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  • Location: Medellín, Colombia
  • Duration:  3 hours (approx.)
Learn about the life and death of Pablo Escobar, one of Medellín's most famous figures and Colombia's most notorious drug lord. This 2-hour historical tour takes you back in time and inside the life of Pablo Escobar, a man both loved and feared by millions of people. Learn about his extensive cocaine operation and visit three historical sites: the Monaco Building, the house where Escobar was killed and his final resting place.

Highlights

  • 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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Pablo Escobar Historical Tour of Medellín

Pablo Escobar Historical Tour of Medellin

In 1975 and with a personal net worth of more than $25 billion, Pablo Escobar was the 7th-richest man in the world. His successful drug operation had allowed him to own luxurious residences, expensive cars and even airplanes. Although Escobar was held on charges such as murder, bombing, drug smuggling and money laundering, he was depicted at home in Colombia as a Robin Hood-type hero. He spent millions of dollars building schools, hospitals and churches in Western Colombia, giving back to the poorer communities in Medellín.

On this guided sightseeing tour, learn about his life at three historical sites. First, visit the Monaco Building, which was bombed by the rival Cali cartel in an assassination attempt on Pablo Escobar's family. Then, head over to the house where, on December 2nd, 1993, he was shot and killed by Colombian special forces. Finally, make your way to your third stop – Pablo Escobar's grave, located just on the outskirts of Medellín.

Customer Reviews

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2014

Tour guide was on time which was very important to me. Offered to turn on the A/C. Went right into the tour. Showed me everything as promised. Tour guide was very knowledgeable. He even put on music inspired by the events we were talking about. In summary I'd recommend this tour very much.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2013

We didn't really know what to expect but came away very pleased with our experience. The tour was informal, our guide just picked up in his car which we very much preferred to a massive double decker bus with Escobar's face painted on the side or something.

Our guide Camilo was knowledgeable not only about Escobar but the city of Medellin itself. He had a gameplan but also allowed us to steer the tour toward things that interested us more. He was really easy going and went above and beyond to make us happy. If you're on the fence, do it. It was one of our favorite parts of the trip.

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