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El Peñol - Guatapé Private Tour (just for you, your family and your friends) 1 to 4 persons
150 USD (aprox)
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Also known as Peñón de Guatapé, this 220m/722 feet high monolith takes 740 steps to reach its summit. The stone has become the main tourist attraction of the area, as the view from the top allows you to enjoy the lush beauty of one of the most important hydroelectric energy sources of Colombia where 70% of the electric power in the country is generated. The hydroelectric power plant was built after the flooding of 2.262 hectares of land that were previously part of the town El Peñol, which was completely submerged and then rebuilt in the surrounding land.
Episodes never to be forgotten parade through the walls of the houses adorned with large baseboards that tell stories of the town and its people: the religious fervor, the farmers, the first settlers. Do not miss a visit to the main square with its great fountain, the street of remembrance adorned with typical houses, the square of the large baseboards where you can buy traditional handicrafts and sweets from the region. Thousands of people from all over the world visit daily this great place where you can enjoy a delicious traditional coffee cup and appreciate the most beautiful large baseboard facades of Colombia.
If there was someone who could draw the undivided attention of Pablo Escobar was her daughter Manuela, born in Panama in 1984. So great was his love for her that he bought an immense estate (nearly 68000mt2/ 16 acres of land) in Guatapé and called it "La Manuela". This estate became one of Escobar's favorite places to spend time with his family. It is currently half in ruins, weeds and undergrowth took over the gardens as well as some of the buildings. Even today it is still possible to see the traces of the war against his enemies "Los Pepes" (persecuted by Pablo Escobar), in the half blown-up main room of one of the 8 houses that make up the estate. The room is located on the second floor and it is said that it was the room Escobar used. The explosion destroyed it, as well as the vast pool that was on the first floor, now in ruins. The estate, in the opinion of the inhabitants of the area, has one of the best overlooks of the dam; in addition to two giant tunnels that connect the houses, a swimming pool, stables, a pier, a tennis court, a soccer field and a BMX track. In spite of being in ruins, the property is currently valued at more than 5 billion pesos. It is possible to visit the place and do a tour of its facilities to have a closer look of its history. In addition, we can schedule a paintball battle for your group in the ruins, which will make this visit an quite an experience.
|Services and Extras||Pesos CO||US Dolar *|
|El Peñol - Guatapé Private Tour (just for you, your family and your friends) 1 to 4 persons||$400.000||150 USD (aprox)|
|Optional boat ride around the Dam (maximum capacity 10 people), 1 hour||$120.000||US 46(aprox)|
|Optional entry to the ruins of La Manuela (extra cost per person)||$10.000||US 4 (aprox)|
|El Peñol - Guatapé Tour by Van, 5 to 8 persons||$650.000||US 236 (aprox)|
|El Peñol - Guatapé Tour by Van, 9 a 19 persons||$900.000||US 327 (aprox)|
(*) The rate in dollars may vary depending on USD exchange rates. Keep in mind that, for MEDELLIN TRAVEL SUPPORT, the valid value for USD is as charged in exchange houses, not the Market Representative Rate (TRM by its acronym in Spanish) official value.
79 Km/46.6 miles to the east of Medellin (One hour and a half of travel time).
The Tours operate everyday (Booking required, subject to availability). An advance booking of min. 48 - 24 hours is required.
1 day. Estimated Departure: 9 a.m. Estimated Return: 4 p.m.
21°C (69.8 °F)
Carry suitable shoes, comfortable and light clothing, hat or cap, camera, water, and sunscreen.
We travel in sedan type private vehicles with a maximum capacity for 4 people (with medium luggage). The total price for 1 or 2 people is the same price as for a group of 4 people. We also scheduled transfers and tours by Van.
Make your international payments through the site or through the PayPal mobile application, to email email@example.com by the amount of the required services. Please describe clearly the contracted service at the time of payment. For example: "Payment made for airport transfer and Peñol Guatape tour". Once our staff has verified your payment, we will immediately proceed with the service booking.
Make your payments in Colombia through deposit or transfer to the Bancolombia savings account No. 55126840062 in the name of Medellin Travel Support (NIT.900.338.734 -4). Please send proof of payment in addition to all the data corresponding to the person who performed the booking and a description of the paid service, for example "Payment made for airport transfer and Peñol - Guatape tour". Once our staff has verified your payment, we will immediately proceed with the service booking.