River Tours
Experience fun and exciting river adventures around the Philippines with these river tubing and rafting tours. Plunge into the cold waters of Malumpati, or go on an adrenaline-pumping tube ride in the river of Nagtipunan.

River Tours

Experience fun and exciting river adventures around the Philippines with these river tubing and rafting tours. Plunge into the cold waters of Malumpati, or go on an adrenaline-pumping tube ride in the river of Nagtipunan.
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Ulot River Samar Extreme Boat Adventure | With Lunch & Transfers

Ride the rapids and prepare to get wet on this adrenaline-pumping Torpedo Extreme Boat Ride on Ulot River in Samar. If you are up for an extreme adventure while vacationing in the province, then this exciting activity is perfect for you.  The tour begins after your driver fetches you from your accommodation in Tacloban and takes you straight to Samar Island Natural Park. This 333,300-hectare protected area nestles several of the province’s popular landmarks, including Ulot River. Once you arrive at the drop-off site, you will stop by the registration booth, where you will be given safety gear, before you board your boat to begin your adventure. Each boat can carry a maximum of five guests, and together with you is a guide, a watchman, and the captain. The boat is motorized, making it steadily fast as it goes against the current of the river. If this is your first time trying this activity, no need to worry because as action-packed as this tour is, it is also very safe.  First, you will be navigating Ulot River, the longest river in Samar spanning 90 kilometers. Enjoy its astonishing biodiversity and lush, verdant forests lining the riverbanks. Marvel at the scenic view of the area while speeding along the calm waters of Ulot river.   After several kilometers of calmness comes to the rapids. Prepare yourself for a wet and wild adventure as your boat cuts through the green-hued river, where you will encounter splashes and strong bumps. The rage goes on until you reach Deni’s Point. Once you get there, you will be trekking the rock formations. Here, you can swim, do cliff diving, and take lots of pictures. The strong current of the river is what makes this part exciting. Make sure to try all the fun activities before heading back to the jump-off point. You will then get back on the road and be taken back to your accommodation. Prepare for an exciting boat ride on Ulot River in Samar with this guided day tour that will surely get your adrenaline pumping. Check the availability by choosing a date.

Duration:
9 hours
Available:
All year
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Masbate Ranch Tour & River Cruise I With White Beach Side Trip

Discover Masbate’s hidden gems when you join this full-day tour. Experience the New Zealand vibes of Masbate as you explore the province’s rich green highlands and ranches. This tour will take you on a river cruise and bring you to one of Masbate’s top white sand beaches. Meet your private van transfer and local guide at your accommodation in Masbate City. Once picked up, your tour guide will run you through the day’s itinerary. Feel free to ask your guide for suggestions on other activities you try on each destination. Your first stop will be Sese Brahman’s Ranch. The trip to this ranch will give you a glimpse of a serene pastoral lifestyle surrounded by cattle, horses, and other livestock. The green rolling hills and animals will make you feel like you’ve been transported to New Zealand. Your next stop will be the Fazenda da Esperanza (Farm of Hope). This is no ordinary farm; Fazenda da Esperanza is a one-of-a-kind rehabilitation facility for drug-users and alcoholic. You will learn how the patients are taught alternative means of livelihood such as processing milk and other dairy products.  Afterward, enjoy a relaxing river cruise with a complimentary lunch at the Lumawig River. Savor the hearty meal, sit back and relax and take a moment to appreciate the serene atmosphere. Be mesmerized by the beauty of the river, and be sure to take photos during the cruise to immortalize your experience.  Concluding your Masbate adventure is a stop at the Paraiso de Palani Beach Villas. You can enjoy the afternoon chilling at the beach or taking a refreshing dip in its sparkling waters. Make the most out of your beach trip before heading back to Masbate City. Explore the outskirts of Masbate and experience the top attractions of the province by joining this tour. Check the availability by choosing a date.

