Bohol Countryside Tour Mar'09

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At 11am, we're ready to leave Panglao island and go tour the city proper. Bye Bee Farm and PINR, we had a great time here. The best! Since it's lunch time, sa ICMall kami nagpahatid (for free) para kumain. We also found Island Souvenirs so bili muna kami ng somethings.

more than the usual Bohol tour


For our stay in Tagbilaran City, I chose Vest Pension House and paid in advance. Free transfers but no free breakfast. When we got there, the receptionist upgraded our room (again) for free! Remember may free upgrade din kami sa Bee Farm! Yey!


Nagbasa ko ng hundreds of forums and threads sa Pinoy Exchange, nangulit sa mga bloggers, nag-email at tumawag sa different resorts and hotels to have the best deals, and nagtanong sa kung sino-sinong nasa multiply kahit di ko kilala para bigyan ako ng reviews sa Bee Farm, PINR, and Vest. It really pays magresearch. Everything here is DIY.



Moving on, for the tour, antagal ko inaral to. Nakabisado ko ang mapa ng Bohol (at Cebu) para sa route. Di kasi ako convinced na maghire ng car for the tour. Mahal ang P2,000 dahil dalawa lang kami. Iilan lang naman ang gusto namin puntahan, wag na yung mga boring sites. Pero nung nalaman kong sobrang malayo ang Choco Hills (55kms from the city), aysus, maghire na tayo! Madalang pa pala sa patak ng ulan mga public vehicles dito.


I found RJ sa Sulit.com. He's offering P1,800 inclusive of the car/gas/driver. In addition to, siya lang pumayag sa itineray na ginawa ko. Yung iba kasi pinipilit na standard IT lang, eh ayoko nga! Sa standard IT, 8 or 9 am nagsstart ang tour at natatapos by 5. Pero yung samin, nagstart ng 1pm. Eto pa, sinama ko sa IT ang Mag-aso Falls na nasa kabilang panig ng daigdig, so additional P200. Deal na ko jan!


As we tour, narealized kong worth the pay lahat kasi magkakalayo talaga ang tourist spots. Lalo na pag sinabi ko sayong eto ang service na yun.

Sulit nga!
rjtoursbohol@gmail.com
0907 711 9727 / 0927 349 6197

Game na. Let's start the...

Bohol Trip


Baclayon Church. 6 kilometers from Tagbilaran City

statue in the sky

spectacular ang altar

Baclayon Museum. 2nd floor lang ng Baclayon Church. No cameras allowed.

Museo Eklesiastiko


Mag-aso Falls. Located in Antequera, 20kms from Tagbilaran City. Umulan ng todo sa byahe, pero nung malapit na kami, the rain stopped. God is good no? First time kong makakita ng falls sa buhay ko! Next time dapat ko na maexperince maligo dito.

200 slightly slippery steps to the falls

True or Falls?

Amazing!


Tarsier Sanctuary in Corella. 10 kms from the city. We prefer na dito sila makita, sa natural habitat nila. Nakakaawa kasi yung ibang tarsiers sa Loboc, parang mamamatay na dahil too abused sila.

ang charming

i like how this one projects its shoulders


Loboc River. 21kms from the city. In fairness, better than we saw in pictures.

now I know why this is famous

day cruise at the river


Man Made Forest. Located in Bilar. Madadaanan to sa ayaw at sa gusto mo. These are mahagony trees. Ang dami. Naging very photogenic ang high way because of these trees.

Very photogenic!


Chocolate Hills. 55kms away. Kahit gano kalayo, these are must see. Ang galing kung paano nagkaroon ng mga 1,268 tree-less hills dito. They change colors pa kung dry o rainy season.

200 steps again

Mejo mahirap kumuha ng good shot kasi may harang, blocking ang hills from this viewing area, at may ibang tao. Ang cloudy pa. So nanghiram ako ng picture, obviously this photo is from Enrico.

the hills are alive in HDR

what's your weakness?


