We only had a day in Medellin and decided what better way to spend it than a private tour of Pablo Escobar's spots with an ex cop! Carlos was great and extremely friendly! He told us about his life during the drug war in Colombia....More
Carlos, your bilingual driver will personally come to your door any day of the week, as long as you book ahead of time, and introduce himself while providing a quick intro about the journey. Then, get ready to embark on a personalized tour full of anecdotes and relevant facts about the history of Medellin before, during, and after the mafia days.
Tour starts south of the city, exactly driving around La Paz blue collar neighborhood where Pablo grew up. Ironically “La Paz” means peace in spanish. Discover Pablo´s origins and learn where it all started. Next, be a witness of Pablo´s evil as you are driven by La Macarena bull fight arena, place where sadly a carbomb was activated by the Medellin cartel and killing hundreds of innocent victims. Tour continues to Monaco building in El Poblado area, place where Pablo lived when he first tried to fit in the most elite white collar communities in the city. Learn how he got attacked a couple of times and why he decided to run away and hide for the rest of his life. Move on to Pablo´s hangouts as a youngster and make a stop for lunch at your own expense at Ciclista fonda to share old school anecdotes and visualize Pablo´s early days as a mobb chief.
Right after lunch, tour takes you on an exclusive visit to Pablo´s private prison also known as “La Catedral”. Enjoy the views as you approach La Catedral and then learn closer about Pablo´s stay and escape from this custom made facility. After leaving La Catedral, Pablo started hiding all over Medellin. Tour takes you precisely to the exact house where the druglord was hiding the day of his capture in december 2, 1993. Make your own conclusions whether or not Pablo was shot or he suicided. Following, tour goes to Pablo´s cemetery where you will be able to recognize all family members that passed away next to Pablo including his cousins and the very last bodyguard standing. Plus, you´ll learn about the godmother who sponsored Pablo in his early days, also known as Griselda Blanco (The black widow).
Finally, at Pablo´s museum you will share the memories of the druglord throughout his life. Eventhough he is older and not very healthy, there is a big chance you can take a personal photo with Pablo´s brother named Roberto (The little bear or osito), if he´s not at a doctor´s appointment.
An ex-police officer who witnessed firsthand the impact of Pablo Escobar and his narcos serves as your guide during this private tour of Medellin. Hear eyewitness accounts of the conflict while learning about Escobar’s impact on Colombia from a law enforcement perspective. You might even have the chance to snap a photo with Don Pablo’s brother Roberto at the Museum Pablo Escobar.
Explore a dark era of Medellin history from a unique viewpoint
Hassle-free round-trip transportation from Medellin hotels
Enjoy your own private guide: ask all the questions you want
Tour points of interest from the comfort of a private vehicle