Central America Tour (Mexico, Belize Guatemala, Cuba) with TopSpotLife
Replies: 10 - Last Post: Nov 15, 2012 2:08 PM Last Post By: lucapal
Nov 8, 2012 11:39 AM
I met a guy in Miami that works for TopSpotLife.org and he really caught my attention with his explanation of their tours. I am planning to travel there in January 2013 but I am still undecided if I should do it with them. Does anybody know anything about them? As I understand they are not even a travel agency, they organize some kind of service where you pay a "membership fee" and everything else on the spot while on destination. I have found their website and went through reviews and programs but still need clearer idea what is it all about?
Any response or review will be appreciated.
Nov 8, 2012 1:22 PM
1If you want do some tours in Belize, come here and arrange tours with local tour companies -- no membership fees.
Nov 8, 2012 2:41 PM
2Don't know anything about this company,but I can't see any reason why you would want to pay a membership fee for the privilege of paying a company to do tours with them.
Belize is easy to travel in and as misterbee says above,when you need to do a day tour you can arrange it locally..it will cost you less and benefit the local economy and community more......
Nov 8, 2012 4:41 PM
Nov 8, 2012 7:19 PM
Nov 8, 2012 8:04 PM
Nov 9, 2012 10:26 AM
6Unless there doing some type of social service work I agree with the other posters, it just doen not make sence to pay a membership fee to go on a tour. Do as Greggo suggests, buy a book, do some reserch on line and buy your ticket. If you want tours or a package for one or varios countries there are plenty of compabnies dieing for you busines with no sigh up fees just striaght profits.
If you need advice on El Salvador feel fre to write here or PM me. Central America is a great place to travel whether on a back packers budget or all inclusive tour group budget.
Nov 12, 2012 9:41 PM
Firstly, thank you for all your replies. A I am not experienced traveler therefore every help matters a lot to me. My state of mind leads me to always try to find something new and different and what I am interested in is the approach of these guys towards travel and overall philosophy of their "agency" so after thorough review of their website, which was pretty complicated to understand at a first glance I have decided to try my luck with them. I will keep you posted in February what happened.
Nov 13, 2012 5:25 AM
Nov 15, 2012 1:57 PM
9Usually where is a scam you don't find all informations posted about a certain company (its registration, location and so on). Everything is tracable and can be double checked nowdays. Afterall we are a google generation...
I have also found and read general terms and conditions which explains a lot and can give you a lot of answers... http://www.topspotlife.org/travel/information
Anyway. Gaining trust is a long term process and if you are not really a gambling addict it is important that when you travel you have to make sure what you are going to get. I'm sure that all REAL travellers know what i'm talking about... It's fun when you buy a plain ticket and you go backpacking but it's not so fun anymore when you find a SUPER local tour guide that is making profits on you with guiding you to the commissionary related spots.
On the other hand a big travel agency tours are non-flexible and can be a real suffer for more advance travellers... therefore even though this organization TopSpotLife is uknown i respect their effort and hope they will last, cause the idea is really something new on the scene...
Nov 15, 2012 2:08 PM
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