One of the best things in life is having a getaway for FREE! Yes, this is what I love the most. Going to places without spending any centavos. Last June 16, we head to the land of Chocolate Hills and Tarsiers as a part of our company outing courtesy of our ever dearest boss. It was a great experience for me because I have never been to Bohol and the thought of stepping in different tourist destinations of the province excites my neurons and tissues. LOL
Here is a little information about Bohol according to Uncle Wiki: “Bohol is an island province of the Philippines located in the Central Visayas region, consisting of Bohol Island and 75 minor surrounding islands. Its capital is Tagbilaran City. With a land area of 4,117.26 square kilometres (1,589.68 sq mi) and a coastline 261 kilometres (162 mi) long, Bohol is the tenth largest island of the Philippines. To the west of Bohol is Cebu, to the northeast is the island of Leyte and to the south, across the Bohol Sea is Mindanao.”
Read the rest of the history here.
Anyway, I will just post some photos to narrate on how’s my trip to Bohol went.
01. The breathtaking sunrise on our way to the province.
02. Meeting with the Tarsiers, the smallest primate in the whole wide world. *tee hee*
03. The scenic panorama around Chocolate Hills area. I was not able to take a photo of the Chocolate hills itself since I do not own a sophisticated DSLR camera.
04. Sleepy man-made forest. Tall trees abound in this area.
05. The creepy yet traditionally made hanging bridge. This is where kalamay (a sticky sweet delicacy), peanut kisses and other native products are sold in very affordable prices.
06. Sumptuous lunch buffet as we cruised the river of Loboc.
*During our cruise on Loboc River, we saw a jaw-dropping view of the lush foliage and mini falls.
07. Next stop was the centuries-old Baclayon Church.
08. Last stop: Dropping by at the Blood Compact Site.
We missed to visit Sagbayan Peak, Hinagdanan Cave, Phony the big python snake, butterfly sanctuary and the bee farm since we only had a day to tour the place. Anyway, there is still a next time to any events. Hence, I hope to visit Bohol soon!
BOHOL DAY TOUR EXPENSES GUIDE
Ocean Jet Ticket (Tagbilaran Port- Cebu Pier 1 and vice-versa)
Php800.00 (normal day)
Php560.00 (promo ticket we reserved)
Terminal Fee (Tagbilaran-Cebu and v.v) – Php20.00/head
Loboc River Buffet Cruise
Php100.00/head entrance fee
Php300.00 lunch buffet
Chocolate Hills sightseeing (*entrance fee) – Php50.00/head
Hanging Bridge (*entrance fee) – Php10.00/head
Meeting with the Tarsier – no entrance fee but you have to give some donations in any amount
Baclayon Church, Man-made forest and Blood Compact Site- no entrance fee
Tips to remember:
– If you want to buy some of Bohol’s delicacies make sure to drop by at the hanging bridge since they sell the cheapest compared to some towns in Bohol.
– Bring your own bottled water as the cost of the water in any of Bohol’s municipalities is expensive. The range is around 30-50 pesos unless you will buy in a mall.
– If you need to pee, do it in a restaurant on where you dine, fast food areas or any malls except BQ Mall as you cannot pee if you do not shop in their place! LOL You need to show the receipt of your purchase to use their comfort room.