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

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Pablo Escobar Private Group Tour Including La Catedral Jail in Medellin

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What you can expect during this experience
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Contactless payment for gratuities and add-ons
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Hand sanitizer available to travellers and staff
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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.
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.
  • You'll get picked up
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  • 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
    Cancha El Dorado
    Stop: 15 minutes - Admission included
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  • 5
    Monasterio Santa Gertrudis La Magna
    Stop: 45 minutes - Admission included
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  • 6
    Avoeden Cafe
    Stop: 2 hours - Admission included
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  • 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
Important Information
4–6 hours
  • Professional guide
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off in El Poblado and Laureles sector only
  • Entry/Admission - Cementerio Jardines Montesacro
  • Entry/Admission - Cancha El Dorado
  • Entry/Admission - Monasterio Santa Gertrudis La Magna
  • Entry/Admission - Avoeden Cafe
  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pick-up and drop off outside of El Poblado and Laureles sector
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Additional Info
  • 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.
  • We have two daily departure times 9am and 1:30pm please select the time when you book your tour.
  • 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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Sophie L wrote a review Feb 2020
32 contributions24 helpful votes
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
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Date of experience: February 2020
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Gemp wrote a review Dec 2019
Guayaquil, Ecuador33 contributions9 helpful votes
We traveled to Colombia because it is near our country Ecuador, and it is very convenient that dollars are accepted everywhere. We had four days of vacation, so we thought this was a very good choice. First we went to Bogota, where we spent a lot of time at the Centro
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Date of experience: May 2019
Señor Macias wrote a review Nov 2019
Denver, Colorado9 contributions4 helpful votes
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
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Date of experience: November 2019
petercor1992 wrote a review Oct 2019
4 contributions
Jorge the guide was incredible and taught me so much. I had goosebumps at every stop of the tour. The one thing was that they closed off the Catedral (which I payed almost double to see up close) and they did not let my tour guide know. So i could not see it well and did not get
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Date of experience: October 2019
Daryl B wrote a review Sep 2019
Bogota, Colombia3 contributions
Thanks Jorge your story telling was fantastic. We all really enjoyed the tour. Your English was excellent and knowledge and passion of the subject second to none.
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About the operator

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By: Medellin Travels
We met Pablo Escobar’s son!
Carlos, firstly I wanna say this is so overdue! We went on this tour in June 2019. It was just my friend and I. Car
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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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My guide Carlos was great. He was extremely knowledgeable and answered all my questions. One byproduct from the tou
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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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Guide Has Great Energy!
Went on a tour with George, who was dynamic and informative! Favorite part of the tour (by far!) was La Catedral -
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Carlos my private guide was amazing with all his knowledge about pablo, I was really impressed with the tour. I wa
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An interesting insight into a different history!
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 h
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Was such an amazing tour, got picked up from the hotel at the Poblado, car was nice, guide was fluent english speak
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Orla D
An Interesting Tour
Good communication beforehand confirming pick up from our hotel . Daniella our guide arrived in good time and broug
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Jorge (tourguide) is really great!
I would really recommand this tour! We had a private tour with Jorge and it was amazing! Jorge is great, he knows a
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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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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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Key Details
  • Duration: 4–6 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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