Those rounded grassy hills are a highlight of the Bohol landscape. A Chocolate Hills ATV (all-terrain vehicle) experience is one of the best ways to enjoy more than just the spectacular views.
Bohol Travel Guide
The fastest and cheapest way to get from Bohol to Cebu and return is to book the fast ferry.
This ferry completes several island transfers daily and departs roughly every hour from both Bohol and Cebu, starting at 6 AM and finishing at 6:30 PM.
You can save money by booking ahead online to grab the Cebu and Bohol ferry for under $10.
Where to go for Chocolate Hills ATV
There are several tour companies and ATV rental places at the Chocolate Hills. Your choice will vary depending on whether you want a guided tour or to simply rent an ATV.
Guided tour option
The best place to go for a guided tour is the ATV Eco-Adventure Tour, located in Brgy. Buenos Aires, Carmen. If you’re visiting the Chocolate Hills through an organized In-land tour, they will most likely already offer to drop you here. If you’re looking to see the Bohol interior anyway, then I’d suggest booking a countryside tour which includes a Chocolate Hills ATV stop.
If you’re looking to book ahead to save money and time, I’d highly the best-reviewed and most booked Bohol countryside tour for under $28.
This tour above will take you to all the highlights in Bohol, including the Philippine Tarsier Sanctuary, the man-made forest, Loboc River and of course, the Chocolate Hills.
Those looking for a Chocolate Hills ATV ride without a guide or driver can also drive a motorbike here by themselves. It will take roughly one hour from Tagbilaran and closer to 90 minutes from Panglao.
ATV Rental Option
If you like to have the freedom to see things for yourself, a great option is to rent an ATV or Bug Car yourself. Graham ATV Rental is located on the main road a few minutes from the Eco-Adventure Tour.
You will be given a map, safety equipment and a general overview on how to ride an ATV or Bug Car.
Chocolate Hills ATV rate
The Chocolate Hills ATV tour option costs 950 pesos for a one hour tour on an ATV. If you have two people, I would suggest getting a Bug Car for 1500 pesos that can be split between two.
Those looking to hire their own ATV can choose different rental packages between 30 minutes and four hours. Prices start at 450 Pesos per half an hour but can be negotiated for those looking to spend more time.
There is also a 50 Peso entry fee for anyone going to the Chocolate Hills.
Make sure you check out the waterfalls on the way. Read more.
Book Your Trip To Bohol
Book Cheap Flights
Still in the planning stage of your trip? Currently, the best and easiest way to find cheap flights are to use Momondo and Skyscanner. Between the two, you’ll be guaranteed to always find the cheapest flight, anywhere in the world.
Book Your Accommodation
Whether you’re looking for hostels, hotels, guest houses, or resorts between Booking.com and Agoda, you’ll always get the best deals. I always search using the map feature to find accommodation in the best locations. Sometimes, if I want to stay in a place a little longer, I’ll use Airbnb.
Book Tours and Transport
You already know that I prefer independent travel. In saying that, sometimes the best and cheapest way to get things done is to just book a tour or package. For the Philippines, I always use Klook and Viator. To find cheaper transport in and to Bohol, you can also check 12GoAsia.
Don’t Forget Adventure Travel Insurance
If you’re reading this blog then you’re more likely to be seeking adventures over poolside sips. After having my entire bag stolen in Barcelona (including camera gear) I’ve sworn to always have travel insurance. By far, my favorite company for the most comprehensive adventure travel insurance is World Nomads. If you’re on the fence, you can read my article to see if it’s right for you.
The Chocolate Hills
Whether you want to check out the Chocolate Hills by ATV, tour or on your own, it’s definitely a unique landscape not to miss. By far, taking an all-terrain-vehicle through the iconic hills is the best way to explore this beautiful part of the island.
A Bohol ATV adventure is epic. However, if you’re looking for a little more adventure, I’d definitely recommend a Bohol Island cycling tour, which takes you around the mountainside near Loboc River for under $17! FIND OUT MORE