Guatapé & San Rafael
Got a couple of days spare in your schedule and stuck for something to do or you wish to explore places near Medellin then come join us as we pack as much adventure and fun into two days. For this package we offer a full day at Guatape and El Penol before heading off to stay at an Eco lodge near the town of San Rafael.
On this mini adventure you will get the chance to see a part of history, see a mock up of a sunken village, Hike up to just over 7000ft (the biggest monolith in Colombia), Travel in our boats for a few hours. Spend a night at an isolated Eco lodge and hopefully get to see the monkeys! Float down a river on rubber rings and finally go for a dip at a remote waterfall.
If you wish, you are also welcome to make your payment in other currencies – please contact us for details.
Standard Prices (per person based on required numbers per activity)
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We will leave Medellin at 7am and shortly arrive at the replica of the sunken village in Guatape second biggest rock of Latin America El Piedra del Penol. At El Penol we will give you the chance to climb the 740 steps of La Piedra(7005ft) and take in the fantastic 360 views and its possible to see the 500 km shore-perimeter dam.
Afterwards we will drive into Guatape and grab a spot of lunch and do a bit of sight-seeing. Our final thing of the day will see us go out onto the water in our boats where we will go and see the spot of the sunken village then head off to the famous finca of Escobar called La Manuela after his daughter where you can then go walk around and see whats left of the place for yourself (now also a popular spot for paintballing).
Later we will head off back into Guatape where we will meet our transport and drive off to the Eco Lodge where you will have the chance to go for a small hike for about an hour or so into the jungle where you might get to see the local monkey population at sun set or some of the other wildlife of the area.
For those that just want to relax you can just chill out around the lodge or go for a spot of fishing.
We will start with a spot of breakfast before heading off to the nearby river where we will get a quick safety brief and choose your rubber ring then set off for a few hours floating, drifting and taking in the ambiance of the river till we reach the town of San Rafael. Once here we will exit the river, get dried off and go grab lunch and a quick walk around the town before heading off for our final part of this adventure which is to visit a waterfall where you can go jumping, swimming and exploring. Depending on the energy of the group we can continue to another waterfall just a 20 minute walk further.
Once we have had our fill we shall head off back to Medellin to where your little adventure ends unfortunately.
Included in this adventure is all transportation to and from Medellin.
All safety Equipment
All entry fees to our chosen activities
Standard Colombian meals and a drink
Over night accommodation at the Eco Lodge (Shared rooms, Double rooms upon request and subject to availability)
Drinks except for with meal
Extra activities outside published list.
Tips & Gifts
You should have a general good level of fitness and enjoy the outdoors.. Minimum age 10.
No previous fishing or canoeing experience is required but is desired. Fishing can be physically demanding due to the type and size of the fish. You must be able to swim a minimum distance of 10 meters and be able to assist in helping in case of a man overboard.
Yellow Fever vaccination is required. To visit nature parks or wilderness areas other vaccines, such as tetanus and hepatitis A and B are also recommended.
We advise you not to buy equipment or clothes for your trip or to incur other non-refundable expenses such as flights until you have received confirmation of your booking from us in writing. Note of course that the most appropriate clothing to use as well as the level of challenge experienced during any outdoor activity may vary significantly depending on factors such as the time of year and the particular weather/temperature conditions during your trip. Remember this package consists mainly consists of getting wet.
However here is basic suggested list.
- Sun Screen
- Mosquito Repellant
- Long Sleeve shirt
- Full length walking / Quick dry trousers
- Comfortable footwear
- Camera (waterproofed)
- Dry bag
- Water bottle or camel pack
- Light gloves for paddling, fish handling
- Swimming costume
Remember all personal equipment needs to fit into your dry bag.
A minimum of 2 persons is required for scheduled tour to run. You are of course welcome to book as a solo traveler.
Detailed information on travel options to this experience will be provided in response to your enquiry. We are happy to advise on suitable connections and assist you with any aspect of planning your journey.
Please ensure that you make a booking with us first and wait for confirmation that your spaces are reserved before making any travel arrangements.
We will be picking up at 2 hostel locations in Medellin which the times and locations will be given to you in your confirmation package.
we shall also return to the same locations at the end of the tour.
Maximum group size 8 persons
This experience is also available as a private experience for groups.
For private tours, larger groups or Individuals can be accommodated. Please contact us to discuss your requirements.