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Private Half-Day Pablo Escobar Godfather Tour in Medellin

By Medellin Travels
Recommended by 95% of travellers
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Explore the world of infamous drug trafficker Pablo Escobar during this private guided tour in Medellin. Hear stories about the man who formed the Medellin Cartel and was known as one of the most powerful criminals in the world. The tour takes you to significant locations from his life, including the cemetery where he’s buried.
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Duration:3–5 hours
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Ticket type:Mobile
German, English, French, Spanish

Highlights
  • Get a taste of Medellin by tracing the life of Pablo Escobar
  • Private tour with morning and afternoon start times
  • Tour upgrade includes a visit to Escobar's “jail” in the mountains
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off from certain parts of Medellin is included

  • Professional guide
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Private tour
  • Entry/Admission - Cementerio Jardines Montesacro
  • Entry/Admission - Parque de Sabaneta
What's not included
  • Food and drinks
  • Lunch
  • Gratuities
  • Entry/Admission - Envigado

After being picked up at your Medellin hotel (in El Poblado and Laureles areas only), begin your private tour with a guide, exploring the Colombian city through the life of drug kingpin Pablo Escobar. Stop at the church where Escobar sought “blessings” for the bullets his cartel planned to use, plus other sights including the house where he was murdered and the cemetery where he’s buried. Plus, along the way, snack at one of Escobar’s favorite eateries. Choose the tour upgrade and visit La Catedral, a vacation home that served as Escobar’s makeshift jail after he surrendered in 1991. He escaped authorities in 1992 and died in a shootout in 1993. At the end of the tour, get dropped off at your Medellin hotel.

Departure details
  • Traveller pickup is offered.
  • Kindly send us your full address, building name or hotel and room or apartment number.
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point

  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 29265P3

  • 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.
  • Most travellers can participate
  • 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.

A note from Private Half-Day Pablo Escobar Godfather Tour in Medellin
  • We at Medellin Travels take pride in being the only tour company selected by our local government to work in a pilot enabling the proper protocol and management of covid 19 for our staff and International guests. We're also the only company utilizing a new product that eradicates covid in seconds.
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised
  • Contactless payment for gratuities and add-ons
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Gear/equipment sanitised between use
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.

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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: 29265P3

Itinerary
  • You'll get picked up
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  • 1
    Los Olivos neighborhood
    Stop: 20 minutes
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  • 2
    Cementerio Jardines Montesacro
    Stop: 30 minutes - Admission included
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  • 3
    Parque de Sabaneta
    Stop: 30 minutes - Admission included
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  • 4
    Cancha El Dorado
    Stop: 15 minutes
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  • 5
    Monasterio Santa Gertrudis La Magna
    Stop: 45 minutes - Admission excluded
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  • You'll return to the starting point
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About the operator

