddy na naman ang malapit sa head ng Lion. Haha.

One of the highlights of our tour is the Tiger Safari Ride where in we were inside the safari vehicle and see the tiger-canine teeth so close while he eats a whole chicken which we purchase at the registration area. (Anyway, the cost of whole chicken is Php 200 pesos and since we are group of two families, we pay Php 100/per group) This is actually a once in a lifetime adventure experience that my children will remember for the rest of their lives. They are both fascinated to see the live tigers roaming around and see the amazing creature of God.

Before we end our tour, we were entertained in Aeta’s Trail wherein Aetas performed their difference cultural dances. 

We had our super late lunch at Buho Grill Restaurant, you have limited choices on their menu and a bit pricey, you have no choice because they are the only restaurant inside the Zoobic though we still enjoyed our meal because we are all hungry. Haha.  Since we still have more time in the park, my husband decided to try their newest attraction, the Sky Safari (Php 199/pax). We already tried ziplines in Davao and I must say that we enjoyed it and so my husband told me that our kids should try Zipline also because there’s always a first time for everything, right? Well, we were so excited for the kids as this will be their first time to try this activity. 

My eldest is so excited while my youngest is a little bit scared. I know, 3 years old palang kaya si Rhaine, good thing her ate convinced her to try it because it’s so fun! O db galling ni ate mag convince.  Our initial plan is to try it as a group, unfortunately my youngest is not yet ready, mukhang nabigla kaya natakot so my dear husband decided to do it by pair – Ian and Rhian, Mommy and Rhaine.

The husband and Rhian tried it first so that Rhaine will not be scared. Now it’s our turn, look at her face before, during and after our first ride. 😊

You can zip through the air and soar over trees and fly like Superwoman. According to their staff, the adventure ride (back and forth) is 380 meters long, 200 meters one way and 180 meters back at approximately 40 feet high. 

The whole experience was a combined fun, exciting, thrill and breathtaking. It was like being a kid again. If you plan to visit Zoobic Safari make sure that you arrive early so that you’ll have time to rest and explore the whole place. Few more things, be in your most comfortable clothes since most of the activities are outdoors, very hot and promise you’ll be sweating a lot. So please don’t forget to bring towels, extra shirt, bottled water, umbrella or cap. 

Zoobic Safari
Group 1, Ilanin Forest, Forrest Adventure
Subic Bay Freeport Zone
Operating Hours: Monday - Sunday
                             8am to 4pm
Contact Number: (02) 847-0413

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