After our arrival at the Port of Tagbilaran City, and after buying our return tickets to Cebu at the passenger terminal, we got out of the port's vicinity to find our ride around the city and other tourist spots of Bohol.
We were greeted by excited tricycle drivers as well as van for hire drivers offering their services at different rates. We negotiated for a while, also we discuss of what to do. The tricycle drivers offered lower price at around Php 1, 800. 00 for the countryside tour, van for hire drivers counter offered the same tour at Php 2, 200.00. Considering the difference of a tricycle and an aircon van, we opted for the van at a negotiated price of Php 2, 000.00 which will cover tour to Loboc River, Sevilla Hanging Bridge, Bilar Man-made Forest, Simply Butterflies Sanctuary, Tarsier Conservation Center, Chocolate Hills, Baclayon Church and the Blood Compact Shrine.
|On our way to Loboc|
Our contracted driver, Kuya Bernie was friendly, as a tourist guide should really be. He told us that though we arrived at past 11AM, we can still catch up the Lunch Buffet at the Loboc River Day Cruise. And really we were like flying from Tagbilaran City passing Albuquerque, Baclayon and Loay. Finally we reached our first stop, Loboc River.
|The big boats used as floating resto at Loboc River|
Kuya Bernie handled the booking of our Lunch Buffet at the operator he said served best food, the Riverwatch at per pax rate of Php 300.00. Aside from the buffet budget, every person also pays an entrance fee at Php 100.00. But due to the influx of tourists, we were made to wait for almost an hour prior to boarding the assigned floating resto. At 1:30 PM, we were instructed to board, at last!
|Just boarded, taken before departure|
|Now sailing along Loboc River, wow!|
|Lunch Buffet food selection. Yummy!|
After loading food at the riverside food station of the operator, Riverwatch. Lunch was ready to be served at long last! Really I was so hungry, our breakfast that day was at the Cebu City port at around 6:30 AM.
|My big plate, dig in!|
|Give me some goodie show :-)|
More of our Bohol Countryside tour next post ;-)