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Pablo Escobar Private Group Tour Including La Catedral Jail in Medellin provided by Medellin Travels

Pablo Escobar Private Group Tour Including La Catedral Jail in Medellin

Pablo Escobar Private Group Tour Including La Catedral Jail in Medellin
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Tour snapshot
A private tour offers the most personalized way to explore the city
Duration:
4–6 hours
Taking Covid-19 safety measures
Hotel pickup offered
Wheelchair accessible
Ticket type:
Mobile
Free cancellation
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.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 4-6 hours
  • 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
Highlights
  • 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
What to expect
Know before you go
  • Duration: 4-6 hours
  • 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
  • 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
What to expect
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 29265P20
Important information
Inclusions
  • Professional guide
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off in El Poblado and Laureles sector only
  • Entry/Admission - Cementerio Jardines Montesacro
  • Entry/Admission - Envigado
Exclusions
  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pick-up and drop off outside of El Poblado and Laureles sector
Duration
4–6 hours
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.
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • 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.
  • 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
Inclusions
  • Professional guide
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off in El Poblado and Laureles sector only
  • Entry/Admission - Cementerio Jardines Montesacro
  • Entry/Admission - Envigado
Exclusions
  • 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.
Duration
4–6 hours
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • 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.
  • 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
Travel safe during COVID-19
Last updated: 25 Aug 2021
A note from Pablo Escobar Private Group Tour Including La Catedral Jail 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
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
Itinerary
  • You'll get picked up
    See Important Information for details
  • 1
    Los Olivos neighborhood
    Stop: 20 minutes
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  • 2
    Cementerio Jardines Montesacro
    Stop: 30 minutes - Admission included
    See details
  • 3
    Parque Memorial Inflexion
    Stop: 15 minutes
    See details
  • 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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Sophie L
33 contributions
Feb 2020 • Couples
Daniela our guide was brilliant. She was incredibly knowledgeable about Escobar’s life - but also how he impacted socially and politically on the country. She gave us a great level of detail about the places we visited - but it didn’t feel rehearsed or agenda’d and we went off on lots of interesting tangents during our time together. I’d definitely recommend La Cathedral extra as it really blew my mind how much power Escobar had to build his own prison.
Written 27 February 2020
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Alex R
Thank you for your valuable review and input regarding our Pablo Escobar tour and for recommending the La Catedral jail portion, as it is definitely the highlight of the tour. Medellin Travels has the #1 Pablo Escobar tour in town, and as you stated, we don't have any scripts or agendas. The only agenda is making our guests happy!! Kind regards, Your friends at Medellintravels.com
Written 4 June 2021
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Tom Cruz
Wilmington, NC2 contributions
Jan 2022 • Couples
This was the highlight of our trip! George and his driver did an amazing job of showing us every aspect of Pablo’s life and legacy. He also has a ton of interesting insider stories, it’s not a generic canned tour. He’s super patience, Speaks perfect English, and made the tour amazing. Highly recommend this tour for anyone wanting to know more about Escobar and medellin!
