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Full Day Peñol and Guatapé Private Tour from Medellin

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    What to Expect

    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.
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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    Please tell us where are you staying at

    The address and hotel name, hostel or apartment (apto #)
    Departure Time
    9:00 AM
    Return Details
    Returns to original departure point, or other location under request.
    • Bottled water
    • Typical lunch
    • Professional guide
    • Hotel pickup and drop-off
    • Private tour
    • Transport by private vehicle
    • Boat share trip
    • Lunch
    • Food and drinks, unless specified
    • Souvenir photos (available to purchase)
    • No mentioned items.
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Wheelchair accessible
    • Children must be accompanied by an adult
    • Passport name, number and country is required at time of booking for all participants
    • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
    Cancellation Policy
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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    Popular mentions
    You will want to take this tour!!! Juan Carlos was my tour guide. He was very friendly and easy to get along with. He picked me up from my hotel on time, was very knowledgeable about not only the tour itself, but also the vibrant culture and history of Colombia as well!
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    Response from Julio C, Director General at Full Day Peñol and Guatapé Private Tour from Medellin
    Responded 6 days ago
    Dear Blunttime327 Thanks a lot for your review. I know you need time to make it, but has a reward: a new friend call Juan!!!! Any time you want back, just let us know. Thanks again
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    Nico made our trip. He was professional, friendly and gave us lots of information. Guatape was a pretty little town and the Penol was huge.
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    Response from Julio C, Director General at Full Day Peñol and Guatapé Private Tour from Medellin
    Responded 22 Aug. 2019
    Dear Cheftate Thanks for you comment and time to make it. Nico and all the staff are ready any time you want back
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    It's a two-hour bus ride from Medellin to El Peñol and Guatape, indeed a breath of fresh air. While the colorful town of Guatape and the rock, known as El Peñol seems to be what catches everyone's attention, there is actually a small town also named El Peñol which is worth a
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    Response from Julio-Casadiego, Director General at Full Day Peñol and Guatapé Private Tour from Medellin
    Responded 30 Mar. 2019
    Dear hoskinplans Thanks for your time to write this very good and detailed review. We always try to make unique experiences in our tours. If you back to Colombia just let us know. Thanks again
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    Our tour with Patricia as our guide and Guillermo, driver, was fantastic! They arrived early and we headed out of town. Our first stop was about an hour out for some "pan de queso" then on to El Penol. Along the way Patricia and Guillermo stopped wherever we asked for photos.
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    Response from Julio C, Director General at Full Day Peñol and Guatapé Private Tour from Medellin
    Responded 6 Sep. 2018
    Dear TeresaSeattle Thanks for your comments. I´ll tell to Patricia and Guillermo your words!!! Any time you want back to Colombia, just let us know
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    We had a fantastic day traveling to Guatape’ and Penol rock. Our guide, Juan Carlos was fantastic. His knowledge of the area and a multitude of subjects made the day a memorably pleasant experience. The countryside is beautiful and both Penol and Guatape worth the drive. We
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    Response from Julio C, Propietario at Full Day Peñol and Guatapé Private Tour from Medellin
    Responded 24 Sep. 2018
    Hi DGVTravel Looks than you enjoy the time with Juan Carlos. We love that!!! Any time you want Back to Colombia just let us know How could we help
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    Key Details
    • Colombia Travel Operator
    • Duration: 8h
    • Mobile Ticket Accepted
    • Instant confirmation
    • Hotel Pickup
    • Languages Offered: English, Spanish
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