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Pablo Escobar Tours in Medellín

Pablo Escobar tours in Medellín give you insight into the drastic cultural impact the deceased drug lord had on the city.

These tours also explore various significant landmarks in Escobar’s life, such as the spot where he died, the area he grew up in and the cemetery where his body is buried today.

You can even take a private tour to Hacienda Nápoles, the grand estate where Escobar and his family lived during the cartel’s reign.

You will find below everything you need to know about Pablo Escobar tours, one of the most popular themes for sightseeing tours in Medellin.

What are the best Pablo Escobar tours in Medellín?

Pablo Escobar tours in Medellín

These tours visit various spots in Comuna 13, Medellín, which was once one of the most dangerous neighborhoods in the world.

You will stop at Escobar’s grave in the Cementerio Jardines Montesacro, visit the Monasterio Santa Gertrudis La Magna where he was imprisoned and Inflexión Memorial Park, Escobar’s former mansion.

There are group, small-group and private tours available with full-day and half-day options.

Hacienda Nápoles tours

These private tours explore Hacienda Nápoles, the estate that was once the hub of Pablo Escobar’s criminal operations. Here you will see Escobar’s old mansion, plus a wildlife sanctuary home to many of the animals Escobar imported from Africa, including hippopotami, meerkats and rhinos.

Pablo Escobar plus graffiti tours in Medellín

Your guide will show you all the best murals and graffiti artworks in Comuna 13, plus Escobar’s grave, the spot where he died and Inflexión Memorial Park. Visitors will also get to ride the Medellín Electric Stairs, one of the largest outdoor escalators in the world.

These tours are available for groups of up to 15 people.

How much do Pablo Escobar tours in Medellín cost?

Pablo Escobar tours in Medellin cost around US$30 per person for groups of up to 10 people. For groups of up to 15 people, expect to pay roughly US$30 to US$50 per person. Group tours charge US$60 per person and are free for kids under 9 years old.

For private Pablo Escobar tours, expect to pay at least US$80 per person for a 3- to 5-hour tour and at least US$110 per person for a 6-hour tour.

Graffiti tours for 2 to 5 people cost roughly US$140 per group, depending on the group size. Small-group graffiti tours for up to 15 people cost roughly US$60 per person.

Hacienda Nápoles tours for up to 20 people cost about US$1,600 per group. Tours for up to 15 people cost about US$1,800 per group.

What is included in a Pablo Escobar tour in Medellín?

Pablo Escobar tours in Medellín are greatly varied. Some explore Comuna 13 and the various places where Escobar lived and worked, while others tour Escobar’s former estate, the Hacienda Nápoles.

Visitors can also select Pablo Escobar tours which include stops at graffiti sites in Medellín, where you can see murals of the drug lord and other street art in and around Comuna 13.

Where do Pablo Escobar tours in Medellín start?

Some Pablo Escobar tours offer pickup from your accommodation as long as it is within a specific area. Pickup areas usually include El Poblado, central downtown Medellín and Laureles. Some private tours will pick you up wherever you are in the city, but it is best to check the tour descriptions before booking.

How long do Pablo Escobar tours in Medellín last?

Pablo Escobar Tours usually last between 2 and 5 hours for group tours and graffiti tours, while private tours can last as long as 12 hours. Tours that go to Hacienda Nápoles are always full-day adventures that last around 12 hours.

When is the best time for a Pablo Escobar tour in Medellín?

Pablo Escobar tours in Medellín are pleasant year-round as Colombia’s weather is generally quite warm. The rainy season eases up in June, July and August, but July is also the hottest month of the year. So, if you don’t like warm temperatures, you may want to visit in June or August, instead.

Is it safe to take a Pablo Escobar tour in Medellín?

Pablo Escobar tours are completely safe as long as you go with a professional tour guide who knows the area well. Make sure your tour operator is trustworthy, by checking reviews, with a good track record, and safety will not be a concern.

Travel tips

  • Wear comfortable clothes and shoes for the warm Colombia weather.
  • Bring a hat, sunglasses and sunscreen for sunny days.
  • Pack drinking water so you can stay hydrated.
  • Bring your cell phone or camera with you so you can take photographs.
  • Bring your passport if necessary.
  • Book tours in advance to secure your spot.