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Tour No. 2 MUD VOLCANO AND COUNTRY SIDE
 
 
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  MUD VOLCANO AND COUNTRY SIDE

Panoramic of the walled city - Trip into the country side with visit and bath possibility at Totumo Mud Volcano

Your tour starts with a panoramic view of the San Felipe de Barajas Fortress, situated outside the walled city. This monumental fort is considered to be the most outstanding feat of Spanish military engineering in the new world. Its construction began in 1536 and lasted for 121 years.

After a quick drive through the narrow street of the walled city, a 45 minutes ride through the country side will take you to El Totumo one of the best examples of the mud volcano and certainly one of the messiest. Rising 15 meters from the ground like an oversized anthill

A mud volcano is created by natural gases emitted by decaying organic matter underground. As the mud is pushed upwards by the gas, it deposits and hardens above ground. As more mud oozes out and spills over the edge it grows in size, gradually forming what you can see today- a miniature volcano with a rich, creamy mud crater at the top.

If you have never been in a mud volcano before, then the initial feeling of mud on skin is unusual to say the least. But relax, lie back and enjoy a massage from an experienced local and you will soon be drifting off into a hippo-like state of well being. When you feel like you are about to become one with the Earth, just climb back down the staircase and stroll down to the nearby cienaga, where you can wash yourself down.

The natural properties of the mud are indisputable. The sensation of slithering around in it may not grab you at first, but a couple of days later when you are back basking in the Caribbean sun you will be planning your next trip

   
  Duration : 4 hours
   
  City : Cartagena de Indias
   
  Transportation : Bus
   
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