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Volcan de Lodo El Totumo (Mud Volcano)

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Address: Cartagena, Colombia
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$35*
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Half-Day to Mud Volcano from Cartagena
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$98*
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Totumo Volcano and Mud Baths Day Trip from Cartagena

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Great experience if you don't mind getting out of your comfort zone

Floating in mud is a unique experience. Everyone should try it. It's a 45 minute drive from Cartagena on the way to Barranquilla. The road is in very good shape any vehicle will... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
jmdegamboa
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Bogota, Colombia
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Wellington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is spot is often sold as a spa ...it is not a spa by any means . However it is very well organized and I felt safe the entire time. Tips : wear swim wear you won't mind getting stained . Most times it washed out but , light colored are questionable . Bring water and snacks , although... More 

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Kfar Yona, HaMerkaz, Israel
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This experience was certainly mixed in my view. We got to this site via a tour we bought through our hotel. The mud volcano is situated about an hour's ride from Cartagena de Indias. The whole operation was well organized by the tour company. In order to get to the mouth of the volcano where the mud is, climbing a... More 

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Bogota, Colombia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Floating in mud is a unique experience. Everyone should try it. It's a 45 minute drive from Cartagena on the way to Barranquilla. The road is in very good shape any vehicle will do. The access to the volcano is not for mobility impaired people, it's a steep slippery climb. And then you need to climb down & up a... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We were here on Sunday morning. It is a tourist trap. You get picked up by a bus and expect to go to some relaxing site. However, the place is tiny, there are too many people and you are obliged to let local women wash the mud off you. Would not recommend this to anyone.

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Thank Christèl v
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

First of the day tour came to a total of $55 USD for everything. Including the cost of the trip the tipping out that u feel forced to do to all the people involved in the experience. So... At el tutomo u climb some rough dangerous slippery stairs to the top then u dip into the mud for 15 min... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Definitely worth the experience. Floating on the mud is a crazy sensation. It was nice to relax in the mud and get a massage. My skin felt awesome after! Pro-tip...do the afternoon session! We booked a tour from 2pm-5pm on a weekday from Cartagena (45k cop, but easy to bargain down the price if you ask around). Getting there was... More 

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Just 20mins ride from Galenazamba ( by motorcycle 8000 peso round trip ) . The guard from hostel Galerazamba arranged three motorcycles with drivers. We paid 10000peso for entrance to the mud pool.Then a men came to help us to take photos and keep our stuff when we were soaking in the mud. Amazing the mud looks dirty but when... More 

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