Countryside Wonders Of Bohol Islands
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 Baclayon Church, one of the oldest churches in the Philippines made out of coral stones. Then we’ll visit a boutique salt-making workshop shop that has been making salt in a traditional manner unique to Bohol for generations, where we’ll learn about local livelihoods and traditions. 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.
- Start the day with a cup of local drink while cruising Loboc River
- See the Tarsiers, the second smallest primate in the world
- Optional: ATV ride around Chocolate Hills and SUP on Loboc River
- Visit one of the National Cultural Treasures in the Philippines, the Baclayon Church
- Enjoy Bohol Island’s dishes for lunch
- Unique countryside tour
08:00 – Depart from Zula Bohol
09:00 – Stop at a traditional tools workshop
10:00 – Loboc River by boat (Optinal: SUP on the river)
12:00 – Tarsier Conservation Area
13:00 – Lunch
14:00 – Chocolate Hills Viewpoint with optional ATV Tour
15:00 – Depart to Baclayon Church
16:00 – Quick stop in Baclayon Church
16:30 – Arrival in Chido Cafe
17:00 – Drive back to Zula Bohol
(Note: All given times of departure and arrivals may vary.)
Good to Know
- Pick up Points: Zula Bohol
- Things to bring: swimwear, towel, hat, sunscreen, waterproof bags and mosquito repellants , extra clothes for the ATV Tour
- Tour Coordinator
- Transportation to all sites
- Entrance to all sites
- Optional activities: SUP – 800 PHP per person, ATV – 700 PHP per person.
Is swimming allowed in Loboc River?
Yes, just be mindful of the tour schedule
Can I do both SUP and Boat Tour?
No, we will divide the group and do the activities at the same time
Is the boat tour similar to the public/touristy boat ride in Loboc River?
No, the tourist boat ride in Loboc River starts during lunch time. We prefer to have a quiet time in the river with our small private boat in the morning.
Can we take pictures or pet the Tarsiers?
No flash photography and it’s a big no to touch or even make a noise during the tour.
How long is the ATV ride?
It’ll take 30 minutes.
What is the difficulty level of the ATV ride?
Easy, please bring extra clothes as it is very muddy when it’s raining.
What is the difficulty level of the SUP Tour?
Easy, life vest is already provided for non swimmers, you can also do a quick swim in the river after the tour.
Are ATM Machines available around Bohol?
Only in Tagbilaran City and Alona Beach in Panglao Island.