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Medellín: Private Guatapé with Peñol Tickets and Boat Ride

1. Medellín: Private Guatapé with Peñol Tickets and Boat Ride

Sail across the reservoir of Guatapé to see sights like the ruins of Pablo Escobar's vacation home on this day trip from Medellín. Hike the Rock of Guatapé for stunning panoramic views. Explore the city of Guatapé and savor delicious local lunch.  Be picked up in Medellin and board an airconditioned van for the drive to the Guatapé region. Board a comfortable boat for a cruise through the reservoir. Pass by Casa Museo, La Cruz, Marial Rock, El Peñol Rock, and Pablo Escobar's old home. Go up the 740 steps to reach the top of the Rock of Guatapé (Piedra del Peñol), a 220-meter (722-foot) high monolith. Delight in magnificent views of the spectacular landscape and Guatapé Dam which was built in the lands of the old town of Peñol in the 1970s. Visit Guatapé, a growing and colorful city made unique by the decorative tiles adorning the lower facades of the houses. Replenish your energy with a lunch of rice, beans, fries, salad, and a choice of pork, chicken or beef, with a refreshing drink. Return to Medellín by van after lunch and be dropped off at your hotel.

From Medellín: Paragliding Flight and Guatape Tour

2. From Medellín: Paragliding Flight and Guatape Tour

Combine spectacular views with nature and culture on this combo tour. After getting picked up from your hotel, head to Cocorna where you can enjoy a 20-minute paragliding flight surrounded by huge mountains and waterfalls. After your flight, pay a visit to Guatape, one of the world's most colorful towns. Admire unique panoramic views of the town from atop the Stone of Guatape and stroll around the vibrantly painted houses and streets. After a full day's adventure, get dropped off back at your hotel in Medellín in the afternoon.

From Medellín: Guatapé and Piedra del Peñol Guided Tour

3. From Medellín: Guatapé and Piedra del Peñol Guided Tour

Discover the colorful village of Guatapé located on the shores of the reservoir of Peñol on a guided tour from Medellín. Learn about the history of the area, and ascend the imposing Piedra del Peñol for panoramic views of the reservoir and surrounding countryside. Start with pickup from your hotel in Medellín. Travel east of the city through towns such as Marinilla and through the Nuevo Peñol municipality. First, visit the Piedra Del Peñol, a granitic rock that stands at 220 meters high. Ascend the 708 steps to enjoy the panoramic views from the summit.  Then, explore the charming town of Guatapé. Admire its colorful zócalos which are dimensional facades indicating the uses of various buildings and local businesses. Stroll around the city with your guide and learn about the history of the town. Afterward, relax on the journey back to Medellín, with drop-off at your accomodation.

Guatape Coffee Villa including Rock Town & Waterfall

4. Guatape Coffee Villa including Rock Town & Waterfall

Your friendly, licensed and perfectly fluent tour guide picks you up at your hotel. 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. Your 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. Our tour duration is 7 to 9hrs, 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

Overall rating

5.0 / 5

based on 2 reviews

We loved our 7 day stay in Medellin and we are glad we expanded our view of the city with this day trip outside to Guatape and its beautiful lake. Like the city, the lake and region need to be seen to comprehend! Manuel provides an excellent guide and knows the market so well he gets to each attraction just before crowds form behind you.... His english, knowledge and driving skills are very commendable. Highly recommended.

Terrific day with guide and driver David to see the sights of Pablo Escobar, including La Cathedrale and the Memorial Park. Guatape with the private boat ride along the waters with views of the celebrity mansions including Escobar and the climb to El Penol Rock was memorable. Well worth the day trip.

This was a truly fantastic tour - Manuel was knowledgeable, helpful and a great guide. He advised us to get up early to avoid queues for the rock & was very right, sorted us a private boat tour so we didn’t have to wait and took us for a wonderful lunch in Guatapé. Couldn’t recommend this tour more!

Manuel was an amazing guide. Very funny and very insightful. He picked us up right in front of the hotel and took us safely to Guatape. His life story is incredible and so inspiring. His knowledge of Colombia and Guatape made the trip that much better. Thank you for such an amazing trip!

This was a very organized tour. Manuel was our tour guide and everything went perfect. Our pickup was on-time, and we never felt rushed. Highly recommend this tour to anyone who wants to explore Guatape.