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“Absolutely PERFECT! Will do many more tours with Destino Bogota when I go back to Colombia!!!”
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Impulse Travel
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$28.00*
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Private transportation to the Zipaquira Salt...
Ranked #23 of 151 Tours in Bogota
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: IMPULSE - immersive travel experiences. We want you to fall in love with Colombia and love it as much as we do. Immerse into our country with our awesome guides who bring you original, informative, and fun tours. Feel welcome by our Colombian staff who know what it’s like to travel. With our knowledge and planning, we ensure every vacation day counts so you won’t miss out on the good stuff.
Reviewed October 5, 2014

I do not have enough words to describe how fortunate my boyfriend and I feel to have discovered Destino Bogota. We did our first tour with them a couple days into our trip, a hike to Chorrera, the tallest waterfall in Colombia. The waterfall is a hidden gem that not many touring companies in Colombia cover, but Destino Bogota had the most amazing adventure tours which was exactly what we were looking for. We drove up into the mountains (during which we had an amazing conversation with our fluent in English tour guide Alejandro about the history of Colombia, food, and rock climbing) and hiked a few hours until we reached the waterfall. I wish we could add pictures, it was stunning. We walked through beautiful jungle and even got to go under the waterfall! If you plan on swimming though, bring warm clothes to change into, the water is freezing! Also make sure to bring comfortable shoes, the hike is a good combination of up and down hill but so worth it at the end! I would do this exact tour again, with all the wildlife and greenery I am certain it would be a unique experience. I am also so thankful that Alejandro was a part of our experience, he was so supportive and patient during the hike and my boyfriend and I both agreed that his humor and knowledge was what made the experience even more special.

At the end of our tour Alejandro recommended that we do the Horseback riding tour through the Paramo vegetation, which only grows at high altitudes in Ecuador and Colombia. There was a small mix up in our reservation but the second it was discovered one of the owning partners (Rodrigo) contacted us and actually decided to join us as our guide on the tour. Rodrigo started the whole tour on a high note, surprising us with a quick stop at a true Colombian coffee shop. He even got the owners to take us "behind the scenes" and show us how they roast the coffee! My boyfriend could not have been happier! After that Rodrigo drove us up into the Paramo where we met a farmer named Fabio whose family had lived on the land for generations. He shared his life with us, let us try his crops, and personally took us on our horseback tours. He knew the mountain like the back of his hand, and although he only spoke Spanish, Rodrigo translated for us. Fabio was fascinating, kind and eternally positive, explaining the land and its history to us. He led us to a look-out where you could see the mountains with the city of Bogota as a backdrop. ABSOLUTELY STUNNING!!!! The experience was once in a lifetime. It was the best ending to our trip. Following the tour Rodrigo took us to the "college" district where we saw street performers and enjoyed wonderful desserts! We listened to music and ended the whole tour at a tea shop where we talked about our business ideas and Colombia's beauty. We were so, so fortunate to meet Rodrigo. He is so passionate about Colombia and showing the beauty of his country to others, and he has clearly spent time ensuring that each of his employees shares his passion, as Alejandro was just as excited to share Colombia with us.

Overall, my boyfriend and I agree that without Rodrigo, Alejandro, and Fabio, our experience of Colombia would not have been as entrancing. When I go back, I will book every tour with this company. They really know how to combine adventure, history, and great personality into one wonderful experience.

Thank Amanda H
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RodrigoAtuesta, Owner at Impulse Travel, responded to this reviewResponded October 10, 2014

Amanda! wooow what a complete review from yours! I love reading this and makes me want to go back to guidance in daily basis. As I said before, It is so motivating to have guests like you. People who are open for new adventures and find joy in every detail. Send my love to Mikhail and see you soon.

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Reviewed August 18, 2014

I had to wait nearly 12 hours for my connection flight in Bogota. With the Sights-Hopping in Bogotá 4-hours tour, it turned out a very pleasant afternoon with the guide (Maria). I enjoyed very much this quick opportunity to learn more about Bogota, and surely I want to come back! Thanks guys!

Thank bpdias
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Diego M, Director of Sales at Impulse Travel, responded to this reviewResponded August 20, 2014

Hi Bruno,

We are glad that you have had a great experience with us.

It was a pleasure being your host and we hope you wanna come back!

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Reviewed August 15, 2014

I did a day trip to the salt cathedral and lake and thought it was well worth the money. The transportation was hassle free and comfortable. My guide was fantastic - funny, knowledgeable, and spoke FIVE languages. We had a great lunch at a local spot, included in the price, toured the salt cathedral, and just visited the town of Guatavita since the lake was closed. It was a much more reasonable price than other tours I looked into and I got everything I wanted from the trip. A great way to see two important landmarks in a day if you are short on time!

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Diego M, Director of Sales at Impulse Travel, responded to this reviewResponded August 20, 2014

Hi Megan,

It was good to help you in Bogota. We are glad that you had a great experience.

We hope to have you here again!

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Reviewed June 20, 2014

We had a long layover in BOG and my questions to this company about arranging for an 4-5 hour afternoon tour of the city were answered promptly and courteously.
We were met at the airport by a driver who proceeded to town to pick up our guide. She was fluent and friendly. We visited all the sites that were mentioned in the program: Monserrate via funicular, Gold Museum, Botero Museum, Plaza Bolivar in the center of town and walking through that area, plus a drive thru a trendy artsy area. We also visited a new library for the historic display an the view from top floor. And back to the airport. All entrance fees were included. We spent no money on the tour. (We never even changed money to pesos during he layover.) We are very satisfied with the company and the tour.

Thank Aviron
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Reviewed June 5, 2014

Going back to Bogota with my girlfriend, and only with a few days in the city, I decided to contact Destino Bogota for something fun to do... they had so many different plans nearby and we ended up deciding to go paragliding at La Calera (a small town in the mountains 30 min away). We didn't really know what to expect since neither of us had gone paragliding before, but we gave it a chance and it was a great experience! Destino Bogota arranged private transportation for us and they met us at La Calera where we had a quick snack (cheesy arepa!)... then we went to the jumping site and the company directly in charge of the paragliding experts provided us with quick instructions to get us ready for the flight. At all times we felt safe and they were very professional!. It was a tandem flight, where you just relax and enjoy while the pilot maneuvers to gain altitude and take you for about 20-30 minutes literally inside the clouds, from where you will have an awesome view of Bogota! overall a great trip and we are truly thankful to Destino Bogota and their team (specially Rodrigo) for their help and service. Highly recommended!

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Diego M, Director of Sales at Impulse Travel, responded to this reviewResponded August 20, 2014
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Hola Juan!

Gracias por escribirnos! Fue un placer haber convertido sus horas de espera en el aeropuerto en su primera experiencia de parapente.

Esperamos tenerlos de vuelta y poder ayudarlos de nuevo!

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