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Volcan de Lodo El Totumo (Mud Volcano)

Cartagena, Colombia
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Ranked #24 of 42 Attractions in Cartagena
Type: Volcanos, Spas, Outdoors
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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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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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2014

We had an amazing time here. We booked a tour through the Casa Viena, for 35000 COP per person it was a bargain. The tour guide was really friendly and helpful. All the Ok thank you so much ! at the volcano were great and very friendly. The tips cost only 15000 between the two of us, for mud massage,... More

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Sao Paulo, SP
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2014

Very interesting experience! The volcano is 40 minutes by bus from Cartagena. It’s 30 meters high and 2.300 meters deep. The mud is really dense, so it’s IMPOSSIBLE to sink! Even if you try… LOL You just stay there floating and relaxing! You can pay for local people to take your camera and take pictures of you. They also offer... More

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Irvine, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

I read most of the reviews and I was skeptical. I had a blast. You ascend to the top of the hill, then descend about 25 feet into this primordial ooze of grey mud. Feels smooth and cool. Great experience. Get a massage, then climb back up and head down to the river to get clean. Well worth it. Be... More

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Singapore, Singapore
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014

Here is a movie to get an idea of what it's (sort of) like: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QMJptvosZM4 It looks like this from the outside. However, the mud level is probably 15-20 feet lower than this. So you climb down many rungs on the ladder to get to the mud. You don't get to look at the view when you're in the mud... More

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South FL, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

This is not everyone’s cup of tea and I think my wife enjoyed it a bit more than I did. That said I think if you are in Cartagena and have some time it is worth the visit. My suggestion is to do a private tour rather than go with a large tour group. My wife and I booked a... More

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New York City, New York
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014 via mobile

After a 45 minute drive from Cartagena we arrived at this oversized ant hill. You strip down to your bathing suit and climb up stairs. While waiting for others to leave the tiny mud hole, you realize structurally this is unsafe. Anyhow, the group we were with were laughing so hard that it made it quite the entertaining 15 minutes.... More

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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

This was definitely a unique experience. Note: This activity is not for germaphobes. My friends and I were told there was a volcano you could take a mud bath in. How could we say no? When we showed up we were a tad bit disappointed in the size of this "volcano" but we drove over an hour to get there... More

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