How to go to Guatape from Medellin

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January 10, 2018

How to go to Guatape from Medellin

How to go to Guatape from Medellin

How to go to Guatape from Medellin. You’ve seen the cool selfies. And the view from above. However, you have no idea how to go to Guatape from Medellin. It’s actually very easy.

How to go to Guatape from Medellin

Rent a car

Renting a car is a good option to visit Guatape from Medellin. However, rentals are more expensive in Medellin. But if you decide to rent the drive is very easy. And it will take you approximately 2 hours from most places in Medellin.

My favorite route is Balsos to Palmas towards the airport. Once at airport you hang a left towards the Medellin-Bogota highway. After heading North follow the sign to Guatape. However, once you get off the highway the roads are very windy. Take your time and enjoy the view, it’s worth it.

Private tour to Guatape from Medellin

In my opinion the best option to go to Guatape from Medellin is a private tour. A private tour is perfect for small groups. The private tours to Guatape from Medellin cost 450.000 cop. Approximately $157 usd.

A private tour gives you an entire day in Guatape. Furthermore, you’re able to pop into one of the many hotels on the lake for the day. Day passes are very affordable. And you don’t need to make reservations ahead of time.

Group tour to Guatape from Medellin

Many companies offer private tours to Guatape from Medellin. Furthermore, almost every hotel and hostel will recommend a tour company the moment you check in. However, the cost of going on your own is very reasonable. I for one prefer to travel in small groups. Traveling in groups forces you to a schedule you may or may not like.  The tour cost 79.000 cop. Approximately $27 usd.

Public transportation to Guatape from Medellin

While some buses to Guatape leave from the Southern terminal the majority leave from the Northern terminal of Medellin. When you arrive at the terminal look for the companies going to Guatape.

Riding the bus to Guatape from Medellin is the cheapest route. However, it’s not the fastest and it’s not the most comfortable ride. The total cost is 13.500 cop per person each way, approximately $4.72 usd.

Helicopter to Guatape from Medellin

The VIP clients take a helicopter to Guatape from Medellin. However, the round-trip cost is 4.290.000 cop, only $1500 usd. But, you’re able to bring 5 friends with you.

In conclusion, you have many options for going to Guatape from Medellin. Furthermore, Guatape from Medellin is easily accesible on your own and for any budget. However, if comfort and freedom rank high on your list than private tours, rental cars and helicopter tours are your best option.

How to go to Guatape from Medellin

How to go to Guatape from Medellin

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