This full day tour just east of Medellin takes you through the coziest and most representative villages in Antioquia such as El Retiro, Marinilla and San Antonio de Pereira. After one and a half hour driving along natural sceneries with your Medellin City Services® professional guide you will arrive at El Peñol to discover the fascinating story of the town that sits today on the middle of the lake. The closest to heaven will be next, when you walk up the almost 700 steps of the El Peñol rock which offers picturesque views of the region. As a final destination there is Zócalo town or Guatapé, great place to enjoy lunch and take a pleasant walk around this vibrant village and relax around the soothing lake.
Your Medellin City Services® professional guide will meet with you at your accommodation, and then embark on a personalized tour (by air conditioned transportation). Tour heads to one of the most fascinating sceneries just outside the city such as El Retiro, you can share amazing views of the outskirts and appreciate amazing mansions as the journey takes you to a more rural section with exotic tropical forest known to be one of the first massive liberations of slaves in America by Mss. Javiera Londoño in 1,757. Upon arrival to this first stop you may walk around to take photos and use bathrooms. There are cafeterias and restaurants and we suggest bringing cash since not all shops take credit cards.
Tour goes on to El Peñol, a village that was relocated during the past century in order to create this spectacular human made lake called Guatapé. This quick stop will show you a replica of the old Peñol village before its relocation. The massive lake becomes more visible as you get closer to El Peñol rock, a gigantic volcanic eruption considered one of the world´s top ten wildest stairways, and the views are quite worth it!
Finally, at Guatapé (Zocalo village), is the ideal place to enjoy lunch while sharing outstanding views of the lake. At the end of the day, tour heads back to Medellin passing along beautiful towns around the region. Perfect way to contemplate amazing sceneries of Antioquia and take a closer look to local customs and traditions, and stops can be made at your discretion to take photos, get souvenirs, or try local snacks, etc.
It has already been a pleasure to show you the most fascinating sceneries and traditions of the Paisa culture and our Medellin City Services® team definitely looks forward to welcoming your family and friends in the near future so feel free to ask your guide for info and special deals as you are headed back. After approximately 8 hours of a fantastic journey through cozy villages your private driver/guide takes you back to your hotel or any other location you feel like.
TERMS OF SERVICE:
We reserve the right to refuse users under the influence of alcohol or drugs.
50% refund only if service is cancelled 24 hours before time of service.
No age restrictions
Wear comfortable walking shoes, casual clothes
365 days of the year, daily departures 7 days a week at 8am. *Flexible start time, please inquire.
8 Hours approx.
- Alcoholic beverages
- Tips to driver/guide
- Lunch – Beverages