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Half-Day Tour to Totumo Mud Volcano from Cartagena
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Half-Day Tour to Totumo Mud Volcano from Cartagena

By Backpackers
No visit to Cartagena would be complete without a dip in the Totumo Mud Volcano, which boasts mineral-infused mud that’s said to have therapeutic properties. Take a trip to the far-flung attracting with ease, without having to worry about arranging transport, on a tour that includes a bonus stop at Manzanillo Beach.
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$49.00
per adult
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$49.00
per adult

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Ages 5-60, max of 20 per group
Duration:4h
Start time: Check availability
Ticket type:Mobile
English, Spanish

Highlights
  • Enjoy free time to relax in the mineral-enriched mud
  • Hassle-free hotel pickup and drop-off are included
  • Let a guide take care of arranging logistics so you don't have to
  • Unlike most tours from Cartagena, this tour visits Manzanillo Beach

  • All taxes, fees and handling charges
  • Driver/guide
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off (selected hotels only)
  • Snacks
  • Entry/Admission - Volcan de Lodo El Totumo (Mud Volcano)
What's not included
  • Alcoholic drinks (available to purchase)


Departure details
  • Traveler pickup is offered.
  • We pick up all travelers at the hotel, so we need mandatory the location of your hotel for the pick up, please give detail information.
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point

  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Infants must sit on laps
If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 34334P2

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Swimsuit required inside the volcano
  • Each traveler is allowed a maximum of 1 suitcase and 1 carry-on bag. Oversized or excessive luggage (e.g. surfboards, golf clubs or bikes) may have certain restrictions, please inquire with the operator prior to travel to confirm if your excess luggage is acceptable
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 20 travelers

  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

What you can expect during your visit
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Temperature checks for tour participants upon arrival
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
  • Contactless payment for gratuities and add-ons
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.

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Which company provides Half-Day Tour to Totumo Mud Volcano from Cartagena?
Half-Day Tour to Totumo Mud Volcano from Cartagena is hosted by Backpackers. Read reviews, discover additonal experiences or contact Backpackers on Tripadvisor. Discover and book Half-Day Tour to Totumo Mud Volcano from Cartagena on Tripadvisor

If you have questions about this tour or need help making your booking, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 34334P2

Itinerary
  • You'll get picked up
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  • 1
    Centro Historico
    Stop: 60 minutes
    See details
  • 2
    Volcan de Lodo El Totumo (Mud Volcano)
    Stop: 2 hours - Admission included
    See details
  • You'll return to the starting point
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About the operator

Don’t take it from us – here’s what people have to say about this operator.