Duration:
9 hours
Available:
All year
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Albay Half-Day Eco-Tour | Jovellar Cave, River & Falls

Go off-road and explore the vibrant environment of Albay with this half-day eco-tour trip to the beautiful town of Jovellar. Taking you to the town’s cave, river, and falls, this jam-packed activity appeals to anyone craving from some adventure and exciting day out in the open.  If you’re going solo, you can pick the motorcycle back ride as your local ride for this trip. Those who are going in groups can opt to ride in either a jeepney or a tricycle. After you are picked up within the town of Donsol, you will head to the Jovellar Underground River. You will then be transferred to a bamboo raft here. From the jump-off point, you will be led through the cavern to witness the stunning rock formation and stalactites that shimmer in the darkness.  The cavern is around 150 meters long. In some parts of the cave, you can find bats in their natural habitat. You can also indulge in the beauty of the rock columns and formations housed in the area while on the way. At the far end of the subterranean waterway, you will discover a two-tier underground falls.  Feel free to dip in the cold water and just lounge by the shore, observing the nice view. If you’re the adventure-seeking type of traveler, you can go cliff jumping on the gorge and land in the deep blue-green waters. If you plan to pack up early or if you’re lucky to have extra time, you can visit Mayanpayan Hills. The climb is a bit steep, but the panoramic view and fresh air you get to experience at the top is worth every step. Afterward, you will be taken back to the jump-off point and ride your way back to Donsol.  Pack your swimming essentials and underwater camera for an exciting cave, river, falls, and a side trip to Jovellar in the province of Albay. Check availability by choosing a date.

Duration:
7 hours
Available:
All year
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Bohol Loboc River Half-Day Private Cruise | With Buffet Lunch

Cruise through the calming and beautiful waters of Loboc, Bohol as you enjoy the surrounding greenery while feasting on a sumptuous buffet lunch on board. This activity is a perfect add-on to your day tours, especially if you’re an outdoor person who loves being around nature. The trip will start once your tour guide picks you up within the Panglao area. From there, you will head straight to the town proper of Loboc. It is located roughly 41 kilometers away, giving you plenty of time to enjoy the local scenery. Upon arriving, you will be assisted to the entrance of the Floating Restaurant, where a sumptuous buffet lunch is waiting for you. Indulge yourself in Asian dishes that vary from various platters of pork, chicken, seafood, pasta, and fresh fruits and veggies.  Once settled in your seats, your hour-long cruise will begin. There will be local performers who will lighten up the atmosphere with a folk presentation during your cruise. Along the way, you will be able to pass by the different trees and plants lining up Loboc River. You might also see some local children playing and swimming by the shore, waving their hellos to the boats passing by. At the end of the route, you will be rewarded with a stunning view of Busay Falls. The falls are a mere 12 meters in width and four meters in depth, although it seemed much smaller when seen from a distance. You will stopover for a bit by the falls for some quick photos. Afterward, you may continue enjoying the view and take photos of your cruise before you return back to your hotel.  Explore the lush greeneries along Loboc River in Bohol with a memorable and one-of-a-kind cruising experience on this private half-day tour. Check availability by choosing a date.

Duration:
4 hours
Available:
All year
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Malumpati Cold Spring & Bugang River Tour | Tubing in Boracay

Ride the rapids of the Bugang River and take a dip in the Malumpati Cold Spring on this exciting river adventure in Boracay. Experience the thrill of river tubing and go for a refreshing splash in the cleanest river in the Philippines. This tour is perfect for travelers who want to make the most out of their Boracay vacation and thrill-seekers looking for an exhilarating adventure.  You will be picked from your accommodation in Boracay. Sit back and relax during the transit and listen closely as your tour guide briefs you on your itinerary. You will be dropped off at Pandan, Antique where an exciting river adventure awaits you. The 4-kilometer Bugang River is recognized as the cleanest inland body of water in the Philippines. Malumpati Cold Spring is the main swimming area of the river. Malumpati boasts a natural aquamarine pool with refreshing cold water. Treat yourself to a relaxing time by diving in and swimming in the cool waters of Malumpati.  After you’ve had your fill of Malumpati Cold Spring, it’s time to take your tour up a notch and go river-tubing. For this activity, you will be riding the waters of Bugang River on a giant donut and float downstream.  Enjoy the short trek to the jump-off point at top of the spring. You and your guide will follow the trail beside Bugang River. Take this chance to marvel at the pristine forest around you and see for yourself why Bugang is the cleanest river in the country. You will go on a short detour to the river headspring, the mystical Blue Lagoon. Swimming is not allowed here; simply admire the stunning turquoise water and snap photos before heading back to the tubing jump-off point. You will meet the seasoned tubers who will be guiding you throughout this adventure. You will be provided with your inflatable tubes and briefed on the safety regulations. Before you begin tubing,  Now, get on your tube and brace yourself for a heart-pumping ride. Unlike rafting, you will be floating on an inflatable donut down the scenic Bugang River. Let the current and rapids carry you on an exhilarating ride downriver. No need to worry as your guide will be with you during the water excursion to keep you safe. Enjoy the adrenaline rush, this experience will surely be one for the books. The Malumpati Cold Spring and Bugang River adventure is suitable for all ages. Make the most out of your Boracay adventure by booking this tour. Check the availability by choosing a date.

