We woke up early in the morning to catch the first ferry going to Bohol. We occupied a seat at the top deck to see the view. We were mesmerized by the calmness of the sea, the sweet smell of the sea breeze and the first few rays of the morning sun shining like gold in the sea. The panorama made us appreciate the beauty of God’s creation; we cuddled each other and waited until we reached our destination.
We arrived at the port around 8AM and we’re fetched by Dan who became our tour guide on the duration of our stay. Upon arriving at Olman’s View Resort, we were welcomed by the receptionist and they guided us to our room.
We booked a package tour because we wanted to have a hassle free vacation, it’s our honeymoon anyway. The package includes accommodation for 2 nights and 3 days, free breakfast, countryside and Panglao tour.
We ate our breakfast and off we went to the following destinations:
First stop, Dauis Church
Also known as the Our Lady of Assumption Church. It has a well in front of the altar that has continuous supply of water which is claimed to cure illnesses.
Second stop, Blood Compact Site
The spot where Miguel Lopez de Legaspi (a Spaniard explorer) and Datu Sikatuna performed the blood compact in March 16, 1565. Blood compact was a ritual of drinking the blood of one another to seal a pact.
Also known as Immaculate Conception Church and considered as one of the oldest churches in the Philippines. It has a detached bell tower and a dungeon below.
Fourth stop, Tarsier Sanctuary
Considered the smallest nocturnal primate with large eyes and long limbs. They are living in some parts of S.E.A. including the Philippines.
It’s middle of the day and half way of our tour when we arrived at Loboc
Fifth stop, Loboc River Cruise
Loboc is known for their buffet meal and river cruise. Here you can eat while cruising along the river with live music at the background and a traditional dance performance from the locals at the middle of the cruise.
Sixth stop, Bilar Man-made Forest
Mahogany trees were strategically planted within the 2km stretch of Loboc and Bilar. These were all planted in year 2007 that’s why most of them are similar in height.
Seventh stop, Chocolate Hills
The top tourist spot here in Bohol that was formed ages ago. More than 1,000 hills of green grass that turns brown during summer.
For our final destination, we went to Island Souvenirs for souvenir shopping and bought their famous peanut kisses. We also had our dinner at Villa Alzhun where we ate their yummy pansit.
It was one jam-packed tour. We were exhausted (my hubby even had a body massage before retiring) but we definitely enjoyed this day. Aside from stuffed stomach, our minds were filled with amazing facts and our eyes were bursting with spectacular view of Bohol.
(you may check our budget for this tour A Lot of First)