C5947VTmariag
C5947VTmariag
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Fantastic
A unique and unforgettable experiences i do not change for ony of my vacation un which i have been thanks to yasira
Raynoln
Raynoln
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Good experience
Jose was pleasant and informative and helpful where needed. The experience was very interesting with the ability to
tdonstyle
tdonstyle
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Superb Experience
Jose and Jesus of Backpacker Tours were amazing. We enjoyed our experience at Totumo Mud Volcanic. Excellent servic
nickyhH9994AH
nickyhH9994AH
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Fantastic trip
Excellent tour ! Lovely lunch and our guide Frank was brilliant. We had a great day visiting the islands!
KiaraDReyes
KiaraDReyes
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Wonderful! 100% would do it again.
I loved it. The guides were very nice and funny, they made us have a good time. They also took care of us, they gav
margaretsH6363ZD
margaretsH6363ZD
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10/10
A great little day trip. They got us there early so we beat the crowd. Jose was a terrific guide. Nothing like I’ve
523kacim
523kacim
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NA
Very fun! Was able to see some beautiful islands and enjoyed the snorkeling a lot. Guides were great
oscar7753
oscar7753
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Excelente
Playa Privada fue excelente. Fue muy agradable. It was great to get away to private beach and avoid the sellers
albertomY7156SU
albertomY7156SU
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Great beach hopping adventure
Great experience, Franklin was very accommodating. He made sure everyone was having a great time and care about eve
Julio Andrés M
Julio Andrés M
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Very good experience
Wonderful experience, very good attention and the guide Franklyn offers excellent attention. The offer us shrimp co
650jamilahe
650jamilahe
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Mud & Fun!
It was a great experience. We were picked up from our hotel on time and the guides were great. Wendy, did a great j
Robert M
Robert M
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Rosario Island Day Tour
Everyone fom the land crew ... to boat crew and our tour leader Franklin was excellent. Wonderful experience from
Purewalp1
Purewalp1
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Great!
Will start off by saying ignore some of these negatives reviews. My wife and I nearly didn’t book because of the 2
K A
K A
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BEST TOUR & GUIDE, SIR FRANKLIN, YOU SHOULD EVER KNOW! Kind, safe & knowledgeable!! Go-Go-Go
EXCELLENT Captain, Franklin (Guide), and first mate. Safe, Historically correct, super-fun, as good as it gets with
Tytianna R
Tytianna R
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Beautiful Birds, Views, & Memories
This was SO much fun! The tour operators were awesome and arranged to have us picked up from our bed and breakfast,
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77 reviews
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Nirvana Zee
Cala Bona, Spain2 contributions
Mar 2021 • Friends
Our driver was so fun and knowledgeable. Jesus took really good care of us and answered all our questions and even drove with extreme care!
He let us stop at a grocery store before the long drive, and offered to stop at the cartagena sign to take pictures on our way back while the sun was setting.
We did the afternoon tour of the mud volcano and the experience was better than a day at the spa, we will definitely go again!
Skin exfoliating massage with natural clay minerals by strong local men, and a hand wash by the local grandmas in the warm freshwater lake. Nothing will beat this feeling!
Thank you Papi Jesus! You treated us like queens and we will never forget it.
Written March 25, 2021
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Altagracia F
2 contributions
This was a wonderful experience. I could have stayed in the mud forever. Jose and Jesus were our tour guides and did a good job explaining the process. If you think you would like to be in the mud for longer than 15 minutes, you may want to consider hiring a driver to take you here. Tour guests are limited on how long they can stay in the mud. Nonetheless, it was absolutely worth it.

Also, do not buy the mud from anyone/anywhere other than the stand at the very bottom on the Volcano. The other folks buy it from them and try to sell it to you for an up charge.

Lastly, the arepas are amazingly good! You will likely want more so bring some extra cash in addition to the tips.
Written September 17, 2022
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Rosie
New Jersey5 contributions
This was an amazing experience from start to finish! Originally we had planned on doing this in the afternoon but the day before they texted and asked if we were willing to do it in the morning instead. We agreed that was fine and they were very good with communication with any questions I had. They picked us up promptly at our hotel at 8:15 like they said they would be there. Melany was our tour guide and Luis our driver. Luis was a very good and skilled driver and Melany was very knowledgeable about the surrounding areas, the agriculture and what to expect. The views were beautiful and hours later my skin still feels amazing-I don’t want to shower off all the positive benefits from the mineral mud! Would definitely recommend this to anyone coming here!, you won’t regret a great time!
Written July 2, 2021
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AdminBackpackers
Thank you very much for choosing Backpackers to be your hosts, we appreciate your recommendation and your excellent rating, we hope you return to have the pleasure of serving you. Thanks a lot!
Written August 18, 2021
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

dgcubfan
Buffalo Grove, IL43 contributions
May 2022
It was different for sure. It was messy. It was gooey. And warm. And fun. You float naturally, without having to swim or tread water at all. The washing off part was downright hilarious, with ladies pouring bowls of seawater over you.

But honestly, of all the things we did in Cartagena, we probably could have skipped this one and been OK with it. That's not a knock on the operators, who did a great job with lots of explanation and answering of questions. It's more that the experience itself is just... OK. It's a long ride to get there and back, you're not there for too long, and the area around the volcano is not much to see.

