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$ 34.75 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.


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
  • 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.

  • 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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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 2198 reviews

Review summary

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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 23, 2023

The tour was amazing! The guide - Mateo - was absolutely wonderful. He had a great knowledge about the places and was very kind and took the best care of all of us. I felt great having Mateo as our guide 😊 The breakfast and lunch had vegan and gluten free option as well 😊 Highly recommended!!

March 23, 2023

Such a fantastic trip and such value for money. Our tour guide was a great guy, very jolly and fun and his English was brilliant. He explained everything to us along the way so we knew what we were doing and where we were going. The walk up the rock was hard work but you can stop whenever you need to. The views at the top are astonishing and worth getting a bit out of breath for! Guatape town is beautiful and worth a visit just for the coffee! Le Penol is a bit strange but again worth a visit for 20 mins. The boat tour was fabulous with a voice over coming on with lots of information as we passed the various places of interest. We did so much in the day and saw lots of places, including stopping for brekkie and for lunch. Kudos to the driver, he patiently navigated us around all the touristy spots, such a lovely man and a lot of driving for a long time. He even did a detour for us on the way back to avoid an accident. Just a brilliant day, 100% recommend.

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March 23, 2023

Product ID: 162638