Duration:
8 hours
Available:
All year
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Tibiao Antique Full-Day Eco-Adventure | With Lunch & Transfers from Boracay

Be surrounded by nature on this eco-friendly full-day adventure to Tibiao in Antique from Boracay. If you’re looking forward to escaping the beach party scene of Boracay and enjoy a day of peace and quiet, then this tour is just for you. Your driver will fetch you at your hotel in Boracay island and take you on a boat trip to the mainland. From there, you will be driven to the town of Tibiao in the neighboring province of Antique. You will first visit the Calawag Mountain Resort, nestled on the highlands of Tibiao. The resort offers a wide variety of family-friendly services, from full-body massages to kawa hot baths. Upon arriving at the resort, you will first plunge into the cool waters of the Bugtong Bato River. Feel free to leisurely wade in the waters here, but if you’re up for some adrenaline-pumping activity, make sure to try river-tubing. This activity, which is similar to river rafting, will take you on a free-floating experience along the river while enjoying Tibiao’s beauty lining the banks. Once done, you will visit the nearby waterfalls. Bugtong Bato Waterfalls, a multi-tiered falls accessible by a short trek, is frequently visited during the summer season. The water cascading from the falls can rejuvenate your body and relieve your stress. You can explore three out of seven of its waterfalls during the tour before you take your lavish lunch in the middle of the river. You will then take a bath in a ‘kawa’, a huge wok steaming over a calm fire. Dip in the steaming water and soak in the serenity of the surroundings. After you’ve had your fill of the bath, you can try optional activities such as the Lambaklad fishing activity, where you’ll join fishermen on a raft. Try the zipline, as well, which will give you an overlooking view of Panay island. From the resort, you will then head to the Tibiao Museum, a place where you can catch a glimpse of the historical aspect of the town, before making your way back to your hotel in Boracay island. Grab this adrenaline-pumping tour of Tibiao, Antique from Boracay. Check availability by choosing a date.

Duration:
10 hours
Available:
All year
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Nagtipunan Quirino Highlights | Full-Day Cruising, Spelunking, & Sightseeing

Get ready to be soaked on this full-day water adventure in Nagtipunan in Quirino. Taking you river tubing, cruising, and cliff jumping, this package best appeals to adrenaline junkies wanting to get the best experience while in the province. You will be meeting your guide at the meet-up point in the morning. From there, you will make your way to the first destination on the list — Siitan Nature's Park. Siitan Nature's Park is nestled in the northern end of the town of Nagtipunan. Here, you'll be seeing various rock formations along the Siitan River, a Hall of Fame Awardee for Cleanest Inland Bodies of Water in the country.  Once you reach the river, you will start your water tubing adventure. Similar to rafting, this activity will take you on a cruise down the river aboard an interyor, a tire’s inner tube. Let yourself be carried away by the current as you enjoy the lush forest lining the riverbank. No need to worry for beginners, though, as your tour guide will be with you along the way.  After the relaxing river cruise, you will get back to the road and head over to the Diamond Cave. The cave itself is located around a kilometer away from the main road of Barangay Landingan. You will be passing through the relaxing sceneries of the village before you reach the mouth of the cave.  Once you reach the entrance, you will then begin your spelunking adventure. Be amazed at the distinctive stalagmites and stalactites that will greet you upon your arrival inside. You will also pass through an area where the rocks gleam under the light, thanks to water dews. After about an hour or so depending on your pace, you will reach the other end of the cave and make your way back to the road to Landingan View Point.  The viewpoint sits atop a hill, providing visitors with an excellent vantage point of Quirino. Breathe in the fresh air here and take plenty of photos too, as you enjoy the 360-degree views of the town. Before going home, you will make a quick stopover at the Pasalubong Center to shop for souvenirs and goodies. Pack your cameras on this jam-packed excursion of the town of Nagptipunan in Quirino. Check availability by choosing a date.

