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Guatape Tour, Piedra del Peñol Including a Boat Tour provided by Viaja Medellin

Guatape Tour, Piedra del Peñol Including a Boat Tour

Guatape Tour, Piedra del Peñol Including a Boat Tour
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Tour snapshot
Visit Guatape’s highlights without the stress of navigating
Duration:
10–12 hours
Taking Covid-19 safety measures
Hotel pickup offered
Group size:
40
Near public transportation
Ticket type:
Mobile
  • Duration:
    10–12 hours
  • Taking Covid-19 safety measures
  • Hotel pickup offered
  • Group size:
    40
  • Near public transportation
  • Ticket type:
    Mobile
About
Explore the town of Guatape just outside Medellin on this full-day tour that includes breakfast, lunch, and convenient round-trip transport. Going with a guide ensures you can relax and sightsee without the stress of planning, as well as learn about each stop on the day’s itinerary. Highlights include a walk through Parque Central, live music on a boat tour, and panoramic views from the Piedra del Peñol.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 10-12 hours
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English, Spanish
Highlights
  • Boat tour and vistas offer panoramic views of the area
  • Breakfast and lunch included
  • Convenient round-trip transport from Medellin
What to expect
Know before you go
  • Duration: 10-12 hours
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
English, Spanish
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Highlights
  • Boat tour and vistas offer panoramic views of the area
  • Breakfast and lunch included
  • Convenient round-trip transport from Medellin
What to expect
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 70874P1
Important information
Inclusions
  • 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)
Exclusions
  • the entrance to climb the peñol stone is not included, approximately 6USD (20,000 Colombian pesos)
  • Entry/Admission - Piedra Del Penol
Duration
10–12 hours
Departure details
  • Traveller pickup is offered.
  • - 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
  • Parque de El Poblado, Medellin, 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.
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • The name of the hotel must be entered.
  • identification document
  • comfortable clothes and footwear
  • sunscreen
  • If you have any medical prescription, do not forget the medicines
  • photographic camera and battery-charged cell
  • Operates in all weather conditions
  • daily departures
  • May be operated by a multi-lingual guide
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Travelers must provide their identity document necessary for travel insurance, otherwise we are not responsible for eventualities.
  • The tour is carried out with a minimum of 6 people
  • Travelers must present a vaccination certificate, from 12 years old
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 40 travellers
Inclusions
  • 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)
Exclusions
  • the entrance to climb the peñol stone is not included, approximately 6USD (20,000 Colombian pesos)
  • Entry/Admission - Piedra Del Penol
Departure details
  • Traveller pickup is offered.
  • - 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
  • Parque de El Poblado, Medellin, 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.
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Duration
10–12 hours
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • The name of the hotel must be entered.
  • identification document
  • comfortable clothes and footwear
  • sunscreen
  • If you have any medical prescription, do not forget the medicines
  • photographic camera and battery-charged cell
  • Operates in all weather conditions
  • daily departures
  • May be operated by a multi-lingual guide
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Travelers must provide their identity document necessary for travel insurance, otherwise we are not responsible for eventualities.
  • The tour is carried out with a minimum of 6 people
  • Travelers must present a vaccination certificate, from 12 years old
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 40 travellers
Travel safe during COVID-19
Last updated: 16 Dec 2021
A note from Guatape Tour, Piedra del Peñol Including a Boat Tour
Los viajeros deben presentar certificado de vacunación con 2 dosis
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    Parque de El Poblado
    Or, you can also get picked up
    See Important Information for details
  • 1
    Piedra Del Penol
    Stop: 10 hours - Admission excluded
    Guatape is located 1.5-hour from Medellin. This town opens a world of color among its streets, adorned with baseboards that tell stories of the town and its people. Guatape is also called the interior sea of Antioquia, the Acapulco of Colombia, the interior Cartagena, Paraíso Paisa, Remanso de Paz, the heart of Antioquia's East. It was named in honor of Cacique Guatapé, an inhabitant of this territory in the pre-Hispanic period. The Rock of Guatapé or Piedra del Peñol, is a monolith 220 meters high located in Guatapé (Antioquia, Colombia). The Stone of El Peñol was climbed for the first time on July 16, 1954 by an inhabitant of the area, Luis Eduardo Villegas López in the company of Ramon Diaz and Pedro Nel Ramírez. Until now, the stone still belongs to the Villegas family and you can access its summit by climbing 740 steps built in the monolith.
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  • You'll return to the starting point
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Edgardo M
Puerto Rico1 contribution
You meet at parque el poblado that is a really well known place. Taxis are really cheap you meet early because they take you to get breakfast. The bus is comfortable unless you are taller than 5’10” then is a little bit tight. The guide is really good he knew a lot of information about Medellin and Guatape. He was charismatic and answer all of our questions. He really made sure that our needs were met. Then we went to the big rock and it was your choice if you wanted to go up. Then we went to the town of Guatape and he showed us around the town and the good places to get souvenirs, chocolate and coffee. We ate at a restaurant rice, beans , plátano(plantain) and the meet of your choosing. The you go around the town on your own. Then you go to the bout tour. That is the only thing that I expected a little bit more, but it was fun the had someone singing different song and the music was good. You could see Pablo Escobar house that was bombed but ‘La piedra de el Peñol” you could see it really far and that was a bummer but the were really good at explaining the places we saw and gave us history and fact of the places. Then it’s a 2 hours back. The experience was really good. They give tours in English or Spanish.
Written 11 April 2022
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Sergio G
Edgardo, thank you very much for sharing your experiences with other people, and give us the opportunity to continue with our work, for us the most important thing is that our customers spend a wonderful and unforgettable day, we send you a greeting from our team. Travel Medellin
Written 14 April 2022
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

