A must take, Worthy Tour
Piedra del Peñol or more commonly known as el Peñón de Guatapé is a must see jewel when you go to Medellin. It is 2 hours away from the city and the easiest to visit it is to take a tour. I took a private tour: Land Venture Travel. It is very affordable.
Andres pick us up at the hotel and instead of taking the boring highway that usually big tour buses take, we took the beautiful scenic route to Guatapé. We had the first stop at the Tequendamita Fall. If you didn’t get a chance to go see the Tequendama Fall in Bogota, this is the perfect occasion to see the small replica and no bad smell here.
Then, we headed to la Piedra del Peñol, the rock of Guatapé. We stopped a few times to take pictures of the rock from far. Impressive. All along, Andres was telling the story of Medellin, Guatapé, and el Peñón.
When you arrive at the rock, you can see all the stairs you need to take to get to the top. 740 of them! Take your time, you can do it. Make the effort to go up those stairs because the view from up there is just out of this world. Just relax and admire the view. Peaceful.
After the effort, we headed to Guatapé village for lunch. Andres had a perfect local restaurant in mind where we enjoyed Club Colombia Beer and a typical Colombian lunch. After lunch, Andres gave us a tour of the village. We walked through the waterfront and Remembrance Street. I felt in love with that very colorful village.
Andres Munera was an amazing tour guide. I will recommend everybody to take the tour with him. He was very friendly, had anecdotes about the region, speaks English and Spanish and he is very knowledgeable. It is worth it to take a personable tour to get to know the rich history of a Piedra del Peñol and Guatapé.
Thank you Andres