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

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  • Bohol Island day trip and river cruise
  • Discover Spanish colonial influences at the historic Blood Compact Monument, and visit the Baclayon Church and Museum
  • Take a scenic drive through the countryside, including a mahogany forest
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Bohol Highlights Tour: Chocolate Hills, Tarsier Spotting and Loboc River Cruise
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Overview
Enjoy a full-day tour of Bohol Island from Tagbilaran, traveling with an informative guide around the stunning island. Relax during a lunch cruise on the Loboc River, where you’ll have the opportunity to spot indigenous Philippine tarsiers, some of the smallest primates in the world. Visit a butterfly sanctuary and historic landmarks such as Baclayon Church, a Spanish colonial edifice from the 16th century, then take in the Chocolate Hills from several vantage points. You'll also see daily life in villages and farms for a comprehensive island experience.
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.
Reviews (8)
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Reviewed 10 September 2018
Nice day tour

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 29 August 2018
Great day tour

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
Thank Pete_at_Manly
Reviewed 26 July 2018
Another tick of the bucket list

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 7 March 2018
great visit

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
Reviewed 15 November 2017
Amazing Choco Hills

Maybe one of wonders of the world. You have to climb the 100 plus steps to get this view. My mom at 78 made it to the to

Date of experience: February 2017
2  Thank Lansdb
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