7 Fun Things to Do in a Bohol Daytrip from Cebu City - 2020 Itinerary

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One visit and You'll fall in love with a Wonderland called Bohol.

Bohol is a short ferry trip from Cebu City. You can get there early in the morning and you can spend our entire day exploring Bohol for an adventurous day trip. From Chocolate hills to Tarsiers, we’ve got you covered.


What is a typical itinerary on a Guided Bohol Day Trip?

Most itineraries go to most of these locations.

  1. Chocolate Hills (Bohol)
  2. Butterfly Park – Habitat Conservation Center (Bilar)
  3. Bohol Python and Wildlife Park (Biggest [dead] snake in captivity)
  4. Man Made Forest (Bilar)
  5. Sipatan Twin Hanging Bridge (Loboc)
  6. Loboc Ecotourism Adventure Park (Loboc)
  7. Tarsier Conservation Area (Loboc)
  8. Philippine Tarsier Sanctuary (Corella)
  9. Loboc River Cruise (lunch at the floating Restaurant)
  10. Blood Compact Shrine (Loay)
  11. Bohol Python and Wildlife Park (Biggest [dead] snake in captivity) (Baclayon)
  12. Baclayon Church (Baclayon)
  13. Aproniana Gift Shoppe (Baclayon)

Our Recommended Itinerary:

We recommend the following Itinerary. Travel time by car is 1 hour and 40 min each way. Start by getting to farthest stop, Chocolate Hills first to avoid the crowds of tourists.

  1. Chocolate Hills (Bohol)
  2. Butterfly Park – Habitat Conservation Center (Bilar)
  3. Man Made Forest (Bilar)
  4. Sipatan Twin Hanging Bridge (Loboc)
  5. Loboc Ecotourism Adventure Park (Loboc)
  6. Lunch in Loboc at Village Pizza (Loboc)
  7. Philippine Tarsier Sanctuary (Corella)
  8. Return to Tagbilaran Port

We recommend skipping the following stops:

  • Bohol Python and Wildlife Park (Biggest [dead] snake in captivity) – Inhumane treatment of animals; See reviews on Tripadvisor
  • Loboc River Cruise (lunch at the floating Restaurant) – Touristy
  • Blood Compact Shrine (Loay) – Touristy
  • Baclayon Church (Baclayon) – Touristy
  • Aproniana Gift Shoppe (Baclayon) – Touristy

The following are optional stops:

  • Farther Out: Danao Adventure Park

Chocolate Hills

Chocolate Hills

Chocolate Hills are a geological formation in Bohol with over 1,260 hills. They are covered in green grass that turns brown (like chocolate) during the dry season.

The hills are “most chocolate” in late April / early May when its drier.

The best time of the day to go is late afternoon at the end of sunny day and stay for sunset or sunrise.

There is an observation deck / viewpoint at the top but expect to climb 214 steps.

Admission Cost: 50PHP Adults; 15PHP Kids


Tarsier Sanctuary

Tarsiers are usually 3-6 inches in height making them one of the smallest primates in the world.

They are related to monkeys, lemurs and gorillas but are in their own genus called Carlitos.

There are only about 700 tarsiers on the entire island of Bohol.

Their eyes are fixed to their skull so they can rotate their head 180 degrees.

Remember these are delicate animals so be respectful of their space and noise. They can commit suicide if they are exposed to too much stress and loud/noisy tourists can be pretty stressful.

There are several sanctuaries where you can see them:
Tarsier Conservation Area (Loboc) – **
Philippine Tarsier and Wildlife Sanctuary (Corella) – Preferred but farther out ***
Philippine Tarsier Recreation (Panglao) – *

Photography Hint: Bring a good low light telephoto lens as you cant get too close to them.

Admission Cost: Varies




Bohol Python and Wildlife Park

Bohol Python and Wildlife Park

Be careful of the Bohol Python and Wildlife Park – it is notorious for caging up animals in small concrete and metal cages. The animals seem depressed and obviously want to get out and live in a bigger space so we don’t recommend supporting them until they give the animals more humane living environments. Read the disappointing reviews on tripadvisor. Imagine being in a small caged twice your size for your entire life?

The Worlds Largest [dead] Python was disappointingly dead and preserved.

The Butterfly Park has a small collection of butterflies and was the highlight of the tour.

https://www.tripadvisor.com/Attraction_Review-g4037189-d3843985-Reviews-or10-Bohol_Python_and_Wildlife_Park-Alburquerque_Bohol_Island_Bohol_Province_Vi.html

Admission Cost – Butterfly Park: 40PHP/pax; Bohol Python and Wildlife Park: 30PHP/pax ; 20PHP parking fee


Butterfly Park
(Bohol Habitat Conservation Center)

Humanely run quaint butterfly sanctuary in a tropical setting with guided tours. Good place to learn about butterflies in a natural environment.
Photography Hint: Bring a good telephoto zoom lens or macro lens.

Admission Cost: Varies




Hanging Bridge

Hanging Bridge

A long creaky and shaky bamboo bridge that runs over the Loboc River. Part of tours so expect lots of tourists taking photos.

Admission Cost – Hanging Bridge: 20PHP/pax ; 20PHP parking fee

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