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Medellín: The Real Pablo Escobar Tour

1. Medellín: The Real Pablo Escobar Tour

Tour is in English, Begin your tour by visiting the site of Escobar’s former home, where he hid his family and had enemies plant bombs to kill him. Learn about the transformation of this site into a memorial park for victims of Colombia's drug war. Next, head to “la cathedral”, a jail Escobar built for himself in an agreement with the government, from which he later escaped. Afterward, visit the soccer field Escobar built, known for its visionary design, where he gave speeches in an attempt to make a foray into Colombian politics. To cap things off, make your way to the cemetery, where Escobar is buried along with his family and other members of his gang, including Griselda Blanco.  By the end of the day, leave the tour with a better understanding of the negative impact that Escobar had on the country and the lives of the Colombian people.

From Medellín: Paragliding Tour with GoPro Photos & Videos

2. From Medellín: Paragliding Tour with GoPro Photos & Videos

You will be picked up at your Hotel or Apartment at 10:00 and you will go to a town called San Felix, from there they will prepare you for the flight with instructions and life insurance You will fly above the city of Medellin and Bello and you will have the best adrenaline experience with our best pilots in a fly of 15 minutes and be able to take the best pictures with a Gopro camera provided by the pilot You can ask to the pilots to make tricks in the air. Paraglading is an adventure sport that capture the wind and take you soaring above the ground to gain a 360 degree view of Medellin city, Bello city, Mountains and the Sky If you are looking for something unusual, different, unique and exciting this tour is for you!

Medellín: Private Pablo Escobar Tour with Cable Car Ride

3. Medellín: Private Pablo Escobar Tour with Cable Car Ride

Learn all about Pablo Escobar's life on a 4-hour guided, private tour in Medellín including three main stops: Inflexion Memorial Park, pablos neighborhood, and a cable car ride to enjoy a panoramic view of the West side of the city for unforgettable photo opportunities. Hear interesting anecdotes as a knowledgeable guide presents Pablo Escobar's history on a sightseeing tour of the most famous locations linked to the drug lord, and how he affected Medellín and Colombia as a whole. Start your tour by visiting the Inflexion Memorial Park, built in 2019 on top of the lot of the old Monaco Building, a former property of the drug lord, to commemorate the 46,612 victims who were killed during his rule.  Take a moment to walk through the moving space while your guide tells you facts of that time. Next, make your way toBarrio de pablo Escobar the neighborhood that he built for 500 families up the hill in the comunas . Drive on to visit the cemetery where Pablo Escobar is buried, as well as the neighborhood in which he spent his teenage years, and the house where he died. End your tour with a spectacular panoramic view of the West side of the city on a cable car ride before being dropped back off at your hotel.

From Medellín: Private Pablo Escobar History Tour

4. From Medellín: Private Pablo Escobar History Tour

Learn about the dark times suffered by Medellín at the time of Pablo Escobar Gaviria. Gain an understanding of the difficulties, which both the city and its inhabitants strove to overcome to become an example of resilience. Discover the troubled past of the city, and the painful and bloody legacy left behind by the famed drug trafficker. Start the tour in the El Poblado neighborhood, visiting the new Parque de la Memoria, a former Monaco building which was demolished on February 22, 2019 to make way for a renewed space that aims to reconstruct the area's history through art and culture, vindicating the city of its unfortunate reputation of a place of drug trafficking. Next, head to the Barrio Pablo Escobar, a neighborhood founded by Escobar himself to offer free houses to the homeless and the poorest in the city of Medellín.  Finally, arrive to the west of the city and witness the house where he died in its dilapidated state. You can also opt to include a visit to Comuna 13, an area with the most graffiti in Medellin and the largest open-air gallery in Latin America.

Medellin: Pablo Escobar, Dark Times & the New Medellin Tour

5. Medellin: Pablo Escobar, Dark Times & the New Medellin Tour

The drug lord and politician Pablo Escobar has been one of the most legendary characters in Colombian history. Learn about the dark and violent times of Medellín in the 80s and 90s and the real history of Pablo Escobar, from his family to his enemies, political ambitions, creation of the Medellín Cartel, partners, betrayals, violence and much more. Visit the most iconic stops where Pablo Escobar lived and worked, his own jail, his grave and the house where he was murdered, or perhaps he committed suicide? Discover it yourself!

Colombia: Official Pablo Escobar Meet the Family Museum Tour

6. Colombia: Official Pablo Escobar Meet the Family Museum Tour

Learn the secrets of his rise to power, the operation, truths and myths regarding his treasure vaults, family life, wars, daily habits, how he ruled, and personal family anecdotes that you can't get anywhere else. Be up close and personal to his real-life siblings who endured bombs, massacres, seizures, hiding in bunkers and tunnels with Pablo. They will share with you their personal, intimate stories like no documentary or series could ever do.

