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The Dark Days: Pablo Escobar and The New Medellin Tour

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  • 4 hours (approx.)
  • Hotel pickup offered
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English

Overview

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.
  • Choice of morning or afternoon departure
  • Small group ensures personal service
  • All taxes, fuel surcharges and service fees included
  • Free hotel pickup and drop-off included
  • Fully narrated tour
  • Informative, friendly and professional guide

What's Included

  • All taxes, fees and handling charges
  • Fuel surcharge
  • Driver/guide
  • Professional guide
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Transport by private vehicle
  • Food and drinks
  • Lunch
  • Gratuities

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What To Expect

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  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • May be operated by a multi-lingual guide
  • Comfortable walking shoes are recommended
  • Flexible start time, please inquire
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Guides are wearing masks
  • Travelers are required to wear masks
  • Private groups, no interaction with other travelers
  • Most travelers can participate
  • Guides: Temperature is measured at the beginning of each working day
  • Periodic disinfection of vehicles
  • Use of antibacterial gel and alcohol
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate

Cancellation Policy

You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.

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Frequently Asked Questions

The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.

Q:What is the policy on sanitization during The Dark Days: Pablo Escobar and The New Medellin Tour?

A:The policies on sanitization are:
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized

Q:What is the social distancing policy during The Dark Days: Pablo Escobar and The New Medellin Tour?

A:The policy on social distancing is:
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience

Q:What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during The Dark Days: Pablo Escobar and The New Medellin Tour?

A:The policies on staff health & safety are:
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Regular temperature checks for staff

