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  • Location:Cebu, Philippines
  • Duration:8 hours (approx.)

Day Trip to Bohol from Cebu with Chocolate Hills and Loboc River Cruise

Take a break from the hustle and bustle of Cebu's city life and discover the natural beauty of the Philippine islands on a day trip to Bohol. You’ll take a scenic journey around the island’s sights, from mahogany forests to ancient churches and the UNESCO World Heritage-listed Chocolate Hills, shaped like mounds of chocolate. Plus enjoy a relaxing lunch cruise on the Loboc River.


  • Bohol guided day trip and Loboc River cruise from Cebu
  • Ride the ferry from Cebu to Tagbilaran
  • Discover Spanish colonial influences on visits to the historic Blood Compact Monument and Baclayon Church
  • Enjoy an authentic local lunch as you cruise along Loboc River
  • Spot tiny tarsier primates on the riverbank
  • See fabulous views from the UNESCO World Heritage-listed Chocolate Hills

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What You Can Expect

Day Trip to Bohol from Cebu with Chocolate Hills and Loboc River Cruise

Chocolate Hills on Bohol Island

Your Bohol day trip begins with pickup from your Cebu hotel and a short trip to the port to catch the ferry over to Bohol Island. You’ll land in the island capital, Tagbilaran, and board an air-conditioned coach to tour Bohol’s scenic countryside.

Your Bohol sightseeing tour takes in many sights, including the bronze statue known as the Blood Compact Monument, commemorating the first treaty of friendship between the Spanish and Filipinos. You’ll see the lush foliage of a forest of mahogany trees, prized for their timber, and pass villages surrounded by local nipa palms. Visit Baclayon Church and admire its traditional Spanish colonial architecture. Explore its neighboring museum with your guide to see historical relics dating back to the 16th century!

Then head to the water to board a cruise on the Loboc River, and enjoy an authentic lunch of Filipino specialties served on board the boat, buffet-style. You’ll be serenaded by guitarists playing local folk songs as you dine and glide along the river. If you dare, step on stage and take part in one of this country's favorite pastimes - karaoke! Your guide will also help you spot tiny tarsiers playing on the riverbank – they’re not easy to find, as they’re the world’s smallest primate.

After lunch, take a scenic tour through the island’s interior to Carmen, where you’ll visit the thousand or so rounded hills known as the Chocolate Hills. You’ll have fabulous views over Bohol Island from the Chocolate Hills viewpoint, with free time to browse the stalls clustered here. To remember this magnificent view, get creative and take an off-the-wall snapshot of yourself with the hills.

Your Bohol tour ends with the return ferry ride from Tagbilaran to Cebu and return to your city hotel.

Customer Reviews

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

Nice trip. No rush. Many nice spots.
Profesional guide with many informations.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2015

Private tour, fabulous experience, a must do.

4 star rating: Recommended June 2015

My partner and I enjoyed this tour, however it is worth noting that it is a lot of travel in one day. You spend so much time in the car/ferry/transiting that it felt like we were rushing around the actual sights. Also the river cruise takes a long time - what I really wanted to see were the tarsiers and the chocolate hills and by the time we got around to them we were rushing. I would recommend this trip, but I wish we had actually stayed in Bohol at least a night.

4 star rating: Recommended January 2015

Very good tour and would recommend to everyone visiting Cebu. However, it is not an 8 hour tour - it is at least 12 hours minimum.

Pat Yeoh

3 star rating: Worth doing January 2014

Getting to the jetty was great. Pick up was on time and efficient. However, there was a slight confusion at the jetty as the tour company got us confused with another group but later found that we actually have an exclusive tour. The tour guide who picked us up when we got off the ferry was great! She was extremely knowledgeable and very pleasant. It was a wonderful experience. However, the only set back was when we returned to Cebu on the ferry, the hotel pick up waited at the wrong jetty and we were left waiting for a good 1 hour before we found him - asleep in the car! That was not very nice...

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