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Discover a unique place, from where you will be able to watch a marvelous 360° view of Medellín’s surrounding area. Through this tour we will know La Piedra de Guatapé, also known as El Peñol or La Piedra (the stone). This imposing giant ancient rock, visible far from the distance, is a 10 million-ton monolith more than 200 m (650 ft.) height located close to the border of Guatapé and El Peñol and its only one crack, from top to bottom, was used to build a masonry staircase to make possible to climb it to enjoy the stunning view this special place offers to us.
After a 1.5 hour drive from Medellin, you will get off the bus and begin climbing Piedra de Guatapé’s 649 stairs! At the top, you will rest on the summit platform and enjoy the amazing 360° view over the incredible surroundings. There, you can also buy some souvenirs from the local vendors or the snacks and refreshing beverages they sell.
Once you are back to the bottom of El Peñol, you will board a boat and ride over the beautiful Guatapé Lake, enjoying the marvelous landscapes, and hearing the story of how the giant letters “G” and “U” became part of the great rock.
Later, you will head towards the beautiful picturesque town of Guatapé. Here you will meet the beautiful traditional houses, with their unique colorful bases, and enjoy delicious traditional dishes, before returning to Medellín by bus.
After you book your experience, you will receive a confirmation email from us confirming that your payment went through. You will then be connected directly to the tour operator, in case you have any further questions. We are also happy to answer any questions about the tour, or travel in general in your country of destination.