One of the many activities you get to experience if you avail a Bohol Countryside Tour is the Tarsier Watching. A tarsier is a rare creature found in the Philippine archipelago. Bohol, known for having the most number of tarsiers in the country, is now one of the highly visited provinces.
During tarsier watching, you get to see the smallest primate in the world. Because of its size, you will say it is very cute and you just cannot resist its charm. Before, tourists were allowed to touch the nocturnal creature that possesses huge eyes. They usually put it in their heads or arms and take pictures. Now, it is different because the government no longer allows anyone to touch these tiny primates because they will be stressed. The tarsiers sleep in the morning and wakes up at night, just like an owl. Even though their eyes are open, they are sleeping during the hours that guests watch them.
The tarsiers measure about four to five inches in height and they usually cling in the branches of trees when they are asleep. Its tail is longer than its body and it has a brown colored fur. Many say this creature is just like a small monkey or a bat with no wings.
Those who are interested in tarsier watching may avail a cheap Bohol tour package. Because of the proximity of Corella (the area where these tarsiers are seen) to the other tourist attractions in Bohol Island such as Baclayon Church, Prony the Python Snake and Blood Compact Monument, the tarsier watching is more often included in a Bohol Countryside Tour.