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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Wasn't expecting to see the tarsiers at all or at best a tiny dot way up a tree with camera on full zoom - how wrong i was! We saw about half a dozen of these super cute animals thanks to staff who silently (in order to minimise stress or disturbance) point out their locations as u wander round the sanctuary. All were about 5 feet from the ground and for the most part asleep being nocturnal but they do move or open their huge eyes occasionally and fix u with a stare u will never forget. Night tours are available but as no flash photography is allowed it's best to go during day for pics but it can be dark under the trees so get familiar with your camera settings before u go and learn how to take longer exposures, & perhaps use a tripod for best results. I'm a ranger and conservation fanatic so was glad to see no signs of stress in the tarsiers and would have happily paid far more than the pp80 (£1.30) admission for such a memorable experience and assisting a great conservation programme! If u love wildlife make this top of your to do list on Bohol - highly highly recommended!

Date of experience: January 2020
Thank U304XVstevec
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

As an essential part of a Bohol Island tour we popped into the Tarsier Conservation area. Very cheap to get in and saw 6 Tarsiers most of them asleep due to being nocturnal animals. The guides were on hand to point them out. The path leading around the main viewing areas is steep at times and unsuitable for disabled visitors.
Spent about twenty minutes in the area. As part of the tour it was a must but do not go out of your way to visit.

Date of experience: January 2020
Thank KevBstravels
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Could it be set-up better, with more money, and in a better location? Absolutely. Does it come across as more of an open zoo, than a conservation area? Sure. But it's a safe space for an endangered species, and the staff ensure that visitors do not harrass/disturb the Tarsier (for the most part), so it's better than nothing.

The Tarsier seem as though they are put on display as opposed to resting naturally... But you're allowed to get within 1-2 meters of them, which is nice. Even at that distance, without a decent low light camera it's difficult to get a good picture. Please don't be one of the pricks who decides to sneakily use your flash... The comfort and safety of the animals is more important than you getting your perfect Instagram photo... Especially considering they are nocturnal animals but occasionally open their eyes during the day (probably due to all the noise), so the flash is literally blinding.

Entrance is around $1.50 USD, and it only takes 5-10 minutes to walk through and see the few they have there. Not worth seeing on its own, but it's fine if it's a stop along the way through the area. We rented a scooter in Lobac for 350 pesos and saw: the waterfall, hanging bridge, Tarsier, Man Made Forest, Chocolate Hills Complex, and some other sites in less than 5 hours, without rushing.

Date of experience: January 2020
Thank Travel_Ace88
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

These are tiny and very cute. The guide used my phone to take a much better photo that I could manage.

Date of experience: January 2020
Thank emacky
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Located on the main road from the city, the bus cost 30 pesos each... You then need to walk about 500m or so to the sanctuary. Paid a small fee of 80 pesos each and were shown around the sleeping Tarsiers by a guide in the surrounding forest. Was a beautiful experience.

Date of experience: January 2020
23  Thank AdamBilgy
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