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

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

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.

Medellin: Guatapé Tour, Lunch, Cruise, & Piedra del Peñol

Medellin: Guatapé Tour, Lunch, Cruise, & Piedra del Peñol

Discover Guatapé on a day trip from Medellin. Take in views from the top of Piedra del Penol, discover the Zócalos area on a guided tour, try traditional, locally made Colombian food, and enjoy a boat ride of the Penol-Guatapé hydroelectric reservoir. Enjoy the green landscapes and rolling hills and mountains as you journey from Medellin to Guatapé. Ascend 742 steps, as you make your way up to the top of the Piedra del Penol for sweeping views of the area. Explore the colorful Zócalos of Guatapé on a guided tour of the resort town. Enjoy a typical Colombian dish made by natives of the small pueblo. Tour a large section of the Penol-Guatapé hydroelectric reservoir on a boat cruise and enjoy the beautiful surrounding landscapes.

Medellín: Small Group Guatapé Tour and Luxury Boat Ride

Medellín: Small Group Guatapé Tour and Luxury Boat Ride

At 8:30 am, our journey begins, filled with anticipation and excitement. To kick off the day with the best energy, we'll indulge in a traditional breakfast at 9:45 am. Then, we'll venture through the charming town of El Peñol, making our way to its famous replica by 11 am. This scale replica of the old town square offers a majestic view of the reservoir and showcases the colonial charm of its architecture. But wait, there's more excitement ahead: the Penol Rock! Picture yourself climbing the 740 steps that lead to the summit of this colossal batholith. Upon reaching the top, you'll be rewarded with a breathtaking 360º view of the surrounding landscape. It's an experience like no other, allowing you to marvel at the sheer magnitude of nature as you ascend this towering granite rock. You'll have approximately 1 hour and 20 minutes to conquer the climb. Are you up for the challenge? After a satisfying typical lunch, at 2:30 pm, our adventure continues with an exclusive boat ride along the reservoir. Prepare to witness islands emerging from the water and behold stunning landscapes and properties dotting the area. Our final stop is the picturesque town of Guatapé. Here, your guide will lead you through the highlights, including the malecon, the iconic umbrella street, the zócalos square, the memory and trade street, and its main park and church. Then, you'll have 1 hour and 10 minutes to explore this charming town at your own pace. Embark on this unforgettable tour and discover the magic of Guatapé. It's an experience you'll cherish forever!

Guatapé: Tour with Boat Ride, Private Island, and El Peñól

Guatapé: Tour with Boat Ride, Private Island, and El Peñól

Our day begins at 8:00am where we will depart Medellín and travel for 1 hour and 15 minutes to enjoy a delicious typical Colombian breakfast. Are you ready to climb the grand PIEDRA DEL PEÑOL? This will be our second impressive stop! 740 steps carved up the rock will guide us to the very top of the Peñón of Guatapé, a huge rocky formation that provides epic and memorable views of Guatapé’s reservoir and its surroundings. After enjoying the impressive views from the peak of the rock, we will continue on to the next relaxing stop. After our trip down to the beautiful GUATAPÉ DAM, we will board a LUXURY BOAT, to explore the beautiful waters. During this relaxing segment of the tour we will be able to admire the impressive views, surrounded by green hills and picturesque mountains. We’ll continue this unique experience on our PRIVATE ISLAND which awaits you! Here we will have a delicious and complete lunch, provided with a variety of options of which vegetarian and vegan are available. After lunch you will have FREE TIME to enjoy the POOL, and JACUZZI with JETS as well as other water activities. All this, we provide for you in comfort of our private island! So bring your swimsuit to join us and enjoy a relaxing moment with majestic and unique views! We will then continue our experience, arriving at GUATAPÉ where we will learn all the history of the most colorful and beautiful town in Colombia. Our guides will take you through the most colorful streets, accompanied by engaging stories. After, we will grant you FREE TIME, so that you can explore the majestic streets and capture photos that will make part of your memories of Guatapé-Colombia. After a full day of adventure, color and tradition, we will return to Medellín at 6:55pm with our hearts full of unforgettable memories of our experience in Guatapé. Get ready to live an unforgettable day with Way Colombian Tours!

Medellín: Private Guatapé with Peñol Tickets and Boat Ride

Medellín: Private Guatapé with Peñol Tickets and Boat Ride

Sail across the reservoir of Guatapé to see sights like the ruins of Pablo Escobar's vacation home on this day trip from Medellín. Hike the Rock of Guatapé for stunning panoramic views. Explore the city of Guatapé and savor delicious local lunch.  Be picked up in Medellin and board an airconditioned van for the drive to the Guatapé region. Board a comfortable boat for a cruise through the reservoir. Pass by Casa Museo, La Cruz, Marial Rock, El Peñol Rock, and Pablo Escobar's old home. Go up the 740 steps to reach the top of the Rock of Guatapé (Piedra del Peñol), a 220-meter (722-foot) high monolith. Delight in magnificent views of the spectacular landscape and Guatapé Dam which was built in the lands of the old town of Peñol in the 1970s. 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. Return to Medellín by van after lunch and be dropped off at your hotel.

