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Tour in Cartagena with Marelvy Pena-Hall

499 reviews
Cartagena, Colombia
About Tour in Cartagena with Marelvy Pena-Hall
Marelvy Peña-Hall is completely fluent in English, French and Spanish. In her work as a tour guide she combines the intimate knowledge of a native of Cartagena who is steeped in the city’s centuries-old traditions with an easy familiarity with North American and European people, society and culture, having traveled and lived in both the U.S. and France.
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This is a joyful experience for all ages which directly supports a talented group of young people who have decided to produce lasting change in their community through their artistic endeavors. Also it gives you the opportunity to see the surrounding areas of Cartagena.
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

As my (adult) son and I prepared for our four country visit to South America, we carefully researched various activities/options, seeking to maximize our time in each city. While we are generally not fond of tours (e.g. prefer time for spontaneous interaction/experiences), the outstanding reviews...More

Date of experience: July 2019
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My wife and I did the "Hidden Treasures" tour with Marelvy and loved it! Marelvy took us to several different parts of the city and aside from hitting the highlights, she showed us some cool places we probably would have never noticed. Marelvy is truly...More

Date of experience: July 2019
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Reviewed June 5, 2019

Highly recommend Marelvy when touring Cartagena. A great tour guide who took us to see so many highlights of the city. She was also quick to respond back on emails.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Karen R
Reviewed June 4, 2019

We couldn't have asked for a better tour guide than Marelvy to show us around Cartagena - La Popa, Castillo of San Felipe, Getsemani, Spanish Cooperation building, the Old City Wall, the clock tower, Iglesia de Santo Domingo, etc. etc. It was our first time...More

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank RobandMar
Reviewed May 12, 2019

The tour with Marelvy was perfect. In a few short hours we saw the old architecture, side streets with cafes & musicians and artists' work. La Popa was a very special place to see the city from up high and inside were amazing artifacts. Marelvy...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Vikimor
Reviewed April 15, 2019

THANK YOU SO MUCH for the absolutely fabulous tour of Cartagena and your wonderful commentary throughout our tour. All 14 of the people who went on your tour stopped me from time to time on the ship and thanked me for arranging this tour. Your...More

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank MissouriVacation
Reviewed March 21, 2019

You can see so much more of the area by walking rather than by bus. Go inside the buildings, see the local artists and performers. Just so much better feel of the local life by foot. Highly receommended. Go at your own pace or get...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed March 6, 2019

our tour with Julio. All 9 of us had a great time. I just wish we had more time off the ship. It was easy to meet Berina. We visited La Popa first and then the fortress. Being the only cruise ship in port and...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Nancy R
Reviewed February 8, 2019

We loved our tour of Cartegena with Marelvy, not only because of what we learned about the Old City, but because of the interesting and informative conversation we had about Colombia, both past and present. Unfortunately, time passed by too quickly. We could have spent...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank ChocAHolic10
Reviewed February 7, 2019

I found Marelvy through Tripadvisor, and, if you've found a bad review, IGNORE IT!!! She is everything the five star reviews say and more. Arived on time; took us everywhere we could think of going in our limited amount of time on shore; made us...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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August 4, 2019|
Response from MissouriVacation | Reviewed this property |
Tour in Cartagena with Marelvy Pena-Hall, 8:00 am From Marelvy: The Highpoints of the City tour begins with a visit to the summit of La Popa in order to take in a magnificent 360° panoramic view of the entire city and... More
July 24, 2019|
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Response from Vikimor | Reviewed this property |
I opted out of the emerald factory visit. I wanted more historical and architectural sites, plus districts where we could walk and see local-type shops.
July 1, 2019|
Response from Vikimor | Reviewed this property |
You most certainly have to book in advance. I booked with Marelvy approx. 4 months in advance!