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$ 34.70 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 2431 reviews

Review summary

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  • Service
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What an amazing jam packed day this was! Definitely a must if you’re in Medellin! The breakfast and dinner spot was beautiful! Food wasn’t great but definitely worth it for the view! The bus is comfy but not much leg room. Hiking up the rock is such an cool experience and the views at the top are unreal! Walking through Guatape is also a must as the streets are so colourful and beautiful and I like that we got lots of free time to do what we wanted. This tour is also a great way to meet other fellow travelers! Such a worry-free, fun day trip and the meeting spot and transportation was super convenient! Highly recommend!

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March 28, 2023

Great trip to el peñol and Guatape. thankfully all on the trip were on time so we have a good 90 minutes at el peñpol and then plenty of time to enjoy Guatape at our own leisure, followed by a boat ride. The guide Marlon was excellent and our coach driver provided a good service also. For the price I think it is good value for money.

March 25, 2023

I am very positively surprised at how well-organized the tour was. A big praise to Gina, our tour guide, who was very professional and took care of everyone carefully. She had excellent time management skills, which made everyone always punctual and allowed us to be ahead of the crowds at most places. Also what i liked was that we had enough spare time to discover the places on our own. Breakfast and lunch were exceptional. The bus itself very comfy and clean. The tour is an absolute recommendation.

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March 25, 2023

Product ID: 162638