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Full Day Pablo Escobar Tour

Highlights
  • Explore Pablo Escobar’s Medellin through a guide and eyewitness accounts

  • Leave the driving to a professional while you take in the sights

  • Hassle-free round-trip transport form Medellin hotels

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Full Day Pablo Escobar Tour
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Full Day Pablo Escobar Tour
$145.00
Overview

Pablo Escobar had a dramatic impact on Medellin during the late 1980s. On this tour, you'll get insight into the life and effects of Don Pablo from the locals who witnessed his reign firsthand. Visit landmarks from his life—his childhood neighborhood, private prison, final hideout, and cemetery, and get insider information from your guide. Plus, unlike other similar tours, this excursion includes a visit to one of Escobar’s former mansions on Guatapé Lake.

What to Expect

Begin with pick up from your private bilingual driver will before embarking on an all-inclusive journey by car with AC. First stop takes place at Pablo´s modest community growing up, ironically called “La Paz” or peace in Spanish. Discover how he came up and the luxurious properties he built around the city in order to launder his millions. Walk around his semi-destroyed Monaco building where the first car-bomb in Colombia took place in the late 80´s.

After visiting Pablo´s prison or the 'Cathedral', get a spectacular Medellin view and head to a private cemetery where siblings and cousins of the mafia boss rest. Lying nearby is Griselda Blanco or “black widow”, who was once Pablo´s mentor. Head near the soccer stadium to visualize the modest home and rooftop where Pablo was finally caught barefoot.

Head east for about one hour to see Pablo´s abandoned mansion “La Manuela” from the top of the El Peñol rock, which reaches almost 70 stories high. Just a mile away, head to the cozy Guatape village where you can enjoy lunch at your own expense. This is a perfect place to walk around the square and discover why this colorful village has been named “Town of Zocalos”, referring to the facade throughout the village. There will be enough free time to walk around for photos and facilities to use the bathroom or grab snacks. Not every store takes credit cards so it is recommended to bring cash and/or Colombian pesos.

Finally, take a private boat to Pablo´s abandoned mansion, where you can walk around and take photos of what is left after years of curious visitors tearing down walls and cabinets. After approximately 10 hours, head back to the city with first hand knowledge regarding Pablo´s biography and what it represents today for Colombia and the world.

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1 - 5 of 20 reviews

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile
Prívate full day Pablo Escobar Tour with Julio

The prívate tour with Julio was the best. We received a lot of special and personal insights and met real people and locations around the life of Pablo Escobar in an incredible 12h tour.More

1  Thank Murky M
Camilo U, Propietario at Medellin City Services, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear Murky, Thank you very much for these words, so valuable for us. All our crew is composed of qualified guides who are here to make sure and give you an unforgettable experience with real people and locations. Please do not hesitate to contact us...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile
Full Day Escobar Tour with Julian

We had a great time with our awesome tour guide Julian. We met bodyguard of Pablo Escobar. All of the people were really friendly to us. Thank you very much guys!

1  Thank Nikita S
Camilo U, Propietario at Medellin City Services, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear Nikita, Thanks a lot for your feedback, means all to us. It was a pleasure having you with us and meeting interesting characters along the way. Definitely look forward to your soon return! Sincerely, Camilo Uribe Medellin City Services

Reviewed July 9, 2018
Very interesting - amazing what vast amounts of money can create.

This was quite amazing to see what was created after only seeing it on TV. The water park is excellent for children and adults alike and warrants a good three hour break after the road tour and your return home

Thank Don M
Reviewed June 27, 2018
Half Day Pablo Escobar Tour

What can I say, it was an incredible experience from start to finish. Silvio was an extremely knowledgeable tour guide. He made us aware of not only what happened during the Pablo Escobar era, but how the city has transformed since then. He answered all...More

1  Thank Jill R
Camilo U, Propietario at Medellin City Services, responded to this reviewResponded June 27, 2018

Dear Jill, Thanks a lot for your words, they are quite important for us. Great honor to know you highly recommend us due to guide went above and beyond for you. We´ll be glad to serve you again soon. Sincerely, Camilo Uribe Medellin City Services

Reviewed May 8, 2018 via mobile
Pablo Tour with Silvio

We had an amazing experience with Silvio. One of the nicest people we met so far and truly knowledgeable about everything. Whatever the question he had an answer!More

Thank Daniel T
Camilo U, Propietario at Medellin City Services, responded to this reviewResponded May 10, 2018

Dear Daniel, Thanks for such kind words, they mean all to us. Our team is made off with the nicest professionals for sure, who will be glad to guide you around the best of Medellin on your next visit. Please keep us posted. Sincerely, Camilo...More

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