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From Bohol & Panglao Island: Full-Day Bohol Tour

1. From Bohol & Panglao Island: Full-Day Bohol Tour

Explore some of the Philippines’ most beautiful landscapes and countryside in this tour of the island province of Bohol. Start with a visit to the Blood Compact Site in Tagbilaran City, and see the place where the Spaniards and Filipinos created friendly relations and ties through a blood ritual. From there we will head towards the Baclayon Church and Museum in the town of Baclayon, considered one of the oldest stone churches in the Philippines. Admire this old stone church and its religious relics dating back to the early 16th century. Later, watch local craftsmen as they make bolos and other handmade metal crafts in the town of Loay. See local men and women weave Nipa leaves into roofing materials, before visiting a typical Boholano home, the Clarin Ancestral House. Walk along the Loboc River, and keep your eyes open along the water for a Tarsier, the smallest monkey in the world. Feel the coolness of the air and gaze at the thousands of painstakingly planted mahogany trees in the man-made forest of Bilar. From there, feast your eyes on the breathtaking Chocolate Hills, a collection of over 1,200 clustered green hills that turn brown during dry season. This amazing site has been proposed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Finally, enjoy a relaxing cruise along the Loboc-Loay River, and take in the beautiful panorama of Nipa palm trees. Enjoy lunch on board during the cruise, and watch the amazing landscape pass by.

Bohol: Day Trip To Chocolate Hills and Loboc with Lunch

2. Bohol: Day Trip To Chocolate Hills and Loboc with Lunch

Take a full-day trip to see what Bohol Island has to offer. Head to the Chocolate Hills, the historic Sandugo monument, and the Baclayon Church. Enjoy lunch onboard a cruise of the Loboc River before heading to the Tarsier Conservation Area to visit with the smallest primates in the world. Meet a Tagbilaran Port, the capital of Bohol Island, to embark on your full-day tour. First, explore the Sandugo monument, dedicated to the famous blood pact between the Spanish and locals in 1565. Then, continue to the declared National Treasure of the Philippines, the Baclayon church. Climb aboard a cruise along the calm waters of the Loboc River and enjoy a local lunch while taking in views of the jungle along the banks. Head to the Tarsier Conservation Area and spend some time with the world's smallest primates. Grab your binoculars and see how many you can spot. Finally, stop at the famous Chocolate Hills. These 1,268 rounded hills turn brown in the summer, giving the appearance of mounds of chocolate. Take photos as you please before returning to the port.

From Cebu: Full-Day Trip To Bohol with Lunch

3. From Cebu: Full-Day Trip To Bohol with Lunch

Choose between convenient hotel pickup and making your own way to the meeting point, then catch the ferry to Bohol. Arrive at Tagbilaran, capital of Bohol Island, and see the historic Sandugo monument - dedicated to the famous blood compact between the Spanish and local Filipinos in 1565. Continue to Baclayon Church, declared a National Treasure of the Philippines. Enjoy a delicious lunch whilst cruising on the calm waters of the Loboc River. Take in the views of the jungle whilst as you finish off lunch. Next, head to the Tarsier Conservation Area and see some of the world’s smallest primates. Finally, stop at the famous Chocolate Hills. These 1,268 rounded hills turn brown in the summer, giving the appearance of mounds of chocolate. At the end of the tour you’ll be dropped back at Tagbilaran port to catch your ferry back to Cebu.

Full-Day Bohol Excursion (Departs from Cebu)

4. Full-Day Bohol Excursion (Departs from Cebu)

Discover the Island of Bohol by taking a convenient one hour and forty five minute ride on a fast ferry. Be amazed by the Chocolate Hills, a rolling terrain of no less than 1,268 giant mole hills, then stop by the Blood compact site to take photos. Visit the Bilar man-made forest, then stop at Baclayon Church, the oldest stone church in the country. Then board the Loboc River Cruise and enjoy a buffet lunch.

Full-Day Bohol Countryside Tour

5. Full-Day Bohol Countryside Tour

This tour brings you to the historic Blood Compact Shrine, a historical landmark commemorating the 1st Treaty of Friendship between the east and the west. Next, visit the centuries-old Baclayon Church & Museum, built in 1595. En route to the Chocolate Hills, we will drive through the lush Mahogany Man-Made Forest and the green farmlands in Bilar and Batuan. A stop at a viewing deck offers one the vista of the the awesome cone-shaped hills known as the "Chocolate Hills" in the town of Carmen. Drive back to Loboc for a 50-minute river cruise along nipa-lined river on board a native catamaran while lunch is served on board. The river cruise will surely relax both your body and mind as you view nature’s beautiful rolling hills, graceful coconut trees and green nipa-palms lining the riverbanks. You may even get the chance to see a Tarsier, one of the worlds smallest primates with its gentle demeanor and large bulbous eyes. After the cruise, the tour takes you back to Tagbilaran, after a brief stop to see the backyard industries in Loay (nipa weaving and knife making).

Half-Day Panglao Island Tour

6. Half-Day Panglao Island Tour

Panglao Island is the largest of Bohol Provinces satellite island. Connected by a land bridge to the main island, Panglao is just 15 minutes away from the capital city of Tagbilaran. This half day tour takes you to the Church of our Lady of the Assumption in the town of Dauis. Although the first church of light materials was built as early as 1768, the present stone structure - the Church´s 5th incarnation - was built in 1863. With its Gothic architecture, the church is an imposing structure with the sea and watch tower at its back. Next, we proceed to Hinagdanan Cave, the most easily accessible among the caves of Bohol. Classified as a karst cave, it boasts of a large number of stalactites and stalagmites and leads to an underground spring pool. From here, we will drive on to Alona Beach, the most famous of Bohol´s beaches. Its 800 meter long, white sand beach is dotted with restaurants and resorts. It is also the departure point for many diving and marine tours. Also enjoy a gourmet organic lunch at the Bee Farm Restaurant during the tour.

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What people are saying about Tagbilaran City

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4.4 / 5

based on 24 reviews

It almost doesn't get any better!

There were only two of us on this tour plus our tour guide - thus private transfer :-) We learned a lot about the island of Bohol, Panglao and also about the history of the Philippines. Tour guide was very well prepared and was able to answer any question. We were at the Tarsiere, Chocolate Hills, Butterflyfarm and on the river for lunch. In the afternoon we saw a church from the 15th century. This excursion was really great!

It was an amazing day!! To see the Tarisers and then the lovely relaxing lunch cruise on the river followed by the stunning Chocolate hills…a day to remember!!! But the other highlight of the day was our wonderful wonderful guide Laurean ….she was just a lovely caring and informative guide …. Made our day extra special

Great day seeing the sites of Bohol. The chocolate hills were impressive, lunch cruise was great, seeing the tiniest “not monkey” primate was probably once in a life time thing and visiting some of the oldest churches in Bohol was cool! Good guide and safe trip so overall a great day!

Excellent tour. Only problem was that the contact numbers provided did not work, however the car and guide showed up as scheduled. This is our third time to Bohol and we truly enjoyed this tour.

wonderful tour. Vanesa very nice and pleasant. He taught us and explained many things about my city. An excellent deal. 100% recommendable!!!