Free Embalse Tour

Discover the History and Treasures of Guatapé.

Por Astrid Saldarriaga.

Discover the History and Treasures of Guatapé with the Free Embalse Tour

Immerse yourself in the history and charms of Guatapé with the Free Embalse Tour, narrated by two knowledgeable and passionate locals. This tour invites you to explore the region consciously and sustainably, minimizing negative environmental impact on the town. Through this route along the malecón, you will learn about the history of the flooding, local traditions, and the economic activities that shape this wonderful place. From the main square to the most representative streets, you will discover the points of interest and the culture of the locals. Join us and enjoy an enriching and authentic experience in Guatapé.

Guatapé, a picturesque Colombian town, holds a fascinating history and cultural treasures waiting to be discovered. If you want to delve into this charming place and immerse yourself in its past, the Free Embalse Tour is the perfect choice. Guided by two knowledgeable locals passionate about history, this tour will take you on a unique route that combines captivating narratives, iconic landmarks, and an ecological consciousness. Join us on this journey and uncover the true essence of Guatapé.

History and Culture on the Male. Discover the History and Treasures of Guatapé

The Free Embalse Tour offers a unique opportunity to explore Guatapé in an authentic and enriching way. The tour begins at the main square of the town, the cultural and economic center of the local society. There, in front of the church atrium, you will find our guides easily recognizable by their yellow shirts.

The first stop on the route is Calle Bodegas, where you will discover the history of the decorative baseboards that adorn this street and learn about the reservoir and its impact on the region. Our guides will share interesting details and anecdotes that will transport you back in time, allowing you to understand the transformation that the area underwent since the construction of the reservoir.

Continuing the tour, you will immerse yourself in the past through old photographs. These images capture the evolution of Guatapé from the early days of the reservoir to the present. You will have the opportunity to closely observe how the landscape has changed and how the town has adapted to this transformation.

Ecological Consciousness and Sustainability

The Free Embalse Tour is not only about discovering the history and treasures of Guatapé but also doing so in a responsible and sustainable manner. We take pride in promoting ecological consciousness and minimizing negative environmental impact on our town. During the tour, our guides will share valuable information about the sustainable practices implemented in Guatapé and encourage you to adopt a mindful approach to the environment.

From waste management to the conservation of natural resources, Guatapé strives to be a sustainable tourist destination. We invite you to join us in this commitment and be part of the positive change while enjoying all the wonders that the town has to offer.

Evaluation of the Free Tour

The Free Embalse Tour operates on a pay-what-you-want model, where at the end of the tour, each visitor evaluates, individually and objectively, the guide’s work and the experience lived and decides on the payment they wish to make. We believe in the importance of offering accessible and quality tourism, where everyone has the opportunity to enjoy and learn regardless of their budget.

It is important to note that the Free Embalse Tour is available from Monday to Saturday at the church atrium. If you plan to visit Guatapé on a Sunday, we recommend booking in advance to secure your spot on this fascinating tour.

The Free Embalse Tour is a unique way to get to know Guatapé from a local and authentic perspective. Accompanied by knowledgeable locals passionate about history, you will delve into the history, traditions, and economic activities of the town. Additionally, you will have the opportunity to explore the malecón, visit points of interest, and immerse yourself in the local culture. All of this, in an environment of ecological consciousness and sustainability.

Don’t miss the opportunity to discover the true essence of Guatapé with the Free Embalse Tour. From the fascinating history to the natural beauty, this tour will leave you with unforgettable memories and a deeper appreciation for this charming Colombian town. Join us and experience something truly unique in Guatapé.

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