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Medellín: Private Pablo Escobar Tour with Cable Car Ride

1. Medellín: Private Pablo Escobar Tour with Cable Car Ride

Learn all about Pablo Escobar's life on a 4-hour guided, private tour in Medellín including three main stops: Inflexion Memorial Park, La Catedral jail, and a cable car ride to enjoy a panoramic view of the West side of the city for unforgettable photo opportunities. Hear interesting anecdotes as a knowledgeable guide presents Pablo Escobar's history on a sightseeing tour of the most famous locations linked to the drug lord, and how he affected Medellín and Colombia as a whole. Start your tour by visiting the Inflexion Memorial Park, built in 2019 on top of the lot of the old Monaco Building, a former property of the drug lord, to commemorate the 46,612 victims who were killed during his rule. Take a moment to walk through the moving space while your guide tells you facts of that time. Next, make your way to La Catedral, a personal prison Pablo Escobar built for himself — and where he spent five years — on top of a hill overlooking the city. It is said that he could choose who guarded him, and that the prison was built more to keep his enemies out than to keep him in. Drive on to visit the cemetery where Pablo Escobar is buried, as well as the neighborhood in which he spent his teenage years, and the house where he died. End your tour with a spectacular panoramic view of the West side of the city on a cable car ride before being dropped back off at your hotel.

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Medellín: Private Pablo Escobar and City Tour

2. Medellín: Private Pablo Escobar and City Tour

Following your pick-up at your hotel at 9:00 am go to the metro station to take a smooth ride with pleasant views of the city, river and surrounding Andes Mountains and valley. Head to downtown Medellín to marvel at the magnificent sculptures by Fernando Botero. Take souvenir photos with the help of your guide. Then, continue on foot to experience the true vibe of the city and learn its rich history from your native English-speaking guide. Get information about the old colonial churches, city plazas and the Palace of Culture. Next, board the Metrocable for an aerial ride to Spain Library Park in Santo Domingo Savio. Donated by the King of Spain, the modern edifice provides breathtaking panoramas of the city. Continue to the picturesque town of Pueblito Paisa to discover what Medellín looked like in the past at a replica of an Antioquian settlement. Get more captivating views of the city from the top of Cerro Nutibara. Admire Pueblito Paisa's lovely church, charming museum, cute shops, and handicraft items for sale. Taste the succulent cuisines of Colombia during your lunch break, and sample savory dishes from the Paisa region in one of the many restaurants. End your Medellín experience by exploring the life and times of Pablo Escobar. Hear about real-life events involving the notorious drug lord, who went from being a common car thief to the second richest man during his lifetime (after the Sultan of Brunei). Revered by many as the "Colombian Robin Hood" for building hospitals, schools, churches, soccer fields and a barrio (neighborhood) for the underprivileged, he was equally hated by rivals such as the Cali cartel and "Los Pepes" ("Persecuted by Pablo Escobar"). Investigate the facts behind the myths and mixed messages from expert guides who will provide true information and some stories that you won't hear anywhere else. Learn the story in a non-biased manner so that you can formulate your own opinion. Then, benefit from a drop off at your hotel or accommodation at the end of the day.

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Medellin: Private 3-Hour Pablo Escobar Tour

3. Medellin: Private 3-Hour Pablo Escobar Tour

Learn about a somber period in Medellín's past on Pablo Escobar tour of the city.  Rather than just a tour about the man himself, you’ll embark on a tour that will show you a broad, balanced picture of life in Colombia and Medellín in 80s and 90s. Understand the effect this figure had on the city of Medellín.   After choosing a hotel pick-up at 09:00 or 13:30, travel in a private vehicle around Medellín. Head to various sites around the city with an expert local guide, including to the site of Escobar's old home and place of worship. Ask your guide questions on this private tour to get an insider’s view on life in Medellín.

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Medellin and Guatape Full Day Pablo Escobar Tour

4. Medellin and Guatape Full Day Pablo Escobar Tour

Learn about the life and times of the drug lord Pablo Escobar on a guided tour of Medellin and discover how the city has changed since his death in 1993. Loved and feared by millions, Pablo Escobar’s story is intimately linked to the recent history of Colombia’s second largest city. Travel back to the time of Pablo Escobar's reign over the city and learn about his extensive cocaine operation. Visit many historical sites with Escobar associations, from the modest community where he grew up to the house where he was shot dead in 1993, and his grave next to the “Black Widow” drug lord, Griselda Blanco. Another highlight is the Monaco Building (Edificio Monaco) where he lived and survived a bomb attack by the rival Cali cartel that was designed to kill him. For the second half of the 8-hour tour, head east for an hour to see Escobar’s abandoned mansion “La Manuela” from top of the El Peñol rock. Then take some time to explore the beautiful facades of the Guatapé village, grab a bite to eat and use the facilities. Finally, hop on a private boat to Escobar’s mansion and walk around to see what’s left after years of curious visitors tearing down walls and cabinets.

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Medellin: Pablo Escobar Tour by Ex-Cop

5. Medellin: Pablo Escobar Tour by Ex-Cop

Go on an exclusive four-hour tour with ex-police officer Carlos Palau who was involved in the SWAT operation that helped to track down Pablo Escobar. Get the hair-raising inside account of the Escobar days from one of the few remaining witnesses. Get picked up from your accommodation and head to the neighborhood of La Paz where Pablo spent his early days. Stop at La Cathedral and learn how Pablo cleverly negotiated the terms of his surrender to the Colombian government by building a deluxe prison for him and his gang which included a football field, jacuzzi, bar, and waterfall. Take in the spectacular city views from the location which today serves as a retirement community and lush natural reserve. Then head to the infamous Monaco building where Pablo's family and gang lived for a couple years alongside Medellin's elite before the detonation of the first car bomb in Colombia in the late 80s. Afterwards, visit the rooftop where Pablo was killed in late 1993 after 18 months of intensive pursuit. Draw your own conclusions regarding the circumstances of Pablo's death after hearing the amazing anecdotes by someone who participated in the manhunt. Finally, arrive at the cemetery where Pablo is buried along with his family, and ironically, much of the upper class society of his day. Hear about the end of the mafia days and the Medellin of the present that grown forth from its troubled past. Don't miss this firsthand account of the Escobar era and go on a tour that takes you beyond the Netflix series.

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What people are saying about Pablo Escobar Mural

Overall rating

4.8 / 5

based on 49 reviews

This tour was great. Carlos really went out of his way to ensure we had a great experience. He was very knowledgeable about the history, and he answered all the questions we had as well! He even offered to take pictures for us when we were visiting the beautiful sites. I enjoyed this tour very much & I’m going to recommend this one to anyone who would like a tour to learn about Pablo’s impact to Medellín and Colombia itself!

We’ve had an amazing day with Daniela and Heime. Both are very nice, friendly and charming person. Daniela was an excellent guide with lots of knowledge and expertise. A guide with those 2 is a must when you’re traveling to Medellin! Thanks again for this awesome day!

Great tour about the Medellin's turbulent history. Carlos is a great guide, very pleasant and knowledgeable, with friendly approach. There is enough time to see everything what is in the itinerary. Worth to mention that the car is very comfortable.

Carlos was an amazing guide, It was raining - but we saw everything and were able to see and go - to all the different places. The aerial TRAM-- wow!-- to go up all the way- amazing work

Fantastic, Carlos was very knowledgeable and made the tour very interesting