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El Peñol and Guatape Private Tour from Medellin

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Medellin, Colombia
El Peñol and Guatape Private Tour from Medellin

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icon8 hours  (approx.)
Hotel pickup offered
Mobile ticket
iconOffered in: English and 3 more
Good for avoiding crowds

Overview

Travel in comfort to El Peñol from Medellín on this private tour that includes transportation in a new air-conditioned vehicle. Get a personalized experience on a fully narrated tour that can be catered to your interests regarding the history and culture of the region.
  • Make the drive to El Peñol in the comfort of a private air-conditioned vehicle
  • Fully narrated tour provides insight into culture and history throughout the trip
  • Climb to the top of El Peñol for a great view of the surrounding area
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off included
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Hotel pickup and drop-off
Transport by private vehicle
Profesional bilingual tour guide
Entrance fee to the rock
Food and drinks
Lunch (at own expense)
Gratuities
Souvenir photos (available to purchase)

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We pick up guests from main hotels and airbnb in Medellin. For guests staying outside Medellin a meeting point will be given.
Meet your private guide at your hotel in Medellín and hop into an air-conditioned car to start your tour. With just your guide and your private party, head to El Peñol, a well-known boulder with a great view of the surrounding area. Throughout the ride, listen to commentary about the history and culture of the area from your guide.

Upon arrival, climb the 700 steps to the top of the boulder with your guide, who entertains and informs you during the trip. After admiring the view, come back down to tour the town of Guatape and eat lunch on the waterfront (own expense). You can optionally ride a boat around the lake, depending on time.

Pass through a number of small towns before returning to your hotel (drop-off is later for passengers who choose the waterfall option).
Itinerary
Pass By:  
Rionegro Plaza
Drive by Rionegro town enjoying the country side.
Pass By:  
Parque de Marinilla
Pass by Marinilla town on your way to the rock.
Stop At:  
Piedra Del Penol
Climb the rock of El Penol and get the most amazing views of Guatape and the lakes.
Duration: 1 hour 
Admission Ticket Included
Stop At:  
Laguna de Guatape
Enjoy a day outside the city visiting the Rock where you can see what many consider the best view of the world! Enjoy the view of the lakes from the Rock, on the road and in Guatape town.
Duration: 2 hours 
Admission Ticket Included
Stop At:  
Guatape
Visit the colonial colorful town of Guatape, discover autenthic zocalos and cobblestone roads.
Duration: 2 hours 
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Iglesia de Nuestra Senora del Carmen
Visit this beautiful colonial church.
Duration: 15 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Plazoleta de Los Zócalos
Enjoy authentic zocalos in Guatape.
Duration: 15 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Parque Principal de Guatapé
Colonial main park in Guatape
Duration: 10 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Pass By:  
Penol
Pass by El Penol authentic farmers town.
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Please bring Colombian Pesos with you for souvenirs, food, tips etc.
  • Dress code is casual; wear comfortable clothing and tennis shoes
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
  • OPERATED BY Medellin Travels
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.

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The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during El Peñol and Guatape Private Tour from Medellin?
A:The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
See all safety measures taken by El Peñol and Guatape Private Tour from Medellin.
Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during El Peñol and Guatape Private Tour from Medellin?
A:The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
See all safety measures taken by El Peñol and Guatape Private Tour from Medellin.
Q:
What is the social distancing policy during El Peñol and Guatape Private Tour from Medellin?
A:The policies on social distancing are:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
See all safety measures taken by El Peñol and Guatape Private Tour from Medellin.
Q:
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during El Peñol and Guatape Private Tour from Medellin?
A:The policies on staff health & safety are:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
See all safety measures taken by El Peñol and Guatape Private Tour from Medellin.

