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El Penol & Guatape Private Tour from Medellin

Tour 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.

Meet your private guide at your hotel in Medellín at 9 a.m. and hop into an air-conditioned car to start your tour. With just your guide and your private party.

Prior to embarking on our journey, guests will get a taste of the best single origin coffee in Medellin with a touch of art at the Avoeden Cafe in El Poblado. The coffee here is insanely delicious, a perfect way to gear up for the road ahead.

Drive two hours to reach 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. 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 at roughly 4:45 p.m., or later for passengers who choose the waterfall option.

Tour Itinerary

Departure Point

Your lodging in Medellín

Departure Time


Return Details

Return to your lodging in Medellin

What’s Included / Not Included

  • Fuel surcharge
  • Driver/guide
  • Professional photographer 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
  • Food and drinks
  • Lunch (at own expense)
  • Optional boat ride (at own expense)
  • Gratuities (optional)
  • Souvenir photos (available to purchase)

Our Cancellation Policy

If you cancel at least 7 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee. If you cancel between 3 and 6 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is a 50 percent cancellation fee. If you cancel within 2 day(s) of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.

What To Bring

  • Sunblock
  • Hat
  • Sunglasses
  • Copy of your ID
  • Jacket (only on rainy season)

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at the time of booking
  • Please bring Colombian Pesos with you for souvenirs, food, tips etc.
  • Dress code is casual; wear comfortable clothing and tennis shoes