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From Medellín: Guatape & El Peñol Rock Trip with Boat Tour

From Medellín: Guatape & El Peñol Rock Trip with Boat Tour

Activity provider: Travel Medellin
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From US$ 34.52 per person

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 11 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
7 hours
  • Medellín

  • 1.5 hours
  • Breakfast

  • 15 minutes
  • El Peñol

  • 15 minutes
  • Réplica del Peñol (visit)

  • Peñol-Guatapé Dam (boat cruise)

  • 15 minutes
  • El Peñol Rock (free time)

  • Lunch

  • 10 minutes
  • Guatapé (guided tour)

  • 1.5 hours
  • 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
Spend a day visiting the municipality of Guatapé, the city of many names: known variously as the interior sea of Antioquia, the Acapulco of Colombia, the interior Cartagena, Paraíso Paisa (paradise country), Remanso de Paz (haven of peace) and the heart of Antioquia's East, the city was actually named in honor of Cacique Guatapé, an inhabitant of this territory in the pre-Hispanic period. Spend a day visiting this growing and colorful city, made unique by the decorative tiles adorning the lower facade of the houses. For the third part of the day, enjoy a 1-hour boat tour through the reservoir with crossover music. See panoramic views of Casa Museo, La Cruz, Piedras del Marial, Piedra del Peñol and the ruins of the Pablo Escobar's vacation home. Throughout the whole day, you'll be accompanied by a knowledgeable guide. Please note that the order of the itinerary may vary.
Includes
  • Roundtrip transportation from Medellín
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off (if option chosen)
  • Local taxes
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • 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
Covid-19 precautions
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask
  • Masks are required while indoors
  • All participants who are over 12 years old must present proof of full vaccination

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Date

Meeting point

Meet your guide at Poblado Park, by the door of the San José church. 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

  • Full names and passport numbers are mandatory for all guests in order to issue travel insurance.
  • Please do not forget to bring your COVID vaccination certificate.
  • If you have any medical prescriptions, do not forget your medicine.
  • This tour operates in all weather conditions
  • This is a shared tour.
  • This tour requires a minimum of six participants to operate.
  • The order of the itinerary can be modified, according to the criteria of the tour guide.
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.9 /5

based on 1403 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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Very good trip and highly recommend as a day trip to Guatape. Good value for money considering it takes all the hassle out of organising the trip yourself. Very enthusiastic tour guide (Marlon) and he made the trip educational and engaging. You get about an hour and a half by El Penol rock and the same time in the town of Guatape. We weren't sure if this was going to be enough time but we did not feel rushed. The boat trip, while not something I'd normally pay for, was pleasant and a good way to end!

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May 18, 2022

Sergio and Mateo helped me with every possible situation as I was traveling alone with arthritis in addition to being a vegetarian. Entire trip was worth it. I really enjoyed. I had nothing to worry about from the time I boarded the bus till we came back to El Poblado. We were given enough time to climb up the rock. Boat ride was simply relaxing. Since rock climbing was first having boat ride at the end felt perfect. We used GetYourGuide for our Canada trip but the service I experienced at Medellin was outstanding. Mateo provided amazing information about each spot we stopped at. Prices are very reasonable. Website booking was easy and Serjio responded immediately which helped me let him know my needs which Mateo made sure were met during the trip. Thanks Sergio and Mateo.

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May 7, 2022

An absolutely phenomenal day! Comfortable transportation, great adventures, fantastic guide, good food, and amazing views! The day was full of well planned activities and our guide Mateo Morales was kind and knowledgeable and answered any and all questions - my curious mom had many! Our tour included el Peñol rock, Guatapé, and a boat ride. We took hundreds of photos as each location was more picturesque than the last one.

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May 4, 2022

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