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Volcan de Lodo El Totumo (Mud Volcano)

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Santa Catalina, Caribe Colombiano, Cartagena, Colombia
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Reviewed yesterday

It's hard to imagine what this is like until you try it, and while I wouldn't feel the need to go again, I would recommend the experience.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Jennifer P
Reviewed 3 days ago

You will enjoy this experience if you know what you are getting yourself in to. As with any tour / activity, know what to expect. -It will take a long time on the bus / transportation -People will ask you for tips / money, somewhat...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank mllemimosa
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Ok here’s what you need to know: -Bring a full change of clothes and towels -Wear a dark colored or gray bathing suit so the mud doesn’t stain -Bring minimum of 15,000pesos in small bills for tipping but leave it with your bags, the people...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank cassie62995
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Cartagena, I’ve read, is a number one tourist destination for South America. In this case, this translates to so a “shuffle -the - tourists and GTM.... Get the money”! We took a tour with a company advertised on TRipAdvisor ecorutas? Or backpackers? They never asked...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Tricia9898
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Charlie from Viator was amazing and so knowledgeable. We booked through Viator but I think he worked out of the backpackers tours. One time and best tour I have ever been on! Tawny Brown

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank 571tawnyr
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We went to Colombia and decided to check out the mud volcano (extracurricular activity if you’re wondering why we did this during the bachelor party) suggested through trip advisor. First, you should have a tour guide present or a friend that speaks Spanish. We were...More

Date of experience: April 2018
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Tourist attraction so the people treat it as such. Expect to have to tip every last person that comes in contact with you. So if you don’t want the massage or to be cleaned by the women, just give them a polite no. Either way,...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank DollyA207
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The mud volcano was one of the oddest and most fun places my husband and I have traveled to. You climb up a set of stairs to "swim" in a volcanic mud suspension. Makes for a great day trip and lots of laughs.

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

And of course you can’t walk 5 feet in cartegena without being hassled by hookers venders or someone asking for a tip.

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed December 3, 2018 via mobile

I like this tour was something different, the only thing I did not like is you have to give to their native the cameras to take the pics since you are inside the volcano water after that you take a bath in a lake to...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Tay C
December 14, 2018|
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Response from jessamyn t | Reviewed this property |
Sure, but it is a good bit far from the city. You may want to try and join a group that's already going.
April 19, 2018|
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Response from CinthyaFHL | Reviewed this property |
Yes, you give your camera to a guide and they will record it for you.
March 7, 2018|
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Response from A L | Reviewed this property |
Absolutely! It was the highlight of our 4 year old's trip. We showed her other tourist's Youtube videos to prepare her for the kind of bizarre experience and she was ready!