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Volcan de Lodo El Totumo (Mud Volcano)

Cartagena, Colombia
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Ranked #18 of 34 attractions in Cartagena
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Type: Spas, Volcanos
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Punta Cana, Dominican Republic
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014

This was such a fun experience, the mud is hot and you just float there, so even if you cannot swim you don't sink and you'll have fun. For a couple of dollars you will get a massage inside the mud. Days after we still had mud inside our ears, but your skin will be baby soft. After the volcano... More

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USA
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9 reviews 9 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2014

Yes, you absolutely should go here. It's weird and fun. Bring small bills so you can pay all of the people who help you (the photographer, the person who massages you, the person who washes your clothes, the person who watches your sandals at the foot of the volcano). Note that massages are optional - you can say no. You... More

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Cleveland, Ohio
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2014

Spending a few hours at the Volcan de Totumo is a great way to spend half of a day. We booked a tour for $25/person which included transportation to the volcano and lunch. You really feel weightless in the mud, and you can't really swim or stand. It is a really interesting experience. If you aren't totally creeper out by... More

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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2014 via mobile

Swimming in the mud was unlike anything we had experienced before, and was well worth the trip. You climb up a steep set of stairs then climb down into a pool of mud. There are people to hold your belongings at the top and take pictures of you as you are climbing down and in the mud (for a tip,... More

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Miami, Florida, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2014

cool and unusual position to be suspended in mud and have handlers guide you in and massage you, its one in a lifetime experience, just do it. the only draw back is that its a good 30-45 min ride. bring some spare cash and a camera, u pay for the entrance which is 5 bucks and than u pay for... More

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Syracuse NY
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57 reviews 57 reviews
25 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2014

The hotel had Eco tour pick us up to take us to the volcano. I highly recommend doing that bc they explain everything in regards to the people there looking for money. Plus they have a building at the volcano where you can get a beer and relax. I suggest the morning tour bc they also take you to a... More

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Toronto
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59 reviews 59 reviews
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85 helpful votes 85 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2014

I think we laughed the whole time from when we descended into the warm mud "volcano", got manhandled/massaged, bobbed around in the mud, slithered out, and flopped down to the lake where ladies wash you off (take off your suit and everything - don't worry the water is murky enough for modesty - and bath you like a baby including... More

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Mississauga, Ontario, Canada
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150 helpful votes 150 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2014

I went here while visiting Cartagena with a friend and her daughter. Her daughter is only 3 years old, so I knew if I wanted to try this, I would have to go alone. After talking to some friends who had done it last year, I knew it would be worth it! Let me tell you about my experience. Know... More

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Prague, Czech Republic
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46 reviews 46 reviews
27 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2014

This mud volcano is something I really was impressed with. We were told it was 2000 m deep, which is hard to imagine. Nobody can drawn in it, though, as the mud upholds your body. And there is a lot of fun when rolling in. What is unbeliavable, too, is the state of this attraction. Steps up and down the... More

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Fordingbridge, United Kingdom
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112 reviews 112 reviews
57 attraction reviews
71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2014

I booked my trip with great trepidation as I had read lots of negative reviews. However, I had a FANTASTIC TIME. You could go in a private taxi but I think you probably wouldn't have as much fun - in my opinion. I had booked a tour (small minibus of approx. 18 people). There were the usual 'pick ups' from... More

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