Totumo volcano In the afternoon!

Cartagena, Colombia

From USD 25.00

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Free cancellation
Up to 24 hours in advance.
  • 5 hours (approx.)
  • Pickup offered
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English


    What's Included

    • Air-conditioned vehicle
    • Entrance to the volcano
    • Mud Massage
    • Sludge Removal
    • Use of our headquarters (Showers, Lockers, Vestier)
    • Lunch

    Meeting And Pickup

    Pickup points

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    Start time

    Confirm time with the local provider in advance of your experience.

    Opening hours

    • 5/18/2022 - 6/22/2024

      Monday - Sunday : 02:00 pm - 03:00 pm

    Pickup details

    We pick up all the hotels in the areas of Castillogrande, Laguito, Bocagrande, Getsemani, Centro, San Diego, Cabrero, Marbella, Crespo, Boquilla, Manzanillo

    What To Expect

    Volcan de Lodo El Totumo (Mud Volcano)

    2 hours Admission Ticket Included

    Additional Info

    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Stroller accessible
    • Infants must sit on laps
    • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
    • Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 111 travellers

    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.
    • 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.

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    Featured review
    Magical experience if you just go with the flow! I read to bring $$ for tips and still wish I brought more - the massages, the washing, the photos were all so helpful and great.


    31 reviews
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    I have never done...
    Noera_G, May 2023
    I have never done anything like this before and I stepped out of my comfort zone and went here. It was relaxing & a very good experience.
    Operator canceled on us
    Josh_J, May 2023
    Operator canceled the tour an hour before our scheduled pickup time. They charge in full if the customer camels within 24 hours though why don't they pay the customers if they cancel the tour?
    Response from Host, May 2023
    Hello, we refunded all of your money, and I do it the same way when the passenger cancels at the last minute because there has been an inconvenience, I recommend that you review the statement to verify the refund
    Magical experience if you...
    Deb_S, Mar 2023
    Magical experience if you just go with the flow! I read to bring $$ for tips and still wish I brought more - the massages, the washing, the photos were all so helpful and great.
    Waste of time and money
    Petar_R, Mar 2023
    It’s a dried mud cone with a muddy pool size 3.5mx3.5m. You climb up and down very unstable stairs. The changing room is small and rudimentary, there is no shower but you are washed in the muddy bay. Everyone is asking for tips. You stay dirty until your hotel. No volcano in sight, mud probably comes from the muddy lake next to it.
    Mud Bath
    Willie_W, Mar 2023
    You will basically be playing in mud, not much more to it. From the sale pitch it’s volcanic ash but there is no volcano….so I am not really sure but it was a nice ride from the city and an enjoyable experience.
    Great little touristic...
    DANNY_P, Jan 2023
    Great little touristic activity. You have people driving and guiding you to the location. They connect you with people in the Mud Volcano. You leave your belongings in locker, and the people who bring you also wait by the lockers. Someone else guides you to the top of mud volcano and another person holds your phone and takes pictures if you choose. People are in the mud volcano who will massage you in the mud. You come out and ladies will wash you in the river. All of these individuals expect a tip at the end. I recommend 2k to 10k col pesos. So bring change.
    Interesting experience terrible tour company
    Meher_J, Dec 2022
    This experience was definitely interesting, but this company was terrible. We booked an English guided tour. The tour guide barely spoke any English. All she did was pick us up from our hotel and then take us to the bus where she told us we would be going to the volcano. She gave no explanation of the itinerary or history of the volcano. Once we got on the bus she left us with the bus driver who spoke no English and did not come to the volcano. The volcano itself looks much smaller than the pictures. It is not impressive at all. The mud itself was interesting. After that you are taken to this lake where these women will aggressively wash you off in front of everyone. They will grope you and force you to strip. There are not any nice changing rooms or showers there. We thought we would be able to wash our hair after. That is not the case. Definitely wear your swimsuit before coming. Don’t wear shoes, wear flip flops and bring a towel. The worst part of this experience was the communication. We had no idea where to meet and when. We called all the numbers multiple times. They texted us at 2:45 to meet at 2:30 with no explanation of what to bring or where we should go or what the bus looked like. We then waited at the location for 30 minutes before they came.
    Response from Host, Jan 2023
    thank you for your comment
    A great experience
    Shaniqua_P, Nov 2022
    We had a great time. Communication was great. They picked us up and dropped us off at our hotel. They also made sure that we enjoyed the whole experience from beginning to end!
    Response from Host, Nov 2022
    Thank you for supporting us in difficult times! I'm so glad they had fun
    Great experience at Tutomo
    Rey_O, Oct 2022