Loboc River Night Cruise with Buffet Dinner. This is the reason bakit dumaan lang kame sa river earlier. Thanks to Dak at nalaman kong may night cruise na pala. Among the many, si RJ (the driver) lang ang pumayag na gabi to puntahan. Sa standard IT kasi, lunch time to. Konti lang kameng guests at night, unlike daw pag lunch na parang palengke sa dame ng tao. Mas naenjoy namin ang food, ang cruise, at ang view.

the cruise boat

let's board!

buffet dinner (inferness masarap na din)

I cant show you through my shots kung gano kaganda ang river cruise. Basta different interchanging lights are scattered all around para i-highlight ang calmness ng paligid. May singers din sa boat (at sa kanila ko unang narinig ang theme song ng Bohol) to make the cruise more enjoyable.

I know this is not a very good shot, but just to give you an idea sa cruise.

interchanging lights to showcase the trees

same lights are present on these bridges

Sa dulo ay may mini falls. Nung pabalik na, dumaan kame sa lighted floating something na madameng tao. Performers pala sila. Huminto yung boat namen and they started singing the Bohol theme song. After that, these women danced naman. Then another set, the young girls, entertained us. Then these kids are the highlight of their show. Some guests even danced with the performers. Fun!

folk dancers

very bibbo kids

I had goosebumps on how the locals here expressed their gratitude to the tourists.. Never miss this cruise, indeed a very great experience. Outstanding ang Bohol for me. From the beaches, to the nature tripping, to the food, the locals, everything! We enjoyed this vacation more than we expected. I highly recommend, you should also...

Experience Bohol in one of your future trips!

47 responses:

Chyng said...

Ang panget ng spacing!

x'tian said...

haaaayyy...nadagdagan nanaman ang place to visit list ko..u'll always give me best reasons y to vist those places...haaayyy..ska xempre nating beats kapag kasama luv mo..aaayy so sweet ingit atoh..

jimbo said...

wow ganda ng mga kuha nyo. talagang enjoy ang trip nyo jan sa bohol ha?

talagang im looking forward din sa tour namin jan when i get back. hope it would be as good as yours. =)

gillboard said...

ang ganda nung falls!!! naku kelangan ko makabisita dyan... lam ko may lupa kami dyan eh... hmmm...

oh and yung tarsier, kamukha ng kakilala ko... hehehe

remdrake said...

wow!!! great place! cant wait pumunta this weekend! toinks! just kidding... bukod sa wala ako pera, wala din ako time! (naks!) hahaha!

Eben said...

kailangan ko din makapunta diyan at nang makapiling ang aking mga kamag-anak na tarsier!!!


amazing shots Chyng!

Palito said...

wow...parang nakarating na din ako sa Bohol. Thanks for sharing your stories and photos...Ang ganda ganda talaga ng Pinas... =)

MarcoPaolo said...

wow... ang ganda ng mga pics!

kcatwoman said...

o no.the tarsier is doing the "fierce eyes". astig naman ng trip nyo sa bohol.kami kasi sa cebu lang e, thanks for the recommendation.

lucas said...

ang ganda nung falls! waaa! pwede bang maligo dun? parang hindi. hehe!

at napansin improving ang choco hills. medyo green na sila kahit papano. dati kasi brown an brown na.hehe!

more trips for you chyng! makakapunta din ako dyan balang araw. hehe!

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hinulaan mo pa? hehe! natuwa ako kasi kaalias ko si Lucas sa story. sad kasi naman ni bessie..tsk tsk tsk..hehe!

yun din ang tumatak sa story sakin, yung kay erica. kakaiba kasi :)

Allen Yuarata said...

aba! sulit na sulit ang bakasyon!

