Guided tour

Cartagena: Totumo Mud Volcano Experience

4.5 / 5

38 reviews

Cartagena: Totumo Mud Volcano Experience

From US$ 24.60 per person

Climb inside one of the world's smallest volcanos and enjoy a relaxing soak in the warm mud. Experience the healing properties of the mineral-infused mud while having fun at the Totumo Volcano.

About this activity

Free cancellation
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Covid-19 precautions
Special health and safety measures apply. Learn more
Mobile ticketing
Use your phone or print your voucher
Duration 4 hours
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Live tour guide
English, Spanish
Pickup included
Your hotel lobby


  • Immerse yourself in a mineral-infused mud volcano
  • Experience something unique during your holiday in Colombia
  • Enjoy stunning mountain views as you soak up the volcanic atmosphere
Full description
As the minivan leaves town, hear some curious facts about Cartagena 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.
  • Ticket to the mud volcano
  • Typical snack
  • Guide
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off (selected hotels only)
  • Alcoholic drinks (available to purchase)
  • Souvenir photos (available to purchase)
  • Massage (available to purchase)
Not suitable for
  • Pregnant women
  • Wheelchair users
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask
  • You must fill out a travel information form
  • You will receive a mandatory temperature check

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What to bring

  • Passport or ID card
  • Towel
Customer reviews

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4.5 /5

based on 38 reviews

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Alejandro from Backpackers was a great guide and spoke English. Explained everything and made sure all our personal items were safe. The mud was very relaxing and rejuvenating. For a fee of less than $2 the locals took our phones and took pictures of the whole experience. They do offer baths and massages also for a small fee.

November 10, 2021

A very interesting place to visit. When we go into the mud it looks like quicksand, but we're submerged from the waist up, it doesn't sink at all. You can opt for a massage that I thought was great. Sometimes air bubbles rise. Now bathing in the lake is the best lol the women help us to remove all the mud very accurately

September 4, 2021

Es una experiencia imperdible cuando visites Cartagena.

November 11, 2021

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