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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.

Cartagena: Getsemaní Pub Crawl with Complimentary Drinks

2. Cartagena: Getsemaní Pub Crawl with Complimentary Drinks

Enjoy the Cartagena-style nightlife, with a bar tour through the most particular, local and popular places in the Getsemaní neighborhood, enjoying typical Colombian cocktails and drinks. This will be a night full of fun, with drinking games, quests and the opportunity to show your best steps in our Salsa or Champeta classes, you will also be accompanied by a local guide who will make sure you have the best night! In this place you will have a typical Colombian welcome cocktail that you will enjoy with the best view of the city. Also, we will have more games where you can win shots and other prizes. We will close the night by pleasing everyone, dancing in low light to the rhythm of Reggaeton, taking the forbidden steps with tropical music, salsa and merengue, singing the best rancheras out loud and transporting us on the terrace with the best techno. Lets party in Getsemani!

Cartagena: Best Street Food with Local Chef

3. Cartagena: Best Street Food with Local Chef

Discover the relaxed spirit of Cartagena with a tour designed for you to taste caribbean cuisine. This tour will allow you to visit and experience places that are not featured on conventional guides. Meet your local guide at the iconic Clock Tower to begin your route of the best local eats, and key sights of the city. During the morning, visit 9 street food spots, usually unnoticed by foreigners but worshiped by locals. Try original recipes while seeing some of the most important sights of the historic center such as the Plaza de la Paz, Plaza de los Autos, and Proclamation Square. Meet and greet the guardians of local culinary treasure and take home their secrets and recipes. You'll have a small-group experience with no more than 10 people on the tour. Benefit from personalized insider tips about what to do next in Cartagena historic center after the tour has finished. This experience is a blend of mouth-watering cuisine and wonderful local people, get ready to share your stories and be part of the conversation.

Cartagena: Walled City Walking Tour

4. Cartagena: Walled City Walking Tour

Start in the Plaza de Santa Teresa, where you can see the contrast between the colonial buildings of the 16th, 17th and 18th centuries as well as a beautiful stretch of walls at Baluarte San Francisco Javier. Continue to San Juan De Dios Street until reaching San Pedro Claver church where you will take a guided tour of approximately 30 minutes. Later on, pass through the Aduana Plaza, Coches plaza, and Proclamation Square to visit the Plaza de Bolivar and the palace of the Inquisition. This palace was created in colonial times to punish all those people against the Catholic Church. Enter the palace with your guide to learn more about this infamous site. Continue to the square of the Inquisition, Plaza Santo Domingo and alley of the stirrups where you will reach the Santo Domingo baluarte. From there, visit the Café del Mar restaurant, known as having the best view of the sunset in the city of Cartagena. Continue with a short tour of the wall and visit some other plazas and streets until reaching the Las Bovedas handcrafts market, which is the final point of the tour.

Cartagena: Getsemani Highlights and Graffiti Walking Tour

5. Cartagena: Getsemani Highlights and Graffiti Walking Tour

See a new side of Cartagena as you explore hip Getsemani with a local guide. Learn about the area’s history through the graffiti art that is all around. Understand the meanings behind the images of wild animals, famous faces, and daily life. Follow your guide along colonial streets to the main sights of the neighborhood. You will visit Centenario park, Holy Trinity Square, and Umbrella street. You’ll also spend some time at Las Tablitas, a store considered the oldest house in Getsameni. Take plenty of photos of the mind-blowing local murals and depictions of lively urban culture. Browse the artists’ galleries, watch a live painting show, or even try your hand at your own piece (for an additional fee).

Cartagena: Private Rum Tasting

6. Cartagena: Private Rum Tasting

Discover the history behind the drink that represents the Caribbean. Walk through the streets of Getsemani, see iconic places and learn how rum is connected to the daily life of the people of Cartagena. Meet with one of the most knowledgeable rum people in town in one of the small houses in Getsemaní. Learn how to differentiate the rums and recognize their differences, as you share your best memories downed with rum. After having a little introduction and tasting some rums, go out and see what the drink looks like in the daily life of the locals by visiting local stores and bars.

