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Private Guatape and El Penol Day Trip from Medellin with locals

Private Guatape and El Penol Day Trip from Medellin with locals

By Chubit Travel (Colombia)
per group (up to 3)
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Ages 0-120
Duration: 12h
Start time: Check availability
Mobile ticket
Live guide: English, Spanish

  • Expert guide in Spanish or English
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Local Lunch with a view at El Penol
  • Entry tickets
  • Coffee in El Penol
What's not included
  • Tips and Gratuities for your guide and driver
  • Meals and Beverages not listed in the Inclusions
  • Expenses for shopping

Start:Multiple pickup locations offered.
    Pickup details
    • We offer pick-up and return to/from all hotels and apartments in the Poblado, Envigado, and Laureles. We will confirm your pick up time 24 hours prior to departure. Your host will meet you at the lobby of your hotel or apartment.
    Hotel pickup offered
    During checkout you will be able to select from the list of included hotels.
      End:This activity ends back at the meeting point.

        • Not wheelchair accessible
        • Near public transportation
        If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 42492P2

        • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
        • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
        • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
        • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
        • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
        • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
        • 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 is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate

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

        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: 42492P2

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        • Chubit Travel (Colombia)
          Medellin, Colombia
          Joined in August 2021
        • V1732HFdanielg
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          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Gay nightlife tour Medellin
          Highly recommend this tour if you want a snapshot of gay nightlife in Medellin. Our hosts Santiago and Sebastian were friendly, welcoming and so much fun. They knew their way around the area and took care of everything. I have not stayed out till after 1am dancing for a long time and that’s exactly what we did last night. I felt safe and comfortable with them and it was a night of fun that I will remember for a long time. Thanks Sebastian and Santiago!
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        • nicholase192
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          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Do it!!
          You should 100% do this tour when visiting Medellin! My guide was Santiago, who was super sweet and intelligent. As I was traveling solo for the first time, I was nervous to go out alone. This was a great way to feel safe, explore Medellin’s super fun gay nightlife, and meet new people. I usually crash early, but I had so much fun with the whole crew I stayed out until the end. 10/10!
          Written November 11, 2023
        • maackel
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          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Amazing & unique Comuna 13 Tour
          This was a great tour and I would recommend it to anyone who likes beer. Unlike the other Comuma 13 tours that everyone else does, this one starts high up on the hill (way above the tourist area) and moves downwards. I really enjoyed walking through a very non-touristy part of Comuna 13 and just seeing how the locals lived. Our two tour guides were great and everything was taken care of for us, including food and literally as many beers as we wanted to drink. It was honestly one of the best tours I've ever been on and way better I imagine than the standard $30 Comuna 13 tour that most people do in large groups. Thanks!
          Written August 5, 2023
        • 526andresj
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          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Deep in the neightbourhood
          This experience was definitely something else. We stared deep into the neighborhood and walked to the top of the hill. We first sat in at the most local bar and drank our first couple of beers. It was impressive to see there were holes of gunshots in the metal bars near the police station. Then we slid through the alleys and even visited the house of Gloria, one of the humble inhabitants in the area. A solid 10/10 for the crew.
          Written June 1, 2023
        • John Arvid J
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          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          This felt like a really complete tour of comuna 13. You start way out of the beaten path where you get to see the real life of the inhabitants of this comuna. Further on, there is an abundance of beer and food, so come hungry and thirsty :) At one time during the tour I freaked out because of the situation, and the guides did all they could to calm me down. Cudos! I would recommend this tour to everyone who want something different from the typical Graffiti walking tours of comuna 13.
          Written February 9, 2023
        • 39mengs
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          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Damn good service
          The VIP host experience was amazing, the staff at Chubit travel are all extremely helpful, knowledgeable and attentive. They will work to get what you want and are fully transparent. And best of all they don't exploit their workers. Would highly recommend using their service
          Written January 13, 2023
        • Smurray820
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          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Great guide, great night
          I had an amazing time on this tour and my guide was awesome! I went to Medellín sólo and thought this would be a great way to meet people. My guide took me to some awesome places and was able to introduce me to several new friends. He took care of everything and made sure I was comfortable and having a great time the whole night. I’d highly recommend this tour whether your with friends or traveling solo.
          Written September 13, 2022
        • 310ravir
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          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          The complete Communa 13 experience- loved ever minute
          It felt like the most complete tour that you could ask for- starting in the unglamorous, untouristified heart of the Comuna without a single other tourist around, hearing about the heartbreaking past of the area as well as its evolution into its current, safer, more stable form, stopping by at all the best viewpoints, and slowly making our way to the more well-travelled areas of the Comuna. All the best spots for food, views, and amazing company from the Chubit gang who are an absolute pleasure to hang out with. Would give it 10/5 if I could!
          Written August 23, 2022
        • Charlie M
