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Private Pablo Escobar Escape Route Tour

  • Retrace the final years of drug kingpin Pablo Escobar on this private tour
  • Visit the 'Cathedral,' a private prison built by Escobar himself to avoid further legal problems
  • Follow the escape route used by Pablo and his gang to flee the prison
Private Pablo Escobar Escape Route Tour
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Private Pablo Escobar Escape Route Tour
From US$89.00
Revisit the final years of infamous Colombian drug lord Pablo Escobar during this private, flexible-length, exploration of the life of the cocaine kingpin. See the personal ‘prison’ Pablo built for himself to head off further legal troubles, and then retrace the ‘escape route’ Escobar took to avoid the authorities when he broke free 13 months later.
What to Expect
Receive a morning pickup from your Medellín hotel. Feel free to inquire about the exact timing, as this private excursion has a flexible start time. Then continue aboard a private vehicle as you proceed south out of Medellín toward the “cathedral,” a private prison constructed by Pablo Escobar in the early 1990s.

Enter the neighborhood of Envigado, also the scene of Pablo’s upbringing, as you head to the “cathedral.” Explore the highlights of this upscale jail, built under the direction of the cartel boss himself, as you check out the bed used by Escobar, see the dormitories used by his associates, and view the on-site helipad.

After spending some time inside the “cathedral,” head outside to retrace the notorious escape route used by Escobar and his crew by foot, a path they used to evade the Colombian authorities when they fled in 1993. You’ll stop at the hidden hillside where Pablo and company laid low to avoid detection by the army, and then proceed to “La Miel,” a reservoir along the same escape route.

Continue down alongside the creeks that flow out of the Medellín hills into the valleys below, stopping to enjoy a refreshing swim or to simply bask in the brisk air that flows off the chilly water. You’ll reconnect with your private guide at an agreed-upon location and receive a ride back to your Medellín hotel.
Reviews (8)
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Reviewed 14 June 2018
Private Pablo Escobar Escape Route Tour "exclusive access inside cathedral

Steven was an awesome tour guide. Friendly, funny, engaging and extremely knowledgeable. We had a blast with him. easy online reservation and he arrived few minutes early to pick us up from Marriott Medellin which was good. Everything was just as described and the information...More

Thank IkeA26
Camilo U, Propietario at Medellin City Services, responded to this reviewResponded 15 June 2018

Dear Ike, Thanks for your kind comments, they mean everything for us. We are so glad you definitely recommend us since you have felt like touring with a family member. We´ll be glad to share more fun experiences with you soon. Please don´t hesitate to...More

Reviewed 25 April 2018
Awesome Tour With Carlos is Your Guide

Nothing about this tour was extraordinary in terms of the places they took us. There were other tours at every spot we went to for the most part. The thing, though, that set this tour apart was our tour guide, Carlos. Carlos, a former policeman...More

Thank EWrightEazyE
Camilo U, Propietario at Medellin City Services, responded to this reviewResponded 26 April 2018

Dear E, Thanks for your words, they mean a lot to us. Great to know you have had a great time with Carlos, unfortunately local government has been shutting down lpaces related to Pablo making it harder for us to send the world a message...More

Reviewed 16 March 2018
Best tour EVER! Do yourself a favor and take this tour!

I was so excited to take this tour and felt like I knew more than enough to lead it myself. I was blown away by the excitement, energy and knowledge of Carlos. Not only did he think of every comfort for this trip but with...More

Thank Beka C
Camilo U, Propietario at Medellin City Services, responded to this reviewResponded 28 March 2018

Dear Beka, Thanks a lot for your words, they mean so much to us. It is rewarding to know this tour has exceeded your highest expecations since guide really made the difference after working with the police for so many years chasing Pablo. We´ll be...More

Reviewed 8 February 2018

Great tour, I will do it again when I return. and I will request Juan, the best tour guide on the planet :)

Thank fredbeatty
camilo u, Propietario at Medellin City Services, responded to this reviewResponded 9 February 2018

Dear Fred, Thanks for your comments, they are very relevant for us. Great to know you´ve had a great time and even better to know you are coming back. Please keep us posted. Sincerely, Camilo Uribe Medellin City Services

Reviewed 4 January 2018
Excellent tour with Wilson

This tour was a great all-around experience. Wilson took us to various sites of significance in Pablo Escobar's life, including Pablo's prison, the Monaco building, the neighborhood where Pablo was killed, and Pablo's grave. He provided us with in depth information throughout the tour. He...More

Thank austinzurn
camilo u, Propietario at Medellin City Services, responded to this reviewResponded 19 January 2018

Dear Austin, Thanks so much for your words, they are very important for us. We are honored you recommend this tour to anyone visiting Medellin for guide was knowledgeable, fun, and provided you with depth information throughout the tour. We absolutely look forward to your...More

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