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“Cartagena tour with Marelvy Pena- Hall”

Tour in Cartagena with Marelvy Pena-Hall
Ranked #3 of 107 Tours in Cartagena
Certificate of Excellence
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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
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“Cartagena tour with Marelvy Pena- Hall”
Reviewed April 18, 2014

While on a Southern Caribbean Cruise with my husband & long time friend. We toured the beautiful city of Cartagena with Marelvy. It was truly the highlight of our trip! I don't believe we would have experienced the "true" Cartagena without Marelvy & her fantastic driver "Bene"
If given the opportunity to visit Cartagena, DON'T MISS THIS FANTASTIC TOUR GUIDE!!! She only tours in small groups & can go where the large tour buses can't go. All entry fees are covered in tour price which is very reasonable. You at least owe yourself an inquiry, go ahead call her, you won't be disappointed!!

Visited December 2013
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  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
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English first
Edmonton, Canada
Level 5 Contributor
32 reviews
9 attraction reviews
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“Day tour of Cartagena (”
Reviewed April 10, 2014

After finding that we were unable to secure the services of Marelvy when booking a Cartagena tour for six people in March, we were pleased that she was able to arrange for her daughter, Sheila, to meet us at the port and take us to a very competent guide (Sylvia) and driver (Bernarda), who made us all very comfortable in a spacious, air-conditioned van, and provided an excellent overview of the city. We found Sylvia to be very passionate about her country and willing to answer all the questions we put to her. We thoroughly enjoyed our tour and were impressed by the professionalism and friendliness of both our driver and guide. We couldn't have been more pleased with the personalized tour, which we would not have received had we chosen the cruise ship's excursion, and would highly recommend Marelvy's services.

Visited March 2014
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Lehigh Acres, Florida
Level 3 Contributor
12 reviews
9 attraction reviews
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“Outstanding tour in Cartagena”
Reviewed April 6, 2014

There is a reason Marelvy Pena-Hall is the top rated tour guide in Cartagena: she is outstanding. I booked a tour with Marelvy, and posted it on a cruise website in order to get others to join us. Join they did and we ended up with 45 people wanting to do this tour. Marelvy was fantastic in organizing everything. We had three vans and two additional tour guides, Katty and Sylvia. For the most part, we toured separately, but the feedback from the participants was positive, regardless of the van they were in. All guides were knowledgeable and spoke perfect English. My husband had back surgery three weeks prior to the cruise, and Marelvy was very considerate in making sure he was comfortable by keeping him informed of how far we were walking and where he could sit and rest. These breaks were seamless to the rest of the group. At the end of the tour, every couple was presented with a souvenir poster which was painted by her husband. I would not hesitate to recommend Marelvy if you are visiting Cartagena. In a country of brilliant emeralds, Marelvy is the best gem that Cartagena has to offer.

Visited March 2014
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Phoenix, Arizona
Level 5 Contributor
46 reviews
21 attraction reviews
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“Tour of Cartagena with Marelvy”
Reviewed April 6, 2014

We went on a tour from our cruise ship with about 30 folks in two buses. Marelvy did a nice job of explaining the culture and history. It was a good all-around tour for first timers. Take your own water and be prepared for lots of street vendors.

Visited March 2014
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Allentown, Pennsylvania
Level 2 Contributor
8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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“MarLevy”
Reviewed March 24, 2014

Cruised onboard the Coral Princess in Jan & set up a private tour w/Marlevy. She was fantastic! Not only does she respond to your emails in a very timely manner but she knows Cartagena. It is such a gorgeous city & was definitely one of the best excursions that we took. There were 10 of us & her bus was very comfortable for all. This was alot less expensive than taking a tour from the ship.

Visited January 2014
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