• 5 star rating Great day out in Cartagena We were on a cruise ship and had a short day in Cartagena. Marelvy met us and accommodated our... read more

    lovescruising 9/24/2015

    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 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 - 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 Absolutely Fabulous Time Visited Cartagena for an overnight stop during our Celebrity cruise in March. Contacted Marelvy months prior and through a... read more

    Mustangman 4/05/2018
  • 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 Cartagena Must Do List!!! We utilized the fabulous reviews provided by TripAdvisor customers to select Touring Cartagena with Marelvy. The reviews were 100%... read more

    sherryjanssen 2/26/2015

    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 walking tours You can see so much more of the area by walking rather than by bus. Go inside the buildings,... read more

    Showustheway 3/21/2019

    5 star rating Best Tour of Our Cruise She was terrifically flexible, cheerful and knowledgeable. You could not ask for more! Book her if you want... read more

    pegoirwin 1/12/2012

    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 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 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 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 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 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 No Better Way To Experience Cartagena in a Short Time 02 DEC 16. Ship arrived at 7a.m. Departed at 2 p.m. It is difficult to believe we saw so much... read more

    MnineM 12/10/2016

    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 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 "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 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 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 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 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 For the best tour of Cartagena, go with Marelvy Pena-Hall We were on the Coral Princess cruise through the Panama canal with an all day stop in Cartagena. We... read more

    EWDG 1/15/2012
  • 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 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 Tour in Cartagena with Marelvy Pena-Hall--A DO NOT MISS Tour THANK YOU SO MUCH for the absolutely fabulous tour of Cartagena and your wonderful commentary throughout our tour. All... read more

    MissouriVacation 4/15/2019
  • 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 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 Best tour guide in Cartagena! I was lucky enough to get a personal tour with Marelvy and it was fantastic. I didn't know Cartagena well... read more

    EileenDSmith 9/03/2011
  • 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 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 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 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 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 Fabulous.... We booked Marelvy using her website and e-mail address before we arrived at the Occidential Grand in February. We... read more

    CIBM6423 3/02/2012
  • 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 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 Marelvy is a excellent bi-lingual guide We found Marelvy Peña-Hall on line and booked a four hour private tour. She is fantastic. She has lived in... read more

    124C41NewEngland 3/31/2015
  • 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 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 Marelvy was Marvelous~~ So informative and positive. She really loves her city and knew exactly what we wanted to see!! Because... read more

    Kathi127 12/05/2012
  • 5 star rating The Best of Cartegena I traveled to Cartegena, Colombia in Jan 2012 for my birhday. I happened to find Marelvy Tours online. I had... read more

    Cleothaschild 4/11/2012

    4 star rating Tour with 16 people - amazing! Marelvy has an incredible knowledge of Cartagena and her English is incredible! She had a group of 16 very adventurous... read more

    Haleigh C. 10/31/2016

    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 Terrific day in Cartagena with Marelvy This was our third visit to Cartagena and we enjoyed Marelvy's tour as well, or better than the first! ... read more

    Jabbers 12/09/2014

    5 star rating Wonderful tour! We visited Cartagena in early June, 2017 and had Marelvy as our tour guide. We asked her to combine two... read more

    Adriana S. 6/23/2017

    5 star rating Day tour of Cartagena Following other TripAdvisor ratings, we looked into booking a four hour tour of Cartagena with Marelvy and her team. We... read more

    Langmac 5/25/2015
  • 5 star rating Excellent tour of a great city! My wife and I contacted Marelvy via Internet and she was an excellent choice. She is a native of... read more

    Cruzannibal 9/26/2012

    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 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 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 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 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 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

    4 star rating Very good personal tour We booked the tour with several others from our cruise critic roll call. Having a van for our 14... read more

    Joyce H. 3/23/2016

    5 star rating Highlights of the City tour This was a fantastic tour! Marelvy loves Cartagena and has so much knowledge to share. Her enthusiasm was infectious and... read more

    Jill H. 2/29/2016
  • 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 Wonderful guide in Cartagena I visited Cartagena in August with my husband and my two daughters,10 and 19 years old . We... read more

    Stephanie O. 9/07/2012

    5 star rating Superior over the top, above and beyond I first contacted Marelvy via email. Knew right away I had made good choice. Knowledgeable, helpful and a sense of... read more

    Rule240 12/15/2012
  • 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 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 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 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 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 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 My kind of tour I was traveling to Cartagena on vacation and found Marelvy on TripAdvisor when looking into tour options. After doing... read more

    Dave1111 8/17/2015

    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 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 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 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

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