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Medellin Day Trip: Guatape and El Peñol

Visit the colourful city of Guatape outside of Medellin, Colombia and climb El Peñol, a gigantic rock that provides gorgeous views of emerald waters and sprawling land. This day tour from Medellin will show you the beautiful nature and fascinating culture that can be enjoyed about 2.5 hours away from Colombia’s second-largest city.

Guatape is a small town located along a reservoir and you will get to experience all its charm and history with your guide. Then climb more than 600 steps to the top of a 200m-high granite monolith set near the reservoir named El Peñol. This Medellin day trip will also give you the chance to glide across the stunning reservoir on fun boat ride. This day trip from Medellin is perfect for travellers looking to experience fascinating culture and awesome views.

Depature Time: 9 am Monday-Sunday 


EXPERIENCE TYPE Nature and Culture

Medellin Guatape Tour
Tour Highlights
What to Expect

Detailed Itinerary

Departure Time: 9 am

We will pick you up from your hotel in Medellin and drive about 2.5 hours to reach the town of Guatape. With its vibrant colours and proximity to the water, Guatape serves as a popular holiday spot among Colombians. The main plaza features a beautiful traditional church and small shops that sell handicrafts and souvenirs. 

Also known El Peñol de Guatape, this 200m-high granite monolith was once worshiped by indigenous people. Workers installed a staircase along the side of the rock so visitors can climb more than 600 steps to reach the top. The climb is not difficult, but people with bad knees might find it challenging. Take your time on the climb to enjoy the stunning views. Once at the summit, revel in the picturesque emerald-green water below.

Take a ride on a boat through the reservoir that sits around Guatape and El Peñol. Your tour guide will teach you more about the importance of this body of water and you will get a chance to see other tourists and locals take part in water sports and activities. A boat ride is a great way to enjoy a new perspective of the area while getting to relax after climbing so many stairs.

Finish Time: 5 pm

Essential Information

What's Included

  • Private transfer to and from the hotel
  • Guided tour in English
  • Traditional Colombian lunch 
  • Entry tickets to EL Peñol
  • Reservoir boat ride
  • Day tour insurance

What's Not Included

  • Any other personal expenses and tips

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