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Cartagena: Totumo Mud Volcano Experience

1. Cartagena: Totumo Mud Volcano Experience

Discover the natural landscapes of Colombia on this guided excursion. Visit Santa Catalina, and bathe yourself in the purifying mud of the volcano. As the minivan leaves town, hear some curious facts about Cartagena's history and some tips to ensure a better experience at the mud volcano. The trip to Santa Catalina, another beautiful Colombian city and the location of the volcano, lasts around 45 minutes. Upon arrival at the volcanic zone, be greeted by the owner of a small nearby restaurant. Then, prepare for a unique experience as you climb the 50 steps that surround the volcano; remember to wear old clothing as the mud can be rough on delicate materials. Immerse yourself in the volcanic mud, reaping the health benefits for your skin from the millions of minerals. Some people say afterward, you'll appear 10 years younger. Inside the volcano, you can float thanks to the high number of minerals present. There will be some locals around offering massages for an extra price of 2 USD. Outside of the volcano, pay to get your photo taken for another 2 USD. When the soaking is over, head to the lake for a shower.  Before continuing back to the city, enjoy a typical snack in a rustic restaurant. Get dropped off at your hotel.


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Debido a sus cualidades terapéuticas caracterizadas por los ingredientes que contiene como agua, sílice, aluminio, magnesio, azufre, calcio, hierro y más minerales, disminuyen el estrés, normalizan la circulación de la sangre, descargan la energía negativa y recargan con energía magnética solar positiva. Esta maravilla de la naturaleza se encuentra en la zona rural del municipio de Santa Catalina, Bolívar, parte de la Región Caribe Colombiana. INCLUYE: Vehículo con aire acondicionado Aperitivos Seguro de viaje Todos los impuestos y tasas Guía bilingue Masaje dentro del volcán, servicio de fotografia, y baño en la laguna del totumo

Totumo Volcano and Mud Baths: Day Tour from Cartagena

3. Totumo Volcano and Mud Baths: Day Tour from Cartagena

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.

Cartagena: 4 Hour Private Tour to Totumo Mud Volcano

4. Cartagena: 4 Hour Private Tour to Totumo Mud Volcano

During the activity we will enter a small volcano full of mud and abundant mineral salts (iron, potassium, magnesium, silica) which offer natural properties for the skin. Take a slippery staircase up a small hill to reach the pit of this active mud volcano and float in the viscous volcanic mud said to have healing properties. The activity includes transportation by car with air conditioning at less crowded times to avoid queuing, however tour can also be flexible according to the availability of your schedules.

Volcan del Totumo + Playa + Piscina

5. Volcan del Totumo + Playa + Piscina

Enjoy a relaxing mud therapy session at the very top of the totumo volcano with 2,300 meters high, it is full of mud, which its natives call curative mud, due to its therapeutic qualities characterized by the ingredients it contains such as water, silica, aluminum, magnesium, sulfur, calcium, iron and more minerals, leaving the skin soft and smooth, due to the refreshing, anti-inflammatory, decongestant power of the earth. This wonder of nature is located in the rural area of the municipality of Santa Catalina, Bolivar, part of the Colombian Caribbean Region.

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Overall rating

4.6 / 5

based on 124 reviews

The mud was just the right temperature and had a lovely texture. The actual mud bath area is about the size of a large hot tub. It was a great experience. Note that everyone involved in the process will swarm for tips at the end, so have a lot of small currency.

It is quite a unique experience, the trip was handled just fine, the guide Jose and driver Luis were most helpful, and the mud is really rejuvenating for your skin and body, highly recommended activity

Pick up on time, guide also helped with photos. Spoke moderate English. Van broke down on the way but but guide got us a taxi immediately to not delay our return.

Really amazing experience, would totally recommend to everyone. Don’t forget to bring some money to tip the massage people and the ladies in the lake

Really friendly staff, Jesus and Jane were wonderful!