Pablo Escobar tour in Medellin
May 22, 2012
I took the Pable Escobar tour in Medellin in May of 2012. I paid 55,000 pesos (approx $30 USD). I booked it through the hotel I was staying in.
The tour was OK. I definitely don't think it was worth 55,000 pesos. That is a lot for Colombian standards. The advertisements say that they will bring you to Pablo's former headquarters, his grave, the place where he got shot, and to his brothers house "Roberto" where there is a small museum and you can talk to Roberto and ask him questions.
The only thing I didn't like is that they don't take you to the place where he got shot. They say that you can't go there anymore because it's privately owned. That really sucks because I thought that was one of the highlights of the tour.
Whatever. The headquarters is an abandoned building that was apparently blown up with a car bomb and the grave is pretty cool. The museum with Roberto is cool. They have some real interesting things there. I won't spoil it. Roberto is real nice and it's kind of weird to be in that setting
Overall, the tour was informative but didn't really teach me anything I didn't know. I didn't like how they put on the 2 escobars documentary while we were driving because i've seen it 300 times. I would've preferred a city tour or some new insight into Pablo.
I recommend taking the tour but see if you can get it for more like $35,000 or $25,000. $55,000 is just way too much.