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El Peñol and Guatape Private Tour from Medellin
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El Peñol and Guatape Private Tour from Medellin

By Medellin Travels
Recommended by 97% of travelers
97% of reviewers gave this product a bubble rating of 4 or higher.
About
Leave the crowds behind and travel to the impressive El Peñol rock formation with ease on this private tour from Medellín, with included round-trip transfer from your hotel via air-conditioned vehicle. Benefit from your guide’s undivided attention as you climb the monolith for panoramic views of the region and explore its surrounding towns, avoiding hidden costs with attraction admission included in the price.
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Ages 3-99
Duration: 8h
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Live guide: Portuguese, English, Italian, Spanish
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Highlights
  • Swap bustling Medellín for the Colombian countryside on a tour to El Peñol
  • Climb the towering Stone of El Peñol for views of the reservoir and beyond
  • Benefit from the personalized attention and insights of your private guide
  • Round-trip transportation from your hotel ensures a hassle-free trip

  • 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
What's not included
  • Food and drinks
  • Lunch (at own expense)
  • Gratuities
  • Souvenir photos (available to purchase)


Start:Multiple pickup locations offered.
    Pickup details
    • We pick up guests from main hotels and airbnb in Medellin. For guests staying outside Medellin a meeting point will be given. Please note that we do not charge extra for tours in other languages are subjected to availability.
    Hotel pickup offered
    During checkout you will be able to select from the list of included hotels.
      Additional pickup options
      During checkout you will be able to select from the list of included pickup points.
      • Diez Hotel Categoría Colombia, Cl 10A #34-11, El Poblado, Medellín, El Poblado, Medellín, Antioquia, Colombia
      End:This activity ends back at the meeting point.

        • Wheelchair accessible
        • Stroller accessible
        • Service animals allowed
        • Infants must sit on laps
        If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 29265P1

        • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
        • Most travelers can participate
        • Please bring Colombian Pesos with you for souvenirs, food, tips etc.
        • Dress code is casual; wear comfortable clothing and tennis shoes
        • Please note that we do not charge extra for tours in other languages besides English and Spanish. However, our guides in other languages such as French, German, italian and Portuguese are subjected to availability.
        • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate

        • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

        Which attractions will I visit with El Peñol and Guatape Private Tour from Medellin?
        How much is El Peñol and Guatape Private Tour from Medellin?
        El Peñol and Guatape Private Tour from Medellin price starts from ₱8,486.96. Discover and book El Peñol and Guatape Private Tour from Medellin on Tripadvisor
        What is the El Peñol and Guatape Private Tour from Medellin cancellation policy?
        El Peñol and Guatape Private Tour from Medellin cancellation policy: For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Discover and book El Peñol and Guatape Private Tour from Medellin on Tripadvisor
        Which company provides El Peñol and Guatape Private Tour from Medellin?
        El Peñol and Guatape Private Tour from Medellin is hosted by Medellin Travels. Read reviews, discover additonal experiences or contact Medellin Travels on Tripadvisor. Discover and book El Peñol and Guatape Private Tour from Medellin on Tripadvisor

        If you have questions about this tour or need help making your booking, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 29265P1

