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Volcan de Lodo El Totumo (Mud Volcano)

Address: Cartagena, Colombia
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Ranked #26 of 62 Activities in Cartagena
Type: Volcanos, Spas & Wellness, Nature & Parks
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Type: Volcanos, Spas & Wellness, Nature & Parks
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Brooklyn, New York
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7 reviews 7 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015 NEW

Don't buy a tour. Three of us negotiated with the cab driver and finally we agreed for $50 for a around trip. Take a trip in the morning. You will save time and avoid the crowd. We were leaving when 2 big busses arrived. Bring camera and LOCAL money. And don't be scared of the steps ))))

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Miami Beach, Florida
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015 NEW

Mud Volcano is something I would definitely recommend to include to your itinerary. Close-up "volcano" looks more like a little hill with the shaky steps leading you down the gray-colored mixture. But knowing that it runs 2 miles deep is impressive. Floating on the surface is a lot of fun and getting a massage is very relaxing. The entire experience... More 

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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

I am a frequent visitor of Cartagena and always wanted to visit Volcan del Totumo, but never had the chance, until today. It was totally worth it; I may repeat it someday. In brief: you must visit it at least once in your lifetime. The only reason why I dont give it five stars is the absence of adequate restrooms.... More 

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5 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

Spent. Couple of hours at the volcano the mud bath felt good. The beach that you go afterwards is totally worth it... Manzanilla del mar.... One of the best beaches in the Cartagena area actually the only decent beach because Cartagena beaches suck

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Royal Oak, Michigan
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55 reviews 55 reviews
7 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2014

My significant other really wanted to do this so I caved. We bought a tour deal through out hotel. I'm glad we went. A large bus picked us up at 9:30 and it was almost full. We got some welcome and directions from the guide in English and Spanish. When we arrived, we were taken to a changing room where... More 

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Portland, Oregon
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26 reviews 26 reviews
13 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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
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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 helpful votes 4 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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11 helpful votes 11 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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