Day trip

Medellin and Guatape Full Day Pablo Escobar Tour

Activity provider: Medellin City Services
Day trip

Medellin and Guatape Full Day Pablo Escobar Tour

Activity provider: Medellin City Services
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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.

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Duration 12 hours
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Live tour guide
Spanish, English
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.
Wheelchair accessible


  • 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.
  • 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
  • Lunch and other beverages
  • Tips

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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
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Overall rating

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based on 3 reviews

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Terrific day with guide and driver David to see the sights of Pablo Escobar, including La Cathedrale and the Memorial Park. Guatape with the private boat ride along the waters with views of the celebrity mansions including Escobar and the climb to El Penol Rock was memorable. Well worth the day trip.

December 29, 2022

We had a fantastic day on this tour. Our guide Juan was brilliant. The history of Medellin is so interesting yet sad, but it is so amazing to see what a fantastic city it is now. Guatape is where I now want to retire. A really top tour fitting in so much in one day and we had the great knowledge and company of Juan to make it even better

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