The Abatan River Village Tour takes the visitor on a scenic, entertaining and educational tour down five municipalities of the province ??" Antequera, Balilihan, Catigbian, Cortes, and Maribojoc. Each of the towns has a cultural dance and theater group that presents a production number at each stop. There are not really specific Indigenous villages, it is more of a community display of their hist ...
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Watching golden pteroptyx macdermotti fireflies float in the mangrove forests of Bohol, Philippines is one of nature's most bewitching spectacles. Yet it may not be long before the lights go out.
Paddle amid quiet mangrove tunnels by day, and wait for fireflies to light up the trees at night. The kayak tours in Abatan River help sustain the local community, who work together to protect the river and its mangroves.
The river was quiet, save for the choir of crickets and the pull of our paddles in the water. On either side were mangroves bending, with their dark, spindly arms reaching out to each other and forming a vivid leafy ceiling above us.
Beneath us, the river was a perfect mirror, the mangroves roots seemingly growing down into new trees. It was a sight not unlike those fro ...
Visayas is home to many popular and beautiful travel destinations, with Boracay being the most well-known. But while these destinations may be understandably on travelers' bucket lists, Visayas has many more places worth exploring, though lesser-known.
Below are some of these places you might consider for your next trip.
Cave pools and beaches of Anda, Bohol
Bohol is most known for its iconic Chocolate Hills. And, in terms of beaches, Panglao comes top of mind among tourists.
For those who want to see more beyond the usual itinerary, head to Anda, which is east of Tagbilaran, the p ...
THE UNCHARTERED ISLAND
The island of Bohol is known for its uncanny brown hills, and tiny wide-eyed small primates, but it doesn't stop there. This little province situated beside its more popular sister, Cebu, offers so much more if you're keen to explore beyond Tagbilaran City.
Aside from that, I've never encountered any Boholanos who wouldn't exchange smiles and would treat you as a stranger. It really felt like I was at home.
Another thing that's so special about this trip is that this is my first out-of-town trip with Lester! He wasn't the type of person interested in traveling, ...
Push! Don't forget to push!
That was our guide Rey reminding us of the right way to paddle. I sank the blade into the water and gently pulled back on my side, while the other arm followed with a push. Then, the other side, I sank the blade again, and pulled, and pushed. Chicken! It was an easy left-right-left-right routine, all I needed was to balance on the kayak, keep the rhythm in working the blades, and cross fingers that the guide won't stop paddling or the kayak won't move upstream.
The location: the Abatan River in Maribojoc, about 10 kilometers away from Tagbilaran City. For the ...
Deep in the silent forest in Bohol, beside the river stands this majestic tree that is unbelievably glowing in the dark. You may call this unreal, but its super real! There is actually a growing in the dark tree in Bohol.
You can watch it, you can take pictures of it (flash is prohibited), but you can never go into it because you will disturb the tree and it won't glow in one area anymore.
Just like in the movies, this destination is so magical.
The reason why this tree, the "Pagat-pat" tree is glowing is that, there are actually hundreds or thousand of fireflies flying around and res ...