• 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 Amazing tour by a true professional I contacted MareIvy about organizing a tour during a stop in Cartagena on a cruise. She responded promptly to... read more

    Rebecca R. 3/15/2015

    5 star rating A perfect tour guide if you want to know about the city. Marelvy has a good knowledge about the history and places of the city of Cartagena. It is worthy to hire... read more

    Francisco M. 7/15/2013
  • 5 star rating Top notch Marelvy picked up our group at the end of the cruise dock, and we were off on a city tour... read more

    TrnrMom 12/21/2013

    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 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 How to see the best of Cartagena when only 5 hours available We chose Marelvy because of the many excellent reviews on TA and all 9 in our group were delighted with... read more

    Bobarb255060 6/03/2012

    5 star rating Amazing Day in a Stunning City We had a one day cruise ship stop in Cartagena. We arranged a private tour with Marelvy's company. The initial... read more

    Jeanne V. 1/29/2017

    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 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 Marelvy Made It Magical We greeted her as many did with a warm hug at the end of our cruise dock. We had a... read more

    Laurie H. 12/28/2013

    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 Cartagena Shore Excursion Hi Marelvy,

    It was a pleasure meeting you, Marcela and the driver. Thank you very much Marelvy for arranging the...
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    Angela L. 10/20/2012

    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 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 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 Touring with MareIvy Pena-Hall We (4 adults) recently toured Cartagena with MareIvy. Sheila (daughter) met us just off the dock and took us out... read more

    dogmom2013 5/04/2014

    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 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

    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 Cartagena tapas tour Lucky us! We got a great tour. ..only 2 of us and Jordi's sister, Ana , and Jordi who... read more

    Christine D. 12/02/2017
  • 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 The best tour on our trip We took a tour with two other guests, the price worked out cheaper than the ship’s tour which had about... read more

    BarryLizUk 5/30/2018

    5 star rating Cartagena tour with Marelvy Pena- Hall While on a Southern Caribbean Cruise with my husband & long time friend. We toured the beautiful city of... read more

    Lori R. 4/18/2014
  • 5 star rating Loved Marelvy! I found Marelvy while searching for a tour for our party of four during a cruise stop in Cartagena. She... read more

    Debbalonie 11/25/2017

    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 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 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 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 Excellent guide We had booked a private tour which was just excellent. Marelvy know what she is talking about. We learned and... read more

    Martin D. 11/02/2015
  • 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 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 Highlight of Vacation This was the highlight of our vacation. Marelvy was booked and scheduled us with a partner of hers, Katty, for... read more

    Profguy 1/09/2015
  • 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 super guide She has been a fantastic guide and made us love this beautiful city. She took us along the beautiful streets... read more

    sergeweibel 8/23/2012
  • 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 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 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 Absolutely the BEST! Without a doubt hands down amazing tour guide. My family and I went to Columbia on a cruise. I found... read more

    sloppy567 11/03/2016

    5 star rating Great tour and fantastic knowledge of Old Cartagena Four of us took a walking tour of Old Cartagena today. Marelevy is a great tour guide and extremely... read more

    allyson360 7/26/2015

    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 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 Marelvy: A MUST DO in Cartagena Spending the day with Marelvy was one of the smartest things we did in Cartagena. She is incredibly intelligent,... read more

    ean36 12/24/2011

    5 star rating Excellent tour; knowledgeable, friendly guide Katty showed us her beautiful city of Cartagena. She made the tour very pleasant in a more intimate experience,... read more

    HeyDude09 2/17/2017
  • 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 Gabriel Garcia Marquez Walking Tour in Cartagena I spent 3+ enjoyable hours with Marelvy on a GMM-themed walking tour in the walled old city of Cartagena. Her... read more

    RajaLaut 11/11/2013

    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 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 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 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 Great Tour Our friends and I booked a last minute tour with Marelvy. She picked us up on time, had private transportation... read more

    punkerb 7/18/2016

    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 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 Outstanding tour of Cartagena As others, we booked this tour from previous reviews. We contacted Marelvy on the internet. She responded quickly from each... read more

    Leon S. 11/22/2017

    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 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 Wonderful tour on a day in port We prefer booking tours on our own vs with the cruise ship and this one did not disappoint! Our... read more

    Laurie S. 4/28/2018

    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 A Spectacular Tour with a Terrific Guide - Marelvy I first want to thank you for the wonderful tour . You have such great knowledge and a great... read more

    CalgaryDreamer 4/04/2015
  • 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 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 Marelvy is the best! I can't say enough good things! Marelvy is truely the best!

    We clicked right away, started chatting like old...
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    lsquarenyc 10/06/2011
  • 5 star rating Day Tour of Cartagena We were a small group from a cruise ship wishing to see as much as we could of Cartagena in... read more

    Elwin M. 4/06/2017

    5 star rating Trip with parents We contacted Marelvy, who emailed us promptly with tour information they were there to pick us up and she is... read more

    peggiCalgary 4/06/2017

    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

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