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Volcan de Lodo El Totumo (Mud Volcano)

Address: Cartagena, Colombia
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Type: Volcanos, Nature & Parks, Spas & Wellness
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Type: Volcanos, Nature & Parks, Spas & Wellness
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Chicago, Illinois
1 review
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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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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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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Brooklyn, New York
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015

Don't buy a tour. Three of us negotiated with the cab driver and finally we agreed for $50 for a around trip. Take a trip in the morning. You will save time and avoid the crowd. We were leaving when 2 big busses arrived. Bring camera and LOCAL money. And don't be scared of the steps ))))

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Miami Beach, Florida
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

Mud Volcano is something I would definitely recommend to include to your itinerary. Close-up "volcano" looks more like a little hill with the shaky steps leading you down the gray-colored mixture. But knowing that it runs 2 miles deep is impressive. Floating on the surface is a lot of fun and getting a massage is very relaxing. The entire experience... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

I am a frequent visitor of Cartagena and always wanted to visit Volcan del Totumo, but never had the chance, until today. It was totally worth it; I may repeat it someday. In brief: you must visit it at least once in your lifetime. The only reason why I dont give it five stars is the absence of adequate restrooms.... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

Spent. Couple of hours at the volcano the mud bath felt good. The beach that you go afterwards is totally worth it... Manzanilla del mar.... One of the best beaches in the Cartagena area actually the only decent beach because Cartagena beaches suck

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Royal Oak, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2014

My significant other really wanted to do this so I caved. We bought a tour deal through out hotel. I'm glad we went. A large bus picked us up at 9:30 and it was almost full. We got some welcome and directions from the guide in English and Spanish. When we arrived, we were taken to a changing room where... More 

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Portland, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014

I loved it! We decided to do the tour option after deciding the taxi option sounded complicated. I really wish I could remember the tour we used, if I find the name i'll come back and update. The price was great. maybe $30-$40 dollars. We were picked up and dropped of at our hotel, got plenty of time at the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

Talk about having a blast at the mud volcano!!! Mud=awesome The non-Osha approved walk up and down=glad to be alive:) The local bathrooms were interesting to say the least and I was very thankful to be a guy on this day. Also be very careful in the water getting rinsed off. The wonderful lady assisting pointed to my shorts to... More 

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