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From Medellín: Guatape & El Peñol Rock Trip with Boat Tour

Activity provider: Viaja Medellin

From Medellín: Guatape & El Peñol Rock Trip with Boat Tour

Activity provider: Viaja Medellin
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From US$ 34.40 per person

Visit the city of Guatapé, located 1.5-hours from Medellín, and see a world of color amongst its streets adorned with tile facades. Take a relaxing boat ride and enjoy a traditional Colombian lunch.

About this activity

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Duration 11 hours
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Live tour guide
Spanish, English
Pickup optional
Pickup is included from your hotel in El Poblado area. The maximum waiting time at the hotel is 5 minutes.

Experience

Itinerary
7 hours
  • Medellín

  • 1.5 hours
  • Breakfast

  • 15 minutes
  • El Peñol

  • 15 minutes
  • Réplica del Peñol (visit)

  • Peñol-Guatapé Dam (boat cruise)

  • 15 minutes
  • El Peñol Rock (free time)

  • Lunch

  • 10 minutes
  • Guatapé (guided tour)

  • 1.5 hours
  • Medellín

Pickup included
Main stop
Other stop
Highlights
  • Enjoy a boat tour of the reservoir with crossover music
  • Admire the beauty of the city of Guatapé and its unique colorful tile streets
  • Relish a traditional Colombian breakfast and lunch
Full description

Discover the city of Guatapé on a guided tour from Medellín and learn about this colorful city from your guide. Board a sightseeing cruise to the breathtaking Piedra del Peñol followed by lunch.

Start your morning with pickup from your accommodation in Medellín and travel to the vibrant city of Guatapé. With your guide, explore the colorful streets with their artistic tiled facades and fascinating history.

Then, board a boat and sail through the reservoir. Enjoy panoramic views of Casa Museo, La Cruz, Piedras del Marial, Piedra del Peñol, and the ruins of the Pablo Escobar's vacation home. Learn about the sights from your guide.

Disembark and visit the imposing Piedra del Peñol. Explore your lush surroundings with plenty of great photo opportunities, particularly if you choose to climb this impressive monument. After, regain your strength with a delicious lunch.

Make one more stop at the Plaza de Zocalos and admire the colorful murals and the history behind them. After the tour, be returned to where you were picked up.

Includes
  • Roundtrip transportation from Medellín
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off (if option chosen)
  • Local taxes
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Professional guide
  • Boat tour of the reservoir with crossover music
  • Travel Insurance
  • Central Park of Guatape
  • Pier
  • Visit to Fenix Bird
  • Visit to Peñol village (panoramic)
  • Guarne (panoramic)
  • Visit to Piedra del Peñol
  • Visit to the Plaza de Zocalos
  • Ruins of the Hacienda La Manuela by Pablo Escobar (panoramic)
  • Entrance to Piedra del Peñol (20,000 Colombian pesos)
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments
  • Wheelchair users
Covid-19 precautions
Traveler requirements
  • Masks are required while indoors
  • All participants who are over 12 years old must present proof of full vaccination

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Participants

Date

Meeting point

Meet your guide at Poblado Park, by the door of the San José church. The maximum waiting time in Poblado Park is 10 minutes after the designated meeting time.

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Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Sun hat
  • Sunscreen
  • Comfortable clothes
  • Cash

Not allowed

  • Pets

Know before you go

  • Full names and passport numbers are mandatory for all guests in order to issue travel insurance.
  • If you have any medical prescriptions, do not forget your medicine.
  • This tour operates in all weather conditions
  • This is a shared tour.
  • The order of the itinerary can be modified, according to the criteria of the tour guide.
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.9 /5

based on 1519 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.9/5
  • Transportation
    4.8/5
  • Value for money
    4.9/5
  • Safety
    4.9/5

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Amazing tour! Very informative, they give enough time to enjoy the places and to explore. The guide was very knowledgeable and happy to explain again, very customer oriented and tell you where the best prices for souvenirs are!! The food part of the package is great, good tasting and fills you up for the trip!! I was late once, but they did not leave without me!! overall it was an amazing trip!! definitely recommend this trip to all looking for a great time with good insight into the history of the town!! thank you!!

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July 3, 2022

wonderful experience!!! we had a group of 6 people and everyone had a great time. The value you get for this tour is amazing. It includes breakfast, lunch, transportation to the Penol rock and to the town of guatape. Really an awesome opportunity to see a lot. The tour guides were so friendly and helpful.

July 1, 2022

We thought this tour was great. It started with a very comfortable bus ride to the rock. The tour was structured well where we started off visiting the rock when it was most quiet. We loved that there was heaps of free time to explore each of the places that were visited. There was also a really good amount of information and not overwhelmed with standing around talking. Marlon our tour guide was absolutely awesome, always making people laugh and smile and shares his passion for his work and the areas we visited.

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June 30, 2022

Product ID: 162638