Totumo Mud Vulcano Tour
From US$ 79 p.p. / 5 hours / Private tour / Group discount
The mud volcano and its restorative properties
San Antonio de Salgar Castle
Puerto Velero beaches
Puerto Colombias historic harbor
Between Barranquilla and Cartagena de Indias lies the Totumo Mud Volcano, a natural exotic wonder. The mud volcano is about 20 meters high, and has a continuous warm dense mud permanently flowing from its crater, which is accessible through a long wooden staircase. When reaching the highest point, you can enjoy the healing properties of this mud, which is said to have “miraculous effects” on ones health. The indigenous people believe the mud has restorative properties, and the chemical components of the mud contain healing minerals such as; mineralized salts, iodine, and potassium. These chemicals are believed to facilitate poor blood circulation, draw impurities from the skin, and have been linked to curing rheumatism. Furthermore, the mud allows the body to relax while floating inside the volcano, helping release anxiety and stress for some.
The volcano is also surrounded by a number of smaller pools of mud that contain the same mineral properties. The Totumo Mud Volcano along with the pools have become among one of the most favored and famous features of the Northern Colombian region. On the way to the volcano we will visit first the Castle of San Antonio de Salgar, the town of Puerto Colombia and the beaches of Puerto Velero, undoubtedly the most beautiful corners of the region. Here you will learn why Barranquilla is called the Golden Gate of Colombia.
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The route begins in Salgar, a small village of fishermen near of Port Colombia. There we will visit the beautiful castle of Saint Antonio of Salgar. Afterwards we head to Port Colombia, an ancient port village and to the beaches of Port Sailboat. The tour ends up with a visit to the volcano of slime of the Totumo situated on the road among Barranquilla and Cartagena de Indias.
Price & Inclusions
From US$ 79 p.p.
The price quoted above is per person based on 4 participants and as a private tour. (+15% High season: Easter and 15.12 - 15.01).
Air conditioned transport
All Entrance fees
1 x bottle of water , 1 x snack
Optional: DE/POR/IT/FR Guide
Tips and personal expenses
Transfers from/to other zones
All year round.
Physical Difficulty: 1
Hotel pick-up in Barranquilla.
Ap. 5h, 9:00 am - 2:00 pm.
Fresh Clothes, cap or hat, blocker, constant hydratation, shoes antideslizantes, change of clothes and repelente.