Guatapé Culture & history

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From Medellín: Guatape & El Peñol Rock Trip with Boat Tour

1. From Medellín: Guatape & El Peñol Rock Trip with Boat Tour

Discover the city of Guatapé on a guided tour from Medellín and learn about this colorful city from your guide. Board a sightseeing cruise to the breathtaking Piedra del Peñol followed by lunch. Start your morning with pickup from your accommodation in Medellín and travel to the vibrant city of Guatapé. With your guide, explore the colorful streets with their artistic tiled facades and fascinating history. Then, board a boat and sail through the reservoir. Enjoy panoramic views of Casa Museo, La Cruz, Piedras del Marial, Piedra del Peñol, and the ruins of the Pablo Escobar's vacation home. Learn about the sights from your guide. Disembark and visit the imposing Piedra del Peñol. Explore your lush surroundings with plenty of great photo opportunities, particularly if you choose to climb this impressive monument. After, regain your strength with a delicious lunch. Make one more stop at the Plaza de Zocalos and admire the colorful murals and the history behind them. After the tour, be returned to where you were picked up.

From Medellín: Customizable Guatapé Tour w/El Peñol & Lunch

2. From Medellín: Customizable Guatapé Tour w/El Peñol & Lunch

The Guatapé tour is one of our most incredible experiences! Includes private round trip transportation from your hotel to Guatapé, we will pick you up at 8:00 a.m. and arrive in Medellín at approximately 5:00 p.m. You will start the journey from Medellín, climbing the mountains to the East of Antioquia department, an agricultural and energy producer region. First, you will cross one of the most extensive tunnels of America (9 KM), then pass next to villages like Guarne, Marinilla, and El Peñol. In the last one, you will visit the "Réplica," a cozy and colorful square built to remember the original town that flooded to construct the dam. Here you will be able to see also the central market and, depending on the day, the museum that exposes art from the region and its history. Then we will continue to Guatapé, where you will enjoy a traditional dish for lunch and walk around the colorful streets to learn about its history. After a short stop in a premium café place, you will take a private boat to enjoy some of the islands from the water while you listen to the music you like. The next stop will be the Rock, which you can climb or see from the helicopter (optional and extra cost). After this beautiful journey, you will be back in Medellín. Optional, we offer you a dinner stop in a famous Colombian fusion restaurant in Marinilla (you assume the cost at the restaurant). Also, you can ask for a helicopter ride so you can see the town from the air. The cost: X 1 person 288 USD X 2 person 377 USD X 3 person 466 USD X 4 person 619 USD

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What people are saying about Guatapé

Overall rating

4.9 / 5

based on 372 reviews

Marlon is the best!! Viaja Meddelín Tour… Big bus breakfast and lunch. It start with Peñol and then guatape and it ends with boat trip with a really nice view!

Really great day out. Professional, courteous, helpful. Right balance between being guided and allowed to explore. Really enjoyed

Great trip. communicates well. From getting on the bus, breakfast, sightseeing, lots of interesting and fun information.

I loved this trip. Mateo was a great tour guide and I learned a lot.

Excellent, definitely one of my Columbian highlights.