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Private Half-Day Pablo Escobar Godfather Tour in Medellin provided by Medellin Travels

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Private Half-Day Pablo Escobar Godfather Tour in Medellin

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  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
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  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
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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.
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Updated 19/06/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
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.
  • You'll start at
    Avoeden Cafe
    Or, you can also get picked up
    See Important Information for details
  • 1
    Medellin Travels
    Stop: 10 minutes
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  • 2
    Los Olivos neighborhood
    Stop: 20 minutes
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  • 3
    Cementerio Jardines Montesacro
    Stop: 30 minutes - Admission included
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  • 4
    Parque de Sabaneta
    Stop: 30 minutes - Admission included
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  • 5
    Cancha El Dorado
    Stop: 15 minutes - Admission included
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  • 6
    Monasterio Santa Gertrudis La Magna
    Stop: 45 minutes - Admission included
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  • You'll end at
    Avoeden Cafe
    Cra. 36 ####8a - 34, Medellín, Antioquia, Colombia
    We offer a complimentary pick up for guests that are staying in El Poblado and Laureles sectors in Medellin. If you are staying in another sector in Medellin or in another county such as Envigado, you need to come to the meeting point AVOEDEN CAFE
    See address & details
  • 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
What to Expect
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.
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Important Information
Departure Point
Avoeden Cafe, Cra. 36 ####8a - 34, Medellín, Antioquia, Colombia
3–5 hours
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
  • Professional guide
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Private tour
  • Entry/Admission - Cementerio Jardines Montesacro
  • Entry/Admission - Parque de Sabaneta
  • Entry/Admission - Cancha El Dorado
  • Entry/Admission - Monasterio Santa Gertrudis La Magna
  • Food and drinks
  • Lunch
  • Gratuities
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Additional Info
  • 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 travellers can participate
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Popular mentions
Ayaz wrote a review Apr 2020
2 contributions
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
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Date of experience: June 2019
gregfdxx wrote a review Mar 2020
Los Angeles, California89 contributions10 helpful votes
My guide Carlos was great. He was extremely knowledgeable and answered all my questions. One byproduct from the tour was being able to see the beautiful of Medellin and it's surrounding areas.
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Date of experience: March 2020
Sara wrote a review Feb 2020
Austin, Texas67 contributions22 helpful votes
Went on a tour with George, who was dynamic and informative! Favorite part of the tour (by far!) was La Catedral - the journey up takes you through beautiful streets and lush vegetation, and the view of the city is incredible. By the end of the tour, George felt like more of a
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Date of experience: February 2020
JOSEPH O wrote a review Feb 2020
London, United Kingdom1 contribution1 helpful vote
Carlos my private guide was amazing with all his knowledge about pablo, I was really impressed with the tour. I was totally fascinated with the whole half day and the driver was absolutely great - very good driver! Carlos - 10/10 excellent.
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barabull wrote a review Feb 2020
Reykjavik, Iceland41 contributions14 helpful votes
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
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Date of experience: February 2020
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About the operator

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By: Medellin Travels
Adriana and Ken 8
Transportation is not efficient and guide was quiet
Lina was very helpful when we needed to change our tour from the afternoon to the morning. Carlos was also very fri
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Great tour - very knowledgeable guide
Daniela our guide was brilliant. She was incredibly knowledgeable about Escobar’s life - but also how he impacted s
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The Giant Penol Stone!
If you visit Guatape, then you must spend some time going up to the El Penol rock, a single huge stone form whose t
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A Good day out
Lovely walk with metro-ride and cable car to see and know Medellín centre and city. Our guide spoke perfect English
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Average Tour
The good: Responsive to emails and timely with pick up and instructions The bad: While we had a decent time tour
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Perfect Day Trip
I was a little concerned initially with spending the money on a private tour, but I am very glad I did. Our guide
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Amazing day exploring the Colombian jungle
We had an amazing day with Medellin Travels exploring the Rio Claro jungle area. We were picked up in a clean van a
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Excellent tourism agency.
We traveled to Colombia because it is near our country Ecuador, and it is very convenient that dollars are accepted
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Pablo Escobar tour
Excellent visit of Pablo Escobar ties to the city. Alex was very knowledgeable in world history and gave us facts a
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Sarah is AWESOME!
I had the private food tour today with Sarah and she was fantastic. She was right on time, spoke excellent English
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Saícam N
Wow! What a tour!
My wife and I did the Pablo Escobar tour on Friday, 22 November. Our tour guide’s name was Jorge. He was an amazin
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Ying Z
Very friendly and knowledgeable guide
Our guide David was very warm and friendly during our tour. He was passionate about and took pride in his job, expl
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David S
Amazing Tour, Excellent Guide
This was our second tour booked through Medellin Travels. We were so impressed by Carlos, the guide on our previous
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Fantastic day out with a wonderful tour guide
This was a private tour for two of us. Our guide Oscar met us at our hotel on time. He explained to us the plan f
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Excellent trip
Tour guide showed up early and was very good. Was very knowledgeable of all the places we went. Would recommend.
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Key Details
  • Duration: 3–5 hours
  • Mobile Ticket Accepted
  • Free Cancellation up to 24 hours in advance
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  • Pickup offered
  • Languages Offered: English, French, German, Spanish
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