Tarsier Conservation Area
Tarsier Conservation Area
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  • Mikaela J
    Canberra, Australia30 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Peaceful and interesting encounters with tarsiers
    What a special experience getting up close and personal with the endangered tariser. This venue is one of the quietest places we have visited. Our mandatory guide was exceptional in making sure we had some quality time with the tarsiers, and in explaining their quirky lifestyles. The visitors centre itself is very run down and in desperate need of investment.
    Visited October 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 29 October 2023
  • Kevin T
    Auckland, New Zealand1,214 contributions
    3.0 of 5 bubbles
    Unique to the Philippines……
    When we arrived at midday the guide informed us that not only are these creatures incredibly small but they are also nocturnal - so what are the chances ? A fruitless 20 mins trying to catch sight of one and of course when we did, they were asleep. A waste of time. Enjoy…..
    Visited December 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 21 December 2023
  • T D
    Philadelphia, Pennsylvania4,380 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Must Do if visiting Bohol
    This is a Must Do visit if you’re in Bohol. The Tarsiers were in a sanctuary - if you visit during day time they are hugging the plants while sleeping. We were able to spot them easily. The workers also pointed them out to us when we walked the easy trail. It only takes like 15 min to walk the whole trail. Loved the experience!
    Visited January 2024
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 3 January 2024
  • Riki from BryanDiscoversWorld
    South Africa144 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Adorable tarsiers, great souvenirs
    They are just so cute. You must come see the tarsiers. We came by bus so we wouldn't be rushed. It's about 100 peso each for the bus from Tagbilaran. There are some big stairs in the tarsier area so be careful. There's no specific guide, you just follow where everyone is standing. There is a place where you can give him your phone to take pics up close to a tarsier for a donation. Some gave money others didn't. We decided 50 peso was good. The gift shop is amazing, so many souvenirs from 20 peso. Pity they don't have clip on tasiers or a hair clip, would have bought those as well. Bohol bee farm icecream outside, delicious. Watch our experience on Bryandiscoversworld YouTube channel.
    Visited March 2024
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 4 April 2024
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Yana G G
Croatia14 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020
It's a short 15-20 min walk in the conservation area open for tourists. Only 8 tarsiers can be watched there. Overall there are around 100+ tarsiers in the whole conservation area. But to see these tiny things live in their habitat is very special. Also by visiting you funding the Conservation Center. It's an amazing thing that this Conservatory Center was founded & working on saving another unique species from extinction. Saving our biodiversity.
Written 4 January 2020
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Steve C
23 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020 • Couples
Wasn't expecting to see the tarsiers at all or at best a tiny dot way up a tree with camera on full zoom - how wrong i was! We saw about half a dozen of these super cute animals thanks to staff who silently (in order to minimise stress or disturbance) point out their locations as u wander round the sanctuary. All were about 5 feet from the ground and for the most part asleep being nocturnal but they do move or open their huge eyes occasionally and fix u with a stare u will never forget. Night tours are available but as no flash photography is allowed it's best to go during day for pics but it can be dark under the trees so get familiar with your camera settings before u go and learn how to take longer exposures, & perhaps use a tripod for best results. I'm a ranger and conservation fanatic so was glad to see no signs of stress in the tarsiers and would have happily paid far more than the pp80 (£1.30) admission for such a memorable experience and assisting a great conservation programme! If u love wildlife make this top of your to do list on Bohol - highly highly recommended!
Written 21 January 2020
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Iris L.Y
Laguna Province, Philippines110 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2022
The first time I went to Bohol, we saw tarsiers inside a restaurant and staff were turning tarsier's heads to face the camera and waking them up for guests. It was very disheartening.

This place, however, let tarsiers be in a natural habitat. The place printed constant reminders for guests to be quiet and respect this small primates. Guides are very helpful and take good photos too. I would recommend.
Written 26 May 2022
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Kevin Barnes
Stowmarket, UK30 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020
As an essential part of a Bohol Island tour we popped into the Tarsier Conservation area. Very cheap to get in and saw 6 Tarsiers most of them asleep due to being nocturnal animals. The guides were on hand to point them out. The path leading around the main viewing areas is steep at times and unsuitable for disabled visitors.
Spent about twenty minutes in the area. As part of the tour it was a must but do not go out of your way to visit.
Written 17 January 2020
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Mikaela J
Canberra, Australia30 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Couples
What a special experience getting up close and personal with the endangered tariser. This venue is one of the quietest places we have visited. Our mandatory guide was exceptional in making sure we had some quality time with the tarsiers, and in explaining their quirky lifestyles. The visitors centre itself is very run down and in desperate need of investment.
Written 29 October 2023
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irenevff
Dasmarinas City, Philippines5,504 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2022 • Friends
for 150 pesos, you can see the world's smallest primate up close and personal. those eyes would stare at you like you would at them menacingly. as nocturnal animals, tarsiers are supposed to be asleep during the day.

this facility houses a souvenir shop that sells items that are exorbitantly priced. don't be fooled to buy a 200 peso single shot-glass if you collect this kind of stuff. that same price can buy you four pieces in a department store.

come early in the morning to avoid the crowd.
Written 18 December 2022
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doctorfoxtrot
Taguig City, Philippines13,076 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2022 • Couples
Visiting this endangered nocturnal tiny creatures in a protected enclave is part of one’s itinerary when visiting Bohol . Please take note that the staff minding them are good photographers. With your cell phone they make great pics with the tarsier to make the encounter more remarkable.
Written 21 May 2022
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jeroen
Den Bosch, The Netherlands39 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2023 • Couples
Some of the caretakers were constantly taking photo's from a distance of 20 cms from the Tarsier with local tourist in the background. They obviously found it more important that (Philipino) tourists got the picture they longed for than the well being of the little animal. I asked him how he would find it if someone would held an object the size of a car within 2 mtrs distance from him. There was no sensible response from this guy so he was clearly ignorant. Another caretaker asked him to stop doing it after I had informed her. I wonder how staff from a center that is (should be) there to create awareness about an animal that is on the edge of extinction can be ingnorant or just does not do anything to protect the animal
Obviously wrong management, training and controll or the management simply cares about money more than about the animals…
Written 20 February 2023
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Lella1997
Australia45 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2020
This place is setup with a breeding program. Because of this and because tarsiers are nocturnal animals, each day they set up 9 tarsiers in a natural habitat setting so you can view them. It appears they use different tarsiers each day. Even though it’s not a 100% natural setting I don’t see how else you would set it up for viewing in the daytime. There are guides who were very knowledgeable and answered many questions about the primates. We really enjoyed our visit here. The souvenir shop would be better if they removed the disgusting and irrelevant phallic symbols.
Written 5 March 2020
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David R
London, UK339 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2023 • Family
These animals are tiny and shy, nocturnal and cute. very vulnerable and sensitive to noise and disturbance, so deserving of protection. As a place to visit with little kids? I would say no, not really. There is a lot of having to keep quiet and very hard to see a fluffball on a branch that doesnt do anything much. Kids arent very impressed by the real experience.
Written 23 June 2023
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