El Peñol and Guatape Private Tour from Medellin

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El Peñol and Guatape Private Tour from Medellin
from AUD $245.69
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.
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In Brief

Medellin, Colombia
8 hours
Important InfoInfo
This is a typical itinerary for this product

Pass By: Medellin Travels, Carrera 36 8a 36 Local 36, Medellin 050021 Colombia

Stop by in our office to see the original graffiti art done by the main artist in Comuna 13!

Ask your tour guide if you want to stop in ur office.

Stop At: AVOEDEN CAFE, Cra. 36 ###8A - 36, Medellín, Antioquia, Colombia

Free option to stop at the famous Avoeden Cafe, the best coffee in town! Enjoy a fresh cup of single origin Colombian coffee (own expense).

Be sure to ask your tour guide if you want to go.

Duration: 15 minutes

Pass By: Rionegro Plaza, Cra. 45 #14, Rionegro, Antioquia, Colombia

Drive by Rionegro town enjoying the country side.

Pass By: Parque de Marinilla, Carrera 30, Marinilla Colombia

Pass by Marinilla town on your way to the rock.

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

Climb the rock of El Penol and get the most amazing views of Guatape and the lakes.

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Laguna de Guatape, Loma del Escobero, Medellin 053840 Colombia

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

Stop At: Guatape, Guatape, Antioquia Department

Visit the colonial colorful town of Guatape, discover autenthic zocalos and cobblestone roads.

Duration: 2 hours

Stop At: Iglesia de Nuestra Senora del Carmen, Guatape Colombia

Visit this beautiful colonial church.

Duration: 15 minutes

Stop At: Plazoleta de Los Zócalos, a 30-68,, Cra. 28a #302, Guatape, Guatapé, Antioquia, Colombia

Enjoy authentic zocalos in Guatape.

Duration: 15 minutes

Stop At: Guatape - Parque principal, Cl. 32 #29-61, Guatape, Guatapé, Antioquia, Colombia

Colonial main park in Guatape

Duration: 10 minutes

Pass By: Penol, Penol, Antioquia Department

Pass by El Penol authentic farmers town.


  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Transport by private vehicle
  • Profesional bilingual tour guide
  • Entrance fee to the rock
  • Entry/Admission - Piedra Del Penol
  • Entry/Admission - Laguna de Guatape


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

Departure Point

Traveler pickup is offered
We pick up guests from main hotels and airbnb in Medellin. For guests staying outside Medellin a meeting point will be given.

Additional Information

  • 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

Booking Information

You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.

Cancellation Terms

This trip is fully refundable up to 96 hours prior to the commencement of your trip.

Booking Terms and Conditions

When you book this trip, you need to read and accept the terms and conditions for booking our day trips in excursions.

Hotel Pickup

When you book, we will ask you to select a hotel to be picked up from. Once your booking is confirmed, we'll send you a confirmation voucher with full contact information (phone number, email address) for our local operator in case you need to update or change your hotel pick-up details.

Here are answers to some commonly asked questions about hotel pickup:

What if my hotel is not listed?
That's okay. When you book you can select an hotel from our list and make your way there on the day of departure; or you can contact our local operator directly to make alternate pick-up arrangements.

What if I have not yet booked a hotel?
Once your hotel arrangements are finalised, you can contact our local operator directly with your hotel details.

What if I live locally, am staying with friends or relatives, and/or don't require pick-up?
Once your booking is confirmed, we'll send you complete details and directions to the tour/activity departure point.

Scoring an average traveller rating of 5 out of 5 based on the last 24 recent reviews

