As our alarms go off in the morning for the sixth time, we are already fearing the monotonous day that lies ahead of us. We ask ourselves why not wake up in the morning eager and desiring to work? This feeling is like being trapped inside a cubicle. Then I realized, maybe we should get out of this cubicle and explore. Run towards different activities we thought we wouldn’t nor can’t do. This growing realization made me decide to join Tree Top Adventure Subic’s Bloggers Getaway last March 24-25.
Tree Top Adventure invited bloggers to experience the thrill by participating in their theme park’s extreme activities and to build team cooperation with their team building activities. This event was headed by TAG Media Public Relations, Engr. Grace Bondad Nicholas and sponsored by Tree Top Adventure, TAG Media, Azzurro Hotel, Pampanga and Sunrise Suprise Restaurant.
Tree Top Adventure
Tree Top Adventure is the only “Team Building” facility in the Philippines with motorized activities plus different kinds of Zipline adventure and more activities in the heart of nature; Superman Ride, Canopy Ride, Tree Drop, Silver Surfer, Free Fall, Funicular, Trekking, Skywalk and much more to be added. A theme park that would really want you to get out of the box.
Tree Top Adventure Subic
The Subic branch is located at JEST Camp Area, Upper Mau Cubi, Aparri Road, Subic Bay Freeport Zone, 2222. Traveling in a private vehicle from Manila to Subic will take you about a minimum of two hours or so.
How To Get There
From Manila to Subic
Take the North Luzon Expressway (NLEX) Dau Exit, to get to the Subic-Clark-Tarlac Expressway (SCTEX). Exit at TIPO Road and pass through the Subic toll exit. Turn right at the intersection and then left to Argonaut Highway. Proceed to Aparri Road and follow the signs to Tree Top Adventure.
Alternate Route In Case of Road Closures
From Argonaut Highway in Subic, proceed to Tarlac Road en route to Subic Bay International Airport. From the first intersection, turn right to Zambales Road until you see a left sign. Follow the route until you reach Tree Top Adventure.
From Manila to Subic
Northbound Victory Liner Bus Lines can take you to Olongapo City via Subic-Clark-Tarlac Expressway (SCTEX). Upon arrival at the Victory Liner Terminal in Olongapo City, take the yellow jeep bound for SM City. Look for the Central Terminal where shuttle vans can take you to Cubi en route to Tree Top Adventure.
Taxis are also available at the Central Terminal which can take you to Tree Top Adventure.
What To Expect
Tree Top Adventure Subic offers a variety of zipline adventure. We tried Superman Ride, Canopy Ride, and Silver Surfer Zipline, which happened to be my favorite. Here’s the list of rides and attractions that you can expect at their Subic Branch.
- Canopy Ride
- Superman Ride
- Tree Drop
- Silver Surfer
- Interactive Free Fall
We were to try Tree Drop however due to hungry tummies and tired bodies, we opted not to. I was shaking the whole time thinking if I could survive this activity because the activity is to let you fall from a 60-foot tree. I was scared my bones would crack or something bad might happen to me which was too much paranoia because we all know that Tree Top Adventure already performed security measures with all their attractions and rides. This was just me being crazy. LOL
Team Building Activity
Tree Top Adventure Subic has 12 unique team games that everyone will enjoy. These games can accommodate family members, employees, and friends. Games are listed below:
- Dragon Boat
- Team Lanyard
- Gem Drop
- Bar Lifter Balancer
- Dance Revo
- Team See Saw
- Multi-line Traverse
- Team Wall
- Spike Valley
- Team Cycling
- Centipede Pedal
- Loop Lift
My favorite from these games was Multi-line Traverse. You have to cross a rope bridge with your team in the shortest time possible. I came first in line since I have the longest arm and it was an advantage for the team. I enjoyed this game and felt like I was Tarzan traveling from rope to rope.
After a long, tiring and enjoying two days with Tree Top Adventure Subic, a comfortable stay at a three-star hotel was much needed and greatly appreciated. All thanks to Azzurro Hotel, Angeles for letting us use their super-sized rooms to spend our first night. I spent the night sleeping since I didn’t have enough and decent sleep from our first day. I went straight to the getaway from work. So yeah, you know what could happen to someone who came from work and went to Subic from Manila and spent the day doing extreme activities. Nevertheless, the hotel room where I stayed was too big for one person, not because my roommate wasn’t able to join, but the room is just too big for 4 persons the least. It was a Deluxe Twin room.
Azzurro Hotel, Angeles is located at 4895 Manila N Rd, Balibago, Angeles, 2109 Pampanga. You may reach them at:
- Contact numbers: (045) 331-1333, (0917) 779-2641
- Email: [email protected]
- Website: www.azzurrohotel.com
An out-of-town getaway wouldn’t be complete without getting ahold of the city or town’s best places to eat, and that where Sunrise Surprise Restaurant’s part came into this blogger event. The tiring experience from Tree Top Adventure Subic’s extreme activities made our tummies grumbled and longed for heavy meals. Good thing that Sunrise Surprise Restaurant in Fil-Am Friendship Hwy, Angeles, Pampanga offers a menu of favorite all-day breakfast served in big proportions that heavy eaters would enjoy. I am a light eater kind of person but I really enjoyed how big the serving of the food I had from this restaurant. Just look at these photos. I tell you, they’re delicious and not that pricey.
Putting it all together, removing yourself from the world of a cubicle is a bold coup, but the rewards are countless. Tree Top Adventure Subic caused me to feel the thrill that’s been hiding inside of my core with its extreme and fun rides and attractions, and team building activities, that not only help me get out of the box but also made me realized that a good time out from my corporate job is an important factor to achieve happiness and to not get bored with life. Another result was to be able to socialize with other people even if it was my first time to meet fellow bloggers. I wouldn’t say I am good with my socializing card, but I think it was a good first step.
Many persons have a wrong idea of what constitutes true happiness. It is not attained through self-gratification but through fidelity to a worthy purpose. Helen Keller