Diving the Kaleidoscopic Reefs of Bohol
This 13-day itinerary exploring Bohol is perfect for those looking to experience a little bit of everything, with pristine reefs, dramatic walls and muck diving. Above water, relax in luxurious bolthole Amun Ini, visit the Chocolate Hills, cruise Lomboc river and spot one of the world's smallest primates, the tarsier.
Itinerary at a Glance:
- Experience the incredible diving in Bohol, which ranges from dramatic wall dives to muck diving sites with all manner of marine life
- Go night diving on Amun Ini's house reef to see the rare, magical mandarin fish mating ritual
- Cruise down Lomboc river for an insight into the local way of life
- Spot one of the world's smallest primates, the wide-eyed tarsier
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Day 1: International Flight
This evening board your overnight flight from London to Manila via a southeast Asia hub. This should take about 15 hours.
Day 2: Arrival at Amun Ini
Upon arrival into Manila you will then take a domestic flight to Tagbilaran, which will take around an hour and 30 minutes.
You will be met at arrivals by one of our representatives on the ground and privately transferred to Amun Ini, which will take around 90 minutes. Once you've settled into your room, spend the afternoon at leisure, be it exploring the surrounding tropical jungle or sunbathing on the private beach.
Days 3-10: Days at Leisure
Spend the next week uncovering the local area both above and below the waves.
We've included 20 dives for the duration of your stay, with an incredible array of dive sites (over 33, to be exact), within a ten-minute boat ride of the resort. It's easy to spend your entire stay submerged.
The majority of diving takes place around Anda, which boasts sloping reefs and walls carpeted in pristine corals, and a flurry of marine life from turtles and huge shoals of fish to incredible macro life, including pygmy seahorses, rare leopard anemone shrimps, orangutan crabs and candy crabs. There are also some fantastic muck diving spots close by for divers who want the best of both worlds. Night diving on the house reef is not to be missed as divers can witness the rare, magical mandarin fish mating ritual before exploring the reef's nooks and crannies for crustaceans and cephalopods as they awaken from their slumber.
Above water there is a wealth of adventures for avid explorers, from visiting the Tellytubby-esque Chocolate Hills to seeking out wide-eyed Tarsiers on a jungle hike.
Day 11: Excursion to the Loboc River
Today leave the wetsuit behind as you meander down the Loboc river to experience the daily life of those living in on the island.
The winding river leads you past thick junglescapes and waterfalls as it makes its way to the heart of the island. For a birds-eye view, adrenaline seekers can also zipwire over the river. You can also visit a tarsier sanctuary to try and spot these nocturnal, tiny (their body is no larger than a human palm) primates in the trees.
- Go kayaking around Lamanoc Island and find caves graffitied with ancient wall drawings
Day 12: Home Time
Sadly, it's the end of your Philippine adventure. After a leisurely morning you will be privately transferred to Tagbilaran airport for your flight to Manila. Your international flight leaves for London Heathrow in the evening, arriving the following day.
Day 13: Arrival Home
Your flight will land into London Heathrow early in the morning.
Louisa and India are our experts for this itinerary and as seasoned travellers they have the inside track on the most memorable adventures.