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  1. Colombia
  2. Antioquia
  3. Medellín
  4. El Peñol Rock

Medellin and Guatape Full Day Pablo Escobar Tour

Product ID: 238767
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Explore Medellín through the life of its most notorious citizen: Pablo Escobar. Learn the drug lord's story from a local and hear what life was like during his reign of terror before heading to see his mansions and the colorful resort town of Guatapé.
About this activity
Duration 12 hours
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
Spanish, English
Wheelchair accessible

Pickup included

Pickup and drop off at any hotel or AirBNB in Medellín, Rionegro or Guatapé. Please provide the full address with the building name and apartment number.
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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Experience

Highlights
  • Learn the history of the mafia drug cartel wars in Colombia in the 1990s
  • Visit the building where Pablo Escobar lived and see the site where he died
  • Go to the grave where Escobar is buried next to the "Black Widow" drug lord
  • See Escobar's abandoned mansion "La Manuela"
  • Explore the colorful Guatapé village
Full description
Learn about the life and times of the drug lord Pablo Escobar on a guided tour of Medellin and discover how the city has changed since his death in 1993. Loved and feared by millions, Pablo Escobar’s story is intimately linked to the recent history of Colombia’s second largest city.

Travel back to the time of Pablo Escobar's reign over the city and learn about his extensive cocaine operation. Visit many historical sites with Escobar associations, from the modest community where he grew up to the house where he was shot dead in 1993, and his grave next to the “Black Widow” drug lord, Griselda Blanco. Another highlight is the Monaco Building (Edificio Monaco) where he lived and survived a bomb attack by the rival Cali cartel that was designed to kill him.

For the second half of the 8-hour tour, head east for an hour to see Escobar’s abandoned mansion “La Manuela” from top of the El Peñol rock. Then take some time to explore the beautiful facades of the Guatapé village, grab a bite to eat and use the facilities. Finally, hop on a private boat to Escobar’s mansion and walk around to see what’s left after years of curious visitors tearing down walls and cabinets.
Includes
  • Hotel or apartment pick-up
  • Transportation by air-conditioned private car
  • Bilingual driver
  • Guided tour
  • Travel insurance
  • Light refreshments
  • Local taxes
  • Entry costs to El Peñol rock and private boat ride
What’s Not Included
  • Lunch and other beverages
  • Tips

Prepare for the activity

Important information
What to bring
  • Comfortable shoes
  • Sun hat
  • Sunscreen
Not allowed
  • Pets
  • Oversize luggage
  • Alcohol and drugs
Know before you go
• Duration of tour and travel time is approximately 12 hours