Mud Volcano, Pink Sea and Indigena's Town

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Mud Volcano, Pink Sea and Indigena's Town
from USD $88.00
Live a unique and unforgettable experience in Cartagena.
Its important thaht you know pink sea has this color for seasons
There are 2 options to enjoy this special trip
1. When is pink sea season the tour is complete
2. When is not pink sea season you only gonna go to mud volcano.
Immerse yourself in the famous mud volcano which contains natural minerals for medicinal purposes. This is your opportunity to perceive with your 5 senses the qualities of a pink sea (only in somes year seasons), where you can take the perfect pic for your memories, know the process of the salt in the second biggest salt mine of the country and taste it in its natural state.

You will also know the life of the Indian Catherine in the land of Galerazamba, place of her tribe and you will visit the ethnoindustrial museum where her ancestral arts and beliefs are still preserved (its not avaliable if you buy only mud volcano + Snack)
After enjoy a delicious lunch in a comfortable place.
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In Brief

Cartagena, Colombia
7 hours
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Important InfoInfo
This is a typical itinerary for this product

Stop At: Backpackers, Old Town, San Diego. Street 7 Infantes with Street Del Pilar, Cartagena 130001 Colombia

The day start when we pick up you at your hotel between 7:30 am and 8:00 am in a mini van.

You must be patient because the traffic sometime is a problem, but don't worried, we will pick up you anyway.

we will pick up another travelers too.

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Volcan de Lodo El Totumo (Mud Volcano), Santa Catalina, Caribe Colombiano, Cartagena Colombia

Once we leave the city it will takes about 45 minutes to arrive to the famous mud volcano, this is the first activity of the day where you will can swimm in a different way and then you gonna eat a tipical delicious snack from our region (patacon con ahogado).

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Salinas de Galerazamba, Galerazamba Colombia

After that you will go to Galerazamba, this town is to 10 minutes driving from the volcano, the first stop will be at the etnoindustrial museum where we are gonna stay for 30 minutes. Here there are amazing pieces of history and you will listen about unique teorys of indians life.

The next stop is at the India Catalina monument, an iconic women of our history.

In this place you will can take beautiful pictures with the monument and remember her awesome history for ever.

The best part of this trip is coming at the salt mine where you will learn about the salt process and why is it important in this part of the country.

In this place the sea has a pink color like if you where in a fantasty storie but it is so real. You will have time to take creative pictures, enjoy the amazing pink sea and breath the most pure air you have ever breath.

The lunch is around 1:00 pm, you have 3 options to choose fish, chicken or vegetarian, also we will going to show you a folkloric presentation and then you can enjoy the beach for the rest of they day. The way back is at 3:30 pm

Duration: 4 hours


  • Local taxes
  • Lunch
  • Snacks
  • Driver/guide
  • Live commentary on board
  • Local guide
  • Professional guide
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off (selected hotels only)
  • Transport by air-conditioned minivan
  • Entry/Admission - Volcan de Lodo El Totumo (Mud Volcano)
  • Entry/Admission - Salinas de Galerazamba


  • Souvenir photos (available to purchase)
  • Excess luggage charges (where applicable)

Departure Time

7:00 AM

Departure Point

Traveler pickup is offered
Departure Point: BackpackersCtg Office
Address: Calle 7 infantes, Edf. 7 infantes
Dates: See Availability

Additional Information

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Most travelers can participate
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Vegetarian option is available, please advise at time of booking if required
  • Passport name, number, expiry and country is required at time of booking for all participants
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 30 travelers

Booking Information

You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.

Cancellation Terms

This trip is fully refundable up to 96 hours prior to the commencement of your trip.

Booking Terms and Conditions

When you book this trip, you need to read and accept the terms and conditions for booking our day trips in excursions.

Hotel Pickup

When you book, we will ask you to select a hotel to be picked up from. Once your booking is confirmed, we'll send you a confirmation voucher with full contact information (phone number, email address) for our local operator in case you need to update or change your hotel pick-up details.

