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

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

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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.

About this activity

Free cancellation
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Covid-19 precautions
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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

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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 that time passes, the tour begins.

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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 993 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.9/5
  • Transportation
    4.7/5
  • Value for money
    4.8/5
  • Safety
    4.9/5

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Excellent experience!! Extremely organized tour and very complete. Marlon was a great and energetic your guide, always super attentive and funny. Plan for a whole day to complete the tour. Guatape and la Pierda del Penol are SPECTACULAR! They take you at a good time early in the day so you avoid the rush of tourists. Highlight of our trip, highly recommend!

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November 30, 2021

Prepare yourselves for a very long day but totally worth every second! Communication with the staff was easy and enjoyable. Transportation was amazing as we had door to door service. Our tour guide Marlon was very informative and entertaining; simply the best I’ve experienced so far. If you are on the fence about climbing, CLIMB!! The view is unmatched and you will feel super accomplished at the end of it all. Overall great experience, highly recommend for anyone considering it. Thanks again for everything Marlon!!

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November 29, 2021

Well informed guide that explains everything in both English and Spanish. Super friendly i.e. muy amable :). Not only do you get Guatapé and El Peñol Rock but you get a bonus stop in "New Peñol" where the guide breaks down the history which was fascinating. The boat trip was great and overall I'd say you get way more for what you pay for. This is a MUST BOOKING. You won't regret it...oh but do get your leg exercises in before hand...in the words of the great philosopher, Fat Joe, you're going to climb hundreds of step at El Peñol and go ALL THE WAY UP!

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November 29, 2021

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