• 5 star rating Great walking tours You can see so much more of the area by walking rather than by bus. Go inside the buildings,... read more

    Showustheway 3/21/2019

    5 star rating Ben Torres - Numero Uno Tour Guide for Cartagena Not a criticism as we were able to find her, but it would be more helpful if the tour company... read more

    susanw772016 1/04/2017

    5 star rating What a fantastic host Our trip with Marelvy (Pronounced.... Mar-el-v) was fantastic. We traveled with my Mobility challenged folks (one stayed on the... read more

    damiller3375 5/14/2016
  • 5 star rating High Points of the City Tour.....Excellent!! We visited Cartegena on the Celebrity Equinox. We actually had an overnight stop. Our tour with Marelvy was fantastic!... read more

    Laura S. 4/17/2016

    5 star rating Exceptional, informative, enlightening portrait of an ancient, yet vibrant metropolis - Cartagena. I was truly fortunate having delved into Tripadvisor before visiting Cartagena. I was more fortunate to have discovered the fascinating... read more

    bernie528 12/18/2011

    5 star rating Wonderful day! My wife and I, along with 3 other couples, set up a 4 1/2 hour tour of Cartagena with Marelvy... read more

    EBnNJ 1/19/2015
  • 5 star rating Faboulous tour of Cartagena Marelvy Pena-Hall is a national treasure! She is extremely knowlegable, welcoming, interesting, and fun! I took a van-tour... read more

    Buffie B. 2/13/2013

    5 star rating Private Tour in Port with the Celebrity Infinity We book a private tour with Marelvy's company for six people. Two had walking difficulties and they were able... read more

    parice 12/05/2014

    5 star rating Fantastic Private Tour We were met at the dock by a representative exactly as described by Marelvy. We were escorted outside the... read more

    Liesure_Man 3/29/2016
  • 5 star rating Great Memories of Cartagena! The Highlights of the City Tour is the best way to see Cartagena! Our tour guide was Ester and... read more

    Rebuilder 4/10/2015

    5 star rating Wonderful Gide and Cartagena Touring Companion Last week my wife and I spent two thoroughly enjoyable and educational half days touring beautiful Cartagena with Marelvy. The... read more

    ChicagoGuide 12/15/2017

    5 star rating Cartagena with Marelvy Marelvy met our group with a warm smile and hug. We travelled in a very new bus and visited amazing... read more

    Aussiesalso 1/15/2017
  • 5 star rating Great Tour MareIvy is a wonderful person who knows a lot about her city and its people. Contacting her was easy: she... read more

    Andre K. 5/11/2018

    4 star rating Excellent day with Marelvy We really enjoyed our day with Marelvy. She is an excellent guide.

    The only issue we had was that we...
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    kazu100 6/06/2015

    5 star rating Great Tour with Marelvy..... Great walking tour......... my husband has Parkinsons but she was always looking for a place for him to rest. ... read more

    couponCobourg 12/11/2015
  • 5 star rating Loved Marelvy! I found Marelvy while searching for a tour for our party of four during a cruise stop in Cartagena. She... read more

    Debbalonie 11/25/2017

    4 star rating Great day with Catty our guide. We booked this tour in advance for our family of 4 to get a good feel for the city of... read more

    NoApprovalBlog 7/05/2015

    5 star rating Cartegena Tour off Cruise Ship In November, 2016 our tour ship was going to be in Cartagena for only 6 hours. We didn't like... read more

    mmccorma 12/02/2016
  • 5 star rating Trip with parents We contacted Marelvy, who emailed us promptly with tour information they were there to pick us up and she is... read more

    peggiCalgary 4/06/2017

    5 star rating A wonderful experience As we arrived on a cruise ship, the initial tour with Marelvy filled up. It didn't take long for... read more

    ikelmay 3/11/2018

    5 star rating THE BEST YOU COULD ASK FOR Hi Marelvy, I just wanted to say thank you for such a great tour on November 17th, 2012 with... read more

    LATESHIFTBLUES7 12/01/2012
  • 5 star rating Highly Recommeded We were part of a group of ten arranged through a Cruise Critic dot com roll call.

    We spent a great...
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    irablock 5/25/2016

    5 star rating Cartagena Tour with Marelvy Pena-Hall We thoroughly enjoyed a one day tour of Cartagena with Marelvy. Her English is excellent, her knowledge of the... read more

    Jeanne2013 3/06/2013

    5 star rating Marelvy is fantastic and interesting Marely is very intelligent ,full of info and makes the tour very interesting. She also gave us the names of3... read more

    sheila d. 6/01/2013
  • 5 star rating Wonderful My second visit to Cartagena while on a cruise ship and Marelvy's tour was by far superior to the first... read more

    conniecane10 6/03/2015

    5 star rating Fantastic Cartagena Tour with Marelvy We recently toured the city with Marelvy, & it was a great experience! She is a well-educated, well-informed native... read more

    Selder-Travel 5/18/2014

    5 star rating Great Excursion in Cartagena We chose Marelvy for our guide in Cartagena and it was great !

