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Volcan de Lodo El Totumo (Mud Volcano)

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Address: Cartagena, Colombia
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This could be a really good tourist attraction if they invested in the infrastructure (and if they got rid of all the people demanding tips) but on the other hand geothermal... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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Edmonton, Canada

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Edmonton, Canada
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241 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 103 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

This could be a really good tourist attraction if they invested in the infrastructure (and if they got rid of all the people demanding tips) but on the other hand geothermal phenomena come and go so why spend any money. To get to the top entrance you first have to climb about 3 stories on "steps" which a really rickety... More 

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Perth
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5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

You can see all the photos but you need to go and experience it for yourself. The mud makes you feel like you're levitating and is such a cool, fascinating feeling. Obviously you get all the other benefits of skin feeling nice and being surrounded by 20 strangers in a mud bath too.. IMPORTANT BITS - Take cash. Smaller notes... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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27 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We signed up for the morning 1/2 day tour through our hostel, El Viajero. The tour included pick-up, drop-off, and lunch. We did spend a fair amount of time on the bus getting to and from the village but it was worth it for the once in a lifetime experience. I highly recommend bringing lots of smaller bills to pay... More 

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Brooklyn, New York
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15 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The tour we took was really poorly organized but I'd still highly recommend this (try to find a tour where you don't have to go around to pick everyone up one by one in a bus, because it takes like 2 hours). The volcano itself was not what I was expecting at all. I don't want to give anything away,... More 

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Florida
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11 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was a once in a lifetime experience. A little weird in the mud being massaged, but a super cool experience that I would definitely do again. Make sure and bring $3Mil for the locker, camera guy, massage and wash off.

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Burbank, California
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38 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It is a man-made dirt hill with liquid mud inside of the top crater. Where the mud comes from is a question, looks like from the shores of the near-by bay. As such, any health-related properties are very questionable, especially if you think of the number of people that go through that mud every day. Having said that, it is... More 

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Tavernier, Florida
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33 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The mud volcano is certainly a very unique attraction but be ware of any person that gets in contact with you will want money from each and every person in your party. One guy will keep track of your things and try to steal them if he thinks he can get away with it, like my friends watch. The people... More 

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5 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We ended up on this tour for lack of better things to do. It is not a real volcano. It is a mud pit that you climb into. You will be shaken down by the locals for everything from the guy who holds your camera to the peole who "massage" you in the mud to the ladies who clean the... More 

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1 Thank John P
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56 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

in here you will get a bath of mud, is was very cool, not the usual tour but it was nice, this is volcanic mud with a lot of minerals as they say but it was very relaxing

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Vila Velha, ES
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331 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 263 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Weird but nice experience and worth the stop between Barranquilla and Cartagena. Be aware that you will be in a mud pool with a lot of fellow travelers.....

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