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Private Pablo Escobar & La Catedral Jail Group Tour

Tour Overview

Pablo Escobar, the notorious Colombian drug lord, had a colossal influence on Medellin’s culture and history. Delve deeper Escobar’s infamous life on a private 5.5-hour tour by air-conditioned vehicle. While you received an unbiased account of Medellin’s turbulent history, you’ll visit significant sites such as the Monaco Building, El Catedral Jail, and the roof upon which Escobar was assassinated. Hotel pickup and drop-off are included.

Your private tour begins at your hour selection, 9:00a.m.,or 1:30p.m., when you’ll board an air-conditioned car destined for Medellin’s Escobar-related sites. Coffee lovers that are staying in the El Poblado sector of Medellin, can ask their tour guide to take them to the Avoeden Cafe, to experience the best single origin coffee in Medellin with a touch of art. The coffee here is insanely delicious, a perfect way to gear up for the road ahead.

Following an unbiased introductions to Escobar’s reign over Medellin, you’ll stop at La Catedral Jail — where Escobar’s hitmen murdered several people — and the ruins of Monaco Building, where the brutal war between the Medellin and Cali cartels began.

Plus, you’ll visit Escobar’s final place of residence, the house on whose roof he was assassinated, and see his humble grave on the outskirts of Medellin.

The tour concludes with hotel drop-off.

Tour Itinerary

Departure Point

Hotel pickup and drop-off in El Poblado and Laureles sector.

Departure Time

0900 or 1330.

Return Details

Returns to original departure point

What’s Included / Not Included

  • Professional guide
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off in El Poblado and Laureles hotel sector
  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities (recommended)
  • Hotel pick-up and drop off outside of El Poblado and Laureles sector

Our Cancellation Policy

If you cancel at least 7 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee. If you cancel between 3 and 6 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is a 50 percent cancellation fee. If you cancel within 2 day(s) of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.

What To Bring

  • Copy of your ID
  • Light sweater (in the rainy season)

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • If you are staying in an apartment, you need to furnish us the complete address with the apartment #, and need to be outside at 9am so we can start our tour on time
  • Wheelchair accessible, please advise at time of booking if wheelchair assistance is required