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Volcan de Lodo El Totumo (Mud Volcano)

Cartagena, Colombia
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Ranked #18 of 39 attractions in Cartagena
Type: Spas, Volcanos
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San Juan, Puerto Rico
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16 reviews 16 reviews
9 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

We went early in the morning. My tour was all Spanish, but the people who where there understood it as our tour guide Vanesa talked very slowly, loud (not yelling), and clear. She just gave the must know, and let us enjoyed the whole Volcano experienced. The stairs to go up are kind of steep, and going down into the... More

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Rennes, France
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21 reviews 21 reviews
6 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

I had a great time here; the volcano is super small, but when we arrived there was space for everyone - nobody had to queue. Floating in the mud is a super surreal experience that everyone should experience!! My gripe is with the locals providing the additional services. These services are optional but the locals practically force them on you.... More

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Millwood, New York
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

I enjoyed the people I went with but there were just too many people in a small pit. Then after the mud you go down to the water and the women give you a bath that you have to pay for too. I paid one woman and then another came up and said I had to pay her. Longer time... More

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Santiago, Chile
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18 reviews 18 reviews
13 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

Now that we know that are other mud volcanoes in Colombia, this is a must-avoid ! Crowded, since all the tours come from Cartagena at the same time Greedy local people who won't behave nicely if you don't buy all the "extra" services (like a crappy massage or a bucket of water to wash yourself, but I'm perfectly able to... More

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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14 reviews 14 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

Went to this spot with a couple of friends from my hostel. You're only allowed in the mud for a short amount of time, and at every turn they're trying to get you to spend money. You have to be pretty assertive for some of the guys not to try and massage it into your skin, and if you reject... More

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New York City, New York
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

this is definitely a must-do. I was skeptical at first, but now, if I hadnt done it I really would've missed out on an amazing sensation that I will never forget

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Barranquilla, Colombia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

funny place bizarre massages but must to see,please come to visit this place its a lot of fun, thanks family for that

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Barbados
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

The idea of being in this mud in a volcano was cool !!! It would appear however that over time the mud disappeared. We had to climp a ladder down into the volcano and one to get back out. ( I would say about 6 ft ) Love the idea that we were floating around and not sinking lol. Felt... More

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Stockholm, Sweden
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20 reviews 20 reviews
6 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

It looked like a lot of mud has disappeared over time. The mud was blended with sun lotion and sweat, I feel I got more dirty then the supposedly "spa-treatment". We had to give away our camera so the local people could make some money (3000COP), which was really annoying since we had a water proof camera. Before we got... More

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new jersey
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2014 via mobile

We went last year a definite bucket list event the mud is crazy only problem was a storm came the quickly and dropped scout ten inches of rain and it gets two dangerous trying to come down a volcano when your mud covered and REALLY SLIPPERY

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