Welcome to Loboc

For many Filipino families, Loboc is all about its floating restaurants, which line up by the bridge in the town centre and cruise the Loboc river blasting Frank Sinatra tunes and other oldies.

Loboc's San Pedro Church, the oldest on Bohol, was lying in ruins at the time of writing, brought down by the 2013 earthquake.

Many travellers base themselves here for day trips up to the Chocolate Hills.

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$66 Tours & Sightseeing

Bohol Countryside Full-Day Tour

ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productStop At: Baclayon Church, Bohol Island, Bohol Province, VisayasLa Purisima Concepcion de la Virgen Maria Parish Church, commonly known as Baclayon Church, is a Roman Catholic Church in the municipality of Baclayon, Bohol, Philippines within the jurisdiction of the Roman Catholic Diocese of TagbilaranDuration: 5 hoursStop At: Chocolate Hills Natural Monument, Bohol Island, Bohol Province, Visayashe Chocolate Hills are a geological formation in the Bohol province of the Philippines. There are at least 1,260 hills but there may be as many as 1,776 hills spread over an area of more than 50 square kilometres. They are covered in green grass that turns brown during the dry season, hence the nameDuration: 5 hoursStop At: Loboc River Cruise, Loboc, Bohol Island, Bohol Province, VisayasThe Loboc River (also called Loay River is a river in the Bohol province of the Philippines. It is one of the major tourist destinations of Bohol.Duration: 5 hours

