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Activities in Medellín

Tour of Guatapé + Boat Ride

Free cancellation up to 48 hours before the service starts

Discover Guatapé on this tour that will take you from the city of eternal spring to one of the region's most emblematic places. Enjoy a boat ride, climb the La Piedra del Peñol rock and discover the history of one of Pablo Escobar's mansions

Discover Guatapé on this tour that will take you from the city of eternal spring to one of the region's most emblematic places. Enjoy a boat ride, climb the La Piedra del Peñol rock and discover the history of one of Pablo Escobar's mansions

Tour of Guatapé + Boat Ride

We'll meet at 6:50 am in Medellin's Parque El Poblado​ and from there we'll head through the beautiful green landscapes until we reach the town of Guarne. Here, we'll have breakfast of an arepa with scrambled, cheese and fried plantains, before making our way to El Peñol, known for being the most colourful town in Colombia!

In El Peñol, we'll board a boat and enjoy a relaxing cruise around the beautiful Guatapé dam. As we sail along, we'll see La Piedra del Peñol rock, standing 721 feet (220 metres) tall, and the ruins of the famous Hacienda la Manuela, one of the mansions that belonged to drug lord Pablo Escobar. We'll discover the history of this house and then continue our trip towards the La Piedra del Peñol rock.

Once at the rock, you'll be able to climb up the 740 stairs to get to the top. It sounds tiring, but it's worth it to see the incredible views of Guatapé! Afterwards, you'll be able to replenish your energy with a well-deserved typical lunch of beans, rice, plantain, arepas and meat.

Next, we'll head to the promenade in Guatapé, where we'll see a beautiful sunset and then we'll make our way to the main square, the Plaza de los Zócalos, where you'll be able to admire the colourful houses and murals, full of stories waiting to be discovered.

After exploring this lively town, we'll return to Medellin, where the tour will come to an end between 5:30 pm and 6 pm.

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Price

Adults Children under 4 years old
Tour of Guatapé + Boat Ride
US$ 32.60
Free

Tour of Guatapé + Boat Ride

  • Adults

    US$ 32.60
  • Children under 4 years old

    Free

More Information

Covid-19 Measures

Please check local restrictions before traveling. All of our services comply with recommendations to avoid the spread of Covid-19.

Duration

10 hours 30 minutes - 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.

Included

Transport by bus or minibus.

English speaking guide.

Breakfast and lunch.

Boat trip.

Not included

Fee to climb the La Piedra del Peñol Rock: 5 (US$ 4.80) per person.

When to book?

You can book up until 4 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.

Accessibility

Not wheelchair accessible.

Sustainability

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 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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Pets

Not permitted.

Frequently asked questions

  • Q - Will children under 4 years old have reserved seats?

    A - No. Children under 4 years old can go on this activity for free, but they'll need to sit on their parent or guardian's lap during the bus journey.

  • 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.

Free cancellation

Free! Free cancellation up to 48 hours before the activity starts. If you cancel under this time or do not show up, you will not be refunded.

Meeting point

Parque El Poblado.

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