El Totumo and Manzanillo Private Day Tour

Live an experience like no other: take a bath in a mud volcano and then finish your day in a paradisiac beach


7 hours

Tour Type

Private Tour

Guaranteed departure




In this full-day tour you will go outside Cartagena to the first stop: El Totumo, the smallest volcano in Colombia. Take a bath in the warm and thick mud that has medicinal benefits and then wash the mud up in a lake near the volcano. After this first experience, go to Manzanillo beach, to enjoy the rest of the day in the ocean. Dare yourself to try something different with us!


  • A unique bathing experience in a medicinal mud volcano
  • A cleansing bath in the Totumo swamp
  • A delicious and typical Caribbean lunch
  • Free time to enjoy Manzanillo beach
  • A trip outside Cartagena, to see different parts of this side of the Caribbean coast

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This is a tour for bold travelers who enjoy doing things out of the ordinary.

In Colombia there is a small volcano full of healing and medicinal mud and we want you to see it.

To go there, our guide will pick you up early in the morning and head north to El Totumo volcano.

The volcano and its simple infrastructure are maintained by locals who will guide you to the stairs and on the way up to the top from where you will be able to contemplate the landscape of the Totumo swamp. Once there, you will enter the mud crater. But don’t worry, although it seems to have no bottom, it will be impossible to sink because of the thickness of the mud. Minerals found in the mud work as an exfoliant for the skin, and for the body, they can help relieve muscle and joint pain and aid circulation.

After relaxing and enjoying the warm temperature of the mud bath, we will go down to the Totumo swamp to clean ourselves.

From there, the guide will take you to the town of Manzanillo where you will enjoy a delicious and typical lunch with fried or stewed fish, rice with coconut, salad and patacones: a crunchy snack made of green plantain.

In Manzanillo, you will have time to enjoy the rest of the day, before we take our way back to Cartagena and the hotel.

We know it is a completely different experience, but we are sure you will have the most unique memories of this trip.


  • Gran Colombia Tours Guide
  • Hotel pick-up and drop-off
  • Lunch
  • Entry to Totumo volcano
  • Extra entries
  • All-risk insurance
  • Extra purchases

Additional Information

🟡 Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately

🟡 Don’t forget your camera

🟡 Bring comfortable shoes and water

🟡 Keep hydrating constantly and use sunscreen

🟡 It is advisable to bring extra clothes

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