REVIEWS BY OUR CLIENTS ON TRIPADVISOR

  • 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 A "Must Do" Tour There is more to see in Cartagena than can be achieved over several days, let alone a few hours. ... read more

    David C. 9/30/2015

    5 star rating Cartagena, Arepas, Botero, Beauty, Seaside Wonder, Colombian Coffee. What more can anyone ask for? What a wonderful tour and tour guide. Marelvy, who came highly recommeded was already busy with another group but... read more

    Frances1016 3/23/2012
  • 5 star rating Excellent Service After reading reviews on Trip Advisor, I contacted Marelvy by email to arrange for a private tour in Columbia on... read more

    bellekitty333 8/16/2012

    5 star rating Private tour of Cartagena We are a group of 6, 2 families with teens, we visited Cartagena on MSC Divina. Our tour guide was... read more

    indymom18 2/04/2018

    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
  • 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 Good to learn the culture and history of the city We did a walking tour through the old city of Cartagena with Marelvy's associate and she was great! She showed... read more

    Naomi0215 9/09/2013

    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 Best tour guide ever! Booked the tour in advance on line on a cruise critic suggestion. Marelvy was waiting for us with a... read more

    curiousJill 2/25/2013

    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 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 Great tour guide I decided to book our tour of the city with Marelvy based on TripAdvisor reviews and what a great idea.... read more

    Weslacotraveler 11/21/2018

    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 Does Marelvy NEED another 5 star review??....HA!!!!! Just a bit about me....I am NOT a travel agent, rather an avid "traveler" who, for the past 20... read more

    ParadiseElaine 5/27/2018
  • 4 star rating Delightful tour On our HAL cruise, Nov. 17-28th, we decided to do a tour with Marelvy. Directions on e-mail on where... read more

    Gena C. 12/02/2014

    5 star rating Cartagena highlights with Marelvy What more can I add to the positive reviews for Marelvy Pena-Hall than what is already said about her? I... read more

    FW_CVO 2/03/2014

    5 star rating Customized tour with Marelvy Pena We were a party of 8 from the ms Zuiderdam docked for the morning at Cartagena. Because we were in... read more

    CentralPA_traveler50 3/18/2017
  • 5 star rating Great Tour with Marelvy We booked this tour when we were going on a Panama Canal cruise in November 2014. Marelvy responded quickly... read more

    TBenn_12 2/03/2015

    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 Intelligent/insightful intelligent/insightful look into the history, culture and goings-on in Columbia Marelvy Pena offers an intelligent/insightful look into the history, culture and goings-on in Columbia, particulary Cartagena. She takes you... read more

    Olga1949 12/13/2011
  • 5 star rating Personalized tour of Cartegena I had arranged for Marelvy's tour by email before our February cruise and she greeted us at the dock with... read more

    Syland0 3/15/2015

    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 Gabriel Garcia Marquez Walking Tour in Cartagena I spent 3+ enjoyable hours with Marelvy on a GMM-themed walking tour in the walled old city of Cartagena. Her... read more

    RajaLaut 11/11/2013
  • 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 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 NUMERO UNO I have travelled the world and have had numerous guides- Marelvy is certainly amongst the very best. She would be... read more

    bbbbangkok 2/14/2014
  • 5 star rating Cartagena tour with Marelvy My husband and I, along with three other couples, took Marelvy's tour of Cartagena in February. We sailed on the... read more

    pandjm2016 3/09/2016

    5 star rating MareIvy tour in Cartegena On a Panama Canal cruise, our stop in Cartegena provided many tour options. We rely heavily on cruise board... read more

    Kath54 4/22/2013

    5 star rating Tour_in_Cartagena_with_Marelvy_Pena_Hall-Cartagena.html our tour with Julio. All 9 of us had a great time. I just wish we had more time off... read more

    Nancy R. 3/06/2019
  • 5 star rating This is an OUTSTANDING Tour!! Can't say enough about Marelvy. Excellent communications before the tour and what a wonderful person. She is extremely... read more

    Mary Z. 11/25/2016

    5 star rating Excellent tour, person and city We rarely, if ever, go on guided tours of the cities we visit but we read such great things about... read more

    JimmyBob1 8/11/2014

    5 star rating Excellent tour of a great city! My wife and I contacted Marelvy via Internet and she was an excellent choice. She is a native of... read more

    Cruzannibal 9/26/2012
  • 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 Great Tour Guide! We had a port day in Cartagena and pre-booked Marelvy's associate Ester as Marelvy already had a tour that day.... read more

    Connie L. 12/07/2015

    5 star rating Great tour! We were a small group from a cruise ship, only in Cartagena for the afternoon. We were well-managed from... read more

    mejehn 1/23/2016
  • 5 star rating Marelvy is a excellent bi-lingual guide We found Marelvy Peña-Hall on line and booked a four hour private tour. She is fantastic. She has lived in... read more

    124C41NewEngland 3/31/2015

    5 star rating Day tour of Cartagena Following other TripAdvisor ratings, we looked into booking a four hour tour of Cartagena with Marelvy and her team. We... read more

    Langmac 5/25/2015

    5 star rating A Great Tour Guide! We had booked our tour with Marelvy based on the strength of so many positive Tripadvisor reviews...and we were not... read more

    David S. 1/01/2014
  • 5 star rating Cartagena tour with Marelvy Pina-Hall We were a cruise critic self formed group of 14 and I had contacted Marelvy by email weeks before the... read more

