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I love road trips.
And Bohol is such an ideal place to do that whether with family or friends.
There are so many places to explore and there is always something for everyone.
Whether for small groups of friends or family or couples, all you need is a willing driver, a bit of research, and a map. And with that;
- You get to travel at your own pace.
- You can choose your own adventures to cater to what the group like
- Spontaneity and detours are welcome!
- And frankly, it is faster and more way convenient to travel for small groups
Here is a suggested DIY trip especially if you are traveling first time to Bohol
If you want to cover a lot, it’s best to have an early start. You can pick up or have your car rental delivered to your accommodation.
1st stop: Hinagdanan cave in panglao
If you are staying in Panglao, the best first stop is Hinagdanan Cave. This is for you if you haven’t been to cave pools. If you go early, you might avoid the crowd too.
And you can take a quick dip there if you like.
2nd stop: Baclayon church and museum
If you are into history or architecture, this is a perfect stop since this is just by the highway.
Did you know that this is one of the oldest churches in the Philippines? There are a lot of antiques and other religious items displayed in their museum. There are also local guides to tell you the history of the place.
3rd stop: PHILIPPINE Tarsier Sanctuary
Tarsiers is the Philippines’ most iconic animal because of its distinct features and personality.
While some tarsiers are in other parts of the mid-to-southern Philippines, Bohol is mostly known for having these creatures. One of the biggest tarsier sanctuaries created to preserve and educate people about these creatures is located in Bohol, in the town of corella.
A must-visit if it is your first time.
It can be underwhelming since they are really small and pretty much sleeping because they are nocturnal. However, take time to listen to the guides and know more about them so you’ll appreciate them more!
4th stop: Loboc river cruise or fox & firefly cottages and Stand-U Paddling
The best place to stop for lunch for your road trip is in Loboc!
The most popular way to eat lunch there is through the river cruises which feature a buffet of Filipino food and a serenade and dances by the locals.
Another alternative however if you want to avoid foot traffic is Firefly Fox Cottage‘s restaurant which offers healthier local food options.
They also have activities like standup paddling and kayaking through the river. One of my fav activities in the place.
5th stop: Pass by the Man-made forest or visit rajah sikatuna protected landscape to meet philippine macaques
On your way to the chocolate hills, you will pass by the man-made forest, so-called “man-made” since it is a reforestation project.
If you want to explore Bohol’s forest, you can go to the Rajah Sikatuna Protected Landscape and do a few hours of trekking or just meet the Philippine Long-tailed Macaques.
6th stop: Chocolate Hills and ATV
Of course, have you ever been to Bohol if you haven’t been to the Chocolate Hills?
You can go to the overview deck which provides a 360 view of the thousand little hills. Expect a crowd, especially during the weekends. They also have a restaurant and several souvenir shops there.
Another way to see the hills if you are feeling adventurous is via an ATV. this is perfect for friends and is such a fun way of seeing the chocolate hills up close.
Here’s what this road trip would look like:
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Have a nice and safe ride!
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