PUSANG-gala said...

at talagang ginalugad nyo ang BOHOL ha---parang gusto ko nang lumipaad dyan bukas na bukas---keke---seriously, the ride is good for only 2k? including yung additional na 200? sulit talaga----at dami nyo napuntahan because of that.......gusto ko ring makita yang falls na yan at yung mga kahoy---parabf ganda ng tubo nila.....can't wait talaga.....

onatdonuts said...

napakaganda sa BOHOL...

hangkyut nung tarsier.:-) sulit na sulit ang bakasyon niyo.

ganda rin ng mga shots. astig! lalo na ang falls. pwede bang maligo dun? :-)

Chyng said...

@xtian,
dalin mo din si Rina dito ha!

@kuya,
oo naman, i will help you para makagawa din ng good IT.

@gilbert,
ang yaman, may lupain sa Bohol! hehe Sino yung kilala mo na yun?

Chyng said...

@c3,
edi tagaytay nalang tayo! sama!!!

@eben,
di naman kagandahan yung shots ko, photogenic lang talaga yung lugar.

@palito,
exactly, ang ganda ng Pinas!

Chyng said...

@marco,
thank you!

@flor,
try nyo din bohol next time, for me mas ok i-explore kesa cebu, IMHO.

@lucas,
honga no, kapangalan mo!
balang araw makakpunta din kayo ni hailey dun, opcors. and yes, pwede magswimming sa falls!

Chyng said...

@allen,
summer na eh!

@antonio,
yes, 2k all in na! sulit no? i'll help you sa bohol tour nyo.

@onats,
thank you! pwede magswim sa falls! tempting!

@bi3L said...

hey... may travel agent ba kayong pinuntahan for your trip???

may contact number ba kayo? ;)

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@bi3L said...

parang ang sarap mag cross country trip... hehehe... to promote local tourism sa bansa natin... kakahiya kase minsan.. may foreigner/xpats na mas nalibot pa nila pinas kesa sa atin...

@bi3L Online
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Jay said...

nice pictures for a nice place :-) Nice!

PUSANG-gala said...

Chyng ---ay , 9 months palang pala kayo in Enrico---feeling ko 10 years na---keke

added nga pala kita sa YM ko ha---kaso dikita matagpuan online---what time kaba usually log-in?

sabi mo yan talaga ha---sa krisis ngyn---budget tour ang pinakamainam---kung makakatipid naman bakit hindi diba?

thanks thanks in advance....

the donG said...

buti naman at nakita mo yung rj. malaking tulong nga yung mga ganun.

saya saya ng byahe nyo dun ah. kitang kita sa mga pictures.

Pao Pielago said...

ang ganda ng falls! ahluveet!

feeling ko diyosang-diyosa ako pag andun ako. lol. :)

Dylan Dimaubusan said...

200 slightly slippery to falls?!?!

Parang ang pagkakabasa ko dito eh pag nadulas ka dire-diretso ang bagsak mo sa falls, talagang you'll fall, wahaha! toinks! corny ko noh? lolz

Yung 2nd pic ng tarsier ayus! Iba ang dating. parang anytime pwede kang sugurin!

dotep said...

wow!

magkano kaya budget diyan?

enrico said...

I love the Bohol Experience just as i love... nag-blush ako... alam mo na you... este 'yun. hehe

Pag napapagod ako sa work, iniisip ko lang yung trip natin at nami-miss ko uli ang bakasyon. hehe. kaya dapat mag-seryoso sa work para may pang-pondo sa trips.

Mukhang marami nang interested mag-Bohol. Ituloy na natin 'yung naiisip nating business na maging travel agents. hehe :9

See you later. Miss you!

Chyng said...

@bi3L,
absolutely, promote Pinas!

@jay,
thank you!

@antonio,
ikaw pa, inform me anytime. i'll help you! ;)

Chyng said...

@dong,
salamat! naeenjoy ko din yung travel/photoblog mo!

@pao,
korek dear, pang DIOSA!

@dylan,
mejo madulas so dapat humawak sa rails, else derecho kna sa falls pag nadulas ka!

Chyng said...

