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From Medellín: Private Guatapé Tour with Boat Ride

4.8 / 5

19 reviews

Activity provider: Viaja Medellin

From Medellín: Private Guatapé Tour with Boat Ride

Activity provider: Viaja Medellin
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From US$ 79.98 per person

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Visit Guatapé and discover its colorful village relocated to make way for the hydroelectric dam. Explore the impressive monolith Rock of el Peñol, take a relaxing boat ride, and enjoy a traditional Colombian lunch.

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Duration 10 hours
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Live tour guide
English, Spanish
Pickup included
Your accommodation in Medellin
Private group


  • Climb the El Peñol rock to see incredible views of Guatapé
  • Enjoy a boat tour of the reservoir with crossover music
  • Admire the colorful city of Guatapé and its unique streets adorned with tile facades
Full description
After being picked up from Medellin, drive for an hour and a half to the eastern Antioquia municipality of Guatapé.  Enjoy a guided tour through the town, where you will pass by the Casa Museo panorama, La Cruz, Piedras del Marial, Piedra del Peñol and the Ruins of the Hacienda La Manuela by Pablo Escobar. Discover a world of color among its streets, adorned with baseboards that tell stories of the town and its people.  Take a 1-hour boat tour through the reservoir. Visit Marinilla where you will see the Church of Mary Help of Christians, and the town of Zócalos. Climb the 740 steps to reach the top of the Rock of Guatapé or Piedra del Peñol, a monolith which reaches 220 meters high.
  • Transport in special vehicle from Medellin
  • Local taxes
  • Breakfast and lunch
  • Professional guide
  • Reservoir boat tour with crossover music
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off in Medellin
  • Travel insurance
  • Bilingual guide (upon request)
  • El Peñol entrance ticket
  • For children from 0 to 3 years old, food and beverages are not included.
  • Gratuities (recommended)
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments
  • Wheelchair users

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Important information

Not allowed

  • Pets

Know before you go

  • Please note that full names and passport numbers are mandatory in order to issue travel insurance
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • This tour may be operated by a multi-lingual guide
  • Please bring: identification document, comfortable clothes and footwear, photographic camera, battery-charged cell, and sunscreen
  • If you have any medical prescriptions, do not forget your medicine
  • This tour operates in all weather conditions
  • Travelers must provide their identity document necessary for travel insurance otherwise, the tour operator is not responsible for eventualities.
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.8 /5

based on 19 reviews

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This tour was awesome, especially because our tour guide, Mateo, was spectacular. It’s an all day experience that is definitely worth it. We were well prepared for the day by the tour company and Mateo was very attentive to our needs and was flexible when it warranted it. 100% recommended!!!

April 11, 2022

Mauricio was a great guide. He picked us up at our apartment in Medellin on time and spoke great English - told us great stories and explained everything the entire day. We had a nice breakfast closer to El Peñol and then we went on a 45 minute boat ride on the Guatapé dam. Next we went to climb the Rock. It has stunning views of the area and it’s totally worth it. We were exhausted and stopped for a nice lunch right after of typical paisa food. Yummy. From lunch we went into the town of Guatapé and it’s famous zócalos. My wife is a photographer and Mauricio took us on a walking tour for several hours. It’s a gorgeous, whimsical place. We stopped for great café at the plazeta and bought nice and very reasonably priced arts and crafts. By the end we were exhausted but very happy. Guatapé must be one of the prettiest towns we’ve ever visited. We highly recommend this tour (Sergio, the owner, runs a very tight ship snd checked in with us before, during and after. Fantastic experience).

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July 10, 2021

This tour was something that I really wanted to do while visiting Medellin. It started with a relaxing boat ride at the lake, next, a visit to the rock at El Peñol where we climbed the 750 steps to a beautiful view, then a delicious lunch where we sit overlooking the beautiful scenery. After that, we went to Guatapé for a quick walk around the beautiful town. The tour itself was good as we visited beautiful places but I was expecting more information from the tour guide as it seemed more like a driver than a tour guide. Also, I would have preferred a longer time to explore in Guatapé as the time spent was short and accelerated.

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January 3, 2020

Product ID: 168894