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Piedra del Penol

Poblado | Loma del Escobero Km 3 Balcones de la Novena casa 2, Guatape 051038, Colombia
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US$ 110.00*
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El Peñol and Guatape Private Tour from Medellin
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US$ 142.67*
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Day Trip to Guatapé from Medellín
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US$ 30.00*
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Full-Day Guatapé (Pueblo de Zocalos) from Medellín
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  • Very good22%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
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“day trip” (71 reviews)
“top of the rock” (41 reviews)
“worth the climb” (22 reviews)
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Poblado | Loma del Escobero Km 3 Balcones de la Novena casa 2, Guatape 051038, Colombia
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is one of the must see attraction in Colombia. A few hours by bus from Medellín, the Rock, aka el piñon de Guatapé, aka Piedra del Penol stands as if it landed from another planet. As of today, the rock is ground and some...More

Thank tontala14
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Going to Piedra del Peñol from Medellín is a full day trip. If you have the time I think it was worth it. My husband and I climbed the rock and thought it was easy. We live at 4,000 feet and exercise everyday. My heart...More

Thank HoneyDelunatic
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Definitely my favorite place in Colombia!! I don't even know how to describe this place...the walking, the views, the scenery...really beautiful! The Peñol it's located only two hours from Medellin. You can take a comfortable collective bus and start walking all the way up or...More

Thank Susan G
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The walk up can get crowded so better to go early to avoid crowds. At the top there's food and drinks and amazing views. You must go in you're in Guatape.

Thank Mar R
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Worth the climb up the stairs! Drink water and take your time to go up the stairs cause it is worth the effort and strain

Thank Yuva M
Reviewed 16 December 2017

It's a great view, don't get me wrong, but I expected there to be more stairs and for the way up to be more interesting.

Thank Stefanie E
Reviewed 8 December 2017 via mobile

Take the bus to Guatape (COL 13,500 one way) and stop at Piedra Penol. A tuktuk costs COL 5,000 - 10,000 to get to site entrance. Then prepare for beautiful views as you climb 740 steps in about 30 minutes. Will be challenging if you...More

1  Thank DavidGoldy
Reviewed 4 December 2017

Scaling La Piedra is a tiring, strenuous hike up 675 steps to the top, but it's worth it for the view. It took us 25 minutes, stopping at nearly every landing to catch our breath, then one final push to the top. Once you reach...More

Thank WriterBy
Reviewed 2 December 2017 via mobile

740 steps to the top but worth the effort for the view. Plenty of areas to take a break along the climb and food at the top

Thank Paintedcutiger
Reviewed 29 November 2017 via mobile

Please dare to hike up the 740 steps of the 'Piedra del Peñol' to enjoy a magical landscape! Afterwards, hop on a tuktuk and 5 minutes later you'll be in the very colorful town of Guatapé where you can benefit from the calm atmosphere of...More

Thank Thomas S
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Katie B
27 November 2017|
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Response from Sandy L | Reviewed this property |
I believe they will be. I tried reserving a tour from Medellin on the 24th and it went through with no problem. The only thing to think about will be the traffic and crowds on a holiday. It could be pretty crazy but still... More
Frances M
8 July 2017|
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Response from SNG56 | Reviewed this property |
Definitely kids can do it. Plenty of places to stop and rest along the way
Mallory K
7 June 2016|
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Response from FollowTheTurtles | Reviewed this property |
You can go by bus and it will cost approximately 12.000 pesos (one way, per person). Got to Caribe metro station, where the North terminal is located. From there take a bus to "La Piedra" (it's a 2h ride). From la Piedra... More
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