Full-Day Bohol Excursion from Cebu

Duration: 8 hours

Experience a day of scenic grandeur beginning with a 90-minute ferry ride to Tagbilaran, Bohol Island’s capital city and an eco-tourism destination. Upon arrival, begin your tour of the Bohol Countryside. During the journey, pass by a variety of sights and landmarks such as the Blood Compact Monument, a manmade mahogany forest, a nipa palm village, the 15th Century Baclayon Church & Museum, and a serenely scenic river by the town of Loboc.

Cruise up the river while you eat lunch on a local floating restaurant. Be entertained by a guitar duet who will serenade you with local folk songs and international pop music. Take time to enjoy a unique encounter with the world’s smallest primate – the Tarsier. Then travel to Carmen to marvel at the famed Chocolate Hills, a thousand or more uniformly-shaped hills that turn brown during summer, resembling chocolate mounds. Be sure to check out the splendid vista from the viewpoint on top of one of the highest of these hills. With your free time walk around the small stalls or take home a souvenir.

We will return to Tagbilaran for your late afternoon ferry back to Cebu.

Sumilon Island Escapade

Duration: 6-8 Hours

Enjoy the scenic drive along the southern Cebu coastline. En route, you will pass through the town of Carcar, famous for its shoe-making industry, and native delicacies such as “ampao” (sweetened rice crisps) and “chicharon” (crispy pork skin).

Next you will drive to Argao, famous for its 400 year-old St. Michael Archangel Church, before visiting the town of Dalaguete, known as the vegetable capital of Cebu, and finally arriving in Oslob. Here we will depart for a brief scenic boat ride to Sumilon Island. Take in the beauty of this 60-acre island, the Philippine’s first marine reserve and one of the best dive spots in the Visayan Region. Here you can snorkel, swim, or sunbathe on the pristine white sand beaches, trek to an old lighthouse with an 18th century historical watchtower, or go kayaking in a natural lagoon.

Enjoy a picnic lunch on the island and the amenities of the beautiful Sumilon Island Beach Resort. We will return to the city late in the afternoon.