February 2, 2012 (Thursday)
09:40 AM ETD from Manila NAIA 3 to Tagbilaran via Airphil Express 2P 955
10:55 AM ETA in Tagbilaran
11:15 AM Pick-up from the airport by tour guide
12:00 PM Lunch at Bohol Bee Farm (Meat and Fish Menus are all served with organic red rice, broiled camote and organic garden salad)
DAY 1 ACTIVITY: PANGLAO TOUR
DAUIS CHURCH – Located in the town of Dauis, three kilometers from Tagbilaran City is the Our Lady of the Assumption Church which is also known as Dauis Church. Legend has it that when a group of pirates invaded the town, the townspeople quickly heed for protection and security in the premises of the church for several days. Since they locked themselves inside the church, they naturally ran out of provisions and water. Then a miracle happened. A well came out at the foot of the altar which gave the people water to drink during the invasion. This same well is still visible inside Dauis Church and continues to provide water to the people living nearby. Even though the well is about 200 meters away from the sea, the water is absolutely fresh. It is said to have healing powers and many have already attested to it. If you’re visiting Dauis Church, be sure to bring a bottle and take some water home.
BOHOL BEE FARM – Visiting the Bohol Bee Farm is a truly relaxing experience. This retreat is a great place to re-connect, eat and learn. The farm promotes agricultural opportunities for local farmers while educating visitors about the benefits of going organic.
SHELL MUSEUM – Discover shells of any sizes, colors and types. Name it, only here you can find diverse and attractive collection of Bohol’s common as well as rare seashell specimens. These are collected, bartered and purchased by Mr. Quirino Hora for more than 30 years of his sea escapades.
PANGLAO WATCH TOWER – It is an old watchtower at the same time a belfry for San Agustin Parish Church in Panglao Town. It is a 5-storey tower, appearing black and covered with moss.
HINAGDANAN CAVE – One of the famed Bohol underground caves located at Bingag, Dauis, Bohol. It has a pool of icy cool and fresh water. Like any other caves, it has stalactites and stalagmites as well as bats hanging in the roof. Of all the caves, this is the most accessible, thus, mostly visited.
04:00 PM- Check in at the Hotel
February 3, 2012 (Friday)
5:00 AM Wake-Up
06:00 AM Breakfast
06:30 AM Pick-up from the hotel by tour guide
12:00 PM Lunch at Balicasag Island
DAY 2 ACTIVITY: BALICASAG ISLAND TOUR
DOLPHIN WATCHING – There are many species of dolphins that can be seen frolicking in the waters of Bohol Sea. Dolphins are spotted on the surface of the ocean mainly because of their necessity to breathe fresh air and when it’s playing time for them after their meal. You can spend three hours watching the dolphins and their high-spirited antics without getting bored. But it is a challenge snapping pictures because they are right in front of you one moment and gone the next.
BALICASAG ISLAND – Balicasag Marine Sanctuary is known for its diverse and exotic marine life. Colorful fishes and corals thrive in the island seas. Bring biscuits and experience feeding wild fishes in your very own hand. You can opt to have a guide/spotter or be on your own.
VIRGIN ISLAND – Virgin Island is a must-see tiny island near Panglao. It is an uninhabited untouched island, with several square meters of vegetation, an awesome stretch of powdery sand beach, part of which would disappear with the tide. You can go around the island for not more than a 30 minute walk. In the Virgin Island, you can bask in the sand and relax, while enjoying buko or fresh sea clams sold by the locals.
03:00 PM Drop off at Alona Beach
04:00 PM Onwards – Rest, Eat, Swim and Sleep
February 4, 2012 (Saturday)
6:00 AM Wake-up
7:00 AM Breakfast
8:00 AM Pick-up from the hotel by the driver/tour guide
DAY 3 ACTIVITY: WHOLE DAY TOUR IN BOHOL
Blood Compact Site – this site commemorates Rajah Sikatuna and Miguel Lopez de Legazpi’s friendship and peace offering when they drank from a common cup a drink with drops of their blood. This historical event took place on March 16, 1565.
Baclayon Church & Museum – is considered to be one of the oldest churches in the Philippines and beside the church is the museum where old garments, stuff, chairs and images of the church and religious people were stored and preserved.
Tarsiers – one of the world’s smallest primates. However, these primates don’t want to be touched and when they’re unhappy they commit suicide by banging their heads so better shun away from touching these small little creatures.
The Man-Made Forest– comprises thousands of mahogany trees that were planted by Boholanos to prevent soil erosion. Soon enough, this lush green passageway from Loboc to Carmen became one of Bohol’s most sought after destinations.
Chocolate Hills – the Chocolate Hills has a unique formation like no other in the world. They look like a vast expanse of mounds of ‘chocolate kisses’ that cover as far as the eyes could see.
Hanging Bridge – is a hanging bamboo bridge that is a major tourist attraction. This bridge hangs approximately 20 meters above the Loboc River and sways back and forth as you walk across.
Loboc River Cruise – A trip to Bohol is not complete unless you have lunch at the famed Loboc River. The food, the cruise along the river plus the entertainment (their singers are very good) is an experience that should not be missed. The whole trip lasts for about 1 hour and at the end of the river is the Busay Falls where all the floating restaurants will make a stopover before heading back.
Prony the Python – is considered the largest python in captivity in the Philippines. Owners of Prony claim that they caught the snake near their house way back 1996 and from then on treated the snake as part of their family. Prony takes a bath four times a day and eats a whole 60-kilo of live pig once a month
Apropriana Souvenirs – this is where you can buy your souvenirs at a reasonable price
04:00 PM – Back to the Hotel
Feburary 5, 2012 (Sunday)
5:30 AM Wake-up and see the sunrise and stroll on the beach
7:00 AM Time to shower; Check everything is packed.
8:00 AM Breakfast
9:00 AM Pick-up from the hotel by the driver/tour guide
11:25 AM ETD from Tagbilaran to Manila via Airphil Express 2P 956
12:40 PM ETA in Manila NAIA 3