Cartagena: Nightlife and Bar-Hopping Tour With Cocktails

7. Cartagena: Nightlife and Bar-Hopping Tour With Cocktails

Enjoy an exciting and social night out on the town in Cartagena during this nightlife experience. Bar hop in charming rooftop bars and get the VIP experience with skip-the-line access and reserved tables. Meet your local hostess and tour group at the Clock Tower to begin your night out on the town. Walk to the first rooftop bar and admire amazing views of the city and the Cartagena sunset. Enjoy skip-the-line access, a reserved table for the group, and a signature cocktail. Next, get the same VIP treatment at another rooftop and gastro bar next to the Navy Museum and meet other interesting people from your group or local patrons. Finally, visit a bar located on top of Cartagena's wall, known for its good vibes and enjoyable music. Revel in the company of a diverse group of people and your hostess, ensuring you have an amazing experience.

Cartagena: Walled City and Getsemani Shared Walking Tour

8. Cartagena: Walled City and Getsemani Shared Walking Tour

Explore Cartagena on a guided walking tour. Discover the colonial streets of the Walled City and the vibrant neighborhood of Getsemani as you try some local sweets. Meet your guide at La Plaza de la Aduana. See the colorful colonial houses as you learn about main squares and bastions of the city. Visit Santo Domingo Square and see the Cathedral of Santa Catalina de Alejandria. Afterward, head to the Getsemani neighborhood which is known for having a bohemian spirit. Walk through its streets and alleys boasting vibrant colors. Stroll around picturesque pieces of street art paintings. Taste a variety of typical Colombian sweets as you explore the city. Enjoy some tropical juice from unique fruits, some of which can only be found in the region.

Cartagena: 3-Hour Bazurto Market Tour

9. Cartagena: 3-Hour Bazurto Market Tour

The Bazurto Market has everything you could ever need. This 3-hour tour is for adventurous souls looking for a glimpse into the lives of the people of Cartagena. Explore the traditional vegetable, fish, meat, fruit, clothing and art market. Marvel at the labyrinth created by the multiple food stands. At every turn there’s an opportunity to taste foods or drinks. If you like, buy the ingredients here and prepare a traditional Colombian meal later, or just enjoy the magical atmosphere of this popular place. After visiting the herb market, the music market and the arts and crafts section, head to the market’s cafeteria for lunch.

Cartagena: Historic Center Memory Photo Shoot

10. Cartagena: Historic Center Memory Photo Shoot

Cartagena Memory Session is an outdoor photoshoot where we freeze your travel memories with a unique view and cinematic aesthetic. My team and I, Paola H Sanchez are ready to host you and create the best shoot for you. We go for more, we do not follow trends, get ready for authentic memories. The journey takes approximately 2 hours of the photo session, we walk around Centro including Gethsemane hood (which belongs to Centro) finding the best light, spot, and scene. Can be done in the early morning from 6-7-8 am or afternoon time starting at 15.30 Solo travel, Families, Couple Shoots, Group Travel (Fee changes must apply according to group size) It is more than a photo session; It is A Travel Experience. Book yours!

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based on 9 reviews

We were hesitant to book this experience, but glad we did. Yes, it is a very touristy activity, but being in the mud is an experience that's hard to describe, therefore you'll have to experience it for yourself. Being in the mud feels incredible! It's about a one-hour drive to the area, you leave your bags with the guide and head up to the mud pit. Once inside you'll spend about 20-minutes getting massaged and hanging out in the mud, then it's to the lake to get cleaned up. After that, you'll be served a beverage and an empanada. Plus, you can give your phone to one of the guys and he will take a ton of pictures of your group. A very nice service. Overall, it was an inexpensive, unique activity.

The euphoria after the the experience was amazing. Massage was great and not creepy (I don't enjoy being touched by strangers) and then washing in the lake felt a little water-boardy but not unmanageable. I cannot push this trip on enough people. YOU HAVE TO DO IT! They will tell you theirs names and expect tips but, seriously... take ALL my money. So worth every penny!!!!!

Jorge was our guide and he was absolutely amazing. Great knowledge, super friendly, very calm and with a great vibe. I loved this tour and would recommend it to anyone! Thanks Jorge

Great experience! If youre alone in Cartagena, do this and meet some cool people.

Unbelievable experience with awesome tour guide and driver (Nevis and Jesus)