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Pablo Escobar Private Group Tour Including La Catedral Jail in Medellin provided by Medellin Travels

Pablo Escobar Private Group Tour Including La Catedral Jail in Medellin

Pablo Escobar Private Group Tour Including La Catedral Jail in Medellin
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Step back in time, and learn about one of the darkest and most sordid chapters in Medellín’s history, when you book this half-day, Pablo Escobar-themed tour. Pick between morning and afternoon tour times, and set off with just your private guide for company. Follow in Escobar’s footsteps, and learn more about the city’s past, when you visit key landmarks like the El Catedral Jail. For an upgrade, you can even discover more about Escobar’s life when you meet his family members.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 4-6 hours
  • 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
German, English, French, Spanish
Highlights
  • A private tour offers the most personalized way to explore the city
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off are provided for stress-free logistics
  • Learn all about Pablo Escobar, and tour several key Medellín sights
  • Upgrade for a chance to meet with Escobar’s family members
What to expect
  • Your private tour begins in the morning when you board an air-conditioned car destined for Medellin’s Escobar-related sites. Following an unbiased introduction to Escobar’s reign over Medellin, stop at La Catedral Jail—where Escobar’s hitmen murdered several people—and the Monaco Building, where the brutal war between the Medellin and Cali cartels began. Plus, visit Escobar’s final place of residence and see his humble grave on the outskirts of Medellin. If you'd like, upgrade your experience and learn about the "real" Pablo Escobar during an exclusive sit down with his family members. The tour concludes with hotel drop-off.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 4-6 hours
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
German, English, French, Spanish
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Highlights
  • A private tour offers the most personalized way to explore the city
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off are provided for stress-free logistics
  • Learn all about Pablo Escobar, and tour several key Medellín sights
  • Upgrade for a chance to meet with Escobar’s family members
What to expect
  • Your private tour begins in the morning when you board an air-conditioned car destined for Medellin’s Escobar-related sites. Following an unbiased introduction to Escobar’s reign over Medellin, stop at La Catedral Jail—where Escobar’s hitmen murdered several people—and the Monaco Building, where the brutal war between the Medellin and Cali cartels began. Plus, visit Escobar’s final place of residence and see his humble grave on the outskirts of Medellin. If you'd like, upgrade your experience and learn about the "real" Pablo Escobar during an exclusive sit down with his family members. The tour concludes with hotel drop-off.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 29265P20
Call +1 855 275 5071
Important information
Inclusions
  • Professional guide
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off in El Poblado and Laureles sector only
  • Entry/Admission - Cementerio Jardines Montesacro
  • Entry/Admission - Envigado
  • Entry/Admission - Envigado
Exclusions
  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pick-up and drop off outside of El Poblado and Laureles sector
Duration
4–6 hours
Departure details
  • Traveler pickup is offered.
  • We will depart from the guests hotel or apartment in El Poblado or Laureles only.
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • If you are staying in an apartment, you need to furnish us the complete address with the apartment #, and need to be outside so we can start our tour on time.
  • We have two daily departure times 9am and 1:30pm please select the time when you book your tour.
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Inclusions
  • Professional guide
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off in El Poblado and Laureles sector only
  • Entry/Admission - Cementerio Jardines Montesacro
  • Entry/Admission - Envigado
  • Entry/Admission - Envigado
Exclusions
  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pick-up and drop off outside of El Poblado and Laureles sector
Departure details
  • Traveler pickup is offered.
  • We will depart from the guests hotel or apartment in El Poblado or Laureles only.
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Duration
4–6 hours
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • If you are staying in an apartment, you need to furnish us the complete address with the apartment #, and need to be outside so we can start our tour on time.
  • We have two daily departure times 9am and 1:30pm please select the time when you book your tour.
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Travel safe during COVID-19
Last updated: Aug 25, 2021
A note from Pablo Escobar Private Group Tour Including La Catedral Jail in Medellin
