Climb the towering Rock of Guatapé for panoramic views of the surrounding lakes and explore the nearby small community’s charming downtown on this full-day experience to see this monolithic natural wonder.
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Climb the monolithic Rock of Guatapé on this full-day tour to experience this mountainous natural wonder. Located along the winding turquoise Peñol-Guatapé Dam, the Rock of Guatapé rises 650 feet (200 meters) above the surrounding landscape. If you aren’t breathless by the time you climb the 694 stairs to reach the top, you will be when you see the stunning, 360-views of the valley and lake below.
Set out from Medellín in the early morning transfer 1.5 hours to Guatapé. Upon arrival to the towering Rock of Guatapé, you’ll begin your 649-stair climb to the top! (Don’t worry, you’ll have plenty of opportunities to stop for a rest on the way up.)
Upon arrival to the summit, you’ll have time to celebrate the climb, relax, and marvel at the 360° view over the stunning turquoise lake and magnificent landscape. On the small platform, you’ll have the opportunity to buy a snack and/or an ice cold beverage from local vendors.
After making your descent, you’ll take a short hike with your guide to get a better look at the stunning natural landscape, and admire the Rock of Guatapé rising from the surrounding trees. You’ll also hear legends surrounding the Rock, as well as the rival between two cities claiming the Rock as their own.
From the Rock of Guatapé you’ll head into town. As you walk along the cobblestone streets of Guatapé you can admire the striking and colorful homes, each with a different theme chosen by the home owner. Stop for lunch in Guatapé for a traditional meal, featuring the area’s freshest ingredients. From Guatapé, return to Medillín by mid-afternoon.
Changes on the tour may occur due to external factors. These changes will be notified to you with anticipation.
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