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Totumo Volcano and Mud Baths: Day Tour from Cartagena

4.5 / 5

6 reviews

Activity provider: Impulse Travel

Totumo Volcano and Mud Baths: Day Tour from Cartagena

Activity provider: Impulse Travel

From US$ 119 per person

Escape Cartagena for the day and discover the healing powers of the mud baths at Totumo Volcano. Climb up and inside this small volcano and dive into the natural mud that lies within. This is a rejuvenating Colombian experience you won't forget!

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Duration 4 hours
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Live tour guide
Spanish, English
Pickup included
Pickup from your hotel/accommodation. Please provide the name and address of your hotel so that the pickup can be arranged.
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  • Take a scenic drive to Totumo Volcano from Cartagena
  • Relax in the rejuvenating mud inside the volcano
  • Enjoy stunning mountain views as you soak up the unique atmosphere
Full description
Besides the views, Totumo Volcano is known for its mud baths that offer a natural form of water and mineral therapy that helps beautify the skin and provide relaxation. This is a fun, unique full-day experience that allows you to take advantage of a natural spa that you can only enjoy in Colombia! Totumo Volcano is located in the municipality of Santa Catalina, about an hour from Cartagena. Sit back and enjoy the scenic ride through Bolívar, a region of Colombia that features breathtaking tropical landscapes. The area surrounding Totumo Volcano offers spectacular views of the surrounding mountains, lakes, and forests. Enjoy a guided tour of the region before heading to the small volcano itself, for the highlight of your day trip! According to local legend, a priest sprinkled holy water onto the lava-spewing volcano and tamed it into the natural relaxing mud bath spa that exists today. Climb up the 50-foot volcano, accessible by a staircase, and enter the crater to relax in the natural mud that the volcano produces. Sitting inside the mud volcano, you’ll enjoy panoramic views of the Santa Catalina region. The mud itself is not only relaxing but its minerals are renowned for helping rejuvenate the skin. Later you can enjoy a delicious Colombian lunch near the mud baths (not included in the tour price). You'll have the option of a personal massage from one of the attendants. Afterwards, take a swim in the nearby lake to rinse off the mud before returning to your Cartagena hotel.
  • Totumo Volcano day trip
  • Mud baths
  • Bilingual English and Spanish speaking guide
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Contribution to the local community
  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities (optional)
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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What to bring

  • Passport or ID card
  • Comfortable shoes
  • Sunglasses
  • Sun hat
  • Swimwear
  • Sunscreen

Not allowed

  • Pets
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.5 /5

based on 6 reviews

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I really enjoyed this tour, it was a wonderful experience. We had private new car to transport us back and forth that was very comfortable. Our tour guide Paulina did a outstanding job the entire duration of the tour. Paulina spoke English very well which was A+++. She gave us insight about Columbia our entire road trip to the volcano. We were referred to an amazing steak house for Dinner by Paulina . It was pleasure having Paulina as a tour guide. She highly recommended.

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November 10, 2021

It was AMAZING! I guide was very knowledgeable and informative and my driver was curious and polite. I couldn't ask for anything else. The mud volcano is an experience all in itself plus I had a masseuse with magic fingers. The massage is optional but if you get it, tip the locals. Dang think with the bath afterwards, tip the ladies that help you get cleaned up. For me that's the whole purpose of the trip, to get the experience and give back to the locals.

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May 29, 2021

It was a nice experience but the price is a way too high.

August 21, 2019

Product ID: 34438