Day trip

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

Activity provider: Viaja Medellin

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

Activity provider: Viaja Medellin

From US$ 34.77 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 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.


5.5 hours
  • Medellín

  • 80 minutes
  • Breakfast

  • 45 minutes
  • El Peñol

  • 20 minutes
  • The Rock of Guatape (free time)

  • 20 minutes
  • Lunch

  • Guatapé (guided tour)

  • Guatapé

  • 20 minutes
  • Réplica del Peñol (visit)

  • Peñol-Guatapé Dam (boat cruise)

  • 2 hours
  • 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
  • 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 2068 reviews

Review summary

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Great trip despise the rain at the start of the day. By the time we got to Guatape & El Peñol Rock, it was sunny and hot. Our guide Mateo is so friendly, knowledgeable, helpful and always with a smile. The boat trip was also nice. I would strongly recommend this trip to anyone who happens to be in Medellín. It's a nice way to get out of the city.

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November 24, 2022

The most flexible and correct company in Medellín with a quick and fluent communication, they did everything to have an amazing day. The timing was exact and precise, the drive was safe and comfortable. Besides the beautiful sights the guide made the day even better. Mateo was extremely helpful and kind, with a huge knowledge about the area and a perfectly fluent english. The best guide we have ever met. Also the food (breakfast and lunch) was delicious and filling. We had enough time everywhere, not just a quick stop but we had enough free time to discover the place by ourselves. So it is also a five star for the time management. We could even take our luggage with ourselves because we had a night bus after the tour. To sum it up, absolutely recommended, do not hesitate to book this tour with this company!

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November 23, 2022

Super! I highly recommend this adventure! Excellent price! Mateo was awesome! Hands down the best service and the best price I have ever received. They contacted me the day I booked to inform me that we were meeting 10 minutes earlier due to damage on the road. Safety was their top priority. I thought it was sketchy to meet at the park, but we met inside of the church which was open very early and I felt safe the entire time I was with the group. Mateo went above and beyond to make sure that we were taken care of and that we all had a great time. Don’t hesitate to book this trip because it sells out quite often.

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November 23, 2022

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