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Private Half-Day Pablo Escobar Godfather Tour in Medellin

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Private Half-Day Pablo Escobar Godfather Tour in Medellin

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icon3 to 5 hours  (Approx.)
Hotel pickup offered
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iconOffered in: English and 3 more
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Overview

Get an insider’s look at the life of notorious drug kingpin Pablo Escobar during this 4- to 5-hour private excursion in Medellin. Learn the true stories behind this mythical figure from a local expert, visiting key locations like the soccer field he built for the community, the house where he was murdered on the roof, and the cemetery where he’s buried, plus much more.
  • Experience the ultimate private Pablo Escobar tour with a local expert
  • Visit the key Medellin sites from the life of the notorious cartel leader
  • Learn insider Escobar stories unknown to most Medellin visitors
  • Upgrade includes visit to 'La Catedral,' Escobar's 'jail vacation home'
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Professional guide
Hotel pickup and drop-off
Private tour
Food and drinks
Lunch
Gratuities

Departure Point

Traveler pickup is offered
Kindly send us your full address, building name or hotel and room or apartment number.

Choose between a morning or afternoon start time and then receive a pickup by private vehicle from your hotel in the El Poblado or Laureles area of Medellin.

Along with a guide ho specializes in cartel knowledge, visit key locations and monuments from Escobar's life, including a church used by Escobar and his men to obtain “blessings” for bullets they planned to use in hits and one of Escobar’s favorite eateries. You’ll also see the house where Escobar was finally murdered by the authorities and the cemetery on the outskirts of town that houses his remains.

Upgrade to visit 'La Catedral,' a hybrid “jail” and vacation complex where Escobar negotiated with the Colombian government to stay in order to avoid prison. Your driver takes you back to your Medellin hotel at the end of the tour.
Itinerary
Stop At:  
Los Olivos neighborhood
During the course of your trip, you’ll visit the locations and monuments that played the most important roles in the life. Visit the last house where he lived and the house where Escobar was finally murdered, learn the real true from your profesional tour guide. Was Pablo killed by the police or los Pepes or did Pablo kill himself?
Duration: 20 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Cementerio Jardines Montesacro
Get an insider’s look at the life of notorious drug kingpin Pablo Escobar during this private excursion in Medellin. Learn the true stories behind this mythical figure from a local expert, visiting key locations like the cemetery where he’s buried also some family members like his mom, dad, cousin Gustabo Gaviria and the famous Queen of Cocaine ''Griselda Blanco''
Duration: 30 minutes
Admission Ticket Included
Stop At:  
Parque de Sabaneta
We'll check out a church used by Escobar and his men to obtain “blessings” for bullets they planned to use in hits, and enjoy a snack at one of Escobar’s favorite eateries.
Duration: 30 minutes
Admission Ticket Included
Stop At:  
Cancha El Dorado
During the course of your trip, you’ll visit the locations and monuments that played the most important roles in the life of this infamous Colombian kingpin. Drive by the neighborhood where Pablo Escobar grew up nd visit the famous football field donated by him.
Duration: 15 minutes
Admission Ticket Included
Stop At:  
Monasterio Santa Gertrudis La Magna
For those guests looking to add a little extra to their Escobar excursion, an optional upgrade is available which visits “La Catedral” a hybrid “jail” and vacation complex where Pablo negotiated with the Colombian government to stay in order to avoid prison. Select The tour + La Catedral if you want this upgrade
Duration: 45 minutes
Admission Ticket Included
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Please note that the tours duration can be anywhere from 3 to 5 hours depending on traffic, climate conditions, and whether you annexed the La Catedral upgrade option. We cover all points included in the description regardless of how long it may take
  • Do not come intoxicated or under the influence of any substance, or bring anything illegal in our vehicles. We reserve the right to refuse service to anyone under these conditions.
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
  • OPERATED BY Medellin Travels
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.

