The route of the water and stones

Trip highlights:

  • Full day tour (from 9 am to 5 pm)
  • Pickup at hotel and back to hotel in Medellin
  • Trojan Horse Crafts.
  • Church of Nuevo Peñol.
  • El Peñol replica viewpoint.
  • El Peñol Boulder.
  • Guatape tour.

Penol Rock Guatape tour

Located just 2 hours from Medellin, this is one of the main attractions that the city and the department in general have to offer. This site is of vital importance for energy production in the country, and because of this the abundance of water that can be seen here is truly special. El Peñol is a one of a kind destination to enjoy an irresistible climate, breathtaking landscapes and a local population that is equally colorful and unique.

Like all our tours, this is a private tour of about 8 hours, depending on the interests of trip-goers.

During the tour we will see different vegetable crops. Eastern Antioquia is known for its agriculture. The shades of green that envelope the landscape are remarkable, for this reason these rural towns are referred to as the food basket of the department.

We will soon arrive at Nuevo Peñol, which was built in compensation for the controlled flooding of the old town; we will make a brief stop here to visit a specially constructed church. Continuing the tour will visit the replica of the old Peñol, where we will have an opportunity to see what it was like in the old center of town. Finally we arrive at the famous El Peñol boulder, a spectacular monolith measuring 220 meters high with a built-in 740 steps to reach the top. The view from its summit is as magical as it is grandiose. Photos here are an absolute must. Finally we will head into Guatape, to make our Guatape tour around the Zocalos pak and “Calle del Recuerdo. Zócalos are hand crafted and colorfully painted wooden reliefs featured along the bases of every home in the town; they characterize this place as one of the most picturesque in the world. Here we will visit the central park, The Plaza of the Zócalos and “memory lane”. Finally we visit the boardwalk.

Lunch is included in one of the typical restaurants of the village.

Similarly, we offer 1 activity of your choice included in the Guatape tour:

  • Boulder climb at El Peñol.
  • Boat trip on the reservoir
  • Tour in motochiva through the center of Guatape

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