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Tagbilaran City Tour (DIY Bohol Part 2)

Updated on April 20, 2012
the 15 yr old Philippine Tarsier - wide awake in the afternoon
the 15 yr old Philippine Tarsier - wide awake in the afternoon | Source
Bohol Chocolate Hills
Bohol Chocolate Hills | Source
this butterfly went near me ;)
this butterfly went near me ;) | Source
Can you see the image of Father/Padre Pio at the wall of Baclayon Church at the picture?
Can you see the image of Father/Padre Pio at the wall of Baclayon Church at the picture? | Source
Bohol Panglao Tour Google map by munchwaffle
Bohol Panglao Tour Google map by munchwaffle | Source

Bohol, Philippines

Our second day was filled! We went on a city tour of Bohol's capital, Tagbilaran City, from 8:30AM to 7:30PM. I was so excited to see the chocolate hills and the tarsier :)

The tricycle tour was at 1500P and we still got our previous driver from the trip back from Panglao. Tagbilaran city tour via tricycle is supposedly only 600P to 700P excluding Chocolate Hills at Carmen since it is far from the other locations. At the same time, the Bee Farm was at Panglao. However we wanted to go to Bohol Bee Farm since we were scheduled to go to Danao the next day.

Tagbilaran Tour Locations (+ Bohol Bee Farm at Panglao):

1) Blood Compact - picture taking only. Lots of tourists at that time. Got tarsier keychains @5pcs for 100P outside.

2) Baclayon Church - this is my favorite in all the churches we saw. It was built 1595 according to the inscription at the door. There is a museum with a 30P entrance but we no longer went inside.

3) Alburquerque Python - had the biggest python snake in captivity as well as other animals. Oh, and yes, Marimar - who is a funny performer. There is a 10P payment Bohol Government entrance price, and a 20P entrance at the gate

4) Loboc River Tour - 1st trip at 11:30AM. Buffet Lunch is 300P with softdrinks. Expensive but worth it for me since it had bottomless crab :)). Entrance at the cruise is 100P. Along with the 1hr river cruise is a singing band and a stop over a floating raft with locals singing and dancing. I got myself a Tarsier Shirt at Islands Store on sale at 370P

5) Tarsier Encounter - All tarsiers have been collected by DENR so that they can have a safe area and they are now in Corella. There are about 136 tarsiers in the place but only about 10 are shown to the public since the rest are being bred. The oldest tarsier in the place is 16 years old. According to our guide the tarsier's life span is until around 20 years old. 50P entrance

There is currently a 'Project Tarsius', which is trying to improve the conditions of the tarsiers

6) Bilar Man Made Mahogany Forest - it was cool underneath all the tall trees, would've loved to run there

7) Simply Butterflies Conservation Center - in Bilar has a big black butterfly. The butterflies (and a dragonfly) there were very friendly and would come near us. There was also a guide that even let us smell the pherohormone of the butterfly. 30P entrance.

8) Bohol Chocolate Hills at Carmen - Bohol City Government entrance 50P. Beautiful view of the well known chocolate hills. And yes, when we saw them they were green

9) Loboc Bridge - short picture in the hanging bridge. There were two bridges. 10P Bohol City Government entrance

10) Loboc Church - built in 1602, 2nd oldest church in Bohol. Quick picture as well before leaving. There is already a store underneath the beautiful structure of an also historic bell tower just across the Loboc Church.

