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Private tour: Medellin City - Pablo Escobar and Food Tour provided by Medellin City Services

Private tour: Medellin City - Pablo Escobar and Food Tour

Private tour: Medellin City - Pablo Escobar and Food Tour
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from $175.00 $166.25 per adult (price varies by group size)
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from $175.00 $166.25 per adult (price varies by group size)
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What you can expect during your visit
Regular temperature checks for staff
Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
Guides required to regularly wash hands
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
About
Know before you go
  • Duration: 8h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English, Spanish
Know before you go
  • Duration: 8h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
English, Spanish
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
What to expect
Your flexible tour begins at your Medellin accommodation, where you greet your guide and board an air-conditioned car destined for Medellin’s highlights. Formerly ravaged by drug wars, Medellin has recently made an unrecognizable transformation into a city thriving with culture, art, and culinary delights. Head first to Pueblito Paisa, a reconstruction of a typical Colombian village, and travel back in time to turn-of-the-century Colombia as you visit an antique church, schoolhouse and barbershop. After grabbing a snack, continue to Plaza Botero where Fernando Botero sculptures are on permanent display. As soon as hunger strikes, be sure to inform your guide who can arrange to visit local restaurants and food stalls.   Sated, spend the afternoon delving into the turbulent legacy of Pablo Escobar, the late Colombian drug lord whose reign had a significant effect on Medellin. Visit four sites—including his birthplace, the Monaco Building, and his final resting place—before drop-off at your Medellin accommodation.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 6033P67
Call +1 855 275 5071
Important information
Inclusions
Driver/guide • Hotel pickup and drop-off • Transport by private vehicle • Lunch • Light refreshments • Snacks
Exclusions
Alcoholic drinks (available to purchase) • Food and drinks, unless specified • Gratuities
Duration
8h
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.
Inclusions
Driver/guide • Hotel pickup and drop-off • Transport by private vehicle • Lunch • Light refreshments • Snacks
Exclusions
Alcoholic drinks (available to purchase) • Food and drinks, unless specified • Gratuities
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.
Duration
8h
Additional information
Confirmation will be received at time of booking
Transportation is wheelchair accessible
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
Wheelchair accessible
Stroller accessible
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
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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lovegolfsailing
Punta Cana, Dominican Republic178 contributions
A wonderful day with Mario
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
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
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
Learn and enjoy Medellin with Julio
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
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
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
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Jackson L
Chicago, IL6 contributions
Great private Pablo Escobar tour!
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
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
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
Pablo Escobar Tour
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
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
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
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

EnterTheSwamp
Miami, FL12 contributions
Ex officer Carlos have a great tour
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
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
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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serpico651
london135 contributions
Excellent Pablo Escobar tour
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
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
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
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

LewisSF
Berkeley, CA9 contributions
I am SO GLAD I booked this tour with Julio! A Great Experience!!!!
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
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
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
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
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Awesome tour
My friends and I had an amazing experience throughout the tour. We learned a lot about Pablo and visited the most h
youngjj123
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Nice and fun
I love it. Wilson very knowledgeable and very patient cares about you. I love the staff. I love the trail with the
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Satwant Singh
We had a great great trip and experience all thanks to Medellin City Tour - highly recommend them! The Itinerary an
dguthrie2
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Eye Opening Tour
Carlos was our guide, he was very knowledgeable. I loved that Carlos had actual first-hand experience of the event
lukegarcia2020
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Phenominal Tour and a must do when visiting Medellin, Antioquia. Thank you David, our amazing tour guide!
Pablo Escobar and Comuna 13 tour was a terrific tour and a highlight of the dark days of Medellin! David our tour
KennyMacK911
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We have been all over the world but Julio made us feel like Colombia was home.He was the best tour guide ever.
I was with Mr. Julio and he showed me not only guatape and Penol RocK but he gave great pointers about Colombia in
Alexandrerose5431
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GUATAPE BEST EXPERIENCE
Had this guatape tour and the experience was incredible, learned a lot and is a highly recommended tour for those w
Rachel_Horn12
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Best way to learn about the history of Colombia.
My favorite part was the Mountain View’s and learning about the history behind the structures that are there today
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R9864NRrebeccab
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Great Experience!
This tour was great! Thankful for Wilson our tour guide. He was very knowledgeable about the life of Pablo Escobar.
sherm225
sherm225
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Great quick tour!
If you are looking for a quick tour with facts about Pablo Escobar this is it. Our guide “Super” Juan was an amazin
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Great service!
Thank you so much for this wonderful experience!!!! The tour was organice. They give me a lot of information about
monsieurg169
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Tour escobar medellin
We did the tour with my friend to discover that part of Medellin’s history. The booking was very fast. Silvio was
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Escobar Tour Vs Narcos series
This tour was awesome and very informative in learning about Pablo Escobar's history. The ride through Envigado mou
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Insightful
The Pablo Escobar Museum was amazing. So much history and caring people especially Jaido. Check it out
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We had a group of 7 in a private tour with Silvio and “the white beast” (his van). Our experience could not have be
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