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Pablo Escobar and Comuna 13 Small-Group Half-Day Tour

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  • Half-day Pablo Escobar tour of Medellin
  • Learn about local history
  • Visit Pablo Escobar's grave
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Pablo Escobar and Comuna 13 Small-Group Half-Day Tour
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Pablo Escobar and Comuna 13 Small-Group Half-Day Tour
From US$29.00
Overview
Learn the true story of Pablo Escobar on a half-day, small group tour of Medellin and Comuna 13 that explores his early days, time in prison, dramatic escape, and death, as well as the impact of drug cartels on the local community. You'll hear stories from the years when drug cartels ruled the city, visit the grave sites of the Escobar family, and see the extraordinary recovery and street art of Comuna 13, with all transport by climate-controlled minivan.
What to Expect

Tour departs every day at 9 AM from a central location in El Poblado, with a stop at Monaco building where Pablo lived, you will be unable to get in due to the fact the building is falling apart. A good introduction to the early days of Pablo to see how they fought the status quo by building his penthouse in one of the most elite suburbs. Then heading south towards the neighborhood where Pablo grew up, a humble community that once had the highest income on earth when they became part of Pablo´s payroll.

Next at La Catedral, Pablo´s private prison, lush hillside to enjoy panoramic city views and to visualize how he decided to work with the Colombian government at one point. The tour leaves La Catedral as you are informed about Escobar´s escape and the upcoming pursuit that lasted 18 months until he finally got caught. At Los Olivos community, visit the block and the houses where Pablo got shot. Was it suicide or what has exactly happened? Make your own conclusions after hearing your guide´s information.

Next, tour stops at the cemetery where Pablo rests along with his family members. Take this opportunity to learn how Pablo got started by the black widow (Griselda Blanco), whose grave is located just steps from his. Finally, the tour takes you to one of the humblest communities where you´ll realize how Medellin went from the most violent to the most innovative city in the world. At comuna 13 you will understand how Medellin has been so resilient by admiring the colorful street art and outstanding infrastructure such as the largest outdoor escalator in America. At the end, minivan goes back to the initial starting point.

Reviews (44)
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Reviewed 4 days ago
Pablo Escobar and Comuna 13 Tour with Carlos (Ex Cop)

Our tour was awesome - Carlos was nothing short of an Excellent guide and was super funny! He was also very professional, considerate, personable and charismatic. Carlos's unique experience and insights in to the Escobar era is something that you won't find anywhere else. He...More

Thank Kyle S
Reviewed 15 October 2018 via mobile
Great tour wity Silvio!!!

What can I say.. our trip was amazing, I had such a good time over there, and I felt like it couldn't be better than that. We were a large group of rowdy guys from the states and our guide Silvio was the absolute best!!!...More

Thank Frank W
Camilo U, Propietario at Medellin City Services, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Dear Frank, Thanks a lot for this feedback, means all to us. We are honored that you recommend us, mainly because tour was very rich in historical facts and local stories as well. Please let us guide more tours for you in the near future....More

Reviewed 5 September 2018 via mobile
Accent barrier

I signed up for this tour in Spanish. My confirmation email said I would get a guide in Spanish, but when I was placed in an English group, I thought, ok, there must not be enough people for a Spanish group. I know English too....More

Thank Steve M
Camilo U, Propietario at Medellin City Services, responded to this reviewResponded 7 September 2018

Dear Steve, We appreciate your review, it is important to us. Sorry for the confussion, when you sign up for a group tour at a particularly low price as just USD 45, you are subject to the group´s main language. You ended up taking a...More

Reviewed 28 August 2018
Best tour I have ever done!!!

My friends and I decided to do a Pablo Escobar and Comuna 13 tour while in Medellín and it was one of the best decisions we made. Our tour guide, Sebastian Caicedo, went above and beyond to make sure that we had an amazing experience!...More

Thank Isabel L
Camilo U, Propietario at Medellin City Services, responded to this reviewResponded 7 September 2018

Dear Isabel, A million thanks for your review, love to hear this has been the best tour you have ever done. Quite rewarding to know you´ve had an exceptional experience around Medellin, mainly because of the added value that regular tours don´t bring along. We´ll...More

Reviewed 10 August 2018 via mobile
Fact check

Headed out with a guy who claimed to be the cousin of infamous narco murderer ‘La Quica’. He had decent knowledge about the members of the cartel, which probably contributes to one of the two stars I’ll give. First stop is the Mónaco building, genuinely...More

1  Thank Steve B
Camilo U, Propietario at Medellin City Services, responded to this reviewResponded 28 August 2018

Dear Steve, Many thanks for this review, means a lot to us since it give us a chance to grow. We´ll do a closer check on the facts given by certain guides. Keep in mind though you signed in for our cheapest tour, the "affordable...More

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Both my tours had English speakers.
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