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Guatape Tour, Piedra del Peñol Including a Boat Tour

Medellín, Colombia

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  • 10 to 11 hours (approx.)
  • Pickup from select hotels
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English
  • Good for avoiding crowds


See another side of Colombia on this trip to Guatape. Just outside Medellin, this town is known for its colorful buildings and charming cobblestone streets. Climb the 740 steps of the Piedra del Peñol for stunning views of the surrounding lakes and hills. This tour includes a boat ride offering a panoramic view of Pablo Escobar’s Hacienda La Manuela, a picturesque church in Marinilla, and the town of Zócalos.
  • Discover Guatape, climb the Piedra del Peñol, and take a boat tour
  • Breakfast and lunch included
  • Convenient transport from Medellin
  • Travel insurance and services of professional bilingual guide if desired

What's Included

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Professional tour guide
  • Boat tour of the Guatapé dam with crossover music
  • Travel insurance
  • Visit to the Roca del Peñol Church
  • Visit to the Peñol stone and Guatape
  • Ruins of the Hacienda La Manuela by Pablo Escobar (Panoramic from the boat)
  • the entrance to climb the peñol stone is not included, approximately 6USD (20,000 Colombian pesos)

Departure & Return

This operator has two meet-up options available. You can either meet at the departure point below or select a location for pick-up.

Departure Point

  • Parroquia San José del Poblado
    Cra. 43A #9-30, Medellín, El Poblado, Medellín, Antioquia, Colombia

    Pick up only at some hotels in the Poblado area with this option selected. Hotel pick up start time: 06:30 am, maximum waiting time 5 minutes. Meeting point: El Poblado Park at the church. Start time 06.50 am maximum waiting time 10 minutes, from this time the tour will start.

Pickup Details

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Return Details

This activity will end right where it started.

Please Note

- Please select your hotel in the town area as long as you have chosen the option with hotel pick-up, otherwise you must arrive at the Parque del Poblado meeting point. -Pick up only at some hotels in the Poblado area with this option selected. Start time: 06:30 a.m., start of pick up at hotels. Maximum waiting time 5 minutes. - Meeting point: El Poblado Park, in the church. Start time 06.50 am minutes . - Maximum waiting time 10 minuts, from this hour the tour will start -On holidays and high season, the meeting time will be brought forward 15-20 minutes to the stipulated time, this will be notified to the client. - The last people to arrive at the meeting point will not have the possibility to choose the position, it is possible that their seats are not consecutive with their companions. - When the tour leaves the meeting point, it is not allowed to join it in another place, nor reach it on the route, for logistics and time reasons

What To Expect

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Identification document
  • Comfortable clothes and footwear
  • Sunscreen
  • Operates in all weather conditions
  • Daily departures
  • May be operated by a multi-lingual guide
  • Travelers must provide their identity document necessary for travel insurance, otherwise we are not responsible for eventualities.
  • For children from 0 to 3 years old, food and beverages are not included.
  • Bring a coat, it may be a bit chilly during the tour or on the bus.
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • It is recommended to bring cash (the climb to the Peñol rock only accepts cash and Colombian pesos, 20,000 pesos per person).
  • Be very punctual, seats on the bus are selected on a first-come, first-served basis.
  • Most travelers can participate
  • The order of the itinerary and restaurants may change at the guide's discretion.
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 40 travelers

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.
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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Traveler Tips

