Adventures are always great when done together with other people. 😊 Personally, I like traveling with friends or with close family. In Bohol, there are plenty of places to go to that is great for family or group of friends. I love going to waterfalls or beaches but if you are looking for a thrilling adventure, there is Chocolate Hills Adventure Park (a.k.a CHAP). If you are from Bohol, you may have heard of this place. Yes. It is popular for its Bike Zipline but they also offer activities that a group of people could do together.
The Bike Zipline is great fun for me. I do not have a problem strapped into ropes way up high, so I enjoy these kinds of things. Now the Bike Zipline might seem like only an individual could enjoy but if everyone in your group tries it, there is that swapping of individual experiences that makes it a great shared experience. It is also fun to scare each other out. Hahaha 😂. If you are that kind of family or friends, then the Bike Zipline should just be the kind of fun for you as you try to scare and dare each other.
The Rush (Bike Zipline)
|I cannot actually do hands free on a normal bike so this felt awesome. 😊|
The Wave Runner (Surf Zipline)CHAP has another attraction that is gaining popularity. It is the Surf Zipline. You are basically dangling from a rope with a "surfboard looking thing" strapped to your feet. The idea seemed cool to me at first. I was already imagining looking like some bad ass surfer zipping across the sky. Lo and behold, I felt giggly and funny when I did it and I bet I looked rather like a sack strapped on a board. hahahah 😄😄 . But it was all good fun. I have videos and pictures that my grandchildren will probably make fun of. Wouldn't that be neat!
|I really thought I looked cool while I was doing this. Now I am having second thoughts. 😜|
The Surf Zipline is for those who are not just looking for thrills in heights but also in speed. This is actually faster than the Bike Zipline and perfect for lazy people who hates exerting effort while having fun. All you have to do is just hang and zip through.
Now let's get down to other stuff that multiple people could do together. Me and my friends, tried the Zorb Ball, Body Ball, Wall Climbing and the Rope Courses.
Rope CourseThe Rope Courses are really good for groups because it could be done together by many people. Personally, I hate anything that requires upper body and my coordination also stinks but I had great fun. Everything is fun when done with other people, at least for me. 😊 We all cheered each other on. It is nice to have people cheer you on. (I wish there would be people always cheering me on in my life struggles. haha 😆)
For all those organizations looking for a place to have team building activities, CHAP has rope courses that would be just the thing for you. The place also has plenty of ground space for other activities that are not Rope Course related. You could keep everyone busy in CHAP if you guys do your team building activities here.
|My knees were actually shaking a lot when this pic was taken. 😆|
Spiderman Wall ClimbWe also did the Wall Climbing. Two people could do them together. You and your friends could probably race each other. The two wall climbing routes are not the same so it would not really be a fair race 😈 but it shall be jolly good fun for competitive people. I did not race with my friends. I was already struggling just keeping myself up there. hahahaha 😂
|Yes. I know you can tell I was struggling. 😄 But look at those calves, I did not know they could look like that. 😆|
Choco Zorb BallThere is also the Zorb Ball. Two people could fit inside the Zorb Ball. When my friends did this, their laughter and shouts were just contagious and wonderful! I would like to try this one the next time I go to CHAP and maybe I could do it with my sisters. 😊
|While the Zorb Ball was rolling, I could hear my friends shouting and laughing. It was contagious! 😆|
CHAP Body BallLastly, my favorite of all, was the Body Ball. We were basically inside inflated balls much smaller than the Zorb Ball. We were then grouped into two teams, two people each team. Then we played a soccer game. Imagine us, inside big inflated balls running around trying to kick a tiny soccer ball into tiny soccer goals!! 😂 It was heaps of fun! I broke my shoe and I was running out of breath but wow!!! I never had that much childish fun in so many years!
|Look at us inside big balls, chasing and kicking a tiny ball. 😄|
Prices and Other Details
Entrance Fee - Php60.00
Bike Zipline - Php450.00
Surf Zipline - Php450.00
Rope Course - Ranging from Php300.00 to Php1,500 depending on the rope course you choose
Wall Climb - Php300.00
Zorb Ball - Php400 per person
Body Ball - Php400 per person
They have package rates and you could get cheaper prices if you avail the package rates. For more information on their prices check there website here. If you want to contact CHAP, you can reach them through the following:
Phone: +63 932 667 7098 | +63 932 042 4779 | +63 38 501 0282
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org | email@example.com
Facebook: facebook.com/Chocolate Hills Adventure Park
They are open daily even on holidays from 8:30am to 5:30pm.
How to Get ThereCHAP is located in Carmen, Bohol. To get there from Tagbilaran City, you can take a bus in Dao Terminal. The Bus ride should be around 2 hours. The fare is Php60.00. Just tell the bus driver to drop you at CHAP. If you take the van (a.k.a. v-hire), you will get there faster. The fare for the v-hire is Php80.00 - Php100.00. By a private transportation, you could get there in an hour if you use the Tagbilaran - Hanopol - Batuan - Carmen Route.
|Tagbilaran-Balilihan-Hanopol-Batuan-Carmen Route. This is a faster way to Carmen, Bohol if you are not planning to pass by the Loboc Man Made Forest.|
Do try living your life at the edge sometimes and there are plenty of things you will discover about yourself. Adventures are food for the soul and what a better way to have a feast for the soul than to do it with friends or family. 😊😊 Visit CHAP, it is not really just a place for thrilling adventures but also a great place to be for chilling with friends or for a family of multiple generations to enjoy.