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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

Half-Day Tour to Totumo Mud Volcano from Cartagena
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Tour snapshot
Enjoy free time to relax in the mineral-enriched mud
Duration:
4h
Taking Covid-19 safety measures
Hotel pickup offered
Group size:
20
Ticket type:
Mobile
Free cancellation
  • Duration:
    4h
  • Taking Covid-19 safety measures
  • Hotel pickup offered
  • Group size:
    20
  • Ticket type:
    Mobile
  • Free cancellation
About
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.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 4h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English, Spanish
Highlights
  • 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
Know before you go
  • Duration: 4h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
English, Spanish
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Highlights
  • 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
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 34334P2
Call +44 12 2492 8241
Important information
Inclusions
  • 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)
Exclusions
  • Alcoholic drinks (available to purchase)
Duration
4h
Departure details
  • Traveller pickup is offered.
  • We pick up all travelers at the hotel, so we need mandatory the location of your hotel for the pick up, please give detail information.
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Additional information
  • 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
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Not recommended for travellers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travellers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • 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
Inclusions
  • 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)
Exclusions
  • Alcoholic drinks (available to purchase)
Departure details
  • Traveller pickup is offered.
  • We pick up all travelers at the hotel, so we need mandatory the location of your hotel for the pick up, please give detail information.
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Duration
4h
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • 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
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Not recommended for travellers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travellers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • 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
Travel safe during COVID-19
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Temperature checks for tour participants upon arrival
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Temperature checks for tour participants upon arrival
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised
  • Contactless payment for gratuities and add-ons
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Gear/equipment sanitised between use
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Itinerary
  • You'll get picked up
    See Important Information for details
  • 1
    Centro Historico
    Stop: 60 minutes
    See details
  • 2
    Volcan de Lodo El Totumo (Mud Volcano)
    Stop: 2 hours - Admission included
    See details
  • You'll return to the starting point
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4.0
55 reviews
Excellent
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Very good
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Average
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Luis P
3 contributions
Jan 2022 • Family
Our second time going using Backpackers company. They are great! Trick is to go early so hopefully less people. Wear old dark swim stuff and take old towels cuz mud will stain. Also a change of clothes again nothing to light in color. Backpackers take you to a spot (restaurant)close to water where you rinse off mud and local ladies are there to help. Restaurant has great tasting food(snacks). Take lots of small COP bills the locals live off the tips from tourists and believe me you will want to tip them they are good at what they do. No credit cards accepted! Plan for at least 6 people to tip while there and yes folks thats per person not per group/family since you may not all get same person to tip. Enjoy the mud massage and get plenty of pics.
Written 5 January 2022
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Justine C
3 contributions
Nov 2021
Our tour guide, Alex, was the kindest, sweetest person I have ever met! He was super informative and focused on making sure we enjoyed the excursion. I definitely recommend booking with this group. The mud bath was awesome as you get to have your pictures taken. receive a massage, and get bathed in the river (all for a small expense each). The mud bath was so relaxing, but it did feel strange as it feels as if you're floating in space.
Written 27 November 2021
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Kelly M
1 contribution
Nov 2021 • Friends
Melany (Mel) our tour guide, was absolutely amazing. She told us the ends and outs and was the most gracious host. The mud bath was truly a top highlight of our time in Cartagena. I will cherish this experience for years and years to come!
Written 9 November 2021
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Ryan Pacheco
1 contribution
Sep 2021 • Friends
Nico and Jesus were exceptional guides. They provided a lot of insight on our way to the attraction and were than accommodating when we arrived. Be aware, that when you’re at the volcano the people that help out (take photos, massages and cleaning) expect a compensation for their assistance, but voluntary. We were more than ok with that as they all took good care of us. Would recommend this attraction with these guides.
Written 26 September 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
AdminBackpackers
Thanks for your review we are happy to know about how the team is going and we are doing great! we hope to see you again in the city.
Written 8 October 2021
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Corrie P
3 contributions
The tour guide was fun and energetic. I think the tour company did a good job overall.

The volcano itself was lacking in a few ways, not that it was a bad experience.

