Guatapé and El Peñol Private Tour

Guatapé and El Peñol Tour

Features of this service

Customized start time

You choose the start time. We can give you recommendations.

You decide where to start and end the tour

We pick you up wherever you indicate (usually, hotel or lodging). In the end, we take you wherever you want to go. All within the urban area.

Transportation by car or van

Transportation will be exclusive for you and your group. You decide if you want to stop on the way, air conditioning, open windows, music, etc.

You set the pace

You decide how much time to dedicate to each activity. The guide will only determine the time of return.

Other tour options Guatapé and El Peñol:

Guatapé and El Peñol Standard Tour

Standard Tour

  • Transportation by public bus or van.
  • Start at a fixed time at the meeting point.
  • One guide for every 19 travelers.
  • Time limit on each activity.
Guatapé and El Peñol Low Cost Tour

Low cost tour

  • Public bus transportation.
  • Start at a fixed time at the meeting point.
  • A guide for all travelers.
  • Time limit on each activity.


Delight yourself with the magic of the landscape, the exuberance of the Piedra del Peñol or Peñón de Guatapé, a boat ride on the Peñol-Guatapé dam, the traditional charm of a colorful town adorned with sockets and the traditional food of the area.

The trip departs from Medellín to Guatapé, a municipality located in eastern Antioquia, on a journey of approximately 80 kilometers (50 miles).


Book any of our private tours and you will receive a copy of our book Medellín Up Close – Medellín de cerca. LIMITED TIME OFFER (terms and conditions apply).

Medellín Up Close – Medellín de cerca is the most beautiful and complete collection book and tourist guide about the city. This work was awarded by the Colombian Ministry of Culture. Its retail price in tourist sites and bookstores in the country is COP ($) 59,900.

Duration of the tour

Approximate duration

11 hours
From the agreed start time until we drop you off at the same place where we picked you up or any other place you indicate.

Ideal for…

– Passing by, walking and taking pictures at the Piedra del Peñol (or Peñón de Guatapé) and the colorful streets and facades adorned with baseboards.
– Enjoy the spectacular view from the top of the Piedra del Peñol.
– Sailing in the waters of the Peñol-Guatapé reservoir.
– Spot the luxury houses of some personalities, located on the islands, peninsulas and surrounding areas of the dam.
– To know the history of the territory.



– Piedra del Peñol (Peñón de Guatapé): enjoy the spectacular view offered by this unique place in the world and take unforgettable photos. The ascent to the top of the rock is optional and has an additional cost that is paid directly at the ticket office. Current rate: COP 25,000.
– Town of El Peñol and Templo Roca (Rock Temple): walk through the center of this town and its catholic parish church built in the likeness of the Peñol Stone.
– Old Peñol Replica: this “mini village” is a small-scale replica of what was the old main square of the municipality of El Peñol.
– Lunch: enjoy a typical local dish in a restaurant selected by Medellín de Cerca. Options with animal protein and for vegetarians.
– Boat ride (standard service shared with other tourists; can be changed to private service during the reservation): navigate on the waters of the Peñol-Guatapé reservoir and learn about the history of the place from local guides.
– Streets of Guatapé: main park, Calle de las Sombrillas, Plazoleta de los Zócalos, Calle del Recuerdo, Malecón.

Attention! In this private tour you can spend as much time as you wish on each activity (except for the boat ride, which has a defined duration). You can also request free time for activities on your own. The guide will only define the time of return, so that the tour does not exceed the total duration agreed upon.

Extra services available

These complements are optional and have additional values to the tour rate.


Private tour rates

If you require a private tour for more than ten people, contact us via chat or Whatsapp line +57 (324) 261 2618.

Surcharge for script in English:
COP $ 80,000 (one-time fee, applicable only once to the entire group).


What does it include?

– Private transportation by car, SUV or van.
– Tour guide or driver guide, exclusive for the group.
– Medical assistance policy.
– Lunch.

Does not include

  • Unspecified food or beverages.

Tour start times

You decide the time. Choose from the different schedule options you will find in the booking form or contact us through the chat button (located at the bottom of this page) or Whatsapp line +57 (324) 261 2618, to request a personalized pick-up time.


  • Contact us via chat or Whatsapp line to let us know the time and place of pick up. This way we make sure to meet you correctly.
  • Once you complete your reservation, we will send you a complete list of recommendations to your email or Whatsapp.

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