Here are answers to some commonly asked questions about hotel pickup:

What if my hotel is not listed?
That's okay. When you book you can select an hotel from our list and make your way there on the day of departure; or you can contact our local operator directly to make alternate pick-up arrangements.

What if I have not yet booked a hotel?
Once your hotel arrangements are finalised, you can contact our local operator directly with your hotel details.

What if I live locally, am staying with friends or relatives, and/or don't require pick-up?
Once your booking is confirmed, we'll send you complete details and directions to the tour/activity departure point.

Scoring an average traveller rating of 4.33 out of 5 based on the last 15 recent reviews

From beginning to end of this tour well worth the price and time. Our guide Charlie was lots of fun as well as informative. Mud Volcano what an experience. The pink sea beautiful make sure you put on swimming shoes, salt rocks will cut you Last but not least- lunch TERRIFIC.
• Submitted 09 Sep 2019
The excursion was very insightful and the ppl were really nice. Mud bath was great and we p-icked a great day to see the Pink Sea. Charlie the tour guide was very nice and his English was great. He also made sure that we were not taken advantage of in any way and he over communicated each activity we were doing. Great tour!
• Submitted 20 Aug 2019
This tour was so much fun and Charlie made it even better. We went to Totumo volcano which was awesome then we went to the pink sea which was so pretty! Charlie is very fun and knowledgeable and I highly recommend this tour with him!
• Submitted 03 Jul 2019
We loved Jesus and Jelly- they kept the day light they encouraged conversation with the other travelers. Very knowledgeable and passionate about ensuring a great day. Would recommend taking this tour, make sure to pack lots of water to stay hydrated.
• Submitted 29 Apr 2019
This trip was amazing. The tour guide Charlie did a fantastic job and made the day so fun. If you are thinking about booking this just do it. Its so worth it!!!! This is a one of a kind experience and makes great Instagram pics!
• Submitted 08 Apr 2019
We read many reviews about the Mud Volcano and Pink Sea and were really unsure however we booked it anyway because "when in Rome".... Our day was amazing. Jelly, our tour guide, was all smiles and so nice. Her English was pretty good but not fluent. The bus ride allowed views of the real Colombia outside of Cartagena. The Mud Volcano was a great experience. We arrived and relaxed for a bit in one of establishments which had old tables, plastic chairs and a older gentlemen who was our host. We had a chance to change in the scary bathroom or kitchen and then head to the Volcano (you leave everything behind except your swimsuit). The steps up and down the Volcano were not nearly as rickety or dangerous as many reviewed. Once at the top of the Volcano we descended into the Mud one by one. Everyone was amazed that you floated. We were all respectful of one another and had a great time as we coated ourselves in the mud, received massages and relaxed while chatting with the other members of the group. Getting out was a bit tricky, holding on to the ladder, while one of the workers scraped some of the mud off and holding up your swimsuit all at once. Next we walked down to the water, it is quite green but we walked right in as guided by one of the women who were eager to clean us. The women were kind and did a great job while being pretty respectful . They will advise you to remove your suit so they can wash it, but they allowed you privacy from others and you are in the water. We were then treated to Huevos and Plantains. The first stop on the tour was quite the experience. Then we went to the Museum, this is where the language barrier was noticed, there was a lady at the Museum who would speak in English and then our guide did her best to translate. I would have preferred just to look around rather than have all of the commentary. Next was the Catalina statue, this included more difficult commentary. Next was the Salt Mine/Pink Sea which was another amazing experience. The water on one side was more red and then the other side more pink. We walked around, took photos, some people got in the water, we made wishes and we boarded the bus to leave. Lastly we went back to the restaurant for food and music and dancing which Jelly had us join in. It was so much fun, thanks to Jelly. This tour was well worth the money and was a great day trip from Cartagena.
• Submitted 11 Mar 2019
Charlie was the best ever!!! His personality and the uniqueness of the pink sea trip made this one of my favorite experiences during my trip to colombia! You must tour with Charlie!!!