Duration:
8 hours
Available:
All year
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Taklong Island Day Tour & Guimaras Land Highlights | With Lunch

Come along and join this one-of-a-kind day trip that will introduce you to some of the must-see places found in Guimaras Island. This tour is perfect for travelers seeking adventure in both land and water. The tour begins after you are picked up from your resort or hotel in Guimaras. If you stay outside the area, you will meet your guide at Jordan Wharf. Pose for a creative shot once you arrive at the Guimaras Landmark Icon. Afterward, you will be taken to Brgy. San Roque, where our boat awaits you for your exciting island-hopping tour. While on board, appreciate the sea breeze and the blue waters on your way to Taklong Island National Marine Reserve. Once you arrive, explore the island, swim to your heart’s content, and chill by the floating cottage. Then, you will proceed to the Piagao and Balas Balabag Beaches where you can continue swimming or simply relax. Before returning, you have the opportunity to experience the Suba Malawig Eco Tour that will take you to a sandbar in the middle of the sea by cruising the river. Replenish your energy as a hearty lunch is served to you at the beach resort, enjoy the delicious meal while enjoying a good view of the island. You will continue your tour of Guimaras with a visit to the remains of the 18th century Spanish-colonial Guisi Lighthouse. Your next stop is the Trappist Monastery where you can buy souvenirs and delicacies made by the monks and a trip to the windmills of San Lorenzo Wind Farm. You will cap off the tour with a trip to the Mango Market to have a taste of the sweetest mangoes in the country, and perhaps the world. Discover some of the best places to visit in Guimaras Island when you join this tour. Check availability by choosing a date above.

Duration:
8 hours
Available:
All year
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Puerto Princesa Underground River Tour in Palawan with Lunch

Puerto Princesa, Palawan — Get ready to explore the hidden treasures within the pitch dark depths of Puerto Princesa Underground River. This boat trip is open for anyone who wants to explore the spectacular limestone landscape of Palawan’s prized attraction. Early in the morning, you will travel from your hotel within Puerto Princesa City to Sabang Wharf in the comfort of an air-conditioned van. Sabang serves as the main gateway to the Subterranean River National Park. There, a motorized boat will be waiting for you and will take you to the mouth of the cave. There will be paddle boats on standby at the entrance of the cave. You will be transferred to these vessels which will take you inside the river. Beforehand, a lifejacket, headgear, and audio device will be given to you. The Underground River is considered as one of the world's most impressive cave systems in the country, so expect to see several naturally carved rock formations on its walls. Your boatman will point to you various shapes these rocks form such as a naked lady, dinosaur skull, the last supper, the candle, to name a few. Other than the rocks, the stunning stalactites and stalagmites will catch your attention. The dazzling crystals and minerals, plus the cathedral-like caverns and halls will also leave you speechless. While enjoying the breathtaking view, listen to the audio device given to you for further information about the river. The river stretches up to 8.2 kilometers, but only 4.3 is open to the public as the remaining part lacks oxygen, making it too risky for visitors to go beyond. This part of the river is home to a few species like bats, birds, and reptiles. When looking up, be careful not to open your mouth as bats may come dropping. After that awe-inspiring underground river cruise, you will return to Sabang Wharf where a buffet lunch will be waiting for you. Climb aboard on this incredibly amazing ride amidst the cave walls of Puerto Princesa Underground River. Check availability by choosing a date above.

