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Private Half-Day Pablo Escobar Godfather Tour in Medellin

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The Pablo Escobar Godfather tour is the most sought out private tour here in Medellin.

This tour takes you to sites situated in four counties to experience the last house he lived at, the house where he died on the roof, the yellow house where the show "Narcos" was filmed, the famous soccer field he built for the kids and the community, the cemetery where he is buried in the outskirts of Medellin, a visit to the Church Sanctuary where the Virgin Mary appeared and where Pablo Escobar and his hit men would go to mass to have their bullets blessed for "perfect hits", and one of his favorite restaurants where you can have a snack or relish lunch!

For an additional fee, there is a Tour Upgrade Option to  “LA CATEDRAL”,

Pablo´s Jail-vacation home, nestled high in the Andes mountains overlooking the city. Be one of the few people to visit what was once the most famous narco-compound in the World!
Highlights
  • Get a taste of Medellin by tracing the life of Pablo Escobar
  • Private tour with morning and afternoon start times
  • Tour upgrade includes a visit to Escobar's “jail” in the mountains
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off from certain parts of Medellin is included
What to Expect
After being picked up at your Medellin hotel (in El Poblado and Laureles areas only), begin your private tour with a guide, exploring the Colombian city through the life of drug kingpin Pablo Escobar. Stop at the church where Escobar sought “blessings” for the bullets his cartel planned to use, plus other sights including the house where he was murdered and the cemetery where he’s buried. Plus, along the way, snack at one of Escobar’s favorite eateries. Choose the tour upgrade and visit La Catedral, a vacation home that served as Escobar’s makeshift jail after he surrendered in 1991. He escaped authorities in 1992 and died in a shootout in 1993. At the end of the tour, get dropped off at your Medellin hotel.
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Important Information
Departure Point
We only pick up guests that are staying in El Poblado and Laureles sectors in Medellin.
If you are staying in another sector in Medellin or in another county such as Envigado, you need to call us so we can give you a meeting point.
Traveler pickup is offered


We pick up guests in main hotels and aribnbs in El Poblado and Laureles main turistic areas. For guests staying in other areas a meeting point will be giving "Avoeden Cafe in Poblado Carrera 36 #8A - 36"


We pick up guests in main hotels and aribnbs in El Poblado and Laureles main turistic areas. For guests staying in other areas a meeting point will be giving "Avoeden Cafe in Poblado Carrera 36 #8A - 36"


We pick up guests in main hotels and aribnbs in El Poblado and Laureles main turistic areas. For guests staying in other areas a meeting point will be giving "Avoeden Cafe in Poblado Carrera 36 #8A - 36"


We pick up guests in main hotels and aribnbs in El Poblado and Laureles main turistic areas. For guests staying in other areas a meeting point will be giving "Avoeden Cafe in Poblado Carrera 36 #8A - 36"


We pick up guests in main hotels and aribnbs in El Poblado and Laureles main turistic areas. For guests staying in other areas a meeting point will be giving "Avoeden Cafe in Poblado Carrera 36 #8A - 36"


We pick up guests in main hotels and aribnbs in El Poblado and Laureles main turistic areas. For guests staying in other areas a meeting point will be giving "Avoeden Cafe in Poblado Carrera 36 #8A - 36"


We pick up guests in main hotels and aribnbs in El Poblado and Laureles main turistic areas. For guests staying in other areas a meeting point will be giving "Avoeden Cafe in Poblado Carrera 36 #8A - 36"


We pick up guests in main hotels and aribnbs in El Poblado and Laureles main turistic areas. For guests staying in other areas a meeting point will be giving "Avoeden Cafe in Poblado Carrera 36 #8A - 36"


We pick up guests in main hotels and aribnbs in El Poblado and Laureles main turistic areas. For guests staying in other areas a meeting point will be giving "Avoeden Cafe in Poblado Carrera 36 #8A - 36"
Duration
3h
Return Details
Drop off at original departure point in El Poblado or Laureles in Medellin only.
Inclusions
  • Professional guide
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Private tour
  • Entry/Admission - Cementerio Jardines Montesacro
  • Entry/Admission - Parque de Sabaneta
  • Entry/Admission - Cancha El Dorado
  • Entry/Admission - Monasterio Santa Gertrudis La Magna
Exclusions
  • Food and drinks
  • Lunch
  • Gratuities
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Please note that the tours duration can be anywhere from 3 to 5 hours depending on traffic, climate conditions, and whether you annexed the La Catedral upgrade option. We cover all points included in the description regardless of how long it may take
  • Please specify what departure time you prefer: 9am or 1:30pm.
  • Do not come intoxicated or under the influence of any substance, or bring anything illegal in our vehicles. We reserve the right to refuse service to anyone under these conditions.
  • Provide us with the precise address to your hotel. If you are staying in an apartment, we also need the name of the building.
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
  • Most travelers 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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Reviewed 8 August 2019

Carlos was a great guide. He was really knowledgeable and super nice. He took us to a place to have some delicious buñuelos and empanadas.Thank you for a great tour!

Date of experience: July 2019
1  Thank sn0809
Alex R, Propietario at Medellin Travels, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hey there, thanks for your review! We are happy that you enjoyed the food on the tour and that the guide did an awesome job. We have the best trained guides in Medellin and it shows! Take care!

Reviewed 31 July 2019 via mobile

Booked this tour given how highly rated it was on TripAdvisor and it did not disappoint! Jorgé our guide was out of this world! Spoke perfect English, was extremely knowledgeable about Medellín and the Escobar story as well as adding his own personal experiences. He...More

2  Thank georgid287
Alex R, Propietario at Medellin Travels, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

What a great review...thank you for your saying our tour was unforgettable and that you had such a great time with our Jorge. We don't do tours, we entertain our guests and make sure they feel ecstatic to be here and in one of our...More

Reviewed 23 July 2019 via mobile

Really informative and knowledgable. The tour was great but what I was impressed with the most was his personal stories.

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank Dáire F
Reviewed 14 June 2019 via mobile

My family and I did the Pablo Escobar + La Catedral tour today. Our guide Carlos was very friendly, spoke great English, was punctual, professional and very knowledgeable. He took us to all the sites at a comfortable pace and answered all of our questions....More

1  Thank natalieflorez
Alex R, Propietario at Medellin Travels, responded to this reviewResponded 15 June 2019

Thanks Natk, we enjoyed having you and your family on our Pablo Escobar with La Catedral tour. I'm glad you mentioned that we went at your pace, and that we were knowledgeable and professional. This tour is not only about the sites that we cover...More

Reviewed 13 June 2019

I normally don't write reviews but I had seen an interview on TV with Medellin Travels and since I was coming to Medellin I looked them up directly. It was so funny that when the time came for our tour were greeted by Alex the...More

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank IsaW1980
Alex R, Propietario at Medellin Travels, responded to this reviewResponded 15 June 2019

Hey Isa! Thank you so much for your review and candid words. I never knew that the last documentary I did made it out to Italy, that's so cool..or "multo eccezionale". I am super stoked that you enjoyed our Pablo Escobar tour with La Catedral...More

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