Whether you’re a fan of Netflix’s Narcos television series or intrigued by the life and death of Pablo Escobar, also known as “the King of Cocaine”, our Memorial Day Narcos tour will take you into the heart of Bogota – the capital of Colombia, and to the old town back streets of Medellin city which was once home to one of the most powerful drug lords in history.
Our tour begins in Bogota where you’ll feast upon Colombia’s fresh and delicious food scene and finish off the evening by playing Tejo, a traditional sport played in Colombia which involves throwing iron balls at explosives. Must be seen to be believed.
The next day we’ll fly to Medellin where you’ll meet our local guide who used to be the personal driver for the big boss man himself, Escobar. He isn’t shy with his stories and will take you to see Pablo’s former residence, the prison which Pablo built and paid for himself when he agreed a surrender to the Colombian government and finally to his resting place which the locals have converted into a shrine. We’ll pass murals and signs of respect the locals still have for Pablo.
During your tour you’ll also have the opportunity to explore the back streets of old town whilst in both cities whilst getting incredible views of this unique country and concluding the tour back in Bogota.
Friday 22nd May – Bogotá
Saturday 23rd May – Bogotá to Medellín
Sunday 24th May – Medellín to Bogotá
Monday 25th May – Bogotá
Want to extend your YPT adventure? Join one of our great tour extensions
• Entrance fees
• YPT Guide & local guides
• Breakfast & Lunch
• Dinners & drinks
• Optional activities
• International flights
• Travel insurance (required)
• Optional / night time activities
• Visa costs excluded – this is not necessary for most visitors. Please ask us if unsure.
We have expert guides ready to help answer any questions you may have.