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From Medellín: Private Guatapé Breakfast, Lunch, Boat Tour

4.8 / 5

29 reviews

Activity provider: Viaja Medellin

From Medellín: Private Guatapé Breakfast, Lunch, Boat Tour

Activity provider: Viaja Medellin
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From US$ 83.79 per person

Likely to sell out

Visit Guatapé and discover its colorful village relocated to make way for the hydroelectric dam. Explore the impressive monolith Rock of el Peñol, take a relaxing boat ride, and enjoy a traditional Colombian lunch.

About this activity

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Duration 9 hours
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Live tour guide
English, Spanish
Pickup included
Pickup from your hotel or Airbnb in Medellin, within the city. Please wait in the lobby of your hotel. More information about your pickup will be provided the day before the tour.
Private group


  • Climb the El Peñol rock to see incredible views of Guatapé
  • Enjoy a group boat tour of the reservoir with music played during your crossing
  • Admire the colorful city of Guatapé and its unique streets adorned with tile facades
Full description

After being picked up from Medellin, drive for an hour and a half to the eastern Antioquia municipality of Guatapé.  Enjoy a guided tour through the town, where you will pass by the Casa Museo panorama, La Cruz, Piedras del Marial, Piedra del Peñol and the Ruins of the Hacienda La Manuela by Pablo Escobar. Discover a world of color among its streets, adorned with baseboards that tell stories of the town and its people.  Take a 1-hour boat tour through the reservoir to the picturesque town of Zócalos. Climb the 740 steps to reach the top of the Rock of Guatapé or Piedra del Peñol, a monolith which reaches 220 meters high.

  • Transport in special vehicle from Medellin
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Professional guide
  • Reservoir boat tour with crossover music
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off in Medellin
  • Travel insurance
  • Bilingual guide (upon request)
  • El Peñol entrance ticket
  • Gratuities (recommended)
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments
  • Wheelchair users

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Important information

What to bring

  • Passport or ID card
  • Comfortable clothes
  • Cash

Not allowed

  • Pets

Know before you go

  • Please note that full names and passport numbers are mandatory in order to issue travel insurance
  • This tour may be operated by a multi-lingual guide
  • This tour operates in all weather conditions
  • Travelers must provide their identity document necessary for travel insurance
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.8 /5

based on 29 reviews

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Customer service! Customer service! Customer service! We reserved with a different company another tour and had to cancel it due to lack of communication and a good customer service. With Viaja Medellin you won't have to worry about it. Sergio and Celene will always be there to take care of you and answer the questions and doubts you may have about how the tours work. They assigned us Natalia as a guide to do the Guatape tour which was just amazing, we had fun and an awesome time from the beggining to the end. Natalia is very knowledgeable about anything you want to know about the Guatape Dam, towns around and Medellin in general. We loved her positive and enthusiastic attitude all the time. We can't wait to come back with more friends. Go to the Guatape Dam and climb the Peñol rock if you think Switzerland is too far and expensive, you won't regret it. Private tours are the best. Thanks to "Viaja Medellin" for the great communication you offer to your clients, it's really appreciated.

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September 9, 2022

This tour was awesome, especially because our tour guide, Mateo, was spectacular. It’s an all day experience that is definitely worth it. We were well prepared for the day by the tour company and Mateo was very attentive to our needs and was flexible when it warranted it. 100% recommended!!!

April 11, 2022

I loved this tour, the best price-service ratio, delicious food, comfortable transportation, my guide Hector very well informed and attentive, the landscapes are amazing, you have to climb the stone to have the best views and beautiful photographs. If you go to Medellin, don't miss taking this tour. Totally recommended.

December 6, 2021

Product ID: 168894