Overnight Guatape

2 Days

Guatape is probably the most touristic town in Colombia. It is famous for a number of things, but mainly El Penol, the world’s third largest rock which you can climb via stairs. There is a shop and little restaurant at the top. Lakes here are man-made, and I believe the largest reservoir in Colombia. It is also famous for a street of umbrellas which you can see in the gallery. Here, there are a plethora of things to do such as take boat rides, swim in hotel pools, eat at a variety of restaurants, walk on the boardwalk by the lake, jetski, and more. On our route to Guatape, we will see 2 waterfalls, one in Santa Elena and another in Santuario. Once in Guatape, we will take a boat ride, have lunch, climb the rock, and enjoy the city. You will get a choice of climbing the rock on Day 1 or Day 2. On Day 2 we will have breakfast at our hotel, visit Guatape again and journey to Retiro to see another waterfall. After spending some time here, we will return to Bello, Medellin


We will see a total of 3 waterfalls, 2 waterfalls on Day 1, and the final waterfall on Day 2. You will spend the night in an awesome hotel with excellent service and good food for one night in Guatape. You will ride a boat along the reservoirs of Guatape listening to a history of Pablo Escobar. You will be able to visit the center of Guatape and take photos under umbrellas on its most famous street. You can shop if you want as well. You will swim in a nice pool at the hotel and of course climb EL Penol.


  • 3 waterfalls
  • Climb EL Penol
  • Boat Ride with History Tour
  • Take Photos on the street of Umbrellas
  • Riding in a moto taxi
  • Swimming in a nice pool
  • Staying in a very nice, but affordable hotel.
  • A Company Surprise


Day 1 :
Day 1

7:00 a.m. - Meet at Niqui Metro Station
7:15 a.m. - Go to Waterfall Santa Elena
8:00 a.m. - Arrive at Waterfall Santa Elena
8:00 - 8:20 a.m. - Take photos of the waterfall
8:30 a.m. - Continue on to Waterfall Concordia in Santuario
10:00 a.m. - Arrive at Waterfall Concordia
10:00 - 10:20 a.m. - Take photos of Waterfall Concordia.
10:30 a.m. - Continue to El Penol and see the replica museum.
11:00 a.m. - Arrive at the replica of El Penol.
11:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. - Explore the replica museum of El Penol.
11:30 a.m. - 12:00 p,.m. - Continue to Guatape for Lunch
12:00 noon - 1:00 p.m. - Lunch
1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. - Take a boat ride on the reservoirs of Guatape.
2:00 p.m. - Go check into your hotel and get settled.
2:00 p.m - 5:00 p.m. - Go to Guatape and explore the town. Take photos on the street under the umbrellas, go shopping, etc.. (You can return to your hotel any time before 6 pm as this will be dinner time.)
6:00 p.m. - Dinner at your hotel.
After 6 p.m. - you can relax, walk around, swim, go in the jacuzzi, etc.

Day 2 :
Day 2

7:00 - 8:00 a.m. - Breakfast at Hotel
8:00 a.m. - Take a moto taxi to the rock, El Penol.
8:10 a.m. - Arrive at the rock.
8:20 a.m. - Get your tickets to climb the rock and climb it. (This will take longer on weekends to get the tickets.)
10:00 a.m. - Return to the bottom of the rock.
10:00 a.m - 10:30 a.m. - Take photos at the bottom of the rock.
11:00 a.m - Check out of Hotel.
Choose your lunch in Guatape or Retiro.
1:00 arrive in Retiro.
3:00 - return to Bello, Medellin.

What is Included

Cost Includes

  • All Transportation including Moto Taxis.
  • Accommodation for 1 night in Guatape.
  • All Entrance Fees including the Rock.
  • Bilingual Spanish-English Tour Guide.
  • Airport Transport if needed. (This can be the day of the tour, but we cannot be responsible for any lost time due to the airlines, so it is preferrable the day before).
  • Boat ride
  • Lunch and Dinner on Day 1
  • Breakfast and Lunch on Day 2
  • Travel Insurance

Cost Excludes

  • Gratuities
  • Any snacks and drinks you want to buy for your hotel.
  • Any souvenirs you want to buy.
  • Anything not promised by our company.


What Should I Bring

Fanny Pack to keep your belongings.
Comfortable clothes and shoes
A coat for the boat ride as sometimes it gets cool and windy.
Money for snacks and drinks. (Most places take cash, but there are a few ATM’s)
Bathing Suit



Is this trip good for Kids?

You can definitely bring your kids. It may be difficult to climb the rock, but we have seen a few 3-year-olds climb it without issue. They will enjoy the pool at the hotel. There is a decent size playground that kids can enjoy that we can show you.

Is climbing El Penol difficult?

It depends on if you are in good or bad shape. If you have a really bad back or are pregnant, we definitely do not recommend it.

Is climbing El Penol safe?

Absolutely. Even if you are scared of heights, the walls that enclose the stairs are very high. The stairs are wide and extremely steady. Hundreds of people climb this rock daily.

If I am tired, can I stop during the climb?

Yes, of course, you can take as much time as you need to climb the rock.

Can we swim at the waterfalls?

With this trip, there is no swimming at any waterfall; these are for photo opportunities. However, you will have plenty of time to swim in a pool at the hotel.

I have a large group, can I get a discount?

Yes, write us an email at sales@waterfallstours.com or on Whatsapp at 57 311 677 2922 and give us your group size and we will do what we can for you. You can get a 10% discount on any of our tours if you reserve flights, hotels, cars, or anything else we are affiliated with.

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Overnight Guatape
From $150
/ Adult