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Pablo Escobar and Comuna 13 Small-Group Half-Day Tour provided by Medellin City Services

Pablo Escobar and Comuna 13 Small-Group Half-Day Tour

Pablo Escobar and Comuna 13 Small-Group Half-Day Tour
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96% of travelers recommend this experience
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Free cancellation
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Tour snapshot
Features Escobar family landmarks often missed by visitors
Duration:
5h
Taking Covid-19 safety measures
Group size:
15
Wheelchair accessible
Ticket type:
Mobile
Free cancellation
About
Gain a local perspective on the life of Colombian drug lord Pablo Escobar on this half-day tour that features unmarked points of interest missed by many visitors. In addition to navigating out of the city center, your guide offers little-known stories about each stop on the itnerary, including Escobar’s residences, private prison, and gravesite in Comuna 13, now a quiet neighborhood filled with street art.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 5h
  • 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
Highlights
  • Guide offers little-known tales and stories about Comuna 13
  • Gain an inside perspective on the Medellin’s history
  • Convenient round-trip transport from a central location
What to expect
Know before you go
  • Duration: 5h
  • 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.
Highlights
  • Guide offers little-known tales and stories about Comuna 13
  • Gain an inside perspective on the Medellin’s history
  • Convenient round-trip transport from a central location
What to expect
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 6033P131
Important information
Inclusions
  • All taxes, fees and handling charges
  • Driver/guide
  • Transport by air-conditioned minivan
  • Ask about upgrade to private tour for extra USD 70 if you are solo signed in 12 hrs before tour
Exclusions
  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • if 12 hours before there is only 1 person signed, tour will be canceled and fully refunded.
Duration
5h
Departure details
  • Parque Lleras, Medellín, El Poblado, Medellín, Antioquia, Colombia meet up address is carrera 38 # 9 A -26 in Park Lleras in El Poblado (DONDE AQUELLOS bar) at 9 AM
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Dress code is smart casual
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Transportation is wheelchair 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 experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travelers
Inclusions
  • All taxes, fees and handling charges
  • Driver/guide
  • Transport by air-conditioned minivan
  • Ask about upgrade to private tour for extra USD 70 if you are solo signed in 12 hrs before tour
Exclusions
  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • if 12 hours before there is only 1 person signed, tour will be canceled and fully refunded.
Departure details
  • Parque Lleras, Medellín, El Poblado, Medellín, Antioquia, Colombia meet up address is carrera 38 # 9 A -26 in Park Lleras in El Poblado (DONDE AQUELLOS bar) at 9 AM
Duration
5h
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Dress code is smart casual
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Transportation is wheelchair 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 experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travelers
Travel safe during COVID-19
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
Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    Parque Lleras
    Parque Lleras, Medellín, El Poblado, Medellín, Antioquia, Colombia
    meet up address is carrera 38 # 9 A -26 in Park Lleras in El Poblado (DONDE AQUELLOS bar) at 9 AM
    See address & details
  • 1
    Escaleras Electricas De La Comuna 13
    Stop: 40 minutes
    See details
    Pass by
    Parque El Poblado
    Parque Lleras
    Medellin Metrocable
  • 2
    Envigado
    Stop: 40 minutes
    See details
  • 3
    Cementerio Jardines Montesacro
    Stop: 30 minutes
    See details
  • 4
    Medellin
    Stop: 5 hours
    See details
  • You'll return to the starting point
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5.0
121 reviews
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Heather G
Dublin, Ireland89 contributions
Dec 2021 • Couples
We had a superb tour. Juan is incredibly professional, patient and so knowledgeable; there was no question that he could not answer! :) Each destination is really interesting and it was great to drive around Medellin. I throughly recommend this tour to get a true history of Medellin, and the incredible effort the Colombian people have made to advance this city in such a short space of time. You will not be disappointed or bored on this tour!
Written December 17, 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Dear heathergP5215DA, Many thanks for the review, so glad to know you totally recommend this tour. For more experiences on your next visit feel free to use promo code MCS and save 10%. look forward to your soon return¡ Sincerely, Camilo Uribe Medellin City Services®
Written January 6, 2022
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Joanna R
Stockholm, Sweden6 contributions
Feb 2022
My friend and I really loved this tour. It took place a few weeks ago now but we still talk about it. It made an impact. Our excellent and amazing guide Andrés (who is fluent in English) took us on a half-day journey where we learned about Medellin, the dark history of Colombia during the narco traffic war, Pablo Escobar key points that we only before heard about on TV, and the way forward and healing, as well as the amazing spirit of Comuna 13. Andrés was a fantastic guide and we very much enjoyed all our discussions with him about current topics of Colombia, and its history. Do not miss this experience, the tour was fantastic!
