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From Medellin: Guatape El Peñol with Boat, Breakfast & Lunch

1. From Medellin: Guatape El Peñol with Boat, Breakfast & Lunch

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.

Medellín: Private Guatapé with Peñol Tickets and Boat Ride

2. Medellín: Private Guatapé with Peñol Tickets and Boat Ride

Sail across the reservoir of Guatapé to see sights like the ruins of Pablo Escobar's vacation home on this day trip from Medellín. Hike the Rock of Guatapé for stunning panoramic views. Explore the city of Guatapé and savor delicious local lunch.  Be picked up in Medellin and board an airconditioned van for the drive to the Guatapé region. Board a comfortable boat for a cruise through the reservoir. Pass by Casa Museo, La Cruz, Marial Rock, El Peñol Rock, and Pablo Escobar's old home. Go up the 740 steps to reach the top of the Rock of Guatapé (Piedra del Peñol), a 220-meter (722-foot) high monolith. Delight in magnificent views of the spectacular landscape and Guatapé Dam which was built in the lands of the old town of Peñol in the 1970s. Visit Guatapé, a growing and colorful city made unique by the decorative tiles adorning the lower facades of the houses. Replenish your energy with a lunch of rice, beans, fries, salad, and a choice of pork, chicken or beef, with a refreshing drink. Return to Medellín by van after lunch and be dropped off at your hotel.

Medellín: Private Pablo Escobar Tour with Cable Car Ride

3. Medellín: Private Pablo Escobar Tour with Cable Car Ride

Learn all about Pablo Escobar's life on a 4-hour guided, private tour in Medellín including three main stops: Inflexion Memorial Park, La Catedral jail, and a cable car ride to enjoy a panoramic view of the West side of the city for unforgettable photo opportunities. Hear interesting anecdotes as a knowledgeable guide presents Pablo Escobar's history on a sightseeing tour of the most famous locations linked to the drug lord, and how he affected Medellín and Colombia as a whole. Start your tour by visiting the Inflexion Memorial Park, built in 2019 on top of the lot of the old Monaco Building, a former property of the drug lord, to commemorate the 46,612 victims who were killed during his rule.  Take a moment to walk through the moving space while your guide tells you facts of that time. Next, make your way to La Catedral, a personal prison Pablo Escobar built for himself — and where he spent five years — on top of a hill overlooking the city. It is said that he could choose who guarded him, and that the prison was built more to keep his enemies out than to keep him in. Drive on to visit the cemetery where Pablo Escobar is buried, as well as the neighborhood in which he spent his teenage years, and the house where he died. End your tour with a spectacular panoramic view of the West side of the city on a cable car ride before being dropped back off at your hotel.

Guatapé & Peñol Rock Day Tour

4. Guatapé & Peñol Rock Day Tour

This charming town transports you to a world of vibrant colors and dreamy landscapes. Its iconic Piedra del Peñol, an imposing monolith that challenges adventurers to climb its steps, offers a panoramic view that will take your breath away. You can immerse yourself in the local culture as you walk through its streets decorated with artistic plinths and marvel at the picturesque architecture. The Guatapé reservoir adds a touch of serenity and fun, since you can enjoy water activities and relax next to its calm shores. You will not only find natural beauty, but also the warmth and hospitality of its people. Guatapé is a destination that will captivate you with its charm, becoming an unforgettable experience that you will not want to miss.

Medellín: botero square, historic center with a street snack

5. Medellín: botero square, historic center with a street snack

Explore the historic city of Medellin on this guided walking tour. Marvel at the views of the Andes mountains and stunning landscape as you wander around the city. Visit the historic districts and let this fascinating city come to life through stories, explanations, and urban legends that your guide tells you. Meet your guide at the Parque Berrío to begin your walking tour. Discover Medellin's most traditional parks, squares, and streets while learning about the city's history, culture, and people.  Embark on a captivating journey through Medellín, where culture, history, and architectural marvels intertwine. Explore an urban oasis adorned with awe-inspiring statues, a testament to the city's spirit and resilience.  Immerse yourself in an enchanting world of ancient pictographic scrolls and vibrant murals that depict captivating stories.  Discover architectural gems and colorful street art. Stroll through charming passages revealing tales of history and elegance, indulging in hidden treasures and exclusive clubs.  Escape to tranquil parks and witness the harmonious embrace of faith and beauty in a majestic basilica.  Delight in lively plazas, busy markets, performances, and the joyful spirit of Medellín. Dive into a world of creativity and style in bustling commercial centers.  Visit a historic railway and witness an administrative center reflecting a brighter future. Experience illuminated parks, captivating passages, and larger-than-life sculptures.  End your day on a high with photos and cherished memories that you won't forget. 

Medellin: Guatape, El Peñol Coffee Farm Private Tour & Fruit

6. Medellin: Guatape, El Peñol Coffee Farm Private Tour & Fruit

one hour away from Medellin on our way to Guatape is our first stop. Marinilla is an agricultural town where you will enjoy the most exotic fruits of this region ,after this fruit tasting we continue to our traditional coffee farm in el Peñol where you will learn everything about the most famous drink in Colombia ,here with the company of a local farmer and an amazing landscape you will try 100% colombian organic coffee. after this delicius cup of coffee you will be ready to climb the rock of el Peñol , this is a 200 meters monolite with more than 700 steps and with one of the most beautiful panoramic view . after this activity you will be ready to explore the little colorful streets of Guatape always with the company and asistence of a professional bilingual tour guide .to finish you will enjoy lunch in the town and come back to Medellin .all the transportation is inclueded.

