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- Duration: 5 Hrs
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Parque Lleras, Medellín, Antioquia, Colombia
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Returns to original departure point
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Join this Small group half day guided tour any day of the week and learn more about the life of Pablo Escobar, his impact on the community, and the new version of a very resilient and improved Medellin. Visting places where Pablo lived while narrating stories about the past and present of this beautiful city that was hurt in so many ways by the drug cartels, also includes transport by air-conditioned minivan.
Departure every day at 9 AM from central location in El Poblado, perhaps you are lucky this date and will have a tour guided by Carlos the cop.
DISCLAIMER: if 12 hours before the tour there is only 1 person signed up, tour will be canceled and you will be fully refunded immediately. Feel free to also ask about upgrade to private tour, in this case for extra USD 70.
Led by a local guide
Fully narrated tour
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Pass By: Medellin City Services, Medellin, Antioquia Department
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 Pablos payroll.
Stop At: Escaleras Electricas De La Comuna 13, Medellin, Antioquia Department
Next at La Catedral, Pablos 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 Escobars 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 guides 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 youll 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.
Duration: 40 minutes
Pass By: Parque el poblado, Medellin, Antioquia Department
Drive close to
Pass By: Parque lleras, Medellin, Antioquia Department
Pass By: Medellin metrocable, Medellin, Antioquia Department
All taxes, fees and handling charges
Transport by air-conditioned minivan
Ask about upgrade to private tour for extra USD 70 if you are solo signed in 12 hrs before tour
Food and drinks
Hotel pickup and drop-off
if 12 hours before there is only 1 person signed, tour will be canceled and fully refunded.
Confirmation will be received at time of booking
Not wheelchair accessible
Most travelers can participate
Children must be accompanied by an adult
Dress code is smart casual
This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travelers
This was a great tour which included many of the best sites of Medellin. We were short on time and this was a great way to see as much as possible in a short time. It doesn’t seem rushed too which was great. First off, we were lucky to have a tour guide (Wilson) who was so enthusiastic about the tour. He really got into character at times and really gave us a fantastic experience. A local who was able to share with us details specific to the the tour but also his own experiences of Medellin over the past 20 years. It was a great insight into Pablo Escobar but also the city of Medellin, how it was affected and how it is prospering. The tour is also a great way to see the city. I can’t recommend the tour Or Wilson highly enough.
I had a lot of fun on my Escobar tour. If you're expecting scenes from Narcos, you might be disappointed. But for me it was awesome to see this stuff in real life. I enjoyed every site and I found the drive around Medellín to be very pleasant and beautiful. My guide Julio was great. And if you're in Colombia and are upset upon hearing Spanish, then you shouldn't come. Tour is good for open-minded, interested people.
1. The guides (1 Italian female, 1 Colombian male) are very personable and nice
Areas of improvement:
1. The tour is listed as 4-5 hours. It is not. It is 6-8 hours.
2. The guides did not seem knowledgable / couldn’t answer questions
3. The tour is 85-90% in Spanish (minimal English)