This is the second part of my “Planning Our Trip to Bohol” Series. This post will tackle my DIY Bohol Itinerary to cover our 4D/3N trip there taking into consideration that we have Bunny with us as well.
My knowledge of Bohol destinations is quite limited to the Chocolate Hills, Churches, Tarsier Conservation Area and Loboc River Cruise. So again I checked out TripAdvisor and some other blog posts I came across and basically have a rough itinerary in mind:
Day 1/2 – Alona Beach in Panglao and transpo to Tagbilaran City
Day 2 PM – rest after transpo and dinner
Day 3 – Countryside Tour
Day 4 – Pasalubong/Transpo to Airport
The reason why I allotted Day and 2 for Panglao is because our plane will land around 11 AM there and we will probably get there a little after lunch. The whole afternoon will be dedicated then to beach activities or bumming around since we can’t do much since Bunny’s just a year old. The beach part is also a special request from E, he’s such a beach bum person. As for Day 2, after our check out we can still do some things but again after checking my favorite travel tool, Google Maps, transpo to our Tagbilaran Hotel might take an hour and Bunny usually has an afternoon nap to catch. This will also give us time to unpack and rest for a jam packed Day 3.
Day 3 is where the actual touring begins. I have checked most DIY trips and the usual destinations include churches, Chocolate Hills, Butterfly Sanctuary, Tarsier Conservation Area, and the River Cruise. Most recommend hiring a van or a guided tour so I’ve also considered these for our tour.
Day 4 again will be a slow day, a bit of Pasalubong Shopping and packing/fixing things (I am already assuming that I will do this since I am the planner/organizer in the family). Check out is around 12PM which gives us just enough time to fix up, run errands if needed, and go to the airport.
Overall I’m foreseeing expenses at around P20-25k (except air fare):
Hotel/Accommodations – Php 6,000 (Php 2,800 Alona/Php 2800 Tagbilaran
Van Rentals – Php 3,000
Transpo – Php 4,000
Food – Php 1,500/day (less breakfast which will be free from Hotels)
Pasalubong – Php 2,500 (not really a pasalubong type of person)
Misc – Php 2,500