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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$ 34.46 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.

About this activity

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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

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.

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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Participants

Date

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 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

  • Full names and passport numbers are mandatory for all guests in order to issue travel insurance.
  • If you have any medical prescriptions, do not forget your medicine.
  • 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.
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.9 /5

based on 1509 reviews

Review summary

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

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This was a phenomenal experience. The viaja medellin team answered all our questions in a timely manner and made the booking very easy. Marlon was a great tour guide and brought an awesome energy to the experience. We had a flight to catch soon after the excursion ended and the team was flexible enough to help us store our luggage during the day and even dropped us off at the airport on the way back to Medellin. This was a highlight of my trip to Colombia.

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June 26, 2022

This experience was worth every penny. The tour company we used VIAJA MEDELLIN was excepcional. Our guide Mateo made this trip so much fun and enjoyable. It was my husband’s birthday and he even got him a small cake and had everyone sing happy birthday for him. We did everything on time and all the questions we had before the tour were answered very quick. I 100% recommend this tour . I was so happy that I got a second guided tour to learn about Medellin. Will definitely be using them again when I come back .

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June 21, 2022

This trip was fantastic!! Right from the clear, informative and friendly message the day before the trip, to the safety briefing on the bus, everything screamed professionalism! The tour guide was really fun and funny, always making everyone feel welcome and included. She made 100% sure everyone knew all details before she moved on, and made sure everyone enjoyed their time while staying safe. Also, Guatape is just phenomenally beautiful! Thank you very much Viaja Medellin for a really enjoyable day!

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June 21, 2022

Product ID: 162638