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Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Bohol Tour » Three Additional Exciting Things To Do In Bohol

In my previous post about our Bohol tour, I shared some details of our minor activities and stopovers. These are the common activities included in a usual Bohol Tour Package offered by resorts and travel agents. On that post, I mentioned that you have the option not to include some of those activities if you have a very limited time, but still it is up to your group.

On this post I will share to you some of the most exciting part of our Bohol Tour aside from visiting the famous Chocolate Hills, historical sites and old churches.

Here are the other three activities and sites we really enjoyed: 
  

1. Loboc River Buffet Lunch Cruise

Your trip at this wonderful part of the Philippines is not complete if you haven’t tried the buffet lunch while cruising the Loboc River. This is a very nice afternoon river scenery and fresh air break after being under the sun the whole morning while visiting the Chocolate hills and other sites. If you want it extra romantic, you can schedule this cruise at dinnertime. Perfect and romantic place to propose marriage. Meaning, this activity is best enjoyed with a group, your family or with your “somebody.” Don’t try this alone. 

This is about an hour-and-a-half cruise to the river while having an eat-all-you-can lunch. However, the dishes they served are not that superb. The buffet includes common Filipino dishes such as barbecue, chopsuey, pancit, some fruits and clam soup. 

To make the cruise more memorable, they added three singing guys with their guitar to serenade the tourists onboard. The boat also made a quick stop on a large bamboo raft on the riverbank with singing and dancing locals, mostly children. We really enjoyed this part because we even join the children in singing and we also tried dancing the tricky tinikling dance.        

2. Camwhoring at the Hinagdanan Cave

This stopover is included in our day-2 Panglao Tour activity. After visiting some churches we headed to the Hinagdanan Cave which is a natural underworld cave with natural inviting water pool inside. We go down through short man-made stair to go underneath. Our enthusiastic and friendly local guide told us that we can swim and take a dip of the fresh clean natural water inside the cave but it’s just too eerie – you can’t help but think there might be some underwater monsters underneath.

Hinagdanan Cave is located in Dauis, Panglao Island, around 10-20 minutes drive from Tagbilaran City.

3. Pasalubong Shopping at the Bohol Bee Farm

Yes, Bohol is also known for its bees. So we make sure we drop by at the Bohol Bee Farm, a simple vegetable farm that has grown into a resort that advocates organic farming. It is located in a secluded baranggay in Panglao and is a jewel for organic food buffs and herb enthusiasts. I bought some choco-coated polvoron, ube sticks and a box of guyabano tea.

We got there a little late so we haven’t got the chance to see the beehives. Instead we just spend our remaining minutes enjoying a cone of The Buzzz homemade ice cream. They have awesome flavor such as the malunggay, durian, buko, ube, pandan, spicy ginger, honeyed or halo-halo flavor. Perfect to end the exhausting but memorable day.

Also part of our escapade and the most exciting is our amazing Panglao Island hopping, which includes the exciting dolphin watching and snorkeling at the Balicasag Island – details and pictures on next post.  





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