• 5 star rating Knowledgeable host, great tour Marelvy knows her city, and her love for it shows. This was our first visit to Cartagena and we wanted... read more

    LoonBoarder 3/20/2014

    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 A personalized tour par excellence We visited Cartagena while on a cruise so had only a short time. Because I was so interested in... read more

    MsSeeker 3/24/2012
  • 5 star rating Outstanding Marelvy and her tour are wonderful and add so much to one's appreciation of Cartagena. We cannot recommend more highly.

    Jesse L. 7/04/2017

    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 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 Great overview of Cartegna Four of us were picked up at the cruise port by staff and escorted to the small, air conditioned van.... read more

    annabeth89 1/08/2016

    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 Wonderful and imformative tour! My husband and I took MareIvy's tour while in port on a 15 day cruise. She is very knowlegdable... read more

    mwilson920 10/28/2012
  • 5 star rating Great tour guide I was later than usual in setting up my tours for a cruise, and luckily Marelvy was still available for... read more

    bbwex 12/22/2014

    5 star rating Fantastic! We read about this tour on FaceBook and checked it out on Trip Advisor. We don't normally take trips that... read more

    vluv2travl 4/20/2016

    5 star rating If you want to know Cartagena, this is the person to tell you about it Marelvy gave two of us a personal tour last January. The delay in the review is unrelated to the... read more

    mepw 11/13/2012
  • 5 star rating Day tour of Cartagena with Marelvy Pena-Hall We visited Cartagena by cruise ship and joined 6 others for a tour of the city. Marelvy picked us up... read more

    ReflectingHyperplane 5/22/2015

    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

    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 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 An excellent cruise excursion. Marelvy was a wonderful tour guide. She was polite, knowledgeable, and spoke good English. The itinerary provided excellent coverage of... read more

    PuraVidaXYZ 2/27/2012

    5 star rating MarLevy Cruised onboard the Coral Princess in Jan & set up a private tour w/Marlevy. She was fantastic! Not... read more

    donnap2136 3/24/2014
  • 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 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 The best in Cartagena Thanks Mareivy, we had a great time in Cartagena. She is knowledge and she told us a lot about Cartagena,... read more

    alaskabear2017 5/07/2017
  • 5 star rating A Wonderful Set of Tours; A+ Marelvy was so helpful in working with us leading up to our vacation to finalize our itinerary. And then during... read more

    Scott M. 1/01/2016

    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 The Only Way to Experience Cartagena, Colombia We've been to Cartagena before but always have taken the ship's tour, no matter the cruise line. This time,... read more

    pschenck 11/13/2012
  • 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 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 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 Great way to see the city We did the Highpoints of the City tour and it was perfect. Marelvy not only showed us around the walled... read more

    Brian R. 8/09/2014

    5 star rating Small Group Experience As the owner of a boutique tour company, we travel all over the world and experience dozens of guides on... read more

    M_Stewart68 4/02/2015

    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 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 Exceptional tour!!! There were 4 of us off the Azamara Journey. We were fortunate enough to have Marelvy as our guide.... read more

    travellover60 2/19/2016

    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 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

    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 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 A great way to tour the city of Cartegena Our party of 12 thoroughly enjoyed this relaxed and informative tour of a fascinating city. Ester, our guide was... read more

    Reithian 12/23/2015

    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 Outstanding tour guide Marelvy lived up to her reputation. We were met at the pier as promised. Our group was small and the... read more

    golfandbeach 4/09/2016
  • 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 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 Enjoyable trip to Cartagena We had a very interesting tour of the city. Everything went very smoothly from the pick up at the... read more

    Lesley460 3/26/2015
  • 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 Marquez Tour with Marelvy Marelvy is great; very knowledgable, warm and caring. She was flexible when we asked to change our tour time.... read more

    kaymichelle327 8/11/2018

    5 star rating Fantastic private tour guide Marelvy does a great job and even if you read her wonderful reviews on TripAdvisor ahead of your trip, your... read more

    fcamachoangulo 3/13/2013

    5 star rating Cartagena Columbia We arrived in Cartagena on board the NCL Star after passing through the Panama Canal. To be honest, I... read more

    Joe G. 3/05/2015
  • 5 star rating Excellent Tour MareIvy and her daughter did a wonderful job showing us the best sites in Caratagena. Their genuine love and pride... read more

    PB40PB 5/13/2014

    5 star rating Highpoints of the City Tour We booked the Highpoints of the City Tour in Cartagena with Marelvy through Tour in Cartagena. We were met... read more

    jemaderi 5/06/2016

    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 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 Look no further for a tour in Cartegena!!!! Marelvy Pena-Hall hosted a city tour of Cartegena in October 2012. My husband and I were on a Celebrity... read more

    LindaR2010 12/04/2012

    5 star rating See hidden gems We went on a 2-3 hour walking tour with Marelvy, and it was excellent. She took us to places we... read more

    GourmetGirlfriends 5/11/2018
  • 5 star rating Cartegena highlights Earlier this month I booked a tour of Cartegena through Marelvy Peña-Hall. Since she was already going to be... read more

    jani1103 2/26/2017

    5 star rating Perfect Marelvy was everything we wanted and more. Arrives on time - charges very reasonable price. She is a fluent in... read more

    elsiek 11/06/2011

    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 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 like having a friend guide you along Marelvy Pena-Hall was a great guide in a great city---she met us at the ship and took us around the... read more

    ginny50207 11/11/2012

    5 star rating Great guide, nice day Marelvy was unavailable on the day we arrived, but she was kind enough to set as up with Sylvia. Sylvia... read more

    TrustworthyTravelers 1/12/2014
  • 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 A Wonderful Day There were 6 of us on the tour and we all felt it was A++. Marelvy made the day fun,educational... read more

    skipster1 1/26/2012

    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
  • 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 Warm and Knowledgeable Tour Guide -Recommended Marelvy REALLY knows her history and is willing to share. She has a warm personality and is patient and gentle.... read more

    grandcanyondave1 11/03/2016

    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 Day Excursion with MareIvy Pena Our day tour of Cartagena, Columbia with MareIvy Pena was wonderful. From the planning, MareIvy immediately responded to my emails... read more

    BettyBG2012 12/28/2012

    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 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

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