I was in town for my best friend's wedding and a large group of us decided to take one of these Chiva buses. The music and entertainment is great, however, be prepared for continuous harrassment of people trying to sell you maracas and other things along the ride. The tour is supposed to be 'all you can drink' rum and coke. We got on the bus right outside the clock tower and did not get any kind of alcohol until about 30 minutes in when we had gotten to Bocagrande. This is after driving around in circles until they finally filled up the bus with enough passengers. When we finally got going, it was pretty fun though. The drive was all through Bocagrande and around the walled city. The bottle of rum they give you is very small and you share it with 6 people so depending on how quickly others may drink, you might run out very quickly. They refused to keep the liquor coming and we only received one additional small bottle during the remainder of our trip. Also, the bus stops about 45 minutes in to let people walk around on the wall and pay money to go use a bathroom. When the bus finally gets going again, you end up in Getsemani at some bar that the bus company has a deal with. If you want a ride back home, you are forced to stay at the bar for 1 hour or hang out around the bus. Or you can simply walk or take a cab back. The bar was terrible. Waiters and waitresses would not bring you change for your drink unless you kept asking them about it multiple times. The experience could have been so much better with a few small changes.
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