Cheap Bohol Tour Package is one of the commonly searched keywords when looking for the most affordable price before going to Bohol and I bet you’re going to see a lot of them over the internet claiming they are the cheapest but in truth, they are not. Some of them are cheap it’s because they don’t bring you to many of the tourist spots of Bohol and/or you’re going to pay the entrance fee yourself.
Before you go to Bohol, I suggest you read this short article about my personal experience before we went to the wonderful place. A month before traveling to Bohol in the Philippines, together with my friends and wife, I was tasked to search for a Cheap Bohol Tour Package. I found a lot of them at Sulit, OLX and 88db. I sent an email to those who have the best offer in both prices and itinerary. 60% of them replied and most of them have different (higher) prices compared to the one they posted at the advertising sites. This is because the price they posted for this Cheap Bohol Tour Package is for a group of 10 persons and above.
After 3 days of searching and inquiring for a Cheap Bohol Tour Package, I found Jeconias D. Ursos, Jr. AKA “Kuya Dodong”. In less than 24 hours, he replied to my email and provided me all the information I needed. I inquired for the itinerary and price of 5-6 persons on a 3D and 2N vacation and below was his response.
DAY 1 = BOHOL COUNTRYSIDE TOUR-AIRCON STAREX VAN: 8-9 hours
- Blood Compact Monument
- Baclayon Church: One of the oldest stone Church in the Philippines
- Prony the Python Snake: The largest in captivity 250kg.
- Loboc River Cruise and Luncheon
- Tarsier Watch: Smallest primate
- Manmade Forest
- Hanging Bridge
- Butterfly Sanctuary
- Chocolate Hills
- Souvenir’s Shop
DAY 2 = DOLPHIN WATCHING AND ISLAND HOPPING, SNORKELING: 6-8 hours
- On-board Motorized Banca with life saving gadgets, boat operator and crew.
- Jump-Off time 5:30 AM
- Guests will be the one to pay for the swimming gadgets and food in the island.
DAY 3 = PANGLAO/DAUIS TOUR- AIRCON STAREX VAN: 4 hours
- Resort Accommodation, Air-conditioned Room, Shower.
- Free daily breakfast
- Aircon Starex Van Transfer Resort (Trans-in, Trans-out)
- Aircon Starex Van for Day Tours
- Motorized Banca for Dolphin and Island Hopping
- Entrance Fees in All Tours
- Buffet Lunch at Loboc River on board floating restaurant
- Tour Guide – Driver
- Free tempura snacks at Loboc manmade forest
- TIERRA AZUL RESORT, ALONA PANGLAO (Mini Boracay)
- P3,300/Person (Group of 5)
- P3,200/Person (Group of 6)
The price above was a SPECIAL PRICE FOR ME AND MY GROUP after a long negotiation with Kuya Dodong through texts and emails. I also informed him that I have several websites about travel and thousands of friends to recommend his services if he is going to give us a very good price for this Cheap Bohol Tour Package. What a great way to bargain, isn’t it?
On Kuya Dodong and his Cheap Bohol Tour Package
After the long negotiations, Kuya Dodong asked me to deposit a partial amount of P1,500 to his BPI Account for the reservation of the Hotel. In our case it’s Tierra Azul Hotel but you can also request if you have your own preference. The price would vary as some hotels have higher rates.
At first, the group was somewhat paranoid that we might be scammed by this person whom we don’t know personally. We are even discussing that we will not give all the money to him unless he shows us some identifications or business registration of some sort.
Our paranoia ended when we saw Kuya Dodong who fetched us at Tagbilaran Port in Bohol. Asking for the ID’s and probing that he is not a scammer is already in the backburner. He was dressed in some kind of Barong/Filipino type of Shirt and looks formal. He talks very pleasantly and his hospitality is so amazing. We started the trip and had our first stop at Blood Compact Shrine. He asked for the full payment on the way to Loboc River because he is going to use the money for the entrances and lunch. That time, we were no longer hesitant to give him the full payment as everyone was already sure that this person is not a swindler. Then we went to several different places with ease and peace of mind riding the Starex Van with him as our driver. He also discussed some key points about a tourist spot while he drives. On every tourist spots, I always find time to talk with Kuya Dodong and his background. I learned that he was applying as Safety Officer in the Middle East but since the pay was low he didn’t pursue it. He started this travel business a year ago. He bought 3 Starex Vans because this is the minimum number of vehicles required if you want to apply for a franchise. The other two Starex Vans were used by his brother Kuya Jojo (who drove us during our Panglao-Dauis tour) and his cousin.
I’m not sure if it was one of her siblings or one of his relatives who used to sell Tempura to help in the family’s financial needs and that’s why he is also offering free Tempura snacks once you’re in Bilar-Loboc’s Man-made Forest. He brings his own gas-stove and condiments.
After my very satisfying Bohol experience together with my wife and friends, I always associate Cheap Bohol Tour Package with Kuya Dodong. He is a world-class Filipino who offers excellent service. He also brings a medical kit with plasters, band-aids and medicines in case of emergency. He knows a lot of people who offer the same services and he can always give you to someone he knows and trusts if he is not available.
The main reasons why he offers this Cheap Bohol Tour Package is that he owns and drives the Starex Van which means he doesn’t need to rent a vehicle and a driver and second, he doesn’t bring the name of another travel agency because he owns this business.
Avail the same Cheap Price we had
All you need to do to avail the same Cheap Bohol Tour Package we got from Kuya Dodong is tell him that you got this information from Mark Maranga or markmaranga.com. I already informed him to give the same price to my friends and those who visited my website. Of course the prices would change a bit due to uncontrollable circumstances.
Enjoy your trip to Bohol with Kuya Dodong’s awe-inspiring services. This person is world-class!
Contact Kuya Dodong
*Please plan your vacation and reserve 2-3 months ahead so you can get beach-front accommodations especially during peak season.
UPDATE: OCTOBER 24, 2011
After a friend told me he saw Kuya Dodong in TV Patrol days ago, he informed me that he (Kuya) is going to appear again in Rated K on October 23.
I do not usually watch TV because most of the time I am busy with my blogs and taking care of my baby and wife. I told myself that I should watch this episode.
Yesterday, Sunday, I was very happy to see Kuya Dodong featured in one of the segments of Rated K. After my out-of-nowhere blog about this person, he has become one of the most sought after tours providers in the island because of his affordable packages and child-friendly assistants – and appeared on one of the popular shows on TV. He appeared on the later part of the Rated K video below. He gave a short info Bayoyoy, one of the tourist attractions in Bohol.
I saw that his wife Marilou uploaded some pictures and found out that the Rated K team availed his service and went to other Bohol tourist attractions as well.
It is really an honor to meet this simple person with extra-ordinary love for God and family. His excellent service and affordable price just makes him the best!