Totumo Mud Volcano
About 1.5 hours from Cartagena is the strange looking Totumo mud volcano. It looks more like a giant anthill but with a large crater on top. Legend has that the volcano once used to spew lava and ash until a priest thinking it to be the work of the Devil poured holy water in to banish him. You will find a strange urge to jump in and cover yourself with liquid mud that is supposed to have relaxing and healthy powers. No matter how hard you try you won’t be able to sink to the bottom of this strange tourist attraction.
Mud bath massages are available from the locals hanging out in the mud for that purpose. Take some extra cash, cause if anyone offers to help you with anything, such as a photo, a massage or scrubbing you down in the shower, they will expect payment. Expect to get dirty so take something to swim in and a towel to dry off afterwards.
Departs: Daily 8.30am and 1.30pm
Price: $50,000 COP
Duration: Half day tour
- Return transportation
- Entrance fee
- Bilingual guide
- Food and drink (Lunch and extended trip to beach optional)
- Small fees for massages, helpers taking photos for you and assistance washing off afterwards
What To Take:
- Swim wear
- Money for massages and washdowns – Small bills no larger than $5,000COP
- This tour is provided by a local, third party operator. Not Mamallena Tours and Travel
- The prices advertised are corect at time of publication
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