$200 Food, Wine & Nightlife

Cebu to Bohol Private Full-Day Trip with Loboc River Cruise

ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productStop At: PIER 16:00 am or it depends upon agreed time (guest request time approval for pick up) From the Hotel Lobby, Please wait the Vehicle and the person that will assist you going to the Seaport bound to Bohol. The boat ferries will travel 2 hours in able to get in the Island of Bohol. So, don't forget to bring your ID and belongings that needed your trip. Duration: 30 minutesStop At: City PortThe port of Tagbilaran is a place which every Boholano can be proud of. It is very clean, spacious, and well-ordered. The people manning the port are courteous, soft-spoken and friendly and may be the reason why the city is often coined as the “City of Friendship” by visitors, foreign and locals alike.From the port, contact or look for your name that the tour guide is waiting you outside ( exit area ) bringing a label, written your name.Directly you will have tour or get all the things you needed before the tour start like toilet or something to eat in case you dont have breakfastDuration: 30 minutesStop At: Blood Compact Monument, Tagbilaran City, Bohol Island, Bohol Province, VisayasBohol Blood Compact Site is located in Barangay Bool, Tagbilaran City, Bohol, Philippines. This particular site was made in honor of a very important event in the Philippine history done between Miguel Lopez de Legazpi of Spain and Rajah Sikatuna of Bohol.This Sikatuna-Legaspi blood compact is considered as the First Treaty of Friendship between two different races, religions, cultures and civilizations. It was a treaty of friendship based on respect and equality. This event is commonly known as “Sandugo”.The Bohol Blood Compactsculpture was made by the National Artist, Napoleon Abueva, a Boholano himself. It is placed on an open and raised dais portraying five (5) life-sized images of men gathered around a table with Legazpi and Sikatuna supposedly making a toast. Standing on the dais, visitors are treated to a good view of the Bohol Sea and the contour of that particular side of the island of Bohol.Duration: 30 minutesStop At: Baclayon Ecclesiastical Museum, Baclayon, Bohol Island, Bohol Province, VisayasThe Church of Immaculada Concepcion in Baclayon is considered to be one of the oldest in the Philippines. Construction began in 1717 where some 200 native forced laborers (obras pias) cut and dragged coral blocks from the sea, using only bamboos in moving and lifting the stones in position.Millions of white eggs were said to have been used as cement. The current building was completed in 1727.In the 19th century, the Augustinian Recollects added a new facade- pictured here- and a number of stone buildings that now surround the church.Old broken glasses no longer can be replaced. The colored panes locally available now are different- pattern is limited only to the basic quatrefoil "florentine" patterns and color choices are only 3: amber, green and blue.The original ones which date back to 16th century are thicker and deeper in color.the Church of Our Lady of the Immaculate Conception in Baclayon is one of the oldest stone churches in the Philippines and is located in Bohol, in the Visayas region.The construction was started by the Jesuits in 1596. As is happening in most grand historical structures in the country, the church is in partial disrepair.Duration: 30 minutesStop At: Philippine Tarsier and Wildlife Sanctuary, Corella, Bohol Province, VisayasIn Canapnapan, a barangay of Corella, you can see saucer-eyed tarsiers in the wild at the Philippine Tarsier Sanctuary. Over 100 of these territorial primates hang out in the immediate vicinity of the centre, though only eight are in the viewing area. The guides will bring you right to them via a short jungle trail; no flash photography is permitted. The visitors centre includes good information boards and the whole forested sanctuary is well managed and a pleasure to visit.The simultaneously crazy and cuddly looking tarsier can fit in the palm of your hand yet leap 5m, rotate its head almost 360 degrees and move its ears in the direction of sound. It has huge imploring eyes, 150 times bigger than a human's in relation to its body size.The tarsier is not only one of the world's smallest primates and the oldest surviving member of the primate group at 45 million years old, it is also an endangered species. The main threats to its survival are habitat destruction, introduced species, hunting and the pet trade. While also found in Samar, Leyte and parts of Mindanao, Bohol is the province that is doing the most to promote awareness of the tarsier and attempting to ensure its survival.Keen hikers can arrange longer guided walks in the surrounding wildlife sanctuary, although you are unlikely to spot tarsiers outside the immediate vicinity of the visitors centre.Duration: 30 minutesStop At: Loboc River Cruise, Loboc, Bohol Island, Bohol Province, VisayasTake the Loboc River Cruise and enjoy lunch on a floating diner while you listen to the relaxing splash of the water and the welcoming songs of Boholanos. This river in Bohol is known to be one of the cleanest rivers in the country. Tourists take an hour-long cruise along the river while enjoying food, drinks and music.Local musicians play native and novelty music. There are days when guests can request songs, too. The cruise will stop in the middle of the river for souvenir shopping and some native dancing.Once the cruise ends, you will see the refreshing sight of the Loboc Falls. Those who wish to can take a quick dip into the waters. If you are not prepared for swimming, though, you can take photos of the very scenic Loboc River, everyone’s favorite hobby.Duration: 2 hoursStop At: Tarsier Conservation Area, Loboc, Bohol Island, Bohol Province, VisayasThe Bohol Forest is a man-made mahogany forest stretching in a two-kilometer stretch of densely planted Mahogany trees located in the border of Loboc and Bilar towns. Before and after this man-made forest are the naturally grown forests of Loboc and Bilar which are thick with a kaleidoscope of green foliage, different species of trees and giant ferns lining the road.The man-made forest stands out because of the uniformity in height of the big trees, the spread of its branches, thickness and design of leaves. Seedlings abound around the older trees. Trunks, some thick and others just a few months old, grow resplendently straight up towards the sky which is obscured by the branches and the thick leaves.Duration: 15 minutesStop At: Bohol Habitat Conservation Center, Bohol Island, Bohol Province, VisayasSimply Butterflies Conservation Center is the first butterfly livelihood breeding and conservation program in Bohol. Its main goal is to protect and strengthen the natural environment of the butterflies through plant research, breeding and releasing.Aiming to raise the butterfly population in Bohol, the Center also seeks ways and means to bring money into the local economy using butterflies and butterfly by-products. Local town folks have been taught how to breed butterflies and at present, a community of paid breeders has been formed.Likewise, the Center is into the study, research, and preservation of host plants which are dwindling due to illegal poaching and deforestation. The breeding of common butterflies for export plus their by-products help to fund host-plant research, development and the breeding of rare butterflies.Only hand bred sources, not those captured from the wild, are used by the center to protect the butterfly population. A large number of hand bred butterflies are also released into the wild from time to time thus increasing local population. Only the surplus from these hand bred butterflies are used for making by-products for both the local and foreign markets.Duration: 30 minutesStop At: Chocolate Hills Natural Monument, Bohol Island, Bohol Province, VisayasThe Chocolate Hills are probably Bohol's most famous tourist attraction. They look like giant mole hills, or as some say, women's breasts, and remind us of the hills in a small child's drawing. Most people who first see pictures of this landscape can hardly believe that these hills are not a man-made artifact. However, this idea is quickly abandoned, as the effort would surely surpass the construction of the pyramids in Egypt. The chocolate hills consist of are no less than 1268 hills (some claim this to be the exact number). They are very uniform in shape and mostly between 30 and 50 meters high. They are covered with grass, which, at the end of the dry season, turns chocolate brown. From this color, the hills derive their name. At other times, the hills are green, and the association may be a bit difficult to make.Legend has it that the hills came into existence when two giants threw stones and sand at each other in a fight that lasted for days. When they were finally exhausted, they made friends and left the island, but left behind the mess they made. For the more romantically inclined is the tale of Arogo, a young and very strong giant who fell in love with an ordinary mortal girl called Aloya. After she died, the giant Arogo cried bitterly. His tears then turned into hills, as a lasting proof of his grief.However, up to this day, even geologists have not reached consensus on how they where formed. The most commonly accept theory is that they are the weathered formations of a kind of marine limestone on top of a impermeable layer of clay. If you climb the 214 steps to the top of the observation hill near the complex, you can read this explanation on a bronze plaque.Duration: 30 minutesStop At: Buenos Aires ATV Ride, Bohol Island, Bohol Province, VisayasGet to see the amazing Chocolate Hills in a muddy and adventurous way with the ATV (All-Terrain Vehicle) Eco-Adventure Tour. Get ready to get down and dirty with your family, friends, and loved ones and have an exhilarating experience through an ATV ride.The ATV Eco-Adventure Tour is located in Brgy. Buenos Aires, Carmen, Bohol. Prior to the tour, tourists will be given a quick briefing and short orientation regarding the fundamentals of ATV 4-wheeler control and safety and required to sign a waiver indicating that you are agreeing to the proposed rules of safety before the start of the tour.Test run your ATV on this rocky backyard before making your way around the hills.Enjoy the spectacular view. Grab your cameras or gadgets and take some selfie with thehills as your background.So are you ready to get down and dirty?Duration: 1 hourStop At: Bohol Python and Wildlife Park, Alburquerque, Bohol Island, Bohol Province, VisayasThe Philippines' largest captive reticulated python (Python reticulatus) or baksan in the native language, is found in Bohol. Prony, a female baksan named after its owner Sofronio Salibay, measures 27 feet (8.23 metres) and weighs more than 300 kg according to a Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) estimate.If the measurement is indeed true, Prony is longer than Fluffy, current titleholder of Guinness Records 2011's longest captive snake. Fluffy, also a reticulated python, lives in Columbus Zoo and Aquarium in Powell, Ohio, USA. When measured in 2009, she was found to be over 24 feet (7.23 metres) long.Prony was captured in 1996 in Upper Sta Filomena in the town of Albur, where she also lives for more than a decade. Prony lived in an animal sanctuary built by the tripartite partnership of PepsiCo, Animal Kingdom Foundation Inc and the Municipal Tourism Council of Alburquerque (Albur's full name).When Prony was younger she was fed live chickens and then cats and dogs. Nowadays, Prony's diet consist of a white pig or two goat fed after Prony molts.Although Prony is still the main attraction in the mini-zoo, tourists will also be able to see some of Bohol's endemic wildcats like the Malay civet cat, Philippine mongoose and a flying lemur. There is also a cage for Brahminy Kite, Green Heron, hornbill, crakes and rails and a few orioles.Duration: 15 minutes

