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New half day Pablo tour by cop Carlos provided by Medellin City Services

New half day Pablo tour by cop Carlos

New half day Pablo tour by cop Carlos
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Tour snapshot
Duration:
4h
Taking Covid-19 safety measures
Hotel pickup offered
Wheelchair accessible
Ticket type:
Mobile
Free cancellation
About
Know before you go
  • Duration: 4h
  • 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
What to expect
Know before you go
  • Duration: 4h
  • 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
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Call the number below and use the product code: 6033P133
Important information
Inclusions
  • Local taxes
  • Professional guide
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Transport by private vehicle
Exclusions
  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities
Duration
4h
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.
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Dress code is smart casual
  • May be operated by a multi-lingual guide
  • The duration of transfers are approximate, the exact duration will depend on the time of day and traffic conditions
  • Most travelers can participate
  • Guides are wearing masks
  • Travelers are required to wear masks
  • Private groups, no interaction with other travelers
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Inclusions
  • Local taxes
  • Professional guide
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Transport by private vehicle
Exclusions
  • Food and drinks
  • 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
4h
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Dress code is smart casual
  • May be operated by a multi-lingual guide
  • The duration of transfers are approximate, the exact duration will depend on the time of day and traffic conditions
  • Most travelers can participate
  • Guides are wearing masks
  • Travelers are required to wear masks
  • Private groups, no interaction with other travelers
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
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 get picked up
    See Important Information for details
  • 1
    Envigado
    Stop: 45 minutes
    See details
  • 2
    Cementerio Jardines Montesacro
    Stop: 35 minutes
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  • 3
    Placita de Florez
    Stop: 20 minutes
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    Pass by
    Parque El Poblado
  • 4
    Medellin
    Stop: 4 hours
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  • You'll return to the starting point
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5.0
13 reviews
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Stefano A
3 contributions
It has been a great pleasure to meet someone like Carlos providing the context on what has happenend.
I feel that this is a great opportunity to hear first hand experience and story of how was it like during the challenging time of the narco traffic in medellin.
Listening to a policeman of that time it allows to give perspective that cannot be reached only via netflix or few documentaries.
Take advantage now that he is still around!!!
Written September 7, 2021
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Dear Stefano, Thanks for these words, they mean all to us. We are very proud to know you have enjoyed this experience first hand from a policeman. Nothing but the best guides at your service. Please let us know about your soon return! Sincerely, Camilo Uribe Medellin City Services®
Written September 15, 2021
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548leah
Ascona, Switzerland12 contributions
We did the Escobar Tour with Carlos and it was very interesting. He knows a lot about this topic and can tell lots of good stories and facts from the past. Carlos is a very good guide, speaking good english and has a good humor. Highly recommended.
Written April 17, 2018
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Dear Leah, Thanks for your recommendation, it is important to us. Really nice to know you have had a great time. Please let us serve you aagin soon. Sincerely, Camilo Uribe Medellin City Services
Written April 20, 2018
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Ladis
1 contribution
Great experience! Very professional and forthcoming guide with loads of knowledge on the "Escobar period". I enjoyed it a lot, definitely think it's something special and worth the money.
Written October 23, 2021
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Dear 161ladislav, We appreciate your review, means all to us. So glad to know you have totally enjoyed due to our guides are qualified professionals. Please let us assist again on your next visit, feel free to use promo code MCS and save 10%. Sincerely, Camilo Uribe Medellin City Services®
Written October 27, 2021
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Tomáš C
Prague, Czech Republic2 contributions
Friends
Had an awesome time with Carlos the cop, this tour is totally worth it
From start to finish we felt really welcome
Written October 3, 2021
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Dear tom_cV3023ZP, Many thanks for the review, it is very important to us. You are right, cop Carlos is perhaps one of the few policeman alive who can tell the story about chasing Pablo Escobar and the new Medellin. For your convenience, feel free to use promo code MCS on your next purchase and save 10%. Look forward to your soon return! Camilo Uribe Medellin City Services®
Written October 4, 2021
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Gini R
Lommel, Belgium19 contributions
Carlos picked us up as exactly the right time at our hotel and guide us through the Escobar-period with - obviously - a lot a knowledge.
We visited all the major sites that are still avalable and got a lot of interesting background from our friendly guide. It was a very interesting experience !
Written October 30, 2019
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Dear Gini R, Thanks for the words, fantastic to hear your trip has been a real experience due in part because of the guide's knowledge as an excop. We'd be please to assist again soon, please let us know when. Look forward, Camilo Uribe Medellin City Services
Written November 2, 2019
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Luc
10 contributions
Ex Cop Carlos picked us up at the hostel an we started our tour!
He provided us with so many informations and photos during the tour, spoke about his life as a cop during the Escobar time! Funny tour with Carlos! Recommend it!
Written August 26, 2019
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Dear Hellu27, Thanks so much for the review, love to hear from you. Great to know you recommend this tour since is the only cop in Medellin who can really tell what happened. We are proud to be only company with cop Carlos as main guide, exclusively at your service. Please keep us posted on your next visit! Sincerely, Camilo Uribe Medellin City Services
Written August 27, 2019
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ashuk86
Doha, Qatar9 contributions
Couples
What a fantastic morning we had with Carlos exploring the amazing, cosmopolitan city of Medellin. We loved visiting the different sites associated with Pablo Escobar, as well as listening the stories Carlos had. Another highlight was the visit to Comuna 13. A brilliant morning and would recommend without question. Thanks, Carlos!
Written August 18, 2019
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Dear ashuk86, May thanks for recommending, it means a lot to us since we are the only one company in Medellin offering premium tours with an excop. Please let us know about your next visit! Sincerely, Camilo Uribe Medellin City Services
Written August 22, 2019
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Christina M
6 contributions
Couples
We had a brilliant day with Carlos. It’s so interesting to hear the dark history from someone who actually lived it and put their own life in danger by becoming a police man. He’s very brave but very modest.