Duration:
8 hours
Available:
All year
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Bohol Full-Day Pilgrimage Tour | With Lunch and River Cruise

Set your sights on iconic Bohol churches on this full-day pilgrimage tour filled with the province’s rich history and striking architecture. This tour is for everyone who wants to go on a sightseeing expedition, all while enjoying the religious side of Bohol. You will be picked up from your hotel and will be driven to Baclayon to start your expedition. The town is home to one of the most widely visited churches in the province, Our Lady of Immaculate Conception. This structure is considered to be one of the oldest in the Philippines as it was completed in 1727. It is said that 200 forced laborers built the church and used coral stones and egg whites in the construction. Next, you will travel to Albur to visit Sta. Monica Church. The majestic edifice is known for its strong arches, characterized as “de grandes dimensiones,” that support a passageway connecting the church to the convent. What sets Sta. Monica apart from the others is its sophisticated designs and its manually-carved altar. The third church in your itinerary is Loboc Church that dates back to 1602. The structure’s baroque-style façade will welcome you upon your arrival. As you step inside, you will surely be impressed by the naïve paintings on its ceiling. From there, you will be taken to Our Lady of Assumption Parish Church in Dauis. This structure boasts of its mixed architectural styles, one of which is the Gothic. After offering a small prayer here, the tour van will take you to Panglao, where the St. Augustine Parish Church is located. The building dates back to the Spanish era because of its vintage style. You will see a watchtower beside it which, in fact, is believed to be among the tallest in the country. You will then drop by the St. Joseph, the Worker Cathedral in Tagbilaran. The church was established back in 1767, burned to the ground over three decades later, but rebuilt and enlarged in 1855. The last leg of the pilgrimage stops at the Holy Trinity Parish Church in Loay. This cathedral’s main features are its two facades, mural paintings on the ceiling depicting scenes in the Bible, and a three-story bell tower. You will then enjoy a sumptuous lunch at a floating restaurant in Loay River before heading back to the hotel. Explore all the best churches in Bohol as you travel around the province on this family-friendly tour. Check availability by choosing a date.

Duration:
8 hours
Available:
All year
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Malumpati Cold Spring Water Adventure | Day Tour from Boracay

Get ready to enjoy the picturesque scenery of the province of Antique on this day trip to Malumpati Cold Spring from Boracay. If you want to take a break from the party island and experience something different, this tour is perfect for you. The tour begins when you are picked up from your accommodation in Boracay. From there, you will go to the mainland, to Pandan, Antique where the Malumpati Cold Spring is located. On the way, your guide will give you some information on what to expect during the day. Feel free to ask for recommendations on other activities that you can do in the area. You will pass by Bugang River. Also known as the blue lagoon, it is dubbed as one of the cleanest inbound waters in the country. It may also be one of the cleanest rivers in the world. The place is close to the Pandan Water District Pumping station that served as home to several species of hornbills and butterflies. Upon arriving at Malumpati, you will be welcomed by the clear blue waters of the cold spring. Make sure to take some photos before changing into your swimming attire and soaking in the refreshing waters of the spring. If you need a more exciting activity, you will be glad to know that you will do some water tubing. You will ride a rubber tube and let the river current take you downstream. On some months, when water tubing is not available, you will get to try riding an ATV to explore the spectacular countryside of Antique. A barbecue lunch is included in this tour to replenish your energy. You can swim again afterward, or just choose to chill in the cold spring for further relaxation. Your trip ends when your guide takes you back to Boracay. Discover why Malumpati Cold Spring is a great day trip from Boracay. Check availability by choosing a date above.

Duration:
7,5 hours
Available:
All year
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Bohol Day Trip | With Buffet Lunch and Transfers from Cebu

