Medellin to El Penol and Guatape Private Full-Day Guided Tour

Day Trips & Excursions in Guatapé

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Experience breathtaking views of El Peñol and visit Guatape. This tour takes you to the colorful town of Guatape, where get to climb the huge rock of El Peñol, enjoy an amazing view, and visit the phoenix, plaza de los zocalos, colonial roads,  the lake,  promenade, drive by Rionegro, Llanogrande, and much more. Enjoy with a relaxing hotel pick-up and drop-off while your professional  guide shares with you the beauty of Guatape.  All entrance fees are included on this 7 - 8-hours tour with lunch at your own expense.
Our friendly and professional tour guide picks you up at your hotel at 9:00 am. From there you will be transported in a new, comfortable, and private SUV or new spacious vehicle with air condition, tinted windows, and insurance, to the Great Rock of El Peñol, considered by many the best view of the world. Lay back and relax while your completely fluent tour professional delights you with all the intricacies of our land, history, and culture. It's a two hour drive to the town of El Peñol. You will be accompanied by your local, certified tour guide all the way to the top of the rock, making stops along the way to indulge yourselves with incredible views. Our next stop will be in the picturesque town of Guatape, where homes and businesses are intricately brimming with vibrant colors! Two blocks away from the town plaza, we will go to our next destination, the promenade, were you will enjoy a brief stroll, caressed by the cool breeze of the lake. You'll relish lunch in a famous traditional paisa cuisine restaurant with a direct view of the lakes (at your own expense). Afterwards, you will visit the plaza de los zocalos, colonial roads and n the way back we will pass by the phoenix in the town of El Peñol. From there, you pass through Marinilla, Rionegro, Llano Grande, where you will encounter beautiful lands with perfect climates, and appreciate nature intertwined with new dwellings, and much more. Last, you will be dropped off at your hotel at approximately 4:45 pm, depending on traffic and climate conditions. Guests that choose the full tour plus the "Waterfall option" will be dropped off a little later. Book in advance, you don't want to miss out, this tour is a must if you are in Medellin.

What’s included

  • Fuel surcharge
  • Driver/guide
  • Professional Tour guide 
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Transport by private vehicle
  • Local taxes
  • All parking fees for 3-4 places
  • All toll road fees
  • All Entrance fees

What’s not included

  • Food and drinks
  • Lunch (at own expense)
  • Snacks 
  • Gratuities (optional)
  • Souvenir photos (available to purchase)


  • Enjoy a day away from the hustle and bustle of the city
  • All entrance fees included
  • Private tour is operated with just your party and a guide/driver