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Pablo Escobar Private Group Tour Including La Catedral Jail in Medellin
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Pablo Escobar Private Group Tour Including La Catedral Jail in Medellin

By Medellin Travels
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About
Step back in time, and learn about one of the darkest and most sordid chapters in Medellín’s history, when you book this half-day, Pablo Escobar-themed tour. Pick between morning and afternoon tour times, and set off with just your private guide for company. Follow in Escobar’s footsteps, and learn more about the city’s past, when you visit key landmarks like the El Catedral Jail. For an upgrade, you can even discover more about Escobar’s life when you meet his family members.
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S$153.75
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Ages 0-99
Duration: 4–6 hours
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German, English, French, Spanish

Highlights
  • A private tour offers the most personalized way to explore the city
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off are provided for stress-free logistics
  • Learn all about Pablo Escobar, and tour several key Medellín sights
  • Upgrade for a chance to meet with Escobar’s family members

  • Professional guide
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off in El Poblado and Laureles sector only
  • Entry/Admission - Cementerio Jardines Montesacro
  • Entry/Admission - Envigado
What's not included
  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pick-up and drop off outside of El Poblado and Laureles sector


Departure details
  • Traveller pickup is offered.
  • We will depart from the guests hotel or apartment in El Poblado or Laureles only.
  • 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: 29265P20

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • If you are staying in an apartment, you need to furnish us the complete address with the apartment #, and need to be outside so we can start our tour on time.
  • Most travellers can participate
  • Please note that we do not charge extra for tours in other languages besides English and Spanish. However, our guides in other languages such as French, German and Portuguese are subjected to availability.
  • 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.

Which attractions will I visit with Pablo Escobar Private Group Tour Including La Catedral Jail in Medellin?
How much is Pablo Escobar Private Group Tour Including La Catedral Jail in Medellin?
Pablo Escobar Private Group Tour Including La Catedral Jail in Medellin price starts from S$150.15. Discover and book Pablo Escobar Private Group Tour Including La Catedral Jail in Medellin on Tripadvisor
What is the Pablo Escobar Private Group Tour Including La Catedral Jail in Medellin cancellation policy?
Pablo Escobar Private Group Tour Including La Catedral Jail in Medellin cancellation policy: For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Discover and book Pablo Escobar Private Group Tour Including La Catedral Jail in Medellin on Tripadvisor
Which company provides Pablo Escobar Private Group Tour Including La Catedral Jail in Medellin?
Pablo Escobar Private Group Tour Including La Catedral Jail in Medellin is hosted by Medellin Travels. Read reviews, discover additonal experiences or contact Medellin Travels on Tripadvisor. Discover and book Pablo Escobar Private Group Tour Including La Catedral Jail in Medellin on Tripadvisor

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: 29265P20

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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 Memorial Inflexion
    Stop: 15 minutes
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  • 4
    Monasterio Santa Gertrudis La Magna
    Stop: 45 minutes - Admission included
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  • You'll return to the starting point
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About the operator
Medellin Travels
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Medellin, Colombia
Joined in October 2015

