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Bohol, Chocolate Hills, and Loboc River Cruise from Cebu

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.

$104.99 Day Trips & Excursions

Bohol Tour: Chocolate Hills, Tarsier Spotting, River Cruise

Your Bohol Island day trip begins with pickup from your hotel by air-conditioned coach. With your knowledgeable guide, tour Bohol’s scenic countryside, starting from the island’s capital city of Tagbilaran.This tour takes in many sights, including the bronze statue known as the Blood Compact Monument, a landmark commemorating the first treaty of friendship between the Spanish and Filipinos. Visit the Baclayon Church, built in 1595, and admire its traditional Spanish colonial architecture. Explore its neighboring museum with your guide to see relics dating back to the 16th century. Next, drive under the lush foliage of mahogany trees in a man-made forest prized for its timber, and pass green farmland and villages surrounded by local nipa palms. When you reach Bilar, your guide accompanies you to a butterfly conservation center that showcases a variety of Philippine butterflies, including about half of the 300 species found on Bohol. Marvel at these colorful creatures as they roam freely over 7 acres (3 hectares) of butterfly habitat and feast on nectar-rich flowers. From a viewing deck above, take note of the cone-shaped Chocolate Hills in the distance.You’ll get up close to the thousand or so limestone mounds after a scenic driving tour through the island’s interior to Carmen. Then enjoy more fabulous views over Bohol from the Chocolate Hills viewpoint. To remember this magnificent panorama, get creative and take an off-the-wall snapshot of yourself with the hills as a backdrop. Continue by coach to Loboc and board a catamaran for a 50-minute cruise on the Loboc River, and enjoy an authentic lunch of Filipino specialties served on board the boat, buffet-style. Relax as you view nature’s splendor, including graceful rolling hills, coconut trees and green nipa palms lining the riverbanks. Your guide can help you spot tiny Philippine tarsiers playing on the riverbank — with a gentle demeanor and large, bulbous eyes, the world’s second-smallest primate isn’t easy to find.Afterward, make a brief stop in the coastal town of Loay to observe several backyard industries of the former fishing village. See the making of bolo hatchets, used for farming and woodcutting, and learn about the manual construction of nipa palm roofing materials.Your Bohol tour ends with the return drive to Tagbilaran and drop-off at your selected Bohol hotel.

$36 Tours & Sightseeing

Cebu, Mactan Tour via Coach

9:00am - 10:00am Pick up time for Cebu City Hotel10:00am Departure at Cebu City going to Mactan.For Mactan / Lapu lapu area, designated pick up is only at Starbucks, Marina Mall between 10:30-11:00 AM 11:00am: Arrival at Mactan Shrine and Lapu-lapu Monument. The Mactan Shrine located in Mactan Island, Cebu is dedicated in honor of Lapu-Lapu, Ferdinand Magellan, and the Battle of Mactan.11:30am: Alegre Guitars Factory. Cebu is known as home of the best guitar craftsmen in the Philippines. Not only are the guitars delicately crafted, they are exceptionally durable, affordable, and of great quality.12:30pm: Lunch Buffet. Lunch buffet will be serve either at Pino Restaurant or Golden Peak Hotel.1:30pm: Arrival at Cebu Taoist Temple. Taoist temple located in Beverly Hills Subdivision of Cebu City, Philippines. The temple is built by Cebu's substantial Chinese community in 1972.2:00pm: Running Tour - Cebu Provincial Capitol. Located at the north end of Osmeaa Boulevard in Cebu City. It was designed by Juan M. Arellano, a known Filipino architect.2:30pm: Running Tour - Fuente Osmena Circle. In the heart of uptown Cebu City is a rotunda park with a picturesque fountain in the center. This is the famous Fuente Osmeaa Circle, which is a focal landmark for the Queen City of the South.3:00pm: Running Tour - Colon Street. A historical street in downtown Cebu City that is often called the oldest and the shortest national road in the Philippines. It is named after Cristabal Colan.3:30pm: Heritage of Cebu Monument. The Heritage of Cebu Monument is a tableau of sculptures made of concrete, bronze, brass and steel showing scenes about events and structures related to the history of Cebu.4:00pm: Yap- Sandiego Ancestral House. Yap-Sandiego Ancestral House was built sometime between 1675 and 1700. It was originally owned by a Chinese merchant named Don Juan Yap and his wife, Doaa Maria Florido.16:30Basilica Minore del Santo NinoThe oldest Roman Catholic church in the country, it is built on the spot where the image of the Santo Niao de Ceba was found during the expedition of Miguel Lapez de Legazpi.5:00pm: Magellan's Cross. Magellan's Cross is a Christian cross planted by Portuguese and Spanish explorers as ordered by Ferdinand Magellan upon arriving in Cebu in the Philippines on March 15,1521.5:30pm: Drop off at any Cebu Hotel or at Ayala Center Cebu (for all those guest staying at Mactan ). Guest staying at any Cebu City Hotel will be drop off for free. To all those guests staying at any Mactan hotel or resort, drop off will be at Ayala Center Cebu.

$103 Day Trips & Excursions

Whale Shark Swimming Experience and Aguinid Falls from Cebu

Early morning departure from the hotel and board air-conditioned vehicle for a 3 to 4-hour travel will bring you to the town of Oslob passing by heritage houses, beautiful old churches and the green countryside. Upon arrival, proceed to the briefing area for a quick do's and don'ts session. Don on your swimwear and with your snorkel set at hand, board assigned paddle boats and row out to the sea with experienced boatmen. After a brief boat ride, swim and snorkel with these gentle giants for about 30 minutes. Freshen up and enjoy a seafood barbecue lunch by the beach. After lunch, stretch your legs with at Aguinid Falls before returning to your hotel.

$103 Day Trips & Excursions

Kawasan Falls and Mantayupan Falls in One Day from Cebu

A 2 hour drive from the city will bring you to Mantayupan Falls passing thru old Spanish houses, rice fields and the green countryside. Breathe in fresh air and enjoy a brief walk to the falls. Mantayupan has two water levels (14 and 98 meters) where a mini-hydro electric system has been installed to service the needs of the small town.The water is bluish green with the sun hitting the walls of the falls. Further down south is the majestic Kawasan Falls with 3 water levels for your maximum enjoyment. A 30-minute easy and enjoyable trek traversing through the wooden huts and across abandoned bridges, saying hello to the locals going about chores such as doing laundry, seeing children splashing and experiencing the coolness and freshness of this secret paradise makes this area a very popular getaway by the locals on weekends and holidays. A picnic lunch by the falls will be served.

$200 Food, Wine & Nightlife

Private Day Trip from Cebu to Bohol with Chocolate Hills & 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, 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