• 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 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 A Short Tour From the moment that we met Marelvy inside the lobby of our hotel, she made us feel special and taken... read more

    JungleJane907 10/08/2015
  • 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 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 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 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 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 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
  • 5 star rating Cartagena with Marelvy made a difference She was on time, very nice, has a large knowledgy of the history of Catagena de Indias. If you want... read more

    zildamd 11/20/2013

    5 star rating High Points of the City Tour.....Excellent!! We visited Cartegena on the Celebrity Equinox. We actually had an overnight stop. Our tour with Marelvy was fantastic!... read more

    Laura S. 4/17/2016

    5 star rating Cartagena Columbia This was a new destination for us and of course we were very excited to dimiss some of the myths... read more

    mslebeau 7/08/2016
  • 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 She's the best - don't bother with the others! We were privileged to have a tour with Marelvy. We were on a cruise ship and opted to be... read more

    NyBesa 6/18/2012

    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 Wonderful My second visit to Cartagena while on a cruise ship and Marelvy's tour was by far superior to the first... read more

    conniecane10 6/03/2015

    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 Wonderful day! My wife and I, along with 3 other couples, set up a 4 1/2 hour tour of Cartagena with Marelvy... read more

    EBnNJ 1/19/2015
  • 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 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 The BEST Way to Experience Cartagena! Instead of choosing the standard cruise-ship excursion, we opted to see Cartagena with Marelvy. An excellent move! ... read more

    B-RTravelers27 4/11/2012
  • 5 star rating Fantastic day in Cartagena I honestly cannot speak highly enough of our tour with Marelvy. We were a little apprehensive about our shore... read more

    waringstown8 11/21/2013

    5 star rating Outstanding tour in Cartagena There is a reason Marelvy Pena-Hall is the top rated tour guide in Cartagena: she is outstanding. I... read more

    woldridge 4/06/2014

    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 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 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 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 You Won't Find a More Knowledgeable Tour Guide Wife and I booked a private tour during our Disney Cruise Line Panama Canal cruise with Marelvy Pena-Hall based on... read more

    Jlspence 12/28/2012

    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 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 Very informative walking tour of Cartagena Our guide was very enthusiastic and knowledgeable about the history of the city and buildings. He also pointed out lots... read more

    utpatur 1/08/2016

    5 star rating Absolutely the best tour in Cartagena I found Marelvy through Tripadvisor, and, if you've found a bad review, IGNORE IT!!! She is everything the five star... read more

    Hounddog67 2/07/2019

    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 Touring Cartagena with Marelvy Pena-Hall (a cruise stop) The tour was EXCELLENT. We contacted Ms Pena-Hall based on tripadvisor comments. She answered all questions via e-mail and even... read more

    sudswi 10/31/2012

    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

    5 star rating Excellent walking tour My friend And I visited Cartagena in August and the first thing we did was take a walking tour with... read more

    nalleli1027 12/23/2015
  • 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 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 Best tour guide ever! Booked the tour in advance on line on a cruise critic suggestion. Marelvy was waiting for us with a... read more

    curiousJill 2/25/2013
  • 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 Perfect day in Cartagena I had contacted Marelvy many months before our visit to Cartagena to set up a tour for our group. ... read more

    ckrcjr88 3/24/2015
  • 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 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 “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 Excellent Tour and Experience! We (my husband and I along w/ my parents) just returned from visiting Cartagena and had the pleasure of having... read more

    JoriJack 5/17/2016

    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 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 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 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 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 We had the most phenomenal tour with Marelvy We were on a Panama Canal cruise with Disney Cruise Line and booked a tour with Marelvy months in advance.... read more

    Artemis927 2/08/2018

    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 The Best Marelvy in addition to being an excellent and knowledgable tour guide in Cartagena, she is extremely well organized, meet us... read more

    Born_2_Ride 5/06/2013
  • 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 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 Absolutely charming We took a tour with Marelvy and my husband were very surprised at how the image we had of Columbia... read more

    SomaxOttawa 2/20/2013
  • 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 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 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 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 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 A Great Tour Guide! We had booked our tour with Marelvy based on the strength of so many positive Tripadvisor reviews...and we were not... read more

    David S. 1/01/2014

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