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

By Medellin City Services
Recommended by 96% of travelers
96% of reviewers gave this product a bubble rating of 4 or higher.
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.
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Ages 0-99, max of 15 per group
Duration: 5h
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Live guide: English, Spanish
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Highlights
  • Features Escobar family landmarks often missed by visitors
  • 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

  • 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
What's not included
  • 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.


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  • Parque Lleras, El Poblado, 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 8 AM or 2 PM depending on your booking
End:This activity ends back at the meeting point.

    • Wheelchair accessible
    • Stroller accessible
    • Near public transportation
    • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
    If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 6033P131

    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Children must be accompanied by an adult
    • Dress code is smart casual
    • 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

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

    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: 6033P131

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    Eva D
    Toronto, Canada12 contributions
    2.0 of 5 bubbles
    Dec 2022
    I found this tour dry and very overpriced for what you get. The guide Daniel was nice but not very informative, we crossed paths with other tours at the various stops and found their guides to be much more enthusiastic and detailed. For example at the grave site, we overheard another guide telling a large group stories about how the Escobar family recently flew down on the anniversary of the killing, who each of them were, where they live now, etc. In comparison, our experience was more of a "here is the tomb, do you have any questions?". When we reached Comuna 13, it was packed busy, and instead of leading the way and engaging us our guide was dragging along behind us while texting on his phone.

    I recommend you to skip the Escobar tour altogether (you could easily visit the grave or roof where he was killed on your own) and do a Comuna 13 tour with a local instead.
    Written January 3, 2023
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    Dear Eva, Thanks for the feedback, it is important to us. We are sorry to hear the tour was dry, last minute bookings are harder to locate a qualified guide specially during peak season. We will be willing to compensate for the tour and any inconvenience, please advice. Sincerely, Camilo Uribe Medellin City Services
    Written February 8, 2023
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    Joanna R
    Stockholm, Sweden8 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    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
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    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
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    Doreen C
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    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
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    Mayra R
    4 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    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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    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
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    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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    Beaver
    3 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    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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    oreillygrainne
    Dublin, Ireland13 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    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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    DomHH B
    Hamburg, Germany4 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Feb 2020 • Couples
    The Escobar / Communa 13 is absolutely recommendable. We were allowed to do the tour with Julio, who was a wonderful guide. We were lucky and got a private tour, because a group of tourists cancelled at short notice.
    We could not wish for a better guide. So much information told in an entertaining way. It was an absolute highlight of our stay in Medellín.
    If booking the tour, ask for Julio. It was krass! :)
    Written February 9, 2020
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    Dear domhhb, Thanks for recommending, such an honor. Since we specialize in custom tours, there is a big chance our small Pablo group tour ends up turning into private, at no extra cost. We are glad to hear this has been the highlight of your stay. Look forward to your soon return! Sincerely, Camilo Uribe Medellin City Services®
    Written February 11, 2020
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    Jon Slager
    3 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Jan 2020
    The tour was good, but the tour guide (Julio) was GREAT. He presented a good balance of history and entertainment, and spoke wonderful english. We were allowed sufficient time at each location to experience it and didn't feel rushed. Julio was very helpful and polite.
    Written January 28, 2020
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    Dear ThomGault, Thanks for the comment, means a lot to us. Our professional staff is well known for not rushing while presenting a good balance of history and entertainment. We are glad you enjoyed. Will be pleased to assist again soon! Sincerely, Camilo Uribe Medellin City Services®
    Written January 29, 2020
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    Kelgar
    Isleworth, UK16 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    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
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    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
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