11) Bohol Bee Farm - beautiful place, super rough road on our way there. Got yummy mango and honey spread from their store @ 140P each and malunggay ice cream which is a must buy @ 60P for a big scoop. Dinner was an 8 slice seafood pizza @280P with generous cheese and seafood, and lemon and malunggay tea @ 40P each

Our other hubs about Bohol might also interest you:

Balicasag Dive

Panglao Tour

Tagbilaran City Tour DIY Summary

11/14/2011 8:30AM
Start of Tagbilaran Tricycle Tour
1500P - 11 locations including Bohol Bee Farm in Panglao; Tricycle Number Contact: Nestor (09198150385)
1) Blood Compact
for keychain souvenirs (5pcs for 100P)
2) Baclayon Church
3) Alburquerque Python
10P - Bohol Govt Entrance, 20P - Gate Entrance
4) Loboc River Tour
300P - buffet, 100P - cruise entrance, 370P - shirt souvenir
5) Tarsier Encounter
Gate Entrance
6) Man Made Forest
7) Simply Butterflies
Gate Entrance
8) Bohol Chocolate Hills
Gate Entrance
9) Loboc Bridge
Bohol Govt Entrance
10) Loboc Church
11) Bohol Bee Farm
spread - 140P each, ice cream - 60P, pizza - 280P, tea - 40P each
Total Expense (Day 2 Bohol):


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      munchwaffle 4 years ago from Philippines

      Hi Egnpaz :) It's good you will be visiting our country. Regarding your question, actually we didn't get any tour agency we did the tour ourself. I would suggest that you ask the hotel you are staying in for an agency and keep the prices listed in the hub as a guide. Enjoy your stay here! I'm sure you will love everything, specially the dives ;)

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      egnpaz 4 years ago

      Hi there I´m from Argentina and this I´ll be visiting your wonderful country. First i would like to thank for all your posts I found them very useful specially the thing about prices and schedules. Well enough of flatering here's goes my question. I´m planning visiting basically for diving but also like to see all the rest (tarsiers and chocolate hills, etc.)

      And found the the tour you did very convinient could you tell me the name of the tour agency or whre i can get thata tour. Thanks

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      munchwaffle 5 years ago from Philippines

      Hi mariz :) What specific places are you planning to visit? The rates I put here are as of November 2011 but a friend of mine just recently had a trip to Bohol so I could go ahead ask him. Unfortunately there is no specific website which provides updated rates for all the entrance.

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      mariz 5 years ago

      Hi, san ko ba mkikita ung latest na entrance fees nf mfa countryside tour im planning to do DIY tour in bohol tnx

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      Raitei 5 years ago

      Thank you very much for the response! It's going to be my first time travelling farther than I'm used to, so I'm both excited and nervous. I'll certainly take note of all your suggestions! Again, thank you and more power to your blog! ^^

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      munchwaffle 5 years ago from Philippines

      Thanks for the positive feedback Raitei :)

      For your questions:

      - You can try bargaining with the tricycle drivers there first, at least you already know the base price. Just keep the number of the suggested drivers in-tact just in case you can't get anything cheaper.

      - I think it's better if you list your priority places, just to make sure the driver passes by those locations.

      I hope my response helps. Enjoy Bohol!

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      Raitei 5 years ago

      Hello! I'm searching for the best and cheapest ways to tour Bohol and found your posts really, really helpful! Pero may mga tanong po ako:

      -Do you think it's better to contact suggested people like Mang Nestor or would it be better to bargain with tricycle drivers na makita namin near the hotel/airport?

      -Mas maganda bang ilista ko lahat ng gusto kong puntahan or will it feel more exciting na hayaan na lang si manong driver na magdecide kung alin magagandang puntahan at kung anong order?

      Looking forward to your response, and thanks again for all these helpful Bohol posts! More power to your blog! ^^

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      munchwaffle 5 years ago from Philippines

      Hi Visit Sagada - actually the tricycle tour was only 750P, the cost just went up because of the Loboc River tour and souvenir shopping :)

      But if the agency already included the River Tour then that's a good deal - let me know what happens. Thanks for visiting

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      Visit Sagada 5 years ago

      There's a tour agency offering nearly everything that you did for 1475 - and that's on a car. I wonder how good that tour company is.

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      munchwaffle 5 years ago from Philippines

      hi wrey! Umabot ng until 8pm kasi nagdinner pa kami sa Bohol Bee Farm. pero kung hindi na kayo magdidinner enough na ang 8am to 4pm :)

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      wrey 5 years ago

      ilang hours po yung city tour niyo?