Day trip

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
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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.

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Duration 10.5 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.


5.5 hours
  • Medellín

  • 80 minutes
  • Breakfast

  • 45 minutes
  • El Peñol

  • 20 minutes
  • El Peñol Rock (free time)

  • 20 minutes
  • Lunch

  • Guatapé (guided tour)

  • Guatapé

  • 20 minutes
  • Réplica del Peñol (visit)

  • Peñol-Guatapé Dam (boat cruise)

  • 2 hours
  • Medellín

Pickup included
Main stop
Other stop
  • 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.

  • 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

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Meeting point

Meet your guide at Poblado Park, by the door of the San José Church. Your guide will be wearing a white or green t-shirt with the logo of "Viaja Medellin" and the guide's name on it. 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 1862 reviews

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This full day experience was well worth doing! Love the fact that everything was so punctual and as described. On this trip you will get to see and experience a little bit of everything in the beautiful town of Guatape. We had Marlon as our tour-guide and he was very great explaining, giving recommendations and answering all our questions. Would definitely recommend this tour!

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September 27, 2022

Amazing experience! Fantastic guide (Ginna)! Experienced incredible views and authentic places. Learned so much. The tour was designed perfectly, with an appropriate amount of time at each site. The zocalos were my favorite part! The bus was nice and comfortable (though a bit cramped for people over 6’). Food was fine, particularly for the price. We would go again.

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September 20, 2022

This was an amazing experience! We were a bit hesitant about the food because of other reviews, but we were delighted by everything we had in the trip. It was authentic antioquian food and it was delicious! More so, the tour is really organized, the travel company has amazing communication and customer service, our guide Ginna is lovely and really informative. This is a tour packed with activities, every single one of them worth it. The Rock at Peñol is tough to climb but, don’t be scared by it- just take it slow. The view is worth it. Peñol and Guatape is culturally and historically rich, so bring enough cash cause the souvenirs are unique and gorgeous. We were really happy with the overall experience!

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September 19, 2022

Product ID: 162638