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$ 34.27 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.


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    Pickup location:


  • Bus / coach

    (70 minutes)

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    Breakfast (35 minutes)

  • Bus / coach

    (45 minutes)

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    The Rock of Guatape

    Free time (1.5 hours)

  • Bus / coach

    (15 minutes)

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    Guided tour (15 minutes)

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    Free time (80 minutes)

  • Bus / coach

    (20 minutes)

  • Lunch (45 minutes)

  • Bus / coach

    (5 minutes)

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    Réplica del Peñol

    Free time (30 minutes)

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    Réplica del Peñol

    Boat cruise (40 minutes)

  • Bus / coach

    (1.5 hours)

  • Arrive back at:


Main stop
Other stop

For reference only. Itineraries are subject to change.

  • 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 (25,000 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 2785 reviews

Review summary

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Gautape is fantastic, there’s nothing better than getting to the top and having a beer with amazing panoramic views. And the lake is incredible. The towns are great too, and met some lovely people. Definitely come here, and this was a great tour company to do it with. Highly recommended

June 2, 2023

What a fantastic trip, we had a great day. Breakfast and lunch were delicious. Mateo our guide was superb. Very attentive, great demeanour and friendly. The view from the top of Piedra de Peñol was spectacular. Not an easy climb but worth the effort. Guatape was worth every minute. Such a beautiful colourful town. We would definitely recommend everyone do this day trip.

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June 1, 2023

This was a fantastic trip! Overall very well planned and organized. Saw everything we needed to and spent just the right amount of time at each place. Our guide was great and communicated well with everyone (Marlon). The food was also very tasty, located at a great spot with a beautiful view (managed by the tour company).

May 23, 2023

Product ID: 162638