Hop aboard a water and land escapade to Bohol on this private day trip straight from the island of Cebu. If you are done exploring the beauty of Cebu and are looking for an excursion out of the province, then this tour is the perfect tour to book. After being picked up from your accommodation in Cebu City or Mactan early in the morning, you will head to the port and board a ferry that will take you to Tagbilaran. Once you arrive in Bohol, you will immediately proceed to your first stop: the Blood Compact Shrine. This historical monument portrays the Sandugo ceremony performed in 1565 by chieftain Datu Sikatuna and Spanish explorer Miguel Lopez de Legazpi. They drank a mixture of their blood and wine as a symbolic act to seal their friendship. It is considered to be the first treaty between the Philippines and Spain. From the shrine, you will continue to Baclayon Church, the second oldest stone church in the country. This National Cultural Treasure was built using coral stones and more than a million egg whites. You will then be driven to Loboc River for a paddleboarding session. The calm waters of the river are perfect for beginners. No need to worry if you haven't experienced Stand-Up Paddleboarding (SUP) yet as your guide will assist you every step of the way.  Once you are done with the hour-long SUP activity, muster your appetite as you dig into a lunch buffet on the Loboc Floating Restaurant. You will feast on freshly prepared Filipino dishes while the river cruise begins. You will also be entertained with an onboard cultural dance presentation from the locals.  More adventure awaits after you finish lunch and head off to meet the tarsiers at the Tarsier Sanctuary between the towns of Sikatuna and Corella. From there, you will make your way to Sevilla, where the 40-meter long Sipatan Twin Hanging Bridge is located. The bridge is made solely of bamboo slats and held only by steel cables 20 meters above the Loboc River. Other places of interest you will be dropping by includes the Butterfly Sanctuary and Man-made Forest in Bilar and the Python Sanctuary in Baclayon. Your trip to Bohol will not be complete, as well, without seeing the Chocolate Hills. It can be found in the town of Carmen and features an area with over a thousand limestone hills that turn from green to chocolate-like brown depending on the season. Occupying 50km of land, the hills will be visible as far as the eye can see. Get introduced to Bohol’s iconic and historic attractions on this full-day tour from Cebu. Check availability by choosing a date.

Duration:
12 hours
Available:
All year
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Antique Private Tour | With Kawa Hot Bath & River Tubing

Experience Antique’s natural beauty by booking this premium guided day trip. From river tubing to island-hopping, this tour is ideal for adventure seekers and nature lovers alike. You will visit Tibiao River, Mararison Island, Kaw-it Sand Bar, Lantawan Hill, and Malumpati Cold Springs. You will also experience the Kawa Hot Bath, river tubing, as well as traditional weaving and knife-making. This package covers roundtrip transfers, a private boat service, and entrance fees. So sit back, relax, and enjoy the trip. Your tour will start after you are picked up from Kasa Raya Inn. On your way to the first stop, your guide will discuss your tour itinerary and the rules to ensure responsible tourism practices.   Upon arrival at the Tibiao River, you will be provided with your inflatable tubes. Your guide will also brief you on the safety regulations for the activity, so pay attention. Afterward, get on your tube and brace yourself for a heart-pumping water adventure. Enjoy the adrenaline rush as the rapids carry you on an exhilarating ride downriver. Up next is the Kawa Hot Bath. This one-of-a-kind experience lets you soak in a huge cauldron of hot water. Don't worry about the open fire underneath you; the locals will make sure to keep the temperature just right! Savor the relaxing hot bath before heading to your next destination. You will head next to the Culasi Port where you will board a boat going to Mararison Island. The island boasts white-sand beaches and turquoise waters. Stroll along the Kaw-It Sandbar or go in a for a swim. For a different experience, go on an easy trek to Lantawan Hill where you can get a bird’s eye view of the island. Take in the spectacular view of the rolling mountains, rugged landscape, and the clear waters of Mararison. From Mararison Island, you will now be ferried back to Culasi Port and proceed to the Malumpati Cold Spring. Malumpati boasts a natural aquamarine pool enclosed by tropical forests. Escape the afternoon heat by jumping in for a swim in the cool waters of Malumpati. Your last stop will be the Binangon and Patadyang workshops. The Binangon workshop will teach you how to make traditional blades and knives. While the Patadyong workshop will give you the chance to try handloom textile weaving. Cap off your tour by learning about the local culture and craftsmanship of Antique. Get a glimpse of the tropical island life and experience the culture and attractions of the beautiful province of Antique by booking this private day trip. Check the availability by choosing a date.

