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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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What you can expect during this experience
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Contactless payment for gratuities and add-ons
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Hand sanitizer available to travellers and staff
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Updated 06/07/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Updated 06/07/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
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.
  • You'll get picked up
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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
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Not recommended for travellers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travellers
  • Most travellers can participate
  • 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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Elizabeth L wrote a review Feb 2020
1 contribution
Our tour guide, Sara, was very friendly and talkative. We enjoyed our ride to and from the volcano with her! We LOVED the mud bath and the massage was relaxing. It was a great experience all around. I highly recommend!
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Date of experience: February 2020
irenecgilchrist wrote a review Jan 2020
4 contributions
A once in a lifetime experience! Sara was a great host who answered all of our questions. We were picked up from our hotel in the heart of Centro. It was an hour drive and only our group was picked up. Sara explained what to expect from the experience, the community we would be
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Elvia wrote a review Dec 2019
12 contributions
First of all a big shout out to our guide Sara and our driver. Wonderful people! Went the extra mile to make this a fantastic experience. Came here last year on my own, but definitely this time with Sara's connections, it was much better. Hands down, better than any american
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Date of experience: December 2019
Christina C wrote a review Dec 2019
4 contributions
We paid for a FULL day tour to Totumo and to the pink sea, but we were only driven to Totumo. The reason for why I think this company is a scam and NOT worth your money - 1) We were picked up late (about 45 minutes) 2) when we were picked up, there were no
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Date of experience: December 2019
Rusty Inc wrote a review Nov 2019
Cartagena, Colombia8 contributions3 helpful votes
The mud of the volcano has therapeutic properties that feel immediately on your skin, it is very pleasant to be inside the volcano and feel how your body floats, it seems to have no weight.
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Date of experience: November 2019
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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  • Languages Offered: English, Spanish
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