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

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    Pass By: Medellin City Services, Carrera 38 9a 26 Office 403, Medellin 050021 Colombia

    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.

    Stop At: Escaleras Electricas De La Comuna 13, Carrera 110, Medellin Colombia

    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.

    Duration: 40 minutes

    Pass By: Parque El Poblado, Calle 10 y Carrera 43A, Medellin 050014 Colombia

    Drive close to

    Pass By: Parque Lleras, Carrera 37a 9 9A Zona Rosa, Poblado District, Medellin 050021 Colombia

    Drive near

    Pass By: Medellin Metrocable, Medellin Colombia

    Drive near

    Stop At: Envigado, Envigado, Antioquia Department

    Go all the way up the hill and visit Pablo`s private prison

    Duration: 40 minutes

    Stop At: Cementerio Jardines Montesacro, Carrera 42 25 51, Itagui 055413 Colombia

    Visit Pablo`s grave and also learn about his closest family and the black widow.

    Duration: 30 minutes

    Stop At: Medellin, Medellin, Antioquia Department

    Compare the old vs new Medellin

    Duration: 5 hours
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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    Parque Lleras, Medellín, Antioquia, Colombia
    Departure Time
    9:00 AM
    Return Details
    Returns to original departure point
    • All taxes, fees and handling charges
    • Driver/guide
    • Transport by air-conditioned minivan
    • Ask about upgrade to private tour for extra USD 70 if you are solo signed in 12 hrs before tour
    • Food and drinks
    • Gratuities
    • Hotel pickup and drop-off
    • if 12 hours before there is only 1 person signed, tour will be canceled and fully refunded.
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Wheelchair accessible
    • Children must be accompanied by an adult
    • Dress code is smart casual
    • Stroller accessible
    • Near public transportation
    • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
    • Most travelers can participate
    • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travelers
    Cancellation Policy
    All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.
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    Danny was so fantastic. After paying less for a longer tour to Guatape two days earlier, I was worried we had overpaid. We also had people who knew people in Medellin that offered to take us to the points of interest but I doubt they would've wanted to drive all the way up
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    Response from MedellinCityTours, Propietario at Pablo Escobar and Comuna 13 Small-Group Half-Day Tour
    Responded 6 days ago
    Dear hannar3dd, Thanks for the review, love to hear from you. In fact, you were lucky enough to get a private tour with a professional bilingual guide by SUV, for the price of small group tour. Therefore the high quality of information and high levels of customization. We manage to do our best in terms of departure point for is just bellow our office (4th floor), and is the fastest way to just meet and go touring immediately instead of having you go all the way up to the office and seat around looking at a computer screen. Until 1 hour before tour we cant find out if you are the only person on tour, otherwise we would have offered private pick up but keep in mind this was supposed to be a small group tour with a central location as meeting point. Since it is not a massive tour there are no signs other than the specific and exact address given at time of booking. As a matter of fact, departure point is in the heart of El Poblado which is perhaps the nicest suburb in Medellin and financial district. We can`t be blaimed for so many immigrants due to the venezuela crisis in recent years. In fact, they are even doing tours so no wonder the low prices. We will take your suggestion into consideration and is very appreciated! Sincerely, Camilo Uribe Medellin City Services
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    Daniel was a great guide, providing a wealth of information both about Escobar and Commune 13. He was very balanced in his approach and everything was within context. We ignore history at our peril, and came away with a deeper understanding of the issues. One tip would be to
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    Response from MedellinCityTours, Propietario at Pablo Escobar and Comuna 13 Small-Group Half-Day Tour
    Responded 2 weeks ago
    Dear barbararossell, Thanks for the feedback, we care about you. Will make sure and include water and snacks for future journeys. Look forward to your soon return! Sincerely, Camilo Uribe Medellin City Services
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    We did this tour with Sylvio who was fantastic! He knew so much and was very engaging and informative. It was amazing being able to visit La Catedral and understand its history. Comuna 13 was also very cool and a great place to take some cool photos of & with art.
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    Response from MedellinCityTours, Propietario at Pablo Escobar and Comuna 13 Small-Group Half-Day Tour
    Responded 21 Aug 2019
    Dear ellbelllll, Thanks for your feedback, we are very proud of our certified private bilingual guides for they are so engaging and informative. Please let us know about your next visit! Looking forward, Camilo Uribe Medellin City Services
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    Me and my boyfriend travelled to Medellin for the first time (and our first time to Colombia) a few weeks ago and we couldn’t have done a better tour. Julio was so friendly and covered everything perfectly, answering all of our questions along the way. We didn’t want the day to
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    Response from MedellinCityTours, Propietario at Pablo Escobar and Comuna 13 Small-Group Half-Day Tour
    Responded 16 Aug 2019
    Dear Shanayde C, Thanks for these kind lines, they mean all to us. Our passion is to exceed your expectations, get you to come back after experiencing a new resilient Medellin. For future plans in Colombia please don`t hesitate to contact us. Look forward, Camilo Uribe Medellin City Services
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    I wound up being the only person on a half-day tour of the Pablo Escobar neighborhood and, after, Comuna 13. My guide, Juan, was super informed and clearly loves his city. Plus he indulged my practice of Spanish. It's very worth doing this. With all the problems in the world,
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    Response from MedellinCityTours, Propietario at Pablo Escobar and Comuna 13 Small-Group Half-Day Tour
    Responded 14 Aug 2019
    Dear MTBSeattle, Thanks for your words, great to hear you have explored the new resilient Medellin while practicing spanish with our certified guide. Bonus about this small group tour is sometimes you might end up being the only person since it is not a massive service. Look forward to your soon return! Sincerely, Camilo Uribe Medellin City Services
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