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  • "El penol was worth the 700 steps as the view from the top is spectacular." See review

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Go for it
Kevin_K
, May 2022
We booked this last minute because we were told not to miss Guatape while in Medellin. This was perfect advice. The rock was cool and Guatape beautiful. Ana, our guide, was fantastic. Fun, smart and helpful. I highly recommend.
icon Response from Host , May 2022
Kevin, thank you kindly for your review. We are stoked that you had a perfect time with our guide! Thanks for being an awesome guest yourself and for highly recommending us! Don't forget to refer us to friends and family! Best regards, Alex from Medellintravels.com
star-5
Nice Fresh Tour
Gustavo_V
, Mar 2022
The tour guide was excellent. It is a 1:30 hour ride to get to the Peñol. The Peñol hike can take you between 18-30 minutes depending on your physical condition. Veronica, our tour guide was great. After the Peñol yo take a stroll around Guatapé town which ia very colorful.
icon Response from Host , Mar 2022
Gustavo, Thanks so much for reviewing us and especially for letting other guests know how long the drive is and the average time it takes to go up the steps at the rock. We appreciate you and all of our guests who take their time to write reviews that are useful for others. Feel free to refer us to friends and family, we'll take good care of them. Best regards, Alex from Medellintravels.com
star-5
Guatape Tour with Boat Ride
sjw233
, Mar 2022
Highly recommend the Guatape tour. We did the add on boat ride and it is worth it. Our tour guide Alex was very knowledgeable about Medellin and Guatape.
icon Response from Host , Mar 2022
Thank you so much for highly recommending our Guatape tour, proudly the #1 Guatape tour in town. We are stoked that you added on the boat ride by contacting us ahead of time, and yes, it is totally worth it like you stated! The boat add on just gives it that extra magic, the cream on top of the cake if you will. We appreciate you and hope to have you back soon. We love our guests and referrals, so go ahead and give your friends and family our card, we'll take good care of them! Regards, Alex from Medellintravels.com
star-5
very good experience - recommendable!
Matteo_I
, Mar 2022
Cordial and prepared guide (Veronika) and driver (Sebastian). A very pleasant experience, certainly recommendable.
icon Response from Host , Mar 2022
Thank you kindly for your review. We at Medellin Travels take care of our guests like family and go to great lenghts to deliver the optimum experience to each and everyone. We appreciate you and hope to have you back in the near future. Best regards, Alex from Medellintravels.com
star-5
Great Experience, great guide!
Jack_S
, Oct 2021
A very nice trip with a very informative guide, Danielle, who provided information in both Spanish and English. Climbing the rock was exhausting but quite rewarding!!
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-5
Awesomest
CarlosA_G
, Aug 2021
I truly appreciate both my tour guide and driver for making my experience one I will never forget. Highly recommend it for all. Thank you
icon Response from Host , Aug 2021
Hey Carlos, it was our sincere pleasure to have you as a guest. We truly appreciate you as well. Our guests are like family to us. We are super happy that it was an experience that you'll never forget! Thanks for highly recommending us and for choosing the top tour company in Medellin for private tours! We are here for you and your loved ones for future travels with us. Your friends at medellintravels.com
star-5
Beautiful Experience
Diego_S
, Jun 2021
My guide Daniela was so very well versed on the details of the tour! She made it a point to find my cuisine of choice, ceviche, in Guatape, and we had a great lunch and conversation. Highly recommend!
icon Response from Host , Aug 2021
Diego, thanks for your review. We are very happy to have catered and tailored your eating desires and are stoked that you had a memorable vacation touring with us! Thank you for highly recommending your friends here at Medellintravels.com
star-5
Great experience
Ludovit_T
, Dec 2019
Me and my daughter were picked by a guide at the hotel exactly as agreed. We had a good day expanding our knowledge about the visited location thanks to our guide.
star-5
A must see in Colombia
Andre_E
, Sep 2019
It was a great experience. El penol was worth the 700 steps as the view from the top is spectacular. Guatape is the most beautiful town I have seen ever. The guide knowledge was very good and she and the driver went out of their way to assist us.