        Reserve your spot
        Itinerary
        • You'll get picked up
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        • Pass by
          Centro Comercial Rionegro Plaza
          Parque de Marinilla
        • 1
          Piedra Del Penol
          Stop: 60 minutes - Admission included
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        • 2
          Laguna de Guatape
          Stop: 2 hours - Admission included
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        • 3
          Guatape
          Stop: 2 hours
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        • 4
          Iglesia de Nuestra Senora del Carmen
          Stop: 15 minutes
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        • 5
          Plazoleta de Los Zócalos
          Stop: 15 minutes
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        • 6
          Parque Principal de Guatapé
          Stop: 10 minutes
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          Pass by
          Penol
        • You'll return to the starting point
        About the operator
        Don’t take it from us – here’s what people have to say about this operator:
        • Medellin Travels
          516
          Medellin, Colombia
          Joined in October 2015
        • jennamR1280OO
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Amazing tour guide
          Out guide John was amazing, he taught us so much about the history of Comuna 13 and what it was like growing up in the city. He was so passionate about this city and made this experience unforgettable for us. He was very accommodating to my grandmother who couldn't walk very well. He was kind and so knowledgeable. I cannot recommend this tour enough, the story of Communal 13 is tragic yet shows the resilience of this city and it's people. John showed us this, and was so great we booked a second tour with him. Cannot recommend this tour and guide more! John and this tour was one fight highlights if our trip to Medellin.
          Written March 23, 2024
        • dancingg2021
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Miami on Biz
          THANK YOU LARA for your wonderful service. Top notch service from the entire staff. I enjoyed the avocado toast. Delicious. Smooches
          Written March 17, 2024
        • sakosaer
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Highly Recommend Great way to see Medellin
          It was a great half day tour. Saw exactly what I wanted to see and a lot more too (rode metro train for eg). David was a knowledgable, professional and friendly host. Gustavo a proficient and safe driver in both peak hour traffic and the narrow windy roads of Commune 13. Prompt and efficient too w lot of interesting info regarding Medellin. I got a real good start to see and understanding the city in this tour. Thanks guys
          Written January 31, 2024
        • Norma G
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Strong recommendation (incl. La Catedral)
          Very good and enthusiastic guide (John) willing to share all information and perspectives. Very good English level. We went also to La Catedral, which we definitely recommend. The tour is very expensive but very much worth the money for the private tour.
          Written January 1, 2024
        • Amaya A
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Much better with a guide
          We went to El peñón de Guatape, Guatapé, el salto de tequendamita, with Gustavo and we had the most amazing day. Gustavo was the perfect guide, explaining history, customs, nature.. very friendly and approachable. Thank you for the best day!
          Written December 9, 2023
        • welltraveledromeo
          0 contributions
          4.0 of 5 bubbles
          A deeper look into the Medellin city life.
          This tour provides a great look into the real lives of the people of Medellin. As a matter of expectations, I’ll note that David has a very dry personality. Meaning he’s not a constant or in-depth explainer, nor does he express his enthusiasm really well. In other words, the tour is more like you’ll walking around the town with a local who is available to answers your questions if you have them. Otherwise, his explanations will be brief. That said, the tour was not rushed at all. David was very flexible and catered to my friend’s desire to stop and shop. If you want to see the real city life of the densely populated city of Medellin, this is the tour for you.
          Written December 8, 2023
        • maexsd
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Traveled 10+hours for true facts of narcos
          Woww. I literally booked this reservation right before getting onto a flight from CA to 🇨🇴. Didnt realize it was a private tour but appreciated it was! Our guide David was super informative and knows his history. The only thing I didn't like was the traffic. Lol. But it was peak time on a Thursday. I'm sure there was no way to avoid it. I started the Netflix show Narcos but never finished it. After the tour I started watching it in our hotel room 🤣 Highy recommend this tour. I hope
          Written October 10, 2023
        • sara_b_n_xo
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Action packed, beautiful views, fly like a bird!
          David Garzón helped me get set up for this paragliding tour and Ana is the tour guide who was so gracious and sweet for the whole paragliding experience! Ana made great conversation and had lots of helpful recommendations for authentic local experiences. I had an amazing time paragliding for the first time ever and it was a truly magical and unforgettable adventure. The tour company sets you up with a Go Pro so you can document your experience, and it was so exhilarating to fly high with the birds. I believe Diego was the paragliding instructor, I felt safe with him as he has flown over 10,000 times. My only suggestion is to take Dramamine beforehand if you are prone to motion sickness (I will do this next time).
          Written September 29, 2023
        • sara_b_n_xo
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Incredible thrill seeking time for the adrenaline junkie!
          I had such an exhilarating time on this solo ATV tour! David Garzón was my tour guide, he was excellent at making the experience fun and seamless. I had plenty of time to race around the countryside on an ATV. If you are an adrenaline junkie and love thrilling experiences I would highly recommend this tour. I really want to go again!
          Written September 29, 2023
        • sara_b_n_xo
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          A truly fascinating bucket list tour of Escobar!
          David Garzón was our tour guide for this experience and he did an incredible job of explaining Pablo Escobar’s history. The Catedral was so fascinating and the view from the mountain was stunning. All the other sights we saw were equally impressive and awe inspiring. We were so stoked we got to meet Pablo’s surviving sister and one of his bodyguards! We even got photos with them and got to ask them questions. They both happened to be present at Pablo’s burial site. David is very knowledgeable of Escobar’s history and the history of the cartel in Colombia. We really enjoyed all of his explanations and found him to be very thoughtful and insightful. We loved the tour so much in fact that we also did the ATV tour! Thank you David!
          Written September 29, 2023
        • Stacy Z
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Amazing, informative, real deal tour
          That was awesome! We learned so much about the real history with our guide, David. We really could not recommend this tour enough. It was great to have frank conversations about the Escobar cartel, visit La Caterdal, his grave, the place he met his demise, all of it. We were able to see a lot of Medellin and the stories that went with the barrios. Excellent tour.
          Written September 27, 2023
        • Lourdes T
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          We loved this tour so much!
          This tour was exactly what we were looking for. Our tour guide Gustavo was amazing. He came to pick us up on time, the communication was great and he was professional. It rained at some point but he got multiple umbrellas ready and gave it to us, he also parked in convenient places. He is very knowledgeable and explained things in a way that was interesting and engaging. This tour worth the money you pay for, for us it was important to have easy transportation and have flexible time to stroll around without stressing about time and following an agenda. If I ever come back to Medellin, I would use this company again and for sure ask for Gustavo to be our guide.
          Written August 23, 2023
        • lisaaJ5990UU
          0 contributions
          4.0 of 5 bubbles
          Lack of knowledge from the guide
          On time, friendly guides. The ease of travel between locations was good. However, I felt like the guide didn't offer a lot of information and when we asked follow up questions, the answers we received didn't always seem to add up (either they contradicted previous information or contradicted provided photos).
          Written July 23, 2023
        • lens494
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          The amazing Ana creates a sense of family while presenting a breadth of information
          We took 4 tours (Guatape, private city tour, Communa 13, organic coffee farm) with this amazing tour guide over four days. Over that time, we felt deeply embraced by Ana's concern for the safety of each of us and her personal commitment to our learning about the history of Medellin and Colombia. As a journalist, the amazing Ana told the story of Medellin’s difficult history with nuance and honesty. Our group ranged in age from two years old to eighty, Ana brought her warmth and attentiveness to each of us. Her English is impeccable. When glitches occurred (the cable cars stopped functioning for a time) she found alternate solutions with calm and creativity, and even attended to our need for food. I could write a book, but will end by saying you will not find a better tour guide anywhere! The drivers were also friendly and responsive.
          Written July 15, 2023
        • Stephen P
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Well worth it!
          Great tour, David did an awesome job. Would highly recommend! Learned a lot of things that I did not know and got some great pictures as well.
          Written July 4, 2023
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        ingrid6700
        Doral, FL88 contributions
        4.0 of 5 bubbles
        This was a great tour. We always had great communication before the actual tour. Our guide was Erickson. He gave us his number early in the tour so we could keep in touch. We visited El Peñol, which was great, then we went to the damn cruise. Lunch in the cruise was small, but tasty. We also visited Guatapé, which we loved! Just keep in mind we got back to the city almost at 10pm. Between people being late, traffic, it took more time than advertised. However, we loved it!
        Written January 13, 2024
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        Hi, you didn't book with us. There is no erickson that works here nor do we do those slow paced, crowded bus tours that bring you back at 10pm, that is brutally exhausting...too bad you had to go through that and with that traffic. That is why we do not do bus tours, they take triple the time to get there because they are so slow and make unnecessary souvenir stops on the way there. Anyhow, next time book a quality, private tour with us, Medellin Travels. Regards, Alex from Medellintravels.com
        Written January 19, 2024
        This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

