Guatape Tour, Piedra del Peñol Including a Boat Tour


10 to 12 hours (Approx.)
Pick-up offered
Free cancellation
1 - 15
Mobile ticket

Overview

Guatape, this eastern Antioquia municipality, located an hour and a half from Medellin, opens a world of color among its streets, adorned with baseboards that tell stories of the town and its people. They also call it the interior sea of Antioquia, the Acapulco of Colombia, the interior Cartagena, Paraíso Paisa, Remanso de Paz, the heart of Antioquia's East. It was named in honor of Cacique Guatapé, an inhabitant of this territory in the pre-Hispanic period. Another name he has had is the Ceja de Guatapé. The Rock of Guatapé or Piedra del Peñol, is a monolith 220 meters high located in Guatapé (Antioquia, Colombia). The Stone of El Peñol, composed of quartz, feldspar and mica, was climbed for the first time on July 16, 1954 by an inhabitant of the area, Luis Eduardo Villegas López. in the company of Ramon Diaz and Pedro Nel Ramírez until now the stone still belongs to the Villegas family. You can now access its summit by climbing 740 steps built in the monolith.

Inclusions

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Professional tour guide
  • Boat tour of the Guatapé dam with crossover music
  • Travel insurance
  • Visit to the Roca del Peñol Church
  • Visit to the Peñol stone and Guatape
  • Ruins of the Hacienda La Manuela by Pablo Escobar (Panoramic from the boat)

What to expect

Itinerary
This is a typical itinerary for this product

Stop At: Piedra Del Penol, Highway El Penol - Guatape, Guatape Colombia

Guatape is located 1.5-hour from Medellin. This town opens a world of color among its streets, adorned with baseboards that tell stories of the town and its people. Guatape is also called the interior sea of Antioquia, the Acapulco of Colombia, the interior Cartagena, Paraíso Paisa, Remanso de Paz, the heart of Antioquia's East. It was named in honor of Cacique Guatapé, an inhabitant of this territory in the pre-Hispanic period.

The Rock of Guatapé or Piedra del Peñol, is a monolith 220 meters high located in Guatapé (Antioquia, Colombia). The Stone of El Peñol was climbed for the first time on July 16, 1954 by an inhabitant of the area, Luis Eduardo Villegas López in the company of Ramon Diaz and Pedro Nel Ramírez. Until now, the stone still belongs to the Villegas family and you can access its summit by climbing 740 steps built in the monolith.

Duration: 10 hours

Meeting point

Parque de El Poblado, El Poblado, Medellin, Antioquia, Colombia

Traveler pickup is offered
- Please select your hotel in the town area as long as you have chosen the option with hotel pick-up, otherwise you must arrive at the Parque del Poblado meeting point.

-Pick up only at some hotels in the Poblado area with this option selected.
Start time: 06:30 a.m., start of pick up at hotels. Maximum waiting time 5 minutes.

- Meeting point: El Poblado Park, in the church. Start time 06.50 am minutes .
- Maximum waiting time 10 minuts, from this hour the tour will start

-On holidays and high season, the meeting time will be brought forward 15-20 minutes to the stipulated time, this will be notified to the client.

- The last people to arrive at the meeting point will not have the possibility to choose the position, it is possible that their seats are not consecutive with their companions.

- When the tour leaves the meeting point, it is not allowed to join it in another place, nor reach it on the route, for logistics and time reasons

Additional information

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • The name of the hotel must be entered.
  • identification document
  • comfortable clothes and footwear
  • sunscreen
  • If you have any medical prescription, do not forget the medicines
  • photographic camera and battery-charged cell
  • Operates in all weather conditions
  • daily departures
  • May be operated by a multi-lingual guide
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Travelers must provide their identity document necessary for travel insurance, otherwise we are not responsible for eventualities.
  • For children from 0 to 3 years old, food and beverages are not included.
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 40 travelers

Exclusions

  • the entrance to climb the peñol stone is not included, approximately 6USD (20, 000 Colombian pesos)
  • Entry/Admission - Piedra Del Penol

Ticket delivery

You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.

Cancellation

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start time of the experience.
rafael_c
May 2022

Outstanding experience. Articulate translators and awesome food. Great bus accomodations. Everyone loved the trip and we made friends from around the world.

Devron_G
May 2022

First we board the bus to get breakfast at this streetside restaurant: a simple paisa breakfast with scrambled eggs, bread, arepa and hot cocoa. Then we get to the rock Be ready for that climb it's definitely a workout; bring bug spray because at the top of the lookout some vicious bloodsucking b...

Yipman76
May 2022

It’s a wonderful experience! Locations are great, food delicious, guide (Mateo) awesome. It’s a must see!!!! I can highly recommend.

emmatravels1212
May 2022

This tour is a must if you have at least 24 hours in Medellín. Mateo’s energy, care for his guests, and passion for his country make him an excellent tour guide. I highly recommend this tour and would do it again myself. This tour company thought of every detail to put travelers at ease so they c...

roubaac
May 2022

This tour is amazing! I’ve been on a couple of tours already with Viaja Medellin and I love how organized they are, and how thoughtful the little details they add to the experiences are. The tour to the Piedra del Peñol and Guatapé was really nice, and our tour guide Mateo made sure we are all co...

Yolanda_A
May 2022

Climbing the stairs to the top! Spectacular views! Mateo was the best your guide ever. Guatape was delightful. The experience is priceless. A must do in Medellin.

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