• Location: Medellín, Colombia
  • Duration: 7 hours (approx.)
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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.


  • Take a private tour of Medellin's city highlights and most famous citizens
  • Discover the Botero sculptures and colonial churches of Medellin's downtown
  • Take an aerial cable car ride to Santo Domingo Savio Library
  • Explore the life of infamous drug kingpin Pablo Escobar
  • See what life was like in colonial Colombia at El Pueblito Paisa
  • Private tour is operated with just your party and a guide
  • Includes lunch of traditional 'paisa' cuisine

What You Can Expect

Private Pablo Escobar, Pueblito Paisa and Medellin City Tour

Cultural palace

Get picked up by a private vehicle from your hotel in Medellin and travel to a city metro station, where you’ll be dropped off for a ride into the downtown area. Sit back and relax on Medellin’s modern public transport system as you enjoy views of the Andes Mountains, the city, and river.

Arrive at a station in the city’s downtown area and begin an exploration on foot. You’ll stop by a collection of sculptures created by Colombian artist Fernando Botero, and have time to admire the neighborhood’s plazas, colonial churches, and the striking cultural house. Then climb aboard the aerial cable car for a ride into the mountains surrounding town.

Enjoy the views as you ascend above the city below, traveling up to Santo Domingo Savio Library, a modern building donated to the city by the King of Spain. Feel free to take a short walk around the library grounds at your leisure.Leaving the library, head to El Pueblito Paisa in central Medellin. Get a look at what life was like in colonial-era Colombia as you wander around this attraction’s recreated village featuring a church, museum, and a collection of shops selling traditional Colombian handicrafts.

Take a break for an included lunch featuring traditional Colombian-style “paisa” cuisine, and then continue on a mini-tour exploring the life of famous cocaine cartel leader Pablo Escobar. Learn about Escobar’s meteoric rise from humble beginnings to the upper echelons of the drug business to become one of the world’s richest men. You’ll also get insight into key events from period during Escobar’s reign, including his fights with the Cali Cartel and “Los Pepes.”

After your Escobar-themed exporation, you’ll receive a ride back to your Medellin hotel.

Customer Reviews


5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2018

Excellent tour guide, very professional .

Eric B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2017

Bring a note pad and pen. Better yet bring a recorder. The amount of information Alex gives you regarding the Escobar years as well as personal family experience is more than one can remember. He has exact details on names, dates, who is who, who did what, etc. His English skills are excellent so you don't need to worry about a strong accent and not being able to understand. The travel accommodations he provides are very comfortable, convenient, roomy, and relaxing. Alex knows the layout of the city and how to quickly move around. He is also good at providing in-depth background on the Escobar topics for a more complete understand of the history. Good job, Alex. Thank you


5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2017

Alex was an amazing tour guide!! We highly recommend him and this tour!

Roland R

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2017

This was a wonderful tour and Lina was an excellent guide.She was very knowledgeable and passionate in doing her job.Medellin is a beautiful place with nice people and excellent food.I would strongly recommend this tour if you are planning a visit to Medellin.

Patrick C

4 star rating: Recommended March 2018

Very good tour I would highly recommend it,if you want to get to know the city,Guide very knowledgeable excellent tour

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