Most tour operators are trying to copy this fascinating tour around Medellin´s past and present guided by Carlos the excop, so feel free and ask to see his ID and full name CARLOS PALAU. He used to be part of the SWAT team going after Pablo back in the days. For security reasons Carlos left Colombia and relocated in the states where he learned his impressive english skills. 30 years later Carlos is back in Medellin and is a father of two phenomenal teenagers.
Medellin City Services® and Medellin City Tours© are sisters companies and the only ones offering the excop´s unique service around the city. For a reasonable Price take an exclusive 4 hour tour with Carlos and get to know spectacular inside histories with one of the few remaining witnesses of those rough times.
Tour starts after Carlos collects you at your hotel or any other location you suggest for pick up, heading to neighborhoud La Paz where Pablo spent his early days. You may choose the option to go inside of La Cathedral for an additional fee and learn how Pablo surrendered the colombian governement for a while and ended escaping just 18 months before his death in 1993. Enjoy the spectacular city views from this secret location which is today home of an Elder community and lush natural reserve.
Second stop takes place at the infamous Monaco building where Pablo´s family and his crew lived for a couple years in the middle of Medellin´s elite untill receiving what once was the first car bomb explosion in Colombia, in the late 80´s. After 18 months of exhausting pursuit, finally the colombian government captures Pablo in a central location in Medellin near the football stadium. Visit thirdly the rooftop where Pablo ended up this violent pursuit in December 2, 1993, and make your own conclusions about who, what, or when Pablo was killed after learning amazing anecdotes by someone who participated in the hunt for Pablo such as Carlos the excop.
Follow next a captivating history about the end of the mafia days in Medellin City as you are guided into the cemetery where Pablo finally rests along with his family members, and ironically, accompanied by all the White collar society of the days. Definitely a very intriguing tour for those looking for a real history beyond Netflix. Book this tour ahead of time privately with Carlos the excop for only usd 75 per person. And feel free to ask for his ID as many guides are pretending to be Carlos and telling tourists fake histories about those remarkable days.