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Day Trip To Guatape: Boat Ride and Lunch Included

Medellín, Colombia

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  • 11 hours (approx.)
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English


Escape metropolitan Medellin in favor of Guatapé (Pueblo de Zocalos), home to the magnificent Peñol Rock (La Piedra del Peñol) on a full-day tour from the City of Eternal Spring. As well as ascending the 742 steps leading to the summit of Peñol Rock (La Piedra del Peñol), you’ll explore the colorful streets of Guatapé and the famous Guatapé Zocalos as well as an exclusive boat tour of Guatapé Lake. Typical Antioquian lunch is included in the tour.
  • Comprehensive Guatapé (Pueblo de Zocalos) tour by bus/coach
  • Enjoy a day away from the hustle and bustle of the city
  • Excellent value for money— lunch included
  • Hassle-free round-trip transport from Medellin
  • Climb the Peñol Rock (La Piedra del Peñol) for magnificent views
  • Enjoy a tour of Guatape Lake on our private boat

What's Included

  • Transport by air-conditioned coach with seating for 40
  • Visit to the Rock.
  • Lunch
  • Guided walking tour of Guatapé, visiting the most relevant sites.
  • Visit to the street of the umbrellas.
  • Lake tour on our private, exclusive boats
  • Professional guide Spanish-English
  • Travel Insurance
  • Local taxes
  • Panoramic view of Marinilla And of The Town of El Peñol.
  • Panoramic view of the sculpture the fenix bird.
  • Entrance to climb to the Piedra Peñon is not included $6 USD or (25,000 Pesos Colombianos)os

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What To Expect

Piedra Del Penol

1 hour 30 minutesAdmission Ticket Not Included

Embalse Peñol-Guatapé

45 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Plazoleta de los Zocalos

15 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • We recommend bringing comfortable shoes and clothes that allow you to walk and a light jacket that lowers the temperature in the afternoon.
  • We do not require customer minimums. Departures scheduled every day.
  • Our guide is in a red shirt and dark blue jeans with the name TOURS GUATAPE
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Not recommended for travellers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travellers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • We operate in all weather conditions
  • Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 40 travellers

Cancellation Policy

You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.

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Traveller Tips

El Peñol is an amazing attraction, don't be put off by the stairs because there are cold drinks waiting at the top.
Great tour - really good value for money you see quiet a few things, breakfast and lunch is included and you get plenty of time to take pictures.
El Penol costs 20,000 cop extra to climb to the top.


