Abatan River Community Life Tour

By December 3, 2014 Bohol Ecotourism No Comments

Abatan River Community Life Tour

The Abatan River Life Tour is one of the newest eco-tourism attractions in Bohol. It started out in 2008 as an initiative by the Abatan River Development Management Council (ARDMC). The objective of the group is to boost not only the tourist spots in the area but also to generate jobs and income to the entire province.

The Abatan River Life is one of the last projects of Ace Durano when he was still a Tourism Secretary. The project costs about P7 million and is one of the biggest ecotourism projects financed and supported by his Department.

The History of the River

Abatan River serves as the chief drainage system of the Abatan Watershed and is one of the three main rivers of Bohol. It used to be the main waterway of the people when the roads were still undeveloped. The river traverses through the town of Antequera to the town of Balilihan opening up to the Cortes nipa swamps.

The Abatan Life River Tour highlights the life of the Boholanos.  The three-hour tour will take guests to lush greeneries, bushes, trees, and other sceneries the river has to offer.

The tour has five pit stops representing the five communities along the stretch. Each stop will entertain guests through live cultural shows and performances by the residents themselves. All the profits generated by the tour goes to the poor and the deprived in the participating municipalities.

Information of eco-tour

Address Cortes, Bohol (Abatan River Visitor Center)
How to Get There Take any vehicle from the city; the ride takes 15 minutes.
Schedule Everyday for Flexi Tour and Night Tour (6:30p.m., 7:30 p.m., & 8:30 p.m.)
Tour fee *Flexi Tour: a. Bandong (Good for 10 pax)- Php 1,500.00/hr

(Good for 10 pax)  – Php 2,500.00 for 2 hrs

b. Kayaking – Php 800.00 (Single)

–  Php1,000.00 (Double)

*Night Tour: a.Bandong (Min. of 1 pax)- Php 1,700.00

(Min. of 2 pax)  – Php 800.00/pax

b. Kayaking – Php 800.00 (Single)

–  Php1,000.00 (Double)

*Food – Php 250.00/pax (Please make reservation.)

What is included in the Price? *Tour Guide

*Sightseeing to natural wonders and witness cultural performances.

Precaution statement
What to wear? Anything comfortable
What to bring? For kayaking, you can bring dry bag.
Souvenir items
Other Important Information:
Does the eco-tour accept bookings? YES.
Contact person
Ms. Emmie Roslinda

(038) 503-9655 (Visitor Center)

(038) 416-0067 (PROCESS Bohol)


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