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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$ 49.78 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
Full description

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
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask
  • Masks are required while indoors

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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
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.8 /5

based on 39 reviews

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We loved the explanation, the attention. Daniel a charming person, wonderful vibes and delicious talk! Getting to know Medellín in this way and knowing that it has a lot to offer is enchanting! Thanks Daniel you are the best, congratulations for your open mind and respect ideals. We wish you success!!

August 10, 2022

Thank you Juan and this wonderful and honest tour! We can only recommend the tour and learned a lot, very authentically and appreciatively, openly and critically. The three of us tried everything that was offered, what was interesting was the history behind it and the knowledge of someone who grew up here.

May 7, 2022

Very good tour that more than justifies the price. Juan, our guide, drove us - 2 people - to the destinations in a comfortable car and designed the tour in such a way that we didn't reach Communa 13 at peak times, for example. So there was enough time and leisure to take pictures without crowds and also to drink a coffee. Juan explained - on request also in fluent English - factually, without glorification or trivialization. Data was ready, all questions were answered thoroughly and immediately. Since you are traveling in a small group, individual wishes regarding route, length of stay, etc. can be taken into account. Really recommended!

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April 27, 2022

Product ID: 410130