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Pablo Who

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icon4 hours  (approx.)
Hotel pickup offered
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iconOffered in: English and 1 more

Overview

Discover the fascinating story beyond Narcos on this 4-hour historical tour of the city. Delve into the fascinating story and multiple standpoints of locals how Medellin has endured through its dark times, the factors that supported its rebirth, and how the cocaine boom has conditioned politics, armed conflict, social norms and even fashion.
  • Learn about the life and death of Colombia's most notorious criminal
  • Take the cable car and visit different important spots of Medellin to understand the geography of the city
  • Complimentary round-trip transportation and entrance fees included
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Bilingual English- and Spanish-speaking guide
Hotel pickup and drop-off
Cable-car and tram tickets
Snacks
Optional tips and gratuities
Unspecified food and beverages
Personal expenses

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Pick up service from Medellín Hotels /Accommodations. Please enter your pick up details. * Note: pick-up from other towns have an additional cost (including but not limited to Envigado, Bello, Itagüí, Rionegro). Please contact us to arrange it.
Depart from your Medellin accommodation in a comfortable, air-conditioned minivan to begin your journey to the heart of Colombia’s history.
Pablo who is a tour designed to bring to light the side of the story that was never told by Narcos, grounded in actual facts of the story of the narco phenomenon of Colombia. This tour is not like the regular Pablo Escobar tours. The narrative and the stops that are visited focus on bringing you on a journey through the whole context of the narco era, the impacts on the environment and society and how that deep wound has been defining for the resiliency and the whole social transformation that has made Colombia internationally known for.

This four-hour tour will take place in the center-east of Medellin. We will walk through multiple stops that will help us show different narratives of the story, use the cable car system to visit Comuna 8 and then the tram to reach Medellin’s Memory Museum. This institution has collaborated in the design of the narrative and research of the contents of this tour, and through its interactive exhibitions, visitors will gain a new perspective from multiple voices about the struggle and resilience of Colombian people.

Return to your Medellin hotel at the conclusion of the tour.
Itinerary
Stop At:  
Medellin
Plot twist alert! Pablo who is a tour designed to bring to light the B side of the story that was never told by Narcos, grounded in actual facts of the story of the narco phenomenon of Colombia. This tour is not like the regular Pablo Escobar tours. The narrative and the stops that are visited focus on bringing you on a journey through the whole context of the narco era, the impacts on the environment and society and how that deep wound has been defining for the resiliency and the whole social transformation that has made Colombia internationally known for.
Duration: 4 hours 
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Museo Casa de la Memoria
*The museum is currently under maitenance, so we cannot access the second floor.* This four-hour tour will take place in the center-east of Medellin. This institution has collaborated in the design of the narrative and research of the contents of this tour, and through its interactive exhibitions, visitors will gain a new perspective from multiple voices about the struggle and resilience of Colombian people.
Duration: 1 hour 
Admission Ticket Included
Stop At:  
Parque Memorial Inflexion
We will walk through multiple stops that will help us show different narratives of the story, like the memorial park Parque de la Inflexion, Miraflores station, El Pinal, use the cable car system to visit comuna 8 then the tram to reach Ayacucho.
Duration: 2 hours 
Admission Ticket Included
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • This tour does not pretend to put Escobar as a leader. The intention of this tour is to educate our visitors about the true and complete history and provide a vision of the present of Colombia.
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • We recommend wearing comfortable clothes and shoes.
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
  • OPERATED BY Impulse Travel
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.

