Guatape And El Peñol Day Trip From Medellin With Traditional Colombian Lunch

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  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Hotel pickup Available
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 8 Hrs
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  • Departure Time :
    8:00 AM
  • Departure Details :
    Traveler pickup is offered
    Pick up service from Medellín Hotels /Accommodations. Please enter your pick up details.
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  • Return Details :
    Returns to original departure point
  • Cancellation Policy :
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.


Escape Medelln for the day and take a trip to Guatap, an amazing town surrounded by Antioquia's green hills and fresh water lakes. Enjoy a relaxing day in one of Colombia's most picturesque towns and visit the famous El Peon rock, towering at 7,000 feet (2,100 meters) above sea level.

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Spend a day away from Medelln and take a trip by comfortable coach to the beautiful town of Guatap. Also known as Pueblo de Zcalos, Guatap is famous for the beautiful pastel-colored paintings found on the lower half of nearly every building in the town's historic center. Explore the picturesque town by foot as you stroll through its cobblestone streets and shop for handicrafts at the local markets.

With your guide, head over to the famous El Peon rock, an enormous monolithic formation and the town's most-visited site. Using the 650-step staircase, climb to the top of this gigantic boulder, whose peak stands majestically at 7,000 feet (2,100 meters) above sea level. You hard work will pay off once you reach the top, where youll take in unbeatable views of the landscape below.
Relax at the summit and enjoy 360-degree views of the town, the lakes and the mountains. Then, take a break and enjoy a delicious Colombian lunch (own expense) at a local restaurant.

Take in spectacular views before hopping back on the coach and driving back to your Medelln hotel.


Day trip to Guatap

Bilingual English- and Spanish-speaking guide

Hotel pickup and drop-off




Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Infant seats available

This tour includes an insurance. Please send Passport number by the time of booking to make the insurance effective

Traveler Reviews

  • 22-Feb-2018

    This tour was great and the tour guide as well! Highly recommend it!!

  • 25-Aug-2017

    We had an amazing day out with Juan Carlos who was really knowledgable about the area and also any questions about Medellin. We were blessed with a great, sunny day and found the walk up the 750 stairs easier than anticipated. Once we reached the top and had a look around, we tried a Michelana for the first time beer with mango and salt and loved it. Lunch was typical of the area and they even catered for my vegan requirements. After lunch we tried some amazing Colombian coffee, before exploring the beautiful, quaint town of Guatape. Highly recommend.

  • 28-Jul-2016

    A fabulous trip. we loved Guatape, and thoroughly enjoyed climbing the rock. Strongly recommend this trip!

  • 18-Aug-2015

    Jose was a great tour guide! Beautiful town - recommended!

  • 30-Jun-2015

    Nicely run tour from Medellin. Tour guides were on time, courteous, and allowed met set the pace for the activities. Sights were nice and the tour guide had a good knowledge of the area and could accommodate english for me.

  • 29-Apr-2015

    This tour was amazing!

  • 01-Jan-2015

    This tour was absolutely fantastic! I am a 20 something who usually travels solo and usually hates doing tours. This day trip was an amazing exception! My guide, Camilo, was interesting, listened well and was very helpful. I would absolutely recommend this tour to others and plan on booking with the same company next time I come to Colombia. 5 Star experience!

  • 27-Jan-2014

    Fantastic trip with an outstanding, English speaking guide who taught us a great deal. This set a high standard for the rest of your trips. Just one thing, when we returned to the hotel and read the itinerary, we should have had a boat trip included....

  • 06-Jan-2014

    Excellent trip. Our driver/guide picked us up at our hotel at 9am, stopping along the way for a regional take on arepas (included). Then to the replica of the old El Penon town (before it was flooded) and a view of the lake. Next, up to La Piedra del Peñol and the rough, but rewarding, climb up. This was followed by our tour of the beautiful village of Guatape and an hour's boat ride before the drive back. Guide was excellent as well--personable and informative. Certainly a highlight of our Colombia trip.

  • 03-Jul-2013

    This was a great trip. Views at Guatapé were superb, and we loved the climb. Had a great lunch in a picture perfect colonial town on the lakes. Camilo was a wonderful host for our family trip. We would highly recommend him to other travelers! He knew his history, he was very proud of his country and its accomplishments, and he had a great sense of humor -- all this kept our family, including our early 20s young adult children entertained!