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Guatapé and El Peñol Tour

"Head two hours east of Medellin to discover the charm of Guatape town. Your day trip will be filled with cobble-stoned streets, colorful facades, a huge natural rock and beautiful landscapes."


  • Climb 649 steps to reach the top of La Piedra de Guatapé and revel in a magnificent view 200m (650ft.) above the Peñol-Guatapé Dam and Guatapé Lake.
  • Learn about the magnificent history of the area.
  • Explore the picturesque town of Guatapé with its colorful houses and remarkable architecture as you stroll down its cobblestone streets.

This tour will take you to one of Colombia’s must-see attractions: the massive rock La Piedra de Guatapé, also known as El Peñol or simply La Piedra (The Stone). Merely a one-and-a-half hour drive east of Medellín, the rock is located right next to the Peñol-Guatapé Dam, near the border of the towns Guatapé and El Peñol. You’ll be breathless after climbing up the 649 stairs – not only because of the hike but also the astonishing view!

As soon as you arrive, you can start the hike up to the top of La Piedra, where you’ll have time to relax and marvel at the panoramic view over the beautiful lake and its magnificent surroundings. On the small platform, you will also be able to buy a snack and a cold beverage as well as little souvenirs from the local vendors.
Back at the bottom, you’ll have a closer look at the environment and capture its beauty from different perspectives. You 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 village you’ll admire the decorative panels at the base of the houses. In Guatapé you’ll also get a delicious meal in one of the nicest traditional restaurants with the best local ingredients.

After a good hike, and a walk through the town of Guatapé, you’ll return back to Medellín.




  • Unspecified food or beverage.


Changes on the tour may occur due to external factors. These changes will be notified to you with anticipation.

Our tours with transport include the time of the journeys within the duration.

$358 USDPrice Per Person

Starting At:

8:00 AM


$ USDPrice Per Person

Starting At:

8:00 AM



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