Abatan River

The Abatan River Life Tour 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. All the profits generated by the tour goes to the poor and the deprived in the participating municipalities.

Abatan River 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 tour will take guests to lush greeneries, bushes, trees, and other sceneries the river has to offer.

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?

*Tour Guide

*Sightseeing to natural wonders and witness cultural performances.

What to wear? Anything comfortable
What to bring? For kayaking, you can bring dry bag.
Does the eco-tour accept bookings? YES.

Contact Person

Contact Number


Ms. Emmie Roslinda

(038) 503-9655 (Visitor Center) ; (038) 416-0067 (PROCESS Bohol)

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