    The staff from the tour agency to the locals running the volcano were professional and courteous. Only problem would be people/kids playing and splashing mud. Is not a pool or beach! Someone could get mud in their eyes. The staff did their best to fix the issue.
    Response from Host, Oct 2022
    Thank you so much
    Great service. Amazing experience.
    Sakena_M, Sept 2022
    This was such an awesome experience! Everything went so smoothly. Going in the afternoon was the best option. Be prepared to be massaged. There really wasn’t even a chance to decline as it happened so fast so if you don’t want a massage make sure to say so before you get in the mud. Make sure to bring cash to tip the nice ladies who take you to wash the mud off of you in the water. The shower afterwards and the locker room was very nice and convenient too! I highly recommend this trip. Our skin felt so soft from the mud! Service was great.
    Response from Host, Sept 2022
    Enjoy the excursion but buyer beware!
    DeJuan_H, July 2022
    BOOK WITH A DIFFERENT VENDOR! The mud volcano itself was wonderful. Absolutely zero complaints with that portion of the experience. The mud bath felt amazing, my skin felt refreshed, and purified! Would definitely do again, BUT WITH A DIFFERENT VENDOR! Communication leading up to the experience left me desiring more. Our van was 45 minutes late picking us up. Our group was mostly in good spirits until the van broke down with a transmission issue and we had to walk 15 mins to the volcano. We asked for extra time in the mud when they told us our time was up. On the way back, the new van broke down and overheated. No apology, no refund, no discount, no nothing! Book elsewhere if you want to do this excursion. Bring plenty of cash for tips.
    Response from Host, Aug 2022
    we are sorry we will continue working hard to be better
    Andre_W, July 2022
    I liked the hotel pickup. When you arrive, there are lockers to store your belongings. The experience was amazing! You literally are floating in the volcano and being in the center was an experience. The mud is warm and not too heavy. Afterward you go to the river where the woman clean you off. Definitely being money b/c you are tiling the guide, the transportation, and the women that clean you off.
    Response from Host, July 2022
    We are very sorry, we had problems with the vehicle and we wanted to solve it.
    Great experience!!! It...
    Amy_A, July 2022
    Great experience!!! It was thrilling and a beautiful view while in the mud bath! Good service to and from.
    New fun experience
    Philomena_I, July 2022
    This experience was one for the book. My friends and I never done something like this before. The bus ride was a bit long but that was expected. When we got there, it was in the country side of Colombia. Everyone was very nice, there’s people selling stuff like food and drinks there. It was a bit slippery on the stairs to get up there so be careful. We got in the mood, got massages in there and took some nice pictures.
    Fun in the mud
    nj6j4dpqqy, July 2022
    What a wonderful experience, I was picked up right on time at my hotel and dropped off right after. One of a kind experience!
    Response from Host, July 2022
    Thank you!
    Cool Experience
    Candace_G, June 2022
    It was an interesting and fun experience. We went in the afternoon and it was a good time because it wasn't too hot and there weren't so many people that we couldn't stay long in the volcano. The tour guide was nice. The only think I didn't like was being harassed for tips at the end of the experience. They didn't ask if I wanted the services they provide like the massage and wash-off in the lake. They just did it and wait outside for you to to tip them. I didn't mind tipping, it was just the way that it was done. A guy offered to let me wear his flip flops so I wouldn't have to walk on rocks and then asked me for a tip for that later. It's a good experience if you look over that part. Just be prepared to take pesos for tipping purposes.
    Response from Host, July 2022
    Thank you!
    Seyram_D, May 2022
    THIS WAS SUCH AN AMAZING EXPERIENCE. Virginia was amazing. She helped with every question we had and also was attentive to our every need. 10/10 will recommend.
    Response from Host, May 2022
    Thank you :)
    Touristy and weird yet quite unique adventure.
    Kim_L, May 2022
    After reading reviews and blog about it, I was definitely anxious about it but I do not regret going for it. It is indeed a big tourist trap yet it was quite unique but not unpleasant. You need to not be self-conscious and comfortable to be surrounded by locals staring at your own silliness, to be massaged by a man or be washed butt naked in a lake to remove the mud (no one can see through under the water - or I think so). I do recommend to go in the afternoon, less crowded, we almost had the mud bath to ourselves and indeed plan the cash for the tips (give as you want but indeed it is expected for each person helping you but it was not as aggressive as depicted in some reviews and part of the experience).
    Response from Host, May 2022
    Thank you for giving your opinion. We will work very hard to improve :)
    It’s okay to get a little dirty.
    ReginaldWilliams_W, Apr 2022
    It was a good experience. I wished it could been a little longer. They need to make a real spa out of the experience. See more on my Instagram: travelbyanymeans
    Response from Host, May 2022
    Thank you for giving your opinion. We will work very hard to improve :)
    Great trip!
    StephanieJasinski, Apr 2022
    Great trip, everyone was super nice and explained everything! The pick up was right on time and the group was small
    Response from Host, May 2022
    Thank you for giving your opinion. We will work very hard to improve :)

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