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Pablo Escobar and Comuna 13 Small-Group Half-Day Tour provided by Medellin City Services

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

Pablo Escobar and Comuna 13 Small-Group Half-Day Tour
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About
Gain a local perspective on the life of Colombian drug lord Pablo Escobar on this half-day tour that features unmarked points of interest missed by many visitors. In addition to navigating out of the city center, your guide offers little-known stories about each stop on the itnerary, including Escobar’s residences, private prison, and gravesite in Comuna 13, now a quiet neighborhood filled with street art.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 5h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English, Spanish
Highlights
  • Features Escobar family landmarks often missed by visitors
  • Guide offers little-known tales and stories about Comuna 13
  • Gain an inside perspective on the Medellin’s history
  • Convenient round-trip transport from a central location
Know before you go
  • Duration: 5h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
English, Spanish
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Highlights
  • Features Escobar family landmarks often missed by visitors
  • Guide offers little-known tales and stories about Comuna 13
  • Gain an inside perspective on the Medellin’s history
  • Convenient round-trip transport from a central location
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 6033P131
Call +44 12 2492 8241
Important information
Inclusions
  • 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
Exclusions
  • 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.
Duration
5h
Departure details
  • Parque Lleras, Medellín, Antioquia, Colombia meet up address is carrera 38 # 9 A -26 in Park Lleras in El Poblado (DONDE AQUELLOS bar) at 9 AM
Additional information
  • 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 travellers can participate
  • Guides are required to wear masks
  • Travelers are required to wear masks
  • Private groups, no interaction with other travelers
  • Guides: Temperature is measured at the beginning of each working day
  • Periodic disinfection of vehicles
  • Use of antibacterial gel and alcohol
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled 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 travellers
Inclusions
  • 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
Exclusions
  • 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.
Departure details
  • Parque Lleras, Medellín, Antioquia, Colombia meet up address is carrera 38 # 9 A -26 in Park Lleras in El Poblado (DONDE AQUELLOS bar) at 9 AM
Duration
5h
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • 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 travellers can participate
  • Guides are required to wear masks
  • Travelers are required to wear masks
  • Private groups, no interaction with other travelers
  • Guides: Temperature is measured at the beginning of each working day
  • Periodic disinfection of vehicles
  • Use of antibacterial gel and alcohol
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled 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 travellers
Travel safe during COVID-19
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised
  • Gear/equipment sanitised between use
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    Parque Lleras
    Parque Lleras, Medellín, Antioquia, Colombia
    meet up address is carrera 38 # 9 A -26 in Park Lleras in El Poblado (DONDE AQUELLOS bar) at 9 AM
    See address & details
  • 1
    Escaleras Electricas De La Comuna 13
    Stop: 40 minutes
    See details
    Pass by
    Parque El Poblado
    Parque Lleras
    Medellin Metrocable
  • 2
    Envigado
    Stop: 40 minutes
    See details
  • 3
    Cementerio Jardines Montesacro
    Stop: 30 minutes
    See details
  • 4
    Medellin
    Stop: 5 hours
    See details
  • You'll return to the starting point
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Aja S
Los Angeles, CA2 contributions
A MUST book tour!
This tour was fantastic! Our tour guide was Juan and...Man,did he know his stuff!! The logistics were clearly communicated (which I loved!) and Juan was prompt and on time. This tour was the perfect combination of Medellin history, culture, history of Pablo Escobar and his impact on Medellin culture. I got seriously choked up visiting the victims memorial...such a good tour to start out our visit. I highly recommend it!!
Written 27 September 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Dear 605ajas, Thanks so much for the comment, means a lot to us. So nice to know you highly recommend this tour for it was the perfect combination of history and culture. We will be pleased to assist again during your next visit, use promo code MCS and save 10%. Best regards, Camilo Uribe Medellin City Services®
Written 4 October 2021
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Mirza D
Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina1 contribution
Really nice to see
Nice tour and really nice guide, Juan Camillo
Grafitti tour was the best part of the tour. Nice car SUV. Would like to come back :)
Written 24 September 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Dear Venture04359922031, Thank you so much for the review, means a lot to us. We are very proud to assist with professional bilingual guides and modern vehicles for your comfort. We`d also like for you to come back, and you may use promo code MCS during booking in order to save 10%. Looking forward, Camilo Uribe Medellin City Services®
Written 27 September 2021
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Mayra R
4 contributions
Worth the Money
Jul 2021
The tour is very worth the money. It was really interesting to learn about Medellin's past and how the city has changed in the recent years. Our tour guide Carlos was very knowledgable about the city. The only downside is that he did not seem in a good mood. He was a bit annoyed by us and our questions; one of us felt a little sick and had to frequent the restroom which also seemed to upset him, but we thought maybe he just had a bad day and tipped him anyway. I still enjoyed learning, and the tour is a good chance to travel all around Medellin because the guide drives you to each separate location :)
Written 12 August 2021
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Camillo U
Dear mayrarosas12, Many thanks for the feedback, means a lot to us. So nice that you have gotten a good chance to travel around Medellin with such a knowledgeable guide. We’ll be delighted to assist again in the near future. Looking forward, Camilo Uribe Medellin City Services®
Written 13 August 2021
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Jessica D
Medellin, Colombia6 contributions
Awesome tour
My friends and I had an amazing experience throughout the tour. We learned a lot about Pablo and visited the most historical places related to him. Also, we visited comuna 13 which is filled with amazing graffiti, murals, the outdoor escalator, and the beautiful view of Medellin. Our tour guide (Wilson) made our tour even more special. He is very knowledgeable about Pablo ( you can tell from his emotions when he talks about Pablo), very friendly, great sense of humor, speaks fluent English, and has a really cool personality. I would highly recommend this tour
Written 15 April 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Dear H8907QXjessicad, Many thanks for this review, means a lot to us. Amazing to hear you highly recommend this tour due to guide`s quality as a guide. We`ll be pleased to assist again soon. Please keep us posted. Camilo Uribe Medellin City Services®
Written 5 May 2021
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Luke garcia
Scottsdale, AZ14 contributions
Phenominal Tour and a must do when visiting Medellin, Antioquia. Thank you David, our amazing tour guide!
Mar 2021
Pablo Escobar and Comuna 13 tour was a terrific tour and a highlight of the dark days of Medellin! David our tour guide made it all the better. He was professional, courteous, friendly, and well spoken (English), as he explained to us the details of Pablo Escobar's life as never seen before. It was a fascinating tour as you go back into the history of Pablo Escobar's life, where he lived, and where he met his untimely death in 1993. Finishing the tour in Comuna 13 was icing on the cake. Once was one of more dangerous part of Medellin, Comuna 13 is now thriving with amazing culture, beautiful murals, and a series of escalators that allow you to see the beautiful city of Medellin from the top. It was a great adventure! Thank you David for the wonderful experience!
Written 30 March 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Dear lukegarcia2020, Thanks so much for taking the time to write this feedback, our expert guides are pleased to assist anytime. Amazing to hear you have discovered a new Medellin from past to present days. Would be nice to see you again soon! Sincerely, Camilo Uribe Medellin City Services®
Written 12 April 2021
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Michael H
Denver, CO7 contributions
Communa 13 Rocks
Dec 2020
The highlight of our day was seeing the local art in Communa 13. There is art, music, drinks and dancing!! Also the views are remarkable. As far as the Pablo stops, I think it really depends on your tour guide. Unfortunately, we had a rookie. It was his first day doing this Pablo tour and we got turned around quite a bit trying to find the jail. As huge Narcos fans, we wanted more story telling and history regarding Pablo. He was a nice guy, but overall we wanted more.
Written 9 January 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Dear michaelhH4766YO, Many thanks for the feedback, we`d love to offer a better experience so please let us know when you wish to take the tour with our very best guide and of course with more time we will be able to guarantee a unique time, at no extra cost. Looking forward, Camilo Uribe Medellin City Services®
Written 12 April 2021
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Adriana M
3 contributions
Great
Dec 2020 • Couples
Julio was our guide and we enjoyed a lot! It was very interesting to learn about Pablo Escobar and Comuna 13. It started at 9am and ended around 3pm. We visited many places around Medellín and we loved it
Written 31 December 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Dear F6476TMadrianam, Thanks a lot for your comment, it matters the most to us. We also LOVE serving you, please keep us posted on your next visit. Looking forward, Camilo Uribe Medellin City Services®
Written 26 January 2021
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Lucas M
4 contributions
THE BEST TOUR I EVER DID
Mar 2020 • Friends
I felt like in the Narcos series show, the tour guide Wilson its an incredible guy. Despite being a colombian guy, his english is fabulous! I studied english for almost 10 years and im not fluent like him.