4-Hour Medellin, Envigado & Sabaneta Three County Tour

7. 4-Hour Medellin, Envigado & Sabaneta Three County Tour

Many people who visit Medellin don't get to experience the neighboring counties due to the length of their stay or they are simply unaware of the other places. With this in mind, this tour incorporates Envigado and Sabaneta on this tour., the two surrounding counties adjacent to Medellin. After your guide picks you up from your hotel or apartment, the tour will start at El Pueblito Paisa in central Medellin. This delightfully charming town is reminiscent of how Medellin looked like in the past. You'll experience captivating panoramic views of the city from above. The town contains a lovely little church, a charming museum, cute shops with handcrafted items and exquisite restaurants with savory paisa dishes from the region. The tour continues in Envigado, a city with expansive growth in recent years. There, you will visit the beautiful plaza with its 300 year-old colonial church and walk around downtown Envigado to really feel the vibe of this city. Lastly, your tour guide will drive you to the town plaza of Sabaneta, home to its famous plaza where numerous movies have been filmed. This is a great place to taste the succulent giant-sized buñuelos and other delectable appetizers from Antioquia. This is a 4-hour private tour in a comfortable, new vehicle with a fluent and certified professional tour guide. Guests taking the tour with the "Exotic Fruits" tour option will be dropped off a little later than stipulated.

From Medellin: Private Envigado Coffee Tour with Tastings

8. From Medellin: Private Envigado Coffee Tour with Tastings

Delve into Medellin's rich coffee culture on a guided tour of a plantation. Get an in-depth view of the production process with detailed commentary from your guide. Admire the beautiful landscapes with an authentic Colombian coffee. Start with pickup from your Medellin hotel in the morning. As you drive, your coffee guide will share details about Colombia’s long tradition of coffee production and consumption. Head into the mountain and take in the views of the surrounding mountains and lush landscapes. Keep an eye out for a cute sloth or an adorable ant eater. Continue to a secluded part of Envigado town and arrive at the coffee villa. Embark on a coffee tour covering everything from the seed to the cup. At the end, sip on a fresh batch. Next, visit a coffee plantation close to the city and explore one of Colombia’s most famous crops. See coffee cultivation up close and admire the plantation's exotic flowers and lush greenery. Pick your own coffee beans and learn hands-on.

Medellín: Pablo Escobar & Comuna 13 Full-Day Tour with Lunch

9. Medellín: Pablo Escobar & Comuna 13 Full-Day Tour with Lunch

The Tour Pablo Escobar in Medellín more complete of all: a unique experience in the city. Are you looking for an exciting and cultural adventure in Medellín? Do not look any further! We have the most complete and fascinating tour you can find: the Tour Pablo Escobar. Get ready to immerse yourself in history and know all the details about one of the most controversial characters in Colombia. Our Tour has expert guides and professionals who will take you on a tour of the most emblematic places related to Pablo Escobar's life. From the humble childhood of this infamous drug trafficker to his rise to the power and fall of his empire, every step that will bring you closer to understanding the fascinating story of this man. Even if you are not a fan of criminal history, this tour will impress you. We assure you that you will not be able to look away from the places where the most notorious events of the life of Escobar were held! Visualizing the buildings where I had its hiding places and the streets that were once under their control will make you live an experience that you will not be able to find any other place. But what makes us different from the other tours in Medellín? The answer is simple: our historical approach. We are proud to provide you with a complete and objective of Escobar's life, based on real events and testimonies of people involved in those dark times. We want to make sure that, at the end of the Tour, you have acquired new knowledge about this historical period so important for Colombia. What are you going to have?: - You will have the best experience. - The best guides. - A comfortable tour, since it is private. - A totally true story - Much more. Are you ready to immerse yourself in the story of Pablo Escobar and live an unforgettable experience in Medellín? Do not miss this unique opportunity to learn more about one of the darkest chapters of Colombia. Book the Tour Pablo Escobar Vip now and let yourself be carried away by the magic of this historical journey that will fascinate you from beginning to end.

Coffee Tour in the beautiful mountains of Medellin

10. Coffee Tour in the beautiful mountains of Medellin

In the morning, leave for Envigado to get to know one of the most representative products of Colombia – coffee. Be welcomed by a coffee master and attend a brief introduction about the world of coffee in the Andean country and its history. Afterward, visit coffee plantations and ecological routes used for the production of coffee, created by the growers themselves. Learn about the coffee production process first-hand, collect coffee beans, identify their stages of maturation, and get to know about their selection and classification. Next, join a coffee tasting and learn how to prepare and drink coffee. Finally, enjoy the opportunity to purchase coffee produced on the farm. At around noon, head back to Medellin, ending this wonderful day.

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Our tour with Daniel was fab! He is super knowledgable (about anything in Colombia) and gave us the perfect amount of information at each stop. He also has a great sense of humour which made the day more enjoyable! Would highly recommend for a day in Medellin.

The tour was interesting and we learned information about Escobar that we did not know. The guide did an excellent job of giving us information and always checked with us to make sure we understood what he was saying.

Thank you José for the interesting Tour! Small group, great tour guide that knows the story of Medellin, the city and streets well. Very friendly. Totally recommendable.

Amazing!!! Juan was such a good and passionated guide! He took us through the whole story about Escobar with lots of side stories. An all around amazing tour!

Daniel and Elkin were fantastic!! Highly recommend taking their tour!