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Pablo Escobar and Comuna 13 Small-Group Half-Day Tour

  • Half-day Pablo Escobar tour of Medellin
  • Learn about local history
  • Visit Pablo Escobar's grave
Pablo Escobar and Comuna 13 Small-Group Half-Day Tour
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Pablo Escobar and Comuna 13 Small-Group Half-Day Tour
Learn the true story of Pablo Escobar on a half-day, small group tour of Medellin and Comuna 13 that explores his early days, time in prison, dramatic escape, and death, as well as the impact of drug cartels on the local community. You'll hear stories from the years when drug cartels ruled the city, visit the grave sites of the Escobar family, and see the extraordinary recovery and street art of Comuna 13, with all transport by climate-controlled minivan.
What to Expect

Tour departs every day at 9 AM from a central location in El Poblado, with a stop at Monaco building where Pablo lived, you will be unable to get in due to the fact the building is falling apart. A good introduction to the early days of Pablo to see how they fought the status quo by building his penthouse in one of the most elite suburbs. Then heading south towards the neighborhood where Pablo grew up, a humble community that once had the highest income on earth when they became part of Pablo´s payroll.

Next at La Catedral, Pablo´s private prison, lush hillside to enjoy panoramic city views and to visualize how he decided to work with the Colombian government at one point. The tour leaves La Catedral as you are informed about Escobar´s escape and the upcoming pursuit that lasted 18 months until he finally got caught. At Los Olivos community, visit the block and the houses where Pablo got shot. Was it suicide or what has exactly happened? Make your own conclusions after hearing your guide´s information.

Next, tour stops at the cemetery where Pablo rests along with his family members. Take this opportunity to learn how Pablo got started by the black widow (Griselda Blanco), whose grave is located just steps from his. Finally, the tour takes you to one of the humblest communities where you´ll realize how Medellin went from the most violent to the most innovative city in the world. At comuna 13 you will understand how Medellin has been so resilient by admiring the colorful street art and outstanding infrastructure such as the largest outdoor escalator in America. At the end, minivan goes back to the initial starting point.

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile
Fact check

Headed out with a guy who claimed to be the cousin of infamous narco murderer ‘La Quica’. He had decent knowledge about the members of the cartel, which probably contributes to one of the two stars I’ll give. First stop is the Mónaco building, genuinely...More

1  Thank Steve B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile
A great day tour, would do it again!

One of the city services reps, Katie, help us organise our trip and make sure everything went very smoothly, she found us a good deal and gave some great recommendations. Our tour guide, Silvio, was second to none, genuinely one of the best guides I’ve...More

1  Thank Ben_jim_a123
Camilo U, Propietario at Medellin City Services, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear Ben, We aprecciate this feedback, it is everything to our crew. It is quite rewarding to hear you are going to book a few more trips with us, please let us know which tours and we´ll be glad to offer special discount. Sincerely, Camilo...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile
Best way to see the city

The small group of 5 was the perfect size. We got to see 4 distrinct locations related to Pablo Escobar and the comuna 13. It was continous facts and a good time. We were also able to be dropped off in a different location allowing...More

1  Thank Dennis I
Camilo U, Propietario at Medellin City Services, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear Dennis, Thanks so much for such a review, means a lot to us. Our tour is distinguished to be best value and a perfect fit for small groups, we´ll be glad to accommodate again in the near future. Sincerely, Camilo Uribe Medellin City Services

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
A different perspective about Pablo Escobar

We did the tour with Carlos, who gave us a different view about Pablo Escobar´s story thanks to his personal experience, he was a really nice and patient guide, and the tour he gave us was wonderful with all the views from the city and...More

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

Dear Paula, Many thanks for your kind words, very important to us. It is a privilege to have Carlos on our crew specially after his experience as a cop. We´ll be glad to share with you more experinces around Colombia on your next visit, please...More

Reviewed 11 July 2018 via mobile
Review Pablo Escobar and Communa 13 private tour

We had an excellent experience with Medellin City services. We had a private tour/driver for 5 hours to visit the communa13 and the important spots of Pablo Escobar's life. The guide was perfect, he explained to us a lot of the story and he made...More

Thank Véronique O
Camilo U, Propietario at Medellin City Services, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Dear Veronique, Your words are quite valued, mean so much to us. It is great to know you have enjoyed an excellent experience since guide was perfect explaining all the history while our staff was well organized since the very first moment. Look forward to...More

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13 August 2018|
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Response from JuanHill | Reviewed this property |
Both my tours had English speakers.
26 July 2018|
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Response from Paula Q | Reviewed this property |
Yes, you can ask for the tour in english