Totumo Volcano and Mar Rosa Tour in Cartagena with Lunch

Cartagena de Indias, Colombia
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Free cancellation
Up to 24 hours in advance.
  • 4 to 5 hours (approx.)
  • Pickup offered
  • Offered in: English


    What's Included

    • Air-conditioned vehicle
    • Hotel pickup
    • Roundtrip transportation
    • Entrance to the Volcano
    • Visit to the Pink Sea
    • Lunch
    • Unspecified expenses

    Meeting And Pickup

    You can head directly to the meeting point, or request pickup

    Meeting point

    • Clock Tower
      Boca del Puente, Centro, Cartagena de Indias, Provincia de Cartagena, Bolívar, Colombia

      Middle arch of the clock tower

    Pickup points

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    Start time

    09:00 am

    End point

    This activity ends back at the meeting point.

    What To Expect

    Volcan de Lodo El Totumo (Mud Volcano)

    1 hour Admission Ticket Included


    1 hour Admission Ticket Free

    Playas de la Boquilla

    1 hour Admission Ticket Included

    Additional Info

    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Near public transportation
    • Infants must sit on laps
    • Most travellers can participate
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 35 travellers
    Operated by Que hay pa' hacer en cartagena

    Cancellation Policy

    You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.

    • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
    • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
    • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
    • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.

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    Featured review
    This tour was a ton of fun! Though the Pink sea was not pink during my visit I still enjoyed the scenery. The Volcano was amazing. It let my skin nice and soft for a while. Yuliana was an amazing tour guide. I would definitely recommend this tour to other tourist.