    She and her driver took us to see...
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    JR M. 7/16/2015
  • 5 star rating A great introduction to the city We had booked this tour (very efficiently) by email well ahead of our visit and were really pleased that we... read more

    AlanofLondon 4/11/2018

    5 star rating Absolutely Fabulous Time Visited Cartagena for an overnight stop during our Celebrity cruise in March. Contacted Marelvy months prior and through a... read more

    Mustangman 4/05/2018

    5 star rating Highly recommend Marelvy!! We were in Cartagena for 2 days and did an evening tour one day and a full day tour the... read more

    VacationFunintheSun 4/16/2017
  • 5 star rating WOW - what a wonderful tour guide, perfect English! Marelvy is in and of herself, a "must see" attraction in Cartagena. Aside from her deep knowledge and love... read more

    SCTROJANZ 4/09/2012

    5 star rating Fun, warm and informative My wife and I were greeted with a warm smile and hug from Marelvy She shared with us both... read more

    TAsaro 6/22/2012

    5 star rating One of the best tours you’ll ever take! I went on Marelvys tour a year ago and had a wonderful experience. I suggested this tour to my brother... read more

    Connector486703 12/09/2018
  • 5 star rating An Outstanding Tour of Cartagena Wow, what a fabulous 4.5 hour tour we had of Cartagena. Got to go up to the Convento de la... read more

    2_to_Explore 10/25/2017

    5 star rating Amazing tour by a true professional I contacted MareIvy about organizing a tour during a stop in Cartagena on a cruise. She responded promptly to... read more

    Rebecca R. 3/15/2015

    5 star rating Great tour in Cartagena... What more can I say that hasn't already been said about the tour operator.....she deserves all the wonderful comments that... read more

    hallpau 2/01/2014
  • 5 star rating Informative, personal and fun tour Marelvy is so personable that we felt very comfortable with our surroundings, and learnt a great deal about the society,... read more

    RossLayther 8/29/2015

    5 star rating Perfect Cartagena Guide My friend and I recently hired Marelvy to take us on a city tour of Cartagena. She was fantastic.... read more

    jdreece 11/18/2011

    5 star rating Awesome Tour! We found Marelvy on the internet and contacted her (a bit last minute) for a tour of the city. ... read more

    merrick60763 11/10/2011
  • 5 star rating Cartagena, what a beautiful city, Marelvy, what a marvelous guide! We were 1 day in Cartagena with a cruise ship and didn't know really what to expect from this city.

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    Ann-Lie 3/04/2013

    5 star rating The best tour on our trip We took a tour with two other guests, the price worked out cheaper than the ship’s tour which had about... read more

    BarryLizUk 5/30/2018

    5 star rating Marelvy is it! If you want a great 3 hour walking tour of the old walled city, Marelvy is your woman! She... read more

    Plankstravel 8/03/2011
  • 5 star rating Knowledgeable, Warm, A Wonderful Tour After a lot of research we chose to go with Marlevy and we were so glad we did. Marlevy has... read more

    OnTheGoCFO 1/06/2012

    5 star rating An excellent tour of Cartagena with Marelvy! Deciding to settle in Cartagena for a few days we realised we know nothing about it, so decided to have... read more

    Coasters 5/17/2015

    5 star rating Marelvy Pena-Hall What a wonderful guide. We took two tours with Marelvy. One was a walking tour of the old... read more

    648travelnut 2/26/2015
  • 5 star rating Great Port Day in Cartagena We were a small, self-formed group from a cruise ship in town for one day, and we were delighted with... read more

    DenMark2907 12/04/2016

    5 star rating Marelvy met my expectations and more. I thought would have to go all the way to the visitor's center, but Marelvy and her driver met us... read more

    donnanigus 11/23/2011

    5 star rating Marelvy: A MUST DO in Cartagena Spending the day with Marelvy was one of the smartest things we did in Cartagena. She is incredibly intelligent,... read more

    ean36 12/24/2011
  • 5 star rating Sightseeing in Cartagena de los Indias -answers Sightseeing in Cartagena de los Indias with Marelvy was excellent in any cases for viewing, questions -answers and very friendships... read more

    michelinelardinois 8/23/2012

    5 star rating Higlight of our Cruise We traveled to Cartagena on a cruise and I had contacted Marelvy about a tour. We were a self formed... read more

    El_Snocat 1/04/2017

    5 star rating Great tour by MareIvy We were recently visited Cartagena with the Coral Princess.

