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Pablo Escobar Museum and the new Medellin full day tour by Carlos the excop

Highlights
  • Explore a dark era of Medellin history from a unique viewpoint

  • Hassle-free round-trip transportation from Medellin hotels

  • Enjoy your own private guide: ask all the questions you want

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Pablo Escobar Museum and the new Medellin full day tour by Carlos the excop
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Pablo Escobar Museum and the new Medellin full day tour by Carlos the excop
US$145.00
Overview

An ex-police officer who witnessed firsthand the impact of Pablo Escobar and his narcos serves as your guide during this private tour of Medellin. Hear eyewitness accounts of the conflict while learning about Escobar’s impact on Colombia from a law enforcement perspective. You might even have the chance to snap a photo with Don Pablo’s brother Roberto at the Museum Pablo Escobar.

What to Expect

Carlos, your bilingual driver will personally come to your door any day of the week, as long as you book ahead of time, and introduce himself while providing a quick intro about the journey. Then, get ready to embark on a personalized tour full of anecdotes and relevant facts about the history of Medellin before, during, and after the mafia days.

Tour starts south of the city, exactly driving around La Paz blue collar neighborhood where Pablo grew up.  Ironically “La Paz” means peace in spanish. Discover Pablo´s origins and learn where it all started. Next, be a witness of Pablo´s evil as you are driven by La Macarena bull fight arena, place where sadly a carbomb was activated by the Medellin cartel and killing hundreds of innocent victims. Tour continues to Monaco building in El Poblado area, place where Pablo lived when he first tried to fit in the most elite white collar communities in the city. Learn how he got attacked a couple of times and why he decided to run away and hide for the rest of his life. Move on to Pablo´s hangouts as a youngster and make a stop for lunch at your own expense at Ciclista fonda to share old school anecdotes and visualize Pablo´s early days as a mobb chief.

Right after lunch, tour takes you on an exclusive visit to Pablo´s private prison also known as “La Catedral”. Enjoy the views as you approach La Catedral and then learn closer about Pablo´s stay and escape from this custom made facility. After leaving La Catedral, Pablo started hiding all over Medellin. Tour takes you precisely to the exact house where the druglord was hiding the day of his capture in december 2, 1993. Make your own conclusions whether or not Pablo was shot or he suicided. Following, tour goes to Pablo´s cemetery where you will be able to recognize all family members that passed away next to Pablo including his cousins and the very last bodyguard standing. Plus, you´ll learn about the godmother who sponsored Pablo in his early days, also known as Griselda Blanco (The black widow).

Finally, at Pablo´s museum you will share the memories of the druglord throughout his life. Eventhough he is older and not very healthy, there is a big chance you can take a personal photo with Pablo´s brother named Roberto (The little bear or osito), if he´s not at a doctor´s appointment.

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Reviewed 4 June 2018
Amazing tour from an ex cops perspective!

We only had a day in Medellin and decided what better way to spend it than a private tour of Pablo Escobar's spots with an ex cop! Carlos was great and extremely friendly! He told us about his life during the drug war in Colombia....More

Thank Yevgeniya M
Camilo U, Propietario at Medellin City Services, responded to this reviewResponded 6 June 2018

Dear Yevgeniya, Thanks a lot for your comment, it is quite valuable for us. So good to hear you highly recommend us since we are the only company who offers an authentic tour with someone who was really involved in those dark days by losing...More

Reviewed 2 April 2018 via mobile
Carlos is a legend

Carlos was extremely helpful, his stories of being in the police force are almost more interesting than the Pablo facts. He was very engaging and seemed to be a bit of a local legend, high fiveing and chatting to most of the locals. I initially...More

Thank Geoll
Camilo U, Propietario at Medellin City Services, responded to this reviewResponded 21 April 2018

Dear Geoll, Thank you for these words, they are important to us. Great to know this is a must do for you due to the quality of the guide as an expolice man. Let us serve you again soon. Sincerely, Camilo Uribe Medellin City Services

Reviewed 6 January 2018
Pablo Escobar Tour

We had a group of 14 of us booked for a private day tour of all of the sites of importance to Pablo Escobar in Medellin. Carlos was exceptional, hearing his stories and his point of view was eye opening and made the trip that...More

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

Dear Alexandria, Thanks a lot for your comments, they mean everything for us. We are happy to hear this has been your best money spent in Medellin for we are the only company which guide is an excop. Definitely looking forward to your soon return....More

Reviewed 8 December 2017
Excellent, interesting, educational

We originally booked the Pablo Escobar tour and then emailed the company to see if we could combine it with a city tour - they got back to us quickly and let us tailor it which was brilliant. Carlos was a brilliant guide; his knowledge...More

Thank L_explore_123
camilo u, Propietario at Medellin City Services, responded to this reviewResponded 13 December 2017

Dear Sir/Madame, Thanks so much for your words, they mean everything to our team. We are glad that we made this day unique for you since guide was brilliant, on time, had a clean car and his driving was outstanding. We´ll be glad to share...More

Reviewed 2 November 2017
The greatest tour in Medellin

What an experience! You could discover many stories about Medellin and its life under the Escobar dominate. Carlos is the best guide that I ever heard in my life. He's a wonderful storytelling: you can see in his eyes all that he could tell about...More

Thank Edoardo_E761
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