Private Guatape Tours
If you’re only in Medellin for a couple of days and are faced with several options as to what to do and where to go, there is one tour that you need to take, the “El Peñol and Guatape private tour from Medellin” by Medellin Travels.
El Peñol is the town where the giant monolithic rock of El Peñol or Piedra del Peñol sits high on a mound like a castle on a hill. Prior to embarking on our journey, guests will get a taste of the best single origin coffee in Medellin with a touch of art at the Avoeden Cafe in El Poblado. The coffee here is insanely delicious, a perfect way to gear up for the road ahead.
It’s a scenic two-hour drive from Medellin in one of our comfortable and air-conditioned vehicles. This is a private tour, no need to worry about other people cramming, sweating on top of you or being obnoxious, this is not the 5-hour bus tour. We pamper our guests and make frequent stops if you need a bathroom or want to take pictures of the serene landscape.
The hike to the top of the rock is via a spiral staircase which has 659 steps and 740 to the top of the tower. Voted by several travel magazines as having the best view in the world, the vistas are mesmerizing, with 360 degrees unobstructed views of the surrounding lakes and evergreen mountains, covered by surreal, lush landscape.
The next town on this private tour for your party only is a visit to the ornate and colorful town of Guatape with its picturesque wall glyphs that adorn every household, depicting a story of its inhabitants. Guests can relish lunch at a rooftop restaurant juxtaposed to the lake with breathtaking views.
The guided walk around the town with a historical narrative by one of our experienced tour guides is an unforgettable journey that takes you through narrow streets and passageways, the plaza, the wooden church, Plaza de Los Zocalos, Calle Duque and Calle de Los Recuerdos to see local art, and much more.
For those who love waterfalls, there is a tour upgrade option to a private giant waterfall surrounded by orchids. Select the upgrade option when doing the booking.
We recommend our guests bring light, casual attire with tennis shoes and sunblock. The park entrance fees to the rock and great coffee only at the Avoeden Cafe are covered by us.
Be sure to book the El Peñol and Guatape private tour from Medellin with Medellin Travels ahead of time as we get fully booked very quickly.
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