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THINGS TO DO IN BOHOL

Sights & Tours


Chocolate Hills are numerous mounds of brown-colored limestone formations are the most popular attraction. The formations can be seen by land (climbing the highest point) or by air via ultralight air tours.

Inabanga and Loboc River Tour is a relaxing option where you can take a motorized boat and at a leisurely pace explore the turquoise-green pristine waters of Loboc River. Lush tropical vegetation lines the riverbanks; mostly of mangroves, nipa palms, tall coconut palm trees, a few clumps of bananas, ferns and thick shrubs.

Panglao Island is famous for its diving locations and is routinely listed as one of the top ten diving locations in the world.

Abatan River Firefly Tour is breathtaking magical experience not to be missed when you are in Bohol.

Hinagdanan Cave is a cave in the municipality of Dauis on Panglao Island, in Bohol Province, in the Philippines. It is a naturally lighted cavern with a deep lagoon and many large stalactites and stalagmites.

Bilar Manmade Forest is a man-made mahogany forest stretching in a 2km stretch of densely planted Mahogany trees located in the border of Loboc and Bilar towns.

Busay Falls is 12 meters wide and four meters deep. The river cruise usually ends at the falls where the boats tarry a little bit to allow the visitors to appreciate the green scenery or to enjoy a short dip near the falls. The falls is a favorite bathing place for the locals. Two little islets in the middle of the river make the place an ideal site for a picnic.

Rajah Sikatuna Protected Landscape is a protected landscape area of forested limestone hills, grasslands and natural springs in the island province of Bohol in the Central Visayas region of the Philippines. It is the largest remaining tract of natural forest in Bohol and one of the Philippines' top bird watching sites.

Eco-tourism Destinations


Treat yourself to some downtime in paradise at the Bohol Bee Farm after your race

If you have a taste for more adventure check out Danao Adventure Park.

See one of the world’s smallest primates, the Philippine Tarsiers at the Wildlife Sanctuary in Corella.

Bohol’s Beaches


Bohol has beautiful beaches that cater to everyone’s needs. 

Alona Beach is one of the most famous tourist spots in the Bohol province, because of its white sand and the rocky cliffs. The beach is located near a "house" reef, where corals and colorful fishes can be seen just with a snorkel and fins.

Dumaluan Beach is great for families. It has fine white sand and clear waters perfect for swimming. Its accessibility and the nearby resorts and restaurants make it a good alternative to Alona Beach.

Bikini Beach is one of the favorite “nook” of the locals because of its calm waters, shady palm trees and the water is full of colorful coral fishes. The beach is found in the barangay of Biking, Dauis, Bohol.

Doljo Beach is 3km of relatively unexplored and undeveloped beach. The place is noted for its beautiful and exquisite seashells. With calm, deep and clear waters and the seabed free of sea grasses plus myriads of colorful marine life, it is a favorite hangout of local folks.

Visit the Century-Old Churches and Historical Sites

Almost all of the 47 towns have old, massive, stone Bohol churches with frescoes, carvings and other products of Spanish presence- one of the most attractive heritage character of the island.

Immaculate Conception Church is Roman Catholic Church in the municipality of Baclayon, Bohol It was founded by the Jesuit priest Juan de Torres and Gabriel Sánchez in 1596, and became the oldest Christian settlement in Bohol.

The church was declared a National Cultural Treasure by the National Museum of the Philippines and a National Historical Landmark by the National Historical Commission of the Philippines.

Loboc Church The Church of San Pedro in Loboc, Bohol is the second oldest church in Bohol. It was originally built in 1602, but soon reduced to ashes. In 1638, a stronger one was build. Inside the church, you can admire some remarkable naive paintings on the ceiling.

Church of our Lady of the Light in Loon, Bohol is the biggest church in Bohol. At the spot of the current church, a chapel was constructed during the term of Fray Manuel de Elizalde in 1753.

Sta. Monica Church in Alburquerque town was founded in 1869 after being separated from Baclayon town. What makes the church special is that a local carved the altar manually and the intricate design makes it one of a kind.

Blood Compact Commemorative Shrine was a blood compact performed in the island of Bohol between the Spanish explorer Miguel Lopez de Legazpi and Datu Sikatuna the chieftain of Bohol on March 16, 1565, to seal their friendship as part of the tribal tradition. This is considered as the first treaty of friendship between the Spaniards and Filipinos."

Balicasag Island is known for its dive sites popular for both beginners and advanced divers. Black Forest is the most popular dive point that’s about 40 meters deep.

Panglao Island is one of the main tourist destinations in the Philippines.

In this site, one can find schools of jacks, barracudas, eels, and colorful sea creatures such as fishes and corals that’s really a sight to behold.

Pamilacan Island is famous for the whale shark and dolphin-watching activities.

There’s also Turtle Point, where you can encounter sea turtles freely roaming around the sea. This is about 60 to 75 meters deep.

Snake Island or Cervera Shoal is a sunken plateau about 18 metres (59 ft) deep, on the south of Pamilacan.

Balicasag Island is known for its dive sites popular for both beginners and advanced divers. There’s also Turtle Point, where you can encounter sea turtles freely roaming around the sea. This is about 60 to 75 meters deep.

Pamilacan Island is famous for the whale shark and dolphin-watching activities. It is also known for its white sand beaches and renowned for its snorkeling and dive sites, such as Dakit-Dakit. Snake Island or Cervera Shoal is a sunken plateau about 18 metres (59 ft) deep, on the south of Pamilacan.

Panglao Island is one of the main tourist destinations on the Philippines. There are also a lot of attractions to do for tourists such as scuba diving, island hopping, dolphin watching, snorkelling, kite surfing and fishing.

Black Forest is the most popular dive point that’s about 40 meters deep, In this site, one can find schools of jacks, barracudas, eels, and colorful sea creatures such as fishes and corals that’s really a sight to behold.

Tours

 

 

Day Tours 

Price: PHP PHP 1,000 – PHP 2,500 per pax
Usual inclusions: entrance fees, driver, gas, air-conditioned vehicle 


Island Hopping 

Price: PHP 1800 - PHP 2500 per group (1-4/5-10/11-15 pax)
Usual inclusions: pumpboat rental, tour driver, dolphin spotter (snorkel gadgets are not included) 

*rates and inclusions vary depending on the tour operator, number of passengers, and inclusions

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Ark Travel Express is one of the largest travel and tourism companies the Philippines. We have been in business for over 32 years and are experts at making your trip memorable and enjoyable.

We can help with booking airfare, hotel, airport transfers and Bohol Tours and Excursions at competitive rates to meet your requirements. We will meet you at the airport and assist during your stay on Bohol, both for GFNY Philippines participants and non-cycling family and friends.

Please do not hesitate to contact us to provide you a quote for your trip to Bohol. We look forward to serving you and we wish all GFNY Philippines riders a great race!

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