Guatape and El Peñol Day Tour

  • Climb the 649 steps to reach the top of La Piedra de Guatapé and revel in a magnificent view.

  • Hear the story about two cities claiming La Piedra as their own and learn about the history of Guatapé and La Piedra.

  • Admire the decorative panels at the base of the colorful houses.

  • Stroll down the cobblestone streets and enjoy the relaxed atmosphere.

  • Put on your hiking shoes and join our tour to spend a day away from Medellín’s hustle.

In a Nutshell

  • Tour Guatape: Put on your hiking shoes and join our tour to spend a day away from Medellín’s hustle and bustle in a lush green environment.
  • Climb 649 steps to reach the top of La Piedra de Guatapé and revel in a magnificent view 200 m (650 ft.) above the Peñol-Guatapé Dam and Guatapé Lake.
  • While you enjoy the view, get a snack and quench your thirst with a cold beverage offered at little food stalls on top of the rock.
  • Hear the story about two cities claiming La Piedra as their own and learn about the history of Guatapé and La Piedra.
  • Enjoy a sightseeing boat trip on Guatapé Lake, one of Colombia’s largest lakes.
  • Explore the picturesque town of Guatapé with its colorful houses and remarkable architecture as you stroll down its cobblestone streets.
  • Relish in a typical lunch in a cozy restaurant chosen by your expert guide.

Price includes

  • Hotel Pick-up and Drop-off.
  • Expert guide in English or Spanish.
  • Tickets to visited attractions. 
  • Boat ride.
  • A typical Colombian dish.
  • Depending on bookings you might be in a small group up to 6 people or by yourself.

 

Important Information

Comfortable clothing and footwear is recommended.

Please read our cancellation policy.


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Departure time:
8:00am

Duration:
8 Hours

* Travelers:

Price Per Person $281.89
Total Price $281.89


This tour will take you to one of Colombia’s must-see attractions, to the immense rock La Piedra de Guatapé also known as El Peñol – the stone – or simply La Piedra. Merely a one-and-a-half hour drive away east of Medellín the rock is located right next to the Peñol-Guatapé Dam, close to the border of the towns Guatapé and El Peñol. More than 200 m (650 ft.) high, the massive 10 million-ton monolith is visible far from a distance. Being almost entirely smooth there is only one wide crack all the way down from top to bottom. This crack was used to build a masonry staircase into it, making it possible to climb the rock and cherish the view from the top, breathless after managing 649 stairs – not only because of the hike but of the incredible view!

Getting off the bus we are ready to start our hike up to the top of La Piedra where we’ll have time to relax and marvel at the 360° view over the beautiful lake and its magnificent surroundings. On the small platform, we will also be able to buy a snack and a cold beverage as well as little souvenirs from the vendors.

Back at the bottom of El Peñol, we’ll board a boat on Guatapé Lake to have a closer look at the environment and capture its beauty from another angle. We will also get to hear the story about the letters G and U imprinted on the north side of the rock, telling us about two cities claiming El Peñol as their own.

The next part of our tour includes visiting the gorgeous colorful town of Guatapé. Walking down the cobblestone streets of the laid-back town of Guatapé we’ll take our time to admire the decorative panels at the base of the houses, each with a different theme chosen by the owner of the house. In Guatapé we’ll also get a delicious meal in one of the nice restaurants with traditional dishes including the area’s best ingredients.

After a good hike, a boat trip and a walk through the town of Guatapé we’ll return to the bus and will be on our way back to Medellín.


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