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Medellín: Private Guatapé with Peñol Tickets and Boat Ride

4.8 / 5

31 reviews

Activity provider: Epic tours Medellin

Medellín: Private Guatapé with Peñol Tickets and Boat Ride

Activity provider: Epic tours Medellin
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From US$ 88.10 per person

Explore and climb the impressive monolith Rock of El Peñol for a view from the sky. Take a relaxing boat ride through the dam, enjoy a traditional Colombian lunch, and discover the city of Guatapé, known for its colorful streets adorned with tile facades.

About this activity

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Duration 8 hours
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Live tour guide
English, Spanish
Pickup included
Pickup from hotels located in the central area of Medellín; please provide your hotel name and address. In case your hotel is out of the pickup zone, the closest meeting point will be provided.
Wheelchair accessible
Private group


  • Climb the El Peñol Rock and marvel at incredible views of Guatapé
  • Admire the beauty of the city of Guatapé and its unique colorful tile streets
  • Enjoy a boat tour of the reservoir and savor an included lunch
  • Get the personal touch on a private tour with a bilingual guide
  • Benefit from convenient hotel pickup and drop-off in Medellín
Full description
After being picked up in Medellin, drive for 1.5 hours to the eastern Antioquia municipality of Guatapé. Once there, take a 1-hour boat tour through the reservoir. Soak up panoramic views of Casa Museo, La Cruz, Marial Rock, El Peñol Rock, and the ruins of Pablo Escobar's vacation home. Then, climb the 740 steps to reach the top of the Rock of Guatapé or Piedra del Peñol, a 220-meter (722-foot) high monolith surrounded by abundant water and vegetation. At the summit, delight in magnificent 360-degree views of the spectacular landscape and Guatapé Dam, built in the lands of the old municipality of Peñol in the 1970s. Next, visit Guatapé, a growing and colorful city made unique by the decorative tiles adorning the lower facades of the houses. Replenish your energy with a lunch of rice, beans, fries, salad, and a choice of pork, chicken or beef, with a refreshing drink included. Return to Medellín after and be dropped off at your hotel.
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off from central Medellín hotels
  • Professional bilingual guide (Spanish and English-speaking)
  • Boat ride
  • Entrance tickets to the Peñol Rock
  • Lunch
  • Traditional snack
  • Insurance
  • Gratuities
Covid-19 precautions

You must book this activity online because the ticket office is closed

Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You must bring your own headphones
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask
  • You must fill out a travel information form
  • You will receive a mandatory temperature check

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Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Camera
  • Sunscreen
  • Comfortable clothes

Know before you go

  • Pickup is available from hotels located in the central area of Medellín. In case your hotel is outside the pickup zone, the closest meeting point will be provided
  • For wheelchair users, please contact the local partner ahead of time to prepare the appropriate transport
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.8 /5

based on 31 reviews

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It was a perfect day! Manuel was very timely from start to finish. Manuel speaks great English and was very friendly and knowledgeable. The arrival to Piedra Penol was amazing, the climb exhilarating, the lunch was yummy! Get the fish soup! The walking of the town was super cute learn about the history and the resilience of the Guatape people. For a solo traveler was a great value and wonderful time! Highly recommend

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February 27, 2022

I booked this tour for a friend who had free time in Medellin and no idea on how to explore the area and this trip was perfect! Manuel was kind enough to reach out the night before to introduce himself and exchange contact information and was clear about pick up. He was on time and was such a pleasure to spend the day with. Manuel was funny and educated my friend about the area and enjoyed adventures for the day. I highly recommend this tour and guide.

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September 8, 2021

Ideal departure at 8 in the morning, it allowed us to be at the Rock at a convenient time with still few tourists. Exceptional was the guide named Diego who spoke English very well and also a few words of Italian. Diego was exceptional always kind and smiling. The transfer by private car was quick and comfortable. Excellent idea of first seeing the Penol di Guatape then the town Guatape and after the boat ride. Beautiful experience.

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July 4, 2021

Product ID: 317567