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From Medellín: Private Pablo Escobar History Tour

4.8 / 5

39 reviews

From Medellín: Private Pablo Escobar History Tour

Activity provider: Epic tours Medellin
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From US$ 46.07 per person

Take a private tour to learn more about the past of the murderous drug lord, Pablo Escobar. Explore places important to his life while hearing about the detrimental effects his organization had on Colombia.

About this activity

Free cancellation
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Covid-19 precautions
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Duration 4 - 6 hours
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Live tour guide
Spanish, English
Pickup included
Pickup from hotels located in the central area of Medellín. If your hotel is out of the pickup zone, the closest meeting point will be provided.
Wheelchair accessible
Private group

Experience

Highlights
  • Benefit from a private tour to make the most of your time in Escobar's Medellín
  • Visit Escobar's grave and the place where he was killed
  • Learn the real, painful, and bloody history behind the drug lord Pablo Escobar
Full description

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.

Includes
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off in central Medellín
  • Bilingual English- and Spanish-speaking guide
  • Legal insurance
  • Foods and drinks
Covid-19 precautions

You must book this activity online because the ticket office is closed

Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask
  • You must fill out a travel information form
  • You will receive a mandatory temperature check

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Important information

What to bring

  • Sunscreen
  • Water
  • Comfortable clothes

Know before you go

  •  La Catedral, the prison Escobar built for himself, is closed on Mondays
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.8 /5

based on 39 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.9/5
  • Transportation
    4.6/5
  • Value for money
    4.7/5

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Highly recommend this tour! Manuel was an amazing private guide! He is super friendly and knowledgeable about the city. Growing up here he has crazy stories and brought the history of Pablo Escobar to bigger light. We learned more than expected and really helped us to understand this complicated chapter in Medellin history. Amazing experience and would recommend him to anyone!

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March 16, 2022

Stop looking for a Medellin tour and book this one! This tour was absolutely amazing! The guide was super friendly, informative and loved hearing his stories as he took us around Medellin. We left this tour feeling very informed and educated about the struggles (and resilience) of the Medellin people. Highly highly recommend!

January 25, 2022

Great tour! Manuel is a super nice guide. Thanks to him we learned a lot about the history of Medellin and Colombia in general. Overall, the tour was very exciting and varied. We had the tour including Komuna 13. You definitely shouldn't miss this part of town! Manuel can also tell a lot about the past of the district, since he grew up there and has seen many (unpleasant) things himself. A tour that is very thought-provoking but is highly recommended!

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October 27, 2021

Product ID: 351651