James F
1 contribution
Aug 2021 • Family
I must say there wasn't really a favorite part for me. Every stop we made had its own different qualities that I liked. You were really able to get some amazing photos and just enjoy some souveneir shopping and good food. The tour was very informative and fun as well. The food was very well cooked and the staff at the places we ate were kind. I will say there was a car accident on the way back ahead of our bus which took some time to clear, but even with this, the bus driver and tour guide kept us informed and even also supplied another beverage at the end of the trip to compensate which was very thoughtfull, even though they didn't have to do this in my opinion. I highly recommend this trip to anyone that wants to do some souveneir shopping fairly cheap, and just hike and see different beautiful parts of this country. I plan on taking some more tours with this agency. Thank you from my heart.
Written 30 August 2021
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Sergio_ViajaMedellin
James, Thank you very much for recommending our local operating agency Viaja Medellín, we always strive to provide the best service, the satisfaction of our clients will always be the best reward. A hug from our team.
Written 31 August 2021
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Scott S
1 contribution
May 2022 • Friends
Marlon was an excellent tour guide, very knowledgeable about the history of the area and very informative. The driver Andres was incredible. Unforgettable tour. You MUST check this out if you are in the area, you will be missing out on a spectacular day if not. With breakfast and lunch included, there is little you have to worry about except those 700+ steps up the Piedra de Penol! The tour started at the Piedra de Penol so it was not too crowded for the climb, but make sure not to spend too long at the top or you may find it difficult squeezing your way down between the climbers. The visit to Guatape town and the boat tour was also fantastic, with a live singing performance on the return trip on the boat. Amazing! I will definitely treasure this fantastic tour, and the beautiful memories.
Many thanks to Marlon and Andres for a wonderful journey.
Written 19 May 2022
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Sergio G
Scott, thank you for taking the time to share your experiences with us, it is very pleasing to know that you enjoyed the tour, and that our guide Marlon worked very well to make your day a nice experience, we appreciate your confidence in our company, a hug. Travel Medellin
Written 22 May 2022
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Linh
Etiwanda, CA1 contribution
This is an excellent tour to see Guatape. We received timely communication after we booked the tour, as well as a day ahead for our scheduled pickup time. Our guide Ginna was knowledgeable, precise, super friendly and helpful. We also had an awesome bus driver, Andres. I definitely recommend this tour to explore the colorful city of Guatape and to enjoy the amazing view from La Piedra. It is definitely something not to be missed when visiting Colombia.
Written 14 January 2022
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Sergio_ViajaMedellin
Linh, thank you very much for recommending our local operator agency Viaja Medellín, we always strive to provide the best service, the satisfaction of our customers will always be the best reward. A hug from our team.
Written 15 January 2022
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

