REVIEWS BY OUR CLIENTS ON TRIPADVISOR

  • 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 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 A wonderful day in Cartagena, with a fine guide. A letter to guide, Marelvy, after our trip:

    "Dear Marelvy,

    I want to thank you for the fine tour of Cartagena you...
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    PaulaNBCA 3/24/2012
  • 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 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 "Awesome guide and city... Just returned from Panama Cruise January 2015 with last stop in Cartagena. We had arranged a old city tour with... read more

    Keith L. 2/02/2015
  • 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 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

    5 star rating Cartagena with Marelvy Marelvy met our group with a warm smile and hug. We travelled in a very new bus and visited amazing... read more

    Aussiesalso 1/15/2017
  • 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 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

    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 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 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 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 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 Beautiful Easter Sunday!!! Unfortunately, Marelvy was already booked but she very graciously arranged for a tour with the wonderful Katty. This tour was... read more

    Cathy M. 8/20/2014

    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
  • 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 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 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 A wonderful day with Katty While Marelvy was not available, her associate Katty exceeded our expectations during our tour of this beautiful city. Meet up... read more

    AndyMaine 5/08/2018

    5 star rating Excellent day with Marelvy Pena-Hall's tour in Cartagena Traveling the first time to Cartagena we were uncertain as to what to do. After researching different... read more

    fourtunas 4/23/2013

    5 star rating Outstanding tour of Cartagena with Marelvy Pena-Hall A wonderful experience...great tour, outstanding tour guide. Based on glowing reviews from TripAdvisor, I contacted Marelvy by email and... read more

    Mark B. 5/05/2018
  • 5 star rating Historical Highlight Marelvy was a highlight of our trip. There were four of us and one of our group wasn't feeling too... read more

    JoEllen S. 7/17/2016

    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 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 Marelvy is it! If you want a great 3 hour walking tour of the old walled city, Marelvy is your woman! She... read more

    Plankstravel 8/03/2011

    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 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 A tour with our new found friend Marelvy We arrived on a Princess Cruise Nov. 15. Since we were the only ship in port that day, we... read more

    daysters2012 12/09/2012

    5 star rating Believe it - she is fabulous! I can't say enough about MareIvy. She gives a great tour; her English is outstanding; her knowledge is broad;... read more

    Ann A. 1/30/2014

    5 star rating Tour with Marelvy! We booked a private tour for three couples (one member of our party is a Colombian native). Booking was... read more

    MTC2511 3/25/2018
  • 5 star rating Marelvy gives WONDERFUL city tour of Cartagena My girlfriend and I traveled to Cartagena last week and decided to choose Marelvy's city tour on our first day... read more

    DanSnuffer 6/30/2016

    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 Perfect city tour Marelvy was our guide, not only is she very enthusiastic about her work, she cares that the people she is... read more

    SilBrit 8/10/2015
  • 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 The best of the best Marelvy is a professional indeed. Intelligent, vey well educated, she showed us many interesting places and gave us precious information... read more

    Vadim S. 1/02/2017

    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 Amazing Marelvy in Cartagena! My friend and I were on a Panama Canal cruise. We only had a 5-hour stop in Cartagena, Columbia.... read more

    GraniteAmble 10/27/2017

    5 star rating Amazing! Marelvy was wonderful! We took two tours with her. One on Friday night in the Walled City and the other... read more

    cruiserone 4/16/2017

    5 star rating Most informative tour guide We toured with Marelvy and our experience was exceptional. In my opinion, you could not find a guide with... read more

    a5lson 12/22/2012
  • 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 A Wonderful Tour guide We had such a wonderful and explanatory tour. We traveled, saw and learned so much. We went to... read more

    Joel T. 9/28/2015

    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 Excellent Tour in Cartagena We chose “Tour in Cartagena with Marelvy” based on a recommendation on Cruise Critic and after reading reviews on Trip... read more

    Bluenosers 10/19/2012

    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 Brilliant We are staying in Cartagena for an extended period of time and wanted an overview of the city upon our... read more

    Dorothy H. 1/18/2012
  • 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 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 Tour of Cartagena Our group of nine spent the day with Marelvy and we all had a wonderful time thanks to her.Not only... read more

    PAG47 4/29/2018
  • 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 Walking with a friend We were met off our HAL cruise as arranged, and taken to meet Marelvy aboard the small air conditioned coach.... read more

    magaming 11/12/2014

    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, 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 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 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
  • 5 star rating Outstanding tour in Cartegena We had been to Cartagena in 2002 on a ship excursion. A group of 10 of us went on... read more

    MVPinBoynton 1/06/2015

    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 A wonderful tour of a beautiful city! Marelvy organized a beautiful tour of the city. Francesco, our tour guide was superb and knowledgeable of the history,... read more

    bflanagan2017 1/22/2017
  • 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 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 Great tourof Cartagena I cannot say enogh positive things about our tour with Marelvy of Caragena. We had a group of 6... read more

    kim r. 6/05/2013
  • 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 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 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 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 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 Super Escort My party of four took a tour of Cartagena in early January. Sorry it has taken so long to... read more

    dogesme 3/13/2015
  • 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 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 Tour with Marelvy Pena-Hall We just returned from a Panama Canal cruise, where we had a most WONDERFUL guide in Cartagena with Marelvy Pena-Hall.... read more

    Dennis A. 2/01/2014
  • 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 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 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

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