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    Bohol Countryside Tour Experience

    Bohol is a perfect place if you want to get close to nature. My friends and I was able to visit the place last March and we definitely want to go back there.

    We were lucky enough to have a very accommodating tour guide though not really the best but he was gracious enough to give in to our few requests throughout our stay there.

    We reach Bohol around 4 in the afternoon so we just opted to stay in our room since we are a bit tired of the long travel. We waited for the night to come for us to check out the popular Panglao Beach.

    We spent three days and two nights in Bohol but it was not enough because there are a lot of wonderful places to go to.

    To start it off, during our second day of tour we went to the following places:

    • Blood Compact Shrine – this is where the first treaty between the brown and white races. Involved in the treaty was the conquistador Miguel Lopez de Legazpi and local chieftain Rajah Sikatuna. The treaty was done through drinking wine with mixed blood thus calling it “Blood Compact”.
    • Baclayon Church – the church was built during the 16th century during the Spaniards reign. It is one of the oldest stone churches in the Philippines. In the church, you can see the face of Father Pio and the Mother and child painting.
    • Albur Python – probably the biggest snake I’ve seen in my entire life.
    • Tarsier – I finally get to see one of the most endangered species of the country.

    Then we had our lunch in Bohol’s famous Loboc River. It was a very nice experience and the food was superb. While eating, the barge will take you to the other side of the river and you get to see all these wonderful sceneries. Very relaxing!

    Just when we thought we’ve seen it all, our tour was far from over. Our next stop would be at the following places:

    • Butterfly Sanctuary – where you can see different kinds of butterflies. You also get to know little history about the tiny feathery creatures. One thing that I can’t forget about the place was how funny their staff was.
    • Bilar Man Forest – it’s a forest made by man. I felt like I was driving along the countryside part of America. All these tall pine tress (not quite sure if it’s pine trees though) they are just wonderful to look at.
    • Ship House – the one that was featured in Rated K. The house was uniquely built. It has a very nice interior design and a very ship like (that's why its called ship house in the first place), it’s as if you are aboard of a real ship.
    • Chocolate Hills – our last stop was the famous Chocolate Hills. The view from the top was breathtaking. The experience, you can’t trade that with anything material!

    After Chocolate Hills, we called it the day. We headed back to Alona Grove Resort where we were staying.   The resort is located in Panglao.

    Panglao is famous for its white sand beaches and many tourists flock to the place everyday.

    Our third day in Bohol was equally fun and exciting. We went to the following places:

    • Bohol Bee Farm – natural and organic food is being served in the place. Not to mention you will be rubbing elbows with the bees (I exaggerated that one a bit).
    • Hinagdanan Cave – the most famous cave in Bohol. It has a deep lagoon and naturally lighted cavern. You can see large stalactites and stalagmites.
    • Dauis Church – another beautiful church.
    • Bayoyoy – he was featured in Rated K too. Probably the smallest man in the Philippines

    So that’s it! That concluded our trip to Bohol. Three days was not enough because I know there are still a lot of wonderful places to go. Nonetheless, we had so much fun and another experience that will be forever treasured!

    If you are planning to go to Bohol, visit Bohol Package Tour site.


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