jmncsu
Los Angeles, CA56 contributions
Aug 2019 • Friends
We booked a private small group tour with Viaja Medellin, a Tour Company that will take visitors to the vibrant town of Guatape with hassle free. The tour was perfect; meaning, it is professional, knowledgeable tour guide, fun, well organize, and huge comfortable clean van. Our tour guide was Senior Luis. His communication was excellent, very flexible, great attention, wealth knowledge of the place, and our driver was outstanding too. We visited a lot of places such as Iglesia Nuestra Senora de Chiquinquira, Parque Tematico del Viejo Penol, a boat tour in EL Penol Guatape Lake, panoramic views from the Piedra del Peñol, and picturesque charming town of Guatape. Especially, we enjoyed the delicious authentic Colombian breakfast and lunch cuisine. It is unforgettable trip and at the same time, it was not so expensive. We will suggest this destination and the tour company to other people. I wanted to take the opportunity to express my sincere thanks to you for such magnificent tours that you led for us. It really made a huge difference in the quality of our visit to the places you shared with us, and I just wanted to tell you how delighted we were to have found your tour company. We hope to see you again on another trip to Guatape — it’s a colorful charming small town that we can’t seem to stay away from. Thumbs up, 10/10, highly recommended tour company and provides quality trip.
Written 3 April 2020
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Sergio_ViajaMedellin
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.
Written 19 November 2020
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Steven S
1 contribution
Phenomenal tour at Guatape with Ginna! One of the best tour guides I’ve ever experienced. Ginna was extremely knowledgeable, friendly & energetic. She made everyone feel welcomed and she did a great job breaking the ice with a large group of tourists. She did a great job explaining Guatape history in English & Spanish. If you’re looking for beautiful views this is a must if in Medellin. The rewarding part of this trip is actually climbing the 675+ steps and then enjoying a nice cold beer/food on top of the mountain. This tour also included the local city of Guatape with old history. It was topped off with a boat ride around the mountain seeing the amazing landscape. I’ve done this tour twice on my own and didn’t realize how much more there was. Thank you Ginna for your time and explanation of Guatape. You earned a loyal tourist and will recommend you to my friends/family.
Written 6 March 2022
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Sergio_ViajaMedellin
Steven, thank you for giving us the opportunity to continue growing, we love to know that you enjoyed the tour, that our guide Ginna did an excellent job, that is our greatest satisfaction, we hope to see you again, we send you a hug from all our team, Viaja Medellin. Regards
Written 11 March 2022
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Ayrton S
1 contribution
Alejandra and Angie

Went on the 10/03 English tour with my partner. 100% would recommend this tour to anyone. The whole tour outline is delivered perfectly. Alejandra and Angie do an amazing job at attending the needs of the whole group and will happily answer any questions you have. Alejandra’s knowledge of Guatape and it’s surroundings is tremendous and she delivers information in such a succinct way. Go on this tour, you won’t regret it
Written 13 March 2022
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Sergio_ViajaMedellin
Ayrton, thank you for your valuable comment, for taking the time to share your experiences with other people, although the guides you mention do not work for our agency, we send you our best regards.
Written 13 March 2022
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Junior C
2 contributions
This tour was excellent and we learned so much. Out tour guide Ginna was so nice, knowledgeable and resourceful. She made us feel not only safe but I witness her helping someone else on our tour that ran into an unfortunate incident.

She really came to the defense of the people on our tour. On this tour you will have an excellent breakfast and lunch. You will not only get to climb up the famous Rock but engage in the history of the different town. The boat tour was so refreshing too. The weather was perfect and so was the music too.

I would do this tour all over again. Here is what you should know:

- Going up the Rock isn't as easy as it seem for only 700+ steps. You will feel it in your legs but it's a great workout. There's a lot of walking and you should wear the most comfortable sneakers 👟 as possible. Bring a jacket as it can get cold time to time.

The only thing that wasn't to me was the vaccination cards. It was stated to bring them but no one ever asked a copy or for them to view. Also, it was stated for everyone to wear mask 😷 on the bus but that too was not reinforced.

Not a big deal for me but to someone else it probably 🙃 would be.
Written 3 May 2022
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Sergio G
Junior, we appreciate that you have taken the time to leave us your review, and tell other travelers your experiences, we are happy to know that our guide Ginna, has done an excellent job to make you have a good experience, thank you for trusting us, we hope to have you back, greetings. Viaja Medellin
Written 9 May 2022
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Joan
San Juan, Puerto Rico54 contributions
Love love LOVED the place. I went as part of a tour group and was the best decision ever. Saved us time, and money. Ginna was our bilingual tour guide and was amazing. Breakfast and lunch was included so definitely convenient.

They had a great schedule and were able to anticipate when places were going to be crowded, taking us there first to be able to enjoy without to many congestion. Jesus was a great driver, the road definitely needed a good driver like him. We never felt alone and were well guided with free time given to go and walk around. 100% recommended.
Written 12 March 2022
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Sergio_ViajaMedellin
Joan, We are pleased to read your comment, and to know that the tour met all your expectations, that our guide Ginna and our driver Jesus, did their job well, so that your trip was safe and pleasant, we send you a big hug from our team. Travel Medellin.
Written 13 March 2022
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Ips2jfb
8 contributions
Dec 2020 • Friends
Your journey starts around 7:30am and ends between 4:30 and 5pm. Our guide and driver were exceptional speaking in English and Spanish. They shared stories of every stop and by noon you've seen a lot with still the best to come.

This is a nice tour fulled with more than just Guatope. Thumbs up to the team for making everything run smoothly.
Written 7 December 2020
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Sergio_ViajaMedellin
Dear , 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. A hug. Merry Christmas
Written 10 December 2020
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