Contacted Marelvy via email to inquire about private tours and received immediate response. Confirmed pricing and date/times, etc. Contacted again via email a few days prior to ship arrival to reconfirm.
Was met at pier at stated time and were escorted to meet the van, driver, and guide.
Van was neat and clean, and very comfortable for a party of four.
Driver Manuel was extremely courteous and careful with his driving.
Our guide "Bienvenido" (Ben) was outstanding. His English was fabulous and his explanations of what we were seeing was exactly what we were looking for - very factual and loaded with anecdotes and history.
Even though we followed the typical tourist circle Bienvenido always kept us at a distance from the massive tour groups. Tour pace was just right for a warmish day.
We were even lucky enough to get a private tour of the best Salsa bar in Cartagena - Fidel's. And to top it off, we actually met Fidel himself!
Will certainly contact Marelvy if travels once again bring us to Cartagena in the future. The very best in my opinion!
Oh, and we did get to meet Marelvy in person as we were half way through our tour while she was leading another group!More