Do Not Say That Name - Medellin

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Key Details

  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Hotel pickup Available
  • Duration: 4 Hrs
  • Language:
    English
  • Departure Time :
    9am, 2pm
  • Departure Details :
    Traveler pickup is offered
    Pick up at any hotel in Medellin or metropolitan area
  • Return Details :
    Returns to original departure point, or other location upon request
  • Cancellation Policy :
    This activity is non-refundable Tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.

Overview

The 1980s, 1990s, and 2000s were a harsh few decades for the nation of Colombia. As is common knowledge, drug kingpin Pablo Escobar and his crew wreaked havoc on the country during this time, largely shaping this period in Colombian history. This tour, however, goes beyond Escobars reign and provides you with a larger overview of the nations development.

Highlights

  • Choice of morning or afternoon departure
  • Explore the local streets on a walking tour of the city
  • Flexibility to customize your itinerary to your own preferences
  • Free hotel pickup and drop-off included
  • Informative, friendly and professional guide
  • Private guide for a more personalized experience

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Itinerary
This is a typical itinerary for this product

Pass By: Virgen Rosa Mistica, Medellin, Antioquia Department

View from the bus to the virgin and short explanation

Stop At: Santa Maria De Los Angeles

In this neighborhood used to be the Monaco building. This place was blow down by the government and soon will be a park dedicated to the victims of the war in Medellin

Duration: 15 minutes

Stop At: Cementerio Jardines Montesacro, Itagui, Antioquia Department

Short stop in the grave.

Duration: 20 minutes

Stop At: Parque San Antonio, Medellin, Antioquia Department

In this point we explain the change in the war agains Escobar

Duration: 15 minutes

Inclusions

Private bilingual driver-guide

Local guide at Comuna 13

1 water bottle per person

Exclusions

Food and drinks, unless specified

Gratuities

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Children must be accompanied by an adult

Comfortable walking shoes are recommended

Due to the nature of this tour and the safety of all guests, the tour operator reserves the right to refuse service to passengers who are intoxicated or show signs of intoxication. If, as a result, your tour is canceled, you will not be entitled to a refund

If you will not be arriving at your destination within the specified reconfirmation period, please reconfirm with the local service provider prior to travel, or upon arrival at your destination. Please note that departure times and locations may vary slightly

Minimum age is 18 years

Not wheelchair accessible

Near public transportation

Most travelers can participate

This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate

Face masks required for travelers in public areas

Face masks required for guides in public areas

Social distancing enforced throughout experience

Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized

Traveler Reviews

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  • 27-Jun-2022

    Hearing the story of Pablo Escobar was amazing as well as all the sites and entertainment at Commune 13

  • 04-Jan-2021

    We did the 'Do not say that name' tour with Julio in December and loved it!! Julio tells the history of Medellin and its infamous enemy Pablo Escobar in such an interesting and vivid way, I honestly didn't even mind when we were stuck in traffic for a while! I would recommend the tour to anyone visiting the city of eternal Spring!

  • 28-Jan-2020

    What a day!! Juan Carlos was an amazing tour guide! He gave us a wonderful history lesson on Pablo Escobar, Medellín and beautiful Colombia. He was very informative and his English was impeccable. Comuna 13 was heartbreaking, but inspirational and full of life, music and art! This community is amazing and everyone should really visit to to see how amazing and talented people here are. Our driver Felipe navigated through the crazy traffic of Medellin with ease and grace. We felt safe always. We would definitely book again and recommend this to everyone we know. Medellín is safe, friendly, and an amazing experience. Thank you again Juan Carlos and Felipe!!! Sergio & Emmy

  • 07-Dec-2019

    We took this tour with Nico and our driver Daniel. Everything went as planned from pick up to drop off. Nico was a great guide, having lived in this area everyone knew him and he was able to give us insights to how the community has changed and developed over the years. Thanks Nico. Great tour.

  • 23-Nov-2019

    Our guide Hector was incredible and his ability to tell such a compelling and accurate account of the life and death of Pablo Escobar kept us on the edge of our seats! Thank you so much for a wonderful day!

  • 02-Aug-2019

    I brought my teen sons on this as they have been following 'Narcos' on Netflix so had an interest in the Cartels. To be fair to the Guide (Hector), there isn't much to show that's linked to Escobar. The Monaco building (where the Cali Cartel tried to kill him with a car bomb) is now gone, the famous ranch is a 3-4 hour drive outside Medellin and the place where he was killed has been re-built. Communa 13 was interesting though and a credit to the local efforts to ensure the violent past is kept in the past

  • 01-Aug-2019

    I brought my teen sons on this as they have been following 'Narcos' on Netflix so had an interest in the Cartels. To be fair to the Guide (Hector), there isn't much to show that's linked to Escobar. The Monaco building (where the Cali Cartel tried to kill him with a car bomb) is now gone, the famous ranch is a 3-4 hour drive outside Medellin and the place where he was killed has been re-built. Communa 13 was interesting though and a credit to the local efforts to ensure the violent past is kept in the past

  • 28-Jun-2019

    Excelente tour por un distrito lleno de colores y obras artísticas con una historia que contar, los guías son super amables, la mejor disposición y una gran personalidad. ¡Gracias a Colombia travel por esta bella experiencia!

  • 28-Jun-2019

    Hace unas semanas fuí a Medellín por primera vez con mi amigo de Alemania y decidimos tomar un tour de transformación social y comuna 13. la verdad, este tour superó mis expectativas y lo recomiendo demasiado para toda persona que desee conocer un poco más a fondo lo que ha significado para la ciudad el cambio cultural y social. Este tour va más allá de contar solo una historia de violencia, nos muestra un ejemplo de superación y emprendimiento.

  • 24-Jun-2019

    Nuestro tour estubo estupendo. El guia fue excelente. Fue muy interesante aprender sobre algunas cosas que no sabiamos de Medellin. Lo disfrutamos mucho. Gracias!

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