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

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

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.

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

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

Enjoy the lakeside in Guatape and spend the night glamping on this excursion from Medellin, which just opened. Meet up 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 (optional). Visit Guatape, where your tour guide will explain the history behind this vibrantly colorful town. Have a lunch stop in town before embarking on your own personal speedboat for a brief tour of the lake. Enjoy a 4x4 ride instead if the weather doesn't allow for the boat ride. Set up camp at your fabulous glamping location on the lake and take some free time to do whatever you want. Go on a boat tour to interesting local spots, try some wakeboarding, tubing, or kayaking, or just relax on the beach and go swimming. Go hiking atop Paradise Mountain for breathtaking views of the sunset before enjoying a delicious traditional dinner. Wake up early the next day for the morning hike and enjoy the clean mountain air, or sleep in and have breakfast in bed. Get a speedboat ride back to Guatape at the end of your tour, where you'll be transferred back to Park Poblado in Medellin.

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What people are saying about Peñol-Guatapé Dam

Overall rating

4.9 / 5

based on 994 reviews

This was an amazing tour. Incredible value for the money. The whole day was great, would highly recommend this tour to anyone. Special shoutout to Ginna, our fearless guide, who made the experience truly one to remember.

The tour was excellent!!! Me and my friend loved all the stops, the places are beautiful and our guide Marlon was very attentive and explained very well about the whole history of the place!

This is a full and beautiful tour! The towns are beautiful, the guides are professionals and speak English and keep you engaged the entire time. I definitely recommend!

Amazing tour with Ginna that was terrific in giving us great historical context of the area.

Great guide. Gonna. Sufficient time at each stop. Good decision to do the rock first.