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1. Posted by Gecko (Budding Member, 35 posts) 2 Aug '11 22:59

Hi. Has anyone booked transport in Central America in advance through Bamba Experience? I've been quoted 274 Euros to travel on 1st class buses and water taxis on the following route:

Cancun - Valladolid - Merida - Palenque - Flores - Belize City - Caye Caulker - Chetumal - Tulum - Cancun

1st of all I was wondering what the costs of these tickets is likely to be (I've never travelled in this part of the world) if I booked them myself (I assume I could save money by travelling on Chicken buses, rather than 1st class) and 2nd, how does it work with Bamba? They said I get an e-code, but no tickets to print off myself - has anyone used this system and did it work ok?

Thanks in advance for any advice!


2. Posted by Cyberia (Travel Guru, 1747 posts) 3 Aug '11 03:20

You are not just paying for first class travel but for them arranging everything too and giving you peace of mind. However presumably you would have to commit to a tight timetable you could not change?

You can do it yourself a lot cheaper by using ordinary buses (not too bad, but certainly not first class) to get around but it is a matter of sorting out schedules yourself, maybe waiting overnight if you miss a bus, looking for connections, etc.

If I had the money to spare, I would take it but really, only you can decide this.