Tarsier Conservation Tours
Visiting a Tarsier Conservation Area allows you to get up close and personal with one of Bohol's most precious gems. A tour to see the Philippine Tarsier Monkeys is an intimate and truly unforgettable experience.

Tarsier Conservation Tours

Visiting a Tarsier Conservation Area allows you to get up close and personal with one of Bohol's most precious gems. A tour to see the Philippine Tarsier Monkeys is an intimate and truly unforgettable experience.
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Bohol Countryside Full-Day Tour | With Buffet Lunch & Transfers

Get introduced to Bohol’s iconic landmarks as you go around the province with this full-day countryside tour. If you love sightseeing and want to discover the best of Bohol within a single day, this package is the perfect option to take.  The tour will begin after your guide picks you up within Panglao area and take you to your first stop, the Blood Compact Monument. Learn about the history of the site and its importance to the early relationship between Spain and the Philippines. From there, you will make your way to Baclayon Church, known as the very first church in Bohol. Built in 1593, this coral stone structure houses several different religious statues and items that date as far back as the late 1700s. After a quick exploration of the church, you will be taken to the Butterfly Garden for some photo-ops before you pass by the Python Sanctuary. The sanctuary takes care of injured pythons in the area, along with several other wildlife native to Bohol. Following your wildlife visit, you will proceed to Loboc River for a sumptuous lunch. You will board one of the floating restaurants, where a hearty buffet lunch will be waiting for you. Enjoy your food, the fresh air, and the good view of the greenery while cruising along the river.  After lunch, ready your cameras as you meet up with the world’s smallest primates when you visit the Tarsier Sanctuary. Here, you’ll be able to learn about the wide-eyed animals with the help of the tour guides who’ll also assist you in finding the tarsiers. Feel free to take photos, but make sure not to disturb the tarsiers during their sleep.  You will then have a quick stop at the Man-Made Forest in Bilar to see the kilometer full of Mahogany trees. Enjoy the refreshing atmosphere in the forest before you make your way to the Bamboo Hanging Bridge. The twin bridge extends to about 40 meters and provides visitors with a panoramic view of the surrounding greeneries and the Sipatan River below.  Capping off your day trip will be a visit to the famous Chocolate Hills. See the 1,268 cone shaped hills that has been famous for turning brown every summer. You can climb up the 213 steps to the view deck and see the stunning vista of the iconic landmark. Before making your way back to Panglao, you will have a quick stopover at one of the souvenir shops in the area, as well.   Come along and discover what makes Bohol one of Philippine’s favorite provinces with this full-day tour. Check availability by choosing a date.

Duration:
8 hours
Available:
All year
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Chocolate Hills Adventure Park & Tarsier Conservation Area Bohol Day Tour with Lunch

See the two best things that Bohol is known for in this specialized tour of the Chocolate Hills Adventure Park and the Tarsier Conservation Area. This trip is perfect for those who have a limited time in Bohol and wants to see the best tourist spots in Bohol. First, you will be picked up in your hotel in Bohol and visit a Tarsier Conservation Area where you can see the smallest primates. Tarsiers have the largest eye-to-body ratio among all mammals which give them great night vision thanks to their huge eyes. You will get to see them in their natural habitat and learn more about their arboreal lifestyle, as they love to cling on trees vertically. These sanctuaries are dedicated to the preservation of these wonderful creatures as they are an endangered species. Next up is the thrilling part of this tour - a visit to the Chocolate Hills Adventure Park, where you get to choose between a Bike Zip and Rope Course across a picturesque view of the Chocolate Hills. This is the latest eco-tourism park and is the best place to get some adrenaline while at the Chocolate Hills. These hills turn brown during the summer and look like mounds of chocolates, hence the name. Scientists believe that the hills were once coral reefs that erupted from the sea in a geologic shift. There are a lot of outdoor activities in the area, like treetop rope courses, zorb balling, hiking, and zip line. For those who just want to enjoy the sight of the Chocolate Hills, there's a viewpoint which will give you a panoramic view of the area. Once you're done with your adventure, you will stop by a Spanish Era church in the town of Albuquerque named Sta. Monica Church, the last stop of the tour. What makes this church special is that the altar was hand-carved by a local and the intricate patterns make it one of a kind. It was founded in 1969 and was declared as an Important Cultural Property by the National Museum of the Philippines in 2013. Jump on this tour now to get some fun and excitement for your friends and family. This will surely make your Bohol experience memorable. Check availability by choosing a date above.

Duration:
7 hours
Available:
All year
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Bohol Full-Day Sightseeing | With River Cruise Lunch

