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Volcan de Lodo El Totumo (Mud Volcano)

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Exciting dip in the communal mud: a bit stinky, but hard to resist as it is so unique

Unique experience for sure! It was a bit smelly, but what an incredible feeling to be floating and learning to move through this volcanic mud. We did all the extras which amount... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 2, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

Also u can take a bus to the volcano! easy! when you get there by some coconut wather! Salud ! then go up to the volcano and slowly jump in! is really nice, simple nature after a deep just go down to the river clean the Barro drink mire coconut water and thats it your skin will feel very happy!... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

Went here looking for an experience and found it. We went for the afternoon visit. It took over one hour to pick up everyone then about an hour out to the mud pit. It was unusual, as you cannot go under and are suspended in mud. We were in for about 30 minutes, then rinsed off in the lake. We... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015

It's an experience. It's very expensive though, specially looking at the conditions of the ladder, its acutally falling apart. And the "toilets"? HORRIBLE.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015

Unique experience for sure! It was a bit smelly, but what an incredible feeling to be floating and learning to move through this volcanic mud. We did all the extras which amount to less than $5 total. It was strange and very personal to get bathed by the women who put their fingers in various crevices in order to get... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015

What a waste of time. We did an organized tour to the volcano. What could easily have been done in 3 hours was artificially stretched into an unspectacular 6 hour trip. The mud "volcano" is 10 m high and has a width of 3 meters. The mud may have come from the centre of the earth, the volcano certainly has... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015

We enjoyed our visit to Totumo. It was about an hour's drive from Cartagena by cab. The mud definitely feels funky (in a mostly good way). It's thick enough to float in. It made for some great pictures. After you exit the mud, the locals will lead you to the water and bathe you. Beware though: BRING ENOUGH CASH, preferably... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

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

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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