I highly recommend this tour — it’s great for families, couples, and solo travelers!
If you can afford a private tour or have the time for a more extensive tour, I'd highly suggest that but this was the perfect tour to spend a day getting out of Medellin!
1,133 reviews
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Excellent tour!
Arun_C, Aug 2022
Was really well organized and well paced - lots of activities, but more than enough time to enjoy each location and not feel rushed. Marlin was a knowledgeable and helpful guide - he had great energy all day
Excellent Tour but expensive!
Norman_W, Aug 2022
Excellent tour a little to expensive to be honest; the amount that the tour wins is kinda lower; the questions is how much profit for Viator (Trip advisor)
Lowell_A, Aug 2022
This was my second time going to Guatape and it was way better than the first time! Manuel and Sergio were very knowledgeable and had an amazing sense of humor. The driver was incredible at getting us to our stops efficiently and safely. I can’t thank everyone enough for a wonderful day!
Awesome tour
Olga_M, Aug 2022
It was an amazing experience and our tour guide Mateo was the best. They are very professional and very informative of the history.
Best service
Karthik_M, Aug 2022
Very affordable service with English speaking amazing guide. Food is good and they took care of everything.
Amazing Tour
Precious_T, Aug 2022
This was an amazing tour. Guide Mateo was fantastic. Tour began on time in a comfortable A/c bus that also had wifi. Guide was very informative. Breakfast was at a local restaurant (typical Colombian breakfast) thé food was different but I welcomed it. Lunch was great, boat ride and stops were all great. It was a very well day spent. Definitely a tour I would do again! I took this tour with my three year old and it was definitely great for him.
A great tour - definitely would recommend.
Emma_G, Aug 2022
A fantastic tour! Mateo was a brilliant guide and we had a lovely day. He is full of energy and excitement and he made us feel comfortable. The tour is a great combination of activities and worth doing.
Great tour!!
Megan_L, Jul 2022
Great tour. Gina was a brilliant guide. The day was well paced and organised. We got plenty of time at each place.
Response from Host, Aug 2022
Megan, thank you for choosing us and allowing us to continue growing. We work to meet your expectations and, if possible, exceed them. Best regards team Viaja Medellin
Beautiful memories
Emily_S, Jul 2022
I loved meeting new people, seeing beautiful sights, and learning new things. The tour is an extremely valuable offer!
Response from Host, Aug 2022
Emily, we greatly appreciate your good comment, for us it is the motivation to continue working with the same dedication to always provide the best service in tourism. Viaja Medellín
Our tour guide Matteo and...
Yin_J, Jul 2022
Our tour guide Matteo and Cristian speak great English and have excellent energy! They are very inviting and the whole trip was well organized. The boat tour was a nice idea. Would recommend!
Response from Host, Aug 2022
Yin, thank you for taking the time to share your experiences with us. I am very happy to know that our staff made this tour enjoyable. Greetings from Viaja Medellin.
Laulau_G, Jul 2022
Bring an umbrella just in case. But I LOVE IT. Book with them there’s a token at the end . Transportation is included but not for Urban studio Airbnb.
Response from Host, Aug 2022
Laura, I appreciate your comments about our company. It makes us proud to meet the needs of our customers in the best way we can. If you are going to return to our City, do not hesitate to call us.
Full day of activities
Katharine_T, Jul 2022
They did a great job packing so many activities into one day but we never felt rushed or like we had too much going on. Remember to pack layers and check the weather it went from grey, to pouring, to beautiful all in one day.
Response from Host, Aug 2022
Katharina, we greatly appreciate your good comment, for us it is the motivation to continue working with the same dedication to always provide the best service in tourism, A hug, Viaja Medellin
Ajay_G, Jul 2022
Excellent Tour, our Guide Ginna was very friendly and nice. Will highly recommend this tour if you are in Medellin.
Response from Host, Aug 2022
Thank you for your comment and for choosing our company. I am happy that you enjoyed your stay. We hope to see you soon and exceed your expectations.
April_L, Jul 2022
Mateo and Cristian first of all are amazing tour guides. They explained everything step by step and answered any and every question I had. Every stop we made was beautiful and a sight to see. This is a tour I could do time and time again. You see so much beauty of the country in one day. Guatape holds so much history and we loved it all.
Response from Host, Aug 2022
April, people like you, make every day our work worthwhile, we are excited to read your valuable contribution, it is really very important for us, we are glad to know that our guides Mateo and Cristian worked to make it so, greetings. Travel Medellin
Fun & Affordable
Kevla_C, Jul 2022