$98 Tours & Sightseeing

Bohol Countryside Tour from Cebu

Chocolate Hills: The world-renowned cone-shaped Chocolate Hills is Natures expression of beauty, mystery and romance and a provinces signature attraction. It consist of approximately 1,268 hay cock hills with height ranging from 40 to 120 meters. Formed centuries ago by tidal movements.Man Made Forest: The Bohol Forest is a man-made mahogany forest stretching in a two-kilometer stretch of densely planted Mahogany trees located in the border of Loboc and Bilar towns. Before and after this man-made forest are the naturally grown forests of Loboc and Bilar which are thick with a kaleidoscope of green foliage, different species of trees and giant ferns lining the road. Tarsier Encounter: This is the oldest known mammal to walk the planet known as the "midget monkey of the Philippines". A midget monkey with big round eyes, it is only found in the island province of Bohol in the Visayas region. Measuring from 4 to 5 inches, it has a tail that is longer than its body.Loboc River Cruising: The one-hour cruise takes the diners to an hour-long lunch or dinner buffet with the great views of the Loboc river. Onboard the covered raft, a sumptuous Bohol-inspired dishes paired with a pair of musician and singer combo for entertainment.Baclayon Church: Construction began in 1717 where some 200 native forced laborers (obras pias) cut and dragged coral blocks from the sea, using only bamboos in moving and lifting the stones in position. Millions of white eggs were said to have been used as cement.Blood Compact Site: This statue commemorates the Blood Compact between Sikatuna and Legaspi. A drop of blood drawn from a small incision in the arm of each of the two chiefs and in the presence of the followers of both, each chief drank the portion containing the blood of the other.