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The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Private Half-Day Pablo Escobar Godfather Tour in Medellin?
A:The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
See all safety measures taken by Private Half-Day Pablo Escobar Godfather Tour in Medellin.
Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during Private Half-Day Pablo Escobar Godfather Tour in Medellin?
A:The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
See all safety measures taken by Private Half-Day Pablo Escobar Godfather Tour in Medellin.
Q:
What is the social distancing policy during Private Half-Day Pablo Escobar Godfather Tour in Medellin?
A:The policies on social distancing are:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
See all safety measures taken by Private Half-Day Pablo Escobar Godfather Tour in Medellin.
Q:
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Private Half-Day Pablo Escobar Godfather Tour in Medellin?
A:The policies on staff health & safety are:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
See all safety measures taken by Private Half-Day Pablo Escobar Godfather Tour in Medellin.

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  • "I did require some walking so I would recommend wearing sneakers." See review
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star-5
Great tour!
Marilyn_H
, Oct 2021
The tour was very interesting and informative. Our guide was very knowledgeable, attentive, and organized. Learning about this aspect of Colombian history was more meaningful because we visited relevant places and neighborhoods, putting it all into context. This tour combined with a few museums is a must do for anyone who is interested in Colombian history.
star-5
Best tour ever!!!
Jillian_T
, Sep 2021
Very knowledgeable your guide. The driver was ak sweet. We asked a lot of questions. They were so professional and explain the con and the pro of Medellin. Loved it!
star-5
Everything Pablo
Priscilla_C
, Sep 2021
Oh this tour was extremely interesting. We learned so much about Pablo Escobar and his family and his communities, etc. Nice and easy car ride to the tour locations and we got to take many pictures and videos also. Our tour guides took care of us and we’re very well spoken.
star-5
Beautiful tour
ozgen_o
, Aug 2021
Our tour guide Daniela was wonderful. She was very detailed and full of information. We took the Pablo Escobar, Comuna 13 and Guatape tours. I would highly recommend them!
icon Response from Host , Aug 2021
Dearest Ozgen, we thank you kindly for your review and for being fantastic guests! We appreciate you highly recommending us. It was an honor serving you. Til' next time. Your friends from Medellintravels.com
star-5
Great Your!
MichaelM
, May 2021
Great tour! George was knowledgeable and filled with interesting facts and stories. He made the experience feel personal and unique.
icon Response from Host , Jun 2021
Michael, Thank you kindly for reviewing us. We hope to have you back in the near future. Best regards, Medellintravels.com
star-5
An experience that over exceeded our expectations...
David_G
, May 2021
We had an incredible time learning through Jorge, our tour guide. His depth of knowledge and personal experiences helped us understand and feel what it was like to live through such a memorable time. He answered all of our questions and explained how all of these events created what we see today. Gustavo was an amazing driver throughout the journey. You won't find an experience like this on the internet or through any TV show.
icon Response from Host , Jun 2021
David, thank you so much for reviewing Medellin Travels and for stating that you won't find an experience like this on tv or the internet. As you witnessed, we have inside info. with real and authentic stories that no one else has. This is why we have the #1 Pablo Escobar tour in the city! Thank you once again, we hope to have you back in the near future! From the family, Medellintravels.com
star-5
Escobar and more!
celmols
, Jan 2020
Daniela was an excellent tour guide and made the experience so much more! We enjoyed so much we booked the next day tour to downtown, section 13, graffiti and more the following day with her. Such a perfect experience to have someone helping you get around and learning about a new city. She took the time to let us enjoy ourselves and didn’t rush us from one place to another. I highly recommend Daniela!
star-5
Great Guide
ROGER ANDREW H
, Nov 2019
Carlos was a great guide and showed us so much of the history of Escobar and his brutality. The tour was about 5 hours and we were more than pleased.
star-5
Great time
PhilippeAC901
, Oct 2019
Tour guild was very knowledgeable about the history and locations that he took us to. Tour was fun and hilarious
star-5
Great day!
CLRS1966
, Oct 2019
Jorge, our guide, was fantastic. We spent the day learning not only about Pablo Escobar and events and locations relative to his life, but also talking about many things that contributed to the distinctive experience of the Colombian people generally and the people of Medellin and Antiochia in particular. It was a fascinating and enjoyable day. Highly recommended.

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