• Submitted 11 Mar 2019
Charlie was an amazing guide. Very knowledgeable and engaging. It was a great tour. We loved the mud volcano and the pink sea. Lunch was great
• Submitted 07 Jan 2019
Highly recommend this tour! Initially started off the trip at the wrong location climbing in a taxi not meant for us....but our guide Charlie was there to pick us up w/in minutes. First stop was mud Vulcano, very cool experience...followed by learning a few local traditions and visiting a museum. Last, was the pink sea. Wow! Nothing short of a wonderful tour w/a friendly, knowledgeable and great tour guide!
• Submitted 02 Jan 2019
What a fabulous day! Went to the volcano early in the morning so had it to ourselves for about 20 min. Our guide Charlie and driver Jesus were great! Loved the mud volcano, learned a lot at the pink sea, yummy lunch and swimming opportunity.
• Submitted 19 Nov 2018
This was a nice tour, but probably a little long. We didn't go in the mud volcano (did something like that in St Lucia, and didn't want to feel dirty the rest of the day) so waiting for the ones who went in was long, but was nice and relaxing anyway. The snack was ok - fried plantains with dips. The pink sea was beautiful, not too crowded. The lunch at the restaurant was good and filling, but the dancing went on forever and made the day longer. The "toilets" at the restaurant are primitive and there's not really any facilities at any stops. Bring hand sanitizer. The guide and bus driver seemed to bring their girlfriends along on this tour - two girls were on the bus when we were picked up, then dropped off before a stop at a hotel. Then when no one got on from that hotel, these girls were picked up again and were with us all day. Very friendly and hanging on the guide and driver. Didn't really affect us one or the other but was kinda weird.
• Submitted 06 May 2019
We only got to do the mud volcano. Protesters blocked the road so we could not do the lunch, museum or pink sea. The mud volcano was truly an experience.The only drawback was the unorganized separate "tips" to enter the mud, to get the massage (did not get a choice), the ladies who wash you in the river (again, not given a choice), and the picture taker with your camera - each %5,00 pesos. This could be much more organized.
• Submitted 28 Oct 2019
If I had to do it again, I would get some changing clothes, get a towel, pack some hygienic product, get a private car or Taxi and leave my hotel by 6:00 am. You could do Totumo and the Pink Sea in less than 4 hours. GUIDE: Charlie did a fantastic job at leading this trip. He was friendly, funny, informative and outgoing. SIGHTS Totumo was too crowded. The pink sea was a huge highlight of the trip. TOUR Some general feedback to improve the trip: (1) tourists should not be obliged to pay for services they did not ask for. For example: a) Getting a massage from the men inside the Totumo volcano. b) Receiving a ”wash down" from the women in the river. c) Getting your picture taken from the young men It would have been better if they ask for permission first. Otherwise it feels like a way to get more money from tourist. Right after we were done, some of the women and young men came after us to make sure, they got their money. It felt like a tourist trap. (2) Tourist should not be forced to do things they are not comfortable with. a) Having the ladies gather around the Galerazamba statue and having us say 'Female Power' is not something that everyone wants to do. b) Having/Forcing ladies participate in the cultural dance (the one after we had lunch) is not something everyone wants to do. c) Having tourist partake in ‘games’ they are not interested in. c) Instructing tourist (at Totumo sight) to being comfortable to ‘take off their clothes' in front of everyone can make people uncomfortable. You have to respect people’s privacy and comfort level. It would have been better if they ask for permission first. (3) Tourists could be instructed to get towels and dress adequately before the trip. a) Explain to tourist that there is only 1 toilet/changing space at the Totumo sight. b) Encourage tourists to bring another set clothes/shoes/socks and some hygienic products.
• Submitted 03 Jul 2019
The tour could really be a half day tour. You spend a majority of the time waiting around. It was not Really structured or on time. The host Charlie was great.
• Submitted 18 Apr 2019
Charlie was funny and entertaining.. not sure I’d spend a whole day doing it .. maybe 1/2 day at best!
• Submitted 21 Oct 2019

In Brief

Cartagena, Colombia
7 hours
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