        Nicola H
        3 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Jan 2024 • Solo
        John was such an amazing tour guide! He was so knowledgeable, kind, and just overall amazing! He adjusted the tour to my needs, and I would have loved to do all of our tours in Columbia with him! John was such a great representative of all warm-hearted Columbians and this stunning country! Touring with him is your biggest luck!
        Written January 11, 2024
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        Hello friend, thank you wholeheartedly for your kind review! We love touring guests who are equally jovial and a pleasure to deal with just like all of our team members here at Medellin Travels. Thanks for letting fellow travelers know that you wished we had done all of your other tours that you booked with other companies here in Medellin and other cities. This happens very frequently; you book an awesome, one of a kind tour with Medellin Travels and get pampered by us, then the next day your tour is with another company and it turns out to be a long day with a crummy tour guide who doesn't explain thoroughly, can't speak appropriate, comprehensive English, sees you as a number and is always on his phone, texting. As comical as this analogy sounds, it is an everyday occurence for us, when guests call us at the office or write like you did, wishing they had booked all of their tours in Medellin and other cities like Cartagena with us, including our personalized airport shuttle service. We appreciate you conveying this though as it may help other travelers in making a savvy decision in hiring Medellin Travels for all of their travel needs. Thanks again, we appreciate you dearly. Warm regards, Alex from Medellin Travels Medellintravels.com
        Written January 19, 2024
        This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

