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Private tour: Medellin City – Pablo Escobar and Food Tour

By Medellin City Services
from
$175.00
per adult (price varies by group size)
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$175.00
per adult (price varies by group size)

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Ages 3-99
Duration:8h
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Ticket type:Mobile
English, Spanish


  • Driver/guide
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Transport by private vehicle
  • Lunch
  • Light refreshments
  • Snacks
  • Entry/Admission - Pueblito Paisa
  • Entry/Admission - Metro de Medellin
What's not included
  • Alcoholic drinks (available to purchase)
  • Food and drinks, unless specified
  • Gratuities
  • Entry/Admission - Museo de Antioquia


Departure details
  • Traveler pickup is offered.
  • Pick up at your AirBnB also, please provide full address with building name and apartment number.
  • Airports:
  • Enrique Olaya Herrera Airport, Medellin Colombia
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point

  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 6033P67

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Dress code is smart casual
  • Tour may be led by a multi-lingual guide
  • The duration of transfers are approximate, the exact duration of the tour will depend on the time of day and traffic conditions
  • Most travelers can participate
  • Guides are required to wear masks
  • Travelers are required to wear masks
  • Private groups, no interaction with other travelers
  • Guides: Temperature is measured at the beginning of each working day
  • Periodic disinfection of vehicles
  • Use of antibacterial gel and alcohol
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate

  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

What you can expect during your visit
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.

Which attractions will I visit with Private tour: Medellin City – Pablo Escobar and Food Tour?
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What is the Private tour: Medellin City – Pablo Escobar and Food Tour cancellation policy?
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If you have questions about this tour or need help making your booking, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 6033P67

Itinerary
  • You'll get picked up
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  • 1
    Pueblito Paisa
    Stop: 25 minutes - Admission included
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  • 2
    Plaza Botero
    Stop: 20 minutes
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  • 3
    Escaleras Electricas De La Comuna 13
    Stop: 30 minutes
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  • 4
    Metro de Medellin
    Stop: 45 minutes - Admission included
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  • 5
    Centro Administrativo La Alpujarra
    Stop: 35 minutes
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  • 6
    Museo de Antioquia
    Stop: 60 minutes - Admission excluded
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  • 7
    Cementerio Jardines Montesacro
    Stop: 25 minutes
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  • 8
    Envigado
    Stop: 35 minutes
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  • 9
    Placita de Florez
    Stop: 15 minutes
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  • 10
    Sabaneta
    Stop: 35 minutes
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  • You'll return to the starting point
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About the operator

Don’t take it from us – here’s what people have to say about this operator.

mgyoung88
mgyoung88
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Tour by Fabio
Fabio was an amazing guide. The escobar tour was great as well as the comuna 13 tour. This tour was fabulous. Fabio
nicholassO627FS
nicholassO627FS
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Fabio’s the best!
Fantastic tour! Fabio is the best…gave a great tour and was very informative. Highly recommend this tour…Fabio won’
joshuafQ395IQ
joshuafQ395IQ
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Tour
We enjoyed our tour we went on it could have been any better. He was friendly, kind, and made sure we had a good ti
susansF9667CV
susansF9667CV
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Well kept horses
Super, well kept and well behaved horses. Fabio, our guide was engaging, knowledgable and very helpful.
Michele M
Michele M
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Great guide
Luis was great and very accommodative. I had him as a private guide for 3 days and it's way better than a group tou
283marekm
283marekm
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Pablo Escobar & comuna 13 tour
AMAZING tour!! Fabio was the best tour guide we have ever had. He is so incredibly knowledgeable and charismatic. W
507devina
507devina
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Great tour guide David and the amazing tour!
I had a great time with David as my tour guide! He was a very detailed guide and was super funny as well. Great way
davidcV8046KC
davidcV8046KC
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Great tour!
Super friendly and reallyknowledgable able. We had an amazing day in Medellín. Will always recommend the tour.
Mariesa B
Mariesa B
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Perfect for fitting in a lot in a short amount of time
Luis was an amazing tour guide! Experienced, knowledgeable, friendly and passionate about his country. He specializ
zirpkatze
zirpkatze
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Great day at Comuna 13
We had an amazing time with our guide Luis R. The murals would have been beautiful on their own but learning about
cheryljohnson1211
cheryljohnson1211
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Our tour guide was amazing!
Amazing! He speaks English well! Great tour guide! It was the best tour. We even got to meet his dog.
trademarkdje
trademarkdje
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Best tour ever!!!
Luis Reyes was incredible, not only was he incredibly knowledgeable about our destination but he is an amazing pers
244mihais
244mihais
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Incredible Experience
Not only was the content of the tour fantastic but our guide - Fabio, was phenomenal. It enhanced the experience gr
DesFromLA
DesFromLA
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Literally Breathtaking
We had the most wonderful start to our trip in Medellin with this excursion! One of the many highlights was our tou
X940PTalicial
X940PTalicial
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Great personal tour
Our tour guide was great, knowledgeable, personable and gave great conversation. Also was able to give great food r
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lovegolfsailing
Punta Cana, Dominican Republic181 contributions
Feb 2020
I actually think the title should be: Enjoy a day of exploration of Medellin: walk the streets, taste the food, Escobar if you wish, customize it.
Mario was simply fantastic. He picks us up, say, ok, Escobar, graffiti in Commune 13, etc. We told him, we did Commune 13 yesterday, without any hesitation, "ok, then we will go", and he described a tour that included Escobar but a new route in the city. We were with him from 9:00 am until about 5:00 pm, and every minute was wonderful. We really felt like we were seeing the city, in fact, we never saw any tourist until we made stops near a famous square that we were happy to visit. We posed with school children for photos (forgot to get a copy from Mario), we at a local restaurants where I can almost guarantee you they rarely, if at all saw American seniors, we chatted with the surviving driver of Escobar, etc. If you just want to feel like you really have seen the city, take a separate tour of Commune 13, the hire Mario to really spend the day showing you Medellin. Mario: the greatest, and his English skills are perfect.
Written February 16, 2020
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Dear lovegolfsailing, Thanks so much for such nice words, they mean everything to us. Best reward at the end of day is you get to explore and get inmerse in the culture, with a professional guide who speaks fluent english and knows the city very well. Please let us assist again soon during your next visit! Looking forward, Camilo Uribe Medellin City Services®
Written February 18, 2020
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Karen F
19 contributions
Sep 2019
We had the pleasure of traveling with Julio for 2 tours; first to Guatape and then a city tour of Medellin including a tour of the markets and tasting fruits and then visiting Comuna 13. He is a very personable, patient man and is genuinely interested in his clients.
He did our tour in English and we enjoyed his mastery of the language and his jokes. He is a great guy and I would highly recommend spending a day with him to learn about the area.
Written September 16, 2019
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Dear Karen F, Thanks for such nice words, it is quite an honor you recommend us. Fantastic to learn you have enjoyed Medellin, will be and honor to assist during your next trip. Looking forward, Camilo Uribe Medellin City Services
Written September 17, 2019
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serpico651
london136 contributions
Dec 2017 • Friends
Had an excellent tour with Julio, he takes his time and was very informative. Went to the top Escobar locations and the Barrio whereby Julio takes you to have the best coffee and cake, he also has a great sense of humour.
Overall one of the best tours I have been on, would strongly recommend.
Written December 9, 2017
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Dear Sir/Madame, Thanks for your words, they really mean a lot to our team. We are honored to hear you would strongly recommend us for the guide had a good sense of humor and he took his time while being very informative. Look forward to your soon return. Sincerely, Camilo Uribe Medellin City Services
Written December 13, 2017
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Jackson L
Chicago, IL6 contributions
Apr 2018 • Friends
My friend and I had a great time touring around Medellin for our private Pablo Escobar our with Julio. Julio was highly knowledgeable, friendly and all around pleasure to spend time with. We went to four locations on our half day tour: Pablo's Monoco House/mansion, Pablo's prison (La Catedral), the location where Pablo was killed, and Pablo's grave. Thanks for a great tour!
Written April 30, 2018
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Dear Jackson, Thanks to you for such a great company. It is good to know you’ve had a great tour, and we’ll be glad to show you the rest of Medellin in the near future. Please keep us posted. Sincerely, Camilo Uribe Medellin City Services®
Written May 3, 2018
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

