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  • Languages Offered: English and 1 more
After being picked up at your Medellin hotel (in El Poblado and Laureles areas only), begin your private tour with a guide, exploring the Colombian city through the life of drug kingpin Pablo Escobar.

Stop at the Monaco Building, which is the starting point of the war between Escobar’s Medellin Cartel and the rival Cali Cartel. Then, visit the church where Escobar sought “blessings” for the bullets his cartel planned to use. The tour also includes a look at the house where Escobar was murdered and the cemetery where he’s buried. Plus, along the way, snack at one of Escobar’s favorite eateries.

Choose the tour upgrade and visit La Catedral, a vacation home that served as Escobar’s makeshift jail after he surrendered in 1991. He escaped authorities in 1992 and died in a shootout in 1993.

At the end of the tour, get dropped off at your Medellin hotel.
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Explore the world of infamous drug trafficker Pablo Escobar during this private guided tour in Medellin. Hear stories about the man who formed the Medellin Cartel and was known as one of the most powerful criminals in the world. The tour takes you to significant locations from his life, including the cemetery where he’s buried.
  • Get a taste of Medellin by tracing the life of Pablo Escobar
  • Private tour with morning and afternoon start times
  • Tour upgrade includes a visit to Escobar's “jail” in the mountains
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off from certain parts of Medellin is included
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Best tour experience in Medellin!

Let me start off by saying the owner and tour guide, Alex was amazing. Spoke perfect english and picked us up promptly from our hotel. He gave us INSIDE information on the cartel and Pablo's reign in Colombia. He gave us extensive insight into how...More

1  Thank rennae f
Alex R, Owner at Medellin Travels, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dearest Rennae, thank you very much for this awesome review and for all of the compliments. I'm glad you mentioned to others that I gave you "INSIDE" info., this is important in order for potential guests to make a wise and savvy decision based on...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Very comprehensive tour

Oscar was fantastic. As a history fanatic, I was impressed with the information he provided. He had answers for all questions and was very detailed in his explanations. I would suggest asking questions if you are a history fanatic because he will have answers and...More

2  Thank Fayaaz G
Alex R, Propietario at Medellin Travels, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for your review and for saying that our guide was fantastic. We take pride in having the best trained, punctual, eloquent, well mannered, and jovial tour guides in Medellin. Yes, you should have done the La Catedral Jail upgrade option! Those who don't...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Awesome Day !

The day started with Oscar showing up promptly at 9:00 am in my hotel lobby. We visited the house where Pablo was killed, his grave, the church where he blessed the bullets, his main house, and La Catedral ( definitely add La Catedral). On the...More

2  Thank Greg B
Alex R, Owner at Medellin Travels, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hello Greg, thank you for your review and for saying it was one of the best tours you've experienced. This means a lot to us here at Medellin Travels since our guests are usually people that have traveled extensively and know the difference between an...More

Reviewed 30 June 2018 via mobile
Half day tour

This was a very interesting and honest tour about Pablo and his life. Our guide was highly knowledgeable and I would recommend it to anyone saying in Medellin!

Thank LittleJane13
Alex R, Propietario at Medellin Travels, responded to this reviewResponded 9 July 2018

Jane, thanks for your review and for taking the #1 Pablo tour in the city. Cheers, Medellin Travels

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Reviewed 16 June 2018 via mobile
If you want to know the real Pablo Escobar book this tour!!

Had the most amazing private half day tour including La Catedral with my tour guide Hector who speaks perfect English/Spanish (he grew up in LA)..I thought it was pretty expensive at first but it’s defiantly worth it as Hector knows everything you could possible want...More

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Alex R, Propietario at Medellin Travels, responded to this reviewResponded 19 June 2018

Aidan, my Irish brother, it's ALEX, not Hector...ahahaha...no more Aguardiente "Colombian fire water" for you, haha. That's epic. Nevertheless, thanks for the awesome review and for stating that our tours take you to sites that "cheap tours" don't, and that our tours are definitely worth...More

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