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Guatape Tour, Piedra del Peñol Including a Boat Tour
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Guatape Tour, Piedra del Peñol Including a Boat Tour

By Viaja Medellin
Recommended by 99% of travelers
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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.
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$35.00
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Ages 0-99, max of 40 per group
Duration:
10–11 hours
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Ticket type:
Mobile
English, Spanish

Highlights
  • Visit Guatape’s highlights without the stress of navigating
  • Boat tour and vistas offer panoramic views of the area
  • Breakfast and lunch included
  • Convenient round-trip transport from Medellin
Travelers’ Choice Best of the Best
2022

  • 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)
  • Entry/Admission - Penol
What's not included
  • the entrance to climb the peñol stone is not included, approximately 6USD (20,000 Colombian pesos)
  • Entry/Admission - Piedra Del Penol


Departure details
  • Traveler 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
  • 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.
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point

  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 70874P1

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • 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.
  • 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 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
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 40 travelers

  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

Which attractions will I visit with Guatape Tour, Piedra del Peñol Including a Boat Tour?
How much is Guatape Tour, Piedra del Peñol Including a Boat Tour?
Guatape Tour, Piedra del Peñol Including a Boat Tour price starts from $35.00. Discover and book Guatape Tour, Piedra del Peñol Including a Boat Tour on Tripadvisor
What is the Guatape Tour, Piedra del Peñol Including a Boat Tour cancellation policy?
Guatape Tour, Piedra del Peñol Including a Boat Tour cancellation policy: For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Discover and book Guatape Tour, Piedra del Peñol Including a Boat Tour on Tripadvisor
Which company provides Guatape Tour, Piedra del Peñol Including a Boat Tour?
Guatape Tour, Piedra del Peñol Including a Boat Tour is hosted by Viaja Medellin. Read reviews, discover additonal experiences or contact Viaja Medellin on Tripadvisor. Discover and book Guatape Tour, Piedra del Peñol Including a Boat Tour on Tripadvisor

If you have questions about this tour or need help making your booking, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 70874P1

Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    Parroquia San José del Poblado
    Or, you can also get picked up
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  • 1
    Parroquia San José del Poblado
    Stop: 15 minutes
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  • 2
    Restaurante El Cordobés
    Stop: 40 minutes
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  • 3
    La Fenix De América
    Stop: 10 minutes
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  • 4
    Piedra Del Penol
    Stop: 90 minutes - Admission excluded
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  • 5
    Restaurante Entreaguas
    Stop: 40 minutes
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  • 6
    Guatape
    Stop: 80 minutes
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  • 7
    Réplica del Peñol
    Stop: 50 minutes - Admission included
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  • 8
    Parque El Poblado
    Stop: 5 minutes
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  • You'll return to the starting point
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About the operator

Don’t take it from us – here’s what people have to say about this operator.

100johannesl
100johannesl
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Informative coffee tour in lovely environment
Guide provides in-depth information about production, preparation and tasting of coffees. Nice opportunity to look
romankingnyc
romankingnyc
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A Don't Miss Experience in Colombia
I traveled to Medellin solo, and this was by far my favorite excursion I took! I met so many great fellow travelers
dandv0406
dandv0406
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An absolute must!
You don't want to miss this tour. You get a whole lot for your buck and it is such a good experience. Even if you t
Christopher V
Christopher V
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Amazing tour
Valentina, our coffee tour guide was very lively and made learning about coffee interesting. The meal that was prov
wcorellana
wcorellana
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Amazing Coffee Tour
This was an amazing experience!!! For those who love coffee or even for those who don’t lol it is just amazing! The
X6226SEpauld
X6226SEpauld
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Fun and informative tour
We had a great time learning about coffee visiting the farm and picking coffee. Everybody was very informative And
591villek
591villek
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Educating tour about coffee
First the driver did nit speak english so I was somewhat sceptical. But when we arrived I had realy good and educat
akbobz
akbobz
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Better than expected!
Tour was awesome from start to finish. Matteo was knowledgeable, presented well, and was easy to get along with. Lo
JulianC1089
JulianC1089
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Great experience
Knowledgeable and funny guide. You are going to learn about coffee and know how to appreciate it. Bring long pants
Jeff D
Jeff D
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Very good experience!
This tour was really neat. They nicely walk through the coffee making process, have you dress like a coffee plantat
RaptorMD
RaptorMD
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Coffee plantation tour and tasting session.
We liked the tour very much! Everythingwas first class from the bus pickup to the end of tour dropoff. It was extre
melissafY3425IR
melissafY3425IR
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Amazing tour!
I booked hours before the tour started, since I booked late I was questioning: How do I meet my tour guide? How wil
b3nster
b3nster
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Highly recommended!
Not to be missed. A delight and highly recommended. We had some questions about pickup options and Sergio respond
Renata C
Renata C
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Met Our Expectations. Thank you!
We enjoyed this tour…..learned alot about the history of coffee, its migration to South America, how it is picked a
Mark S
Mark S
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You have to visit a coffee plantation if you are going to Colombia
Had a great day with Karlos who is very passionate about his coffee haha! Was able to ask any question related to
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Rosa A
Sanford, FL14 contributions
Today I got to experience this beautiful town of Guatape. The colors were beautiful, the weather was perfect and our tour guide Ginna was very attentive, funny, and knowledgeable. This tour offers breakfast and lunch, at first I was a bit skeptical because sometimes on these tours they say food is included however it tends to be a "taste" of something and that is where the food ends. Not here…. Ginna took us to breakfast at a place called Parrilla, a beautiful landscape, the breakfast consisted of scrambled eggs, a buttered roll, and an arepa with cheese. You also had the option to pick between black coffee, coffee with milk, or hot chocolate milk. It was delicious. The servers then put a tip envelope on your table, in case you want to leave a tip. The service was great, so I made sure to leave them a tip.

