Enjoyed a private tour with our guide, Daniel, who was very friendly and had much to tell about his wonderful country. Knowledgeable about Pablo, Flowers, Coffee, and the history of Colombia. Would definitely recommend.
Begin with pick up from your private bilingual driver will before embarking on an all-inclusive journey by car with AC. First stop takes place at Pablo´s modest community growing up, ironically called “La Paz” or peace in Spanish. Discover how he came up and the luxurious properties he built around the city in order to launder his millions. Walk around his semi-destroyed Monaco building where the first car-bomb in Colombia took place in the late 80´s.
After visiting Pablo´s prison or the 'Cathedral', get a spectacular Medellin view and head to a private cemetery where siblings and cousins of the mafia boss rest. Lying nearby is Griselda Blanco or “black widow”, who was once Pablo´s mentor. Head near the soccer stadium to visualize the modest home and rooftop where Pablo was finally caught barefoot.
Head east for about one hour to see Pablo´s abandoned mansion “La Manuela” from the top of the El Peñol rock, which reaches almost 70 stories high. Just a mile away, head to the cozy Guatape village where you can enjoy lunch at your own expense. This is a perfect place to walk around the square and discover why this colorful village has been named “Town of Zocalos”, referring to the facade throughout the village. There will be enough free time to walk around for photos and facilities to use the bathroom or grab snacks. Not every store takes credit cards so it is recommended to bring cash and/or Colombian pesos.
Finally, take a private boat to Pablo´s abandoned mansion, where you can walk around and take photos of what is left after years of curious visitors tearing down walls and cabinets. After approximately 10 hours, head back to the city with first hand knowledge regarding Pablo´s biography and what it represents today for Colombia and the world.
Pablo Escobar had a dramatic impact on Medellin during the late 1980s. On this tour, you'll get insight into the life and effects of Don Pablo from the locals who witnessed his reign firsthand. Visit landmarks from his life—his childhood neighborhood, private prison, final hideout, and cemetery, and get insider information from your guide. Plus, unlike other similar tours, this excursion includes a visit to one of Escobar’s former mansions on Guatapé Lake.
Explore Pablo Escobar’s Medellin through a guide and eyewitness accounts
Leave the driving to a professional while you take in the sights
Hassle-free round-trip transport form Medellin hotels
Explore Pablo’s abandoned mansion during a boat tour