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Volcan de Lodo El Totumo (Mud Volcano)

Cartagena, Colombia
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Ranked #20 of 37 Attractions in Cartagena
Type: Volcanos, Spas, Outdoors
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Type: Volcanos, Spas, Outdoors
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Portland, Oregon
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26 reviews 26 reviews
13 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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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Limeira, SP
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4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

A mud volcano at aprox. 90 min from Cartagena. Several companies offers the day tour. The Totumo volcano are 28 meters high, with 2300 meters depth. You swim in the warm mud for 45 min. It's a great experience and so much fun. You have to pay some extra services like massage, camera holder and wash ladies. Anyway, the experience... More 

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Delray Beach, Florida
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4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

need to do this at least once in your life, what a work-out climbing up and down those stairs, but when in the mud and your getting massaged, it's great, after the local ladies wash you all off and then a cold drink and some food

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Los Angeles, California, United States
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3 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014

90 min from town. warm mud volcano in a really rustic village. pay extra for a worker to go in with you and give the 45 min mud massage. wife and I did it. so worth it. its diff and its a nice break from the typical colonial stuff you see everywhere else. go ahead and get dirty. they bath... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014

It's a little freaky at first, but it's so much fun once you get used to floating in the mud. Then the ladies in the lake pour water on you and even wash your bathers! We laughed the entire time! Just make sure to take 9,000 cop in small bills because you have to pay each service separately and they... More 

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Prague, Czech Republic
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014 via mobile

It was really strange lying in the mad pool, but I liked it. You can lay and do nothing. The local people give you a short basic massage for 3.000 cop, take a photo of you for 3.000 cop and wash you from the mud for 3.000 cop. We booked it throw our hostal Casa Viena. It was quite good... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

We booked this trip through out hostel but in hindsight, if you have 4 people, you would be cheaper getting a taxi from the centre to the volcano. The volcano is smaller than I expected. However, it is good fun being inside it and the massage (more of a rub down) is quite good. We paid a small amount for... More 

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Spokane, Washington
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

I went there with a tour organized by the hostel where I was staying. I believe it covered transportation, entry fee for the volcano, and lunch at a different place. Advice to the traveler: bring an old swim suit, and lots of change to tip all the workers who pamper you throughout the experience - the masseuse, the photographer, the... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

Ok, I write this with the disclaimer that this is not for everyone. Again, this is my for everyone. If you don't like mud, dirt, are a germaphobe, don't want people touching you, néed luxury bathrooms, can't ignore what would likely be structural violations in Any other country, and can't deal with dirty water this IS NOT for you. Again,... More 

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