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Tour in Cartagena with Marelvy Pena-Hall

Avenida Santander No. 46-50, Cartagena 130002, Colombia
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Tour Guide Led Us to Gems of Cartagena...Both Historical and Shopping

Esther, our tour guide, was an incredible person--articulate when sharing the history of Columbia... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Bob0611
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Indianapolis
A great introduction to the city

We had booked this tour (very efficiently) by email well ahead of our visit and were really pleased... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
AlanofLondon
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Greater London, United Kingdom
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Marelvy Peña-Hall is completely fluent in English, French and Spanish. In her work as a tour guide she combines the intimate knowledge of a native of Cartagena who is steeped in the city’s centuries-old traditions with an easy familiarity with North American and European people, society and culture, having traveled and lived in both the U.S. and France.
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Hours Today: 8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
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Avenida Santander No. 46-50, Cartagena 130002, Colombia

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Esther, our tour guide, was an incredible person--articulate when sharing the history of Columbia and Cartagena, discerning in taking us to choice shops that were off the tourist's paths, and downright fun-loving personality. All we had to do while walking, was to call out to...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

We had booked this tour (very efficiently) by email well ahead of our visit and were really pleased that we had. There is nothing like being introduced to a new city by a local resident who loves their home and is both very knowledgable about...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Visited Cartagena for an overnight stop during our Celebrity cruise in March. Contacted Marelvy months prior and through a series of emails we arranged a night tour and a day tour with her for our group. Everyone had a great time and had nothing but...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Marelvy was a wonderful guide for our cruise group in Cartagena. We were met at the pier just as promised. We toured in a lovely, 17 passenger van. Our group of twelve was convenient, as it was so much quicker than the large tours from...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We booked a private tour for three couples (one member of our party is a Colombian native). Booking was easy through several email exchanges ahead of time, and we paid in US$. Marelvy is simply wonderful. She shared the incredible history of the country with...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Arrived by cruise ship, island princess. 12 were in our group. Lovely air conditioned van. Great driver. Marelvy was just amazing. Great English, very knowledgeable about history, explained every site we visited. Would definitely recommend this tour. Very personalized experience with an awesome kind person.

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Reviewed March 12, 2018

As we arrived on a cruise ship, the initial tour with Marelvy filled up. It didn't take long for a second tour to be prepared and we were very lucky to have Katty as our guide. Pre-tour arrangements were handled very efficiently and replies were...More

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Reviewed February 9, 2018

We were on a Panama Canal cruise with Disney Cruise Line and booked a tour with Marelvy months in advance. We were lucky to have her all to ourselves as it was a super hot day and we got to go at our own pace....More

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Reviewed February 8, 2018

My wife and I had a 4 hour private tour of Cartagena after arriving on Princess Cruise. Chose Marelvy over Princess Shore Excursion so we could bet a personalized view of this beautiful city. Marelvy met us promptly at the dock and first showed us...More

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Reviewed February 5, 2018 via mobile

Our tour guide Katty was fantastic! We had a wonderful experience in Cartegena even though our tour was cut short because our sho was late getting into port. We did a highlight of the city tour which started with La Popa monastery and ended with...More

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tuckerintexas
March 6, 2018|
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Response from Dickson0202 | Reviewed this property |
Greetings.....You need to email her directly to make this inquiry. That’s what I did and got a quite fast response. Enjoy! She is marvelous.
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wiskers1
December 12, 2017|
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Response from Tourincartagena | Property representative |
Cartagena is still one of the safest cities in Colombia.
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Globug1177
October 20, 2017|
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Response from Tourincartagena | Property representative |
Hi Gloria, I already answered through your email. Regards, Marelvy
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