So, what you should know is that most of your time will spend traveling to and from the volcano as it is about an hours drive. So it eats up a lot of time. You will spend 15 to 20 mi. In the volcano. There are guys in the volcano who give massages. They really don't give you the option to refuse the massage though although the guide will tell you that you can say no. After they give the massage regardless of if you want it, they will expect to be tipped/paid.
Written 9 September 2021
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Hassan N
2 contributions
Sep 2021
Nico was very accommodating on this tour. He picked us up and dropped us back after the tour. The volcano mud bath is one of the best experiences I have done. Would highly recommend this if you are in Cartagena.
Written 9 September 2021
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Brian S
1 contribution
I really enjoyed the tour. We had a group of about 6 people. The tour company picked everyone up on schedule and proceeded to the volcano. We arrived and it was a very low traffic day at the volcano. We went directly to the mud with no waiting. We pretty much spent all the time we wanted, The mud is bottomless for all practical purposes. Even when you appear to be standing in it, your feet aren’t touching the bottom. You are just floating in it. Afterwards, we preceded to get washed off. Throughout, there is someone who keeps all the cameras and phones who got some pretty good pics & videos. There are men in the mud who make sure you get covered. There are ladies in the water who wash you off following and will also wash your swimsuit if you are comfortable skinny dipping a few minutes. All these people work for tips not included in the tour cost (not a complaint, just letting you know to be prepared with some small bills). Following we had a nice relaxing lunch/snack which consisted of an egg filled arepa. Drinks / beers were available for sale. Then we were all dropped off at our respective hotels. I enjoyed this experience as well as the service provided by this tour company.
Written 21 July 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
AdminBackpackers
Thank you very much for choosing Backpackers to be your hosts, we appreciate your recommendation and your excellent rating, we hope you return to have the pleasure of serving you. Thanks a lot!
Written 18 August 2021
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Rosie
New Jersey5 contributions
This was an amazing experience from start to finish! Originally we had planned on doing this in the afternoon but the day before they texted and asked if we were willing to do it in the morning instead. We agreed that was fine and they were very good with communication with any questions I had. They picked us up promptly at our hotel at 8:15 like they said they would be there. Melany was our tour guide and Luis our driver. Luis was a very good and skilled driver and Melany was very knowledgeable about the surrounding areas, the agriculture and what to expect. The views were beautiful and hours later my skin still feels amazing-I don’t want to shower off all the positive benefits from the mineral mud! Would definitely recommend this to anyone coming here!, you won’t regret a great time!
Written 2 July 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
AdminBackpackers
Thank you very much for choosing Backpackers to be your hosts, we appreciate your recommendation and your excellent rating, we hope you return to have the pleasure of serving you. Thanks a lot!
Written 18 August 2021
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

nancy c
3 contributions
Apr 2021
it was a very good and interesting tour. Vanessa was our tourist guide, really nice person , very good explanations but they have to hire guides who speak English because not everyone speaks Spanish, but the rest we had an amazing time, we stop to this beautiful place to get lunch and very nice pool and beach, we had aggod time.
Written 23 April 2021
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Nirvana Zee
Cala Bona, Spain2 contributions
Mar 2021 • Friends
Our driver was so fun and knowledgeable. Jesus took really good care of us and answered all our questions and even drove with extreme care!
He let us stop at a grocery store before the long drive, and offered to stop at the cartagena sign to take pictures on our way back while the sun was setting.
We did the afternoon tour of the mud volcano and the experience was better than a day at the spa, we will definitely go again!
Skin exfoliating massage with natural clay minerals by strong local men, and a hand wash by the local grandmas in the warm freshwater lake. Nothing will beat this feeling!
Thank you Papi Jesus! You treated us like queens and we will never forget it.
Written 25 March 2021
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Sara M
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Do not buy! Terrible
DO NOT BUY! If I could leave 0 stars I would. I paid 380 USD for 2 people, some people paid 76.000 Colombian pesos.
Janice D
Janice D
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Fun excursion in the Caribbean waters.
The tour was a great deal of fun! Wish the snorkeling was a little longer, was great to be in the sparkling Caribbe
yogonza
yogonza
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Not a good experience.
This was the worst experience. Pick-up was late. The surrounding were so dirty then we have to walk to get to our s
Pure B
Pure B
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Not a great experience
We thought we were booking a trip to Isla Baru and Playa Blanca because the title of the trip implied that, at leas
Erika C
Erika C
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We didn't die but WORST Beach tour ever!
AVOID a tour to the Rosario Islands. A confusing and scary day without a single beautiful beach. The boat had too m
K9638QLblakeb
K9638QLblakeb
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Amazing day!
Jesus made this tour unforgettable. He was able to accommodate my party the entire experience. From showing us a be
716justinec
716justinec
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Best excursion ever!
I spent my birthday in Cartagena for 6 days and I have to say that this was one of my favorite excursions. Our tour
P2109EBpatricks
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Fantastic day trip in the islands
A phenomenal day out with Jesus. A trip in the islands was made even more memorable with a brilliant tour! A must d
Kay_burnett15
Kay_burnett15
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SO COOL
Never experienced anything like this! Had so much fun with my girlfriends for my birthday! They provided refreshmen
Kay_burnett15
Kay_burnett15
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HAD A BLAST
Had a great experience! I celebrated my 25th birthday with my nine girlfriends and had a BLAST. We had some great f
rnpigford
rnpigford
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Romantic tour of Rosario islands with 3 couples
What an amazing full day boat excursion to end my first time/bday trip in Cartagena, Colombia. Backpackers is a gre
G8010RAfrankc
G8010RAfrankc
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Amazing and action packed!
My wife and I had an amazing time! The tour started at 8am and ended at 3:30pm and honestly it’s been one of the be
Bob T
Bob T
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Excellent Jesus and luis
Jesus is the goat! Best experience and he personalized the trip with educating us on Columbia and learned about the
mariaaR2358HJ
mariaaR2358HJ
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Horrible company
Horrible tour, the food was disgusting. They lied and said they were taking you to the islands on a nice speed boat
Gabriel W
Gabriel W
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Great views great value
Jesus was a great tour guide. We had a great time. The tour is a very good value. Just a warning: the tour includes
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