@dotep,
4D3N Bohol Cebu trip na good for two is 14,000. Food, pasalubong, taxi fare, and terminal fees NOT included.

@enrico
love ko talaga ang panglao! may hang-over din ako ng bakasyon naten. you are right, ok ang promotion para sa future business naten! hehe miss you too!

Dhianz said...

...saya saya naman.... yeah laterz gusto koh ren mag-travel around... i-ask kitah siguro minsan san maganda puntahan... nd hmnnzz...very nice pictures ha... who's taking d' pictures? both of you?... magaling ha... wat camera r u guyz using?.. kc ganda nang pagkakuha nyo nang mga pixs and 'ung mga views... so yeah... ingatz kayo lagi... i wish yah two all d' best... Godbless! -di

Garando said...

My wife really misses Bohol.. so does her family. It was her brother and Mom's first time to experience a beach, so I guess Panglao island was a good choice. I have some photos of Bohol that you might be interested to see. Look for "Viva Bohol" in my blog.

~Kinesics said...

*SIGH* Im so jealous! Too bad I did not have time to check it out when I was there on Dec and Jan! HOY, next time help me book my Bohol trip ok?! :)

Thanks for sharing!

~kinesics

Chyng said...

@dhian,
we used a tripod, and remote for SLR for couple shots. canon ixus 85 for me, nikon d40x kay enrico.

@garando and garandee,
i checked your site too, japanese pala wifey mo!

@kinesics,
ikaw pa.. i will!

lucas said...

pwedeng mag-swimming sa falls? did you swim? ang saya naman nun! waaa!

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nako i was totally clueless until i read it. hehe! i am wondering kung totoo yung theory na yun..ahehe!

KRIS JASPER said...

wow my night cruise na pala?

Akala ko nun yung tarsier sighting eh sa gubat (excited pa ako), sa garden lang pala. lol!

Pura said...

we love bohol too... ang sarap ng bohol bee farm buffet noh? and the loboc river cruise was nice... love your chocolate hills hdr shot... just wow..

Chyng said...

@lucas,
pwede magswim! 50 lang entrance!

@kj,
yeah, latest yung night cruise!

@pura,
how was the asian tour? hehe

CheezeCurlz said...

Hi Chyng...I was searching for Bohol packages and came across your site. So cute...planning to go to Bohol next month and helpful and posts mo. See yah!

caryn said...

wow, nag mag-aso pa kayo! anlayo nun ha! my yaya's from there. she was so happy when i was finally able to visit their famed falls. heehee. whenever we're in bohol, i drag my family on a tour of churches and forts. my mom absolutely hates it. ;-)

Chyng said...

@cheezecurlz,
that's great to hear. im happy nagiging reference yung blog ko.

@caryn,
ang layo talaga ng mag-aso kasi sa ibang side siya. pero all worth the travel! :D

rj intano said...

great pics ma'am chyng.
Pagbalik niyo dito sa Bohol, adventure tayo sa Danao.

Anonymous said...

nagzipline ako tapos vinedeo ko sarili ko. Ang saya! heheh

Olivia said...

hi chyng. just to let you know that i love reading your travel blog. ganda ng pix at dami ng info. and now my question, how much pala yung night cruise sa Loboc? Is it 550/pax nga? that's what my tour guide said eh. we will be in bohol kasi on saturday na. TIA!

Chyng said...

Hi Olivia!
thanks for finding this blog nice.
Dinner at Loboc is only P450.

http://lobocboholtourism.com/mb/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=89&Itemid=92

Ian said...

enjoyed reading this informative trip to Bohol... I'll definitely try to experience it.

jhing said...

wow! may night cruise pala! mukang mas romantic yun kesa yung daytime cruise.. if ever i-ask ko si rj for our tour guide this june pde ko ba sabihin na from ur blog ko nalaman.. para pumayag din sya ng night cruise.. hehehe! thanks in advance!

Chyng said...

^
yes jhing, go ahead tell RJ nirefer kita. =)

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