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Full Day Pablo Escobar Tour

  • Explore Pablo Escobar’s Medellin through a guide and eyewitness accounts

  • Leave the driving to a professional while you take in the sights

  • Hassle-free round-trip transport form Medellin hotels

Full Day Pablo Escobar Tour
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Full Day Pablo Escobar Tour

Pablo Escobar had a dramatic impact on Medellin during the late 1980s. On this tour, you'll get insight into the life and effects of Don Pablo from the locals who witnessed his reign firsthand. Visit landmarks from his life—his childhood neighborhood, private prison, final hideout, and cemetery, and get insider information from your guide. Plus, unlike other similar tours, this excursion includes a visit to one of Escobar’s former mansions on Guatapé Lake.

What to Expect

Begin with pick up from your private bilingual driver will before embarking on an all-inclusive journey by car with AC. First stop takes place at Pablo´s modest community growing up, ironically called “La Paz” or peace in Spanish. Discover how he came up and the luxurious properties he built around the city in order to launder his millions. Walk around his semi-destroyed Monaco building where the first car-bomb in Colombia took place in the late 80´s.

After visiting Pablo´s prison or the 'Cathedral', get a spectacular Medellin view and head to a private cemetery where siblings and cousins of the mafia boss rest. Lying nearby is Griselda Blanco or “black widow”, who was once Pablo´s mentor. Head near the soccer stadium to visualize the modest home and rooftop where Pablo was finally caught barefoot.

Head east for about one hour to see Pablo´s abandoned mansion “La Manuela” from the top of the El Peñol rock, which reaches almost 70 stories high. Just a mile away, head to the cozy Guatape village where you can enjoy lunch at your own expense. This is a perfect place to walk around the square and discover why this colorful village has been named “Town of Zocalos”, referring to the facade throughout the village. There will be enough free time to walk around for photos and facilities to use the bathroom or grab snacks. Not every store takes credit cards so it is recommended to bring cash and/or Colombian pesos.

Finally, take a private boat to Pablo´s abandoned mansion, where you can walk around and take photos of what is left after years of curious visitors tearing down walls and cabinets. After approximately 10 hours, head back to the city with first hand knowledge regarding Pablo´s biography and what it represents today for Colombia and the world.

Reviews (24)
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile
Carlos! A great guide

A great insight into the times of Escobars “reign”. Carlos was a cop during those times so he is very knowledgeable about the stories and the areas. He doesn’t glorify Escobar at all, it’s more of an education. Great tour!More

1  Thank AdamHoldstock
Camilo U, Propietario at Medellin City Services, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear Adam, Many thanks for such words, they mean everything to us. We definitely take this tour a step further by exclusively having a bilingual cop who was part of the SWAT team chasing Pablo back then. So glad you have noticed the added value!...More

Reviewed 11 September 2018
Private Pablo Tour and Coffee Tasting

Enjoyed a private tour with our guide, Daniel, who was very friendly and had much to tell about his wonderful country. Knowledgeable about Pablo, Flowers, Coffee, and the history of Colombia. Would definitely recommend.More

1  Thank CharlieC1078
Camilo U, Propietario at Medellin City Services, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Dear Charlie, Many thanks for recommending our services, it is such an honor. Our guides are unique due to their broad knowledge in various subjects, making sure you enjoy an unforgettable custom experience overall. Please let us know when you plan to visit Medellin again....More

Reviewed 31 July 2018 via mobile
Prívate full day Pablo Escobar Tour with Julio

The prívate tour with Julio was the best. We received a lot of special and personal insights and met real people and locations around the life of Pablo Escobar in an incredible 12h tour.More

1  Thank Murky M
Camilo U, Propietario at Medellin City Services, responded to this reviewResponded 10 August 2018

Dear Murky, Thank you very much for these words, so valuable for us. All our crew is composed of qualified guides who are here to make sure and give you an unforgettable experience with real people and locations. Please do not hesitate to contact us...More

Reviewed 31 July 2018 via mobile
Full Day Escobar Tour with Julian

We had a great time with our awesome tour guide Julian. We met bodyguard of Pablo Escobar. All of the people were really friendly to us. Thank you very much guys!

1  Thank Nikita S
Camilo U, Propietario at Medellin City Services, responded to this reviewResponded 10 August 2018

Dear Nikita, Thanks a lot for your feedback, means all to us. It was a pleasure having you with us and meeting interesting characters along the way. Definitely look forward to your soon return! Sincerely, Camilo Uribe Medellin City Services

Reviewed 10 July 2018
Very interesting - amazing what vast amounts of money can create.

This was quite amazing to see what was created after only seeing it on TV. The water park is excellent for children and adults alike and warrants a good three hour break after the road tour and your return home

Thank Don M
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