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Your flexible tour begins at your Medellin accommodation, where you’ll greet your guide and board an air-conditioned car destined for Medellin’s highlights. Formerly ravaged by drug wars, Medellin has recently made an unrecognizable transformation into a city thriving with culture, art, and culinary delights.

Head first to Pueblito Paisa, a reconstruction of a typical Colombian village, and travel back in time to turn-of-the-century Colombia as you visit an antique church, schoolhouse and barber shop. After grabbing a snack, you’ll continue to Bare Foot Park (Parque de los Pies Descalzos) where you can kick off your shoes and stroll through shallow pools of water.

See, too, 23 Fernando Botero sculptures on permanent display in Plaza Botero and the metropolitan Parque de las Luces (Park of Lights). As soon as hunger strikes, be sure to inform your guide who can arrange to visit local restaurants and food stalls.  

Sated, you’ll spend the afternoon delving into the turbulent legacy of Pablo Escobar, the late Colombian drug lord whose reign had a significant effect on Medellin. Visit four sites — including his birthplace, the Monaco Building, and his final resting place — before drop-off at your Medellin accommodation.

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Pueblito Paisa
Plaza Botero
Medellin City Services

Colombia’s second-largest city, once solely associated with notorious drug lord Pablo Escobar, has recently undergone a radical transformation into a thriving modern metropolis. Experience the culinary delights, city sights, and turbulent history of Medellin on this private and flexible 8-hour tour, which allows you to participate for as long or as little as you’d like. Tick off top Medellin attractions, including Pueblito Paisa and Plaza Botero; sample Colombian delicacies and drinks; and, visit four locations significant to the drug baron, Pablo Escobar. Hotel pickup and drop-off are included.  

  • Private 8-hour tour of Medellin's historic and gastronomic highlights
  • Flexible tour allowing travelers to participate for as long or little as they'd like
  • Tick off popular Medellin sites including Plaza Botero, Pueblito Paisa, and Bare Foot Park
  • Sample Colombian delicacies from restaurants and stalls
  • Visit four sites significant to the late Colombian drug lord, Pablo Escobar
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off are included
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Reviewed 30 April 2018
Great private Pablo Escobar tour!

My friend and I had a great time touring around Medellin for our private Pablo Escobar our with Julio. Julio was highly knowledgeable, friendly and all around pleasure to spend time with. We went to four locations on our half day tour: Pablo's Monoco House/mansion,...More

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Camilo U, Owner at Medellin City Services, responded to this reviewResponded 3 May 2018

Dear Jackson, Thanks to you for such a great company. It is good to know you’ve had a great tour, and we’ll be glad to show you the rest of Medellin in the near future. Please keep us posted. Sincerely, Camilo Uribe Medellin City Services®

Reviewed 10 March 2018 via mobile
Pablo Escobar Tour

Great tour. Tour guide Silvio is very knowledgeable and passionate about the city and its history. Will do other tours when I return

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Camilo U, Propietario at Medellin City Services, responded to this reviewResponded 28 March 2018

Dear Sir/Madame, Thanks for your comment, means a lot to us. We´ll be looking forward to serve you again soon. Please keep us posted. Sincerely, Camilo Uribe Medellin City Services

Reviewed 8 January 2018 via mobile
Ex officer Carlos have a great tour

Carlos gave an insightful tour of Escobar and comuna 13. Had a good personal insight from serving during the period . Highly ReccomendedMore

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camilo u, Propietario at Medellin City Services, responded to this reviewResponded 19 January 2018

Dear Sir/Madame, Thanks for your words, they are quite important to our crew. We are honored you highly recommend us since Carlos the excop provided an insightful tour of Escobar and the new Medellin at comuna 13. Please let us assist you again in the...More

Reviewed 9 December 2017
Excellent Pablo Escobar tour

Had an excellent tour with Julio, he takes his time and was very informative. Went to the top Escobar locations and the Barrio whereby Julio takes you to have the best coffee and cake, he also has a great sense of humour. Overall one of...More

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camilo u, Propietario at Medellin City Services, responded to this reviewResponded 13 December 2017

Dear Sir/Madame, Thanks for your words, they really mean a lot to our team. We are honored to hear you would strongly recommend us for the guide had a good sense of humor and he took his time while being very informative. Look forward to...More

Reviewed 29 November 2017
I am SO GLAD I booked this tour with Julio! A Great Experience!!!!

At first, I was only coming to Medellin for a work conference for about 48 hours. But last minute I added an extra day. After walking around on my own on day 1, I decided to do a little internet search for best tours of...More

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camilo u, Propietario at Medellin City Services, responded to this reviewResponded 6 December 2017

Dear Lewis, Thanks so much for your kind words, they are very important to us. We are honored that you´ve had such a great experience since the guide was terrific. Definitely look forward to your soon return. Sincerely, Camilo Uribe Medellin City Services

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