• 5 star rating A fantastic journey What a wonderful experience during our walking tour of the city of Cartagena. It was most informative, with cultural... read more

    catherine m. 2/02/2012

    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 Tour in Cartagena with Marelvy We were a group of 20 traveling on the Coral Princess which stopped in Cartagena. I had booked Marelvy... read more

    Colodeb 3/11/2017
  • 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 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 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 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 Fun, warm and informative My wife and I were greeted with a warm smile and hug from Marelvy She shared with us both... read more

    TAsaro 6/22/2012

    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 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 Great Tour with Marelvy We booked this tour when we were going on a Panama Canal cruise in November 2014. Marelvy responded quickly... read more

    TBenn_12 2/03/2015

    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 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 Thank you, Merci, Gracias Marelvy....! I went to Cartagena for celebrating my weeding with 19 Belgian friends and relatives. I contacted Marelvy after reading the... read more

    HernandoDR 8/23/2012

    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 GUIDE Marelvy Peña is an excellent tour guide and a well-cultivated person with much knowledge in the fields she´s developed: as... read more

    Iok P. 10/18/2015

    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 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 Fantastic Private Tour We were met at the dock by a representative exactly as described by Marelvy. We were escorted outside the... read more

    Liesure_Man 3/29/2016

    5 star rating A splendid day with Marelvy On 11/15/13, a group of 16, joined Marelvy for a guided tour of Cartagena. From her website we had... read more

    Roger M. 11/30/2013

    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 Knowledgeable host, great tour Marelvy knows her city, and her love for it shows. This was our first visit to Cartagena and we wanted... read more

    LoonBoarder 3/20/2014

    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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 City tour in Cartagena The tour guide, Katty, was very personable and knowledgeable. She was able to answer easily the many questions we... read more

    Joe M. 3/06/2014
  • 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 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 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
  • 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

    4 star rating The best tour in Cartagena On November 7th, my wife, 2 friends and I took the city tour with Sylvia. She was very nice and... read more

    Marco_Rider 11/23/2014

    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 Cartagena, what a beautiful city, Marelvy, what a marvelous guide! We were 1 day in Cartagena with a cruise ship and didn't know really what to expect from this city.

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    Ann-Lie 3/04/2013

    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 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 Fantastic tour, excellent guide! In Cartagena mid-November 2013. Arrived late Saturday night, called Marelvy Sunday morning and able to arrange a tour for... read more

    anv1 1/23/2014

    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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 excellent private tour opened our eyes The tour was excellent. We came to understand how the Od City functioned in its heyday, how it entered... read more

    Duncan S. 1/07/2018
  • 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 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 "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 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 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 One of the best tours I've ever experienced ! We stopped here with the NCL "Pearl" .we had booked much earlier when one on the Cruise crtic thread re... read more

    Zeets42 9/21/2016
  • 5 star rating Very comprehensive tour with a wonderful guide! Marelvy knows Cartagena inside and out! She gives a very informative and interesting tour of the city, from the perspective... read more

    Connie P. 12/29/2016

    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 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 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 Excellent guide - knowledgeable and fun We went on the Highpoints of the City tour with MareIvy today. She was very friendly and incredibly full... read more

    GlennTravelsAlot 2/24/2015

    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

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