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Private Pablo Escobar Escape Route Tour

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    What to Expect
    Receive a morning pickup from your Medellín hotel. Feel free to inquire about the exact timing, as this private excursion has a flexible start time. Then continue aboard a private vehicle as you proceed south out of Medellín toward the “Cathedral,” a private prison constructed by Pablo Escobar in the early 1990s.

    Enter the neighborhood of Envigado, also the scene of Pablo’s upbringing, as you head to the “Cathedral.” Explore the highlights of this upscale jail, built under the direction of the cartel boss himself, as you check out the bed used by Escobar, see the dormitories used by his associates, and view the on-site helipad.

    After spending some time inside the “Cathedral,” head outside to retrace the notorious escape route used by Escobar and his crew by foot, a path they used to evade the Colombian authorities when they fled in 1993. Stop at the hidden hillside where Pablo and company laid low to avoid detection by the army, and then proceed to “La Miel,” a reservoir along the same escape route.

    Continue down alongside the creeks that flow out of the Medellín hills into the valleys below, stopping to enjoy a refreshing swim or to simply bask in the brisk air that flows off the chilly water. Reconnect with your private guide at an agreed-upon location and receive a ride back to your Medellín hotel.
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    Departure Point
    Traveler pickup is offered
    Pick up at your AirBnB also, please provide full address with building name and apartment number.
    Return Details
    Hotel drop-off in Medellin or any other location you suggest
    • Local guide
    • Professional guide
    • Hotel pickup and drop-off
    • Private tour
    • Transport by private vehicle
    • Alcoholic drinks (available to purchase)
    • Food and drinks, unless specified
    • Gratuities
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
    • Children must be accompanied by an adult
    • Dress code is smart casual
    • May be operated by a multi-lingual guide
    • The duration of transfers are approximate, the exact duration will depend on the time of day and traffic conditions
    • A minimum of 2 people per booking is required
    • Please note: single travelers may book, but must pay for 2 people
    • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
    Cancellation Policy
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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    Reviewed 14 June 2018

    Steven was an awesome tour guide. Friendly, funny, engaging and extremely knowledgeable. We had a blast with him. easy online reservation and he arrived few minutes early to pick us up from Marriott Medellin which was good. Everything was just as described and the information...More

    Date of experience: June 2018
    Thank IkeA26
    Camilo U, Propietario at Medellin City Services, responded to this reviewResponded 15 June 2018

    Dear Ike, Thanks for your kind comments, they mean everything for us. We are so glad you definitely recommend us since you have felt like touring with a family member. We´ll be glad to share more fun experiences with you soon. Please don´t hesitate to...More

    Reviewed 25 April 2018

    Nothing about this tour was extraordinary in terms of the places they took us. There were other tours at every spot we went to for the most part. The thing, though, that set this tour apart was our tour guide, Carlos. Carlos, a former policeman...More

    Date of experience: April 2018
    Thank EWrightEazyE
    Camilo U, Propietario at Medellin City Services, responded to this reviewResponded 26 April 2018

    Dear E, Thanks for your words, they mean a lot to us. Great to know you have had a great time with Carlos, unfortunately local government has been shutting down lpaces related to Pablo making it harder for us to send the world a message...More

    Reviewed 16 March 2018

    I was so excited to take this tour and felt like I knew more than enough to lead it myself. I was blown away by the excitement, energy and knowledge of Carlos. Not only did he think of every comfort for this trip but with...More

    Date of experience: March 2018
    Thank Beka C
    Camilo U, Propietario at Medellin City Services, responded to this reviewResponded 28 March 2018

    Dear Beka, Thanks a lot for your words, they mean so much to us. It is rewarding to know this tour has exceeded your highest expecations since guide really made the difference after working with the police for so many years chasing Pablo. We´ll be...More

    Reviewed 8 February 2018

    Great tour, I will do it again when I return. and I will request Juan, the best tour guide on the planet :)

    Date of experience: February 2018
    Thank fredbeatty
    camilo u, Propietario at Medellin City Services, responded to this reviewResponded 9 February 2018

    Dear Fred, Thanks for your comments, they are very relevant for us. Great to know you´ve had a great time and even better to know you are coming back. Please keep us posted. Sincerely, Camilo Uribe Medellin City Services

    Reviewed 4 January 2018

    This tour was a great all-around experience. Wilson took us to various sites of significance in Pablo Escobar's life, including Pablo's prison, the Monaco building, the neighborhood where Pablo was killed, and Pablo's grave. He provided us with in depth information throughout the tour. He...More

    Date of experience: December 2017
    Thank austinzurn
    camilo u, Propietario at Medellin City Services, responded to this reviewResponded 19 January 2018

    Dear Austin, Thanks so much for your words, they are very important for us. We are honored you recommend this tour to anyone visiting Medellin for guide was knowledgeable, fun, and provided you with depth information throughout the tour. We absolutely look forward to your...More

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    • Medellin City Services
    • Duration: 4h
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    • Hotel Pickup
    • Languages Offered: English, Spanish
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