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mikasL8516YS
mikasL8516YS
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Amazing Escobar tour!
I did the pablo tour with Esteban. He has knowledge of pablo’s life you probably won’t hear anywhere else. I plan o
isaaX7238HH
isaaX7238HH
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The best
Very accommodating and flexible company. Ana was a great tour guide. Jaimie was a fantastic and very dependable dri
kmarunic
kmarunic
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From the bottom of the city, to the top via a cable car!!
The tour was informative, it was fun to ride the Medellin subway, and the cable car was a unique experience that to
Nima S
Nima S
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Amazing Experience—Must do in Medellin
This tour was amazing and a must do for anyone who wants to understand the dark history of Medellin and Pablo Escob
Michele S
Michele S
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City Tour with Carlos
Carlos was an awesome tour guide! He was super personable and extremely knowledgeable. I highly recommend this tour
reneegY7289AL
reneegY7289AL
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Trip to Santa Fe and Occidental Bridge
Jaime (driver) and Ana (guide) we’re fabulous! Highly recommend them! Learned about this colonial town and had a fa
Smurray820
Smurray820
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Amazing guide and driver
This was an amazing experience with great people. Ana was able to tell me all about the places we visited and was s
O4770STveronicav
O4770STveronicav
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Great experience!
Went to Medellin by myself and Carlos was the best tour guide! I felt safe and had a great experience. He was extre
David G
David G
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The best private tour you can get
First, we had an all day private tour to El Penol, Guatape, and at our last minute request, they took us on a side
ashevilleangie
ashevilleangie
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The very best in Medellin!!!
Veronica was incredible!! She has so much pride for her hometown and so much knowledge, she also added so many extr
kendras769
kendras769
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WE LOVED THIS TOUR
This tour was amazing! it was just me and my husband with our tour guide & we wouldn't have it any other way. I'm n
Bulldoz
Bulldoz
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Fantastic Tour
Had a great tour of El Penol and Guatape. Veronica was our guide and was great. Could not believe how beautiful the
Travelingbear1000
Travelingbear1000
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Beautiful gardens
Beautiful botanical gardens with much to explore. Unfortunately plants were not named, many exhibits were closed, a
SoloTraveler82
SoloTraveler82
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A great overview of the city
This was my first tour and it included Arvi Park as an additional upgrade. My guide was Daniela who was an excellen
SoloTraveler82
SoloTraveler82
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The best experience you can have, hands down!
So far, I've toured downtown Medellin (with this same company and guide), had two different food tours and now I ca
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JGatsby
Miami Beach, FL6 contributions
Wow! Incredible tour in an amazing city. Medellin Travels is first class all the way. Early on in my booking process I reached out to Alex to discuss the various options for tours. He responded right away and gave me several options. He has an extensive list of tours and being that I’ve always been intrigued by Pablo Escobar and the Narco history of Colombia I obviously chose the Pablo Escobar Godfather Tour. Alex had me sold when he told me that not only would he take me to all of the sites that encompass Pablo during his reign in Medellin and give me a full history including the Cathedral and gravesite, but he also had the ability to customize my tour to also include a visit to Gloria Escobar’s house, the beloved sister of Pablo himself! It felt very surreal to be able to sit across from her in her apartment and ask her questions while looking through personal family albums. She was incredibly friendly and shared so many stories about her brother throughout his life and even leading up to his last days. An amazing Paisa woman with the ability to captivate her audience. Gloria, it was such a pleasure to meet you!

Also, HUGE shout out to Jorge Figaroa, who was our tour guide on this particular tour, and now my Colombian brother. Felt like I was touring around this beautiful city with a friend that I knew for ever. Jorge had vast wealth of knowledge of Pablo Escobar, and the Narco culture and life in general. Thanks again Jorge!

I would not hesitate booking this tour. Alex and his wife Lina run a first class operation with Medellin Travels with amazing guides. They showed up to my hotel on time, and delivered on every promise. This was truly an amazing tour for my cousin and myself.

