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In the video it was stated that a guide was "required". By whom? Is this an actual requirement or maybe just something implemented by the townspeople. In the video the last stop was the guide's family gift shop.
Quote from: Jalco on August 22, 2015, 11:15:44 PMIn the video it was stated that a guide was "required". By whom? Is this an actual requirement or maybe just something implemented by the townspeople. In the video the last stop was the guide's family gift shop.On the www.Boquillas.org website it states this: "The landing is still approximately one mile from the village, some people choose to walk, and a local guide will accompany you for a gratuity. This is a requirement of the managers of the Federally Protected Natural Area, Maderas del Carmen.... More popular is the choice to take a horse of burro into town. Horses run $8 per person round trip, and burros $5. A local guide will accompany you, show you the town, and stay close until you are ready to return. Visitors may also ride in a pick up for $5 per head.Gratuities for good service are always appreciated."
We just did the crossing in January. You might be able to go without a guide, but it is encouraged and not really offered as a maybe. They basically just say, "Lupe will be your guide, and maybe you tip him something nice after." In other words, it is a small income stream for the town. Take the guide, and tip him well.
Al, these are great pictures, I really need to get across the river next time I am down there.
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