Guatapé, culture and nature overnight

Tour Number

Activity Level

715606


Categories

Day Trip / Out of Town, First Time Visitor, Nature and Wildlife, Youth and Family

Details

Kid Friendly: Yes. Children must be under parent care at all times.

Friendly: No.

Maximum travelers: 4

Language(s)

explanation

Spanish (fluent), English (fluent)

History, culture and nature of eastern Antioquia


We will visit the "new peñol", a small town built after the old town was flooded to give way to the hydroelectric dam of Guatapé. We will continue on our way to climb the rock of "El peñol", where at the top you will be able to appreciate the immensity of the dam and its surroundings and to experience one of the most characteristic scenic views in the whole of Colombia. After lunch, the beautiful town of Guatapé will be waiting, known for its colorful buildings, charming cobblestone streets and the interesting zócalos (colorful moulded art on the skirtings of every house). Late in the afternoon we will head to a natural reserve in a nearby town, owned and operated by a charming family, we we will have dinner and get ready to rest for the night. The next day we will wake up to explore nature, do some birding and enjoy a crystal clear river bath!

Itinerary

-Pick up at the hotel and head on the road to Medellin-Bogota.
-Stop for a typical road breakfast.
-Arrive to El Viejo Peñol, where we will visit a replica of the old town, flooded to give way to a large hydroelectric plant that supplies energy to part of the country.
-We will continue to the famous Rock of Guatapé, a huge monolith of approximately 220 meters, and more than 740 steps to reach the top, approximately 2137 m. a. s. l. You will have the option to climb up for a 360° view of the dam or enjoy it from the base, either way is worth it!
-After this which we will head for lunch in a traditional restaurant and spend the afternoon strolling around the colorful town.
-We will head for the natural reserve located about 40 minutes from Guatapé, where we'll take our homemade dinner, relax with the noctural sound of nature, and if you are up to, take a nocturnal walk to explore night life. Next morning we can do birding and bathe in crystal clear river water, have lunch and return to Medellín.

Meeting Point + Tour Duration

Meeting Point Options: Airport, Hotel, Address or Intersection

Duration: 2 days

Traffic around Guatapé can be heavy and affect our ittinerary.

Transportation

Comfortable SUV Daihatsu Terios, airconditioned.

What’s Included

  • Guiding Services
  • Private Transportation

Other: -Break fast (on the road) and in the Natural Reserve.
-Lunch and dinner at the natural reserve
-Accomodations at the natural reserve

Estimated Local Cash Needed

60000 COP - Lunch and admission tickets for El peñol rock.

What’s Extra

  • Souvenirs
  • Food, Drinks, Snacks

Other: - Admission ticket to climb el peñol rock: 18.000 COP (6 USD)
- Lunch on the first day, price ranges between 24000-30000 COP (8-12 USD).

Admission tickets for extra activities in Guatapé if interested :
- Zip line in Guatapé 15.000 COP (5 USD)
- Boat ride in Guatapé 150.000 COP (50 USD)

Admission tickets for tubing (ride on top of an inner tube through the river) in the natural reserve, that depends on the number of visitors.

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  • Tour Number

    Activity Level

    715606


    Categories

    Day Trip / Out of Town, First Time Visitor, Nature and Wildlife, Youth and Family

    Details

    Kid Friendly: Yes. Children must be under parent care at all times.

    Friendly: No.

    Maximum travelers: 4

    Language(s)

    explanation

    Spanish (fluent), English (fluent)

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