Bohol Itinerary: Best Places to Visit and Budget Guide All in One

Bohol Itinerary: Best Places to Visit and Budget Guide All in One
Bohol Itinerary
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Whether you’re looking to get a tan at the oh-so-fine beaches or dive deep to see what a mesmerizing underwater world Bohol has, or maybe just be in awe by the world-famous Chocolate Hills, your Bohol itinerary will definitely be filled with great wonders and unforgettable stories. 

From the beautiful beaches in Panglao to seeing the world’s smallest primate up close, every traveler would definitely enjoy Bohol.

Bohol Itinerary 2020

Bohol is such an amazing place to travel to that’s why we understand your excitement about it. But before you go, make sure to plan your trip accordingly with our sample Bohol itinerary to guide you. 

Day 1 – Countryside Tour

  • 7am – Leave the hotel
  • 8am – Man-made forest, Philippine Tarsier and Wildlife Sanctuary, Chocolate Hills, Dimiao Twin Waterfalls
  • 12pm – Loboc River Cruise
  • 2pm – Blood Compact Shrine, Baclayon Church
  • 5pm – Back to hotel

Day 2 – Island Hopping

  • 6am – Leave the hotel
  • 7am – Pamilacan Island, Balicasag Island
  • 12pm – Lunch
  • 2pm – Virgin Island
  • 4pm – Back to hotel

Day 3 – Panglao Tour

  • 7am – Leave the hotel
  • 8am – Hinagdanan Cave, Mag-aso Falls, Alona Beach
  • 12pm – Lunch at Bohol Bee Farm
  • 2pm – Back to hotel

Day 4 – Danao Adventure Park

  • 7am – Leave the hotel
  • 8am – Whole day at Danao Adventure Park
  • 6pm – Back to hotel

Read below the detailed Bohol tourist spots itinerary to help you organize your Bohol DIY tour

Day 1 – Countryside Tour 

Man-made forest

mahogany trees at man-made forest

While Bohol is full of nature’s wonders, locals have also done greatly in creating a man-made forest in Loboc. This 2-kilometer stretch of mahogany trees makes up an aesthetically pleasing background for the ‘gram. This forest stands out because of the mahogany trees’ uniformity in height, the spread of its branches, thickness and design of leaves. Your Bohol tour itinerary is not complete without this destination.

Entrance fee: Free

Philippine Tarsier and Wildlife Sanctuary

a tarsier in Philippine Tarsier and Wildlife Sanctuary

After the man-made forest, you can ask your tour guide to bring you to the Philippine Tarsier and Wildlife Sanctuary. It is a large forest home to the endangered tarsiers. Tarsiers can’t be touched but visitors are allowed to take pictures of the tarsiers except using the flash. 

Entrance fee: PHP 80/person

Chocolate Hills

stunning view of the chocolate hills

Chocolate Hills don’t need further introduction anymore as this is the image of Bohol. There are more than 1,000 symmetrical mounds, conical and dome-shaped that most people liken them to Hershey’s Kisses. It is called the Chocolate Hills not because it’s made of chocolate but because of its color.

In the rainy season, the grass blanketing the hills gives them a soft and lush appearance. While in the summer, the vegetation dies off and turns to a chocolatey brown hue, giving them their name. For a more detailed guide to Chocolate Hills, read this.

Entrance fee: PHP 50/person

Dimiao Twin Waterfalls

Dimiao Twin Waterfalls

If you’re done touring the breathtaking Chocolate Hills and that buwis-buhay picture-taking in Man-Made Forest, it’s now time to have yourself relaxed at the famous Dimiao Twin Waterfalls also known as Pahangog Twin Falls. The twin falls is about 98 feet in height and surrounded by lush vegetation, including beautiful orchids. There are also cottages for rent, with fees ranging from P50 to P100 per day.

Entrance fee: PHP 20/person

Loboc River Cruise

a cruise at the loboc river

Your Bohol itinerary wouldn’t be complete without experiencing the Loboc River Cruise. Tour guides usually bring their guests here for lunch while exploring the Loboc River. At the middle of the tour, your cruise will stop by at a place where the locals will play musical instruments and perform  traditional dances.

Budget: PHP 150 – 300/person

Blood Compact Shrine

Blood Compact Shrine monument

After lunch, you can then proceed to the Sandugo or Blood Compact Shrine monument in Tagbilaran. It is a landmark at the site of the first international treaty of friendship between Spaniards and Filipinos. This Tagbilaran tourist spot depicts Sikatuna and Legazpi at the famed Sandugo moment. 

Entrance fee: Free

Baclayon Church

facade of Baclayon Church

Also known as the Church of Immaculada Concepcion, Baclayon Church is one of the most historic places to visit in Bohol. Built in 1717, it is considered to be one of the oldest in the Philippines. Millions of white eggs were said to have been used as cement for the church. 

Entrance fee: Free


Day 2 – Island Hopping

Pamilacan Island

dolphins at pamilacan island

Your second day in Bohol must start early if you want to see the dolphins up close. There are many travel tours you can book that offer a package that includes dolphin watching. The nearest place to see dolphins in Bohol is the Pamilacan Island. 

Balicasag Island

a boat in Balicasag Island

If you want an amazing underwater world experience, consider adding Balicasag Island in your Bohol tourist spots itinerary. It is a prime diving and snorkeling spot in Bohol because of its rich marine life. Aside from colorful reefs and fishes, you can also spot sea turtles here!  

Virgin Island

beautiful sandbar at virgin island

If you want to experience a stunning sandbar in pristine waters, make sure to include Virgin Island, also known as Pontod Island, in your Bohol itinerary 2 days. With beautiful scenery at every angle, Virgin Island is the perfect place to take the vacation photo of your dreams. You may even see some dolphins around, if you’re lucky!


