Behind Pablo Escobar’s Steps Tour

Get familiarized with the life and doings of the most recognized drug lord in Colombia from a neutral perspective.


5 hours

Tour Type

Private Tour

Guaranteed departure




We are aware that Colombia is also famous for having one of world’s most known drug lords in history. So, if you want to learn how a man can change the whole economy of a country and make history, don’t miss this 4-hour tour on Pablo Escobar’s steps. You’ll be taken to the most iconic places in Escobar’s life. Learn about him and about how Colombia has also moved on from his actions.


  • An authentic tour and one of a kind
  • Get accurate information about Escobar from a local tour guide
  • Get to visit the most iconic places in Escobar's history
  • Discover all sides of history and understand better our current context from our past
  • Get an overall perspective on how narcotraffic worked and what happens nowadays with it in Medellin

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Get to know the real story behind one of the most complex chapters in Colombia’s history, and get wider and more diverse perspectives about the polemic character of Pablo Escobar.

Our 4-hour tour will start when our expert local guide picks you up from the hotel and take you to El Poblado neighborhood. Learn about the place where Pablo Escobar was held. In 1991, the drug lord voluntarily entered this prison, with the only objective of avoid his extradition to the United States.

We will review some episodes that marked the fight of his organization for the control of drug trafficking and the creation of Envigado cartel. We will also talk about how he escaped from his prison and had a last but brief sort of freedom, since he died in 1993. We will approach the building where Pablo Escobar died in La América neighborhood and we will try to shed some light on the multiple hypotheses that exist about his death: Did he commit suicide? Was he executed by the United States? By the Colombian forces? Is he dead? We will finish the tour in the Montesacro cemetery, where Pablo Escobar's tomb is one of the most visited in the churchyard.

Afterwards, we will visit Pablo Escobar neighborhood where he built thousands of houses for the poor and will review his doings to understand furthermore why he was beloved by some part of the community.

Once finished, we will take you back to your preferred drop off location.

Take most sides of this well-known features of Colombian history by understanding his life, his political actions, and his impact in the world.

Take part of this tour and get the accurate stories to understand better our history.


  • Gran Colombia Tours Guide
  • Hotel pick up and drop off
  • All risk insurance
  • Extra purchases

Additional Information

🟡 Be aware this tour is walking

🟡 Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately

🟡 Don’t forget your camera

🟡 Bring comfortable shoes and water. Keep hydrating constantly and use sunscreen

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