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Laguna de Guatape

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Address: Medellin 053840, Colombia
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
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USD 150.00*
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Guatape and El Peñol Lake Private Tour from Medellin
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Views that are found nowhere else!

There is little that can be said to describe such magnificent views. I took a day tour to Guatape and it's surrounding in the only day off I had from work. I don't regret it AT... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Montevideo, Uruguay
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Montevideo, Uruguay
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9 reviews
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

There is little that can be said to describe such magnificent views. I took a day tour to Guatape and it's surrounding in the only day off I had from work. I don't regret it AT ALL! Having to choose between the city of Medellin and going on this tour I had my doubts but once there it was very... More 

Thank sofips
County Dublin, Ireland
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We took a bus trip from Medellin to Guatape. It’s a two hour bus ride in the local small buses which hold about 20 people; the roads are steep as you climb across and over the mountains into Guatape. You even get a free bumper ride on the bus as it winds its way up and down the narrow roads.... More 

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

One day trip from Medellin, as a must do when visiting Medellin, best to be combined with a boot tour on the lake, stairs up to the monlith exhausting but the final highlight,

Thank 696berndg
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72 reviews
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Couldn't recommend going to Guatape. Such a lovely place. The town is amazing with lovely coffee shops, bars and colours. The Laguna is stunning and going up the Rock is a way to see some amazing views and see some of the amazing properties surrounding the town and Laguna.

Thank Jonathan H
Panama, Rep de Panama
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4 reviews
Reviewed 17 April 2017

It`s located about 2 hours by private bus from Medellin. The views are very nice. And you can climb the "Peñol".... only 740 steps aproximmately!! (small fee) Also, for a small fee you can take a bout tour. Nice place to visit.

Thank Dianadela
Sydney, Australia
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Reviewed 15 April 2017 via mobile

We chose to visit Guatape on Maundy Thursday which may have been an error in hindsight given how busy it was! However, in spite of this it was a fun day out. We had some lunch over looking the lagoon at one of the many many restaurants. Climbed the peñol from the town via the hillside stairs and then the... More 

Thank danigross88
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Reviewed 15 April 2017 via mobile

If you want to see something really beautiful you definitely have to go to this beautiful place. What a wonderful place, once you get the top of the rock you can see all the beautiful islands around. worthy to see.

Thank Liz R
Armenia, Colombia
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Reviewed 14 April 2017

The Peñol stone located at an hour and a half from the city of Medellin, you must wear comfortable clothing and shoes to climb the stone, wear coat is a bit cold, very nice view from above, there are restaurants and souvenirs.

Thank Catalina R
Satellite Beach, Florida
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Reviewed 12 April 2017

you have to climb the 700+ steps to understand how awesome this place is. climbing steps are safe, clean and a beautiful virgin with many rosaries greet you half way. The rock, "Penon", could be exhausting (for me) but worth every minute!

Thank CessyMeacham
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 April 2017

Booked a bus tour, which included LdG stop. Could have spent more time (only had 2 hours), as hike up is about 30-45 minutes and 20-30 down, depending on crowds. Beers & snacks at the top are a plus. Views are spectacular! China has Guilin & Yangshuo, Vietnam has Halong Bay, etc. Colombia has LdG - it's that kind of... More 


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