El Totumo Mud Volcano Day Trip Overview
El Totumo Mud Volcano (Spanish: Volcán de Lodo El Totumo) is a mud volcano in northern Colombia in the municipality of Santa Catalina, popular for its healing mud-bath, 40 minutes from Cartagena de Indias.
The mound itself raises at about 15 m (49 ft) and it is serviced by an accessible staircase that leads to the crater, which can accommodate about 10 to 15 people at a time; there, one can bathe in the dense warm mud and have the option of receiving personal massages from the attendants. The experience is then followed by a bath to remove the mud in a nearby sweet water lake.
According to local lore, the volcano used to spew fire, lava and ashes, but it was turned into mud by a local priest who believed it was the work of the Devil and ensued to banish him by sprinkling holy water into it.
Soak and massage in buoyant volcanic mud, bath in fresh water lake, delicious traditional lunch, beautiful beaches and views of the Caribbean coastline.
- Transportation Cartagena – Volcano – Cartagena
- About an hour of mud bath
- Traditional lunch of fish or chicken at a beach side restaurant in Manzanillo, minutes north of Cartagena
- An hour of time at Manzanillo beach after lunch for swimming and sun bathing
- Professional English/Spanish speaking guide at all times
6 hours - Tours offered daily and leave at 8:30 AM returning at 2:30 PM
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