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Island Hopping Tour (Entire day)
Imagine your day, waking up at our beautiful Villa on Panglao Island, and then onto a spectacular display of playful dolphins at dawn while feeling the crisp sea breeze. Prepare your cameras to capture this awesome experience. The next stop is the Balicasag Island, where you’ll enjoy swimming and snorkeling. Enjoy the untouched coral gardens and numerous exotic tropical fish. If you wish to experience the sea turtles, simply go to the other side of the island. Another stop is the undisturbed Virgin Island where you can enjoy the taste of sea urchins and a drink of our local young coconut (called “buko"). Take the adventure of a lifetime! You deserve it.
Our boatmen will guide you to experience these mammals of the ocean in the gorgeous open water of Bohol Island. Envision a kiss of dawn while the sun is peeking slowly ensuring a refreshing morning call while you relax yourself in this wonderful boat ride. Seeing these magnificent creatures playing will surely be a rewarding and memorable experience ready for you to capture with your camera.
Balicasag Island is a marine sanctuary where you can enjoy the wonders and beauty of the native sea life. The spectacular colorful corals and numerous tropical fish dominate the shallow waters. You will be welcomed by countless fish where you can feed them bread and have fun engaging with them. This area is also declared a "marine sanctuary." Scuba diving is an exciting way to experience this island, be ready to explore the drop off.
The Virgin Island
The Virgin island is also an untouched natural environment. You will be amazed by the crystal-clear water and the gorgeous white sand beach during low tide. To reach this island, the boat men will maneuver through a puzzle route to avoid hitting rocks. This is a paradise few people experience. You will be provided the opportunity to sample fresh sea urchins and a cool drink of our famous young coconut drink called “buko”.
Countryside Tour (Entire day)
BOHOL is one of the Philippines’ most beautiful islands and is a perfect introduction for first-time visitors to our welcoming islands. This province is home to some of the country's most iconic natural attractions, including the World-famous Chocolate Hills and the wide-eyed Philippine Tarsier, one of the smallest (and cutest!) primates in the World.
BOHOL is the main island of Bohol Province, which includes 75 smaller islands. The island lies southeast from Cebu Island and southwest of Leyte Island in the Central Visayas region. This oval-shaped island is the tenth largest of the Philippine archipelago. Bohol is a haven of natural tropical beauty.
Never a boring moment at Bohol Island! There are numerous activities for you to experience and see when you take the Bohol Experience. You will enjoy a day tour exploring the countryside of Bohol. The extraordinary scenery will entice you to take snapshots of Bohol’s best tourist spots including: Chocolate Hills, Man-made Forest, Loboc River Cruise, Hanging Bridge, Tarsier Sanctuary, Butterfly Garden, Blood Compact Shrine, and many more!
Blood Compact Shrine
“Sandugo” as we call it locally is a blood compact whereby the Spanish conquistador Miguel Lopez de Legazpi and local chieftain Rajah Sikatuna sealed the treaty of friendship. The Blood Compact Shrine commemorates the first treaty of friendship between the white and brown races. Blood compact (Spanish: Pacto de sangre; Filipino: Sanduguan) was an ancient ritual in the Philippines intended to seal a friendship or treaty, or to validate an agreement. The contracting parties would cut their hands and pour their blood into a cup filled with liquid, such as wine, and drink the mixture.
The Loboc River is one of the major destinations of tourists, local and foreigners alike. It is situated in the Municipality of Loboc, 24 kilometers away from Tagbilaran City. The winding river plays host to tourists on board small bancas or floating restaurants. A relaxing cruise down Loboc River includes enjoying a Filipino buffet with musical entertainment on the boat. Along the cruise, there’s a stop at an entertainment venue featuring the local Boholanos showcasing their singing and dancing talents. Don’t miss out on audience participation - learn to dance our native bamboo dance called the “tinkling”.
You can never leave Bohol without seeing this wide–eyed tree climbing and insect eating primate. The tarsier is an endangered species. One of the must-visit Bohol tourist spots is the Philippine Tarsier and Wildlife Sanctuary. It is a large forest home to the endangered tarsiers. These 45-million-year-old small nocturnal primates with big round eyes usually cling to low branches or the trunks of slim trees.
The Bohol Butterfly Conservation Center or the Butterfly Garden is home to hundreds of butterfly species. You can see the different stages of the butterfly's development as well as specimens of live and preserved butterflies and moths. This is really a good place to enjoy the place with beautiful butterflies around you. The butterfly enclosure is a net structure.
This is Bohol’s TREASURE. The majestic Chocolate Hills are one of the Philippines' most popular tourist attractions and is the top destination for Bohol tours. It got it's name from its strange yet unique formation and rich vegetation that turns into chocolate brown during the dry months. The Chocolate Hills form a rolling terrain of cone-shaped hills of almost symmetrical shape. Estimated to be from 1,268 to about 1,776 individual mounds, these cone-shaped hills are made of limestone covered with grass.
The Baclayon church was built in the 15th century, shortly after the arrival of the Spaniards. This baroque architectural design church is one of the oldest stone churches in the Philippines. Religious relics and cultural artifacts can be seen in this historical landmark constructed in 1595 by the Jesuit priests. The church, built out of coral stones, is a cross shaped (cruciform) church with its juncture or crossing surmounted by a pyramidal wall. The original tiled roof was replaced by galvanized iron in 1893. The church complex is strategically located facing the sea.
The manmade forest is a 2-kilometer stretch of mahogany trees that carpet the sloping ground where the municipality of Loboc meets Bilar. Travelers going to the Chocolate Hills from Loboc will not miss this wonder. Hike along the road under the canopy of a lush mahogany forest whose branches are curved overhead. You can feel the coolness around here. It’s great place for a photo opportunity. The locals planted thousands of these Mahogany trees.
This bamboo bridge is found in the upper area of the Loboc River in Bohol. The Hanging Bridge is a foot bridge composed of bamboo and hardened steel which was initially used by locals to cross the river going to the Barangay on the other side of the main road. The Hanging Bridge hangs about 25 meters above the river. If you need a adrenalin rush - this is a good visit!