#57 of 604 Tours & Activities in Medellin
  • Lourdes  T
    Lourdes T
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    We loved this tour so much!
    This tour was exactly what we were looking for. Our tour guide Gustavo was amazing. He came to pick us up on time, the communication was great and he was professional. It rained at some point but he got multiple umbrellas ready and gave it to us, he also parked in convenient places. He is very knowledgeable and explained things in a way that was interesting and engaging. This tour worth the money you pay for, for us it was important to have easy transportation and have flexible time to stroll around without stressing about time and following an agenda. If I ever come back to Medellin, I would use this company again and for sure ask for Gustavo to be our guide.
  • MikeT26543
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    Great tour for families
    Carlos was a good tour guide, he was knowledgeable and patient. He knew went to talk, and when not. He was patient and helpful. It was my self, my mother and 5yo daughter
  • lens494
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    The amazing Ana creates a sense of family while presenting a breadth of information
    We took 4 tours (Guatape, private city tour, Communa 13, organic coffee farm) with this amazing tour guide over four days. Over that time, we felt deeply embraced by Ana's concern for the safety of each of us and her personal commitment to our learning about the history of Medellin and Colombia. As a journalist, the amazing Ana told the story of Medellin’s difficult history with nuance and honesty. Our group ranged in age from two years old to eighty, Ana brought her warmth and attentiveness to each of us. Her English is impeccable. When glitches occurred (the cable cars stopped functioning for a time) she found alternate solutions with calm and creativity, and even attended to our need for food. I could write a book, but will end by saying you will not find a better tour guide anywhere! The drivers were also friendly and responsive.
  • Stephen P
    Stephen P
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    Well worth it!
    Great tour, David did an awesome job. Would highly recommend! Learned a lot of things that I did not know and got some great pictures as well.
  • Aury C
    Aury C
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    I hope to see you again Davinsson Florian
    Your safe and efficient service has made my journeys comfortable and enjoyable. Thank you for going above and beyond to ensure a smooth and pleasant experience. Your exceptional skills behind the wheel have not gone unnoticed. Thank you for your outstanding service!
  • Road03165883024
    Road03165883024
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    An absolute must
    Everything about this tour was amazing. Lina did a fantastic job ensuring we knew exactly what was going on and even rearranged our tour when our flights were delayed. Amazing! Carlos was the best tour guide we’ve ever had traveling the world and very much felt like part of the family showing us his beautiful home city. This is not an exploitative tour cashing in on terrible events, but rather a wonderful experience seeing how a community turned tragedy into beauty. It’s also not just an outdoor museum experience, the entire community is alive and a ton of fun. The hills are steep, but well worth it!
  • Road03165883024
    Road03165883024
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    Great little family farm tour
    Cafe Cereza was an amazing little family coffee farm. You really get to see and feel every part of the process and experience what it takes to run a very small and artisanal operation. Carlos was a fantastic guide! Best ever.
  • Brent B
    Brent B
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    A great day!
    A very informative and great day! I highly recommend this full day excursion to Guatape and the " most famous rock in the world "! The first 100 steps are killers! But after that.... not too bad! Guatape was beautiful. The waterfall was a little disappointing, definitely not the one on the website. But.... my guide was exceptional! I highly recommend her.
  • jasonwG3149VW
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    Waste of an entire day.
    If you have never been on a hike, then this trip might be okay for you. But if you have, then you will probably feel like just as much of a schmuck as I did for paying this ridiculous sum of money for what is essentially a hike in a forest. "Jungle River Tour"! Sounds great, doesn't it? And it costs a lot of money - so, if you're an idiot like me, then you'll think that's proof that you're about to go on an Alan Quartermain style adventure into a dark and forbidding wilderness. No. Not at all. After sitting in a van for two hours, you pull into the parking lot of what is basically a wilderness park. You get out and you follow your "guide" down a trail. I put "guide" in parenthesis because you don't really need a guide here. This is a well-traveled path that you'll see dozens of people walking on - none of who paid anything to be there other than the admission for the park. There are some people Zip-Lining and some people doing some Spelunking. They're having a good time. Us? We're just walking on a path. The caves we walk into aren't caves. They are indentions. On the way back, we were stuck in traffic and it took about three hours to get home. Five hours in a van. About one hour walking on a trail in a forest. And I spent over $200 on it. I told the guy who ran the operation that this not come anywhere near being a "Jungle River Tour", and said that I believed it wasn't unreasonable to ask for half my money back. Because it wasn't just about the mediocrity of the trip. I feel that I lost an entire day of my trip to Colombia. The whole day was taken by this. But the guy told me that he wasn't going to be giving me anything back. I did enjoy one bit of swimming that I was able to do. But - showing how far this is from deserving the title "Jungle River Tour" - there was a lifeguard at this river. And he made sure that nobody did anything out of the ordinary. Other than that, the only good thing thing that came from this was that I now have something to which I can refer whenever I'm jokingly warning myself or others about being careful how they spend their money during travel. "Just make sure it's not a jungle river tour!" "No jungle river tours!"
  • Abigail S
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    Incredibly beautiful experience our guides Mateo and Jennifer made our tour magical. Caring and insightful discussions!
    One of the best experiences of my tenured travel and I’ve been all over the world. Jennifer and Mateo were so gracious lov
  • Ft J
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    Safe & fun
    My experience was awesome . Mateo was the perfect tour guide. It was such a great experience to immerse with the people of Medllin.
  • ireneshi92
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    Great experience
    Alex was awesome and showed us the culture, food, history and news about Guatape and Medellin. We learned multiple sides about this place and Colombia. We departed early enough to avoid the traffic and the rain. Alex even answered our questions about the area after the trip. Very good experience.
  • FrankenStitches21
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    Highly recommend this tour and Ana as guide
    We had an absolutely fantastic time learning about the city and its culture with our tour guide Ana. She was extremely informative and friendly. This tour was definitely a highlight of our trip.
  • lenoxdj
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    Good Expirience
