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From Medellín: Guatapé, Piedra del Peñol and Boat Tour

Product ID: 162638
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Visit the city of Guatapé, located 1.5-hours from Medellín and see a world of color amongst its streets adorned with tile facades. Explore the impressive monolith Rock of Guatapé, take a relaxing boat ride and enjoy a traditional Colombian lunch.
About this activity
Duration 11 hours
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
Spanish, English

Pick-up service

Pickup is included in the metropolitan area of Medellín; please provide the address of your accommodation to the local operator.
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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Experience

Highlights
  • See or climb the Rock of Guatapé, a giant monolith jutting out of the flat landscape
  • Enjoy a boat tour of the reservoir with crossover music
  • Admire the beauty of the city of Guatapé and its unique colorful tile streets
  • Relish a traditional Colombian breakfast and lunch
Full description
Spend a day visiting the municipality of Guatapé, the city of many names: known variously as the interior sea of Antioquia, the Acapulco of Colombia, the interior Cartagena, Paraíso Paisa (paradise country), Remanso de Paz (haven of peace) and the heart of Antioquia's East, the city was actually named in honor of Cacique Guatapé, an inhabitant of this territory in the pre-Hispanic period. Spend a day visiting this growing and colorful city, made unique by the decorative tiles adorning the lower facade of the houses.

The highlight of your trip will be a visit to the Rock of Guatapé (Piedra del Peñol), a monolithic rock 220 meters high, which was worshiped by the former indigenous inhabitants of the region. Composed of quartz, feldspar and mica, the rock was climbed for the first time on July 16, 1954 by an inhabitant of the area, Luis Eduardo Villegas López - and the stone still belongs to the Villegas family. You can now access its summit by climbing 740 steps built into the monolith.

For the third part of the day, enjoy a 1-hour boat tour through the reservoir with crossover music. See panoramic views of Casa Museo, La Cruz, Piedras del Marial, Piedra del Peñol and the ruins of the Pablo Escobar's vacation home. Throughout the whole day, you'll be accompanied by a knowledgeable guide.
Includes
  • Roundtrip transportation from Medellín
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off in Medellín (if option chosen)
  • Local taxes
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Professional guide
  • Boat tour of the reservoir with crossover music
  • Travel Insurance
  • Bilingual guide (upon request)
  • Central Park of Guatape
  • Pier
  • Visit to the Roca del Peñol Church
  • Visit to the Replica del Peñol
  • Visit the Peñol
  • Visit the Fenix Bird
  • Guarne (Panoramic)
  • Marinilla ( Panoramic)
  • Visit to the Plaza de Zocalos
  • Ruins of the Hacienda La Manuela by Pablo Escobar ( Panoramic)
What’s Not Included
  • The fee to climb the Peñol Rock of Guatapé (18,000 Colombian Pesos), if standard option chosen
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments

Prepare for the activity

Important information
Not allowed
  • Pets
Know before you go
• Confirmation will be received at time of booking
• You can request a multilingual guide
• Identification documents are required
• Comfortable clothes and footwear are recommended
• Please bring sun protection (sunscreen, hat)
• If you have any medical prescriptions, do not forget your medicine
• Do not forget your camera and batteries!
• This tour operates in all weather conditions