Big thanks to Alex, Lina, and Jorge. I truly consider you all as my friends. If you are visiting Medellin I highly recommend reaching out to Medellin Travels, you will not regret it!
Written 2 March 2022
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Alex R
Hey brother, thanks so much for saying we run a first-class operation and that we delivered everything that we said and promised. It was my pleasure to customize your tour to include a visit to the Escobar Family house to interview Gloria and view all of the private family albums, museum and forbidden art. As you know, this is only available through us, as they are my associates for that rendezvous,once in a lifetime experience. Of course you guys are our new friends, we love our guests..and it shows! Lina and I keep in touch with many great guests who we've befriended throughout the years. Medellin is now your second home. We'll see you back in the near future. Til' then habibi, take care and God bless! Hugs, Alex from Medellintravels.com
Written 3 March 2022
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Rachel H
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Daniela (our guide) was very informative and genuinely helpful. She gave a balanced account of Pablo's life and told his stories from different perspectives. We visited the main sites, including the house where Pablo was killed, the area in which he grew up, Santa Ana church where he did business, the memorial site for his victims and his grave site. Daniela also pointed out important buildings in Medellín, different parts of the city and provided us with instructions around how to access the metro and cable car system. We also had the opportunity to take some coffee and buneulo which Daniela helped us to order. A very enjoyable tour!
Written 17 April 2022
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Alex R
Hey Rachel, I'm glad you had an enjoyable experience. We give a detailed comprehensive and didactic tour and are the only tour company that takes people to all the sites in 4 counties. We thank you for making a savvy choice in hiring us for your tours. Take care. Alex from Medellintravels.com
Written 18 April 2022
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Lea H
Goleta, CA4 contributions
Sep 2022
BF and I only had a few days in Medellín and I spent a lot of time looking for a solid, dependable tour company. Glad I chose this one and Veronica was great!! You can tell she really cares about the clients and making sure they have a great time in Colombia in general. She warned me about accidentally flashing cash in a market (it was our first day in Colombia) and had the driver leave us off at a great restaurant in Poblado. Did the Catedral add on and everything was fascinating. (She also takes great photos). The company does have unique ties to the Escobar family but they didn't glamorize Pablo. Prompt pickup from our hotel in Laureles. We especially loved that Veronica answered any general questions we had about Colombia while driving between locations. Definitely the highlight of the trip.
Written 29 September 2022
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Alex R
Hey Leah, we want to express our sincere gratitude to you for taking your time in writing this detailed and heartfelt review. We are stoked that you had such an amazing experience touring with us. Our guides, staff, fluent English, amiability, punctuality, and impeccable service are what makes Medellin Travels The #1 private tour company in Medellin. We love and appreciate our guests like family and it shows! Warm regards, Alex from Medellin Travels Medellintravels.com @medellin.travels
Written 4 October 2022
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Rahul T
Pittsburgh, PA3 contributions
May 2022 • Friends
Carlos our guide was very informative, answered all our questions and spoke very good English.
But the tour is overpriced. We did thr catedral , Pablo cemetery and house where he was shot - for $140 each person. Maybe you can get similar tours locally for much cheaper
Written 16 May 2022
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Alex R
Rahul, You stated that Carlos, our guide was very informative, answered all of your questions and spoke great English, etc. If our agency did such a wonderful job, then why do we deserve this mediocre review? Price??? You didn't pay the price you stated, and even if you did, you booked through Tripadvisor, not directly with us, If they or Expedia or whoever raises the price of our tour, we have no control and it's them that you need to review, not us. When guests book directly with us, we provide free concierge service and don't jack prices up. If you were to buy a ticket for a concert and the artist did his job, performed lovely, and made you happy, would you honestly go and give him a lousy review because ticketmaster or whoever charged you more??? You mentioned that we took you to La catedral, house where he died and cemetery only, what you didn't mention was that you kept rushing my guide. We took you and your buddies three counties away in the outskirts of Medellin to go see the Hitmens church and Pablo's favorite restaurant and right when you arrived there, you wanted to leave saying " no, no, I want La catedral, lets go now". Also, did you forget the soccer field Pablo built for the poor? Probably, since you didn't want to get out, only drive by. How about the Victims memorial park where Pablo's home once stood...remember that? You were reluctant to get out of the car when Carlos took you there as well. So using the concert example above, if you walk out in the middle of a Metallica concert or Britney Spears or whatever because you don't feel like staying, is it the bands fault? Last you proceed to tell others to find another tour cheaper than ours, endorsing them without having taken other tours. We are in the know, on the inside my friend, the Escobar family are my direct associates for an experience we have with them, exclusively through us ONLY, can one meet them and go to the Escobar family house. How much does privileged inside info cost compared to the numerous fly by night mickey mouse tours that don't know a lick of Pablo or fluent English for that matter and just want to make a quick buck by lying to tourists and making up fake stories? We know what we're worth and don't reveal inside info for minimum wage, sorry. In closing, Carlos unfortunately will not received his 6 month bonus because of this review just so you know. Take care, Alex from Medellintravels.com
Written 20 May 2022
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Matthew V
Bainbridge Island, WA3 contributions
Mar 2022
The tour guide was very knowledgeable and friendly.

The tour did not glamorize Escobar, as we had feared It sought to educate.

The Catedral, which was an add-on, was the best of several great stops. We enjoyed the factual aspects as well s the beautiful location.