    My fiancé and I had a great time on this tour. We learned a lot of Medellín's history and culture, not only pertaining to Escobar but in general as well. We also enjoyed our guide's candid conversations (George, I think?) The trip to La Cathedral prision was well worth it, for not only the structure itself but to see the jungle and the view of Medellîn. Thanks for hosting us!
  • 593kristinag
    593kristinag
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    Fantastic
    Great day with our guide Ana Maria who met us at the hotel right on time, showed us Guatape and got us tickets to climb the rock so we didn't have to wait in line. We then visited Guatape village which is so wonderful and colourful and then made our way to the coffee farm which we absolutely loved - so interesting to see the entire process. One of our most memorable days in Colombia, thank you again!
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Nima S
5 contributions
Oct 2022 • Solo
This tour was amazing and a must do for anyone who wants to understand the dark history of Medellin and Pablo Escobar. We got to see so many historical sites and Veronica did an amazing job of sharing many interesting historical facts about the various sites we visited. Joanna, our driver was also great. Highlight of the tour was visiting La Catedral up in the mountains. Highly recommended . Thank you very much Veronica for an amazing experience. Excited to come back and do more tours with you.
Written 7 October 2022
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Alex R
Nima, thanks so much for your review! It delights us to have fine guests like you who appreciate a quality tour like ours. There are many illegal, unlicensed and uninsured tour companies in this city who are out to make a quick buck, feeding guests b.s. stories about Pablo and rushing them from site to site. As you experienced, we have a passion for what we do and genuinely care about our guests. Aside from that, you get inside info that you can't get elsewhere. Again, we appreciate you and absolutely...of course we'll be doing more tours with you when you come back! We have over 60 tours, so let us know when you're coming ahead of time, as we get fully booked most of the time. Best regards, Alex from Medellin Travels Medellintravels.com @medellin.travels
Written 10 October 2022
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Akshay C
3 contributions
Excellent review. Our guides, Daniela y Jaime, were wonderful and very knowledgeable. It's very interesting to learn about such a polarizing figure from such informed tour guides. They were super nice and answered all our questions, and were very punctual. Would absolutely recommend!
Written 11 May 2022
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Jermaine F
2 contributions
Jun 2021 • Solo
Definitely was an experience like no other. Thank you to Lina & Daniela made my stay in Medellín a memorable one can't wait to go back. So many beautiful sites to see, while Daniela was excellent with given information and also knowing exactly what she is talking about. Very surprising English was not a barrier for Us..Great speaking and understanding. Best tour guide hands down, don't waste your time with the others..
Written 6 July 2021
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Alex R
Jermaine, thank you so much for your review and for telling guests not to waste time with others. Our service is optimum and unparralel. We pride ourselves in being the #1 private tour company in Medellin with the best guides and top notch service. Thanks again for being an awesome guest! We hope to have you back very soon! Your friends from Medellintravels.com
Written 25 August 2021
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Chiyayi Z
Sandy, UT32 contributions
The main reason for me visiting Medellin was to do this tour. Our guide George was amazing and super informative. Got to see all the places I wanted to see and learned a lot more more about Pablo and that dark period of history that the beautiful city of Medellin went through.
Written 13 November 2021
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Alex R
Thanks so much for your review. We get several guests like you that only come to Medellin just to do our Pablo Escobar tour. That means a lot to us; you are appreciated! Refer your friends and family our way so they experience the real Pablo tour with Medellin Travels like you did! Cheers, Alex from Medellintravels.com
Written 19 December 2021
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Raman T
1 contribution
Apr 2018 • Friends
Wilson was an amazing tour guide! I would highly recommend. My brother and I took this private tour with the La catedral option and combined it with the city tour. Wilson is so informative and knows so much about the city and inside stories about Pablo Escobar. It actually felt like touring with a local friend. We took breaks whenever we wanted to and had an amazing breakfast! Wilson also speaks perfect english! This was one of the highlights of my 2 week trip to Colombia! Thank you Wilson so much for the experience!
Written 8 May 2018
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Raman, It's great to hear that this was the highlight of your 2 weeks in Colombia, considering you traveled to other cities. We are a no nonsense tour company with an impeccable track record that caters to our guests like family. Thanks for your input and review! Medellin Travels family
Written 15 May 2018
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Jessica B
Calgary, Canada27 contributions
My partner and I did the half-day Pablo Escobar tour this morning and thoroughly enjoyed it. Lena was a fantastic guide and spoke perfect English. As big fans of the Narcos TV series, Lena gave us fantastic insight into the history of famous sites and those involved. She also shared with us her personal history of how these times in Columbia effected her and her family which we greatly appreciated. Very professional company, would highly recommend!
Written 20 January 2018
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Hi Jessica, that's wonderful that you thoroughly enjoyed our tour and my family story. Our Pablo tours are at the top of the list because we know what we are talking about and they are filled with personal, REAL stories from us that you simply cannot get anywhere else. I'm glad that I answered all of your questions and that you were exposed to facts as apposed to the series fiction. Thanks. Lina from Medellin Travels
Written 29 January 2018
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Bella P
1 contribution
Jun 2022 • Couples
Great tour, Cubano was a great guide and I learned a lot about Escobar. I thought the fact that he built his own jail was very cool
Written 13 June 2022
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Alex R
Hey, thanks so much for your review. Many blessings to you and positive vibes your way. Angie
Written 22 June 2022
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Señor Macias
Denver, CO11 contributions
Nov 2019 • Couples
My wife and I did the Pablo Escobar tour on Friday, 22 November. Our tour guide’s name was Jorge. He was an amazing tour guide. Very, VERY friendly and extremely knowledgeable about Pablo Escobar and what had happened during that time. Eye opener! I would recommend this tour to anyone and everyone while in Medellin! He even took us to a small restaurant to enjoy a buñuelo pastry which I had never had before. Very tasty! It was about a 4-5 hour tour. I swear, it seemed like he was narrating a movie to us about that time in Medellin.
Written 25 November 2019
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Sam C
Australia26 contributions
Jun 2023 • Couples
Our guide Carlos was a legend, he was so friendly and knowledgeable. He answered all our questions and even showed us great places to eat and drink and answered questions about Medellin. It is 100% worth upgrading to meet Gloria, she was amazing and even gave my wife her earrings which floored us with her generosity.