The story of Pablo has so many details you cant find on the books, you can only find with Wilson. I ve been shocked the hole tour, it gaves me goosebumps and, if i come back to medellín, i will do it again!!

Really, im impressed! Ty wilson!
Written 7 March 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Camillo U
Dear Lucas M, Thanks a lot for your comment, wow am also impressed. Not for nothing they call our guide the Wilsonpedia, since he knows so much about history of the new Medellin and his english is perfect. Please, when you come back kindly let us know. Looking forward, Camilo Uribe Medellin City Services®
Written 17 March 2020
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

LeslieFinland
Espoo, Finland27 contributions
"Pablo Plus" - Best overview of everything wonderful Medellin has to offer!
Feb 2020
This tour is an absolutely ideal combination of both the main Pablo Escobar sites and the brilliant, vibrant Comuna 13 neighborhood that is the heart of Medellin's current reinvention and renaissance. We joined the tour because we knew about Pablo, but he's the past - the amazing progress that Medellin has made as a city is the future!
Visiting Comuna 13 was a hugely eye-opening experience that showed how it is possible for a city to rebuild itself successfully after hitting rock bottom. Special thanks to our guide Erica, who knows everything about Medellin and is endlessly thoughtful and kind! Note that there is no lunch on this trip, but plenty of opportunity to buy snacks in Comuna 13.
Written 23 February 2020
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Camillo U
Dear Leslie S, Many thanks for such review, we are glad to welcome you to the new and improved Medellin. Please come back soon! Sincerely, Camilo Uribe Medellin City Services®
Written 17 March 2020
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

DavidL3140
1 contribution
awesome trip with Erica.
Feb 2020
Erica was fantastic..super energetic and has great knowledge of a sad, but important part of Colombian History. You can feel that she was part of it and has lived through it. This trip does not glorify Escobar, but gives us an understanding of the pain and suffering that the Colombian people, especially of Medellin, have endured
Written 23 February 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Camillo U
Dear DavidL3140, Thanks for the comment, best reward is you have experienced how resilient the paisas can be. Please let us assist again soon! Sincerely, Camilo Uribe Medellin City Services®
Written 17 March 2020
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

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