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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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If you are looking for something fun and unique to do then book a tour to visit El Totumo. It's true that there are folks who will try to help you out with various things for a... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
SNNS44
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Naples, Campania, Italy
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Stoney Creek, Ontario
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

El Totumo Volcano Mud Bath is an invigorating experience. Upon entering, the mud bath automatically pushes the body into a horizontal position. There are spotters wearing caps throughout the mud bath to assist and help you get your body in the vertical position. Rubbing the volcano mud on the forehead makes it feel like peppermint, and this is the best... More 

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Thank Lucia M
New Hyde Park, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This was one of the best highlights while on vacation in Cartagena. I had totally forgot the tour company were coming to pick me up. The hotel manager knocked on my door and told me they were outside. I had to get ready fast. From the looks on the drivers face I think he wasn't happy I took an extra... More 

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Playa del carmen
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We read about Totumo volcano and I wanted to go and bathe in the Mud!! So we rented a car near airport (20usd a day) and went. It's only 17 miles from Cartagena, really easy on the way to Barranquilla. Once there someone helped us park in the shade and we had our young tour guide that accompanied us to... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a once in a lifetime thing to do. Not Because you will never get to do it again but because you will only want to do it once in your life. The experience is interesting and I am glad I did it. Great memory but I would not do it again. Make sure you speak Spanish on this... More 

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Naples, Campania, Italy
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

If you are looking for something fun and unique to do then book a tour to visit El Totumo. It's true that there are folks who will try to help you out with various things for a tip..either accept or decline it isn't up to you. As long as you take some small bills and know what to expect you... More 

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1 Thank SNNS44
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Only 45 minutes from the Walled City. You climb a small staircase and take a wonderful mud bath, being massaged by locals, then walk down to the water to wash up. Fun time, unique experience!

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Thank Jim B
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

It is a different experience for those of us who like to get out of the hotel amenities and seek out adventures. The recommendation is: before accepting a service ask how much is the price, because there nothing is free.

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Charlevoix, Michigan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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 4 weeks ago

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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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

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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