This tour was affordable and absolute wonderful! Gina was very informative and nice. I will recommend this tour 10 times over. Just book it! It is safe, worth the price and fuuuun!
Response from Host, Jul 2022
Kevla, thank you very much for recommending our local operating agency Viaja Medellin, we always strive to provide the best service, the satisfaction of our customers will always be the best reward. A hug from our work team.
Kelsey_M, Jul 2022
I want to start by saying that the whole team were amazing. My boyfriend and I had a wonderful day and we can't thank you enough. We started at our meeting point and had a lovely journey to our first stop to see a beautiful statue along with having a lovely breakfast. Ginna then decided that it was best to go to Guatape and climb the rock before it got too busy, this was the best decision. My boyfriend and I had a nice walk up and had the opportunity to take beautiful pictures. We then were taken to Plazoleta de Los Zócalos to see the most 'colourful street' in Colombia. We managed to pick up some yummy sweets from the lady with blonde hair (recommended by Ginna). We were then invited to lunch near the river where we had meat, rice, beans, salad and our favourite plantains. We then had a bit of free time before our exciting boat tour. This was a great chance to see the surrounding areas of where Pablo Escobar lived and had very cultural information from Ginna (she knows a lot). Our whole experience was more than we expected and I couldn't recommend this trip enough. Thank you to you all.
Response from Host, Jul 2022
Kelsey, we always do our work with love and dedication, to achieve the satisfaction of our customers, and really the ones we have to thank are us, for taking the time to leave us this special message, for having trusted us, we are always waiting for you to come back. A hug. viaja Medellin
Amazing Guatape Tour
Rachelle_V, Jul 2022
This tour was AMAZING! From the communication updates leading to the actual tour, until the very end, the trip was well organized and lots of fun. Our tour guide Ginna was Excellent! She was energetic, friendly, and very welcoming. On this tour, you truly get your bang for your buck. The breakfast & lunch included was delicious, the multiple stops to explore Guatape, the opportunity to climb the rock with 708 stairs, and the wonderful relaxing boat tour makes this a tour you won’t want to miss! I highly recommend this tour! Trust me you won’t regret it!
Response from Host, Jul 2022
Rachell, thank you for taking the time to leave us your valuable recommendation, how nice to know that you enjoyed our tour, and that the guide Ginna, worked to make it so, we send you a big hug. Travel Medellin
Great value for money!
Tamer_T, Jul 2022
Matteo and Cristian were AWESOME tour guides! Great value for money. Full schedule. We had a wonderful time!
Response from Host, Jul 2022
Tamer, we are glad to know, that it was a good time for you, for us the most important thing is that you enjoyed our tour, we hope you come back, best regards. Travel Medellin
Fun and packed trip to Guatape
Marie_A, Jul 2022
It's a very long day with many things to see throughout the trip. Our group got pretty tired towards the end, but our guide Marlon was funny and energetic the whole time so that helped a lot. It's a great option if you want a really organized experience to visit Guatape. The town of Guatape was our favorite part. Some tips to make the trip a success: 1. Get to the bus early and sit towards the front. We ended up in the back and were last in line for things like breakfast and ended up getting the last of the food. But it was great to have some warm food! 2. Climb the rock! Our group took it slow and still had plenty of time to enjoy the view and return to the bus. 3. Go to the lunch spot before the designated time. It took a while to get our food and we really wanted to keep exploring the town. Otherwise enjoy the trip!
Response from Host, Jul 2022
Marie, thank you for taking the time to leave us your comments and recommendations, for us it is very important to know that you liked our tour, for us the most important thing is your satisfaction, greetings Viaja Medellin.
A great day trip!
Anne_L, Jul 2022
This was an awesome day spent immersed in the culture and history of Guatape and El Peñol. The bus was very comfortable- top of the line in comfort. The tour was punctual. The breakfast spot was delicious. The tour guide was knowledgeable and fluent in English. The boat tour was great with music and snacks for purchase. The time spent at the Peñol was more than adequate for people climbing and those who decided to enjoy the views and share a drink. The town of Guatape was adorable! I could’ve spent a whole day there! Lunch there was good as well. We were all tired and happy with our experience. A full day tour which was worth the time and money.
Response from Host, Jul 2022
Anne, thank you for your special words, and for taking the time to leave us your comments, we are very happy to know that you enjoyed our tour to Guatape, we hope to see you again, best regards. Travel Medellin


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