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Volcan de Lodo El Totumo (Mud Volcano)

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Address: Cartagena, Colombia
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$35.00*
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Half-Day to Mud Volcano from Cartagena
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$104.00*
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Totumo Volcano and Mud Baths Day Trip from Cartagena

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A one-off experience!

We paid 45000 pesos per person for a half day trip with one of the local tour agencies, arranged for us through our hostel. We spent around 90 minutes in total at the volcano and... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 days ago
Alice J
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London, United Kingdom
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Charlevoix, Michigan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

If you like mud or think you might and have some spare time check it out. The locals are super nice and watch your stuff, take your photos (for a small charge) and when your done rinse you off. Ignore the people who give this place a bad review, they are too uptight and should have stayed in the city... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We paid 45000 pesos per person for a half day trip with one of the local tour agencies, arranged for us through our hostel. We spent around 90 minutes in total at the volcano and had a great time.The negative reviews make me laugh, what did you expect from a natural volcano mud bath exactly?! Yes it is small and... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The experience is amazing to be inside mud feeling as if there's nothing under the feet. The tour group that took us there informed us about all the costs. There are services like taking pictures, massage, washing at the Volcano and each of them are for 4000 pesos. One must not be duped by the travel agent who mention one... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I really enjoyed getting into the medicinal mud bath. The temperature of the mud was nice and you actually floated and did not have to hold yourself up. It is a once in a lifetime experience that I recommend for everybody. Of course like many places around, you have people trying to help you for a price and this can... More 

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Columbus, OH
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 124 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I know this is somewhat of a tourist trap, but it is so much fun and such an adventure, it was a highlight of our trip. Of course, if you are wary of being touched by strangers, this is NOT for you. We paid a special taxi about $65 + tip for the round-trip (it's about one hour from Cartagena).... More 

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Durham, North Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was a very negative experience for me. We did not have good instructions. - you really need to bring rubber shoes, for example! - and I burned and bruised my feet on the hot pebbles. You have to be able to climb a very rickety staircase to the top, and when we were there there was a crowd, so... More 

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Unique experience to say the least. The entrance ticket is 10,000 pesos, quite affordable. Be prepared, the locals will swarm you with hospitality and then expect to be tipped afterwards. Everything from watching your shoes, to massaging you in the mud, to rinsing the mud off of you. For me, it was all quite worth it. The prices are still... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I would stay away. It is too bad that you have a unique venue that is ruined by local hustlers. BEWARE when you return to your car you have 10 people waiting with their hands out. I held your camers I need 20 thousand pesos, I showed you where the stairs were, another 20 thousand pesos. It goes on and... More 

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Dallas, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I had a blast. I loved this place. If you like nature and enjoy watching how locals really live, then this place is for you. Please do not visit if you hate mud. Please go without expectations and be ready to have an adventure. You will discover a place that is unique. The Volcano El Totumo is one hour away... More 

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San Francisco, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We took a private car from Cartagena (for about $100USD) to avoid being caught in a long line with other tourists. The second you arrive, you'll be greeted by half a dozen or more local townspeople who speak little to no English and with whisk you through the process of this little adventure. If you don't like being put in... More 

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