Rumba in Chiva: Colombia's Booze BusCartagena, Colombia
You’ve probably never considered a bus tour to be a particularly cool way to explore a city, but then you’ve probably never heard of Colombia’s Rumba in Chiva. These night tours of Cartagena swap the usual dull, double-decker buses and pre-recorded audio guides for rustic, brightly coloured chiva buses, where party-loving revellers cram onto rows of benches. Add free-flowing rum, a three-piece band and empanadas to line your stomach, and you’ve got a recipe for a brilliantly trashy night out on the town.
After rumbling around the city to check out the best sights, you’ll be deposited at a nightclub. Your party bus will linger for an hour or so, but it’s far more fun to party like a local, so wave your wheels goodbye and make your way home at dawn.
Tours cost around US$12, including unlimited drinks and club entrance.