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Tour of Guatapé + Boat Ride
Activities in Medellín

Tour of Guatapé + Boat Ride

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  • English and Spanish
  • 10 hours 30 minutes - 12 hours

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 7 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 and 6:30 pm.

Important Information

  • On the bus journey, children under the age of 4 years must sit on the lap of a responsible adult.
  • We recommend wearing comfortable shoes and clothing.
  • Don't forget your suncream! 


Adults Children under 4 years old
Tour of Guatapé + Boat Ride
US$ 36.40
US$ 6.50

Tour of Guatapé + Boat Ride

  • Adults

    US$ 36.40
  • Children under 4 years old

    US$ 6.50

More Information


10 hours 30 minutes - 12 hours.


This is a bilingual (English/Spanish) guided tour.


English and Spanish speaking guide.

Transport by bus or minibus.



Boat trip.

Not included

Fee to climb the La Piedra del Peñol rock (5 euros per person).

When to book?

Book as soon as possible to guarantee availability, especially during public holidays and festivities.

You can book up until the same day (8:00 PM local time) if there are still places available.


Once your booking has been confirmed, you will receive an email containing your booking voucher. Please print it out or download on your smartphone/tablet to show on the day of the activity.

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 still have more questions, check out our section on frequently asked questions. If you need help to book an activity or have any enquiries, please contact us.


No (not suitable for people with reduced mobility).

US$ 36.40
No hidden fees or surcharges
Free cancellation up to 3 days before

Meeting point

Parque El Poblado.


Free! Free cancellation up to 3 days before the day of the activity. If you cancel under this time or do not show up, you will not be refunded.