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Get ready to dive into the ultimate adventure in Panglao, Philippines! Our article takes you on a whirlwind tour of Panglao’s best experiences, from breathtaking countryside tours to exhilarating island hopping adventures. Discover the hidden gems of this tropical paradise, immerse yourself in its vibrant culture, and party the night away with fellow travellers. Whether you’re a beach bum, a culture enthusiast, or an adrenaline junkie, this guide to the best tours in Panglao has something for everyone. So pack your bags, grab your sense of adventure, and let’s explore Panglao like never before!

Welcome to Paradise: Panglao Island Awaits!

Nestled in the heart of the Philippines, Panglao Island in Bohol is your gateway to an adrenaline-pumping, culturally rich adventure. Whether you’re flying in or cruising by ferry, the journey to Panglao Island is just the start of an epic tale. With the Panglao International Airport right on your doorstep, you’re moments away from the escapade of a lifetime​​.

White sand beach of Panglao Island

Navigating this island is a breeze – hop on a scooter or hail a habal-habal, and let the exploration begin! Fancy a bit of bartering? You’re in for a treat with local transport fares​​. And if you’re eyeing the best time for your visit, aim for the sunny spells between April and July, or embrace the quieter charm of November through March​​.

So your bags are packed and you’ve got a few days to explore this magical island. Where to begin? We’ve got you covered!

The Madventures Begin: A Rundown of the Best Tours in Panglao

1. Panglao Countryside Tour: The Chocolate Hills and Beyond!

Embark on a journey through the lush landscapes of Bohol. This tour isn’t just a sightseeing trip; it’s an immersion into the heart of the island’s natural wonders. Gaze in awe at the iconic Chocolate Hills and get up close with the adorable tarsiers. This countryside escapade promises to be a highlight of your Panglao adventure​​.

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Details: Every Mon, Wed, Fri + Sun

Isn’t this why you’re in Bohol? Witness the enchanting Chocolate Hills, gaze at tarsiers in stillness, and relish the Loboc River Cruise with a hearty Filipino Lunch Buffet. Let the melodies of Filipino Folk Songs and Dances sweep you away!

2. Boat Party and Island Hopping Extravaganza

Imagine cruising the crystal-clear waters, with dolphins playfully swimming alongside. The Island Hopping Tour offers this and so much more. Dive into the underwater world at Balicasag Island, teeming with sea turtles and vibrant marine life. Then, relax on the unique sandbar of Virgin Island – a surreal experience you won’t forget​​.

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Details: Every Tue, Thu + Sat

Dive into the most sought-after sea tour — our Panglao Island Hopping Adventure! In just half a day, we’ll whisk you away to an exhilarating and serene journey. Discover two stunning jewels – Balicasag Island and Virgin Island. Snorkel through Balicasag Island’s famous sites, then savor a BBQ feast island-style boodle fight crafted by our crew. Feel the sand between your toes and the excitement of beach volleyball or football at Virgin Island’s shores!

Top diving site in Panglao, Bohol
Balicasag Island, isolated island in The Philippines

3. Beach + Cave Adventure: Sun, Sand, and Mystical Caves

Alona Beach is your quintessential tropical paradise, complete with powdery white sands and swaying coconut palms. But there’s more – the Hinagdanan Cave awaits with its turquoise waters and awe-inspiring rock formations. Swim, explore, and let the natural beauty of Panglao captivate you​​.

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Details: Every Wed + Sun

Explore Panglao’s treasures! Unveil the wonders of Hinagdanan Cave, bask on the pristine Dumaluan Beach, and dive into local life with a farm visit. Get up close and personal with charming animals as you feed them on the farm. Embark on a journey of sights, sands, and smiles!

4. Cultural Rhythms with Tinikling Lessons at Mad Monkey

Delve into the cultural heritage of the Philippines with a Tinikling dance lesson. This traditional dance, known for its grace and rhythm, offers a unique opportunity to connect with the local culture in a fun, interactive way. It’s a must-do for those looking to add a cultural twist to their adventure.

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Details: Every Friday

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5. Mad Monkey’s Legendary Pool Party

As the sun sets, the energy at Mad Monkey’s pool party rises. Dive into an unforgettable night of music, dance, and poolside fun. This is where travellers from all corners of the globe meet to celebrate the vibrant nightlife of Panglao. It’s more than a party; it’s a memory in the making​​.

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Details: Every Sat

Take a dip in the waters of Mad Monkey Pool in Panglao. Enjoy a BBQ poolside with your monkey mates and dance the night away to our live resident DJ!

Pssst. it’s FREE!

Dive Deeper: Embrace the Underwater World

Not just about beaches and parties, Panglao also offers a chance to explore the deep blue. With beginner-friendly scuba diving sessions led by PADI-certified instructors, you’ll discover the wonders of Bohol’s underwater realm. It’s an experience that’s as enriching as it is exhilarating​​.

Parting Words: Your Adventure Awaits!

Panglao isn’t just a destination; it’s a treasure trove of experiences waiting to be uncovered. From the stunning countryside to the depths of the ocean, every moment here is a story waiting to be told. The best tours in Panglao, especially those offered by Mad Monkey Hostels, are your ticket to an unforgettable journey. So, what are you waiting for? The adventure of a lifetime in Panglao beckons!

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Mad Monkey is Southeast Asia’s leading hostel operator — born in Cambodia with more properties in Thailand, Indonesia, Australia, Laos, and the Philippines. We pride ourselves in creating meaningful and sustainable travel experiences for our guests, whilst promoting socially responsible tourism.