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  • 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 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 Great program in Cartagena with Marelvy Our group of 34 people had a wonderful program in Cartagena. We were on the Celebrity Equinox and we... read more

    horo1116 3/20/2013
  • 5 star rating Highpoints of Cartagena- Just what we needed My family and I had an awesome tour of Cartagena through the great service by MareIvy. We were on the... read more

    Charlene K. 5/11/2016

    5 star rating Excellent tour guide and so much more! I was in Cartagena last September, and booked a tour with MareIvy. What I got was a Cartagenan family... read more

    travelerparker 8/14/2012

    5 star rating Awesome tour Arrived by cruise ship, island princess. 12 were in our group. Lovely air conditioned van. Great driver. Marelvy was just... read more

    marie b. 3/20/2018
  • 5 star rating When your guide loves their city it shows! Had a wonderful private tour for 8 of us while in Cartagena for the day off a cruise ship. ... read more

    PasseggiataFan 6/09/2013

    5 star rating Marelvy is More than a Tour Guide My wife and I just returned from Cartagena and had the pleasure of spending some time with Marelvy. Last fall... read more

    Jamie B. 1/27/2013

    5 star rating Two Thumbs Up!! Only way to tour Cartagena!

    We were in Cartagena for 6 days and couldn't book our tour with Marelvy...
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    Michelle23456 5/04/2013
  • 5 star rating How to see the best of Cartagena when only 5 hours available We chose Marelvy because of the many excellent reviews on TA and all 9 in our group were delighted with... read more

    Bobarb255060 6/03/2012

    5 star rating Fabulous! If you book one tour book with Marelvy Based on other Trip Advisor reviews I reached out to Marelvy to check the feasibility of a private tour when... read more

    Dickson0202 1/11/2018

    5 star rating Wonderful day in Cartegena We were a group of 14 arriving by cruise ship. Marelvy met us at the port with a lovely... read more

    YaYaCruiser 5/08/2018
  • 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 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 private tour opened our eyes The tour was excellent. We came to understand how the Od City functioned in its heyday, how it entered... read more

    Duncan S. 1/07/2018
  • 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 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 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 She knows it all Takes you to all the important sites and many insider locations as well

    So smart. So warm and friendly.

    Wish she...
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    Alan S. 3/16/2016

    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 Marelvy "A perfect Cartegena tour guide" Marelvy met our group of 10 at the cruise dock early and with a great air conditioned van.

    We enjoyed a...
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    cruiser110 10/17/2013
  • 5 star rating Three hours of delight! The time we spent touring Cartagena's walled city with Marelvy was absolutely wonderful. Not only did she satiate my craving... read more

    serenamatter 2/06/2019

    5 star rating Great tour! On a Monday morning outside our apartment building, Marelvy greeted me and my two girlfriends with warm hugs, immediately setting... read more

    STLtraveler237 8/14/2012

    5 star rating Brilliant Tour of Cartagena My wife and I had a 4 hour private tour of Cartagena after arriving on Princess Cruise. Chose Marelvy over... read more

    DocJim3 2/07/2018
  • 5 star rating Highlights of the City and Crepuscule combination tour We met Marelvy for our tour with her. She is the best. We met in the afternoon per... read more

    MIGomes 3/26/2017

    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 Excellent Tour and Experience! We (my husband and I along w/ my parents) just returned from visiting Cartagena and had the pleasure of having... read more

    JoriJack 5/17/2016
  • 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

    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 A Gem Of An Excursion My husband and I just returned home from a Panama Canal cruise. Many months before the trip I contacted... read more

    mamasock 2/06/2014
  • 5 star rating You will not regret this experience! Marelvy is beyond a tour guide - she is a historian, educator, and ethnographer. We highly recommend that you... read more

    Charlene M. 12/02/2016

    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 High points of the city tour Wife and I went on the High Points of the City Tour guided by Marelvy. There were about 20 people... read more

    cwlSchodack 12/09/2014
  • 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 Cartagena tour with Marelvy Pena- Hall While on a Southern Caribbean Cruise with my husband & long time friend. We toured the beautiful city of... read more

    Lori R. 4/18/2014

    5 star rating Enlightening experience of old Cartegena Marelvy,

    What a wonderful experience of exploring Cartegena with you! Herb and I thoroughly enjoyed the opportunity to see the sights...
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    Mary S. 2/15/2012
  • 5 star rating Fabuloso! The tour with Marelvy was perfect. In a few short hours we saw the old architecture, side streets with... read more