        AZTravelingMatt
        Chandler, AZ35 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Sep 2023 • Solo
        I took 2 tours with Medellin travels. My first tour was Guatape with El Penol - a fun day - great views and an opportunity to experience a lively and colorful Colombian gem outside Medellin. There are many opportunities to take great photos, shop and eat delicious street foods and in cafes.
        My second tour was the Pablo Escobar tour which included La Catedral. An interesting tour that visits many sites around Medellin that are part of the Pablo Escobar story and legend. La Catedral is worth a visit for the views alone, but the 'prison' is part of the Pablo story you have to see to believe.
        Medellin Travels was easy to book with and communicate with. Everything was taken care of, including comfortable transportation, guide and and stops along the way for comfort, food and shopping.
        Written September 26, 2023
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        mike
        4 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Carlos was a good tour guide, he was knowledgeable and patient. He knew went to talk, and when not. He was patient and helpful. It was my self, my mother and 5yo daughter
        Written August 12, 2023
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        Brent B
        2 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        A very informative and great day!
        I highly recommend this full day excursion to Guatape and the " most famous rock in the world "! The first 100 steps are killers! But after that.... not too bad!
        Guatape was beautiful. The waterfall was a little disappointing, definitely not the one on the website. But.... my guide was exceptional! I highly recommend her.
        Written May 23, 2023
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        Hey Brent! We appreciate you and your review! Also, we are super stoked that you had a marvelous time touring with us, Medellin Travels, the #1 private tour company in Medellin. We love our guests and it shows! As for the water, it changes color a tad bit when it rains, without rain it wouldn't be as lush of a landscape that it is. Nevertheless, we are glad that we made your experience an unforgettable one! Cheers! Alex from Medellintravels.com @medellin.travels
        Written May 28, 2023
        This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

        Abigail S
        1 contribution
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        One of the best experiences of my tenured travel and I’ve been all over the world. Jennifer and Mateo were so gracious lov
        Written March 23, 2023
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        Irene
        2 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Feb 2023
        Alex was awesome and showed us the culture, food, history and news about Guatape and Medellin. We learned multiple sides about this place and Colombia. We departed early enough to avoid the traffic and the rain. Alex even answered our questions about the area after the trip. Very good experience.
        Written February 21, 2023
        This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

