How it works:
- Situation: there are bus drivers who work in cahoots with unofficial/fraudulent tour agents.
- Version 1: a tout boards the bus you are on, insists that he is with the tour company you will be using, and then redirects you to an “office”. There, he will not let you go until you sign up for an overpriced tour package or buy fake tickets.
- Version 2: your bus to Flores stops midway through the journey. There, a shuttle awaits to bring you to Flores, but will actually bring you to an “office” to buy overpriced tours/tickets.
Places to beware:
What to do:
- Stick to your route and do not get into the shuttle.