$60 Private & Custom Tours

Full-Day Bohol Countryside Tour

ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productPass By: Baclayon Church, Bohol Island, Bohol Province, VisayasBaclayon Church is one of the oldest churches in the country and the first seat of Christian settlement in Bohol. Just beside it is the Baclayon museum where relics and old artifacts are on display.If guest/s wanted to go inside the church and museum, they will handle the fee.Stop At: Blood Compact Monument, Tagbilaran City, Bohol Island, Bohol Province, VisayasBlood Compact Site, a historical site depicting the friendship of two nations represented by Datu Sikatuna (Philippines) and Legazpi (Spain) where both made a cut on their left arm with a dagger and poured their blood into a cup filled with wine, which they both drank in honor of their friendship. Duration: 5 minutesStop At: Bohol Python and Wildlife Park, Alburquerque, Bohol Island, Bohol Province, VisayasNow on its new location in Baclayon, you will get to visit the Bohol Python, see how they are being taken cared of and one can have a photo taken with the python on their side. Also be entertained there by Marimar, the ultimate performer as she grants request from guests for a show. Duration: 30 minutesStop At: Tarsier Conservation Area, Loboc, Bohol Island, Bohol Province, VisayasPay a visit to the Bohol Tarsier, the smallest living primate, as they are being kept and cared for at a local sanctuary. Duration: 30 minutesStop At: Loboc River Cruise, Loboc, Bohol Island, Bohol Province, VisayasTake a deep breath and enjoy a relaxing view cruising in an hour boat ride while having lunch on Loboc River. This is one activity one shouldn't miss while in Bohol. You will be served sumptuous Filipino cuisine cooked and served the Boholanos way. Be sure to fill an empty stomach as you are just halfway through the tour.Duration: 1 hourStop At: Chocolate Hills Natural Monument, Bohol Island, Bohol Province, VisayasAs you travel up the road, you will reach the famous Chocolate Hills, there are about 1,260 hills scattered in the towns of Carmen, Sagbayan and Batuan but they are mostly seen in Carmen. Enjoy the majestic scenery at its viewing deck and understand the tales of how they were formed.Duration: 30 minutesStop At: Sevilla Hanging bridge, Tagbilaran City, Bohol Island, Bohol Province, VisayasLastly, stopped by at the Hanging Bridge, where you can buy souvenirs and see where the famous Buko King lived.Duration: 30 minutes

$91.34 Outdoor Activities

Bohol Eco Tour

Discover Bohol like nobody show. You will be in private places and know how we live in our space in the chocolate hills. Feel Bohol like a native, the hidden treasures, knowing the boholano life style. Our itinerary • Traditional breakfast • The big market • Tarsier Sanctuary (No the touristic one) • Bamboo hanging bridge • Man made forest • Snack market • Nature forest park • Filipino lunch in our rice field • Meet and share time with locals in a remote town • Chocolate hills • Swim in a waterfall Discover Bohol with the Eco Bohol Nature Tour, 10 hours private tour around Bohol. Pickup you in your accommodation in Panglao or Tagbilaran and dropoff you in Loboc, Tagbilaran or Panglao island. Besides we not only show you the best, as we want you have the more close experience, we also introduce you to our families, we want you to see firsthand what the life of boholanos in the rural environment. The itinerary is outside of the rest of the tours, some places you will be alone.

$125 Cultural & Theme Tours

Bohol Island Countryside Tour with Buffet Lunch

Your long-way travel in Bohol province won’t be wasted as you’ll be witnessing the Chocolate Hills. These thousands of scenic hills are covered with green grass that turns cocoa-brown during dry season. Ranging from almost 1,776 at number, these geological formations are also one of the Philippines’ National Heritage. Open your eyes widely as you’ll also be seeing the Philippine Tarsier. They are found in the Tarsier Convention Area (22 minutes away from Chocolate Hills.)These animals are the smallest primates in the whole world with a tail of only 230 mm long. Get your camera and be silent taking photos of them as they might die with loud sounds that would scare them. Visit and see the arch-alike 2-kilometer densely planted Mahogany trees along the road in the border of Loboc and Bilar town. This is the only man-made forest in the Philippines and it’s very stunning and clean. And there’s more!  Another attraction that Bohol can boast about, and that every vacationer on this island should try— and that is the floating restaurants along the Loboc River.Each floating restaurant can hold about 20-25 people each. The boat ride starts at the Loay Bridge, just 20 kilometers from Tagbilaran City. A motorboat maneuvers a large bamboo raft upstream through the Loboc River, and the buffet begins.Some churches in Bohol are very much alive despite of years of disasters that passed. Check out the second oldest church in the Philippines, Loboc Church, that was once burned and rebuilt in 1638. Aside from its holiness, beauty is one of the reasons why many people visit this church. Baclayon church is also one of the oldest and preserved Jesuit-built churches in the region.