Carlos deserves a payrise, he makes the tour!! Thanks Carlos!! Hope to see you again.
Written 21 June 2023
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Alex R
Thank you very much for your awesome review. We are super stoked that you incorporated the Meet the Family upgrade option to meet Gloria Escobar, Pablo Escobar's sister and confident to the tour. I knew you would have an electrifying experience, because every guest that we've had going to meet her in her private penthouse has left extremely satisfied to say the least. This is a once in a lifetime experience to meet Pablo Escobar's sister who knows how Pablo was better than anyone. I'm so happy that she floored you with that beautiful gift for your wife, her earings, amazing! Yes, Carlos is a great guide as are all of our guides and yeah, he makes really good money with us and good tips from our clientel. Thanks for looking out! Cheers! Alex from Medellin Travels Medellintravels.com
Written 26 June 2023
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ashevilleangie
1 contribution
Aug 2022 • Couples
Veronica was incredible!! She has so much pride for her hometown and so much knowledge, she also added so many extras to our tour! She had very valuable insight and sensitivity about Pablo Escobar that we truly appreciated. Lina the company owner made sure our tours all week were seamless, and the drivers were skilled, a much needed attribute on the roads of Medellin! Book with them!! You will be SO glad you dad!!!
Written 12 August 2022
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Alex R
Wow, what a great review. Thank you for endorsing our guide Veronica and Lina for making your experience seamless as you stated. We hone in on all the intracacies and nuances so your tours with us will be impeccable and unforgettable. Thank you for endorsing and encouraging guests to book all of their tours with us! We have over 60 different experiences from Coffee tours, Atv, Paragliding, Guatape, City tour, Comuna 13, Horseback riding and many more. Guests that book all of their travel with Medellin Travels go back home elated, those who book elsewhere go back devasted. We appreciate you and are here with open arms to receive you upon your return to our beloved Medellin! Warm regards, Alex from Medellintravels.com @medellin.travels
Written 18 August 2022
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