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Medellin: Guided Tour to Guatape & 1-Night Lakeside Glamping

Medellin: Guided Tour to Guatape & 1-Night Lakeside Glamping

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Get out of Medellin and visit some sights on the way to your lakeside glamping experience. Visit the colonial town of Guatape, Penol Rock, and enjoy a speed boat tour of the lake with meals included.

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Duration 2 days
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Live tour guide
English, Spanish
Small group
Limited to 4 participants


  • Take a guided tour from Medellin to Guatape, stopping at Penol Rock and Guatape
  • Go on speed boat ride from Guatape to your magnificnet lakeside glamping experience
  • Enjoy hiking, swimming, and a variety of other outdoor activities
Full description

Meet at Park Poblado early in the morning and take a bus tour of the valley to the picturesque colonial town of Guatape. Stop at the famous Penol Rock along the way and climb up 740 steps for the most incredible views.

Visit the town of Guatape, where your tour guide will explain the history behind this vibrantly colorful town. Have a traditional lunch in the historic town before embarking on your own personal speedboat for a brief tour of the lake.

Set up camp at your fabulous glamping location on the lake and your guide will explain what adventures await. Go hiking atop Paradise Mountain for breathtaking views of the sunset before enjoying a delicious dinner.

Then after an amazing night falling asleep to the sounds of nature, wake up fresh and early the next for some of the best coffee in the world. Then, take the kayak out to the waterfall, try some wakeboarding in the smooth water of the morning, or just relax at the glamping site.

Take a speedboat ride back to Guatape at about noon. Enjoy some free time before your transfer back to El Poblado in Medellín.

  • Transportation in an air-conditioned tour bus to and from Guatape
  • Guide
  • Guided tour of Guatape
  • Lunch in Guatape
  • Transportation to glamping site in a speedboat
  • Boat stop at a hidden waterfall
  • Traditional dinner at glamping site
  • Breakfast at glamping site
  • Kayaking
  • One bed per person in the main lodging
  • Tickets to climb Penol Rock (can be purchased on location)
  • Extra activities at the glamping site
  • Extra alcohol (available for purchase)
  • Gratuities
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
Traveler requirements
  • You will receive a mandatory temperature check
  • Masks are optional for this activity

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Meeting point

Directly beside the Police station, the large 44-person busses (usually several), with the guides in red uniforms holding clipboards in front of them. Bus leaves on time, so please plan to be there 15 min early.

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Important information

What to bring

  • Sunglasses
  • Swimwear
  • Change of clothes
  • Camera
  • Hiking shoes
  • Sunscreen
  • Insect repellent

Know before you go

  • This tour operates rain or shine
Customer reviews

Overall rating

5 /5

based on 14 reviews

Review summary

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First, the bilingual guided tour to Guatape was excellent with our guide Sandy. The drive to Guatape is charming, the climb up Penol is so worth it, the lunch with the group and the tour is two thumbs up! Second, the lakeside glamping was priceless - above and beyond expectations. You're not just glamping near the water, you're glamping on the water! The hosts were thoughtful and hospitable from the speedboat journey to the tent amenities to the home cooked meals. At every turn the space is beautiful and tranquil. We are SO grateful to Andrea for making this experience one of the best trips we had during our two weeks in Colombia!! Tips: There are actually two separate vendors for each experience in this bundle. Be prepared to spend a repeated afternoon in Guatape with the guided tour group after the overnight glamping experience. Make sure you have some cash on hand for this journey. We returned to Medellin at 6pm the next day. Plan accordingly!

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August 8, 2022

This tour was amazing from start to finish, while on the bus ride over there the tour guide will inform you of various landmarks you pass on the way. Once you get to the first destination which is the rock, you can choose to climb it which I completely recommend, the views from up there are amazing. Then you get to walk around the town of guatape which is beautiful & to finish it all of you then go to your campsite on a speed boat, which was amazing & to me it literally made my trip 100x better. You’ll meet Andrea and her daughter isabel who are the most welcoming & loving people I’ve ever met. They make sure you have a good time while you stay at their finca and make you feel like your at home. Everything was perfect for me at the camping site, it’s the best activity I’ve done in Colombia. I have literally no complains, the only downside is that I did not book it for longer. But I will definitely be back soon!

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July 27, 2022

Everything was great from start to finish, I didn't want to leave! Guatape is the perfect place to escape for some peace, quiet, relaxation, and nature. From the boat ride to/from the glamping site, to the food and drinks, to the coziness of the glamping site itself, to the many activities available (we went hiking, wakeboarding, and tubing) - everything was excellent! But the thing that made this experience special was the hospitality provided by JJ and Andrea! They make you feel like friends instead of guests :) One night was definitely not enough time, and I feel like it's such a great value as it also includes meals, transportation to/from Medellin, access to the Penol Rock, and a Guatape walking tour. Do yourself a favor and book this activity...you won't regret it!

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July 20, 2022

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