Written 4 January 2022
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Alex R
Thank you kindly for reviewing us and for conveying to others that we speak fluent, native English. All of us are from Medellin but have also lived abroad, thus we know both Idiosyncracies well. It's always a treat to hear that our tour was the highlight of someones trip to Colombia. We have many guests that only fly in from their respective countries just to do OUR Pablo Escobar tour. That means a whole lot to us and confirms that we know what we are talking about. Thank you for letting others know about our inside info. We solely share this with our beloved guests! We appreciate you and will be here for any future travel needs. Cheers! Alex from Medellintravels.com
Written 6 January 2022
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Akshay C
2 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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Chiyayi Z
Sandy, UT25 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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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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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, Canada23 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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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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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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rickter58
Rochester, NY52 contributions
Dec 2021
Was so pleased I decided to pick this tour; yes, it seemed a bit pricey when first signing up. But was always interested in Pablo Escobar, especially after seeing Netflix "Narcos," so figured "what the heck" why not give it a try?? Anyway, once after getting picked up at my hotel with Carlos as my guide, I soon discovered that the personal tour I was about to go on is worth every penny! Carlos was very a very personable, friendly knowledgeable guide. We were almost immediately feeling like long-lost friends, even though this was the first time i met him.. He spoke excellent English and he soon impressed me with his thorough knowledge of Pablo Escobar & all the history that surrounds him. Traveling around with Carlos, seeing the different places Pablos Escobar used to hang out, the football field he once build to give to the local people, his family gravesite, and the location on the rooftop where he was gunned down & killed was so captivating and interesting. You could actually feel the nostalgia of all the unrest that once occurred in the places I was now seeing with my own eyes!. I very quickly grasped the colorful but tragic story involving the times of chaos and violence that were unleased in Columbia during the '70s &'80s. Pablo's rags to riches story, then all his irrational behavior that led to his ultimate demise & downfall, was expertly explained by Carlos. He would teach about Pablo Escobar from a neutral point of view, neither glorifying nor villainizing Pablo. Carlos did a good job emphasizing reckless and irrational behavior Pablo began going "too far" with his violent ways. Was taken to Pablo's private jail up on the mountain. Saw the guard tower and the helicopter landing pad that would take off and land when Pablo was once there. The trail behind the jail where Pablo escaped when the authorities were looking for him. It was a terrible chapter in Columbian history that the local Columbian people shy away from thinking about and even discussing. But lucky me, here I was in Medellin getting a first-hand view of all the infamous locations all the craziness that was going on during the chaotic times of the big cocaine days from earlier times in Columbian history.
The highlight of the trip was meeting Pablo Escobar's sister Gloria. I was very taken by her graceful, friendly mannerism as she greeted us at the door, introducing herself and then later showing various scrapbooks and pictures of her brother, telling stories of what she remembered about him. When she was explaining and answering questions, Carlos was doing all the Spanish-English translating. Pablo's sister carried herself with a certain elegant pose which impressed me for a lady of her age. She really was a great host during the time visiting her; seeing all the pictures, scrapbooks, and different artifacts from what her brother left behind. She also said that it was okay to take pictures of anything I wanted. Was served a cold fruit beverage and a snack before Carlos and I left. I felt a happy, positive feeling at the conclusion of my Pablo Escobar tour as Carlos was driving me back to my hotel at Novelty Suites. It was especially wonderful that I had the opportunity to meet a Pablo Escobar family member! But I can't emphasize enough, that this tour was everything I hoped it would be and even more! Carlos really made the trip the fantastic experience it turned into and feel lucky I had him as my guide. He was also an excellent driver as I felt very safe with him riding around from location to location. Plus was able to stop and we could pick up Columbian coffee & extra shots of espresso at his favorite coffee shop. Needed something to "perk me up" and that strong Columbian coffee really did the trick! Sure beat the hotel coffee! He also knew of a good money exchange place where could switch my United States dollars to Columbian Pecos. Will be looking up Carlos when i return to Columbia this April if everything goes as planned!
Written 31 December 2021
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Alex R
Thank you for such an extensive and elaborative review! We really appreciate you and your precious time in writing this. It will definitely assist other travelers in making a savvy decision in choosing Medellin Travels for their future travel needs. I'm glad you chose the upgrade to Pablo Escobar's sisters house. We are the only agency that operates this experience and that is allowed in the Escobar family house. This is why we are in the "Know" why we are the #1 Pablo tour company in the city, because we have inside info as you witnessed for yourself. We don't do Mickey mouse tours. This is the REAL Pablo Escobar tour. You get what you pay for in life, and like you said, "It was worth every penny"! Thanks again for your awesomeness! And yeah, absolutely, contact us here at Medellin Travels when you touchdown in Medellin, we have over 60 different tours and activities in the city and surrounding areas. Cheers! Alex from Medellintravels.com
Written 3 January 2022
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