During the Bohol Countryside Tour, you will be visiting the famous tourist destinations in Bohol. The said tour can be finished within 6 to 8 hours. Most of the tourist spots to be visited will close by 5:00 pm, hence, the earlier the tour starts, the better it will be as you will have more time to spend on each spot.
Places to be visited:
- Chocolate Hills
- Butterfly garden
- Man-made Forest
- Loboc River Cruise
- Baclayon Church
- Blood-compact Site
Optional Places to be visited:
- Nipa Weaving
- Bolo Making
- Souvenir Shop
About the tourist spots:
Chocolate Hills – cone-shaped and almost identical hills located most prominently at the towns of Carmen and Sagbayan. During summer months, the grass covering the hills dries up, thus turning the color of the hills to chocolate brown.
Tarsier – is known to be the smallest primate. The tarsier sanctuary to be visited during the tour is located in the Loboc, Bohol.
Butterfly Garden – during the countryside tour, you can choose whether to visit the Simply Butterflies Conservation Center at the town of Bilar or the Flying Colors Butterfly Paradise in Loboc. Both places offer guides for tourists who will be explaining the life cycle of the butterflies, show you around and take pictures. You can advise the driver during the tour where you want to be dropped among the 2 spots.
Man-made Forest – started from tree-planting and reforestation activities by the government decades ago. The Man-made Forest stretches about 2 kilometers between the town of Bilar and Loboc and is composed mostly of Mahogany Trees.
Hanging-bridge – located at the town of Sevilla, this bridge crosses the Sipatan River. It uses bamboo and wood for the flooring while being supported by steel cables. The bridge will sway when you cross the bridge especially if you are with a large group.
Loboc River Cruise – offers a magnificent view of Loboc River. The cruise will take you from the Loboc Tourism Complex, where the floating restaurants are docked, to Busay Falls. Upon returning, the floating restaurant will dropby an area where locals perform a cultural show. Buffet lunch will be served during the river cruise, along with live performance from a local singer onboard the floating restaurant.
Python – you can choose to visit either Prony, the python, now located in Baclayon or the XZootic Animal Park in Agape, Loay. Both places showcase very large pythons and other animals.
Baclayon Church – is the second oldest church in the Philippines (San Agustin Church, in Real Street, Intramuros, Manila being the oldest) and is located about 6 km. from Tagbilaran City. You can view important relics and images inside the church and also at the church museum beside it.
Blood Compact Site – located in Bool, Tagbilaran City and was made in honor of the First Treaty of Friendship between Miguel Lopez de Legazpi of Spain and Rajah Sikatuna of Bohol. However, the ACTUAL Blood Compact Site is located in Loay, Bohol as declared by the National Historical Institute based on evidence and records found.
Optional Places to be Visited:
Nipa Weaving – features locals weaving / making the nipa palm leaves into roofing materials. Nipa palms abound in Loay, Loboc, Cortes and other towns of Bohol.
Bolo Making – you can stop by and watch locals making bolos out of auto / car parts and other metals.
Souvenir Shop -you can drop by known souvenir shops like Aproniana in Baclayon, however you have buy also souvenir items from vendors at the Sipatan Hanging Bridge and Man-made Forest where you can also bargain for much lower price.
Shiphaus – located in Batuan, Bohol and features a ship-like house. Shiphaus depicted the Sailor’s Life, leading the owner, Capt. Gaudencio Dumapias to win “ Model OFW Family of the Year Award” ( MOFYA 2011) in the National Capital Region. Visit: Shiphaus Facebook Page.
Bohol Countryside Tour is one of the activities you shouldn’t miss, especially if its your first time to visit the island paradise of Bohol.
Availing Bohol Countryside Tour from Cebu
If you are from the nearby province of Cebu and planning to visit Bohol for one day tour, you can take the morning trips of Oceanjet Fast Ferries in Pier 1 of Cebu or Weesam Express and Supercat/2Go Express in Pier 4 to Tagbilaran City and schedule your return in the afternoon of the same day. Promo rates are available for early ticket reservations are often available from the 3 shipping companies.
Rates for the tour will depend on the number of persons joining the group. For accurate package rates, kindly contact us at Globe: +63 915 421 6421; Smart: +63 912 839 0652; or SUN: +63 932 865 5289 or email us at email@example.com for tour arrangements and inquiries. You can also use the comment form below to send us your inquiries.
Inclusions of our packages:
– transportation, driver and gas
– all entrance fees
– lunch during the Loboc River Cruise
Our drivers will serve as the guide during the tour. If you need a separate guide (DOT Accredited Tour Guide), we can arrange one for your group.