We then headed to "La Piedra del peñon"… you have the option to experience the rock climb for 20 pesos or you can just hang out in the little area around the rock. There are little restaurants and stands selling food and playing music. The scenery is to die for. I've never seen anything so beautiful. If you take your time up the stairs, you can make it up the 700 steps in less than 30min. Someone on our bus did it under 10 minutes, and that was the entire thing, going up and down. It took me about 45minutes and that was because I did a little shopping while at the top of the rock.

After the rock climb, we had lunch which consisted of rice, beans, salad, and protein, they even had a vegetarian option. I do not remember the name of the restaurant we went to, but it was near the street with all of the colorful umbrellas. The lunch was also delicious. After lunch, you get to explore the town a bit more and take pictures, eat delicious Gelato or other Colombian pastries sold around the small town. After this, you go on a boat ride. The boat plays really good music and also offers drinks for purchase. Make sure if you have to use the restrooms after the boat ride, you have at least 1 Peso to use the restrooms. Overall this was a great tour and definitely recommend it.
Written August 27, 2022
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FarAway45400065679
Rosa, thank you for taking the time to tell us about your experiences, this helps us to continue with our work, we love that you enjoyed every moment of our tour, the landscapes, the food, the culture, and that our guide Ginna, took care of you, so that you had a very special tour, we send you a hug from our work team, Viaja Medellin.
Written August 28, 2022
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Johnny R
1 contribution
Friends
Definitely recommend this tour, it was an amazing experience this tour was so organized they were very punctual. From start to finish you will not be disappointed, breakfast and lunch is included a huge bonus. The tour starts with a nice breakfast on you way to Guatapé then. Few short stops along the way for a chance for pictures. You first go to the Piedra de Peñol early enough that you best the rush then you head to the small town of Guatapé for some pictures and shopping if your interested then you have a great tasting lunch at a nearby restaurant and final stop is the short boat ride which they will tell you an amazing story of the small town that is now underwater. Our tour guide Ginna was excellent!!!!! Explained any questions was very detailed with every stop and meet times and they will always give you their phone numbers so you can reach them for any questions during the tour. Highly recommend
Written August 25, 2022
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FarAway45400065679
Johnny, thank you for sharing your experiences, we love to know that you liked our tour, that you enjoyed every moment of it and that our guide Ginna worked hard to make it happen, we hope to have you back. Greetings Viaja Medellin
Written August 28, 2022
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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 April 11, 2022
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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 April 14, 2022
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Leemary Davila
Caguas, Puerto Rico10 contributions
My husband and I visited Colombia for a few days and decided to take this tour. The experience was great. Our tour guide Mateo was excellent, always delighted to take our pictures and provide us with the best insides to have a great experience. They picked us up on time and the tour bus was very comfortable.
I would also recommend visiting El Peñol during the week to prevent the crowds.
Written July 30, 2022
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Sergio G
Leemary, it is very gratifying for us to know that you have enjoyed our tour, we always try to make an effort so that you can take a good memory of our city. We look forward to seeing you again. Greetings from our team. Viaja Medellin
Written August 5, 2022
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James F
1 contribution
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 August 30, 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 August 31, 2021
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Scott S
1 contribution
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 May 19, 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 May 22, 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 January 14, 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 January 15, 2022
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Eric C
1 contribution
Friends
The tour includes everything for Guatape visiting, it definitely worth the money and I recommend to everyone for this tour. The tour guide Marlon is very knowledgeable and nice to everybody, took care of the trip very well. The lake boat tour is must have, don’t skip it!
Written September 7, 2022
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FarAway45400065679
Eric, 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. Viaja Medellin
Written September 7, 2022
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Mijail F
2 contributions
Couples
This was an incredibly exciting and unique experience. We had so much fun from the first minute we met Mateo and got on the bus. Mateo was an absolutely fantastic tour guide. He was informative, engaging and created an inviting environment and interactive experience. The first stop at the breakfast cafe was delightful and climbing the rock was exciting and hard work. We loved the trip to Guatape, and thought the boat ride and tour of Escobar’s island was super fascinating. The boat ride was really fun and we truly enjoyed making new friends. The MC on the boat was personable and interactive which created a fun experience for us. The bus driver did an amazing job! He was a nice guy and a careful driver. Don’t miss this tour!!! We highly recommend it!
Written September 16, 2022
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FarAway45400065679
Mijail, 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 you enjoyed the tour, that Mateo and the team made it a great experience. a great experience. Thank you, for trusting us, we send you a hug from our team. viaja Medellin
Written September 17, 2022
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jmncsu
Los Angeles, CA56 contributions
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 April 3, 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 November 19, 2020
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