Bohol is one of the largest islands in the Philippines. It is known for for its captivating scenic view like the Chocolate Hills. The Philippine tarsier, amongst the world's smallest monkeys, is indigenous to the island.

Day 1

Bilar, Carmen

Bilar Man-Made Forest

The Bilar Man-Made Forest is a mahogany forest stretching 2 kilometres of densely planted mahogany trees, first and the only in the the Philippines. It is located between the town of Loboc and Bilar in Bohol. Surrrounding the man-made forest are naturally grown forests that have a thick kaleidoscope of green foliage. The area features trails and viewing decks for visitors.

Tarsier Conservation Area

The Philippine tarsier, known locally as mawmag, is a species of tarsier endemic to the Philippines. It is a small, mysterious looking and shy nocturnal mammal, and one of the smallest primates in the world. Visitors get to observe tarsiers in their natural habitat in the Conservation Area, often hanging vertically in the trees.

Chocolate Hills

The Chocolate Hills are a geological formation on Bohol island. There are at least 1,260 hills but there may be as many as 1,776 hills spread over an area of more than 50 square kilometres. They are covered in green grass that turns brown (like chocolate) during the dry season, hence the name. The Chocolate Hills is a famous tourist attraction of Bohol. They are featured in the provincial flag and seal to symbolize the abundance of natural attractions in the province.

Day 2

Tagbilaran City, Dauis

Baclayon Church

Baclayon Church is a Roman Catholic Church which was founded by the Jesuit priest Juan de Torres and Gabriel Sánchez in 1596. It became the oldest Christian settlement in Bohol. The church, built out of coral stones, is a cross shaped (cruciform) church with its juncture or crossing surmounted by a pyramidal wall. The complex is strategically located facing the sea. The church has been declared a National Cultural Treasure.

Blood Compact

The Blood Compact Monument is a well-known statue depicting a famous blood compact from 1565. Blood compact was an ancient ritual in the Philippines intended to seal a friendship or treaty, or to validate an agreement. The contracting parties would cut their wrists and pour their blood into a cup filled with liquid, such as wine, and drink the mixture.

Panglao Island

Panglao island is located southwest of the island of Bohol. Panglao has a terrain that ranges from plain, hilly to mountainous. One interesting geological feature found in the island is the Hinagdanan Cave which has an underground water source. Panglao island is one of the main tourist destinations in the Philippines. Alona Beach is the most popular tourist spot on the island, noted for its white sand and clear water. There are also a lot of activities such as scuba-diving, island hopping, dolphin watching, snorkeling, kitesurfing and fishing.

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