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

Private Half-Day Pablo Escobar Godfather Tour in Medellin

Private Half-Day Pablo Escobar Godfather Tour in Medellin
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Last updated: 19 Jun 2020
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
Regular temperature checks for staff
Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
Temperature checks for tour participants upon arrival
What you can expect during your visit
Regular temperature checks for staff
Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
Temperature checks for tour participants upon arrival
Guides required to regularly wash hands
Hand sanitizer available to travellers and staff
Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
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 sanitized between use
Face masks required for travellers in public areas
Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Face masks provided for travellers
About
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.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 2h 20m
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
German, English, French, Spanish
Know before you go
  • Duration: 2h 20m
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
German, English, French, Spanish
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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
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.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 29265P3
Call 800-130-2207
Important information
Inclusions
Professional guide • Hotel pickup and drop-off • Private tour • Entry/Admission - Cementerio Jardines Montesacro • Entry/Admission - Parque de Sabaneta • Entry/Admission - Envigado • Entry/Admission - Envigado
Exclusions
Food and drinks • Lunch • Gratuities
Duration
2h 20m
Departure details
Traveller pickup is offered.
The Charlee Lifestyle, Cl. 9a ###37-16, Medellín, Antioquia, Colombia Outside The Charlee Hotel
Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Inclusions
Professional guide • Hotel pickup and drop-off • Private tour • Entry/Admission - Cementerio Jardines Montesacro • Entry/Admission - Parque de Sabaneta • Entry/Admission - Envigado • Entry/Admission - Envigado
Exclusions
Food and drinks • Lunch • Gratuities
Departure details
Traveller pickup is offered.
The Charlee Lifestyle, Cl. 9a ###37-16, Medellín, Antioquia, Colombia Outside The Charlee Hotel
Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Duration
2h 20m
Return details
Returns to original departure point
Additional information
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
Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    The Charlee Lifestyle
    Or, you can also get picked up
    See Important Information for details
  • 1
    Los Olivos neighborhood
    Stop: 20 minutes
    See details
  • 2
    Cementerio Jardines Montesacro
    Stop: 30 minutes - Admission included
    See details
  • 3
    Parque de Sabaneta
    Stop: 30 minutes - Admission included
    See details
  • 4
    Cancha El Dorado
    Stop: 15 minutes - Admission included
    See details
  • 5
    Monasterio Santa Gertrudis La Magna
    Stop: 45 minutes - Admission included
    See details
  • You'll end at
    The Charlee Lifestyle
    Cl. 9a ###37-16, Medellín, Antioquia, Colombia
    Outside The Charlee Hotel
    See address & details
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Yeimy R
1 contribution
Pablo Escobar and City Tour
This tour was such an amazing and memorable tour! Jorge was our tour guide and i 100% recommend him as the tour guide! Hes fluent in both english and spanish. We did the pablo escobar tour and the City of colombia tour with him and we absolutely loved every minute! It was a full day tour for both tours to be completed. He personally knew so many details that it would've been difficult to know had it been a different tour guide.

Definitely book this tour and all for Jorge!!
Written 13 May 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Natasha
Pasadena, CA6 contributions
Unique Tour of Medellin
Jan 2021 • Couples
A very informative, interesting tour with Carlos who was very knowledgeable about this dark period of Colombian history and passionate about his city. He answered all our questions about Escobar's life and he knew everything about Medellin, its people and history. He took us also to Comuna 13 and gave us a memorable tour of that part of the city too. On the side note, Carlos is not only an excellent guide but also an excellent driver!
Great tour and amazing guide! Highly recommended!
Written 19 January 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Ayaz
2 contributions
We met Pablo Escobar’s son!
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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gregfdxx
Los Angeles, CA89 contributions
Informative.
Mar 2020 • Solo
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.
Written 6 March 2020
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Sara
Austin, TX68 contributions
Guide Has Great Energy!
Feb 2020 • Friends
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 friend than a guide.
Written 20 February 2020
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JOSEPH O
London, UK1 contribution
Joseph
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.
Written 9 February 2020
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barabull
Reykjavik, Iceland41 contributions
An interesting insight into a different history!
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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Agamy
Cairo, Egypt21 contributions
Amazing
Dec 2019 • Friends
Was such an amazing tour, got picked up from the hotel at the Poblado, car was nice, guide was fluent english speaking, car driver was friendly.

Spots were quite good for people who are interested in the history of this man, guide was extremely informative.

I highly recommend it with this agency.
Written 26 January 2020
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Orla D
72 contributions
An Interesting Tour
Good communication beforehand confirming pick up from our hotel . Daniella our guide arrived in good time and brought us to a clean comfortable car waiting outside . Our driver was v good and drove safely . The tour was interesting and Daniella was a v good guide answering all our questions both about Escobar and about Medellin and Colombia . Brought us to the house he was captured and shot at , his tomb and the Church where he used to pray to the Blessed Virgin for the success of his bullets . Also went to place he grew up . Have not given 5 stars as felt this tour was overpriced for what we got . Also the car lacked air con which made it a bit uncomfortable.
Written 19 January 2020
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Marcus
2 contributions
Jorge (tourguide) is really great!
Jan 2020 • Couples
I would really recommand this tour! We had a private tour with Jorge and it was amazing! Jorge is great, he knows a lot and his story and knowledge is huge! If you have the possibiltiy to do the private tour with Jorge, just do it!!
Written 7 January 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

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paulinegrd20
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Wonderful tour !
We had a very good time in « Comuna 13 », it’s a very interesting tour and our guide, Carlos, was very nice and pro
Alexa Y
Alexa Y
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Wonderful afternoon in Medellín
Carlos was a very knowledgable guide and, with our tour group being only two, he was able to cater the afternoon to
Garrett S
Garrett S
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Such a great tour!
Our guide Carlos was super knowledgeable, friendly, and went above and beyond leading us around. Definitely recomme
Adriana and Ken 8
Adriana and Ken 8
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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
M883BJsophiel
M883BJsophiel
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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
Fabio_Caraffini
Fabio_Caraffini
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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
1889SveinT
1889SveinT
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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
L7641IJwendys
L7641IJwendys
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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
jameslT7464AO
jameslT7464AO
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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
mtngirlsara
mtngirlsara
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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
gingermorenop
gingermorenop
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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
ralphg729
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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
jcramerwy
jcramerwy
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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
Saícam N
Saícam N
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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
Ying Z
Ying Z
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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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