Written March 3, 2022
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Dear Joanna, Thank you very much, your review means all to us. Great to know it was overall a fantastic experience, always satisfaction guaranteed. Feel free to use promo code MCS and save 10% on future bookings. Look forward to your soon return! Camilo Uribe Medellin City Services®
Written March 4, 2022
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Doreen C
1 contribution
Mar 2022
awesome tour! learned an incredible amount of information about the city that was helpful for the rest of my stay. tour guide went above and beyond to make sure my group was comfortable and answered all our questions and more. took us around the city, engaged locals that we saw and we really felt welcome and excited.
Written March 16, 2022
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Dear doreenc914, Thank you so much, love hearing from you. Nice to know you felt welcome and excited since guide went above and beyond to make sure you were comfortable while answering all questions. It will be a pleasure to assist you again soon. Feel free to use promo code MCS and save 10% on future bookings. Sincerely, Camilo Uribe Medellin City Services®
Written March 27, 2022
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Luke garcia
Scottsdale, AZ15 contributions
Mar 2021
Pablo Escobar and Comuna 13 tour was a terrific tour and a highlight of the dark days of Medellin! David our tour guide made it all the better. He was professional, courteous, friendly, and well spoken (English), as he explained to us the details of Pablo Escobar's life as never seen before. It was a fascinating tour as you go back into the history of Pablo Escobar's life, where he lived, and where he met his untimely death in 1993. Finishing the tour in Comuna 13 was icing on the cake. Once was one of more dangerous part of Medellin, Comuna 13 is now thriving with amazing culture, beautiful murals, and a series of escalators that allow you to see the beautiful city of Medellin from the top. It was a great adventure! Thank you David for the wonderful experience!
Written March 30, 2021
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Dear lukegarcia2020, Thanks so much for taking the time to write this feedback, our expert guides are pleased to assist anytime. Amazing to hear you have discovered a new Medellin from past to present days. Would be nice to see you again soon! Sincerely, Camilo Uribe Medellin City Services®
Written April 12, 2021
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Mayra R
4 contributions
Jul 2021
The tour is very worth the money. It was really interesting to learn about Medellin's past and how the city has changed in the recent years. Our tour guide Carlos was very knowledgable about the city. The only downside is that he did not seem in a good mood. He was a bit annoyed by us and our questions; one of us felt a little sick and had to frequent the restroom which also seemed to upset him, but we thought maybe he just had a bad day and tipped him anyway. I still enjoyed learning, and the tour is a good chance to travel all around Medellin because the guide drives you to each separate location :)
Written August 12, 2021
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Camillo U
Dear mayrarosas12, Many thanks for the feedback, means a lot to us. So nice that you have gotten a good chance to travel around Medellin with such a knowledgeable guide. We’ll be delighted to assist again in the near future. Looking forward, Camilo Uribe Medellin City Services®
Written August 13, 2021
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Jessica D
Medellin, Colombia6 contributions
My friends and I had an amazing experience throughout the tour. We learned a lot about Pablo and visited the most historical places related to him. Also, we visited comuna 13 which is filled with amazing graffiti, murals, the outdoor escalator, and the beautiful view of Medellin. Our tour guide (Wilson) made our tour even more special. He is very knowledgeable about Pablo ( you can tell from his emotions when he talks about Pablo), very friendly, great sense of humor, speaks fluent English, and has a really cool personality. I would highly recommend this tour
Written April 15, 2021
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Dear H8907QXjessicad, Many thanks for this review, means a lot to us. Amazing to hear you highly recommend this tour due to guide`s quality as a guide. We`ll be pleased to assist again soon. Please keep us posted. Camilo Uribe Medellin City Services®
Written May 5, 2021
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LeslieFinland
Espoo, Finland28 contributions
Feb 2020
This tour is an absolutely ideal combination of both the main Pablo Escobar sites and the brilliant, vibrant Comuna 13 neighborhood that is the heart of Medellin's current reinvention and renaissance. We joined the tour because we knew about Pablo, but he's the past - the amazing progress that Medellin has made as a city is the future!