    Vikimor 5/12/2019

    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

    4 star rating The best tour in Cartagena On November 7th, my wife, 2 friends and I took the city tour with Sylvia. She was very nice and... read more

    Marco_Rider 11/23/2014
  • 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 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 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 How to meet the best and most knowledgeable lady guide in Cartagena Marelvy is the ultimate companion to walk around the old city of Cartagena, to meet the colorful inhabitants of Getsemani,... read more

    JPBINT 6/07/2011

    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 Friendly, Knowledgeable and Pleasant Tour Guide We took a private tour with Marelvy on February 8 when our ship docked in Cartagena. Marelvy's daughter was... read more

    CruiseJewel 2/16/2015
  • 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 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 At Home with MareIvy and Ester..............They are GREAT!!! I did two half day tours, one of Cartagena and the other of Palenque. I witness two women, MareIvy and... read more

    Lynn C. 8/06/2016
  • 5 star rating One of the best tours I've ever experienced ! We stopped here with the NCL "Pearl" .we had booked much earlier when one on the Cruise crtic thread re... read more

    Zeets42 9/21/2016

    5 star rating Wonderful tour experience We were traveling on the Coral Princess March 6-16 and chose this private tour over those offered by the cruise... read more

    mcriss50 3/16/2016

    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 Great Intro to a beautiful city Marelvy was the perfect host to introduce us to the beauty and history of Cartagena. She was intune to our... read more

    AEMJ3 1/11/2016

    5 star rating Outstanding tour of Cartagena As others, we booked this tour from previous reviews. We contacted Marelvy on the internet. She responded quickly from each... read more

    Leon S. 11/22/2017

    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 She is fabulous! Wow, thank you trip advisor for letting us know about Marely Penna-Hall. She was wonderful. Loved Cartegena too.... read more

    PalmSpringsReb 12/21/2014

    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 Fantastic tour - would highly recommend! We booked this tour with a large group from Cruise Critic on the Island Princess. I coordinated the tour and... read more

    AlaskaRiverview 12/28/2015
  • 5 star rating Highly Recommended! Because I read other people's Trip Advisor reviews of her tour, I booked it for my family. My parents... read more

    Bulldog1112 1/30/2013

    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 Touring with MareIvy Pena-Hall We (4 adults) recently toured Cartagena with MareIvy. Sheila (daughter) met us just off the dock and took us out... read more

    dogmom2013 5/04/2014
  • 5 star rating Trust your time with Marelvy to be Fullfilling and Enjoyable We only had 7 hours to Cartagena to see what the city had to offer. Marelvy and her daughter,... read more

    FrenchConnection46 2/02/2014

    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 Viva Cartagena and MareIvy We were in Cartagena on a cruise and had a short day. Decided to use MareIvy's company and so... read more

    jan m. 2/07/2017
  • 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 Tour in Cartagena with Marelvy We were a group of 20 traveling on the Coral Princess which stopped in Cartagena. I had booked Marelvy... read more

    Colodeb 3/11/2017

    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
  • 4 star rating Walking thru the districts in the wall city of Cartegena The walking tour is a great way to learn your way around the old city of Cartegena. Marelvy Pena-Hall... read more

    Edward H. 12/10/2015

    5 star rating Wonderful, Personal Tour with Marelvy Marelvy is an absolutely lovely guide to the city of Cartagena. She is warm, personable, and very kind. She has... read more

    717lucyg17 9/11/2018

    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 Outstanding guide for Cartagena! Thankfully a friend recommended Marelvy to me. My friends and I enjoyed our 4 hours with her as she... read more

    MemphisDurand 7/18/2016

    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 Cartagena comes alive with the warmth of Marelvy She greeted me with a hug and a bright smile....and that set the tone of the entire walking tour. While... read more

    Amy_In_MA 11/30/2013
  • 5 star rating Nice private tour experience We had a group of 12 from the Island Princess on March 18. MUCH nicer than the gigantic cruise buses.... read more

    AlfredoOczx 3/26/2016

    5 star rating thoroughly enjoyed our tour in Cartagena with Marelvy I set up a tour with Marelvy after reading trip Advisor reviews. I formed a group of 14 through... read more

    Susan K. 1/14/2017

    5 star rating A perfect tour guide if you want to know about the city. Marelvy has a good knowledge about the history and places of the city of Cartagena. It is worthy to hire... read more

    Francisco M. 7/15/2013

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