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.
• Submitted 16 Dec 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.
• Submitted 24 Sep 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!
• Submitted 04 Jan 2019
Really cool trip great seeing all of the Colombian country side annd amazing view. Our guide David was knowledgeable and friendly
• Submitted 31 Dec 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.
• Submitted 01 Apr 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.
• Submitted 08 Jan 2018
The private tour of El Penol, Guatape and the waterfall was fantastic. Lina, who started the tour company, met me right on time and was a phenomenal guide. She is smart, knowledgeable about the history, culture, people and landscape of Medellin and the places we visited and was fun to talk to throughout the day. The locations were beautiful and the history and stories about them were fascinating. I highly recommend this tour.
• Submitted 03 Nov 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!
• Submitted 03 Oct 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.
• Submitted 09 Sep 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!
• Submitted 24 Jun 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.
• Submitted 25 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.
• Submitted 14 Jan 2017
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.
• Submitted 05 Dec 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.
• Submitted 21 Oct 2016
Ive been on many tours in many different parts of the world but this tour with Alex ranks as one of the best ive ever been on! His attentiveness and knowledge of Medellín and Guatapé is fantastic, you can tell he is very passionate about what he does. A must-do tour when going to Medellín.
• Submitted 02 Oct 2016
When booking this tour from my home in NYC, i really didn't know what to expect. I was traveling to Medellin with my niece18yrs old and it would be out first time there. I called Alextour guide from the Medellin hotel to confirm the tour the following day. Alex was very excited to meet us and assured us we would have the best experience ever. Alex did not fail to deliver on his promise. My niece and I had the best time ever and I would recommend this tour to anyone eager and excited to learn about the colombian history/heritage. Alex was very friendly and personable. As a bonus, Alex drove us to his villa up in the mountains to show us his crops. I will be recommending Alex to my friends and family. The bottom line is, you have to book a tour with Alex to get the full Medellin experience. It's well worth it! Alex was so great with us, I decided to use his services the next day as well. He took us on a tour of Pablo Escobar's place of death, we visited his burial ground and saw the tombstones of Pablo and his immediate family, where they were buried side by side. Alex also showed us Griselda'sgodmother of coke tombstone where she was buried only a few feet from Pablo Escobar. My niece was amazed as she is really into this kind of stuff. Alex really knows his stuff. I felt like i was living in that moment. Thank you Alex for such a wonderful once in a lifetime experience. I will never forget the time spent in Medellin. Thanks for your hospitality and insight. You have opened my eyes as to what Medellin can offer the world. BTW, beautiful and friendly people in Medellin all around. God Bless.
• Submitted 04 Sep 2016
This is was an amazing, personal tour of El Penol and Guatape. Alex is a really knowledgeable and friendly guy. He will show you a good time, and take you to some places that most people don't really know about. He goes the extra mile to make the tour amazing. The views on this tour will amaze you.
• Submitted 28 Aug 2016
My y gf and I took this tour and loved it! A great escape from the city! Alex is the best tour guide that you could ever find! Except he truly goes beyond that! I have confidence writing this because I have traveled all over the world and enjoy third world travel all the way up to five star.
• Submitted 17 Aug 2016
We booked Medellin travels for a tour of El Piedra Penol. We were picked up on time and greeted by Alex who spoke perfect English he lived in the US for years and was very friendly and informative. The car was a brand new SUV and made us feel very safe. His love for the land and his country was inspiring. We became friends over the day as we climbed La Piedra and he was taking pictures for us the whole time. He made the experience just perfect. He went above and beyond to make sure this trip was unforgettable. Because of Alex and Medellin Travels, we have a shared love of Colombia and the people. The trip was supposed to end at 4pm but Alex took his time showing us the land and the culture and didn't rush the trip one bit and we didn't get back till 7, which was fine by us. We didn't want it to end! That kind of service is unheard of back in the US and we will always remember this trip and be forever grateful to Medellin Travels, a family company for the lifetime of memories. Thank you!
• Submitted 11 Aug 2016
Great experience and beautiful scenery. Alex was a terrific guide and made the trip very pleasant. Highly recommended if you are in Medellin.
• Submitted 13 Jul 2016
The trip and guide were both excellent. Highly recommended trip.
• Submitted 23 Jun 2016
Excellent tour! Guide was incredibly knowledgeable, friendly and accommodating! Highlight of my trip to Colombia by far and an absolute must see! Only negative was the confirmation details from website when booking tour where not clear pick up details, times, tour guide name etc and no one responded to email queries on this - which was a little worrying!
• Submitted 17 Jun 2016
The tour was great! Alex is the tour guide for you if you want a knowledgable and passionate guide. I can guarantee the memories from this tour will be great. Alex is the tour guide you want to make your trip unforgettable. He even walked the steps with us to the top of the rock in El Penol!
• Submitted 06 May 2016
If you come to Medellin you have to do this tour!! No regreats!! it was amazing, the hike to the top of El Penol was totally worth it the views are like no other place, the little town of Guatape seems taken out from a move set, clean, colorfull, and so much to see and do! Alejandro from Medellin Travels was our guide and he made it so much more fun, he hiked with us and helped us get to the top on a smooth path, he knows the best places to eat and shop!! DO NOT MISS DOING THIS TOUR!! THE BEST SO FAR.
• Submitted 20 Apr 2016

In Brief

Medellin, Colombia
8 hours