Monday, February 21, 2011

Loboc River Cruise - Bohol, Philippines

The Loboc River Cruise is one of the main attractions on the island of Bohol. It’s about 24 kilometers inland from Tagbilarn City via jeepney. And the view through Bohol’s interior was amazingly beautiful with rolling hills, rice terraces, and lush green jungle. The incredible scenery made out for an enjoyable commute, to say the least.

Before we boarded the boat for the river cruise, we were greeted by a number of elderly locals who began playing a vast repertoire of songs which almost sounded like traditional Cajun music – which, being along the muddy riverbanks of Loboc and all, conjured images of New Orleans, Louisiana, my second home.

The hour long river cruise consisted of an all-you-can-eat buffet, live music, and an abundance of stellar views along the Loboc River.

Later we made a brief stop and boarded a floating raft where a number of men, women, and children were playing music and singing local songs. Everyone aboard our boat were encouraged to join and participate in the festivities – for a tip, of course.

The Loboc River Cruise including the all-you-can-eat buffet, costs 400 Pesos (or $9 USD).

So cheap. So worth it.


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