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I did enjoy the tour. I...
Danielle_D, Sep 2022
I did enjoy the tour. I learned somethings I didn’t know, but could have been a little more detailed and provided more research on event.
Great personal tour, perfect English
Nir_E, Sep 2022
First our guide ( esteban )was super friendly with perfect English and accommodating our time, (we’re late), very knowledgeable of the story. And overall Medellin, last about 4 hours and we had great time.
Juan David was an excellent guide
shanibeth, Aug 2022
I really enjoyed this tour. It in no way glorifies Pablo Escobar or the violent crimes he committed not only with the drug trafficking but also to the Columbian people. I found the history fascinating, and I especially enjoyed seeing the new memorial to the locals murdered , opened in 2019. My guide Juan David was very professional, knowledgeable, and easy to talk to. I would highly recommend this tour!
Response from Host, Aug 2022
Dear shanibeth, Thank you so much, it`s an honor you highly recommend this tour due to guide`s professionalism. Feel free to use promo code MCS and save 10% on future bookings. Sincerely, Camilo Uribe Medellin City Services®
We had such a good time...
Nichelae_M, Aug 2022
We had such a good time hearing from our guide about the history of Colombia and the role Pablo Escobar had in shaping it.
Response from Host, Aug 2022
Dear Nichelae_M, Many thanks, great to hear you had such a good time. Will be an honor to assist again soon. Feel free to use promo code MCS and save 10% on future bookings. Sincerely, Camilo Uribe Medellin City Services®
Pablo lives on!
April_L, Jul 2022
Having our own personal guide although he didn’t speak Spanish that well but he still tried and was fun. Being able to see Pablo’s neighborhood that he was able to build up for the people of Medellín when they had nothing. Although he was considered a bad person he still found it in his heart to help his city in many ways! Juan Pablo our guide is awesome and very nice (give him 5 stars alone)
Different view of Medellin
Stephanie_J, Jul 2022
David was great, he messaged me when he was on his way to my hotel, and had great English. We first went to the spot where the building Pablo used to live was, but is now a park to remember the victims. The park is nice, however has no English on the memorial plaques, but David was able to explain these well. We then went to Escobars grave, and the Black Widows grave. David allowed for ample time to take photos. He even explained a set of photos that are at Escobars grave. From there, we went to La Catedral, which is a nice drive up the mountain. David allowed me to stop to grab a drink, and he bought me a local fruit which was great. David’s knowledge of Pablo is great, but I had read a lot of information about Pablo beforehand, so David just expanded on it, or corroborated what I had read. We didn’t visit where Pablo died, however even if we did, all of the roofs look the same, and the city really doesn’t want to acknowledge Pablo due to the negative history behind it, which I respect.
Medellín Colombia up and close
Blanca_A, Jun 2022
The affability of our tour guide from beginning to end of the tour was what stood out the most. Orlando took the time to explain details and connect it well. I definitely recommend this tour.
My guide Juan was...
Bradley_S, Jun 2022
My guide Juan was amazing. He was very knowledgeable and took his time explaining everything. I highly recommend this tour group.
AMAZING TOUR!
Mery_M, May 2022
Juan Camilo was excellent. Very knowledgeable, kind and patient. He met us where we were, and we changed the meeting location last minute. Comfortable tour in A/C’d car. I’d use this company again for anything. This tour is cool, if you have a short stay in Medellin though, I’m not sure I’d recommend this unless you’re an avid fan of Pablo Escobar. I did it for my husband, but I really enjoyed it. We drove through a lot of Medellin and made stops so it was actually wonderful. We even stopped for coffee and on de bono twice! It wasn’t just a Pablo Escobar tour, it was like all of Medellin’s history to be honest. I highly recommend! He really paid tribute to those innocent lives lost.
Response from Host, Jun 2022
Dear Mery_M, Thanks for the comment, we are glad to accommodate your every request so it has been a real pleasure to assist. Thanks for recommending! Feel free to use promo code MCS and save 10% on future bookings. Sincerely, Camilo Uribe Medellin City Services®
Juan very good tour
freedom0125, May 2022
Our guide Juan was very knowledgeable. I would definitely recommend this tour not just because of the information but especially because of Juan
Response from Host, Jun 2022
Dear freedom0125, Thanks for the feedback, we are so glad you highly recommend this tour due to guide`s quality. We will be honored to assist again soon. Feel free to use promo code MCS and save 10% on future bookings. Sincerely, Camilo Uribe Medellin City Services®
Spend your time doing something else.
Adam_C, May 2022
The 3 hours of driving in traffic. Saw 3 sites, didn’t even get out of the car for the first site. 2nd stop was the grave, the private prison was the only thing worth seeing.
Response from Host, May 2022
Dear Adam_C, Many thanks for the comment, so sorry to hear there was a lot of traffic. Morning tours tend to be smooth, and we are willing to compensate with a free courtesy tour anytime you prefer. Just let us know when. Looking forward, Camilo Uribe Medellin City Services®
Very interesting afternoon
Georgia_L, May 2022
Very interesting afternoon! We thought it was going to be a small group tour but ended up being a private tour.. Our guide was called Juan, he spoke very good English and was very knowledgeable about the history of Pablo Escobar. We felt very safe and comfortable with Juan!
Response from Host, May 2022
Dear Georgia_L, Many thanks for the review, we are always available with professional private guides for your comfort. Feel free to use promo code MCS and save 10% on future bookings. Sincerely, Camilo Uribe Medellin City Services®
Amazing!
Rhiann_C, Apr 2022
The tour was amazing and very educational going round the different areas. As well gave us a chance to see more of the city. David was an amazing tour guide would defiantly recommend to anyone!
Response from Host, May 2022
Dear Rhiann_C, Many thanks for recommending, it`s such an honor. Please let us be your guides again on your next visit. Looking forward, Camilo Uribe Medellin City Services®
Good trip, but not in English
Christian_A, Apr 2022
It was a nice tour. But we didn’t get as much out of it as we hope, because our guide Pedro couldn’t speak English, so he translated over his phone, even when we have order a English guide. The guide was friendly, but the hole idea of the tour was to get to know things about Escobar.
Response from Host, May 2022
Dear Christian_A, Many thanks for the feedback, we are really sorry to hear there was a bad experience. Pedro actually doesnt sound familiar so it must have been sent by mistake. We will be pleased to honor courtesy tour anytime, please let us know how to compensate. Look forward to hear from you! Sincerely, Camilo Uribe Medellin City Services®
Best ever
Glen_G, Apr 2022
I had Carlos as my guide. His personal story and explanation about Pablo and Medellin was beyond my expectation. I loved every bit of it and I would recommend this tour to everybody
Response from Host, May 2022
Dear Glen_G, Thanks for the comment, we are glad you loved the tour with the excop since he really experienced a lot of anecdotes. Thanks for recommending! Sincerely, Camilo Uribe Medellin City Services®
Fantastic!
Elissa_F, Apr 2022
Our guide Fabian was fantastic, so kind and informative-bringing to life and giving context to the reality of Pablo and his effects on the history of Colombia and its people.
Response from Host, Apr 2022
Dear Elissa_F, Thank you so much, we are glad you have now seen the context of reality about the dark days and the new Medellin. Will be an honor to assist again soon, please let us know. Feel free to use promo code MCS and save 10% on future bookings. Sincerely, Camilo Uribe Medellin City Services®
Awesome storytelling of...
Batu_O, Mar 2022
Awesome storytelling of Pablo's life and how it affected the Colombian population with excellent guiding of the stops and background content to contextualize everything we saw.
Response from Host, Mar 2022
Dear Batu_O, Many thanks for sharing, we are honored you have had an awesome time due to guide`s professionalism. Will be nice to have you back again soon, please let us know. Feel free to use promo code MCS and save 10% on future bookings. Sincerely, Camilo Uribe Medellin City Services®
Trip was very interesting...
Jason_O, Mar 2022
Trip was very interesting and enjoyable, the tour guide Juan was great, really nice guy and really informative guide
Response from Host, Mar 2022
Dear Jason_O, Thank you so much, your review is unique and we are glad you had such an interesting and enjoyable tour. Feel free to use promo code MCS and save 10% on future bookings. Look forward to your soon return! Sincerely, Camilo Uribe Medellin City Services®
Worth paying a little extra to do this private tour
Nicole_K, Mar 2022
Excellent tour. Manny the guide was really friendly, punctual and informative. We really enjoyed this tour and have recommended it to other people we have met.
Response from Host, Mar 2022
Dear Nicole_K, Many thanks for recommending, all our guides are passionate professionals with a big sense of punctuality. We will be delighted to have you back again soon. Feel free to use promo code MCS and save 10% on future bookings. Sincerely, Camilo Uribe Medellin City Services®
1 traveler found this review helpful
Informative and educational
James_B, Mar 2022
Tour guide Juan when above and beyond. This tour puts a tragic time in perspective for those that only know the media stories.
Response from Host, Mar 2022
Dear James_B, Thank you very much, you are right all our guides go above and beyond to make sure this is an unforgettable experience. Please come back soon! Feel free to use promo code MCS and save 10% on future bookings. Sincerely, Camilo Uribe Medellin City Services®
1 traveler found this review helpful

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