We at Medellin Travels take pride in being the only tour company selected by our local government to work in a pilot enabling the proper protocol and management of covid 19 for our staff and International guests. We're also the only company utilizing a new product that eradicates covid in seconds.
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
  • Contactless payment for gratuities and add-ons
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Itinerary
  • You'll get picked up
    See Important Information for details
  • 1
    Los Olivos neighborhood
    Stop: 20 minutes
    See details
  • 2
    Cementerio Jardines Montesacro
    Stop: 30 minutes - Admission included
    See details
  • 3
    Cancha El Dorado
    Stop: 15 minutes - Admission included
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  • 4
    Monasterio Santa Gertrudis La Magna
    Stop: 45 minutes - Admission included
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  • You'll return to the starting point
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David S
Chicago, IL4 contributions
THE BEST PABLO ESCOBAR TOUR!
This company is the ONLY company you want to show you all about Pablo Escobar and his life. Carlos, our tour guide was very personable and knowledgeable. We could tell he has been doing this a long time because all the locals knew him. His English was perfect and that’s hard to find in Medellin. That came in handy because I do not speak Spanish at all. We were hungry so he took us to this great spot for authentic Colombian food. The best part about this small family owned and operated business is the couple that owns it, Alex and Lina. They care so much about their customers they go above and beyond to make sure your vacation is awesome. We were having a hard time finding a place to get a Covid 19 test so that we could return to the USA. We thought we would miss our flight. Not thanks to Alex and Lina! They made several calls and found a doctor to come to our hotel and give us the tests we needed to fly back with no worries. They even followed up with him when he was late and delayed our private tour without charging us a fee! They had two large umbrellas waiting for us because it was raining. Rarely do you find an owner of a company that takes so much of their time to help their customers with having nothing to do with the product or service they sell. They just wanted us to have a great vacation. Alex and Lina I appreciate you for everything! I will be back to take many more tours! Thanks again my new friends!
Written August 16, 2021
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Alex R
Big Dave, thank you so much for your heartfelt review. It was our absolute pleasure having you and your group as our guests. As we say, "we don't do tours, we make friends from all around the world." Many of those friends become part of our family, "Medellin Travels" family. Keep in touch and a big bear hug for you..arhhh...lol!!! Alex from Medellintravels.com
Written August 16, 2021
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Jermaine F
2 contributions
Excellent
Jun 2021 • Solo
Definitely was an experience like no other. Thank you to Lina & Daniela made my stay in Medellín a memorable one can't wait to go back. So many beautiful sites to see, while Daniela was excellent with given information and also knowing exactly what she is talking about. Very surprising English was not a barrier for Us..Great speaking and understanding. Best tour guide hands down, don't waste your time with the others..
Written July 6, 2021
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Alex R
Jermaine, thank you so much for your review and for telling guests not to waste time with others. Our service is optimum and unparralel. We pride ourselves in being the #1 private tour company in Medellin with the best guides and top notch service. Thanks again for being an awesome guest! We hope to have you back very soon! Your friends from Medellintravels.com
Written August 25, 2021
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Sophie L
33 contributions
Great tour - very knowledgeable guide
Feb 2020 • Couples
Daniela our guide was brilliant. She was incredibly knowledgeable about Escobar’s life - but also how he impacted socially and politically on the country. She gave us a great level of detail about the places we visited - but it didn’t feel rehearsed or agenda’d and we went off on lots of interesting tangents during our time together. I’d definitely recommend La Cathedral extra as it really blew my mind how much power Escobar had to build his own prison.
Written February 27, 2020
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Alex R
Thank you for your valuable review and input regarding our Pablo Escobar tour and for recommending the La Catedral jail portion, as it is definitely the highlight of the tour. Medellin Travels has the #1 Pablo Escobar tour in town, and as you stated, we don't have any scripts or agendas. The only agenda is making our guests happy!! Kind regards, Your friends at Medellintravels.com
Written June 4, 2021
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Gemp
Guayaquil, Ecuador33 contributions
Excellent tourism agency.
May 2019 • Friends
We traveled to Colombia because it is near our country Ecuador, and it is very convenient that dollars are accepted everywhere. We had four days of vacation, so we thought this was a very good choice.

