Behind Pablo Escobar’s Steps Tour


5 hours

Tour Type

Private Tour




English, Spanish

About this tour

We are aware that Colombia is also famous for having one of the 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 5-hour tour on Pablo Escobar’s steps. Learn about him and about how Colombia has also moved on from his actions.

What to expect from this tour of Pablo Escobar in Medellín?

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 5-hour tour will start when our expert local guide picks you up from the hotel and take you to El Poblado neighborhood where some of Pablo Escobar’s events took place. You will learn about the prison where he was held, as 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.


  • 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 Medellín


  • Gran Colombia Tours private guide
  • Hotel pick-up and drop-off in private transportation
  • All-risk insurance
  • Brekfast and lunch
  • Extra purchases

Know before you book

  • Please keep in mind this is a walking tour and operates in all weather conditions

Frequently asked questions

The most advisable thing is that you wear fresh clothing and a light jacket in case the day gets chill: cotton t-shirts, sneakers, sunglasses, and a cap are the most used items of clothing for this activity.

The weather in Medellín tends to be warm but it may change during the day. Average temperature is between 23°C and 30°C.

You will spend time visiting some of the places that tell his history: La America neighborhood, Pablo Escobar’s neighborhood, El Poblado neighborhood, as well as other important spots in which you will see the contrast between past and present.

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