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Totumo Volcano
Take the wooden steps up the 15-meter mud mound that is Totumo Volcano (Volcán de Lodo El Totumo) then look down to be greeted by a mud bath big enough to fit dozens of bathers. A popular day trip from Cartagena, it's said that the volcano goes hundreds of meters deep, but when you dip into the warm mud you'll find that it's so dense it's impossible to do anything but bob about at the top.  While wallowing, it’s possible to pay one of the attendants for a personal massage.

Legend has it that Totumo Volcano used to spew out fire and lava, but a local priest, believing such hellfire to be the work of the devil, used holy water to turn it all to mud. After the bath, everyone heads to the next-door lagoon to wash off the gloop, which local women will help you wash off with buckets of water, for a small fee, if you wish.

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The volcano is a 40-minute drive from Cartagena in the Santa Catalina district. There’s a $5,000 COP entrance fee to bathe in the mud volcano, and next to it is a small restaurant where the owner can mind your things.
Address: El Totumo, Colombia
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Totumo Volcano Transportation from Cartagena

Soothe your skin in the healing mud bath of the Totumo Volcano on a half-day tour from Cartagena. Climb to the peak of the volcano then descend into the therapeutic mud bath below for a truly unique experience. Indulge in a restorative massage from an experienced attendant; rinse off in the warm waters of the river; and gain insight into the cultural significance of the incredible natural formation. Convenient round trip transportation from your Cartagena hotel is included in the tour.
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  • 4 hours
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  • 4 hours
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The Totumo Volcano

Visiting Totumo Volcano couldn’t be easier than on a guided tour. Transportation logistics are all figured out so you don’t have to plan a thing—just enjoy hotel pickup and drop-off, and breeze through the entrance with included admission so you can spend more time relaxing in the natural mud baths.
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  • 2 hours
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  • 2 hours
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Totumo Mud Volcano

A short 45-minute drive from Cartagena is El Volcán de Lodo El Totumo (The mud volcano of Totumo). With an approximate elevation of just 20 meters this volcano houses a natural pool of volcanic mud, with an amazing relaxing effect and attributed healing powers of the skin, this is one of the most desirable tours of Cartagena.After your relaxing mud bath we search for a group of woman in the Totumo Marsh, all of whom are heads of their respective families and responsible for your cleaning. At the end of this process we head to the beautiful beaches of Manzanillo del Mar where you’ll enjoy a swim in the tropical waters.(If you choose a 9am start time your tour will include lunch and finish at 3:30pm. If you choose a 1:30pm start time your tour will finish at 5:30pm.)
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PRIVATE TOUR MUD VOLCANO

Explore Colombia beyond Cartagena with a half-day private tour to the Totumo Volcano. Get picked up at your hotel and drive to this volcano known for the chance to swim in a sea of mud. Climb a flight of wooden stairs and enter the crater to experience the therapeutic qualities of a mineral mud bath.
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  • 3 to 4 hours
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THE MUD EXPERIENCE AT TOTUMO VOLCANO PRIVATE TOUR

El Totumo Mud Volcano is an active mud volcano located near sea level in Cartagena, Colombia in the municipality of Santa Catalina. A local tourist destination, popular for its alleged healing mud bath, it receives most of its visitors from nearby Cartagena. Along with this, it is the smallest volcano in the country. The mound has a prominence of about 14 m (48 ft) and it is accessible via a staircase that leads to the top of the crater, which can accommodate about 15 people at a time; there, tourists bathe in the dense, warm mud and have the option of receiving personal massages from the attendants. The experience is then followed by a bath in a nearby lagoon to remove the mud.The minerals in the mud are said to have therapeutic qualities - whether theVolcano will actually cure your ailments is unclear, but it definitely makes your skin feel great!
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Mud Volcano, Pink Sea and Indigena's Town

Experience Cartagena’s famed mud volcano, pink sea, and the indigenous community of Galerazamba on this all-day adventure. After a convenient hotel pickup, soak up a mineral-filled mud bath, visit a salt mine and a distinctively colorful sea, stop by a museum and monument dedicated to a legendary indigenous woman, India Catalina, and enjoy a delicious seaside lunch included in the tour price.
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Half-day Tours

Half-Day Tour to Totumo Mud Volcano from Cartagena

Totumo Mud Volcano is a one-of-a-kind attraction home to mineral-infused mud that’s reputed to have healing properties. Avoid the hassle of public transport and the expense of taxis on a stress-free trip to the the volcano, which include lunch and convenient hotel pickup and drop-off. You’ll have ample time to soak in the mud bath and, unlike conventional tours from Cartagena, this excursion includes a stop at Manzanillo Beach.
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Coconuts Island and Mud Volcano

Mud volcano is a place that many travelers visit every day.But the way we offer the experience is totly different to anothers tours. You can enjoy every space of this place even when is no one tourist because we arrive firts so you can spend more time at the volcano.Coconuts island is the another way to explorer Colombia.This is private island, here just living 1 habitant and is full of palms with delicious coconuts!You can not miss this experiecne because is a new way to learn about colombian nature in a place full of peace.The trip is in a canoe, the hammocks wait for you and the island have a grat historyc that you must nkow.
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Mud Volcano from Cartagena

The mud baths at Volcan de Lodo El Totumo are a popular day trip from Cartagena, known for their rejuvenating properties. Booking a tour makes it easy to visit the baths without planning your time, researching costs, or figuring out transportation for the 45-minute drive. Plus, this tour includes a stop at the Caribbean beach Manzanillo del Mar and a typical Colombian-style lunch for a relaxing tour at great value.
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5-Days Discovery at Cartagena Colombia

Colombia is a breath-taking country, which is just being discovered by tourism and travellers. During this journey, you will experience the beauty of Colombian nature and culture. The itinerary takes you through different climates and landscapes ranging from the green highlands to the warm Caribbean coast. And everything is complemented by authentic encounters with hospitable Colombians. Beside the travel program you will always have the opportunity to take a relaxing break from everyday life in one of the cosy hotels.
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Mud Volcano and Manzanillo Beach VIP

I'm native and the founder of a travel agency in Cartagena, I had the opportunity to work for small and big companies in Colombia and abroad Like Walt Disney From the United States , so my first language is Spanish and I also speak English as a second language, I had the chance to travel to more than 10 countries such as Canada, USA, Mexico, Panama, Puerto rico and others, to be honest I'm a very friendIy guy and I love meeting new people all the time and that's why I want you to enjoy my hometown and more interesting if we can do it together .
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  • 6 hours 30 minutes
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TOTUMO - GALERAZAMBA

In the company of the community guide, we will learn about the traditions and customs of its people, visit the red sea of the salt mines and enjoy an afternoon of beach and typical food, thus constituting the best ecotourism plan in the area.
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