After morning pickup from your hotel in Cebu, a short ride takes you to the ferry. Enjoy the water scenery as you cruise over to Bohol Island and land at the island's capital, Tagbilaran. There, your guide welcomes you aboard a climate-controlled coach as you set out into the scenic countryside of to tour Bohol.
Drive by pretty villages surrounded by nipa palms and admire the lush foliage of the mahogany tree forests, hearing about the logging industry that prizes this valuable timber. Then stop by the Spanish colonial Baclayon Church and see 16th-century relics in its museum; and learn about local history as you stop at the Blood Compact Monument, a bronze statue that commemorates the first friendship treaty between the Filipinos and Spanish.
After sightseeing on land, board a lunch cruise on the Loboc River. Listen to guitarists playing local folk songs as you enjoy a buffet lunch of authentic Filipino specialties served on board the boat. Warm up your vocal chords if you'd like to participate in one of the Phillipine's favorite pastimes: karaoke! Or step outside to the deck where your guide points out the plant and animal life; if you're lucky, you might spot a tarsier — the world’s smallest primate, measuring only 6 inches (15 cm).
When your lunch cruise returns to the dock, transfer into your minivan to see the highlights of the island’s interior. Head over to Carmen, known for hundreds of rounded hills that have been nicknamed 'the Chocolate Hills.' From the Chocolate Hills viewpoint, soak up sweeping views over Bohol Island and snap photos of the verdant scenery. Enjoy some free time to check out the stalls clustered here.
Your Bohol tour ends with the return ferry ride from Tagbilaran to Cebu and return to your city hotel.