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

Pablo Escobar Historical Tour of Medellín

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.


  • 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 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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