First we went to Bogota, where we spent a lot of time at the Centro Histórico, where most of the attractions are. Then we took a plane to Medellín, such a warm and marvelous city with very kind and friendly people.

As the person I was traveling with LOVES the history behind Pablo Escobar, I researched a lot about the tourism around the legacy he left behind. After reading many reviews, even the ones that encouraged people to please don't take this tours that maintain alive the memory of such a polemic character in Colombian history, I decided to reserve a full day with Medellín Travels.

It all started at the airport, where the tourist guide Carlos Restrepo picked us up. He recommended a near restaurant for breakfast and after having a pretty delicious and typical meal, we went to the city. He showed and explained absolutely everything with so much detail and passion, that we just felt he was present in each story he was telling.

We went to the house where Pablo was shot, the cemetery where his grave is, the building where he lived with his family and was bombarded, and finally, the jail he built for himself. It was exhausting, but so mystical at the same time. As we both saw Narcos, we were always comparing the series with the reality, and Carlos was very receptive and patient. We just loved his work and we highly recommend him.

At the end, Lina, the owner of Medellín Travels, messaged us to make sure everything went well. She was such a kind person.

Thanks for reading :)
Written December 30, 2019
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Señor Macias
Denver, CO9 contributions
Wow! What a tour!
Nov 2019 • Couples
My wife and I did the Pablo Escobar tour on Friday, 22 November. Our tour guide’s name was Jorge. He was an amazing tour guide. Very, VERY friendly and extremely knowledgeable about Pablo Escobar and what had happened during that time. Eye opener! I would recommend this tour to anyone and everyone while in Medellin! He even took us to a small restaurant to enjoy a buñuelo pastry which I had never had before. Very tasty! It was about a 4-5 hour tour. I swear, it seemed like he was narrating a movie to us about that time in Medellin.
Written November 25, 2019
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petercor1992
4 contributions
Great Tour Guide, one con however
Oct 2019
Jorge the guide was incredible and taught me so much. I had goosebumps at every stop of the tour. The one thing was that they closed off the Catedral (which I payed almost double to see up close) and they did not let my tour guide know. So i could not see it well and did not get a picture of the front (which is even the main cover photo for this experience). Being that Pablo is the main focus of the tour, I really wanted to get a photo against that mural. Other than that, everything else was good.
Written October 4, 2019
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Daryl B
Bogota, Colombia3 contributions
Great tour and guide. Well worth it
Thanks Jorge your story telling was fantastic. We all really enjoyed the tour. Your English was excellent and knowledge and passion of the subject second to none.
Written September 30, 2019
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Gunjan A
Brisbane, Australia1 contribution
Fabulous experience!
Great tour seeing Medellin through the eyes of Pablo Escobar. Learnt a lot about the Colombian culture too. Extremely knowledgeable guide and they were very accomodating. We had our 5 children with us who all enjoyed it so it’s definitely kid friendly. Would highly recommend them. Thank you for making our last day in this city memorable.
Written September 26, 2019
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Jean_Pierre512
Melbourne, Australia9 contributions
Unforgettable visit
Apr 2019 • Family
Our guide Oscar was an amazing source of information. He narrated the story of Escobar while driving in between sites like a thriller and kept us focused and intrigued the entire way. Learning the impact that Escobar had on Colombia was an unforgettable experience, and mostly thanks to Oscar.
Written April 8, 2019
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Alex R
Awesome Jean P., thank you for stating that our tour was like a thriller, that's how our tours roll, like a movie, except it is the real thing. Thanks for choosing Medellin Travels. Regards, Medellin Travels Family
Written June 23, 2019
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Amine B
1 contribution
Amazing tour
We had a great experience from start to finish. First they picked us up right on time and explained us what we will be visiting. Our tour guide spoke really good English and answered all our questions. This tour made us appreciate Medellín even more because the city and its people have completely transformed it.
Written August 27, 2018
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Hey Amin, Thanks for the review bro. I'm glad you had a great experience from start to finish. Also, thanks for pointing out that we are fluent in English. We are all locals that have also lived abroad. This is very important, since most tour companies are not, thus it makes guests frustrated, wasting valuable tour time trying to decipher what they're talking about. Thanks for making the correct choice. Kind greetings from your friends at Medellin Travels! Alex
Written September 4, 2018
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

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Very informative
Get George if you can he is very informative. He has inside information on things that is extra, you won’t get with
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Interactive cultural experience
This is a great way to learn the history of Medellin and immerse yourself in the culture of the region. Jorge was o
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Beautiful!
Beautiful! Nice drive and the river was wonderful. Our guide was knowledgeable and fun and the transportation was
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Absolutely the best
This was my fourth tour with this company and each time it is a better experience. Lina is a master at her job pre-
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Sightseeing plus history
Outstanding combination of an expansive sightseeing tour with the history of the bandito of of a generation. If yo
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Amazing Tour!
For anyone looking for a complete tour of  Medellin, this is it! These guys cover it all including a thrilling Pabl
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We visited Plaza Boteros, metrocable and comuna 13.
This was an amazing experience. Carlos took the time to explain everything and answered all of our questions. He
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Great company book with them
I want to start by thanking Lina who helped me by answering all of my queries and concerns with such genuine care.
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Best tour company ever!!!
What a fantastic tour I had with Alex from Medellin Travels!  The driver Stiven was early, and big Al (as I called
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A MUST DO in Medellin! Book this trip!
This trip was a highlight of Medellin! It was held in a beautiful outdoor patio setting and was a lovely experience
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MUST DO! Wonderful Tour.
This tour was fantastic! Daniela was a wonderful guide, knowledgeable and responsive. She took us on the cable cars
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Pablo Escobar and City Tour
This tour was such an amazing and memorable tour! Jorge was our tour guide and i 100% recommend him as the tour gui
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Wonderful tour !
We had a very good time in « Comuna 13 », it’s a very interesting tour and our guide, Carlos, was very nice and pro
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Wonderful afternoon in Medellín
Carlos was a very knowledgable guide and, with our tour group being only two, he was able to cater the afternoon to
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Such a great tour!
Our guide Carlos was super knowledgeable, friendly, and went above and beyond leading us around. Definitely recomme
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