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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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Hotel pickup and drop-off
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Food and drinks
Lunch
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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
  • "I you get motion sick, might want to get some pills before that windy drive up the mountain." See review

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Good job
Brian_M
, May 2022
Had a good time getting to know the life of pablo. Carlos was well informed on his life and the surrounding area.
icon Response from Host , May 2022
Hey Brian, we appreciate you and your review. We are more than happy that you had a fantastic time touring with us and learning the "Real" Pablo story from us who are in the "know". Refer Medellin Travels to friends and family. Best, Alex from Medellintravels.com
star-5
Great informative tour !!
Frederic_G
, Apr 2022
Great tour, our tour guide Jorge was magnificient and very knowlegable. He REALLY helped us understand the complex history and real human impact of Pablo Escobar.
icon Response from Host , Apr 2022
Hi Frederic, we appreciate you and your review! Thank you for letting others know that our guides are very knowledgeable and the fact that you were exposed to the complexities of the character. I can't emphasize enough how incredibly important it is to hire people who know what they're talking about, with all of the mickey mouse tours out there lying to tourists, fabricating fake stories, leaving guests aloof and bewildered with their b.s. and weak to nonexistent English skills....you get what you pay for. Again, thank you for choosing the #1 Pablo tour in town, thank you for choosing Medellin Travels. Cheers, Alex from Medellintravels.com
star-5
The Don of all tours!
Dhigha_S
, Apr 2022
Amazing tour to learn about the history and true background story of a man who has his huge pluses and minuses! Alex was an awesome guide and is pretty much a celebrity on his own! Must visit! American tourist must visit Columbia more often than Mexico! So much more worth it!
icon Response from Host , Apr 2022
Dhiga, my Indian brother! First, I want to express my gratitude to you and your family for being incredible guests! Thanks for the kudos, haha. Last, thanks for booking all of your tours in Medellin with us. Send my regards to your wife, mother in law, and a kiss for your daughter. Ohh..and a big bear hug for you...arrrhhh....lol...ha! Alex from Medellintravels.com
star-5
Super interesting tour—Daniela is the best!
Amy_K
, Mar 2022
What a fascinating tour! We had the best time with Daniela. She was super informative, professional, and kind. Book this tour!
icon Response from Host , Mar 2022
Hey Amy, thank you for the review! I'm glad you had a fascinating tour and a wonderful time with Daniela, she is a great tour guide! You are appreciated and welcome back anytime. Remember to refer us to friends and family! Kind regards, Alex from Medellintravels.com
star-5
This tour, Andres the guide deserve a historian award!
RavenC_L
, Feb 2022
Wow, what an incredibly amazing experience. Once in a lifetime! Just hearing the stories from Andres alone was worth the total price of traveling from America AND the tour. The fact that you get to see all these iconic locations during that narrative just brings chills down the spine. Every location we went to was monumental in the story of Pablo and more importanté it’s informative and without American bias. The prison site is a MUST add and worth 3 times the money. Thank you so much Andres, you are a gem and a historian.
icon Response from Host , Mar 2022
Raven, thank you for rating Medellin Travels, proudly the #1 private tour company in Medellin. We love guests like you that hone in on the subtleties and nuances of our tours. It's gratifying to hear guests around the world making emphasis on how our tour was an incredibly amazing, once in a lifetime experience. Thank you for this affirmation. Our company is all about creating unforgettable experiences for our guests worldwide. Your happiness is ours. Again thank you, it was an honor serving you. Best regards, Alex from Medellintravels.com
star-5
Aftermath of Medellin
Armida_B
, Jan 2022
George our tour guide was awesome in re-living the true events of infamous Pablo. What good Pablo did for Medellin and community also came with bad events that occurred. I highly recommend this tour.
icon Response from Host , Jan 2022
Hey Armida, all of us here at Medellin Travels want to thank you and your large group of family members that toured with us. We appreciate you guys and hope to have you back here with us for other adventures! Warm regards, Alex from Medellintravels.com
star-5
Thanks for the best tour ever
Ankur_C
, Dec 2021
I did a Pablo Escobar tour with Aba, and it is hands down the best tour that I have ever done, and I have done a lot across the world. Aba is genuinely passionate about her beautiful city and full of knowledge about its history and current happenings. She knows it all, from the bigger picture to intricate details. On top of it, she was extremely friendly, patient, accommodating, and ensuring that you would have the best tour ever. My time with her made me learn so much about Medellin, its people, and culture that I would have never have known. I have long left Medellin, but I have such deep appreciation and fondness for Medellin and its people because of her tour. I cannot wait to revisit Medellin and explore it further, and I highly recommend having a tour with Aba. The experience will be priceless and enriching. She is a great ambassador for her city.
icon Response from Host , Dec 2021
Thank you for taking your precious time writing this beautiful review. It brings me great jubilation when a guest feels enamored with our beloved city due to one of our guides. Indeed, Alba and all of our guides for that matter are great ambassadors for Medellin. This is why most people book not just our Pablo tour, but ALL of their tours with us. They know that with Medellin Travels their vacation will be an unforgettable one. We appreciate you and love you as we do all of our guests...and YES...contact us when you come back! We have many repeat guests that always come back! Cheers, Alex from Medellintravels.com
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-5
GREATEST TOUR YOU CAN DO IN MEDELLIN.
Ivonne_O
, Dec 2021
The greatest tour i have ever been on. The tour guide was out of this world, very knowledgeable and willing to take the conversation to deep meaningful places. The sites we saw were all encompassing , truly an unforgettable experience.
icon Response from Host , Dec 2021
Hi Ivonne, thank you for your review. We at Medellin Travels treat guests like family because we genuinely feel that. You mentioned what the slogan on our shirts say "Unforgettable Experiences", we are all super stoked that you felt it, lived it and loved it! Thanks to you and all of our guests around the world for making our tour the #1 Pablo Escobar tour in the city! Many blessings from your friends at Medellin Travels! Best regards, Alex from Medellintravels.com
star-5
Great tour
Alexander_C
, Nov 2021
The tower guide Jorge was phenomenal. He was knowledgeable, funny, and kept us entertained throughout the entire tour. I would definitely book another tour with him and the company.
icon Response from Host , Dec 2021
Alexander, thank you so much for your review and for stating that you would book other tours with us. We are all so happy that you made the right choice in touring with Medellin Travels. We don't do tours, we make friends and create unforgettable experiences for our guests around the world. Again thank you, we appreciate you and hope to have you back in the near future! Best Regards, Alex from Medellintravels.com
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.
1 traveler found this review helpful

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