Duration:
8 hours
Available:
All year
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Bohol Sightseeing Tour | Pickup and Drop-Off from Cebu City

Join this sightseeing tour of Bohol’s popular landmarks and see what the province can offer aside from its famed beautiful beaches and islands. This is the perfect opportunity for tourists staying in Cebu to explore the historical and cultural sites of Bohol in a day. After an early morning pickup from your hotel in Cebu City or Mactan, you will board a ferry en route to Tagbiliran. From there, you will start your guided tour of Bohol and its surroundings. In Tagbilaran, you will see the Blood Compact Shrine, a monument commemorating the first friendship treaty between the Philippines and Spain in the 16th century. Afterwards, you will go to Baclayon Church, the oldest church in the country, and the museum attached to it. See the artifacts in the museum and marvel at the coral façade of the church. Its cultural and historical significance earned it a National Cultural Treasure listing. You will then head to Loboc River and board a floating restaurant. There will be a cultural presentation while you're enjoying a delicious buffet of local delicacies. You can feast your eyes, too, on the lush greeneries that you will be passing by. After lunch, you will continue to the neighboring town of Sevilla to visit the Sipatan Twin Hanging Bridge. Mind your step as you walk on the bamboo bridge extending 40 meters long. On the other side of the river, you will see souvenir shops and the famous "Buko King," a man known for his ability to strip coconuts using his bare hands and teeth. Observe the emerald green waters of Sipatan River as you make your way back via the other bridge. From there, you will head on to the town of Carmen to pay a visit to Bohol's most popular tourist destination: the Chocolate Hills. These hundreds of small, limestone hills are scattered over a land area of more than 50 square kilometers. They change color depending on the season: green when it’s cooler, and chocolate brown when it’s hot and dry as the grass withers. On your way to Carmen you will stop by some major attractions, too, like the Bilar Manmade Forest, the Tarsier Conservation Area, and the Habitat Butterflies Conservation Center. Don’t forget to take photos of these picturesque sites before you make your way back to Cebu. Secure your spot in this tour to see Bohol’s best attractions. Check availability by selecting a date above.  

Duration:
12 hours
Available:
All year
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Abatan River Bohol Firefly Watching Cruise | With Dinner

Experience a magical night in Bohol as you cruise down Abatan River while a sea of fireflies dances around you. This river cruise, combined with a sumptuous local dinner in the coastal town of Baclayon, is perfect for nature lovers and urban-dwellers who want to go an off-the-beaten-path adventure in the island province. The trip begins when you are picked up from your accommodation in Bohol and taken to Cresencia Restaurant for a specialty dinner of local dishes and delicacies. The cozy restaurant, located on the ground floor of an ancestral house, is well-known for its homey feel and delicious homemade recipes. After finishing your meal, you will make your way to the Abatan River in the town of Cortes, where you will be transferred to a sampan, a makeshift flat-bottomed Chinese wooden boat. From there, you will raft through the waters as you wait for the show to start. Abatan River is one of the most diverse mangrove forests in the Philippines, with 30 out of 44 mangrove species found there. Shortly after the start of the cruise, you will notice the sparkling lights coming from the trees lining the river until the whole mangrove forest is festooned with the myriad lights of fireflies. As you cruise through the peaceful and still waters and paddle deeper into the mangrove, the sound of crickets will permeate the centuries-old swamp, signaling a healthy ecosystem. Along the way, you will see the riverside communities that benefit from the waterways and protect the area that sustains its livelihood. The hour-long ride will reward you with magical sights, unpolluted air, and cool winds brushing against your face.  Do something different in Bohol and go on a nighttime rafting trip on the Abatan River to see thousands of fireflies. Check availability by choosing a date.

