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Address: Poblado, Guatape, Colombia
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Day Trip to Guatapé from Medellín

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Couldn't go up all the way...

....because I'm afraid of heights. So I only went to the platform in the middle and took the stairs down. still the view is amazing and definitely worth it.

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 22, 2015
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Baden, Switzerland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015 NEW

The view from the top is amazing, you'll be able to take some amazing panoramas, and the climb feels like an amazing exercise. It's 740 steps until the very top including the tower. The stairway is pretty uneven (some steps higher than others) and feels a bit steeper than a normal one, peace yourself going up and exercise some patience... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015 NEW

....because I'm afraid of heights. So I only went to the platform in the middle and took the stairs down. still the view is amazing and definitely worth it.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

There are such beautiful mountains around Medellin...I don't understand the fascination with this dirty looking hunk of rock. Rickety stairs...don't seem safe to climb up!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

Guatape is really easy to get to from Medellin, simply go to the north bus terminal and ask for a bus. After two hours, you can ask the driver to drop you off at the Peñal. You are in vacation so go at your rythm going up the 740 steps. The view is definetely worth it and one of the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2015

I was worried that our twin 4-year-old boys would not be able to do this hike but they did it just fine and walked the entire way up by themselves. The steps are numbered and they enjoyed hiking to the next number. The steps are irregular - some skinny, some steep. There aren't handrails in all locations on the way... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2015

This whole region is absolutely beautiful. We did some walking around, some paddle-boating on the lake, and hiking the rock. The view from atop is absolutely stunning. If you find yourself in the either Guatape or Medellin take the time to get to the rock and go to the top. It is totally worth the time and money.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015 via mobile

Half of our group opted for a short rock climb on the far side of the Piedra. The others took the stairs to the top. In all it was about 700 steps so be sure you are physically up to the task and have the time as well. We then took a drive down to the quaint little town of... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 via mobile

You can take a tour (for 69k) or go solo, we opted to go solo and I thought it the better option. You can take the metro to Caribe, then pop over to the bus station and grab a bus for 12.5k (if you buy a return ticket you have to choose what time you leave Guatape) for a specified... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

So this was a trip I was a little anxious about as I get carsick and the roads are notoriously windy. We had the great fortune to find a taxi driver in Medellin (Poblado) who speaks very good English and agreed to drive us to Piedra de Peñol. As it turned out, we had an amazing day with him. He... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2015

we booked a tour with piedrapenol.com and really enjoyed the trip to the rock, passing thru several picturesque towns to get to Guatape. our guide Francisco was very knowledgeable and enhanced the experience, filling in the history of the original village, with a tour by boat of the lake. the first step up is the hardest! it gets easier and... More 

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