Guatape Tour, Piedra del Peñol Including a Boat Tour, Breakfast and Lunch

10 to 11 hours
Pick-up offered
Free cancellation
1 - 15
Mobile ticket


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.


This is a typical itinerary for this product

Stop At: Parroquia San José del Poblado, Cra. 43A #9-30, El Poblado, Medellín, El Poblado, Medellín, Antioquia, Colombia

Nuestro guia profesional se encontrará con ustedes en la entrada De la Iglesia del Parque principal del Poblado para dar inicio al tour.

Duration: 15 minutes

Stop At: Restaurante El Cordobés, Cl. 22 #25-10, Marinilla, Antioquia, Colombia

Haremos nuestra primera parada del tour para realizar un desayuno típico Colombiano

Duration: 40 minutes

Stop At: La Fenix De América, Tv. 6 #1973 a 19-129, Peñol, Antioquia, Colombia

Visitaremos este monumento representativo del municipio de el Peñol

Duration: 10 minutes

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


Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

Stop At: Restaurante Entreaguas, Cl. 31 #31-54, Guatape, Guatapé, Antioquia, Colombia

Tomaremos el almuerzo tradicional de la región

Duration: 40 minutes

Stop At: Guatape, Guatape, Antioquia Department

Visitaremos el colorido Pueblo de Guatape con sus zócalos, la calle de los paraguas, el Malecón, y demás sitios de interés

Duration: 1 hour 20 minutes

Stop At: Réplica del Peñol, El Peñol, Peñol, Antioquia, Colombia

Conoceremos la replica del Viejo Peñol, y haremos un relajante recorrido en barco rumbero

Duration: 50 minutes

Stop At: Parque El Poblado, Calle 10 y Carrera 43A, Medellin 050014 Colombia

En este lugar finalizaremos nuestro recorrido

Duration: 5 minutes


  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Professional tour guide
  • Boat tour of the Guatapé dam with crossover music
  • Visit to the Peñol stone
  • Ruins of the Hacienda La Manuela by Pablo Escobar (Panoramic from the boat)
  • Visit the colorful town of Guatape
  • Visit Replica of the Old Peñol
  • Entry/Admission - Réplica del Peñol


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

Additional information

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Identification document
  • Comfortable clothes and footwear
  • Sunscreen
  • Operates in all weather conditions
  • Daily departures
  • May be operated by a multi-lingual guide
  • 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.
  • Bring a coat, it may be a bit chilly during the tour or on the bus.
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • It is recommended to bring cash (the climb to the Peñol rock only accepts cash and Colombian pesos, 20, 000 pesos per person).
  • Be very punctual, seats on the bus are selected on a first-come, first-served basis.
  • The order of the itinerary and restaurants may change at the guide's discretion.
  • At this moment the road has some intermittent closures, due to road works, which may cause some delays and waits during the trip.
  • We have vegetarian and vegan options for your lunch. Ask your guide
  • 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

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

May 2022

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

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...

May 2022

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

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...

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...

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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