Medellin: Guatapé Day Trip & Boat to Pablo Escobar's Estate

Medellin: Guatapé Day Trip & Boat to Pablo Escobar's Estate

Take an exciting and fun-filled journey as you explore the breathtaking landscapes of Guatapé with this day trip aboard a themed bus that departs from Medellín. Go through picturesque villages, colorful streets, and majestic natural landscapes while immersing yourself in the history and culture of this charming region. Meet at the activity provider's stand in the lush El Poblado Park in Medellin. Hop aboard a comfortable and colorful bus for a fascinating journey through the past as you visit the iconic La Manuela property. Capture pictures of the brightly painted houses and buildings in Guatapé and don't miss the chance to snap an Insta-worthy photo under the umbrellas. Glide across the azure waters of the Guatapé Reservoir on your way to the abandoned Pablo Escobar's Hacienda La Manuela. Have the opportunity to participate in thrilling adventure sports such as paintball, jet skiing, and ATV tours for additional fee at the estate, or buy a ticket to climb the Peñol de Guatapé rock for breathtaking views of the surrounding area. See more with the option to stay overnight and return the next day at no additional cost, giving you additional time to explore the most iconic spots. Return to the El Poblado Park in Medellin at the end of your tour.

Medellín: Private Guatapé Tour w/ Breakfast, Lunch & Cruise

Medellín: Private Guatapé Tour w/ Breakfast, Lunch & Cruise

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 to the picturesque 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.

Medellin: Guatape, El Peñol Coffee Farm Private Tour & Fruit

Medellin: Guatape, El Peñol Coffee Farm Private Tour & Fruit

one hour away from Medellin on our way to Guatape is our first stop. Marinilla is an agricultural town where you will enjoy the most exotic fruits of this region ,after this fruit tasting we continue to our traditional coffee farm in el Peñol where you will learn everything about the most famous drink in Colombia ,here with the company of a local farmer and an amazing landscape you will try 100% colombian organic coffee. after this delicius cup of coffee you will be ready to climb the rock of el Peñol , this is a 200 meters monolite with more than 700 steps and with one of the most beautiful panoramic view . after this activity you will be ready to explore the little colorful streets of Guatape always with the company and asistence of a professional bilingual tour guide .to finish you will enjoy lunch in the town and come back to Medellin .all the transportation is inclueded.

From Medellin: Private Guatape Car Tour with Coffee Tour

From Medellin: Private Guatape Car Tour with Coffee Tour

Discover Guatape on a private, customizable tour by car from Medellin. Visit a coffee farm, walk up the mighty Rock of Guatape, and walk through vibrantly colorful village streets during your tour. Your guide will explain the culture and the history of the region, so you end your day full of local facts. Meet your guide at your hotel in Medellin and sit back and relax on the roughly 2-hour-long car ride to Guatape. Once there, stretch your legs with a walk through town. See the Main Square with its intricate white and red Cathedral, the colorful Plazotela de Los Zócalos, the Street of Memories, and more. Then, go on a 40-minute coffee tour, where you get a better understanding of the whole process of Colombian coffee, all told by the same farmers in the region. Next, climb up the 700 stairs to the top of the unmissable, 220-meter-high Rock of Guatape that looms over the town. Enjoy panoramic views of the Peńol reservoir from its peak. Best of all, as this is a private tour without any time restrictions, you can stop whenever you want and tailor the tour to suit your needs and preferences.

Medellin: Guided Tour to Guatape & 1-Night Lakeside Glamping

Medellin: Guided Tour to Guatape & 1-Night Lakeside Glamping

Meet at Park Poblado early in the morning and take a bus tour of the valley to the picturesque colonial town of Guatape. Stop at the famous Peñol Rock along the way and climb up 740 steps for the most incredible views. Visit the town of Guatape, where your tour guide will explain the history behind this vibrantly colorful town. Have a traditional lunch in the historic town before embarking on your own personal speedboat for a brief tour of the lake. Set up camp at your fabulous glamping location on the lake and your guide will explain what adventures await. Go hiking a top Paradise Mountain for breathtaking views of the sunset before enjoying a delicious dinner. Then after an amazing night falling asleep to the sounds of nature, wake up fresh and early the next for some of the best coffee in the world. Then, take the kayak out to the waterfall or an optional jet ski in the smooth water of the morning, or just relax at the glamping site. Take a speedboat ride back to Guatape at about noon. Enjoy some free time before your transfer back to El Poblado in Medellín.

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What people are saying about Guatapé

Overall rating

4.9
(3,065 reviews)

The trip was well organized. We had 2 guides - one for english and one for spanish. The english guide prepared us in advance and kept sharing personal anecdotes and jokes. It was never boring and he timed each experience well. The rock clinb was very nice and the boat ride was also very soothing. The lunch was excellent and he gave us time to take photos.

It was an absolutely a MUST DO tour; the scenery, the nature, the boat tour, the town tour of Guatepe, the rock climbing… Last but not the least, the tour guides Isak, Osiris, our driver (forgot his name) they did a perfect job, beginning to the end. Transportation, meals, explanations… are well conducted. I definitely recommend :)

Ossie and Isaac were wonderful. I met great people on the trip and the food we got was great. Ossie had a lot of knowledge and was always ready for aal kinds of questions! The climb up the mountain was somewhat taxing, so be sure to wear good shoes to climb the 700 steps and enjoy the great view! Would definitely recommend.

The food was delicious, the views were amazing, and the tour was great.

The tour guide Alex was the best! Always caring for us