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“Gross” 1 of 5 stars
Review of Volcan de Lodo El Totumo (Mud Volcano)

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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Saint Augustine
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“Gross”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2013 via mobile

Why anyone says this was a great experience I will never know. It's a mud pit where there in who knows what in it after 6,000 + ppl do what ever in there. Skip this, only a rip off. Jumping into a sewer would be almost as bad.

Visited January 2013
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“Best Bath of Your Life”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2013

I recently got back from a week in Cartagena and I must say that the day trip to El Totumo Volcano was one of the highlights. For what I consider a nominal fee, you will receive round-trip transportation from your lodging, a 45 minute mud bath experience, an amazing lunch, and a beautiful beach to relax on. You also have the option to receive a massage, have all your photos taken, and receive a full body wash off from some of the local ladies in a nearby lake - all for approx. $3 each.

I used Ecoturismo Los Pinos tour company for my booking. They were very professional and did their best to ensure all guests had a great time.

I highly recommend this tour!

Visited May 2013
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Nelson, Canada
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“Very disapointing.”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2013

Just an ant hill with a mud bath up top. Big deal.
Just an ant hill with a mud bath up top. Big deal.

Visited August 2012
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Grand Cayman
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“Is better to do it...”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2013

Is a different trip... but is good to do it at least ones..... is not a fanzi trip..... but at least is unique

Visited February 2013
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Recife, PE
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“Simply awful”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2013

Agencies and hostels will recommend this, but it's a huge waste of money and time. It's not a volcano; it's more of a man made hill with a 3-sq-m hole at the top for tourists to jump in. Once the other 10 or so participants in the tour hop into the mud, I was hesitant to jump in. You can pay some camera guy to take pictures of you, as you lie in the mud, and he juggles a dozen cameras around his neck and wrists. I jumped in and regretted it once I went to wash myself off and some random Colombian lady came to scrub the mud off, then asked for money. Just awful. Tourist trap. Skip it.

Visited May 2013
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