    I made arrangements online with MareIvy for a general overview tour of...
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    PatriciaF 4/02/2013
  • 5 star rating Wonderfull city tour The nicest way to get to know the city. Marelvy caters to your own interests in a very flexible manner.... read more

    61ejh61 1/07/2012

    5 star rating For the best tour of Cartagena, go with Marelvy Pena-Hall We were on the Coral Princess cruise through the Panama canal with an all day stop in Cartagena. We... read more

    EWDG 1/15/2012

    5 star rating Historic colonial city tour and Gabriel García Márquez We had two exciting tours conducted by Marelvy Peña-Hall. She was knowledgeable, personable and engaging. We visited highlights of... read more

    ciudidano 6/08/2016
  • 5 star rating Great Guide Marelvy was a wonderful guide for our cruise group in Cartagena. We were met at the pier just as promised.... read more

    Carla222 3/31/2018

    5 star rating Beautiful Cartagena Four of scheduled a private tour and were met at the ship by our tour guide. Cartagena has a very... read more

    Linda H. 4/24/2015

    5 star rating The lovely discovery of a friendship in the delightful city of Cartegena de Indias, Colombia Excellent, the friendly approach of the lovely city of Cartagena in its historical and cultural review makes unforgettable souvenirs !... read more

    Danielle L. 8/23/2012
  • 5 star rating Amazing Day in a Stunning City We had a one day cruise ship stop in Cartagena. We arranged a private tour with Marelvy's company. The initial... read more

    Jeanne V. 1/29/2017

    5 star rating Very informative walking tour of Cartagena Our guide was very enthusiastic and knowledgeable about the history of the city and buildings. He also pointed out lots... read more

    utpatur 1/08/2016

    5 star rating Delightful tour We were able to join a late afternoon walking tour that had been organized by one of the participants on... read more

    Nancy P. 1/24/2016
  • 5 star rating What a pleasant surprise We took this tour while in port on our cruise. What a pleasant surprise! I think that our... read more

    Snowbunny1982 2/23/2013

    5 star rating Fantastic Tour with Marelvy This tour was everything we expected and MORE. Marelvy is not only a lovely person, but she is extremely... read more

    gbdesign99 1/30/2017

    5 star rating Had a great time I usually do not use guides but decided to take the plunge given that I had two short days in... read more

    jesley 9/01/2011
  • 5 star rating Everything you ever wanted to know about Cartagena Marelvy has an excellent website and I read every word. Not only was Cartagena well described in history, customs... read more

    ttgeek 8/06/2011

    5 star rating Fantastic experience Four of us toured with Marelvy and were amazed by the breath and depth of her knowledge. Her friendly manner... read more

    gotraveler369 3/07/2016

    5 star rating Tour with the best Cartegena Guide MareIvy is the best in Cartegena! She loves her job and Cartegena, and it shows in her tours. ... read more

    hrosencpa 11/09/2013
  • 5 star rating No Better Way To Experience Cartagena in a Short Time 02 DEC 16. Ship arrived at 7a.m. Departed at 2 p.m. It is difficult to believe we saw so much... read more

    MnineM 12/10/2016

    5 star rating Beautiful Cartagena with Marelvy Found Marelvy's name on Tripadvisor and nervously booked the city tour (well this was to see a city in... read more

    Catherine S. 11/05/2014

    5 star rating Splendid morning Marvelvy greeted our party with her signature bright smiles and heart-felt hugs. I knew instantly we were going to... read more

    Dennis1954 5/18/2014
  • 5 star rating super guide She has been a fantastic guide and made us love this beautiful city. She took us along the beautiful streets... read more

    sergeweibel 8/23/2012

    5 star rating Marelvy made Cartagena come alive Marelvy is a bright, intelligent, and enthusiastic guide. Her love of her country and its history shone through during our... read more

    Ann M. 6/06/2013

    5 star rating Outstanding tour guide at a very reasonable price Marelvy is so knowledgeable about Cartagena. My husband and I booked a tour of Cartagena with her instead of... read more

    Deborah G. 10/17/2015
  • 5 star rating Excellent experience with Silvia Marelvy was unavailable for our desired date, so she kindly arranged for her colleague Silvia to give us a city... read more

    Shirley A. 9/13/2012

    5 star rating Fantastic Walking Tour of the Old City of Cartagena I highly recommend Marelvy's walking tour of old Cartagena! My husband, adult son and I have just returned from a... read more

    TinaOshawa 1/08/2012

    5 star rating Excellent tour in Cartagena We were so fortunate to have Marelvy as our tour guide in Cartagena, she really made the day special. ... read more

    Pam V. 6/05/2013

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