Cebu-Bohol for 3k: Day 3 Bohol City Tour

For our 2k Bohol City Tour courtesy by Kuya Allan (09163011715) for only 2k van rent Bohol City Tour,

Here are the scenic places that we’ve traversed! I’ll speak no more and just let the pictures speak for the marvel that we’ve found in the Island of Bohol!

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Cebu-Bohol for 3K: Day 2 Panglao Island Hopping

Activities for the day / Schedule:

  • 07:00 AM: Meet Boat at Alona Beach
  • 08:00 AM: Dolphin Watching
  • 08:30 – 10:00: Arrive at Balicasag Island. Swimming and snorkeling
  • Lunch from 11am onwards (optional)
  • 10:00 – 11:00: Head to Virgin Island and walk on beautiful powdery white sand
  • Return to Panglao 11am (lunch not taken)
    ***Note: Departure Time can be customized
  • Head back to Tagbilaran City from Panglao

Our Superb Budget Island Hopping and Snorkeling Tour starts and ends at Alona Beach. The experienced boat crew [09482122216 Kuya Babet for 1,500php for all six of us] took us to Balicasag Island where we enjoyed snorkeling in the well known Marine Sanctuary. Along the way you’ll be mesmerized as you’ll be sailing with dolphins too! Continue reading

Cebu – Bohol for just 3k Barkada Trip!

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“Like all great travelers, I have seen more than I remember, and remember more than I have seen.” – Benjamin Disraeli

Traveling had been a hobby for the adventurer in me long as I could remember. But this time is different , coz I’ll be traveling with my group of friends.

We set out early for the promo fare hunt and planned our itinerary ahead. After grabbing another piso fare, it’s time to pave the road ahead.

Day 1 Adventure

  • Cebu – Bohol Ferry Trip
  • Spend a night and beach bum at Panglao Island, Bohol

The adventure started upon our arrival at Mactan Cebu International Airport. We immediately headed to the Pier for the fast craft that would bring us to Bohol. Continue reading

Family Budget Tour at Cebu and Bohol

Chocolate Hills in Bohol

Here’s a somewhat long overdue post since the escapade happened months ago (October 2011). However, this doesn’t keep me from posting what I considered as a memorable event to me. ;)

The Plan

Cebu Pacific’s Zero Fare

I’ve never been a frequent flyer (much more bring my family along) not until last year when I spotted Cebu Pacific’s Zero Fare and booked a flight from Gensan to Cebu. It’s actually my first promo fare booking with them (and ever since had already been a habit for my monthly destination adventures). Being able to confirm our booked flights, we’re good to go and invade Cebu and Bohol from October 22-25, 2011 (Oct. 25 was also my mother’s birthday. Yay!).

Adventuroj with her mom and brother

DIY Itinerary Cebu-Bohol Tour

Chocolate Hills in Bohol

I’m naturally a budget friendly person, (kuripot in tagalog, may be due to my Ilocano roots). So I opted to prepare a DIY tour for our family than avail of expensive tour packages. Months before the trip, I’ve already planned out our itineraries and the possible hotels where we could stay. Below is the list of the resources that had been handy to me. Hopefully it’ll also help you if you’re planning to have one. Continue reading

Biggest Bohol Python Snake named Prony

Prony Largest Python Captivity found in Bohol

Prony Largest Python Captivity found in Bohol

Python Sanctuary

Bohol is indeed encumbered with spectacular and panoramic tourist spots and who would expect that Prony, the world’s largest python in captivity, of Alburquerque, Bohol would attract lots of the sightseer to visit this bountiful province. This 300-kilo giant python dwells on specially-made cage and it is incredible to know that Prony lives in it together with birds and lemur yet this feared creature has never harmed any of them. Prony only eats what is fed to her by the caretaker, typically goats, pigs, dogs and chicken. Continue reading

The Thrills at Chocolate Hills

Chocolate Hills

Back when I was in grade school, we would study about the different places of interests in the Philippines and Chocolate Hills would always be my favorite. It never ceased to amaze me. I often wondered how the beautiful mounds came to be. But now that I am face to face with these wonderful wonders, I can’t help but be awed in amazement.

The Chocolate Hills in Bohol is really an unusual geological formation. There are more than a thousand of these hills spread across the towns of Carmen, Batuan, and Sagbayan.

Chocolate Hills

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Bohol Tarsier Encounter

Bohol Tarsier

From the port where our Loboc River Cruise ended, our driver brought us to the Tarsier Visitors Center in Sikatuna where we were able to see the Bohol tarsiers up close. A donation of Php 20 is requested from each visitor but giving more than that is encouraged.

Bohol Tarsier

Going Up My Little One?

The place was set up to be as close as the tarsiers’ natural habitat in the forest. To prevent stress, caretakers prohibit visitors from touching them and from using the flash when shooting pictures. We were told that if handled the wrong way they would suffer so much pain that they are known to commit suicide to stop their suffering. Continue reading

Bohol Loboc River Cruise

Bohol Loboc River Tour

The Loboc River Cruise was part of our day tour around Bohol.

Bohol Loboc River Tour

Basically, what happens in the cruise is that for one hour, you’ll be riding on a boat and going around the Loboc River. Oh, and it comes with a buffet. The buffet costs 300php and there’s an entrance fee of 100php.

It was lunchtime and our boat was filled to its maximum capacity. Each table in the floating restaurant accommodate 10 people so 4 other passengers shared a table with me and my family. Once the buffet table was filled, people were asked to line up in batches.

A Feast for My Family

Sumptuous Lunch

As the boat takes off, the buffet begins. On the middle table all kinds of Philippine delicacies are presented, and while eating, you can enjoy the lush green landscape slowly sliding along your table. Continue reading

At Bohol Dauis Church

Bohol Dauis Church

Our first stop for our Bohol Day Tour was the Dauis Church, one of the old stone churches in Bohol (Bohol is famous for big old churches).

Bohol Dauis Church

According to locals, the name “Dauis” was founded by an American who happened to pass by a shore where he saw a fisherman fishing with a hook, line and bobber. The fisherman was chest deep in the water and would cast his line out into the sea and when the fish were caught, the fisherman would pull on the line made a sound like “weese”, at which time the fisherman said “daui” which in the native language was telling the American that he had caught a fish. So the American said this place is “Dauis” because of the “weese” and “daui” from the fisherman.

Dauis Church

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Baclayon Church & Museum: A Filipino Heritage

Inside Baclayon Church

Baclayon Church view from Outside

The Church of Our Lady of the Immaculate Conception or commonly known as the Baclayon Church in Baclayon, Bohol is the second oldest stone church in the Philippines and it firmly stands as a proof to the boholano’s devotion to their faith. Constructed on 1717 by the native people of Baclayon, it was exquisitely made from coral stones and was cemented using the white of over millions of eggs.

Baclayon Church in Front

The interior of the church is abundant with eye-catching displays like the crystal chandelier, altar with gold-decorated carvings, silver tabernacle, life-size statues, which date back to the early 16th century. The church is surrounded with stone edifices that were added way back in the 19th century by the Augustinian Recollects.

Inside Baclayon Church

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