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          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          This has to be the best Comuña 13 tour.
          This is a great way to experience Comuña 13 with two knowledgeable, fun and attentive guides, enhanced by craft beer! Well recommended.
          Written August 19, 2022
        • PhilA330
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          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Fantastic All-Encompassing Info, Food, and Beer Tour
          My wife and I recently took this exceptional tour with Chubit Travel’s small group Comuna 13 History and Beer Crawl tour. This is an all-encompassing informational, beer, and food tour that lasts for 6+ hours taking you first through an area that is seldom seen by tourists and locals alike. The tour is conducted both in English and Spanish by Diana, a local who grew up in the Comuna. In Spanish, she explained the history and past struggles that the area endured and present-day life. Santiago, also a Medellin native, provided the English translation and was the go to person for food and drink. Both were fantastic personable guides. The information was fascinating, sad, and at the same time provided some hope for a better future for the residents. We met residents in their houses and saw how they presently live; it was an eye-opening experience that you do not get on the regular “graffiti” tours. The excursion is all downhill with breathtaking views. At the beginning of the tour, you will be treated to Colombian street food as well as, of course, beer (or non-alcoholic beverages if you so desire). Along the way, more stops for more beverages, all you can possibly want, and later the walk transformed into the more well-known Comuna 13 commercial area of street art and stores, with stops to peruse locally-owned establishments. The fun continued with several stops at different bars, and tastings of beers that are brewed only in the Comuna, so different and unusual. If you wanted more than just a tasting of a beer you liked, you would just ask Santi for a bottle–ALL INCLUSIVE. With many beer tastings, more food, and the constant beat of different genres of Colombian music, it made for a great and memorable day. Arrive hungry and thirsty. Again, there is no other Comuna 13 tour like this, and well worth the price for the experience. If you enjoyed yourself as much as we did, please consider providing the guides with an extra gratuity for their hard work because they told you their story, ensured your safety, and ensured that all your needs were taken care of. One last important point that this tour provided: Santi called for transportation at the end of the tour and waited to make sure we were safely on our way. This is important considering you do not want to be wandering around looking for your Uber or hailing a cab, especially after dark.
          Written August 13, 2022
        • ptangacct
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Best tour
          The Comuna 13 tour is the best tour you can get in Medellin, you immediately feel at ease with the hosts as they try to give you the best travel experience for your trip. You get to try different types of beer and the bars we go have the best scenic views of the area, I highly recommend it if you want to have an unique experience in Medellin.
          Written February 28, 2022
        • scottbX4603IL
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Truly unique and VIP experience
          I took Chubit's Comuna 13 tour and it was amazing. The tour started at a local tiendita with an authentic experience of trying local foods and drinks while getting to know the others on the tour. Of course we got to see the main attractions of Comuna 13, but we also visited parts of the comuna that I don't think other tours include, and had very informative stories and commentary from the excellent tour guide, Daniel. We even got to visit the home of a woman and her family who live in the comuna to see what life is like for them. The tour also included several stops at local establishments to try some delicious beers along the way. It was also a VIP experience, which honestly I wasn't expecting. From the moment I arrived, Esteban offered me a drink and took great care of all of us throughout the whole tour, always attending to whatever we wanted or needed. Really really great people at Chubit!
          Written February 22, 2022
        • 471joshuag
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          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Excellent perspective of Comuna 13
          Perfect blend of history, personal experience, art, and craft brews. Dayhana, Santi, and Vincent were all amazing. So nice to have a small group and stories from a local resident instead of a packaged tour with a script. Even non-drinkers will enjoy this perspective on the neighborhood. If you do drink, however, you’ll enjoy endless local brews and supporting local businesses. Make sure to pace yourself as the steps can get a bit tricky after several rounds! Amazing experience.
          Written January 16, 2022
        • citybedouin
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          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Unique and SUPER FUN local experience
          We booked a Medellín tour in Comuna 13 and the Chubit team was phenomenal from the time we booked! We felt very taken care of and the tour was the most authentic on our trip. We got to meet locals, try the best food, sample 10+ local beers we wouldn’t find anywhere else, and to experience the arts and sights we would never find on a map. Amazing! Highly recommend working with Vincent and our guide Santiago (Santi). I wouldn’t hesitate to book again!
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        • CHChan99
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          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Fantastic and Unique Comuna 13 Tour/Beer Tasting
          A fantastic tour providing a different perspective of Comuna 13 plus sampling beers that are only available in the area. This was truly a unique and authentic experience. Even if you have done other tours of Comuna 13, this one is not the same! The local guides took us to non-touristy spots and locations that typical tourists/visitors would not go or would not have access to. Highly recommend this tour and would 100% do it again with other friends who are visiting!
          Written November 29, 2021
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        5.0 of 5 bubbles1 review
        Very good

        Victor C
        4 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Nov 2021 • Friends
        I wasn't going to visit guatape. But my guide from the other tours sent me a message on WhatsApp and told me about their new tour and so I booked it from their website directly. It is a bit expensive but theguide Santi walked up with us and brought beers and water along the way. Where. We got to the top we had a few drinks and the views were breathtaking! So happy Vincent from Chubit Travel told me about their new tour! I will be here for a few more months. I know I will be doing more tours with them as they grow!
        Written November 24, 2021
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