Eco-tour "à la carte" –
Bohol Island, the Rajah Sikatuna
The islands surrounding
Cebu, in the center of the Visayas, are greatly appreciated by people
who especially like to trek and like to dive.
is an oval shaped
island located in the South East part of Cebu city, accessible by boat.
It is famous for its churches, old typical houses, natural beauty such
Chocolate hills, the Loboc River, several preserved National Parks,
and, of course, the Tarsier, a tiny primate with huge eyes.
Bohol is also famous for its
beautiful beaches, especially the very nice beaches of Panglao Island,
and its diving sites.
Note worthy, the provincial
government of Bohol has defined a policy to foster the development of
sustainable tourism (The Quality Standard for Sustainable Tourism of
The Rajah Sikatuna National
Park (in the center of the island) is a heaven for nature lovers,
trekkers, and a bird-watcher’s paradise. It is the wildest remaining
forest in Bohol. These forested limestone areas were recognized and
declared a National Park under Proclamation in July 10, 1987. The park
is now known as the Rajah Sikatuna Protected Landscape (RSPL) or
Magsaysay Park as renamed by the DENR (Department of Environment and
Natural Resources). Wildlife is undisturbed to roam free. With a total
land area of 9,023 hectares, it is mainly composed of forests. The
development of the RSPL is directed towards three objectives: Potable
water sources and irrigation; Biodiversity reserves; Eco-tourism.
We propose several
activities such as the exploration of the Park with a scientific guide
to discover and observe various species of rare birds, the butterfly
sanctuary, monkeys, bats, plants, trees and the famous tarsiers.
The trip to Carmen offers
many scenic views including the forest and the rice fields bordering
Next to RSPL, the Chocolate
Hills, numbering more than 1200, are located in the center of Bohol.
They are of various heights, the highest being 120 meters high. Their
name comes from the color of the foliage during the dry season (from
January to May). Moreover around RSPL, there is the amazing untouched
tropical paradise of the Loboc River where you can swim in the
waterfalls or see springs.
You can go from Cebu to
Bohol in 2 hours by the “fast boat”.
customized Eco-tour, adjusted to your needs, from half-a-day tour to a
two-day-tour including the possibility of staying with a Filipino
family for the night. Please ask for a quotation.