Volcan de Lodo El Totumo (Mud Volcano), Cartagena

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Take a rejuvenating dip into the pool of Volcan de Lodo El Totumo (Mud Volcano), one of Colombia's dirtiest--but healthiest--attractions. According to legend, the 15 m (49 ft) mound was once a proper volcano, spewing lava and frightening the villagers. In order to protect his flock from the obvious work of the Devil, a local priest sprinkled the crater with some holy water, turning it instantly into a mud pool. Today, the volcano's claim to fame is the therapeutic properties of its mud, which attracts huge numbers of tourists. Access the mud pool via a staircase. Consider getting a massage from one of the pool's attendants, or just head straight for the mud. Follow up with a bath in the nearby river, where another group of attendants can help you rinse off. Many hotels and hostels in Cartagena offer organized tours to the volcano. Work out when and for how long to visit Volcan de Lodo El Totumo (Mud Volcano) and other Cartagena attractions using our handy Cartagena travel itinerary planner.
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  • The goal is mud an one hour by road on the road to Barranquilla, is very well signposted, I went on a Tour where charged us $45,000 including transportation and entrance, at the place indicated us that you charged $4,000 for taking the photo with your equipment, $4,000 for the massage within the place and $4,000 for the help in the bathroom in the swamp , what you do not want to take firmly indicates that do not want those services. It climbs up a ladder and falls within the crater filled with mud according to medicinal, feeling is interesting, then comes out of the volcano and removed all el.lodo in the swamp that is a few meters Del.volcan.es a different ride and worth try.
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  • the sensation of floating in the mud and massage, say you have healing parts that not thing is for certain, but it is very nice and then you wash in the River, very good
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  • The place is approx. 49 km from Cartagena. It is a beautiful place and the mud bath experience is relaxing. However, if you arrive as particular, from the beginning you have no idea how much is going to cost. The entry as such it is worth only $10000 per person, but when you enter the volcano you oblige a massage while you don't want to. You can limit the time inside the volcano you about 15 or 20 minutes. When you leave the volcano Lake you gonna wash you and there get you a few ladies that although not quierad you rinsed, so say you don't, with their vessels washed. And oh surprise, when you're already going to your vehicle, arrives to take care of your flip-flops while you went to the volcano to ask its tip, which inside the volcano made you in massage so you pay your tip, and that you washed, charging at least $5000 per person, and if you say that money does not reach you, they get angry and charge you money until you pay full. And the tip of the place where the car you estacionaste should not be forgotten. In conclusion, enjoy the place can go to $30000 per person.
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