• 5 star rating When sightseeing becomes a pleasure In August 2012, we had the privilege of visiting Cartagena with Marelvy, a cheerful guide, loving his country.

    Cartagena is an...
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    Pilou06Grasse 8/23/2012

    5 star rating Very knowledgable and terrific English We took a group to Cartagena and were lucky to have Marly guide us through the walled city. she... read more

    mp_dc_202 2/27/2016

    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 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 Book It! Almost every country I visit, I always start off with a private tour. This is one of the best... read more

    World W. 1/11/2013

    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 Magnificent! From the start when booking to the end of the tour, everything is handled so professionally. We were a group... read more

    RyanDeWynter 2/08/2016

    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 Marelvy Pena-hall is wonderful Did this tour from our cruise ship we were only in the Port for 5 hours by doing this tour... read more

    fleeto 6/02/2017
  • 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 Cartagena "A-la-Carte!" Best Way to Go Two years ago, we greatly enjoyed a small group tour with TripAdvisor-recommended Marelvy Pena. This time we were driven around... read more

    seaviewer39 4/04/2015

    4 star rating private family tour of walled city plazas We took the walking tour of the plazas of the walled city with Marelvy. The tour lasted about 3h... read more

    HoustonHeightsAbroad 8/03/2016
  • 5 star rating Great GGM Tour Katty led our tour and was awesome! We went our first day in Cartagena, which ended up being a great... read more

    JSweep 1/08/2016

    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 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 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 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

    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 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

    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 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 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 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 The very best way to experience this city Marelvy and her daughter provided a tailored, fascinating, and highly varied look at Cartegena in just a little over a... read more

    lcat3 12/19/2014
  • 5 star rating Getting to see Cartegena with a true cultural ambassador! Marevly provided my wife and I, as part of a small tour group, a unique and rewarding perspective of Columbian... read more

    ragsy9 12/04/2012

    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 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 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 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 Marelvy is a Tour Guide in Love with Cartegena My wife and I were also on the customized tour that MIGomes arranged for a Cruise Critic group on the... read more

    Ted H. 3/29/2017
  • 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

    5 star rating Wonderful guide and Intro to Cartagena I booked this tour cold with the help of fellow Tripadvisor travelers. Thank you. Marelvy was booked so... read more

    Unionfourall 5/22/2016

    5 star rating Private city tour with Marelvy Pena My wife and I booked, via internet, Marelvy for a 4 hour visit of Catagena; we were with 4 other... read more

    QC-CDNtraveller 11/01/2013
  • 5 star rating Frendly, personal, and professional! Marelvy provided us a wonderful personal tour "Hidden treasures of Cartegana". Her driver Horsta (sorry - probably wrong spelling) drove... read more

    Richard S. 5/25/2018

    5 star rating Day out in Cartagena My partner and I had booked for a Panama Canal cruise with Holland America and had looked at tripadvisor for... read more

    thinkbigBalckpool 10/27/2014

    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 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 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

    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 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 Fabulous Tour Guide We were in Cartagena for the day on a cruise ship and pre booked Marelvy for a 4.5 hour tour.... read more

    Fletch101 11/22/2015

    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 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 Marelvy was an excellent tour guide! Hands Down, the best tour guide I have EVER had. My best friend and I were only in town... read more

    ringinthenewyear 3/20/2013

    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
  • 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 A walking tour of Cartagena Marelvy is an elegant, sophisticated, knowledgeable and well spoked (English and Spanish) woman. She gave my husband and I,... read more

    Patricia L. 11/10/2013

    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 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 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 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 Excellent We don't really like tours and would never normally choose to go on one, but Marelvy's Gabriel Garcia Marquez tour... read more

    Victoria M. 12/03/2011

    5 star rating Tour Guide Led Us to Gems of Cartagena...Both Historical and Shopping Esther, our tour guide, was an incredible person--articulate when sharing the history of Columbia and Cartagena, discerning in taking us... read more

    Bob0611 4/15/2018

    5 star rating Outstanding tour and guide Surprisingly, Cartegena was my favorite port on our Panama Canal cruise from San Diego to Fort Lauderdale. And Marelvy's tour... read more

    Ron J. 5/24/2013
  • 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 Very Good Tour We took a tour in Cartagena at the end of June 2012. Marelvy was a wonderful guide. She was... read more

    JPG9393 7/09/2012

    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 Safe, Informative, No Rushing, Yet We Saw So Much of Cartagena with MareIvy As a frequent TripAdvisor user, I was a bit skeptical that this tour guide had 80+ reviews and they were... read more

    muse_clio 12/08/2012

    5 star rating Marelvy was lovely company and gave us a great tour. Very well organised.

    We managed to see so much of Cartagena and around.

    Very knowledgeable and gave us a good...
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    Leigh M. 11/04/2017

    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
  • 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 Great tour! Marelvy was a great tour guide. She's very knowledgeable about the area and its history. And friendly too!

    Alex K. 9/03/2012

    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

    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

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