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    Experiencia única
    Adolfo_D, May 2023
    That was an amazing journey … Liliana the person in charge was unique so friendly and always be alert of us. Traveling with my family and friends we always felt safe.
    Response from Host, May 2023
    We appreciate your opinion, and we are glad that you were able to meet your expectations, we are waiting for you back
    The tour itself was...
    Melanie_R, May 2023
    The tour itself was amazing, a beautiful view. The mud bath was everything and more; however, we ended up on a small van that had mold in it. The two tour guides did not introduce themselves nor did they speak during the ride. On the way back the tire explored (rotten tired) they refused to call for help. They didnt want us to get out the van or turn it off while they attempted to change the tires. It took them almost an hour to change it as they didn’t have the tools needed.
    Fabulous Adventure for an amazing price
    autumnelyse422957, May 2023
    This tour was great. From the guides to the people on the bus. They made sure we were safe and if we had any questions we could ask. The food included was at a cute restaurant and delicious. For the mud bath it can get crowded, however upon request the men giving the massages let us wait for more people to leave for more space. It is a once in a lifetime experience and i would definitely reccommend you going. The pink sea wasn't pink but there was still so much culture we got to see and experience around it. The guides did wonderful. Bring pesos for little snacks, tips and such and the guide will distribute it to the shops and people for purchases to avoid crowding. Overall we really enjoyed this.
    Carlan_M, Apr 2023
    Please adhere to the reviews. Everyone is consistently telling the truth lol. Yes we were picked up on time which is great. The bus we had no issues. Not sure if it was an off day or this was the norm but our tour guide was lacking. Yikes. We weren’t told we were going to be making this many stops along the way. It took us almost two hours to get to the mud bath. We stopped at the museum which I get. It would of been better if the guide had more energy and enthusiasm. At times the group was confused as to where to go next. The pink river wasn’t pink which is OK and they tell you before so no worries. Finally we get to the mud bath and it was kind of chaotic. Our tour guide disappeared and left us to the vultures aggressively asking for tips and payments for the simply things The “locker” room is OPEN shelves where you have to store your things! Buy a lock beforehand as I saw some guests already knew smh. You are only allowed ONE cell phone per group and there’s a man charging to take photos and videos. The walk up to the bath is STEEP. When you get up there someone is offering to hold your shoes. He will also charge you at the end. You can stay in the bath as long as you walk then after you can wash off at the river Again people offering services for tips at the end. YOU CAN WASH YOURSELVES OFF. Don’t fall for the trap Again no tour guide in sight The food at the restaurant was great. Please be mindful of the tipping which ruined the experience for us
    The Good, The Bad, The Ugly.
    Raven_F, Apr 2023
    The overall trip was great. Our tour guides were friendly, knowledgeable and punctual. They texted us several times to give us time stamps for pick-up and even let us know that the pink sea wasn’t going to be so pink the day of the tour. Before you go to the pink sea, you stop at a small museo. There, you’re given a brief bilingual tour about the history of the area. The mud bath at Totumo is relaxing, refreshing and invigorating. What’s not, is the mounds of people in the vicinity aggressively asking for tips. We were even asked for a tip for using the outhouse, by someone who assisted in no manner. A few other things to note about Totumo: When scaling the mud volcano, you are asked to remove your shoes. This may cause unease for people who have texture/touch issues. Inside the volcano there are people who will massage the mud onto you. This may also cause unease for the aforementioned group. After you walk down the volcano, there is a walkway to the river where you can clean off the mud. My recommendation is to clean it off yourself. If you can’t, then have someone you’re traveling with do it—or just don’t let Yolanda clean you. “Edelsi was great”—according to one of the people in our group.
    The sea wasn't pink and...
    Jordan_G, Mar 2023
    The sea wasn't pink and we didn't know that it's only pink during the summer. The tour guide didn't explain what makes the sea pink or the mining process. The mud volcano experience was great.
    Good experience
    Daniel_M, Mar 2023
    The mud bath and the salt lake. It was a good experience to try while you are in cartagena. The food was good too
    Troy_A, Mar 2023
    MUDDY HELL! What an experience! Nothing quite like it on the Earth! The pink salt flats werent so pink due to weather but overall a great experience!
    Great Tour
    Ornella_R, Feb 2023
    This tour was a ton of fun! Though the Pink sea was not pink during my visit I still enjoyed the scenery. The Volcano was amazing. It let my skin nice and soft for a while. Yuliana was an amazing tour guide. I would definitely recommend this tour to other tourist.
    Extremely disappointing
    CELIA_B, Feb 2023
    Unfortunately, my experience with this tour was extremely disappointing. First, the bus was almost an hour late to pick us up. Second, the guides were doing less than the bare minimum in terms of keeping us informed of what was going on, where we were going, why we were stopping, etc. Before arriving at the volcano, we made two stops (local museum and salt mine) which felt like fillers. No effort was made to make the tour engaging whatsoever (the guide was reading the info from her cellphone). The mud volcano was pretty cool, but full of people, and we could only stay about 5-10 minutes before the next group came in. Overall felt like a waste of a day.
    Great volcano/mud experience--rest was lackluster!
    Alan_H, Feb 2023
    First, the volcano mud experience was awesome--so unique and so much fun. The locals were super friendly and helpful, snapping pics, giving massages, and the women with buckets all over me removing as much caked mud off my body. However, the tour to the small town was a waste of time, no real impacting education, and the visit to the pink beach was just a lackluster experience. Was forewarned that due to recent weather conditions the beach/water was not pink---yes, I get that. But the walk to the water was filled with trash and just not fun to walk through to get to the 'beach' area.
    Don’t waste your time.
    Mar_P, Feb 2023
    Great guides and very friendly people. The end. The place is awfully neglected. If a make its living out of tourists, it should be better. Estupendos guías y el personal en general. El resto una porquería. Absolutamente descuidado e incómodo. Deberían cuidarlo más ya que viven del turismo.
    No pink sand
    Lani_V, Sept 2022
    So this was a 50/50 experience. I was expecting pink sand beach and well it was rocks, no beach!!! No sand!!! However the mud pit made up for it. I really enjoyed that part. So if you want to see pink sand..skip it. Mud pit worth it
    Relaxing Experience (Mud bath)
    Shawnice_A, July 2022
    The reviews previously written all summarized my experience. Due to weather, we did not experience the pink sea; the mud bath was amazing-massage especially. Felt a little overwhelm when it was time to tip;however, I knew what to expect prior to coming on this tour.
    Needs improvement, especially customer service
    Alexander_B, July 2022
    I would have given two stars had it not been for the baptism cleanse you get afterwards. First, there needs to be a better time limit and number limit on those in the volcano. We didn’t have to walk all the way up there to wait. We could have waited at the bottom. Second, because it’s so crowded, it’s practically impossible to avoid the “massage” for which they DEMAND a tip. Lastly, it’s not in good taste once the event is over for your photographer, baptism person, and whoever else to be LITERALLY waiting for you DEMANDING tips in a very abrasive manner. If receiving payment for these additional services is that important, then charge them as additional services. Tipping is no problem, but there’s a professional way pf doing things and this wasn’t it.
    Mud great. Rest fine.
    Merritt_M, Apr 2022
    The mud volcano part of the tour is amazing, but I could have skipped the rest. Make sure you have cash to tip everyone at the volcano- wish I would have known that. The van was hot which made the trip pretty uncomfortable.
    Response from Host, Apr 2022
    Hello I am Javier Pacheco and I am the legal representative of Que hay pa' hacer en Cartagena We are renowned for our exemplary customer experience, which is why I apologize for your recent experience with us. Thank you very much for leaving your comment. We work very hard to make every customer experience an enjoyable one and we truly regret that we were not able to meet your expectations on this occasion.
    Great Experience! Ask for Luisa as ur guide
    Liz_A, Mar 2022
    We had a great time! Luisa was great! Super friendly & accommodating and ensured all guest Spanish & English speaking were comfortable. She gave us helpful tips & advice navigating what can be an overwhelming amount of vendors. Take her up on the paying one amount for tips & having her give to vendors.
    LILIA_R, Apr 2023
    Una experiencia increíble, nunca antes había participado de un paseo como este, y fue simplemente espectacular. Muy recomendado.
    Pudo ser mejor
    Linnette_H, Jan 2023
    Tomamos la opción con mar rosa, quw si bien es un fenómeno natural, nos comentaron la noche anterior que no estaría rosa por fuertes lluvias pero que haríamos el recorrido (lo cual, no me molestaba porque ya había leído un poco sobre ello) sin embargo, las guías pudieron hacer mejor uso del tiempo y ofrecer al menos, historia ya que fuimos a un museo del pueblo. Al llegar a las salinas no nos indicaron nada, era más como un servicio de transporte que un verdadero tour con guías. La experiencia en el volcán salva el tour y muy buen almuerzo. En el transporte, el puesto que me tocó de la última fila estaba en muy mal estado, ya que, tenia unos hierros salidos.
    Response from Host, Jan 2023
    gracias, tendremos en cuenta sus recomendaciones.
    Servicio de la muchacha exelente
    Suheimy_B, Mar 2022
    Exelente Servicio las muchachas muy atenta lo unico mal fue las señoras te quieren lavar a la Mala y los muchachos arriva quieras o no quieras te Tocan y te persiquen Para el tip

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