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Amazing views with colour and enthusiastic tour guide
Sandra_P, Jun 2023
The views around La Piedra, the colourful Guatape village with the cobbled streets. The relaxing and scenic boat trip. Day was planned well. The guide Sergio was energetic from start to finish. He gave full attention and details about the places, events and items. He was very patient even with those not listening and wandering off. Full stars to him. Thank you to Olga and driver Alberto as well.
1 traveler found this review helpful
Fantastic trip
Janet_F, Jun 2023
Absolutely INCREDIBLE! Our guides Sergio and Olga did a wonderful job organizing this trip and keeping track of such a big group. I had an amazing and fantastic experience. I really enjoyed it.
naiara_g, Jun 2023
Great day trip! We went with the guide Maria and she was very helpful! Highly recommend bringing cash for the day trip ( We tried withdrawing money in Guatape and some ATM did not have money)
Very enjoyable day trip to Guatapé and El Peñol
Vera_T, Jun 2023
We had a great time on the trip to Guatapé! The trip was well organized. We met at a convenient location and got on an air conditionned bus. The ride takes about 2 hours. We had a stop for coffee/snack halfway through. Our guide, Sergio, was super kind, fun and entertaining. We had a great time exploring the rock and the surroundings. Then we went to Guatapé where we had a brief tour, followed by a lunch and about a 40 min boat ride. Lastly, we had plenty of free time to explore Guatapé, take pictures etc Overall it was a full day trip and got back to the city around 6:30pm. Really enjoyed it and recommend visiting Guatapé when you are in Medellín.
Everything you’d want to do in Guatape in one tour!
Gregory_Y, Jun 2023
The tour guide, Sandy, was very entertaining and knowledgeable while Olga seamlessly coordinated the tour and Luis drove us all around in a very comfortable bus. The tour includes a ton of great things to do in Guatape as well as a delicious lunch and a fun boat ride. Climbing the rock was a highlight but the whole day was a wonderful experience, and even if you’re traveling solo you’re sure to meet other travelers in the tour group.
Guate Go!
phuong_n, May 2023
Luis, Sandy, Olga were an amazing team. They are very personable, our tour guide Sandy was very informative, he made a tour more enjoyable.
Guatape 🥵
Veronica_W, May 2023
The tour was great and the tour guides— Sergio and Gloria were very friendly. It’s all day, so it is tiring. The 750 steps up the rock was difficult for me, but the views were beautiful. Going up Guatape is an additional 20k Colombian pesos so make sure you take cash. Overall it was a great experience.
The day trip was perfect....
Sravanthi_G, May 2023
The day trip was perfect. Was able to climb Peñol rock, had a great lunch and had time to explore Guatape and the rock on our own. Sandy, Olga and Luis were kind and helpful
Fantastic guides, perfect organisation and very reasonable price
Iris_D, May 2023
Our guides Sandy, Elizabeth and Alberto were fantastic - we had a great day, and they helped us at every step of the way. This tour is very reasonably priced, if you take into consideration everything that it includes. Overall 100% worth it, and I’m sure the best way to see the lovely sights of Guatape in one day from Medellin. So nice to just be able to relax and have everything planned out!
A fun, active day tour which has a little bit of everything for everyone.
Kiera_M, May 2023
Our guide, Sandy, was super informative without being boring. He kept the tour interesting and fun. It was really interesting learning about the history of Guatapé. The tour was very well organized thanks to the co-ordinator, Elizabeth. When we first arrived to Guatapé it was extremely busy so they swiftly switched the tour around so we could go at a better time. It was a lovely whole day experience.
Excellent tour, guidance...
Andres_H, May 2023
Excellent tour, guidance with Sergio and Alejandro was excellent, they have lots of knowledge about the history of Guatape, Penol, Medellín
Great day trip to Guatape
giacomo_m, May 2023
Our tour was organized by Elisabeth, Sandy as English interpreter and Luis as driver. Elizabeth and Sandy designed a well rounded and diverse experience that encompasses history, food and culture as well as fun. We took the English tour with Sandy who made an insightful and engaging tour around Guatape. Last but not least, Luis brought us back safely to Medellin.
Excellent Experience
Kristyna_B, May 2023
Our guide, Sandy, was fantastic! He shared so much information about Medellin and the surrounding towns on our bus ride to Guatape. Sandy also did a great job during the walking tour of Guatape, and we were so impressed that this was included as part of the day. Our organizer Olga, and driver Alberto were also fantastic. We felt safe and taken care of throughout the entire tour. The included lunch was delicious (highly recommend the vegan or vegetarian Bandeja Paisa! Overall, this tour provides great value for money, and we had an awesome experience!
Funny guide
Jamee_S, May 2023
Love this tour. Bus is comfy and your guide is funny! The walk up the mountain is extra tho but the tour was very fun!
Response from Host, May 2023
HI!! Thank you Jamee for taking your time to tell us how you found our tour. We're glad you liked it. Greetings!!
A day trip worth the time and money
Hongbin_T, May 2023
Tour guides Lisa, Sandy and driver Louie are very nice and caring person. I had a guide and was very satisfied with the day tour of Goutape to visit the beautiful lake and big rock.
Response from Host, May 2023
We love reading you, thank you very much for such a beautiful opinion, it makes us very happy.
A fun-filled day in Guatape!
Ricardo_M, May 2023
Our tour was fun. I enjoyed climbing the rock at Guatape; the food was delicious (I highly recommend the bandeja paisa), the boat ride was relaxing, and being able to explore the town was enjoyable. Apart from that, it was also very informative. Maria was an excellent guide, and Alberto transported us safely. This is a tour I would recommend to friends and family.
Response from Host, May 2023
HI!! Ricardo que lindo leer que disfruto de nuestro tour a Guatapé, nos alegra mucho saberlo. Gracia por tu buena opinion. Saludos!!
The tour guides were...
tquanglam, May 2023
The tour guides were great, good understanding, enthusiatic, humorous, to make the trip pleasure and meaningful.
Response from Host, May 2023
Great we love knowing how our team does a great job with our clients. Thank you very much for taking the time to write your experience.
Five starts to the guides and the trip
Alnoor_J, May 2023
Driver Lois sandy and Olga were all wonderful in helping and always smiling. They were exceptional great guides.
Response from Host, May 2023
Alnor we are very excited to see how you value the human part of our guatape tours team. His opinion helps us understand that we are not mistaken in saying that the most valuable thing about a tour is the staff that attends it. Thanks for such a nice review.
Great day!
Esmee_J, May 2023
The trip was well organized. Olga & Sandy were great and enthousiastic tourleaders! And the driver was a pro as well! We really enjoyed our day
Response from Host, May 2023
It's good to hear that you liked our tour and the work of our team of guides and drivers.
Loved Guatape
Armando_S, Apr 2023
The tour guides were really great! Sergio and Mariaa were wonderful. Anyone going on the tour should be aware there are at least three vendor style instances in which you are asked for tips or to purchase an item. Come prepared with some smaller bills for those instances.
Response from Host, Apr 2023
We appreciate the time you have taken to leave us your comment, and we love seeing how clients like you value the work our team does. We loved taking you to Guatapé. Saludos!!


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