PEÑOL & GUATAPÉ
At this Private tour we will pick you up at your hotel or address at 9:00 am, and then we will begin the excursion taking the outbound road to the east to Las Palmas where we make a short stop at the Trojan Horse, this attraction showcases the country through its artisanal works. If this does not pique the interest of a particular group, the tour may then continue onward to the next stop.
On the way we can observe 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 (new) 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 depiction of the old Peñol, where we will have an opportunity to see what it was like in the old center of town. Next, 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, the town of the “zócalos”, which 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 Zócalos square and “memory lane”.
We will also have a boat shared trip by the reservoir.
Includes: Typical lunch, boat trip, entrances fees to the rock, private transport and guide, medical insurances, 1 bottle of water, pick up and drop off at your accommodation in Medellín.