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Rumba in Chiva

Cartagena, Colombia
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Your experience depends on the guide and your fellow partiers.

We booked this through our hostel with Chocolate Tours before reading all of these reviews. I then... read more

Reviewed 9 July 2016
Courtney M
San Diego, California
via mobile
Wedding party disaster

Mostly I write about the good experiences. This was not one though. We were part of a wedding... read more

Reviewed 4 July 2016
Gary D
Cartagena, Bolivar, Colombia
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Reviewed 9 July 2016 via mobile

We booked this through our hostel with Chocolate Tours before reading all of these reviews. I then read the reviews and was not excited for what was to come of the evening. First off, come with a buzz or bring your own bottle because you...More

3  Thank Courtney M
Reviewed 4 July 2016

Mostly I write about the good experiences. This was not one though. We were part of a wedding party, about 150 people, more perhaps. Plans had been made in advance for a Chiva bus tour the night before the wedding after a dinner at the...More

3  Thank Gary D
Reviewed 28 June 2016 via mobile

Had a really good time on this tour. Granted, I knew what I was getting into by reading reviews. Yes, you do drive around picking up people, and the booze is cheap and the mixers are generic, but its cheap like 3 bucks an hour...More

1  Thank George B
Reviewed 2 May 2016

We went on a rumba en chiva bus the last time we were in Cartagena (in 2009). We had a great time: the rum flowed and the party near Las Bovedas was great, with lots of music and dancing. As we were back in Cartagena,...More

2  Thank Miriam D
Reviewed 17 April 2016 via mobile

Booked this "tour" if you can call it that through our hotel. I saw different prices online and in town, hotels was the lowest at $13/per person. Didn't have much to lose at that price. Took the 8:00pm party one. Picked us up, drove around...More

1  Thank Joe G
Reviewed 7 April 2016

just vist 2 interesting places, Chivas's guide are low level information mentioned is very basic. At the end of city tour takes the group to a jewelry to buy esmeraldas. No mention anything about old town history

Thank Patricio R
Reviewed 13 March 2016

We went on this tour during the day, and it was absolutely brilliant for all ages. There was a tour through the streets of the old City, with plenty of rum and coke flowing, band playing loudly, singing and dancing. It was noisy and great...More

1  Thank bill & jen
Reviewed 2 March 2016

I think the idea is brilliant, I love the look, but afternoon tour was a bit ... boring. We were in Cartagena for a day and a half, we arrived midday so I wanted to jump on that bus and see the whole city in...More

1  Thank Julia N
Reviewed 28 February 2016

What a great experience! On the party bus, meandering through the streets of Cartagena with endless rum, Coke, and buckets of ice. Singing and dancing all the way to the music of the band in the back of the bus--and we stopped at most of...More

2  Thank George R
Reviewed 21 February 2016 via mobile

We took this tour because it sounded ok to see the city at night and know the places to party. You will spend most of the time driving to pick up people from the hotels, traffic is kind of heavy and drivers are a bit...More

1  Thank consueloth
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7 September 2015|
Response from Grant H | Reviewed this property |
There is a daytime chiva and a nighttime chiva, the daytime one is more historical information etc and the nighttime one is really just music, drinking and dancing (as best you can while seated on a bus!).