• 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 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 We loved the "Highlights of the City" tour in Cartagena! Marelvy showed us a wonderful time in Cartagena, giving us a taste of the city that she loves and making... read more

    mcfreedman2010 5/04/2017
  • 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 See Cartagena with Marelvy Love our tour with Marelvy ! We cruised into Cartagena for just a few hours. Marelvyreally make sure... read more

    brmuhlhauser 4/24/2017

    5 star rating to good to belive or was it On October 30 we visited Cartagena Columbia, originally we had reserved the standard trip offered by Royal Caribbean. We where... read more

    ottawa1953 1/04/2013
  • 4 star rating Cartagena City Highlights Marelvy was not able to accompany us but set us up with an associate or friend, Katty Sarmiento.

    The tour was...
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    Spanishtico 1/04/2017

    5 star rating Cartagena Shore Excursion Hi Marelvy,

    It was a pleasure meeting you, Marcela and the driver. Thank you very much Marelvy for arranging the...
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    Angela L. 10/20/2012

    5 star rating Just one of the best tours - We loved Esther We had private booked a tour with Marelvy Pena-Hall Cartagena Tours whom we found on Trip Advisor. She arranged... read more

    Elijah598 1/21/2017
  • 4 star rating Marelvy is a great ambassador for Cartagena, Colombia We took a tour with Marelvy in January, during a one day stop at the cruise port. She was... read more

    bcjo 2/17/2013

    5 star rating Private day tour around Cartagena - Group of 6 We had a great time in Cartagena on our tour with Marelvy

    She is really a great guide that puts everything...
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    Jackiemm5 4/19/2017

    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 Wondeful tour of Cartegena Marelvy came highly recommended and she did not disappoint. She gave us an excellent tour of Cartegena. She has... read more

    FloHughes 12/21/2011

    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 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 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 Fantastic Cartagena Experience! My husband and I had a wonderful 4 hour+ tour with Marelvy. We felt an immediate connection with her.... read more

    Alice B. 3/12/2016

    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 Marvelous Marelvy Many guides promise to show you Cartagena, and most of them include the obvious spots --La Popa, the Old Town,... read more

    ParoleAnima 4/10/2017

    5 star rating Great guide that shows you the true culture of the city! We did a walking tour through the old city of Cartagena with Marelvy and she was wonderful. We thoroughly enjoyed... read more

    Leslie D. 7/21/2013

    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 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 Day tour of Cartagena ( After finding that we were unable to secure the services of Marelvy when booking a Cartagena tour for six people... read more

    Marian H. 4/10/2014

    5 star rating City Highlights tour Rather than take a less personal cruise sponsored tour, we joined 10 others for an excellent and informative city highlights... read more

    Larry555165 4/09/2012
  • 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

    4 star rating Very Interesting; Efficient, and Safe We booked our tour in advance of our Celebrity Equinox cruise. Marelvy met us at the cruise port where... read more

    Moelmsch55 12/23/2015

    5 star rating Great and Highly Recommended Guide Marelvy was a fantastic guide. I was traveling solo thru Colombia and booked her for a tour to gain an... read more

    Fula97 7/21/2016
  • 5 star rating An inside look at Cartagena We had such a nice time with Marelvy. My wife and I booked an afternoon old city tour with... read more

    Edward Y. 6/19/2016

    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 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 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 What a Surprise . . . I had arranged for Marelvy to do a special tour for my group before leaving on our cruise. We... read more

    Dave L. 3/11/2015

    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 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 Great tour and fantastic knowledge of Old Cartagena Four of us took a walking tour of Old Cartagena today. Marelevy is a great tour guide and extremely... read more

    allyson360 7/26/2015

    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 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 Great tour with MareIvy As others have said, MareIvy is a wonderful tour guide for Cartagena. We were in town on a cruise... read more

    EWB-in-MB 2/14/2014

    5 star rating Lovely informative tour - excellent guide We had a lovely morning with Marelvy. There was group of us from the cruise ship - we all had... read more

    mvass 4/27/2015
  • 5 star rating Best way to see Cartagena - a personal tour guide Thanks to the reviews on tripadvisor we booked a city walking tour with Marelvy. Right from the beginning she... read more

    Nflsj 8/14/2012

    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 Book it, especially if on a cruise! Excellent information during the booking process. We were met punctually off the ship by MarelIvy, a delightful, informative lady who... read more

    gorsey 5/30/2017
  • 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 Hi lites of Cartegena This was an excellent tour. Timely pickup from the cruise dock, moved thru the city at a reasonable pace, and... read more

    sailorjay2015 2/23/2017

    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 An nformative and enlightening tour with a very knowledgable guide. While on vacation in Cartagena, my companion asked me to inquire about a tour given by local resident, Marelvy Peña-... read more

    VictorEdgar 2/22/2012

    5 star rating Best money spent in Cartagena Marelvy took us to a magical trip in the walled city. We walked around 4 hours and we learned so... read more

    Sebastián M. 1/12/2016

    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 excellent tour of the city highlights on a short visit A group booked a tour with Marelvy for several hours in an afternoon. She is very easy to contact... read more

    Barb R. 11/07/2016

    5 star rating “Marelvy Pena conducts a n excellent tour tour Beginning with quick emails and clear communication.. I KNEW this would be a wonderful experience. We had 8 of us... read more

    joyjoy1 5/15/2015

    5 star rating Tour of Cartagena de Indias with Marelvy Pena-Hall My family and I had a wonderful experience with Marelvy on a recent trip to Cartagena. We know the... read more

    CFunes 7/25/2012
  • 5 star rating A Tour of Cartagena with Marelvy and Katty If you are going to Cartagena, make sure you take a tour with Marelvy's company. Although she personally was... read more

    FloridaSun2013 5/17/2014

    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 Excellent in Every Respect! My friend met me and my girlfriend in Cartagena for a few days and this was certainly a highlight. ... read more

    James M. 10/06/2015
  • 5 star rating Tour from Cruise Ship Was Great We went on a Holland America Panama Canal cruise, and were interested in a smaller tour than the large bus... read more

    seeingtheworld08 6/22/2016

    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 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 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 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 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 Great tour of city Marelvy is a jewal! Very knowledgeable, excellent command of English and a really nice person. The transportation was comfortable and... read more

    Johnp1126 11/01/2017

    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 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 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 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 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 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 Excellent guide - knowledgeable and fun We went on the Highpoints of the City tour with MareIvy today. She was very friendly and incredibly full... read more

    GlennTravelsAlot 2/24/2015

    5 star rating Cartagena with Marelvy is THE BEST! We researched Cartagena to book a private tour using TripAdvisor. We would have a day there while on a two... read more

    dkmercedes 4/20/2014
  • 5 star rating A tour of Cartagena with Marelvy Peña-Hall We booked Marelvy solely on the basis of the many positive reviews on TripAdvisor. The reviews were absolute right. She... read more

    lionelr29 11/01/2017

    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

    5 star rating The best tour ever! I found Marelvy through other trip advisor reviews (thank you!!) and truly words are not enough to describe her personality,... read more

    VWJ71 5/18/2016
  • 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 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 Great off the beaten track tour We booked last minute but they were able to accommodate us which was nice. Our tour guide Esther was... read more

    Fedvatore 8/20/2014

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