    Atownsener432 1/12/2017

    5 star rating Best guided tour We are seasoned travelers and have used guides on most of our trips. We found Marelvy on tripadvisor and were... read more

    kpitt 7/31/2013

    5 star rating Marelvy Pena- Hall is a national treasure In Cartagena for the celebration of my daughter's wedding , I wanted to plan some special excursions for our wedding... read more

    CathMansour 2/11/2013
  • 5 star rating Old Town Cartagena Contacted Marelvy via email to inquire about private tours and received immediate response. Confirmed pricing and date/times, etc. Contacted again... read more

    A A. 12/13/2016

    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 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 A high point of our Panama Canal cruise We contacted MareIvy by email several months before our cruise and knew by her responsiveness we were in good hands.... read more

    DoDeCo 11/15/2013

    5 star rating Wonderful experience Our tour guide Katty was fantastic! We had a wonderful experience in Cartegena even though our tour was cut... read more

    Elizabeth B. 2/04/2018

    5 star rating Colonial city Beautiful, colorful, friendly, safe. A great place to do shopping. From jewelry to crafts, clothing, and paints.

    Lissette V. 5/04/2016
  • 5 star rating Charming, Knowledgable and Fun Besides We spent three days with Marelvy in Cartagena and found her delightful. She is adaptable and intuitive always making... read more

    Betty-Ann H. 1/23/2012

    5 star rating Best Guide in Cartagena. Dear Marelvy, There are barely words to tell you how much we enjoyed our time with you and seeing... read more

    lovestotravel6 3/26/2012

    5 star rating Wonderful Tour and Guide Marelvey did not disappoint our 14 person tour organized online among Celebrity Infinity travelers. She quickly assessed our group's... read more

    BSinPNS 4/02/2015
  • 5 star rating History Buff We took the "High points of the city" tour with Marelvy on our first full day in Cartagena. She picked... read more

    Kritzie 11/01/2016

    4 star rating Highlights of the City tour We were on the Celebrity Reflection in Cartagena on November 11th and 12th Because of the fact that... read more

    LeeTes 12/03/2017

    5 star rating Highly Recommended Guide We used Trip Advisor to find this wonderful guide. She promptly met us at the cruise dock with a... read more

    ArrowPilot 5/11/2012
  • 5 star rating Superior over the top, above and beyond I first contacted Marelvy via email. Knew right away I had made good choice. Knowledgeable, helpful and a sense of... read more

    Rule240 12/15/2012

    5 star rating Wonderful tour! We visited Cartagena in early June, 2017 and had Marelvy as our tour guide. We asked her to combine two... read more

    Adriana S. 6/23/2017

    5 star rating Best time possible in Cartegna We contacted Marelvy via email only days before our ship arrived in Cartegna. But everything went well- saw the... read more

    dianavan 2/11/2016
  • 5 star rating The Best Marelvy We went on a cruise to the Panama Canal and booked a private tour with Marelvy for Cartagena (22nd Jan... read more

    turn4 2/16/2014

    5 star rating Great lady and great city tour From the moment she greeted us, Marelvy Pena-Hall was gracious, kind, interesting and fun to be with. She gave... read more

    84NancyP 11/11/2016

    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 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 One of the highlights of our trip to Cartagena Marelvy is an absolute must for a trip to Cartagena. I discovered her on Tripadvisor and am here to tell... read more

    wonderlilly 11/29/2011

    5 star rating A wonderful guide in Cartagena We thoroughly enjoyed Marelvy's wonderful review of Cartagena. She is extremely knowledgeable of the city. We hadn't really done a... read more

    lauracyrus 2/18/2014
  • 5 star rating Fantastic Tour with Marelvy!! My family of 4 adults and 2 children arrived on the Coral Princess in March 2013. Marelvy greeted us... read more

    KM_1231 5/24/2013

    5 star rating Great city Tour Marelvy was an excellent guide who had a great historical knowledge of her city. The tour was promoted... read more

    444CraigH 3/17/2015

    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 Amazing Day with Marelvy Last October, we spent the most grand day touring Cartagena with this articulate & charming woman. Not only does... read more

    WLSS 7/10/2014

    5 star rating Cartagena...It's imposible not to fall in love with this seductive colombian colourful city!! Forgget the postcards!! Either you want a familly holiday, a cultural historical magnificent and very well preserved city, full of life, colour, smiles,... read more

    ANABELATAVARES 7/25/2016

    5 star rating Excellent tour with an outstanding guide! After reading many Trip Advisor comments about Marelvy, we booked a tour with her and we are so glad we... read more

    MtMomofSons 3/02/2015
  • 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 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 A great day with a knowledable friendly guide Thanks Marelvy for a great day (1st APRIL) in Cartagena old city, which we loved and your knowledge brought the... read more

    findmeaholiday 4/10/2012
  • 5 star rating Great tour We had a great tour. Marelvy was the guide on the tour and she was friendly and very knowledgeable.... read more

    Jim P. 2/20/2017

    5 star rating An Evening in Cartagena In Cartagena, Columbia, SA, I arranged for a private tour for our group of 27 people with Marelvy Pena-Hall. We... read more

    Roy W. 3/08/2016

    5 star rating Tour of Cartagena with Marvely Our tour of Cartagena with Marvely was excellent. She picked us up right at the ship in a comfortable,... read more

    anneb62 5/30/2013

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