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star-5
Mind blowing
Jimmy_F
, Sep 2021
Tour was amazing, guide was very informative and answered any an every question. Must do!! Highly recommended
star-5
Great insight into medellin
Nicholas_s
, Jan 2020
Carlos was a great guide, we really enjoyed the tour. Learning about the history of medellin was fascinating!
icon Response from Host , Jan 2020
Hi Nicholas! Thanks for taking your time to share your comments regarding your tour in Medellín. I'm happy to know that you had a great experience with your tour guide Carlos. This tour is perfect for those who want to learn about the real history about Medellín and Pablo Escobar's legacy. Great that you enjoyed the tour. Hope to be your host in your next time in Colombia. Kind regards, Valeria
star-5
Excellent tour!
Daniel_M
, Jul 2019
We had a private tour with two guides. We had seen the Comuna 13 the day before so they were kind enough to readjust our schedule and take us to The Catedral instead. Both guides were really knowledgeable and offered us a great experience. One of the best tours I've done!
icon Response from Host , Jul 2019
¡Hi! Thanks for taking your time to write us this review, it's very important for us know our customer's feels. I'm glad that your experience with the guides in Medellín had been great. As tour operator, we always try to work with valuable staff to give our customer the best experience and service. Hope you can back to Colombia soon! Kind regards, Valeria.
star-5
Our guide was amazing. He grew up in...
Kevin_M
, Aug 2018
Our guide was amazing. He grew up in Medellin during the Pablo Escobar times so he was able to share some real life recollections and stories and how he was affected. We felt very safe with him as well as we visited some areas which used to be very dangerous once upon a time. His English was great and very easy to understand. We loved this tour
star-5
Amazing Tour
Courtney_B
, Jul 2018
Juan Carlos was very knowledgeable and pleasant to talk to. He was able to tell the story of Medellin in depth from the view point of the victims of narco-trafficking/violence of the 1980s/1990s. I would highly recommend this tour.
star-5
Our guide for this tour was a...
Alexander C
, May 2018
Our guide for this tour was a gentleman named Juan Carlos, and he was absolutely fantastic. I'll break down our day so that other travelers can get a sense for what this tour really is, because although it was one of the activities I enjoyed most in Medellin, the description listed online isn't entirely accurate. Before I start, be aware that this tour took us a little over 4hrs total-- NOT the 2hrs that is listed in the description. So plan adequately if you have a time constraint luckily we did not. We started at 2pm when Juan Carlos met my group of 3 at our hotel. We got in his car personal vehicle, and he began to drive us around the city and give us the background on Pablo Escobar. We drove until we arrived at The Monaco Building, our first stop, where we pulled over, chatted a bit more, and took a few pictures, before continuing to the grave of Pablo Escobar and his family, which was fascinating. We then drove to the rooftop where Pablo was finally killed, and again took a few more pictures from the car. Following this, we drove to Communa 13, an absolutely vibrant and unique neighborhood in the hills that was probably my favorite destination. We walked around this area for a bit, looked in some local shops, saw the world famous graffiti and outdoor escalator system, and finished up the tour and headed back to our hotel. Overall, this tour was wonderful. Juan Carlos was super friendly and informative, and made us feel comfortable and welcome. Not to mention it was incredibly informative, and a great educational opportunity. We saw everything we were essentially hoping to see, and got some great pictures to bring back home. The only comments I would make for future travelers is to understand that this tour is largely done from the car, minus the few stops at the three historical sights, so it's not like a traditional walking tour. And as I said before, its also close to 4hrs, so just understand the time it takes. If you're interested in Pablo Escobar, this is the tour for you. Highly recommended and would certainly do it again!!
star-5
Our guide was great and taught...
Travis_K
, Apr 2018
Our guide was great and taught enough to make us feel like an insider of the history of Pablo's life, both good and bad. Definitely take this trip for the knowledge and the value!!
star-5
Extraordinary tour and tour guide...
Jorge W
, Oct 2017
Extraordinary tour and tour guide Caroline was fantastic. Highlight of the tour was the Comuna 13. Strong recommendation!
star-5
This was an amazing tour!!! It...
Taryn S
, Aug 2017
