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Volcan de Lodo El Totumo (Mud Volcano)

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

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Getting there was a bit of a pain but once we were there, it was a lot of laughs. The buoyancy of mud made it hard to stay still so everyone was flopping around and having a good... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
Melissa B
Brooklyn, New York
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Brooklyn, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Getting there was a bit of a pain but once we were there, it was a lot of laughs. The buoyancy of mud made it hard to stay still so everyone was flopping around and having a good time. The wash ladies afterwards mean business. Was definitely worth the trip.

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Montreal, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

But I guess you have to try it never the less. Just don't think about the number of people who went in before you. The stairs are not safe but the staff is there to help you.

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Kitchener, Canada
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Okay so this is just a big mud hill with warm mud in it. To be honest its really gross - who knows who does what in there. You climb up a sketchy staircase, only to climb down an equally sketchy ladder into an over crowded pit of volcanic mud.... The space is maybe 15ft round and there must be... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I was able to visit Volcan de Lodo El Totumo and I have to say it was totally worth the experience! People complain about having to pay for this and for that but to me it was totally worth everything I spent. To go up its 10 mil pesos each and I had a guy take pictures and my gf... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

About an hour outside of Cartagena is this rather small volcano but apparently the mud has youth and healing properties. Getting into the volcano is a strange experience given that you immediately float due to the minerals and as the volcano is bottomless, there's no point trying to feel the ground below. Be prepared for a lot of tourists, so... More 

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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Go for the experience its something you should try in Colombia. We drove out there with some friends it took about an hour.It had rain earlier that morning and it was a cloudy day. It's a small volcano and when you get inside it's interesting lol. The mud goes EVERYWHERE you will need to take a through shower at home!... More 

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Charlottesville, Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If you are expecting the Volcan de Lodo to be a big volcano, I've got bad news...this odd little mound is probably 50 feet high, with a square mud bath cut out the squeezes in probably two dozen people. The experience is weird overall...lots of driving (one-two hours each way) for essentially a 15-30 minute bath, in which you are... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2016

This is a must do if visiting Cartagena. I went on the half day trip with the intention of taking some photos and ended in the Volcamo. The massage is supposingly optional but most people get roped into having one. It's no big deal because the massage cost is so minimal at 4,000 peso. The tour costs 50,000 pesos and... More 

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Coventry, Rhode Island
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2016

Ok, I read a lot of reviews before coming here so we thought... why not? Boy I'm glad I read them. We got there really early, we were the first ones to go in. Smells really weird when you first get there, you get used to it. We got 15 minutes massages from the boys, they were very respectful but... More 

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New York City
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2016

Our group was small, maybe 12 people, so when we got into the volcano, there was just 12 of us. After us though, there was a. Group of maybe 50? So then they go into the mud all at once? Chaos! But you have no way of controlling this. This could be a fun adventure...but lots of annoying little things... More 

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