Totumo Volcano and Mud Baths Day Trip from Cartagena

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Totumo Volcano and Mud Baths Day Trip from Cartagena information and booking

10 hours
Departs from
Tour departs from most Cartagena hotel
Returns to
Returns to original departure point
Time of departure
7:30amPlease note: Later departures are also available, depending on the time of year and current availability. If you’re interested in booking this tour for a later time, simply contact our local operator once your booking is confirmed and they’ll do everything possible to accommodate you.
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Escape Cartagena for the day and discover the healing powers of the mud baths at Totumo Volcano! Climb up and inside this small volcano and dive into the natural mud that lies within. This is a rejuvenating Colombian experience you won't forget!

Totumo Volcano is situated in the municipality of Santa Catalina, approximately one hour outside of Cartagena. Sit back and enjoy the scenic ride through Bolívar, a region of Colombia boasting absolutely breathtaking tropical landscapes.

The area surrounding Totumo Volcano offers amazing panoramic views of mountains, lakes and forests. Enjoy a guided tour of the region before heading to the small volcano itself -- the highlight of your day trip!

According to local legend, a priest sprinkled holy water onto the once lava-spewing volcano and tamed it into the relaxing mud bath that exists today. Climb up the 50-foot (15-meter) volcano, accessible by a staircase, and jump inside the crater to relax in the natural mud that the volcano produces. Enjoy a delicious Colombian lunch near the mud baths (own expense).

Sitting inside the mud volcano, enjoy beautiful views of the Santa Catalina region. The mud itself is not only relaxing but its minerals are known to help rejuvenate the skin. You'll also have the option to receive a personal massage from one of the attendants. Afterwards, take a swim in the nearby lake to clean yourself off before returning back to your Cartagena hotel. This natural spa experience is truly a fun and unique way to spend the day in Colombia!

What's included

  • Totumo volcano day trip
  • Mud baths
  • Bilingual english- and spanish-speaking guide
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off

What isn't included

  • Gratuities (optional)
  • Food and drinks