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Pablo Escobar History Tours in Medellin

Pablo Escobar History Tours in Medellin

Under the reign of notorious drug lord Pablo Escobar and his cartel, Medellin endured a reputation as the most dangerous city in Colombia. To understand today’s cosmopolitan Medellin, it’s helpful to understand rise and fall of Escobar. Here are your options for Pablo Escobar history tours in Medellin. 

Highlights

  • Explore Medellin neighborhoods such as El Poblado, La Paz, and Comuna 13, as well as Barrio Pablo Escobar, where many houses were built by the drug lord.

  • See the Monaco building, known as ground zero for the war between Pablo’s Medellin cartel and the rival Cali cartel, on a guided tour.

  • Listen as a knowledgeable tour guide narrates Escobar’s life, from trafficking drugs and smuggling cocaine into the United States to his assassination attempt and death.

  • Visit the cemetery where Escobar is buried; see La Catedral, Escobar's hybrid “jail vacation home;” or eat at one of Escobar’s favorite restaurants.

  • Combine an Escobar tour with other Medellin sights such as Pueblito Paisa, Botero Plaza, and Parque de las Luces.

  • Enjoy a more personalized experience with a small-group or private tour.

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The Dark Days: Pablo Escobar and The New Medellin Tour

The Dark Days: Pablo Escobar and The New Medellin Tour

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Explore the rise and fall of the notorious drug kingpin Pablo Escobar during this 4-hour excursion to his former hangouts in Medellín. See the lavish high-rise complex where Escobar once rubbed-shoulders with Colombia’s elite. Then learn about the mysterious circumstances of December 1993, when this elusive criminal finally met his end. Was he shot by the authorities, or did he commit suicide? Finish your Escobar-themed trip by paying your respects at his grave site. Your Pablo Escobar trip also includes a professional guide and round-trip hotel transport.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
From
US$34.00
Price varies by group size
From
US$34.00
Price varies by group size
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Private Half-Day Pablo Escobar Godfather Tour in Medellin

Private Half-Day Pablo Escobar Godfather Tour in Medellin

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Get an insider’s look at the life of notorious drug kingpin Pablo Escobar during this 4- to 5-hour private excursion in Medellin. Learn the true stories behind this mythical figure from a local expert, visiting key locations like the soccer field he built for the community, the house where he was murdered on the roof, and the cemetery where he’s buried, plus much more.
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  • 3 to 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
From
US$79.00
Price varies by group size
From
US$79.00
Price varies by group size
Taking safety measures

Medellin Helicopter Flight

Medellin Helicopter Flight

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Glide over the spectacular city of Medellin in a powerful helicopter during an exhilarating helicopter ride. Soar over lush green mountains, sparkling skyscrapers and rushing rivers as an experienced guide directs your attention to significant sights. Return to the ground and choose to set out on a captivating tour of the city, personalizing your itinerary depending on how much time you want to spend at each attraction. Convenient round-trip hotel transportation is included in the tour.
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  • 15 minutes
  • Taking safety measures
From
US$124.00
Price varies by group size
From
US$124.00
Price varies by group size
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Do Not Say That Name

Do Not Say That Name

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Explore the notorious legacy of Pablo Escobar during this private tour investigating the one-time Medellín hangouts and neighborhoods inhabited by the drug kingpin and his gang. This Escobar-themed tour of Medellín is as much a celebration of the city’s economic and social resurgence as it is a trip down memory lane. Visit sites that once hosted fierce turf battles between the Cali and Medellín cartels in the 1980s. Then check out the safe, thriving neighborhood of Comuna 13, once used by Escobar to recruit his army of assassins and killers. Your Escobar trip also includes a guide, bottled water, and a metro ticket.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
From
US$69.00
Price varies by group size
From
US$69.00
Price varies by group size

Private Pablo Escobar, Pueblito Paisa and Medellin City Tour

Private Pablo Escobar, Pueblito Paisa and Medellin City Tour

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Get a personalized look at Medellín’s most famous places and people during this 7-hour private sightseeing tour. Explore Medellin’s downtown and ascend to the Santo Domingo Savio Library by aerial cable car for panoramic city views. Then visit the colonial-style El Pueblito Paisa and take a mini excursion exploring the life of notorious Colombian drug kingpin Pablo Escobar.
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  • 6 to 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
From
US$125.00
Price varies by group size
From
US$125.00
Price varies by group size
Taking safety measures

Medellin Transformation Walking Tour

Medellin Transformation Walking Tour

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Witness the remarkable rebirth of Medellín from a capital of violence to a city of progress during this 4-hour sightseeing excursion. Journey by Metro Cable up to Santo Domingo, a neighborhood that's become a symbol of the renaissance now transforming this Colombian city’s reputation for violence and cocaine. Then head to the city’s busy downtown to explore Botero Plaza and wander through Medellín’s historic city center. This city sightseeing tour also covers a guide, hotel pickup, a combination of public and private transport during the trip and a coffee break.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
From
US$53.00
Price varies by group size
From
US$53.00
Price varies by group size

Private tour: Medellin City – Pablo Escobar and Food Tour

Private tour: Medellin City – Pablo Escobar and Food Tour

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Colombia’s second-largest city, once solely associated with notorious drug lord Pablo Escobar, has recently undergone a transformation into a thriving modern metropolis. Experience the culinary delights, city sights, and turbulent history of Medellin on this private tour. Tick off top Medellin attractions, including Pueblito Paisa and Plaza Botero; sample Colombian delicacies and drinks; and visit four locations significant to the drug baron, Pablo Escobar. Hotel pickup and drop-off are included.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
From
US$175.00
Price varies by group size
From
US$175.00
Price varies by group size
Taking safety measures

Private Tour: The Life of Pablo Escobar

Private Tour: The Life of Pablo Escobar

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Drug lord, politician, and Medellín-native Pablo Escobar is one of the most legendary people in Colombian history. See where he lived and worked on this Escobar-themed tour of Medellín, including his mansion and the site of his death. This private tour goes in-depth with Colombian history and provides an overview of some parts of the city, making it an ideal choice for first-time visitors wanting the personalized attention of a private guide.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
From
US$100.00
per group
From
US$100.00
per group
Taking safety measures


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