This was an amazing tour!!! It highlighted important facts and key locations that were prominent in Pablo Escobar's life. I loved this tour because it also focused on key spots in Medellin. We learned so much about the city itself and saw many different neighborhoods. Our driver was Guillermo and our tour guide was Carlina Lopez. They were absolutely phenomenal!!! Carlina was very informative and answered all of our questions, she even introduced us to some of her friends in the area and had us try some famous empanadas and ice pops! Guillermo drove us to all these different locations. At the end of the tour I accidentally left my phone in the car and Guillermo drove back to where he dropped us off and gave it to me!! They couldn't have been nicer. I highly suggest this tour because you will learn so much about Medellin with amazing guides.
star-5
Great tour with a very knowledgeable...
Michael R
, Jul 2017
Great tour with a very knowledgeable guide. It was a little longer than expected, mostly due to traffic on the road between destinations, but we learned a lot about the history of Pablo Escobar and the city of Medellin in general.
star-5
Our guide Juan was extremely...
Juan_H
, Apr 2017
Our guide Juan was extremely knowledgable and awesome!! Would love to have him again for another tour next time I go back to Colombia!
star-5
Awesome tour. Our guide Juan Carlos...
jarriel w
, Apr 2017
Awesome tour. Our guide Juan Carlos educated us not only on Pablo but also the rich history of Medellin. Far beyond my expectation and worth the price. Juan made us feel as if we were visiting a friend who was showing us around the city. You will have enough pictures to fill a photo album.
star-4
Great value and very informative...
Mark_R
, Mar 2017
Great value and very informative. Our guide was friendly and took us to some extra places. Brilliant. Recommend.
star-5
Wilson, our tour guide was great...
Mark_H
, Feb 2017
Wilson, our tour guide was great!! Very interesting tour. Very informative and fun! A must if you are into Pablo and the history!! Thanks!!
star-5
Great tour! Our tour guide, Luis...
Nicholas D
, Jan 2017
Great tour! Our tour guide, Luis Ospina, was very personable and a great story teller/history teacher. He even took us to La Catedral for a small extra fee.
star-5
This tour was simply amazing. Our...
Terry R
, Jan 2017
This tour was simply amazing. Our tour guide had a strong knowledge of the history around Pablo Escobar and Medellin in general. He not only took the tour to the places listed on the website, but also took the time to take us to local food places that really made the tour excellent. Thank you
star-5
Very good tour. The driver was...
Robert B
, Dec 2016
Very good tour. The driver was excellent and very knowledgeable
star-5
The guide for this tour, Hector...
Cecilia B
, Dec 2016
The guide for this tour, Hector, really provided an enjoyable, informative, interesting tour that went beyond Pablo Escobar. I learned about the culture and history of Medellin and how the city has changed during the past 40 years.
star-5
Let me first start off by saying I'm...
David C
, Nov 2016
Let me first start off by saying I'm not a person who leaves reviews so the fact this is being written is a testament to the quality of the tour. My friend and I booked this tour on a whim and can honestly say we are very happy we did. Our entire trip to Colombia was amazing but this tour was indeed one of the highlights. Our tour guide, Carlos, provided us with an in-depth tour of not only Pablo Escobar's life but also the continued impact his legacy has had on the people and government of Colombia. We anticipated a general tour of who Pablo was and what not but the way Carlos was able to intertwine it into the current politics of Colombia was quite impressive to say the least. Besides the general sites specific to Pablo i.e. his grave, house, etc. we also were given a tour of one of the towns within Medellin that was most heavily effected by the violence between the cartels, military, paramilitary, police, and the people. This town was a real eye opener because you're able to see how the violence has shaped the community but not shaken their virtue to bounce back and seek a more stable life. So, to conclude, if you're only looking for a tour on Pablo Escobar, then this tour is not for you because what you're really getting is an in-depth tour into the history of Colombia and current geo-politics effecting the country. Carlos, thank you again for your time, this tour was something that will stick with me for the rest of my life. I wish you the best going forward and believe the passion you have for your country and others like you will be the reason future generations of Colombians will not have to endure the hardships of so many that came before them. David
star-5
Very good Tour! I would recommend...
Julio O
, Oct 2016
Very good Tour! I would recommend this to everyone, Nicolas is a very good tour guide. It was much more than I expected, not only about Pablo Escobar, Nicolas expanded to Medellin and Colombia History, we ended in Comuna 13 eating natural local icecream. Very good experience! Highly recommended to do this tour the first day when someone arrives to Medellín.

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