Do the "survivor" TV programs have you hyped up to explore the Jungle? But you do not want to leave civilized things like Hot Shower and Bed behind. Then the Mini Survival Traning program may be for you. You will hike for 45 minutes with an Aetas guide into the Jungle of Subic along the Pamulakakin Trail.
Aetas are a nomadic mountain tribe who rarely live and hunt in the same area for long. There way of living is to use the resources that are available in the environment. They have powerful observation skills and knowledge of plants to assure them an infinite supply of food, water and medicine whever they go. They were the one's who helped the American Marines to survive jungle hardships during the Vietnam War.
The trail will take you back to nature, while your Aetas guide will point out thems of interest as well as beneficial plants. if you are thirst then grab a vine and have a drink of water. Your guide will show you how. When you return to your starting point you will be entertained with some traditional Aetas dances that have been sued for centuries on their ceremonies. You will also see demonstration fires without matches and cooking in Bamboo.
Next, will be the Extreme Adventure Park. The highlight of this park is the Canopy slide also knows as the slide for life. Here participants, slide from tree to tree in a harness and a system of metal cables. Starting from platforms 15 to 35 meters above the ground they slide distances from 30 to almost 500 meters through the forest. The series of slides gives you a thrilling view of the jungle from a very unique perspective. There are also some swinging bridges that the adventure will cross. Located just a short few mintues walk away is the newly opened Tree Top Adventure. Here you will challenge your self by rappelling down the side of a 60 foot tree or they called it "Tree Drop Adventure". You can choose either feet first or the most daring Austalian style (head first).
By now you have worked upon appetite, and you may think back to the cooking demonstration. A short walk to the JEST Camp where lunch will be served. It is a simple dish called "Luto sa Kawayan" a Filipino dish traditionally cooked in Bamboo consisting of chicken and rice. This is the rough ting it so forks are optional. The memories of a Mini Survival do last a lifetime, and can be told as stories to other generations.
Tour includes: Jungle Hike, Survival Demonstration, lunch "Luto sa Kawayan". Tree Drop Adventure, Slide for Life, tour guide and transportation.