The monument to the victims was also excellent, as it underscored the scope and severity of Escobar's war on civil society,
Written 26 March 2022
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Alex R
Hey Matthew, thank you so much for reviewing us and for stipulating that our tour does not glamorize Pablo. We do a neutral, non-biased experience, full of hard facts and personal anecdotes, which makes it very interesting, didactic and fun. We are elated that you were exposed to a lot of information. Thank you for choosing Medellin Travels, the #1 Private tour company in the city. Best, Alex from Medellintravels.com
Written 27 March 2022
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barabull
Reykjavik, Iceland46 contributions
Feb 2020
The tour provides an overview of what it was like in Medellín in the 1980s and 90s. This is a part of the city's history and even though it was a tragic time with many horrific events it is still part of the history and impacted how it is today.

The guide Daniela is very professional and gives very good explanations over the society in Medellín and Colombia in general. She is very knowledgeable and attentive guide. She provides honest opinions and answers about all kinds of things which gives you a good perspective of the culture here. I recommend this tour for everyone who wants to know the reality of a sad time in the city's history.
Written 1 February 2020
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Robert N
6 contributions
Feb 2022
Daniela was a great tour guide. She was on-time, communicated very well, and filled the experience with a lot of knowledge. Her English was perfect too.

We learned a lot about Pablo Escobar. A lot of the Narcos TV show is not exactly accurate so we were interested in the true story.

One of the good things about this tour is going to the north and south parts of the city, so it's almost a bit like a end to end tour of Medellin too. I recommend and I recommend Daniela if possible!
Written 22 February 2022
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Alex R
Greetings, thank you for booking with Medellin Travels, the top private tour company in Medellin. Affirmative, only we take our clients through 4 counties, therefore our Pablo tour is also much like a city tour. We appreciate the fact that you emphasized our puntuality, knowledge and perfect English. All of or guides were born in Medellin and also lived abroad, therefore we are fluent in both languages and know the Idiosyncracies of other cultures. I will let Daniela know that she received a lovely review. Again, thanks, don't forget to refer us to friends and family! Best regards, Alex from Medellintravels.com
Written 22 February 2022
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Ayaz
2 contributions
Jun 2019 • Friends
Carlos, firstly I wanna say this is so overdue! We went on this tour in June 2019. It was just my friend and I. Carlos was so cool, and a great storyteller throughout the whole tour. He built an entire atmosphere for us in the tour with audio tape recordings and personal anecdotes. The cherry on top, we got lucky at Pablo’s secret prison, and we stepped into a Netflix documentary with none other than Pablo Escobar’s son filming. It got really personal for Carlos. An emotional moment where Netflix was filming their interaction. It added so much emotional gravitas to the tour. Ask him about this when you book him! Maybe you’ll get lucky!
Written 18 April 2020
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Alex R
Thank you for your review, we are in full operation once again and are here should you decide to come down and join us on another adventure! Your friends at Medellintravels.com
Written 4 June 2021
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Pedro P
4 contributions
Aug 2022
Excellent tour. Our guide Veronica (Vero) was amazing!!! She was knowledgeable about all the sites and provided us with background info and cultural perspectives. We had trouble with the van we were touring in and Vero made sure we didn't miss a beat. She got us into another vehicle right away to continue our tour, which led us to the "jail". WOWWWWWW. She promised the best pictures and views of the city and she delivered. We did a lot of things in Medellin but hands down this was the best part of our trip.
Written 17 August 2022
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Alex R
Hey thanks much for your valuable review! Affirmative, Vero is an incredible guide. I'm stoked that we brought that WOW factor out and made you and your group ultra elated with La Catedral Jail, by far the highlight of the tour. Last, thanks for stipulating that you did a lot of things in Medellin, but the best part was the trip you had with us. We love our guests and love making you guys happy! Cheers brother, Alex from Medellintravels.com @medellin.travels
Written 18 August 2022
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Sebastian M
3 contributions
Jun 2022 • Solo
Their customer care was un profesional . I call multiple times to arrange and get reassurance over the safety but was met with hostility because I mentioned about the issues across the country due to the upcoming elections.

Thank you very much for my terrible expirence that put me off from travelling when I was asking questions about the tour . And their response was they could have sold a bigger tour and made more money .
Written 16 June 2022
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