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Medellín: Private Pablo Escobar Tour with Cable Car Ride

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Activity provider: City Vibes Tours

Medellín: Private Pablo Escobar Tour with Cable Car Ride

Activity provider: City Vibes Tours
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From US$ 57.40 per person

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Dive deep into the story of Colombia’s most infamous drug lord, Pablo Escobar, on a 4-hour private tour in Medellin.

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Duration 4.5 hours
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Live tour guide
English, Spanish
Pickup included
Please wait for your guide in your hotel lobby.
Wheelchair accessible
Private group


  • View Medellín from above on a panoramic cable car ride
  • Learn about the history and impact of Pablo Escobar on Medellin and Colombia from a local guide
  • Explore different sites in Medellín
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Learn all about Pablo Escobar's life on a 4-hour guided, private tour in Medellín including three main stops: Inflexion Memorial Park, La Catedral jail, and a cable car ride to enjoy a panoramic view of the West side of the city for unforgettable photo opportunities.

Hear interesting anecdotes as a knowledgeable guide presents Pablo Escobar's history on a sightseeing tour of the most famous locations linked to the drug lord, and how he affected Medellín and Colombia as a whole.

Start your tour by visiting the Inflexion Memorial Park, built in 2019 on top of the lot of the old Monaco Building, a former property of the drug lord, to commemorate the 46,612 victims who were killed during his rule. 

Take a moment to walk through the moving space while your guide tells you facts of that time.

Next, make your way to La Catedral, a personal prison Pablo Escobar built for himself — and where he spent five years — on top of a hill overlooking the city. It is said that he could choose who guarded him, and that the prison was built more to keep his enemies out than to keep him in.

Drive on to visit the cemetery where Pablo Escobar is buried, as well as the neighborhood in which he spent his teenage years, and the house where he died. End your tour with a spectacular panoramic view of the West side of the city on a cable car ride before being dropped back off at your hotel.

  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Spanish- and English-speaking guide
  • Water
  • Metro tickets
  • Transportation by minibus or car
  • Private tour
  • Tips (optional)
  • Food and other drinks

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  • Comfortable shoes
  • Comfortable clothes
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4.7 /5

based on 78 reviews

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We had the pleasure of having Mauricio as our tour guide. He was exceptional and spoke very well english. He explained the history of Pablo Escobar in a clear manner and gladly repeated when we had missed something. He layed it all out in a great way, and got into all sorts of details. It made the whole tour come alive. He patiently listened and replied to all our questions. You can really see that he enjoys what he's doing! I don't know which part of the tour I preferred best. Every stop was unique and interesting in its own way. And not only did Mauricio know a lot about Pablo, but also many things about Medellin in general. We could really ask him anythin. So, we didn't just learn about Pablo but so many other things! We loved our day with him. I highly recommend this tour if you want to know everything about Pablo, his life and his family.

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January 19, 2023

This guide is a deep breakdown of Pablo Escobar and his significance on the life and continued effect on the political and cultural landscape in Colombia. This may be the best Pablo Guide as it’s customized to the people you bring; if you had the chance to choose Julio take that chance with no hesitation! This guy can help plan out your entire stay in Medellin and enrich you with cultural, geographical, and historical knowledge of Pablo and all of Colombia.

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January 8, 2023

Juan, our tour guide, was extremely informative, knowledgeable, and patient. I am mobility impaired and he took his time with me and my partner, explained everything in detail, and we were able to see everything and more that the tour offered. I highly recommend booking this tour for a more detailed understanding of Pablo Escobar and the cable car ride through the neighborhoods. We could not have been more impressed. Huge thumbs up to City Best Tours!!

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September 17, 2022

Product ID: 399824