Bohol tour - how long
Replies: 7 - Last Post: Feb 22, 2013 8:58 PM Last Post By: moosebee
Feb 9, 2013 8:56 AM
Bohol tour - how longWe're planning on staying in the Tagbilaran area for one night before travelling on to Anda. We would like to visit the tarsier sanctuary and the chocolate hills on the way. How long do you think this is likely to take - is it more of a half day trip than a full day? I imagine it will be easy to arrange through our accommodation in either Tagbilaran or Anda? Are there any other 'must sees' you would recommend including on the journey across the island?
Feb 9, 2013 2:38 PM
1hi ,the whole countryside tour can be done in approx 7/8 hrs ,so if you will just visit 2 places -then most would be 3 to 4 hrs ,anda is east of tagbiliran so it wouldnt be on the way to chocolate hills -which are in carmen -north of tagbiliran http://www.bohol.ph/map.php
Feb 9, 2013 3:01 PM
2I don't know how long to get to Anda beach.
I can tell you this though. It is about an hour to get from Tagbilaran to the Chocolate hills look out in Carmen. Then looking on my map, you may have about another hour from the Chocolate hills to Anda.
On the way to the Chocolate hills, you will pass by
- The Blood Compact shrine. A group of statues depicting a blood compact made between Legaspi and local Boholanos in 1565. The road to Chocolate hills goes past and you can see it from the road.
- The Church of Our Lady of the Immaculate Conception in Baclayon. It is the oldest church in the Philippines made of coral rock. Construction commenced in 1596. It has nice murals and artwork in the main church and a huge amount of historical artefacts upstairs. The road to chocolate hills goes past and you can see it from the road.
- Loboc, where you can have a lunch cruise on the Loboc river. The road to Chocolate hills passes through the town of Loboc
- The new Tarsier Sanctuary in Loboc. All the tarsiers have been removed from the tourist spots along the river to a new more natural setting. Tarsiers are the smallest primate in the world. They are fist size but have our eyes. The road to Chocolate hills goes past the sanctuary
- The hanging bamboo bridges over the loboc river. There used to be only one. Now there are 2 to cope with the tourist traffic. Walk over the Loboc river on one and walk back on the other. be careful if you are big like me. Before I visited the first time, a friend of mine who is my size said he put his foot through the bridge so In 7 visits I have only set foot on the start of the bridge. You have to turn off the main road to the Chocolate Hills. The detour is about 5 minutes drive from the main road.
- Simply Butterflies conservation center in Bilar Bohol. They will explain the life cycle of butterflies and take you into a cage with the butterflies. It may seem a bit daft. The first time I stopped there on a tour, I didn't go in. But then on a subsequent tour I did and was fascinated. I have now been there 3 times and it is my lunch stop when touring Bohol with friends. The road to Chocolate hills goes past it.
No body can tell you how long it will take to see everything. For instance, I personally have spent several hours checking out everything at the Baclayon church while I see others are in and out in 10 minutes.
Other places that you could check out on another day, which are not on the way to Chocolate hills or Anda are
- Hinagdanan cave on Panglao Island. You can swim underground there
- Bohol Bee Farm. You can see mats, clothes and knick knacks being made. Eat home made ice cream. And eat a meal with honey and edible flowers.
- Magaso Falls.
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Feb 22, 2013 8:58 PM
7Loved Bohol, tarsiers are endangered and only saw 6 out of 10 in the santuary, so worth going while they are still around. Didnt make it to Anda beach but wish we would have gone there instead of Camiguin. Alona was the best beach ever, clear water with beautiful sand and calm. Wished we would have stayed longer than 4 days!
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