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Medellin: Guided Tour to Guatape & 1-Night Lakeside Glamping

1. Medellin: Guided Tour to Guatape & 1-Night Lakeside Glamping

Meet at Park Poblado early in the morning and take a bus tour of the valley to the picturesque colonial town of Guatape. Stop at the famous Penol Rock along the way and climb up 740 steps for the most incredible views. Visit the town of Guatape, where your tour guide will explain the history behind this vibrantly colorful town. Have a traditional lunch in the historic town before embarking on your own personal speedboat for a brief tour of the lake. Set up camp at your fabulous glamping location on the lake and your guide will explain what adventures await. Go hiking atop Paradise Mountain for breathtaking views of the sunset before enjoying a delicious dinner. Then after an amazing night falling asleep to the sounds of nature, wake up fresh and early the next for some of the best coffee in the world. Then, take the kayak out to the waterfall, try some wakeboarding in the smooth water of the morning, or just relax at the glamping site. Take a speedboat ride back to Guatape at about noon. Enjoy some free time before your transfer back to El Poblado in Medellín.

From Medellin: Guatape Lake Boat Tour and El Peñol Rock Hike

2. From Medellin: Guatape Lake Boat Tour and El Peñol Rock Hike

ake our advice and don’t miss this experience out. Come to Guatape with us and discover real authenticity through the warmth of people. On this full-day tour, our guide will pick you up at your hotel and along with the driver they will head north for 2 hours to the first stop: El Peñol. When near, you’ll recognize Guatapé as soon as you see the dam, and right away the imposing rock of El Peñol far in the distance. This is an enigmatic rock nobody knows where came from and there are all sorts of speculations about its origin. Although it looks challenging, you’ll get how rewarding it’ll be to climb its 700 stairs, after having one of the most breathtaking views Colombia may offer. Once all of you have made it downstairs, you will get back in the car to drive through El Peñol town and then make it to Guatapé. In here you will tour around the colorful streets along the dam, learning about the history behind this man crafted beauty. By this time, you will go to a local restaurant to have a marvelous traditional lunch. The dam was created after flooding the old Peñol town. Now it is responsible of generating energy for millions of people. You will visit it on a boat tour after lunch and will visit one of the only houses that remain after the flooding, at this place you will have a big chunk of history behind the town and superstition. Once back in town, you will head back to Medellín, this might be a 2 to 3-hour ride depending on traffic. Our day will finish once the driver takes you back to your hotel. If it’s a must-do is because it’s a must-do. So, join us and have a trip to remember!

Guatape Coffee Villa including Rock Town & Waterfall

3. Guatape Coffee Villa including Rock Town & Waterfall

Your friendly, licensed and perfectly fluent tour guide picks you up at your hotel at 9:00. From there you will be transported to a new, comfortable vehicle with air-conditioning, tinted windows and insurance. It's a 2-hour drive to the private coffee villa, so lay back and relax while your certified coffee expert guide delights you with all the intricacies of our land, history and culture. Ypur first stop is at a secluded waterfall where you can take a quick dip and allow the falling water to massage your body, or just recharge your batteries and be in total bliss, while breathing in pure air surrounded by rich landscape. Next, you'll visit the organic coffee villa nestled on top of the Andes mountains, where you will learn the full coffee process hands on, surrounded by nature, exotic flowers and fruits. Guests will enjoy unparalleled views from the terrace and can go for a quick hike around the villas trails. Leaving the villa, head out to climb the huge rock of El Penol and enjoy the best view of the World from the top! Your taste buds will be delighted while you savor succulent, Paisa dishes with gusto, as we break for lunch in a clean restaurant juxtaposed to the lake in Guatape! After a delicious meal, Guatape's colorful town plaza will enthrall and fascinate you with all it's charming, vibrant edifices, stunning architecture, church, restaurants, cute shops, souvenir stores, colonial style homes with opulent balconies adorned with flowers hovering over you, and much more! Lastly, you will be dropped off at your hotel at approximately 17:00, depending on traffic and climate conditions. Book in advance, you don't want to miss out, this tour is a must if you are in Medellín!

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What people are saying about Guatapé

This tour was amazing from start to finish, while on the bus ride over there the tour guide will inform you of various landmarks you pass on the way. Once you get to the first destination which is the rock, you can choose to climb it which I completely recommend, the views from up there are amazing. Then you get to walk around the town of guatape which is beautiful & to finish it all of you then go to your campsite on a speed boat, which was amazing & to me it literally made my trip 100x better. You’ll meet Andrea and her daughter isabel who are the most welcoming & loving people I’ve ever met. They make sure you have a good time while you stay at their finca and make you feel like your at home. Everything was perfect for me at the camping site, it’s the best activity I’ve done in Colombia. I have literally no complains, the only downside is that I did not book it for longer. But I will definitely be back soon!

Everything was great from start to finish, I didn't want to leave! Guatape is the perfect place to escape for some peace, quiet, relaxation, and nature. From the boat ride to/from the glamping site, to the food and drinks, to the coziness of the glamping site itself, to the many activities available (we went hiking, wakeboarding, and tubing) - everything was excellent! But the thing that made this experience special was the hospitality provided by JJ and Andrea! They make you feel like friends instead of guests :) One night was definitely not enough time, and I feel like it's such a great value as it also includes meals, transportation to/from Medellin, access to the Penol Rock, and a Guatape walking tour. Do yourself a favor and book this activity...you won't regret it!

Important to know that the guided tour to Guatapé is with one touring agency and the glamping is with another. The glamping was AMAZING. The pictures truly do not give this place justice. In addition, the food is included and it is home made (great food). The hospitality was also very much appreciated. If I would have known the experience was going to be this good, I would have booked another night for sure.

Very good experience…the campsite is very clean and comfortable, the food is delicious…Andrea and JJ are excellent hosts. I highly recommend it

The tour was very nice. The absolute highlight was the glamping, very quiet and pleasant and you could still do everything possible.