September 12th, 2009 – by: shraime88
Well this trip was planned a week before ;) It just popped into my mind to treat my husband who was going home for the weekend a trip to Bohol
. For 1076/head good for 3 pax (rates vary on how many pax you can actually get lesser if you are on a group)you can already have a countryside tour for 8 hours and lunch included. He arrived here at Cebu
at around 11:00 pm on September 11 and we woke up 4:30 on the twelfth to get ready for our trip :) He wasn't able to get enough rest i could say :) anyway we went to Pier 1 took the ocean jet and for an hour and a half watched the waves as we made our way. We arrived at Bohol Pier and our fetch named Bem was waiting.
(I booked a car rental via the internet and was so happy we had a very accomodating driver and tourist guide you can ask me for his number or website) First stop was the blood compact shrine wherein we posed with the statues. Then off to Baclayon Church we go where if you take a picture of the wall you can see a figure of Fr. Pio. To enter the church you must be wearing a conservative attire not showing off much skin, but no worries because they have shawls to cover you if you weren't able to bring jackets. Then to the museum we went where old items from the church like bells, altar things, bibles, statues, musical instruments, and many other antique things are found NOTE: cameras are not allowed inside and so the best way to see it is going to Baclayon Museum if you visit bohol.
Next stop was chocolate hills where we walked our way through the long steps and jumped for the cam. :) Then we headed to the giant python a 25 foot python named PRONY, Marimar was also there doing her lipsynct and dance moves :) Butterfly Sanctuary was both an educational and fun tour. We got to learn about their habitat and we even learned the way male butterflies court the girls through a scent released by them. (It smells like chocolate) We were able to hold the butterflies (You can see they are by pairs because it was mating time and we interrupted them for the sake of picture taking :) The guide told us to be careful in holding them though as to not separate them) Then we headed to the Loboc River for our 1 hour lunch cruise with a serenade and we got to stop to watch a batch of people singing and dancing.
It was really a very awesome experience especially for my husband who was very thankful we were there. After our sumptuous lunch we headed to our tarsier trip and had loads of pictures taken :)
Then we went over the hanging bridge and passed our way to the other side where you can pay to watch the buko (coconut) king peel the coconut using his teeth..we went side trip to the ancestral house of Clarin whom they said was a former senator (I am not really sure about this though because the house is really very old and full of old stuffs including beds, urinal, dressers and there is even a way to the basement from the masters bedroom which was now transformed into a restaurant. Then we haven't notice that the time is actually up and it was time to go home but before that we went to Aproniana Souvenir Shop( Our guide Kuya Bem told us it was expensive here and that they can actually get a percent of the things that their customers will be buying) not to buy souvenirs but just to have a look at the place :) We already bought souvenirs along the way where items are sold for cheaper prices. And so these concludes our day tour in Bohol :) Such a wonderful place to be.