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Bohol Highlights Tour: Chocolate Hills, Tarsier Spotting and Loboc River Cruise

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    What to Expect
    After morning pickup from your hotel by air-conditioned coach, travel with your knowledgeable guide from the island’s capital city of Tagbilaran to scenic spots throughout the island.

    Start off at a landmark that commemorates the first treaty of friendship between the Spanish and Filipinos: the Blood Compact Monument. Then head to the Spanish colonial Baclayon Church, built in 1595, and see 16th-century relics in the adjacent museum.

    Next, head to Bilar, driving through a man-made forest of prized mahogany trees, and passing villages surrounded by lush farmland and nipa palms. Stop at a 7-acre (3-hectare) butterfly conservation center where the butterflies soar free. Your guide explains the variety of butterflies found in the Philippines, and you'll see examples of about half of the 300 species found on Bohol. You can even glimpse the cone-shaped Chocolate Hills in the distance.

    Drive through the island’s scenic interior to Carmen, then get close views of the thousand or so limestone mounds that make up the Chocolate Hills. Climb up to the Chocolate Hills viewpoint for fabulous views over Bohol.

    Enjoy a buffet lunch of authentic Filipino specialties served on board a 50-minute catamaran cruise on the Loboc River. Enjoy watching the scenery slide by as your guide helps you look for tarsiers — the world’s second-smallest primate, standing only about six inches (15cm) tall.

    When your lunch cruise finishes, return to your coach and stop in the coastal town of Loay, a former fishing village that features several backyard industries, including making bolo hatchets for farming and woodcutting, and constructing nipa palm roofing materials by hand.

    Your Bohol tour ends with the return drive to Tagbilaran and drop-off at your selected Bohol hotel.
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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    Departs from the following Bohol hotels:
    Alona Kew
    Alona Palm
    Amarella Hotel
    Amorita
    Bohol Beach Club
    Bohol Tropics
    Convention Center
    Flushing Meadows Resort
    MetroCentre Hotel
    Panglao Island Nature Resort
    Departure Time
    9:00 AM
    Duration
    8h
    Return Details
    Returns to original departure point
    Inclusions
    • English-speaking guide
    • Hotel pickup and drop-off (Tagbilaran / Bohol Hotels only)
    • Transport in air-conditioned vehicle
    • Loboc River cruise
    • Lunch on the cruise
    Exclusions
    • Gratuities
    • Food and drinks, unless specified
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • A moderate amount of walking is involved; comfortable walking shoes are recommended
    • Tour operates with a minimum of 2 passengers. There is a possibility of cancellation after confirmation if there are not enough passengers to meet requirements. In the event of this occurring, you will be offered an alternative or full refund
    • Hotel pickup service is available for the listed hotels only. If you are staying in a different hotel, please make arrangements with tour operator for pickup from the nearest supported hotel and make your own way there
    Cancellation Policy
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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    Reviewed January 17, 2019

    Have a lot of fun, Tarsier are so cute and adorable, Loboc River Cruise was very nice, the only thing my husband did not like is letting the passenger down to dance with the dancers and we were not able to see the dancers.

    Date of experience: May 2018
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    Reviewed September 10, 2018

    I actually wasn't aware that there were additional sights on top of the 3 listed, so that was a pleasant surprise. Some of them were not super exciting but it helped break up the driving. Our guide Dolly was super sweet, funny, and informative. Our...More

    Date of experience: September 2018
    1  Thank Erika F
    Reviewed August 28, 2018

    We enjoyed this day tour. Stops at the old church, tarsier sanctuary, river cruise, butterfly farm and the amazing Chocolate Hills. I felt that the butterfly farm was disappointing. The enclosures were small and the butterflies were not that special. The last stop was the...More

    Date of experience: August 2018
    1  Thank Pete_at_Manly
    Reviewed July 26, 2018

    Chocolate mountains are a must and the tarsier monkeys is a not to be missed the whole area is so wonderful dont forget the loboc river cruise ..It's all a must do you will not be disappointed

    Date of experience: August 2017
    2  Thank Frank M
    Reviewed March 6, 2018

    Love the place. The view of chocolate hills was amazing. I had a hard time with all the steps but I made it. Hard to climb with a bad knee. The Tarsiers were cute. not much activity since they are nocturnal. The river cruise was...More

    Date of experience: April 2017
    3  Thank edward r
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