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  • Location:Medellín, Colombia
  • Duration:3 hours (approx.)

Pablo Escobar Historical Tour of Medellín

Discover the fascinating story of Pablo Escobar, a notorious drug lord hailed as one of Colombia’s most famous figures, on a 2-hour historical tour of the city. Delve into the fascinating story of the notorious criminal as you visit three historical sites closely connected to his life and death; the Monaco building, the house upon which he was assassinated and his grave. Learn about complex cocaine operations and the diverse opinions of a man declared both a Robin Hood-type hero and a despicable villain. 


  • Historical Pablo Escobar tour in Medellín
  • Learn about the life and death of Colombia's most notorious criminal
  • See the Monaco Building, the site of an assassination attempt on Escobar's family
  • Visit the house Escobar died in and his final resting place
  • Complimentary round-trip transportation and entrance fees included

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What You Can Expect

Pablo Escobar Historical Tour of Medellín

Pablo Escobar Historical Tour of Medellin

Depart from your Medellin accommodation in a comfortable, air-conditioned minivan to begin your journey to the heart of Colombia’s history. Greet your knowledgeable guide and become entranced as you are plunged into a captivating commentary of Pablo Escobar; as one of the world’s richest men, worth over $25 billion dollars, Escobar owned luxurious residences, expensive cars and private airplanes because of the illegal drug operations he orchestrated. Gain insight into the millions of dollars he spent improving the poor community in Medellin, when he ran for Congress and how he was responsible for the violent destruction of the city. 

Visit three significant historical sites during your intriguing tour; begin with Monaco Building, a stolid structure that was bombed by the Cali cartel in an attempt to assassinate Escobar’s family; next, venture to the unassuming house where, on December 2nd upon the roof, Escobar was assassinated by Colombian special forces; and conclude with a visit to Escobar’s unassuming gravestone in a local cemetery. 

Return to your Medellin hotel at the conclusion of the tour.

Customer Reviews

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

Tour guide was great, the tour was really interesting and informative. loved it, would highly recommend

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

The escobar house was the best and Albert was a great narrator

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2015

The tour was excellent. My tour guide Camillo, was very informative and he knew what he was talking about. The tour was very relaxed and there wasn't any fixed timetable. I would definitely recommend this your to anyone visiting Medellin.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2015

Great tour, but a little expensive for a ride around the city.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2015

This tour was amazing!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2015

Very friendly driver. Awesome tour.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2014

It's been a couple of weeks since we returned from Colombia (Bogota/Medellin/Cartagena) and by far - the tour Camilo gave us of Medellin was the highlight of our trip! I'm still thinking about the intriguing stories and historical references he shared with us during our tour of Pablo Escobar's hometown. We initially signed up for an Escobar tour out of general curiosity, but what Camilo showed us will stay with us forever. A progressive city ready to explode, so lush and bright and friendly - but with a difficult past that's hard to comprehend at times. Camilo answered all of our questions without hesitation and with a personal touch. He told us where he was when Escobar was killed and what it was like for him and his friends and family. He also warmed our hearts with his hospitality, and we could feel how much he loves Medellin. It definitely rubbed off on us.

Visited November 2014

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2014

Our tour guide was amazing and super informative! He customized the guide to meet our interests.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2014

Our guide Elver was terrific. We saw a lot but did not feel rushed. He was a good and articulate guide.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2014

Great private tour! Our guide, Camilo Uribe, was wonderful. We learned a great deal while being comfortable in a private SUV. He educated us but also shared his experiences growing up during this dark time in Medellin's history.

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