We’re on honeymoon so were dubious about taking a tour about bleak history, however, Carlos is a fantastic character so although there were lots of dark stories, he is very respectful, and there were many moments and light hearted insights into Colombian culture which had us laughing. We also laughed because my husband wore the most ridiculous tourist shirt and we made him take it off because he was embarrassing us!

I have a few friends visiting Colombia from England next year and I will be sure to send them Carlos’s way!
Written July 13, 2019
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Dear Christina L, Many thanks for your comments, is quite an honor you have taken this tour from a heroe`s perspective instead of the villains unlike other users. Only company in Medellin offering this exclusive tour with cop Carlos Palau. We`ll be glad to assist you and your friends from England in the near future, please let us know when. Looking forward, Sincerely, Camilo Uribe Medellin City Services
Written July 16, 2019
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victoriadeclety
Brussels, Belgium163 contributions
Couples
Medellín is clearly not only about Pablo Escobar but we found it really interesting to know more about those dark years Colombia went through and especially by having a more realistic view of what happened during those years.
Of course you can watch Narcos on Netflix but having a guided tour with a ex cop that was fighting the cartel back in the time gives you a other perspective.
They are only few left to tell those stories since his fellows were simply assassinated by the cartel. “Every cop had a price to be shot” said our guide.
Don’t expect to see much of the remaining of house, labs, prison (la cathedral) where Pablo was but rather having a lot of stories from someone that came back alive from the conflict.
This is probably the only tour of Pablo Escobar that will give you that vision ! Thanks again for that emotional and interesting morning.
Written July 11, 2019
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Dear victoriadeclety, Many thanks for your feedback, means all to us. Such an honor you have noticed we are the only one in Medellin offering a unique service with a guide who really lived the dark days of Medellin and is alive now to tell the story. Will be a pleasure to welcome you again soon, please let us know when. Looking forward, Camilo Uribe Medellin City Services
Written July 13, 2019
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Balázs B
Budapest, Hungary6 contributions
Friends
We took part on the tour where we visited the main features of the city in connection with Pablo Escobar (the cemetery, El Cathedral - his privately built prison :), the place where Escobar was finally shooted, the Hacienda "La Manuela" which is located at Guatape) in the morning. In the afternoon we climbed up to La Piedra el Penol and the made a short walk within the city Guatape. We booked the tour especially with the ex-cop Carlos who was a very friendly and talkative guide. We were absolutely delighted with this tour, Carlos told us many stories related to Escobar and in connection with his professional career at the beginning of the '90s therefore we got a big personal insight that part of the history of the city. The trip was good organised, Carlos was always very helpful and after a tour he sent us many more information about the drog cartels, the "war" in the city and that old ages, which provided answers also to our questions. Carlos was very kind to take a lot of photos about us during the trip also. :)) It was a long, but interesting day with lot of salsa music which we heard in the car from Carlos' big collection, we liked that cultural part of the trip too. Thanks, every tour should be on this very good quality level, go ahaed! Best wishes!
Written April 3, 2019
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Dear 122bal_zsb, Many thanks for your review, since you are review number 1,000 we`ll gladly offer a free courtesy city tour. Please confirm when you`d like to take it during the rest of 2019. By the way, just curious how come an exclusive tour with a former bilingual cop with tons of 5 star reviews, only earns us a 4 star review from your side? After all the good things that you have just mentioned about this tour lead by cop Carlos, is there anything that can be done in order to deserve your 5th star review? Please advice! Sincerely, Camilo Uribe Medellin City Services
Written April 4, 2019
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