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El Peñol Tour, Colombia

You will be met from your hotel by your driver and taken directly to El Peñol for your full day tour - a journey of approximately 2 hours. This great day trip from Medellin takes you out in to the countryside of Antioquia and to the giant monolith rock of El Peñol (Literally, "The stone").

Reminiscent of the sugar loaf mountain in Rio this 200 meter high rock towers over a series of beautiful lakes with a mountain back drop. This Swiss like scenery makes a stunning comparison to the modern and cosmopolitan city of Medellin only a few hours away. The top of the rock is reached by a series of 649 wooden steps that wind up to the top of the rock.

Upon reaching the top you are greeted with a 360 degree bird's eye view of the surrounding country side. There is normally a guide on the top of the rock to explain a bit about the geography of the area and some of the unusual rock formations around the lakes below, as well as point out the confiscated houses of infamous Medellin inhabitants such as Pablo Escobar.

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