star-5
Great Tour!
Kristin_N
, Jan 2019
We had a great time on the tour, the guide was very knowledgable and you get to a lot of great places and learn a ton about El Penol and Guatape. Would definitely recommend!
star-5
Incredible
Craig M
, Dec 2018
Really cool trip great seeing all of the Colombian country side annd amazing view. Our guide David was knowledgeable and friendly
star-5
Fantastic tour with very friendly...
Justin B
, Apr 2018
Fantastic tour with very friendly and informative guide. Cannot recommend this tour enough--it was one of my favorite parts of my 10 days in Colombia.
star-5
This was a great tour! Alex, the...
Kimberly_B
, Jan 2018
This was a great tour! Alex, the owner of Medellín tours was great! He knows the shortcuts and the locals so he can bring it all together nicely! He has a great wealth of knowledge and he is very friendly. Would highly recommend this tour with his business.
star-5
If you take only one tour during...
Robert_A
, Oct 2017
If you take only one tour during your visit to Colombia, this should be the one!! El Peñol and Guatapé was the second tour we took with Lina from Medellin Travels, and once again she did not let us down! We left in the morning, stopping for local pan de queso along the way. We got to El Peñol, where she gave us lots of time to climb the rock and enjoy the view along the way. At the top we relaxed for a bit, took lots of photos, and had a drink and a paleta before climbing back down. Then we headed into beautiful Guatapé for a traditional lunch at an amazing restaurant and a little bit of walking and shopping around town. Overall, this tour was absolutely wonderful and should not be missed!
star-5
Fantastic tour and excellent...
THOMAS_W
, Sep 2017
Fantastic tour and excellent personal service provided throughout. I am late making this review as I thought it had been submitted! Taken in May and from the beginning was a fantastic experience, with full personal service on this private tour. Pickup from the hotel was prompt and my driver/guide Alexwas superb. This tour is highly recommended for personal service throughout the day, from start to finish.
star-5
Amazing tour! Alex from Medellin...
Linet M
, Jun 2017
Amazing tour! Alex from Medellin travels was great. Fluent in English and great tour guide. Climbing the penol rock was a unique experience and the view from top amazing! The town of guatape was beautiful and had a delicious lunch at a local restaurant. I would recommend this tour for everyone!
star-5
This private trip is amazing...
Liu_C
, Jan 2017
This private trip is amazing, amazing staff and amazing view. The Gatape town is colorful and beatiful, and the view of the islands is majestical. The guide is also the driver, she let me to take my time and gives me a good recommendation for the lunch. I really enjoy it.
star-5
Our tour guide was very...
Marta S
, Jan 2017
Our tour guide was very professional. He picked us up on time from the hotel and his car was clean. During our tour he stopped at a nice place on the road for us to get some Colombian coffee and cheese bread. He was very knowledgeable and friendly, and gave us really good explanations of the area and the town's history. Beautiful views from the top of El Peñol!....just prepare yourself for climbing over 700 steps...Definitely a must see if you are in Medellin for a few days and have time to leave the city for a day.
star-5
We had a wonderful experience with...
Grant M
, Dec 2016
We had a wonderful experience with Alex and his wife heading out to Guatape and El Penol. The ride was comfortable, the conversation was engaging, and the expectations were all met and then exceeded. Not to mention this is one of the most beautiful places I've ever been! This is an absolute must-do while in Medellin. Next time I'm in the area, I'm going to contact Alex again for sure. The food, people, and beauty of Antioquia is unmatched.
star-5
Our trip was fabulous, I chose Alex...
Barrie S
, Oct 2016
Our trip was fabulous, I chose Alex for his great reviews and was not at all disappointed. My companion was more comfortable with Spanish and Alex moved back and forth between English and Spanish effortlessly. He was extremely knowledgeable and his car was very comfortable. Alex took us to a local place in Guatape for lunch and we enjoyed the best bandeja paisa of our trip. We did some shopping in the town and Alex was very patient and helpful. He seemed more like an old friend than a guide we had just met. I highly recommend Alex and this wonderful tour.

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