Day trip

From Medellin: Guatape El Peñol with Boat, Breakfast & Lunch

Activity provider: Viaja Medellin
Day trip

From Medellin: Guatape El Peñol with Boat, Breakfast & Lunch

Activity provider: Viaja Medellin
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From US$ 34.31 per person

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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.

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Duration 10.5 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
6.5 hours
  • Medellín

  • 70 minutes
  • Breakfast

  • 45 minutes
  • The Rock of Guatape (free time)

  • 15 minutes
  • Guatapé (guided tour)

  • Guatapé (free time)

  • 20 minutes
  • Lunch

  • 5 minutes
  • Réplica del Peñol (free time)

  • Réplica del Peñol (boat cruise)

  • 90 minutes
  • 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 (vegetarian or vegan options)
  • 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

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Participants

Date

Meeting point

Meet your guide at Poblado Park (Parque de El Poblado), by the door of the San José Church. Your guide will be wearing a white or green t-shirt with the logo of Viaja Medellin and the guide's name on it. 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

  • The full names and passport numbers are mandatory for all guests in order to issue the travel insurance
  • 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.
  • At this moment the road has some intermittent closures, due to road works, which may cause some delays during the trip
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.9 /5

based on 2437 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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A must do while in Medellin. The tour was well organized and Marlon, our guide, was so friendly and entertaining. He really made the trip. Breakfast and lunch were both delicious. Don't let the hike scare you, I'm not in the best of shape, and I made it up in less than 30 minutes, and the experience was well worth it. The bus was comfy and the pace of the day was perfect. Highly recommend this tour. Loved every minute.

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March 16, 2023

Mateo was our tour guide and was absolutely excellent, highly knowledgable and made the trip great fun for everybody. Cost was very reasonable and included a tasty breakfast and lunch. The boat trip was a great addition and included commentary for all the sights along the way. Great trip, would highly recommend. Thanks so much Mateo!

March 14, 2023

The tour was very well organized. You always have plenty of time to see the sights and cities. Our guide Mateo was great! We were always ahead of all the other buses at every location, which was great (no queuing etc.). I was really surprised how much I liked the tour with or despite the large tour group.

March 11, 2023

Product ID: 162638