Tour to Guatape and El Peñol: Heading to one of the most fascinating sceneries just outside the city such as El Retiro, you can share amazing views of the outskirts and appreciate amazing mansions as the journey takes you to a more rural section with exotic tropical forest known to be one of the first massive liberations of slaves in America by Mss. Javiera Londoño in 1,757. Upon arrival to this first stop you may walk around to take photos and use bathrooms. There are cafeterias and restaurants and we suggest bringing cash since not all shops take credit cards.
Tour goes on to El Peñol, a village that was relocated during the past century in order to create this spectacular human made lake called Guatapé. This quick stop will show you a replica of the old Peñol village before its relocation. The massive lake becomes more visible as you get closer to El Peñol rock, a gigantic volcanic eruption considered one of the world´s top ten wildest stairways, and the views are quite worth it!
Finally, at Guatapé (Zocalo village), is the ideal place to enjoy lunch while sharing outstanding views of the lake. At the end of the day, tour heads back to Medellin passing along beautiful towns around the region. Perfect way to contemplate amazing sceneries of Antioquia and take a closer look to local customs and traditions. Stops can be made at your discretion to take photos, get souvenirs, or try local snacks, etc.
Meeting/pick-up point: Pick up at the hotel.
Duration: 8 hours.
Start/opening time: At 9am.
Languages: English, Spanish, French and Portuguese.
Others: No previous physical preparation required. Don´t do this activity if you are under the influence of alcohol or drugs. You are responsible for your medical prescriptions to prohibit activities of this type.