Medellín: City Tour by Electric Bike with Fruit & Coffee

7. Medellín: City Tour by Electric Bike with Fruit & Coffee

Get ready to explore Medellín in a completely unique way. Take a 4-hour (20 km) tour on an electric bike and be immersed in the city. Cruise safely through the city by bike lane, which will be followed for the majority of the tour. Start your tour in El Poblado and take the bike lane to Ciudad del Río, a modern and recently transformed area. Along with your expert guide visit some of the city's most iconic places, also places not often known by tourists. You will have the opportunity to climb a sacred hill (Cerro Nutibara), from here you can the see stunning views of the entire city. Whilst looking over the city, you will learn about the history and transformation of the city whilst enjoying delicious tropical fruits. On your next stop you will get to try some world class coffee. Visit Laureles, a traditional neighborhood, and enjoy a Colombian coffee experience. After a coffee break ride around the renovated City Stadium area and visit The City Hall and the iconic Plaza de las Luces.

Medellín: Private Comuna 13 Street Art Tour

8. Medellín: Private Comuna 13 Street Art Tour

Start your day with convenient hotel pickup. Meet your guide and begin your tour to experience Medellín like a local. First, you'll be introduced to the graffiti and their meanings on the Poblado neighborhood's walls, which you might have walked by and never noticed. From there, you'll be driven to the downtown area of the city to experience a vibrant part of town. There, see the street art that transforms the gray walls into colorful spaces with stories, and start to learn about some of Medellín's evolving history and troubled past. After downtown, head toward a parking lot close to the Comuna 13 district to park the car before your private group takes the famous cable car up the hills. Make sure to take in the fabulous panoramic views of the city on the way up as your guide tells you more about the surrounding area and its history. At Comuna 13, the real fun begins. Your enthusiastic guide will explain all the positive changes made to transform what was once one of the most dangerous communities in South America into a symbol of the new Medellín. Enjoy time to take in all the amazing street graffiti and ride the electric outdoor escalators to the top observation deck, which offers incredible views. Listen to insights about Medellín, interesting stories from the guides, meet the locals, and try a famous local popsicle before returning to your hotel.

Medellin: Arvi Park, Cable Car & Waterfalls Tour with Snack

9. Medellin: Arvi Park, Cable Car & Waterfalls Tour with Snack

If you can have the best of both sides of the city, why not doing it? This is one of the best tours you can take when in Medellin as it brings together nature, city, art and history. In this 6-hour tour you will learn about the commuting system in Medellín which is one of the reasons of being one of the most innovative cities worldwide. First, the guide will pick you up at the hotel and he will take you to the cable car station that takes us to Comuna 2 viewpoint. Thereafter, you’ll head back to Santo Domingo station to take again the cable car but this time heading to the mountains. After a 15 minutes ride, you will get to Arví station, a natural reservoir. Arví park, on top of the eastern hills of the Medellín Valley, is a natural wonder. It is important to mention many tourists go to this place on their own, but they lose most of it, because, due to its largeness, they usually don't know where to walk, where the places are, or how to move through the mountains. But we got you covered. Once here, we’ll walk along its various indigenous paths, creeks, and natural pools, and we will learn its history and importance. Birdwatching is a common activity in this park, as it is home to hundreds of species, both, fauna and flora. After walking for a couple of hours on this paradise and visti the waterfalls, you’ll head back to the station and then back again to your hotel. Give yourself the chance to mix and discover best of both great sides of this warm city.

Medellín: Comuna 13, Cable Cars and Botero Statues Tour

10. Medellín: Comuna 13, Cable Cars and Botero Statues Tour

Start with a pickup at your accommodations in Medellín, where you’ll meet a private guide with a new, comfortable vehicle. The first stop of the day is El Centro in Medellín: visit Botero Plaza to see a series of 23 sculptures by the local artist Fernando Botero, and tour the historic center on foot. Take in Medellín’s gracious plazas, colonial-era churches that were built in the 1600's, and architectural highlights. Jump on board on an aerial cable car that hovers over the neighborhood and see one of a kind panoramic views from the top. Next you get to experience the most magnificent street art that Medellín has to offer at the Comuna 13 barrio on the far west side of town. Check out the colorful graffiti and landmark outdoor escalators. Guests will have fun and be safe, as we know the residents, artists, and neighborhood well. Last guests will be dropped of at their hotel in Medellin.

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4.9 / 5

based on 294 reviews

We loved our 7 day stay in Medellin and we are glad we expanded our view of the city with this day trip outside to Guatape and its beautiful lake. Like the city, the lake and region need to be seen to comprehend! Manuel provides an excellent guide and knows the market so well he gets to each attraction just before crowds form behind you.... His english, knowledge and driving skills are very commendable. Highly recommended.

Manuel was an amazing guide. Very funny and very insightful. He picked us up right in front of the hotel and took us safely to Guatape. His life story is incredible and so inspiring. His knowledge of Colombia and Guatape made the trip that much better. Thank you for such an amazing trip!

We had a great day in Guatapé with enough time to explore the different spots on our own. It‘s a great way to explore the region stress free as everything is taken care of (transportation, food etc.) and you just get to enjoy the trip.

Amazing trip well planned out. Great food and service. The locations all worth seeing. Gina was wonderful.

Amazing day in Guatape, Marlon was a fantastic guid I recommend to anyone