        Sasha
        Tempe, AZ9 contributions
        2.0 of 5 bubbles
        Jan 2023
        I was not notified until after the TripAdvisor cancellation deadline that the traffic and long lines were expected to add many hours to the trip. We were able to switch this to another trip with a nice guide, but it was not what we'd paid for and I was very disappointed. Had I known about the unacceptable traffic, I would have cancelled before the 24 hour cut-off to get my money back.
        Written January 9, 2023
        This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.
        Elise, How unfathomable and ironic it is that as we stipulated, we were merely looking out for your best interest by offering you an earlier start time of 1 hour to avoid possible traffic and lines. 1 hour.... You forgot to mention that part in your review. Remember that you were reluctant, aside from being nonchalant to say the least. To reiterate, we are not responsible for a line that may or may not exist in a park that we do not own, nor are we responsible for road work that may be taking place on a street 2 hours from Medellin. Does Disney World call up everyone that bought tickets to tell them that there is a line? Does Ticketmaster inform you that the parking lot has lots of cars or that your favorite band will be late because of road work? You talked down to us when we where trying to help you out. You were adament about not going period. Then you were fine with the "MORE EXPENSIVE" tour we offered you the one which we even paid for lunch for ALL THREE OF YOU. Remember the free lunch??? Free food, drinks AND desert! (You omitted that in your review as well.) Yes, the one you complained about that there was "Too much food on my plate"!!!???? What would one of the 45,000 children that die each day due to starvation around the world say when someone that you treat from the kindness of your heart says "there's too much food on my plate"! Aside from that, you had to clean the "clean" plate because that's what you do. We took you to a nice restaurant, we practice very good hygiene here in our country. You also tried to sneak your son on the tour and didn't like when we couldn't take him on board becauae the car only seated 5 and you paid for 3. You could have mentioned this earlier, but you didn't want to pay for the extra person. I suggest to you that when you travel, you treat others with respect, Especially when they are trying to help and accomodate you with higher incentives and great service.
        Written January 10, 2023
        This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

        Shawn
        Windermere, FL5 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Sep 2022 • Solo
        This was an amazing experience with great people. Ana was able to tell me all about the places we visited and was so friendly and easy to talk to. I opted to do the waterfall and private boat tour which I would highly recommend. At the end of the tour, our driver took us to his favorite coffee spot and I had the best coffee I’ve ever had. This was a great last day in Columbia thanks to my guide and my driver. Highly recommend.
        Written September 13, 2022
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        David G
        Dallas, TX45 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        First, we had an all day private tour to El Penol, Guatape, and at our last minute request, they took us on a side tour of El Carmen del Vibroal. Danielle was our excellent guide speaking near perfect English and going to great trouble to find us the best restaurant while helping us with our food order explaining every item and recommending dishes according to our taste. She guided us through every site with her vast knowledge and took the time to try to understand our interests and customizing the trip to our individual wants and needs. I would highly recommend Danielle and would request her for your guided tour.

        Second, was the transfer back to the airport to depart. We were glad to see Marcello as our driver again and he was very prompt to pick us up at 3 am. Always helpful and excellent navigating the streets and roads on both trips.

        We are very pleased with the level of service and attention this company provided. We have travel all over the world and by far Daniella, Marcello and Medellin Travel had been the best ... without question.
        Written August 26, 2022
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        David, thank you very much for taking your time in writing this beautiful review. We appreciate you letting others know of our attention to detail and the impeccable service we as a cohesive team provide. Coming from a seasoned World class traveler as yourself, It's music to my ears to hear that we are the best tour company that you have hired in the whole World! Thanks for emphasizing that our guides speak perfect English and are knowledgeable, this is why we have the #1 El Peñol and Guatape Tour in town. Who you hire for a tour company will undeniably dictate the outcome of your experience. We don't just do tours, we create "Unforgettable Experiences", as our slogan in our logo says. Some people make the painful mistake of taking the undesireable and less than stellar bus tour, crammed with noisy people yelling, coughing and throwing up all over the place...you get what you pay for. Thank you for making the savvy decision in hiring us, we only do private tours. This allows flexibility in regards to bathroom stops along the road, shopping, special upgrade accomodations such as the boat ride around the lakes, coffee tour add on, and the upgrade you guys petitioned for which we made possible. We love our guests and love what we do with passion! Thank you once again for being such fine guests. We will be delighted to have you back here with us soon! Thanks for referring Medellin Travels to friends and family! Warm regards, Alex from Medellin Travels Medellintravels.com @medellin.travels
        Written August 28, 2022
        This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

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