Take a break from the hustle and bustle of Cebu's city life and discover the natural beauty of the Philippine islands on a day trip to Bohol. You’ll take a scenic journey around the island’s sights, from mahogany forests to ancient churches and the UNESCO World Heritage-listed Chocolate Hills, shaped like mounds of chocolate. Plus enjoy a relaxing lunch cruise on the Loboc River.
Your Bohol day trip begins with pickup from your Cebu hotel and a short trip to the port to catch the ferry over to Bohol Island. You’ll land in the island capital, Tagbilaran, and board an air-conditioned coach to tour Bohol’s scenic countryside.Your Bohol sightseeing tour takes in many sights, including the bronze statue known as the Blood Compact Monument, commemorating the first treaty of friendship between the Spanish and Filipinos. You’ll see the lush foliage of a forest of mahogany trees, prized for their timber, and pass villages surrounded by local nipa palms. Visit Baclayon Church and admire its traditional Spanish colonial architecture. Explore its neighboring museum with your guide to see historical relics dating back to the 16th century!Then head to the water to board a cruise on the Loboc River, and enjoy an authentic lunch of Filipino specialties served on board the boat, buffet-style. You’ll be serenaded by guitarists playing local folk songs as you dine and glide along the river. If you dare, step on stage and take part in one of this country's favorite pastimes - karaoke! Your guide will also help you spot tiny tarsiers playing on the riverbank – they’re not easy to find, as they’re the world’s smallest primate.After lunch, take a scenic tour through the island’s interior to Carmen, where you’ll visit the thousand or so rounded hills known as the Chocolate Hills. You’ll have fabulous views over Bohol Island from the Chocolate Hills viewpoint, with free time to browse the stalls clustered here. To remember this magnificent view, get creative and take an off-the-wall snapshot of yourself with the hills.Your Bohol tour ends with the return ferry ride from Tagbilaran to Cebu and return to your city hotel.