When we landed in Cartagena, we immediately jumped into a tour to Palenque which is a city where the first black people were free from slavery in the world which was cool.
After the tour in Guatupe, I was wanting to be around other people outside of Carla and a guide. I like group tours so the guide can have other people to talk to when I’m trying to be in the moment but this tour had too many people that included at least 8 children from Atlanta and the guide’s kids.
It was totes cute until it wasn’t cute any more. Particularly when I got a migraine and they were making up songs about chicken.
The tour took us around the town and we got to learn some history but honestly I had to pee in the beginning and didnt get to pee until the end (although I asked if we could stop somewhere),which was problematic.
I did not care much about whatever was being said because I was trying not to pee on myself. After I got the chance to pee, I livened up and thoroughly enjoyed the meal we had at the end.
The one thing that made the tour bad for me was that my trust was broken twice. Outside of having to pee and being denied this, he had us trying food on the way to the town. First item was a boiled iguana egg which was DISGUSTING and also rendered me sick the next and last day of the trip.
I was also out of work for two days as my body rejected the betrayal.
The tour really didn’t show us anything spectacular or offer much insight. It was like my dad going around his old hood introducing me to people and pointing out a couple buildings and some graftti.
The tour comes highly recommended but I feel it was money wasted honesty. It was $110 which included transportation. The tour was worth $55, at best.