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

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

From $36 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

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
  • 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
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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Participants

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 15 minutes. After that time passes, the tour begins.

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Important information

What to bring

  • Cash

Not allowed

  • Pets

Know before you go

  • Full names and passport numbers are mandatory for all guests in order to issue travel insurance
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Comfortable clothes and footwear are recommended
  • Please bring sun protection (sunscreen, hat)
  • If you have any medical prescriptions, do not forget your medicine
  • Do not forget your camera and batteries
  • 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 881 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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truly amazing and extremely worth the price. Marlon is the best. I am convinced he was a comedian in another life. stairs r truly not tha hard to climb. the town of quatape is gorgeous. scenery to place is also amazing. food was excellent. don't over pay for the experience book this. you won't regret it.

August 25, 2021

Ginna was the nicest tour guide ever! Always making sure everyone was ok and cheering us up! She even played bus games with us where she gave the winner a handmade groot she made herself and by the end, she gave all the participants a small bracelet. Totally recommend this trip if you are visiting Medellin.

August 25, 2021

Everything was amazing. They were very punctual and I felt very safe throughout my experience. The food included was good and we were on schedule throughout the trip. The tour guide was amazing (Marlon). He was very attentive to us the whole time and very clear with his instructions. It was my friends birthday and they made a little gift basket which they didn’t have to do ! It was the sweetest thing. I would highly recommended booking with them. We paid extra for hotel pickup it was worth it !

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August 16, 2021

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