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Volcan de Lodo El Totumo (Mud Volcano)

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Address: Cartagena, Colombia
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Unique but a memorable experience

This was definitely a different experience. We arranged the trip with our hotel. We were picked up at our hotel and we took a 45 min drive to the volcano. We then striped down to... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 7, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 NEW

This is a very quick but fun and unique tour - you only spend a few minutes inside the volcano and it is quite small but if you have the right expectations before setting out you should have a fun and memorable experience. We booked through our hostel and I would definitely recommend doing that vs going on your own... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015 NEW

excellent tour, arranged through our hostel, was only marginally cheaper to go via public transport so cut out the extra time and hastle and go via a hostel, much easier, plus lunch was only 10,000 COP extra, and it was amazing. The volcano is very cool, surreal experience, too dense to sink and no bottom in sight. very funny slipping... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

This was a unique experience and something fun to try if you have the time. The experience of floating in the warm smooth mud is unlike floating in water. Try as you might, you won't be able to sink, and the mud is rumored to be good for your skin. With the recent activity art the site, the mud in... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

Let me start by saying that the actual mud volcano itself is a really fun, weird experience, and you should definitely go. It's a little smelly, and a strange sensation, but it's really fun and even great for non swimmers as it's virtually impossible to sink/drown!? Our problem was afterwards: We were told a set price to pay for the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

It was awesome. We hired a taxi from Cartagena - 4 people round trip $25 USD each so $100 total. You get to the site and take a staircase to the top where you may have a line of people waiting to get in the mudbath. I got a little scared because I don't like high heights and it was... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

This was definitely a different experience. We arranged the trip with our hotel. We were picked up at our hotel and we took a 45 min drive to the volcano. We then striped down to our swimsuits on the bus (leave everything on the bus, it's the safest place for your belongings) and walked up to the volcano. I had... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

This Is one of the best tours in Cartagena, it's inexpensive and it includes transportation and a super great lunch after you come from the volcano. @ the volcano you float inside the crater, and the locals give you a massage, after you come down you can bath in the lake, and the local women can help taking the mud... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015

If you want a thrill of taking mud bath from the naturally formed volcano don't miss the opportunity. Suggest going in the low season so you don't have wait in a line.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015

Very relaxing warm mud! it is a lot easier to have a car and to early (no later than 10,or 1030) because it will get really crowded and you'll wait for awhile in line. Make sure to wear either an old swim suit that you are planning to toss or a black one. The stains are not easy to clean.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015

It is different, that's for sure! I went on a tour but there were not too many people there and we had a good time. The previous entries about the tips for the locals etc are true but does it matter? AngelaIndigo got it about right :-) After all, it is a pretty horrible and desperate way to earn a... More 

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Address: Cartagena, Colombia
Location: South America  >  Colombia  >  Bolivar Department  >  Cartagena District  >  Cartagena

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