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Volcan de Lodo El Totumo (Mud Volcano)

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Address: Cartagena, Colombia
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Too many people on line- short time in the volcano

It would have been fun if they let you stay longer in the volcano. To be on line for your turn to go in, on the sizzling hot sun is unbearable. However, it seems it did cleanse... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed March 25, 2015
ernestoqueensny
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Queens NY
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Queens NY
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40 reviews 40 reviews
7 attraction reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

It would have been fun if they let you stay longer in the volcano. To be on line for your turn to go in, on the sizzling hot sun is unbearable. However, it seems it did cleanse your skin pores.

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Ottawa, Ontario
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8 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015 NEW

Weird, wacky and wonderful experience for our family of four including our 11 year old daughter and 15 year old son. We all thoroughly enjoyed it and certainly will never forget the experience. It is a 45 minute transit from Cartagena. Climbing up the heavy runged ladder and then down into the mud. Floating is given as the mud is... More 

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Austin, Texas, United States
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015 NEW

Don't make the same mistake I did, which is to sign up for a tour of the Mud Volcano before reading the TripAdvisor reviews to understand what it is. The Mud Volcano is one of those things that are inherently neither good nor bad. Whether you like it or not really depends on you. We came to the Mud Volcano... More 

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

Everything about this was great apart from the length of the drive there. It's an extremely silly-looking volcano, which you then plop down into with a bunch of other tourists which was potentially bleak but in practice good fun. The mud itself is bizarre and then once you're done you walk over to a warm lagoon to wash it all... More 

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Alexandria, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

We thought it was a hoot and had no difficulty getting in by taxi as a short detour from Barranquilla to Cartagena. .

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Los Angeles, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015

We tried to take a taxi to the mud volcano, based on a couple older reviews. But after a long drive out to the countryside, we were told that only tour buses were being let through - no taxis. We lost almost half a day and 100,000 pesos. We ended up taking a tour bus there a different day, and... More 

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New York City, New York
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4 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

An hour drive back and forth to wait 30 minutes in line and climb down into a crowded mud pit? Not my idea of fun.

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Chicago, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

It is NOT in Cartegena. It took us about 45 minutes - hour to drive there (a local drove us from old town Cartegena to this location on the way to Baranquilla). We pulled in, there is about 20 locals that run a mini shanty town of local eats and places to sit... just people hangin' about, doing nothing but... More 

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Alpharetta, Georgia
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69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2015

We took a tour. It was $25 US each. It included the bus drive out there, the entrance and lunch on the beach. Just for the record, it's not a volcano. It's a really fun, very buoyant soft mud pool. If you use the local services, it is most convenient if you bring exact change for the tips. 3000 pesos... More 

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Boulogne, Buenos Aires
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36 reviews 36 reviews
21 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015

The volcando is a strange nature place. I've not see something like that in my tríps however when I Want there all e with my bus and, tthe people , informal 'Guides ' who offers his services have a bad temper, and we felt affraid because we have them less money than they expect.( the payment was volunteer). The place... More 

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