Go on a scenic joyride to Bohol’s quiet countryside and discover its popular attractions with this family-friendly full-day tour. If you are in search of a quick introduction to the best of the province, then this excursion is perfect for you.  Your driver will pick you up at your accommodation in Tagbilaran or Panglao. From there, prepare for a scenic ride through the province’s countryside on the way to your first destination, the Blood Compact Shrine. The Sandugo Shrine, or more known as the Blood Compact Shrine, is an immortalized monument to the time when the locals and Spaniards solidified their friendship. Learn about this important part of Bohol's history before making your way to Baclayon Church to get a good look at its beautiful facade. Like the monument, this church exhibits the influence of the Spaniards in the province’s religion and culture.  You will then make your way to the Loboc Floating Restaurant, where you will enjoy a cruise along Loboc River while digging into a delicious lunch of local dishes. After the sumptuous meal, sit back and relax as you go to your next destination, the Hanging Bridge.  These two bridges, made primarily of bamboo, cross the blue-green Sipatan River and span to 40 meters. After a quick photo-op here, you will be seeing Bohol’s most lovable creatures, the tarsiers. These wide-eyed animals are well-cared for in Bohol's Tarsier Conservation Area. Take numerous photos of them hanging onto a branch or hugging a tree.  Afterward, you will be visiting the Bilar Man-Made Forest. It features beautiful mahogany trees that line up along an empty road, making them the perfect backdrop for photos. You’ll also head to the Butterfly Sanctuary before you cap off your day with a trip to the popular Chocolate Hills. The Chocolate Hills are loved by locals and visitors alike as it offers a remarkable landscape of majestic hills spanning to several miles. Once you arrive at the drop-off point, you will head up to the viewpoint, where you will be welcomed by a breathtaking vista of the hills. As the sun sets, you will head back to your accommodation.  Get introduced to Bohol’s iconic landmarks on this full-day excursion around its countryside. Check booking availability choosing a date.

Duration:
8 hours
Available:
All year
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Bohol Full-Day Countryside Sightseeing | With Buffet Lunch

Go on a joyride to the iconic sites of Bohol with this private full-day tour. If you’re a visitor wanting to see the countryside of the province in just one day, then this escapade is the perfect match for you. Your assigned driver will pick you up at your hotel and take you to the first stop — Blood Compact Site. The Blood Compact Site, also known as Sandugo Shrine, is the immortalization of Lopez de Legazpi and Sikatuna's moment of exchanging cups of wine with drops of their blood for diplomatic relations. Take a couple of photos and appreciate this historical moment before you go to Baclayon Church and museum. Here, you will discover the historical and cultural heritage of Bohol.  Another must-see site in Baclayon is the Vintage Car Park, which you could visit for a minimum fee. The park has over 40 cars in display, from muscle cars to post-war ones. Make sure to strike a pose by these beauties before you head over to the Python Sanctuary to get up close and personal with the local pythons in captivity. From there, you can opt to visit the Clarin Ancestral House for an extra charge. The house was the residence of one of Bohol’s former governors but it has been developed into a museum.   You will then be taken to the Loboc River, where a scrumptious lunch is waiting for you on one of its floating restaurants. Enjoy the sights as your cruise along the river while a folk performance is presented by the locals for your entertainment. After the cruise, you can choose to avail of the one-hour Stand-Up Paddle tour of the river and the zipline at the Loboc Eco-Tourism Adventure Park, both for an extra fee. You might also want to visit the Sipatan Twin Hanging Bridge, sitting close to the Loboc River, at only a minimal charge.  If you prefer to go on with the itinerary sans the optional stopovers, you will then proceed to the Bilar Man-made Forest for some quick photos before you head over to the Tarsier Conservation Area. Here, you can see the tiny creatures with beady and adorable eyes. Your guide will discuss the rules and regulations inside the complex. Make sure not to use flash cameras or make too much noise to avoid startling them. You will also be visiting the Butterfly Garden before making your way to the heritage site — Chocolate Hills. Walk up to the viewpoint to see the iconic landscape of the Chocolate Hills. This geological formation of 1776 hills is one of the most popular tourist spots not only in Bohol but in the whole Philippines. You can also opt to try the bike zip at the Chocolate Hills Adventure Park or go on an ATV guided tour of the hills for an extra charge. Before heading back home, you will stop by Aproniana Gift Shop for some souvenir shopping.  Explore the scenic roads and hotspots of Bohol’s stunning countryside. Check availability by choosing a date.

Duration:
8 hours
Available:
All year
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Frequently Asked Questions

About Tarsier Sanctuary Tours

Catch a glimpse of tarsiers in the Philippines! Learn about the smallest primates by visiting the Tarsier Sanctuary in Bohol, where these nocturnal wildlife creatures are being cared for. Have an exciting Bohol countryside tour by including this in your itinerary.

1. Where can I see tarsiers in the Philippines?

Tarsiers can be found in Bohol, Samar, Leyte, and some parts of Mindanao.

2. What are some of the best tours that include a tarsier sanctuary as an attraction?

Most Bohol countryside tours include the Tarsier Sanctuary on their itinerary. If you want an in-depth tour in this sanctuary, take the tour that includes lesser attractions such as this fun combination tour so you will have more time to explore the sanctuary.

3. When is the best time to visit?

The sanctuary is open all year round. The best time to visit is during the dry season in December to May. You can read more about it on our travel guide

4. What should I wear during the tour?

Wear comfortable clothes and closed shoes as the tour involves walking along the trail. During the rainy season, bring a raincoat as umbrellas are not allowed. Wear non-slip shoes to avoid sliding off the trail.

5. Are phones and cameras allowed during the tour?

Yes, phones and cameras are allowed as long as these are in silent mode and flash is disabled when taking photos.

6. Can I touch the tarsiers?

You are not allowed to touch the tarsiers as this will stress them out.

7. Is there an entrance fee to get inside the Tarsier Sanctuary?

Yes, there’s an entrance fee at the Tarsier Sanctuary. It’s a big contribution to their efforts in tarsier preservation.

8. Will there be Tarsier Sanctuary tours during rainy or bad weather?

In general, the Tarsier Sanctuary tours push through despite the rainy weather as long as there’s no storm signal. However, please get in touch with the tour operator to get real-time updates.