Follow the footsteps of drug lord Pablo EscobarMedellín, Colombia
It’s impossible to visit Colombia without encountering vivid reminders of the country’s fraught history of drug cartels and the world’s wealthiest, most infamous criminal: Pablo Escobar. A larger-than-life cocaine kingpin estimated to have been worth US$30 billion, Escobar was also something of a hometown hero, who gave back to Medellín’s poor by investing millions in schools, hospitals, churches and sports stadiums.
On this thrilling, in-depth historical tour of the city where Escobar grew up, built his criminal empire and died in a hail of bullets in 1993, you will get a candid, colourful account of his life and enduring legacy in Medellín. Visit the Monaco building, the site of an attempt on Escobar’s life, as well as the house where he was eventually killed, as bilingual tour guides regale you with juicy details of his extensive criminal operations.
- Learning about Pablo Escobar’s bizarre life with tour guides who can share local insight into life under the drug lord’s reign
- Feeling like you’ve stepped onto the set of the Netflix series Narcos
- Comparing what you’ve learned through mostly American media to what was experienced on the ground
- The concept can feel a little like it’s glorifying a criminal
- The stories are fascinating but the actual sites you visit aren’t terribly exciting
Your tour guide will pick you up from your hotel in Medellín.
This three-hour tour costs US$51 per person.