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New half day Pablo tour by cop Carlos
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New half day Pablo tour by cop Carlos

By Medellin City Services
Recommended by 100% of travelers
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Duration: 4h
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Live guide: English, Spanish
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  • Local taxes
  • Professional guide
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Transport by private vehicle
What's not included
  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities


Start:Multiple pickup locations offered.
    Pickup details
    • Pick up at your AirBnB also, please provide full address with building name and apartment number.
    Hotel pickup offered
    During checkout you will be able to select from the list of included hotels.
      Airport pickup offered
      During checkout you will be able to select from the list of included airports.
      • Enrique Olaya Herrera Airport, Medellin Colombia
      End:This activity ends back at the meeting point.

        • Wheelchair accessible
        • 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: 6033P133

        • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
        • Most travelers can participate
        • 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
        • Private groups, no interaction with other travelers
        • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate

        • 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: 6033P133

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        5.0
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        Stefano A
        7 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        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
        This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

        Jessica J
        Washington DC, DC106 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Jun 2018 • Couples
        So here is the deal, I didn't actually take a tour with Carlos. My boyfriend and I were stranded on the side of the road (as the coffee farm we were trying to visit was closed) , and Carlos pulled over to see if we were okay. Although he had some customers with us, he took a minute to make a phone call to find out where the coffee farmer was. A few hours later, Carlos returned to the coffee farm with his tour guests (as they had requested to return to buy some coffee to take back home with them). Sure enough we were still at the coffee farm and were able to sit down and chat with Carlos. He was such a great and friendly guy! He seemed to have a genuine passion for telling stories about the history of Medellin and sharing this with visitors. Unfortunately we were leaving the next day so we weren't able to schedule a tour, but I wouldn't hesitate for a second to send friend or family his way if they visit the city. Carlos was a police office in Florida for a few years so his English is perfectly fluent and really easy to understand! Definitely check him out!
        Written June 30, 2018
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        Dear Jessica, Thanks for these words, they are everything for us. We´ll be pleased to assist anyone you send this way, will take the best possible care and make them feel at home. If you have more time in Colombia next time please let us know. Sincerely, Camilo Uribe Medellin City Services
        Written July 10, 2018
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        548leah
        Ascona, Switzerland12 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        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
        This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

        Ladis
        1 contribution
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Oct 2021
        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
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Oct 2021 • 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
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Oct 2019
        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
        Luxembourg10 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        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, Qatar6 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Aug 2019 • 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
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Jul 2019 • 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, Belgium164 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Jul 2019 • 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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