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Tourist excursion highly recommended and even more so if you have a guide like Elisabeth and a driver like Don Luis. It has been a pleasure.
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US$ 30
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From beautiful colonial architecture to spectacular views from Peñón Rock: enjoy the best of Guatapé on this day trip from Medellin.

From beautiful colonial architecture to spectacular views from Peñón Rock: enjoy the best of Guatapé on this day trip from Medellin.

Guatapé Day Trip Itinerary

Set off from Medellin on the morning of your tour, heading towards the east. After an hour's drive, we'll make a stop to stretch your legs and then it's on 

After visiting Marinilla and building up your energy with a traditional lunch, you'll next head to La Piedra de El Peñol, or the Rock of Peñol, also known as El Peñón of Guatapé. This enormous monolith towers more than 200 metres (656 feet) above the surrounding countryside. You'll have an hour and a half of free time here, during which you'll have the opportunity to climb to the peak of the Rock. Climbing up the 740 steps gives you incredible panoramic views over the breathtaking Peñol Reservoir below.

The final part of your day trip involves a guided walking tour of Guatapé. Spend an hour and a half strolling through this picturesque colonial town, you'll discover its most emblematic landmarks and monuments, like the Church of Our Lady of Carmen and the colourful Plaza de los Zócalos square.

At the end of a day of sightseeing around Guatapé, you'll enjoy a boat ride through the Peñol reservoir. For 40 minutes, you'll drink in the surroundings of the place: an unforgettable image of Colombia's stunning natural heritage.

Then we head back to Medellin, putting an end to the tour.

Lunch Included

You'll have the choice of three different menu options for lunch:

  • Menu 1: rice, salad, potatoes, patacón (fried plantain) and trout. 
  • Menu 2: the same as Menu 1, but with grilled chicken instead of trout. 
  • Menu 3: rice, salad, beans and arepas with meat, chorizo and sausages.

If you require a vegetarian menu, please let your guide know on the day of the tour. This menu includes bean soup, rice, salad, patacón, eggs, avocado and arepas.

All dishes are served with a typical local drink: aguapanela, or sugar cane water, with lemon, a very popular natural soft drink in Colombia.

Pick Up

When booking, you can choose between two meeting points:

  • Parque Principal del Poblado: pick up at 8:00 am.
  • Estadio metro station: pick up at 8:30 am.

Children Under 4

  • Children under 4 years old go free on this tour, however for each child you'll have to pay an insurance charge of 1.50 EUR.
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Adults Children from 4 to 6 Children under 4
US$ 30
US$ 27
  • Adults

    US$ 30
  • Children from 4 to 6

    US$ 27
  • Children under 4


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Covid-19 Measures

All of our providers comply with local legislation and applicable health recommendations to avoid the spread of Covid-19. Show more

Tours or activities will not consist of more than 25 people per group.

A safe distance of one metre between clients will be maintained whenever possible.

The use of masks is obligatory. The client must bring their own mask.

Alcohol gel will be available before, during, and after the service.

All those running the service (guide, driver etc...) will wear a mask throughout its duration.

All those running the service (guide, driver etc...) will wear gloves throughout its duration.

Disinfected radio units will be provided, and headphones will be single-use.

Handing out of printed material such as maps or brochures will be avoided.

It is mandatory to present a complete vaccination certificate. The vaccine must be accepted in the country of activity.

The temperature of all attendees will be taken, and admission will be denied to those with a temperature of more than 37 degrees Celsius (99 Fahrenheit), and a full refund applied.

The transport used will be disinfected before and after each service and deep-cleaned every 24 hours.

The capacity of all means of transport will be reduced to 70% of their maximum capacity.

Showing your voucher on your phone will be enough, and it is not necessary to print anything.

Alcoholic drinks are not available.

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12 hours.

Language The activity takes place with a guide that speaks in English and Spanish.

The activity takes place with a guide that speaks in English and Spanish.


Transport by bus.

English and Spanish speaking guide.



Not included

Entrance to El Peñón Rock viewpoint (20 COP (US$ 0), approx. 5 EUR).

When to book?

You can book up until 7 hours before the activity as long as there are still places. Book now to guarantee your spot.

Type of voucher

Electronic. Show the voucher on your phone.


Wheelchair accessible. This must be indicated in the reservation. An accompanying person is required.


All services published on Civitatis are carried out in accordance with our Sustainability Code. Specifically, this activity applies the following practices: Show more

Printed material is avoided.

No single-use plastics are used.

The activity helps the conservation of biodiversity.

The activity helps the dissemination of local cultural heritage.

The activity promotes local production.

No printing of documentation required.

Promotes local employment.

Has a gender equality policy.

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Not permitted.

Frequently asked questions

  • Q - How to book?

    A - To reserve the activity, choose the date and complete the form on this page. You will receive your confirmation immediately.

If you have any other questions please contact us.

US$ 30
Free cancellation up to 7 days before

Free cancellation

Free! Free cancellation up to 7 days before the day of the activity. If you cancel under this time or do not show up, you will not be refunded.