Duration:
4 hours
Available:
All year
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Pagsanjan Falls Day Tour | Private Day Trip from Manila

Head south to explore the spectacular Pagsanjan Falls by joining this day trip from Manila. This private tour is highly recommended for outdoor adventure enthusiasts who want to experience shooting the rapids, or simply want to enjoy one of the most beautiful falls in the Philippines. Your tour begins when you are picked up by your tour facilitator from your accommodation in Manila. You will be given a briefing of what to expect during the trip, as well as some safety reminders. Enjoy the glimpses of rural life on your way to the jump-off point in Laguna. Your expert guide will welcome you upon arriving in the town of Pagsanjan. You will then board a bangka (local canoe) Your guides underwent a rigid six-month training before they get accredited, so they do the hard work of rowing while all you have to do is sit back and enjoy the river cruise. You will see over 15 minor falls, natural rock formations, lush greeneries, and towering cliffs during the ride. You will get the chance to pass by the Pagsanjan Gorge National Park, one of the oldest parks in the country. Prepare to be amazed and brace yourself as you pass through steep gorges where the water can get turbulent.  After the exhilarating ride upstream, you will be greeted by the roaring sound of the 300-foot Pagsanjan Falls. Take time to appreciate the beautiful scenery, and take a lot of pictures. If you’re up to it, ride a bamboo raft that will take you to the Devil's Cave behind the falls. Going behind the thunderous cascade of water is definitely an experience to remember. You can stay for an hour and a half in the area before boarding your boat back to the jump-off point. The journey will be downstream, so savor the ride back. Experience the thrilling water adventures offered in Pagsanjan Falls by booking this tour. Check the availability by selecting a date.

Duration:
8 hours
Available:
All year
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Frequently Asked Questions

About River Tours

Experience fun and exciting river adventures around the Philippines from various activities like cruising, paddleboarding, tubing, or rafting. Have a relaxing cruise in Bohol’s Loboc River, ride the rapids of Cagayan de Oro, plunge into the cold waters of Malumpati in Antique, or go on an adrenaline-pumping tube ride in the Quirino's Nagtipunan.

1. Where are the best river tours in the Philippines?

As an archipelago, there are hundreds of rivers in the Philippines that you can explore. Cagayan de Oro is famous for its whitewater rafting tours. One of Bohol’s main highlights is the Loboc River where you can do a lunch buffet cruise or do SUP tours. Go to Antique for river tubing and rafting adventures. You can plunge in the Malumpati Cold Spring and float freely in the scenic Bugang River in Pandan or explore further south to be amused by Bugtong Bato River in Tibiao. Nagtipunan in Quirino is an uncrowded tourist spot for river tubing

2. When is the best time to go on a river tour?

It’s best to try river adventures during the dry season, from December to May, to avoid unexpected rain. You can check travel guides on each Philippine destination for more information on each area’s climate and weather.

3. Are there river tours during rainy or bad weather?

It depends on the weather signal level announced by the local government and on tour operator’s assessment. River tours are usually cancelled if the river currents are too strong.

4. What do I need to bring for the river tours?

Since going on river adventures guarantee getting wet, we recommend you only pack minimal personal belongings and extra set of clothes kept dry in a waterproof bag. Equipment necessary for the river activities will be provided during the tour.

5. What should I wear for the river tours?

It’s recommended that you wear comfortable swimwear top (athletic shirts or rash guards) and dri-fit shorts or leggings to keep you covered throughout the river tubing and rafting activities.

6. Are there food and drinks included in the tour?

Most full-day tours include food and drinks, but make sure to verify through each tour’s detailed itinerary.

7. What other water activities can be done in river tours?

If you’re not up for adrenaline-pumping tubing and rafting activities, you can still enjoy swimming or visit a nearby waterfalls.

8. Are there available restrooms in the boat?

It depends on the size of the boat. Most bigger capacity boats have built-in restrooms. If you’re traveling with a smaller boat, you don’t have to worry as well since the destinations usually have local establishments that offer the use of their restrooms to tourists.

9. Can kids join a river tour?

Yes, kids can join some of the river tours given parental consent and guidance but be sure to confirm with your tour operator if they can join every activity included in the tour.

10. Are river tours safe?

Relaxing river tours like boat cruises are generally safe while extreme river tours like tubing and rafting can be dangerous and are for adults only. Make sure that you only book with tour operators of river adventures that have permits and accreditation from the Department of Tourism of the Philippines. The tour guides will also do an orientation for activities to ensure your safety.

11. Can I join river tours even if I don't know how to swim?

Yes! No need to be a swimmer since you’ll be provided with a life vest and all necessary tools to keep you safe during river tours.