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Things to do in Bohol

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Bohol: Dolphin & Sea Turtle Watching Island Hopping Tour

1. Bohol: Dolphin & Sea Turtle Watching Island Hopping Tour

Visit the must-see spots of Bohol with this early bird 5.5-hour island hopping tour. The Banca boat will take you to Balicasag Island and Virgin Island both famous for their marine lives, green-blue waters, and clear snorkelling sites. After your hotel pick-up, sail out to Balicasag Island where you can spot different species of dolphin and other marine life. If you are lucky, you can enjoy up-close sightings of dolphins jumping in and out of the water, and maybe even sea turtles. Get closer to the fish and coral reefs during a snorkelling trip in the crystal clear waters. Next, head out to Virgin Island for a stroll along the beautiful white sandbar. Grab the chance to snap a photo of the blue sky and emerald clear waters before returning to Bohol at approximately 11 AM.

From Bohol & Panglao Island: Full-Day Bohol Tour

2. 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.

Full-Day Bohol Excursion (Departs from Cebu)

3. 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.

Bohol Island: Countryside Day Tour

4. Bohol Island: Countryside Day Tour

Your Bohol Island journey won’t be complete without visiting its spectacular marvels. Bohol Island is the home to the famous Chocolate Hills, the smallest primate in the Philippines (Tarsiers), some of the most magnificent beaches and much more. After leaving Panglao Island, we’ll make our first stop in a boutique blacksmith shop that has been making specialty blades and tools for the last three generations. There we’ll get a glimpse into the deep history of the Philippines through local artisan craftsmanship. Then, we will continue to the Loboc River for a short cruise or a SUP tour instead – for the more adventurous among us. We’ll then visit the tarsier sanctuary and learn about this protected and peculiar primate that also serves as the province’s tourism symbol. This will be the perfect time for lunch, which we’ll have at the foot of the Chocolate Hills, and enjoy Filipino specialties in a local restaurant. We’ll visit the main view deck for a scenic view of the 1,776 almost identical hills or choose to see the hills via a thrilling ATV ride. On the way back, we’ll make a quick stop in Baclayon Church – one of the oldest churches in the Philippines. Our last quick stop will be in Bohol Island’s best-kept secret restaurant for a delicious homemade popsicle while viewing the sun setting over Panglao Island.

Bohol: Loboc River Buffet-Lunch Cruise with Private Transfer

5. Bohol: Loboc River Buffet-Lunch Cruise with Private Transfer

You will start your morning with a convenient hotel pickup, following which you will arrive at the Loboc River. There you can board your signature sightseeing cruise, which is also a floating restaurant. You will be greeted by professional staff with warm food with a guitar-playing singer who will take care of the live music in the background. You'll be welcome to grab a seat and enjoy your local buffet-style meal while music plays along the river, filled with green trees and panoramic sites. The boat will eventually stop at a performance platform where local children showcase traditional singing and dancing. You can take plenty of time there to capture the moment with photos whilst sipping on unlimited fruit juice. Following that, you will travel back down the river to your starting point, where upon arriving you will be transported back to your hotel.

From Bohol: Virgin Island Half-Day Trip

6. From Bohol: Virgin Island Half-Day Trip

Get ready to have some beach therapy and start sunbathing and relaxing on the Virgin Island Sandbar. Enjoy the crystal-clear, turquoise-colored water surrounding it. It’s the perfect tropical getaway Pungtud Island, more famously known as Virgin Island, is only a short boat ride away from Panglao St. Augustin Church. Start relaxing on its pristine white sandbar, dip in the shiny shallow waters, and enjoy a cold drink with our fun-loving group of travelers. It’s a great way to make new memories and take the most amazing pictures of your tropical beach vacation with us.

From Bohol: Pamilacan Island Day Tour

7. From Bohol: Pamilacan Island Day Tour

Feels like a paradise stuck in time, Pamilacan Island welcomes you to immerse in its tropical serenity. This tour will let you witness the mind-blowing tricks of the adorable dolphins during the boat voyage from Panglao Island, meet a local family who will be hosting us for an authentic Boholano lunch inspired by their habitat and join them for an excursion around the island. Let yourself savor the remaining leisure time to lounge on the beach, enjoy some drinks, and chill in the turquoise ocean.

Cebu: Bantayan Island and Virgin Island Hopping Day Tour

8. Cebu: Bantayan Island and Virgin Island Hopping Day Tour

Start your tour with an early pick up at your hotel at 4:00 am. Eat your breakfast along the way and board a ferry bound for Bantayan Island. After arriving at the island, you’ll start your tricycle tour. Your first stop is Omagieca Obo-ob Mangrove Garden. You can learn more about the importance of mangroves on your visit. It can also provide you with a stunning backdrop to your travel photos. In fact, it is one of the locations where the movie Camp Sawi was filmed. Your next stop is Paradise Beach. True to its name, this white-sand beach is bordered by pristine waters and beautiful rock formations.  You’ll then experience cliff-diving in Bantayan in the German Ruins. The ruins themselves are actually part of an unfinished house that locals say was built by a German. Apart from being a good cliff-diving spot, the German Ruins also offer visitors stunning views of the sky and the sea. Next, you’ll visit Kota Beach, which is famous for its powdery sand and sandbar. Your last stop for this tour is Virgin Island and enjoy the powdery white sand and the shimmering azure water.

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What people are saying about Bohol

Overall rating

4.4 / 5

based on 37 reviews

We were picked up directly from the beach by our hotel by boat. About email directly with organizer clarified for pickup. We were lucky and alone. At first it was Delphine looking for. Also lucky and saw dolphins like 20 other boats. (Guide call each other where the dolphins are, so very busy with boats) also had luck on the reef and saw two turtles with which you could swim. Also there full of other tourists. Had our own Schnorchelzeug and therefore can not assess how the loaned is. You can also rent an actionkamara on the reef for little money to make underwater photos. (Can be that you own a memory card need) we had our own camera so do not know if that is and is worth it.

Amazing tour of Bohol must see areas with a knowledgeable and friendly tour guide who will know how to make you feel comfortable and have a good time on Bohol island. It worth the trip and the experience to see the little tarsiers - chocolate hills - man made forest - Loboc river and so on. These places would have been hard to visit by ourselves. We highly recommend this day trip with this agency.

Katya (katchya) is an excellent guide, very knowledgeable, articulate, helpful and personable. The chocolate Hills were beautiful and the Tarsier (monkey) I got to see up and close and take some great photo shots. The food in the river cruise was very good and the views quite nice. Katya was an exceptional guide - full of knowledge and helped with carrying my stuff and taking photos etc. Thank you

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!!!