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“City tour in Cartagena”

Tour in Cartagena with Marelvy Pena-Hall
Ranked #3 of 105 Tours in Cartagena
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: 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.
Useful Information: Food available for purchase, Bathroom facilities
Charleston, South Carolina
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139 reviews
61 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
“City tour in Cartagena”
Reviewed March 6, 2014

The tour guide, Katty, was very personable and knowledgeable. She was able to answer easily the many questions we had for her. We learned a great deal from her about the history of the old and new Cartagena. It was very interesting to learn about the various areas of the city, the buildings and homes in each, and the people and culture. We recommend highly the City Tour of Marelvy.

Visited February 2014
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  • Italian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
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English first
Burnaby
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28 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“A wonderful guide in Cartagena”
Reviewed February 18, 2014

We thoroughly enjoyed Marelvy's wonderful review of Cartagena. She is extremely knowledgeable of the city. We hadn't really done a tour before and it was well worth the investment. Marelvy was able to talk not only about the history of the town but also the current situation and reality of what is developing in the place. That to us is something we couldn't find in reading books of any sort. It was also so helpful to hear about some of the key homes of the city and the history behind them. We would highly recommend a tour with her. Thank you Marelvy.

Visited February 2014
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nottingham
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17 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“The Best Marelvy”
Reviewed February 16, 2014

We went on a cruise to the Panama Canal and booked a private tour with Marelvy for Cartagena (22nd Jan 2014) what a wonderful time we had. Not only was it cheaper than the cruise ship excursion but we went to places that the cruise trip didn't. We were met by Marelvy's daughter who escorted us to our mini bus. This was great as there was only 10 of us and we left two hours before the cruise tour so had a head start. The places Marelvy took us to was great and her knowledge does her proud. We were taken inside a vault that houses old pieces of gold and a wonderful art exhibition which was amazing. I cannot tell you enough about Marelvy and agree with everyone else's comments. If you go please try to book her as I'm sure you'll have a wonderful time. We are going back to Cartagena for a holiday and would book Marelvy for another tour of places we didn't get to visit due to the time the ship was in port.
Marlvy will contact you soon for this best wishes to you and your family.

Visited January 2014
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Manhattan Beach, CA
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119 reviews
56 attraction reviews
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“Great tour with MareIvy”
Reviewed February 14, 2014

As others have said, MareIvy is a wonderful tour guide for Cartagena. We were in town on a cruise and none of ship's excursions included the La Popa site in their city tours which is why I booked with MareIvy. We had the added pleasure of her 18 yr old daughter's company for part of the tour. She too has a wealth of knowledge about her home town.

Visited February 2014
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Panama City, Panama
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27 reviews
6 attraction reviews
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“NUMERO UNO”
Reviewed February 14, 2014

I have travelled the world and have had numerous guides- Marelvy is certainly amongst the very best. She would be a wise choice in Cartegena.

Visited February 2014
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