powellant28
Houston, TX1 contribution
Great tour. Tour guide Silvio is very knowledgeable and passionate about the city and its history. Will do other tours when I return
Written March 10, 2018
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Dear Sir/Madame, Thanks for your comment, means a lot to us. We´ll be looking forward to serve you again soon. Please keep us posted. Sincerely, Camilo Uribe Medellin City Services
Written March 27, 2018
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EnterTheSwamp
Miami, FL12 contributions
Carlos gave an insightful tour of Escobar and comuna 13. Had a good personal insight from serving during the period . Highly Reccomended
Written January 8, 2018
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Dear Sir/Madame, Thanks for your words, they are quite important to our crew. We are honored you highly recommend us since Carlos the excop provided an insightful tour of Escobar and the new Medellin at comuna 13. Please let us assist you again in the near future. Sincerely, Camilo Uribe Medellin City Services
Written January 19, 2018
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LewisSF
Berkeley, CA9 contributions
Nov 2017 • Solo
At first, I was only coming to Medellin for a work conference for about 48 hours. But last minute I added an extra day. After walking around on my own on day 1, I decided to do a little internet search for best tours of Medellin for day 2. And I found Medellin City Services. First of all, I am so grateful to Mr. Camilo Uribe for answering my email the night before I wanted to tour. I was worried I had waited too long. However, he responded quickly and we set up my private tour within minutes. I was not sure if I wanted to be stuck in a full day tour. What if I didn't enjoy the guide? What if this sites were not worth the full day. I was trusting with only other recommendations on Tripadvisor to guide me.

However then I met Julio. What a terrific guide. Julio is a very fun, bright and knowledgeable fellow who instantly made me feel like I was spending the day with an old friend. He put me at ease with his terrific humor and interest in me and why I came to Medellin. He was exactly the kind of guide I was looking for.

My tour was of Pablo Escobar's apartment building, prison (La Catedral), place of death and grave. I had some knowledge of Escobar from watching documentaries and the Netflix show Narcos. Julio added in more facts and details. He was able to have a great discussion with me about what it was like then versus now. He also introduced me to some folks who were around during the Cartel War years. Very interesting for an North American to hear first hand experiences. The tour of all locations was well worth it for those with an interest in the history of one of the most infamous men in all history, and definitely our lifetime.

The real treat from Julio was that once we completed the Escobar tour, he took me around a few other neighborhoods to see some more of Medellin. The most interesting was the Comuna 13. This colorful history and barrio comes with a visit to an exceptional coffee shop for coffee and sandwich and then some mango cremes. These local treats are so unique to Colombia.

A great experience. A fantastic day. I would definitely recommend Medellin City Services and ask for Julio. I certainly will the next time I am in town.
Written November 28, 2017
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Dear Lewis, Thanks so much for your kind words, they are very important to us. We are honored that you´ve had such a great experience since the guide was terrific. Definitely look forward to your soon return. Sincerely, Camilo Uribe Medellin City Services
Written December 6, 2017
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