Guatape: Adventure, color and landscape

Medellín, Colombia

Experience hosted by Sebastián

8.5 hours, Hosted in Spanish and English
Committed to safety
This host committed to Airbnb’s COVID-19 safety guidelines.
Up to 4 people
Private groups available for up to 10.
Includes food, drinks, tickets, and transportation

What you'll do

PLEASE NOTE THAT THE MINIMUM NUMBER OF GUESTS FOR THE EXPERIENCE IS 2 PEOPLE

Surely you are already in Medellin, so we will pick you up in one of our privates vehicles to start a 2 hours trip approximately, where we will leave the city to immerse ourselves in the Colombian's countryside.

Our first stop will be in El Viejo Peñol, where we will visit a replica of the old town, which was flooded to build a big hydroelectric dam that supplies energy to a percentage of the population of the country.

We will continue to the famous Peñon de Guatape, an approximately 220 meters (721 feet) huge monolith, which inside houses more than 705 steps to reach the top, approximately 2137 meters above sea level (7011 feet above sea level). We will go up to the rock to be able to appreciate one of the Colombia's most wonderful views; there we will taste some fruits to recover, continue our tour and taste a typical lunch from the region.

After lunch we will go on a walk through Guatape, one of the Colombia's most colorful towns, with typical architecture, conservation of their houses and countless handicrafts that will make you go back on time and marvel with the magic and culture that surrounds this place.

Finally, we will take our way back to Medellin to leave you back in your place.
PLEASE NOTE THAT THE MINIMUM NUMBER OF GUESTS FOR THE EXPERIENCE IS 2 PEOPLE

Surely you are already in Medellin, so we will pick you up in one of our privates vehicles to start a 2 hours trip approximately, where we will leave the city to immerse ourselves in the Colombian's countryside.

Our first stop will be in El Viejo Peñol, where we will visit a replica of the old town, which was flooded to build a big hydroelectric dam…

What's included

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  • Food
    Typical lunch at Peñon de Guatape
  • Drinks
    - Coffee at replica El Viejo Peñol
    - Hydration at Peñon de Guatape<br...
  • Tickets
    Entrance to Peñon de Guatape
  • Transportation
    Private transportation

Meet your host, Sebastián

Host on Airbnb since 2016
  • 36 Reviews
  • Identity verified
Let us introduce ourselves, we are a great team made up by Sebastian and Luis Miguel, we were born and raised in Medellin, we are close friends and young people passionate about our territory and culture. In our team we have architects and engineers, and this time we want to approach you to one of the Colombia's best places with a unique and local perspective, live with us a day full of adventure, color and the most impressive landscapes of the Colombian's countryside.

Let us tell you the history of this magical place, why it is so important for cities like Medellin and also for the entire Colombian territory.

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Let us introduce ourselves, we are a great team made up by Sebastian and Luis Miguel, we were born and raised in Medellin, we are close friends and young people passionate about our territory and culture. In our team we have architects and engineers, and this time we want to approach you to one of the Colombia's best places with a unique and local perspective, live with us a day full of adventure, color and the most impressive landscapes of the Colombian's countryside.

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Where you'll be

- Visit to replica El Viejo Peñol (old flooded town)
- Climb to Peñon de Guatape
- Guatape: Colombia's most colorful town
- Zocalo's Square
- Remembrance's Street
- Guatape's Promenade

Rated 5.0 out of 5 from 36 reviews.

Andrew
June 2021
Day with Sebastián was awesome. He was prompt to meet us at our hotel and brought us out to Guatape with stops before, at the rock, and in the actual town of Guatape after the climb. He told us about the history of the region, the history of Colombia, a bit about himself, and any questions we had about Colombian culture. His English is excellent which was really fortunate for my friend and I because our Spanish is really not that great. He’s a really genuine, friendly and fun loving dude. You seriously will not be disappointed by taking a tour with Sebastián, 11/10 would recommend
Day with Sebastián was awesome. He was prompt to meet us at our hotel and brought us out to Guatape with stops before, at the rock, and in the actual town of Guatape after the clim…
John
May 2021
This is my second tour with Sebastian. I highly recommend this experience, the views, photos and trip are simply amazing. Guatape is must see, the colors and town is welcoming and worth seeing. The rock experience is necessary for any visitor from Medellin. Sebastian made sure I had a tremendous time, had great recommendations for coffee and food. The beer at the top of the rock was probably one of the most rewarding and great beers I've ever had. After seeing the photos online, some of my friends/family are planning to come take the tour as well with Sebastian here in Medellin. Two thumbs way up to anyone who wants to go on this tour, the drive is well worth it from Medellin.
This is my second tour with Sebastian. I highly recommend this experience, the views, photos and trip are simply amazing. Guatape is must see, the colors and town is welcoming and…
Yahaira J
January 2021
Una buena experiencia llena de mucha información interesante y espectacular los 3 lugares visitados muy lindos y subir al peñol es agotador pero vale la pena tiene una vista única, Sebastian muy amable sabe muchisimo paciente y puntual.
RyLee
November 2020
This went above and beyond our expectations. By far the best tour guide and tour I’ve been on in any country! I can’t recommend Sebastian enough!!!
Jordyn
February 2020
Wow. My wife and I really enjoyed ourselves on this excursion. We thought it was over hyped but it exceeded expectations and more. Pictures don’t do the view justice once you reach the top of the rock, it’s just something you have to see for yourself. Sebastian had a lot of local knowledge and made the arrangements painless for us. He took us to the little town of Guatape after the stair climb and we really enjoyed the history lesson and the sights. We recommend his tour if you want to see this area. It was one of the highlights of our trip.
Wow. My wife and I really enjoyed ourselves on this excursion. We thought it was over hyped but it exceeded expectations and more. Pictures don’t do the view justice once you reach…
Michelle
February 2020
This tour was amazing. My fiancé and I had planned on doing Guatape on our own via busses and public transportation, but decided to book this tour last minute instead. We are so happy we did. Sebastian’s knowledge of the history of El Penol and Guatape is phenomenal, and we would not have gotten that from taking the bus. The pick up and drop off right at our apartment was incredibly convenient. It was just the three of us too, which was great because we got a truly private experience. The locations themselves are amazing too, so if you are on the fence about whether it is worth it or not, I can assure you it is. I can’t say enough good things about this tour.
This tour was amazing. My fiancé and I had planned on doing Guatape on our own via busses and public transportation, but decided to book this tour last minute instead. We are so ha…

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Cancellation policy

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Guest requirements

Up to 4 guests of all ages can attend.

What to bring

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