Visiting Comuna 13 was a hugely eye-opening experience that showed how it is possible for a city to rebuild itself successfully after hitting rock bottom. Special thanks to our guide Erica, who knows everything about Medellin and is endlessly thoughtful and kind! Note that there is no lunch on this trip, but plenty of opportunity to buy snacks in Comuna 13.
Written February 23, 2020
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Camillo U
Dear Leslie S, Many thanks for such review, we are glad to welcome you to the new and improved Medellin. Please come back soon! Sincerely, Camilo Uribe Medellin City Services®
Written March 17, 2020
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oreillygrainne
Dublin, Ireland14 contributions
The tour is great because it fits in both Comuna 13 for about three hours and then some Pablo Escobar sites - the place he was shot, his grave and his prison. Our tour guide, Wilson, was really great and had a lot of knowledge to share. We enjoyed his humour and he was very good fun to be around. The only fault I would say is that the bus we travelled in was extremely warm, would have been great to have had some AC but it definitely did not impact our experience or our tour. Overall, I would strongly recommend this tour when visiting Medellin!
Written January 18, 2020
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Dear oreillygrainne, Thanks for your kind words, fantastic to hear you would strongly recommend this tour when visiting Medellin. All our guides are known for their broad knowledge and they are fun to be around. Will be a pleasure to assist again soon during your next visit! Sincerely, Camilo Uribe Medellin City Services®
Written January 28, 2020
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Beaver
2 contributions
Dec 2019
This was one of my highlights in Medellin. Our tour guide Julio was very knowledgeable about all aspects of the tour and didn’t glorify any of the bad stuff. He took his time to explain the different impacts made by the various people. I would highly recommend the tour and hopefully you’ll be lucky enough to have Julio as your guide.
Written January 2, 2020
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Dear Beavermacc, Thanks so much, we are honored by these words. Amazing to hear this tour was one of your highlights in Medellin since none of the narcos are glorified and you get to experience the new Medellin. We will be pleased to assist again soon, please keep us posted! Sincerely, Camilo Uribe Medellin City Services
Written January 13, 2020
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Kelgar
Isleworth, UK12 contributions
Juan was both super professional, informative but also knew what our group of 4 lads wanted to do, see and advised us about the best ways to party locally. The Commune 13 tour was great as Juan knew many locals that gave it that extra special welcoming feel. Thanks Juan!
Written January 11, 2022
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Dear kelgar1, Thank you so much for the review, it is important to us. All our guides are very professional and informative, satisfaction guaranteed. Feel free to use promo code MCS and save 10% on future bookings. Look forward to your soon return, Camilo Uribe Medellin City Services®
Written February 5, 2022
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

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Was a really interesting and succinct tour of Pablo that covered everything. Andreas our tour guide was amazing and
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Very good experience
Our guide Davis is really good at making everything and everyone happy. Would love to do it all over again.
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5 star
Our tour guide was David and he was really excellent from start to finish. He was very knowledgeable, informative a
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Excelente
The tour was súper and Juan our guide was the best. We definitely come back for another tour! We hit all the highli
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Well worth it!
A definite tour to get to know Medellin. David was knowledgeable and made sure we got to all our stops.
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He tooks us to all good places and really helpful. He took the initiative to get the masks for us at the crucial place.
5 star. David gave a really good tour of Medellin and in detailed. He is friendly too. He covered cable car ride wh
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David is the best guide!!!
David was the best. He was on time. He provided a lot of information about the city and the culture. We went to th
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Best tour guide so far ⭐️
Had a great time on this tour, David our guide was absolutely amazing and super friendly and patient. He made sure
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Perfect
Best guide. He is very friendly and helpfull. You need to have some others like him. A very nice trip! Thank you ve
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Great experience with a great guide!
Really cool trip learning about the history of the silleteros with guide David and silletero “Nacho”! Very tranquil
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Medellin in One Day
If you only have one full day to visit Medellin and want to get a feel for the city, I highly recommend this tour.
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Great way to see the city quickly
We only had one full day in Medellin and this was the perfect tour to take to see the city! David drove us around t
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Fan-freaking-tastic !
David was beyond amazing! We were with him a total of about 4 days and now he is family 😊 Our adventures consisted
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Party Animals
Incredible David. Guy helped me fix my life. Most greatest experience ever. Drinks and parties all night.
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Juan G D , is a friend you need in Medellin.
Look no more Juan Guillermo Duque is the guy for any tour in Medellin. He is very friendly , speaks Spanish like a
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