Medellín: The Real Pablo Escobar Tour
- Small group
- Pickup available
- Duration: 3.5 hours
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This was a great tour to learn about the history of "he who must not be named" and how he affected Medellín and Colombia as a whole. It really opened my eyes how inaccurate the world's media has portrayed their culture and the historical events that occurred. We got to places that were a pertinent part of Escobar's timeline and we got to see how it is now and how the people view those places. Esteban was a fantastic guide and he was very knowledgeable about not only the topic, but of other questions we had of the city and country. It was a small group (4 of us) and it was nice to be able to ask whatever questions we had and to learn in depth about the huge impact this person had on their country and culture.
We were of course curious for this tour after Narcos and Dark Tourism. Lessening to the violent stories and the harm that was done to the country and the people brought more perspective to the reality of the Pablo reign. Daniel, our tour guide, not only is very knowledgeable of what happened but also had varied knowledge about Medellin and the flora and fauna surrounding the area. Not only we learned the reality without the ‘Netflix pink cortine’ but we also had a lot of fun with Daniel. I really recommend the tour!
A very good background and insight into a terrible period in the history of Colombia. I don’t agree with the the view that so called ‘narco tourism’ should be avoided - it’s important not to forget and, more importantly, to remember the many Innocent thousands that lost their Lives.
Esteban was the best tour guide - super friendly and so knowledgeable. He made the experience so interesting and was willingly to answer every question we threw at him (we had a lot!) I would 100% recommend to any traveller, this was great value for money.
Juan was so amazing!! He took us around on a nice tour and made many stops in between to give us detail information for the tour. I would highly recommend him to anyone looking to do a bike tour in Medellin. Well done Juan!!!