Thank you for your interest in our Forest and Folklore beginner-friendly program inside Subic Bay Freeport.
What we can see in the forest?
Drink fresh forest water from vines around you.
Rattan is known for its use in furniture and textiles, but what most don't know Is that you can eat it just like bamboo.
This is a Filipino fig tree. The fruit is either green or red. These are edible and can be turned into jams.
This is a small leaf that is edible and grows by the stream. You can eat it fresh from the ground! Its a bit sour.
We only allow a maximum of 9 people per group to ensure proper spacing. If your group is bigger than 9, we will split you up into 2 smaller groups.
Digital story telling - access to special video story of the area
Forest maintenance fees
Trek through the forest
60 minute trek or 20-min beginner-friendly version + bamboo area+ giant trees (dipterocarps) + falls + snacks
Learn about forest edibles
Balboo walking stick
Visit agro-forest farm
Meet Aeta community members
Optional Add On: Plant a fruit or forest tree in the Zambales (Aetas) or Rizal (Dumagat) forest to help build a more sustainable future and provide security and livelihood for the community.
Arrival and briefing
Start trek up to Mabana area.
On the way - eat bilukaw, rattan, and water vine.
Take pictures with giant trees, bamboo grove, etc.
Learn about nature.
Arrival at El Kabayo falls - Swim!
Walk back to the entrance - Drop by a fruit orchard.
Snacks - Organic hot tea or aeta coffee + fruits or
Root crop of the season prepared in the local tradition.
Please email the following information to email@example.com. This is very important so we can send guidelines to everyone, and so that we can prepare for children or adults.
Name of all the guests, age and email addresses
Contact person and number of the group
Allergies of any guest
Food preferences of any guest (vegan, vegetarian, pescetarian, etc)
Injuries or physical limitation of any guest - PWD, broken bones, severe sprain, etc.