Day 3 – Panglao Tour

Hinagdanan Cave

majestic view of hinagdanan cave

One of the most beautiful Bohol tourist attractions is Hinagdanan Cave. It features a pool of clear water where you can swim under the stunning stalactites and stalagmites. 

Located in Dauis, it is said to have been accidentally discovered by a farmer who built a ladder to access the cave, thus the name. The light filters through the cave entrance, filling the whole area with a soothing and otherworldly glow. 

Entrance fee: PHP 100/person

Mag-aso Falls

stunning view of mag-aso falls

Surrounded by tropical flora and fauna with cool turquoise waters, this 26 feet waterfall looks like a hidden paradise. Since it’s located far from the popular Bohol tourist spots, Mag-aso Falls isn’t flocked by tourists. So if you want a quiet time enjoying the paradise, make sure to add Mag-aso Falls to your DIY Bohol tour.

Entrance fee: PHP 20/person

Alona Beach

empty Alona Beach

Your Panglao DIY Bohol tour isn’t complete without stopping by the famous Alona Beach. The beach is stunning, the water is clear blue, and the vibe is a lot like a tropical paradise. You can find here some of the most luxurious hotels, bars and restaurants. 

Entrance fee: PHP 25/person

Bohol Bee Farm

stunning view from the bohol bee farm

If you’re in the mood for a sumptuous meal made with organic ingredients, check out Bohol Bee Farm. From salads made of edible flowers, to shocking twists on local dishes, they serve everything. The best part? Eating these while enjoying the overlooking view of the sea.

Budget: PHP 200 – 500/person


Day 4 – Danao Adventure Park

Danao Adventure Park

aerial view of Danao Adventure Park

If you’re looking for a place where you can experience fun and exciting activities, Danao Adventure Park is the place to be. Here you can enjoy amazing activities here such as the zipline, bungee jumping, rappelling, paramotoring, root climbing, and various river activities.

Budget: PHP 1,000 – 3,000

Where to stay in Bohol

1. ZEN Rooms JJ’s Seafood Tagbilaran

Price range: P800 – P900 per night

2. ZEN Rooms Vest Grand Suites Bohol

Price range: P1,000 per night

3. ZEN Rooms Greenfields Inn Bohol

Price range: P1,100 per night

4. ZEN Rooms Hidden Coral Panglao

Price range: P2,300 – P3,300 per night

Please note that the rates published above are subject to change. These rates were based from the time of writing.

BONUS!

Sample Cebu Bohol Itinerary 5 days

If you’re also visiting Cebu, here’s a sample Cebu Bohol itinerary to guide you.

Day 1 – Cebu City tour

  • 7am – Leave the hotel
  • 8am – Museo Sugbo, The Heritage of Cebu Monument, Yap San Diego Ancestral House, Magellan’s Cross, Basilica Del Sto. Nino
  • 12pm – Lunch
  • 2pm – Sirao Flower Farm, Temple of Leah, Taoist Temple
  • 5pm – Back to hotel

Day 2 – Whale Shark Watching + Canyoneering

  • 6am – Leave the hotel
  • 7am – Whale Shark Watching at Oslob
  • 12pm – Lunch
  • 2pm – Canyoneering at Kawasan Falls
  • 5pm – Back to hotel

Day 3 – Bohol Countryside Tour

  • 7am – Leave Cebu
  • 10am – Man-made forest, Philippine Tarsier and Wildlife Sanctuary, Chocolate Hills, Dimiao Twin Waterfalls
  • 1pm – Loboc River Cruise
  • 2pm – Blood Compact Shrine, Baclayon Church
  • 4pm – Back to hotel

Day 4 – Island Hopping

  • 6am – Leave the hotel
  • 7am – Pamilacan Island, Balicasag Island
  • 12pm – Lunch
  • 2pm – Virgin Island
  • 4pm – Back to hotel

Day 5 – Panglao Tour

  • 7am – Leave the hotel
  • 8am – Hinagdanan Cave, Mag-aso Falls, Alona Beach
  • 12pm – Lunch at Bohol Bee Farm
  • 2pm – Back to hotel

Frequently Asked Questions About Bohol Itinerary

Q: How many days do you need in Bohol?

A:  Like other Philippine destinations, Bohol is one of the best places where you can stay for weeks. But if you don’t have a long time to spare, then three to four days should be enough to make the most of your Bohol itinerary.

Q: What is Bohol famous for?

A: Bohol is famous for its Chocolate Hills. But other than that, Bohol also boasts its pristine beaches in Panglao, the magnificent Hinagdanan Cave, and several waterfalls.

Q: Which is better, Cebu or Bohol?

A: Cebu is bigger than Bohol, which explains that there are more places to see there compared to Bohol. But Bohol is equally beautiful as the Queen City of the South.

Q: What is the best in Bohol?

A: There are many things that Bohol takes pride in, from the beautiful beaches to natural and man-made wonders such as:

  • Panglao Island
  • Chocolate Hills
  • Hinagdanan Cave
  • Loboc River
  • Bamboo Hanging Bridge
  • Man-Made Forest
  • Anda Beach
  • Blood Compact Shrine 
  • Philippine Tarsier and Wildlife Sanctuary
  • Danao Adventure Park 
  • Balicasag Island 
  • Baclayon Church
  • Dimiao Twin Waterfalls
  • Alona Beach
  • The Mirror of the World

Q: How long is the ferry ride from Cebu to Bohol?

A: Travel time from Cebu to Bohol takes about 2 hours if you’re riding the Oceanjet Ferry.

Q: Can you do a day trip to Bohol from Cebu?

A: Only 2 hours away by ferry from Cebu, Bohol makes for a perfect day trip destination so you don’t have to worry about your Cebu Bohol itinerary.

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