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To begin your tour you’ll be collected from your Medellín hotel and enjoy a relaxing drive through the beautiful Antioquian countryside to the wonderful small town of Carmen de Viboral. Famous for its ceramics dating back to the later part of the 19th century.
You’ll tour this small town, walking through and taking wonderful photos of the “street of clay” and “street of ceramics“. Learning as you go about the history of the ceramics made and decorated completely by hand, ensuring every single one is unique and the only one in the world.
You’ll visit several small factories and take a personalized ceramics class with a renowned ceramicist from the town.
Your next stop is Old Peñol Replica Town in Guatape. This town square was constructed to look exactly like the sunken village of Old Peñol at the bottom of the manmade Peñol-Guatapé reservoir. Here your guide will explain how, why, and when, and show you photos of exactly how this town once looked.
You then venture to Guatape Rock also known as Piedra del Peñol, where you can climb the 740 steps to reach the top and have an amazing 360° view of the surrounding area including the 500 km shore-perimeter dam.
Before you head back to Medellín you will make one more stop in your tour; Guatape town (The City of Zocalos) where you’ll walk the streets of this beautiful town and learn what is the Zocalo tradition and why it started. You’ll also get to visit the Plaza (main square), Remembrance Street, the boardwalk (Malecón) the church, and more.