1. Colombia
  2. Antioquia
  3. Medellín
  4. El Peñol Rock

From Medellin: Guatapé Full-Day Tour with Piedra del Peñol

Product ID: 151262
Enjoy a guided tour of the colorful town of Guatapé, take in the vast vistas from atop La Piedra del Peñol, and eat lunch in Guatape´s best local restaurant. Use free time to take a lake cruise, visit local shops, tour a monastery or follow your own path.
About this activity
Duration: 11 hours
Starting time 7:30 AM
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
Spanish, English
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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  • Explore the historic center of the charming town of Guatapé
  • Climb the 742 steps to the top ot the Piedra del Peñol
  • Eat a traditional Antioquian lunch along the boardwalk in Guatapé
Full description
Depart Medellin early in the morning on an 11-hour trip to Guatapé. Stop at a small café in Guarne for a refrigerio, the local version of a continental breakfast.

Enjoy a short walking tour in the historic center of Marinilla before continuing the scenic drive to the Piedra del Peñol. You’ll have 1.5 hours to climb the 742 steps to the top of the historic rock and return to the base. If you do not want to climb to the top, there is plenty to do at the base, with many shops selling local artisanal goods and many cafés as well.

Enjoy a traditional lunch at the Piedra del Peñol or along the boardwalk in Guatapé. Take a guided tour of Guatapé, and then spend an hour exploring on your own.
  • Transportation from the meeting point
  • Certified tour guide
  • English translator on request
  • Travel insurance
  • Refrigerio in the morning
  • Lunch
  • Visit to Marinilla
  • Guided tour of Guatapé
What’s Not Included
  • Entrance fee to go up the Piedra del Peñol (18,000 Colombian pesos)

Prepare for the activity

Meeting point

• El Parque del Poblado - 9th Street, on the side of the park, or • Plazuela Nutibara, Calle 52a #50-46, in front of Nutibara Hotel.

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Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.7 / 5

based on 188 reviews

Review summary

  • Service
    4.7 / 5
  • Organization
    4.8 / 5
  • Value for money
    4.7 / 5
  • Safety
    4.9 / 5
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This is a good way to see Gautapé and the neighboring village if you don't feel like planning the trip yourself. The tour guides were friendly and knowledgeable. I felt I had enough time at the rock in Guatapé even though the group was rather large. In the final town you visit the tour guide might give you an option to see a special place via tuk tuk. If your really into photos and need more views of the rock then you should go. If not then the tuk tuk side trip can be skipped. The boat ride however is totally worth it! Make sure you get a big group so it can be cheap.

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February 6, 2020

Great trip with amazing places! Juan Pablo and Sanders were excellent guides with lots of history details and local tips and specially with very good energy in English and Spanish. I had an amazing trip to Guatap stone and surroundings. included food was delicious and an unforgettable experience. Highly recommended.

December 12, 2019

Very complete tour Positive: the Elena guide, was very good explaining everything. Don Hector excellent driver. Very nice town of Guataoe! Negative: breakfast is a drink + an arepa and until 13.00 you don't eat anything else. Marinilla has no charm, it is good to know the town and its customs but without more.

November 21, 2019

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Product ID: 151262