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Half-Day Tour to Totumo Mud Volcano from Cartagena provided by Backpackers

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Half-Day Tour to Totumo Mud Volcano from Cartagena

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No visit to Cartagena would be complete without a dip in the Totumo Mud Volcano, which boasts mineral-infused mud that’s said to have therapeutic properties. Take a trip to the far-flung attracting with ease, without having to worry about arranging transport, on a tour that includes a bonus stop at Manzanillo Beach.
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  • 1
    Centro Historico
    Stop: 60 minutes -
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  • 2
    Volcan de Lodo El Totumo (Mud Volcano)
    Stop: 2 hours - Admission included
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  • Enjoy free time to relax in the mineral-enriched mud
  • Hassle-free hotel pickup and drop-off are included
  • Let a guide take care of arranging logistics so you don't have to
  • Unlike most tours from Cartagena, this tour visits Manzanillo Beach
Important Information
  • All taxes, fees and handling charges
  • Driver/guide
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off (selected hotels only)
  • Snacks
  • Entry/Admission - Volcan de Lodo El Totumo (Mud Volcano)
  • Alcoholic drinks (available to purchase)
  • Souvenir photos (available to purchase)
  • Massage (available to purchase)
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Swimsuit required inside the volcano
  • Each traveler is allowed a maximum of 1 suitcase and 1 carry-on bag. Oversized or excessive luggage (e.g. surfboards, golf clubs or bikes) may have certain restrictions, please inquire with the operator prior to travel to confirm if your excess luggage is acceptable
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 20 travellers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Mijotravel wrote a review Jan 2019
Caracas, Venezuela53 contributions7 helpful votes
We booked the half day trip via Viator and backpackers was the organiser of the tour. First of all, there was a field for us to input our hotel name for the pickup. However, there was no email to confirm the pickup or the pickup time. The itinerary just wrote “tour starts at
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Response from Backpackersctg, Director Comercial at Half-Day Tour to Totumo Mud Volcano from Cartagena
Responded 10 Jan 2019
Hi michel In the tour that you was reservated, more people was booked too because it is not a private tour and is normal in this activity pick up anothres travelers, we just wait that all of you can enjoy the same offer and experience. the wait in not a proeblem when you are in a good bus and the activity is the correct, thanks for your review and we hope you can come back soon at the city
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Roadpimp1 wrote a review Jan 2019
Keizer, Oregon4 contributions
Had an amazing time visiting the mud volcano, the indigenous town, and the pink sea! Charlie was our guide and he was amazing. He spoke good English and took the time to provide everyone on the tour with a great personable experience. Ask for Charlie to be your guide. You will
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Date of experience: January 2019
Response from Backpackersctg, Director Comercial at Half-Day Tour to Totumo Mud Volcano from Cartagena
Responded 10 Jan 2019
Hi traveler! it is great news for us that you have had a good day :D thanks for enjoy with us
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massi_at wrote a review Dec 2018
Boston, Massachusetts11 contributions
It was an interesting experience. But quite disorganized. Our bus driver didn’t speak a word English. And we didn’t have a tour leader. We had to walk barefoot to the stairs and the floor was dirty and filled with tiny stones that would pierce your feet. Other than that it was
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Response from Backpackersctg, Director Comercial at Half-Day Tour to Totumo Mud Volcano from Cartagena
Responded 1 Jan 2019
the tour to volcano is a different activity in comparison with another one. And its good know that all extra services are not included like the description say. Off course we will get better in every tour we have
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klandd2015 wrote a review Dec 2018
London, Canada58 contributions15 helpful votes
We went on a busy day, many buses. The climb up the stairs was not so bad but the wait at the top was tough. It's very hot up there. Be prepared to set limits if you don't want to be helped in and out of the mud, or massaged or have women pour water on you in the water hole
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Date of experience: December 2018
Shirley S wrote a review Nov 2018
4 contributions1 helpful vote
We would recommend this tour as it was a great and different experience to go into the mud volcano. The part we did not like was lack of enthusiasm from our guide and clear instructions as to what will happen and what to do. We were lost on where to go etc and the rules like no
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Date of experience: November 2018
About the operator

Don’t take it from us – here’s what people have to say about this operator.

By: Backpackers
Great day with Julio at the volcano!
Julio was great right from booking us in to taking us on our tour. His English was great and he explained everythin
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No mas sígame la corriente
You can tell Jesus really enjoys his job and takes care of the people on the trip to make sure they have a great ti
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What a ripoff
This was a horrible tour. First of all, it says a maximum of 20 people, there was 40 people on a huge bus! They wer
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It was okay
My expectations were not really met for this. Therefore, the trip was okay for me and my person. There were a few t
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Kaysi C
Good overall
Overall good experience, only suggestion is to shorten the amount of time spent at Cocoliso and more time on Cholon
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Crowdy, because popular and still private
José picked us up at the hotel for a drive of just over an hour. Indeed, no more boat trips, as 7 years ago a bridg
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An easy, stress-free way to visit Playa Blanca...
We visited Playa Blanca twice on this visit to Cartagena -- once on our own and once with this tour. I would re
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Derek H
Great way to see the islands around Cartagena
Our tour picked us up at our hotel, which was nice, although it took a while to pick up the other passengers and g
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DO NOT BOOK with this company - Boat & Bus broke down
Took this tour March 2. Boat was running late because the motor needed to be fixed.(so they knew there was an issue
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The best
I had sooooo much fun. The water and beaches were beautiful. I was scared to snorkel so the instructor pulled me al
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It was good enough but to expensive
Water was filled with big rocks which made it hard to stand in the ocean. Food was good but to expensive. Better op
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Jeffrey R
Great day trip
From beginning to end what a day it was. From being picked up on time to getting to the different island. My plus
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Did not include everything described
We were picking people up from hotels for 3 hours because a van broke down. They cancelled 2 or the 3 activities in
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Playa blanca
This was the perfect beach day in Cartagena. The tour company made it easy and stress free. We were picked up at th
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Refund owed
They cancelled 2 of the 3 activities on the tour, said they would refund us $44 each, and now being told we have to
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Key Details
  • Duration: 4h
  • Mobile Ticket Accepted
  • Free Cancellation up to 24 hours in advance
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  • Hotel Pickup
  • Languages Offered: English, Spanish
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