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Pablo Escobar and Comuna 13 Small-Group Half-Day Tour

  • Half-day Pablo Escobar tour of Medellin
  • Learn about local history
  • Visit Pablo Escobar's grave
Pablo Escobar and Comuna 13 Small-Group Half-Day Tour
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Pablo Escobar and Comuna 13 Small-Group Half-Day Tour
From US$ 29.00
Learn the true story of Pablo Escobar on a half-day, small group tour of Medellin and Comuna 13 that explores his early days, time in prison, dramatic escape, and death, as well as the impact of drug cartels on the local community. You'll hear stories from the years when drug cartels ruled the city, visit the grave sites of the Escobar family, and see the extraordinary recovery and street art of Comuna 13, with all transport by climate-controlled minivan.
What to Expect
Tour departs every day at 9 AM from a central location in El Poblado, with a stop at Monaco building where Pablo lived, you will be unable to get in due to the fact the building is falling apart. A good introduction to the early days of Pablo to see how they fought the status quo by building his penthouse in one of the most elite suburbs. Then heading south towards the neighborhood where Pablo grew up, a humble community that once had the highest income on earth when they became part of Pablo´s payroll.
Next at La Catedral, Pablo´s private prison, lush hillside to enjoy panoramic city views and to visualize how he decided to work with the Colombian government at one point. The tour leaves La Catedral as you are informed about Escobar´s escape and the upcoming pursuit that lasted 18 months until he finally got caught. At Los Olivos community, visit the block and the houses where Pablo got shot. Was it suicide or what has exactly happened? Make your own conclusions after hearing your guide´s information.
Next, tour stops at the cemetery where Pablo rests along with his family members. Take this opportunity to learn how Pablo got started by the black widow (Griselda Blanco), whose grave is located just steps from his. Finally, the tour takes you to one of the humblest communities where you´ll realize how Medellin went from the most violent to the most innovative city in the world. At comuna 13 you will understand how Medellin has been so resilient by admiring the colorful street art and outstanding infrastructure such as the largest outdoor escalator in America. At the end, minivan goes back to the initial starting point.
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile
Amazing Tour

Let me begin with I am a history lover so the half a day tour was a great choice! My guide was Wilson - it felt like we knew him forever. I had questions throughout the entire tour and he made sure he was able...More

Thank JGPI114
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile
Amazing tour !!!

We booked the Pablo Escobar and communa 13 tour and can definitely recommend it. Our guide Daniel made our experience unforgettable. Besides the tour he gave us a lot of insider knowledge about the city and it’s history. It exceeded our expectations and the lunch...More

Thank victoriadA8601CQ
MDECITYTOURSC, Propietario at Medellin City Services, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Dear Victoria, Thanks for these words, really meaningful for us. Great to know you will definitely recommend us for tour exceeded your expectations. We´ll be pleased to provide more insider knowledge on your next visit! Sincerely, Camilo Uribe Medellin City Services

Reviewed 1 week ago
Through the eyes of an ex cop

This was an excellent tour. It wasn't just a sightseeing tour of a history lesson but the personal story of Carlos, an ex cop who survived the violence. Highly recommended. Carlos also makes a fantastic chicken impression.😂More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank 600martinah
MDECITYTOURSC, Propietario at Medellin City Services, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Dear Martinah, Thanks so much for these lines, they mean all to us. Fantastic to know you highly recommend us since we provide an amazing experience lead uniquely by a cop who was part of the SWAT team back in the days. Will be a...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Carlos Ex-Cop: Incredible Escobar Tour

I have been on many tours around the world and it would be safe to say that listening to Carlos, the ex-cop, during the height of the Escobar drug cartel was unbelievable. To go on the tour and see the sights was one thing but...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank kanga4
MDECITYTOURSC, Propietario at Medellin City Services, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Mr & Mrs Roos, Many thanks for choosing us, your review means a lot to us. It was nice to even speak to you on the phone, and before I met you I knew you were a special family. So I am used to introduce...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile
Excellent tour provided by Ricardo

My boyfriend and I booked a private tour and had a really good experience. The price was reasonable for a half day tour to visit several areas in Medellin. Ricardo was our tour guide and picked us up from our hotel, he was very knowledgeable...More

Thank JasJohal0
MDECITYTOURSC, Propietario at Medellin City Services, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear JasJohal0, Many thanks for your feedback, it is important to us. In fact, thanks for letting us know tour price was reasonable since we make a constant effort to lower prices while increasing quality. Great to know you recommend our services due to guide´s...More

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Response from JuanHill | Reviewed this property |
Both my tours had English speakers.