Private Guatape and El Peñol Day-Trip from Medellin

Private Guatape and El Peñol Day-Trip from Medellin

Enjoy a private tour outside of Medellin to the famous Guatapé dam and El Peñol boulder. Enjoy a traditional lunch with the view of the water, the colorful town of Guatapé, hike El Peñol or you may swap the hike for a boat ride.

This is a typical itinerary for this product

Stop At: Guatape Dam, Malecon, Guatape 053847 Colombia

This tour will take you to one of Colombia’s must-see attractions: the massive rock La Piedra de Guatapé, also known as El Peñol or simply La Piedra (The Stone). Merely a one-and-a-half hour drive east of Medellín, the rock is located right next to the Peñol-Guatapé Dam, near the border of the towns Guatapé and El Peñol. You’ll be breathless after climbing up the 649 stairs – not only because of the hike but also the astonishing view!

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

As soon as you get off the bus, you are ready to start the hike up to the top of La Piedra, where you’ll have time to relax and marvel at the panoramic view over the beautiful lake and its magnificent surroundings.

Back at the bottom, you’ll have a closer look at the environment and capture its beauty from different perspectives. You will also get to hear the story about the letters G and U imprinted on the north side of the rock, telling us about two cities claiming El Peñol as their own.

The next part of our tour includes visiting the gorgeous colorful town of Guatapé. Walking down the cobblestone streets of the laid-back village you’ll admire the decorative panels at the base of the houses. In Guatapé you’ll also get a delicious meal in one of the nicest traditional restaurants with the best local ingredients.

After a good hike, and a walk through the town of Guatapé, you’ll return to the bus and will be on your way back to Medellín.

Duration: 4 hours

Informacion Adicional
"Confirmation will be received at time of booking"
"Infant seats available"
"We recommend wearing comfortable clothes ans shoes as well as sunscreen and a cap or hat."
"Not wheelchair accessible"
"Not recommended for travelers with back problems"
"Not recommended for pregnant travelers"
"No heart problems or other serious medical conditions"
"Changes on the tour may occur due to external factors. These changes will be notified to you with anticipation."
"Most travelers can participate"
"This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate"
"Face masks required for travelers in public areas"
"Face masks required for guides in public areas"
"Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized"
"Guides required to regularly wash hands"

Start Time: 08:00 AM
Duration: 8 Hours
Start location: Traveler pickup is offered
Pick up service from Medellín Hotels /Accommodations. Please enter your pick up details.

* Note: pick-up from other towns have an additional cost (including but not limited to Envigado, Bello, Itagüí, Rionegro). Please contact us to arrange it.

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


  • Expert guide in Spanish or English
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Typical Colombian lunch
  • Entry tickets
  • Entry/Admission - Piedra Del Penol

Not Included

  • Optional tips and gratuities
  • Unspecified food or beverage
  • Personal expenses
  • Boat ride along the dam


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