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Medellín: Private Pablo Escobar and Comuna 13 Tour

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Medellín: Private Pablo Escobar and Comuna 13 Tour

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From US$ 55.94 per person

Gain a nuanced view of Colombia's complex history on a private tour. Take in key sights in the life of drug lord Pablo Escobar and discover Comuna 13 and its street art through the eyes of a local.

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Duration 4.5 hours
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Live tour guide
English, Spanish
Pickup included
Please be ready 10 minutes before your scheduled pickup time.
Wheelchair accessible
Private group


  • Immerse yourself in 3 decades of Columbian history and go beyond the stereotypes
  • Have your eyes opened as to the impact of the drug trade and cartels on Colombia
  • Put yourself in the shoes of young people who saw drugs as the way to get ahead
  • See the lively and colorful Comuna 13 neighborhood and its murals with a local
  • Gain a wealth of information from your guide and a new appreciation for Medellín
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Discover the political, social, and economic context of drug trafficking in Colombia on an eye-opening tour. Learn about Pablo Escobar's life, death, and impact. Visit Comuna 13 to see the inspiring transformation of what was once one of the most dangerous places in the world with a local guide.

After pickup from your hotel in Medellin, head to Cementerio Jardines Montesacro to visit Pablo Escobar's grave. Discover different perspectives and points of view on Pablo's history. Gain an understanding of the context in which Pablo Escobar grew up and what made him who he was.

Next, see Los Olivos Antioquia, the rooftop where Pablo Escobar died. Discuss the political and economic context of Columbia in the eighties and nineties. Discover the impact the drug lord's legacy still has. Then, visit Parque Conmemorativo Inflexión, a memorial to the victims of narco-terrorism.

Finally, explore Comuna 13 and its history. Marvel at street art and stories of Colombians whose strength and resilience turned this previously violent area around. Unpick stereotypes and discuss the importance of education.

  • Hotel pickup and drop-off from Medellin or Laureles
  • Water or coffee
  • Private tour guide
  • Private air-conditioned car
  • Insurance
  • Food
  • Tips

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What to bring

  • Passport, copy accepted
  • Passport or ID card, copy accepted

Know before you go

  • This is a private customized tour, the time is yours and there is no rush
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4.9 /5

based on 81 reviews

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A must do for any traveller coming to Medellin. We were amazed my Cesar first hand knowledge and experiences. Cesar encouraged any question and we throughly enjoyed his company. If you want to have good coffee, conversation and learn about what you won’t see in the movies than this is the tour for you.

March 8, 2023

Caesar was fantastic. He came early to pick us up, received us with pastries and some cute souvenirs that I can’t wait to show off. He was so knowledgeable and made us feel like we were hanging out with a good old friend. He truly gave us a new way of looking at Medellin. Now we can appreciate this Country even more

February 15, 2023

The tour really met our expectations which haven’t been small after all our around the globe experiences. Juan was very knowledgeable and patient to explain not just the history of Medellin cartel and Comuna 13 but much wider, about Columbia, its history and todays. Hi has lived abroad and having international experience can bring another view on Medellin’s infamous past decades as well as the change that occurred afterwards.

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February 8, 2023

Product ID: 410130