So yes, it's a once-in-a-lifetime experience. But probably not one I'd do again.
Written May 17, 2022
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Yvonne
New York City, NY2 contributions
The overall tour was good. Let's start with our tour guide Jesus and Luis, they were great and made it an awesome time for us. They were funny, informative, and helpful. We absolutely loved them. The Volcano itself was a cool experience but it was crowded and a bit unorganized. We spent more time picking up people then we were actually at the Volcano. Jesus did inform us that we were only going to spend 30 minutes at the Volcano and that's okay, but we didn't know we were going to spend the 1st hour of our day just riding around in a bus and waiting for people.

Overall, I would say it's a good and cool experience.
Written May 7, 2022
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Ryan Pacheco
1 contribution
Sep 2021 • Friends
Nico and Jesus were exceptional guides. They provided a lot of insight on our way to the attraction and were than accommodating when we arrived. Be aware, that when you’re at the volcano the people that help out (take photos, massages and cleaning) expect a compensation for their assistance, but voluntary. We were more than ok with that as they all took good care of us. Would recommend this attraction with these guides.
Written September 26, 2021
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AdminBackpackers
Thanks for your review we are happy to know about how the team is going and we are doing great! we hope to see you again in the city.
Written October 8, 2021
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Brian S
1 contribution
I really enjoyed the tour. We had a group of about 6 people. The tour company picked everyone up on schedule and proceeded to the volcano. We arrived and it was a very low traffic day at the volcano. We went directly to the mud with no waiting. We pretty much spent all the time we wanted, The mud is bottomless for all practical purposes. Even when you appear to be standing in it, your feet aren’t touching the bottom. You are just floating in it. Afterwards, we preceded to get washed off. Throughout, there is someone who keeps all the cameras and phones who got some pretty good pics & videos. There are men in the mud who make sure you get covered. There are ladies in the water who wash you off following and will also wash your swimsuit if you are comfortable skinny dipping a few minutes. All these people work for tips not included in the tour cost (not a complaint, just letting you know to be prepared with some small bills). Following we had a nice relaxing lunch/snack which consisted of an egg filled arepa. Drinks / beers were available for sale. Then we were all dropped off at our respective hotels. I enjoyed this experience as well as the service provided by this tour company.
Written July 21, 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
AdminBackpackers
Thank you very much for choosing Backpackers to be your hosts, we appreciate your recommendation and your excellent rating, we hope you return to have the pleasure of serving you. Thanks a lot!
Written August 18, 2021
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Dex Wah
4 contributions
Jun 2022 • Friends
It was great. We did the earliest time slot (with a total of 8 participants including me and my friend), and did not have to wait that long for all guests to be picked up (around a total of 45 mins). The guide Franklin was also really helpful in pushing us to do the activity soonest to beat the crowds! The activity is fun and totally recommended.
Written June 30, 2022
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nicole u
2 contributions
Aug 2022
Must do if you come to Cartegna!!! Juan and Jesus are the best making sure everyone had to full on experience. I recommend this tour company they have the best excursions and really care after their guests. It was so relaxing and the mud really exfoilates your body
Written August 9, 2022
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irenecgilchrist
4 contributions
A once in a lifetime experience! Sara was a great host who answered all of our questions. We were picked up from our hotel in the heart of Centro. It was an hour drive and only our group was picked up. Sara explained what to expect from the experience, the community we would be visiting and how each of the services cost approx 5 pesos per person (photos, massage, cleaning). The hike up and down the hill is a bit scary but just gotta walk slow and easy. The people were nice and courteous. The snack that was included very delicious (scrambled eggs, plantains) and then we bought some beers and more arepas. This was a great experience if you are down to get dirty, float with others, and don’t mind some ladies helping you clean the mud off your body. My skin did feel fantastic too! Thanks Sara for a great experience that we will never forget!
Written January 14, 2020
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