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#60 of 206 Tours in Bogota
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It is a pleasant ride where there is no room for bad times, in which both, young and adults, have a direct contact with the beauty of the landscapes of the Savannah of Bogota and also the history of the most important mean of transportation that...more
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Carrera 9 110 08 | Estacion de Usaquen, Bogota 110111, Colombia
+57 1 3161300
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We had been recommended to take in this attraction, being told it was a salt mine. Well, it was a working mine at one time, but now it is a large underground series of tunnels and caverns with massive works of art carved into the...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Len K
Reviewed 10 January 2019

We took the Turistren during Christmas time when it is fully decorated with lights on the exterior, and goes a few miles outside the city, stops, and then deboard to enjoy a fireworks show. It is a steam locomotive, and even has the guy shoveling...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Scott B
Reviewed 12 June 2018 via mobile

Bring umbrella napkins antibacterial and a jacket for the cold wich you can easily take of when it’s warm in the locomotive. They serve food and coffee in the train. They play nice music on board. It’s almost a whole day trip so be prepared!...More

Date of experience: June 2018
2  Thank lisennel2015
Reviewed 20 October 2017 via mobile

We wanted to visit the salt cathedral and this train trip seemed a great way to get there. The thing is...it’s crazy slow. As in bicycles will overtake you as you chug along. It’s kinda cute in that regard but brace yourself for getting nowhere...More

Date of experience: October 2017
8  Thank LynsFrostee
Guidon G, Digital Marketing at Turistren, responded to this reviewResponded 24 October 2017

Thank you very much for your comments, we are glad you had a joyfully experience with us. Just for additional information and complements: * The speed of our ride is because it is a touristic train and we intend to give our visitors a nice...More

Reviewed 14 May 2017

I went to Zipaquira more times, but never with the train. I tell you, this is a 'must' do! This trip will keep you busy for the whole day. Before eight o cock at the train station and back at the end of the afternoon....More

Date of experience: April 2017
2  Thank Mister-Saltman
Reviewed 9 January 2017

I rode this train about 15 years ago and decided to check it again out on my trip to Bogota in January. When I first rode, all trains were steam powered by U.S.-made Baldwin locomotives, but now I believe the steam only runs on Sundays....More

Date of experience: January 2017
4  Thank VincentR2319
Reviewed 14 October 2016

The train departs the once-grand Bogota Central station on weekend mornings and travels to Zipaquera. Buses then continue up to the Salt Cathedral where you can take a tour. The buses then take you on to Cajica where you can have lunch, and meet the...More

Date of experience: October 2016
2  Thank MikeP9111
Reviewed 7 October 2016 via mobile

This train ride was so much more fun than I thought it was going to be it was very laid-back and the scenery was awesome there was entertainment on the train I don't know how much the tickets were because my mother-in-law paid for the...More

Date of experience: June 2016
Thank Jamie N
Reviewed 18 July 2016 via mobile

Nice train ride. The train has comfortable seats and there is live entertainment with several folkloric musicians strolling thru the train cars. There are also refreshments sold in the train cars. The train stops in the town of Zipaquira where you can catch a bus...More

Date of experience: July 2016
1  Thank nckun8
Reviewed 27 June 2016

The train is an old train but clean and seats are comfortable. You will not be travelling in fast speed like those bullet train in Japan or China... which means you will get to enjoy the view!! On the train, there are music, foods and...More

Date of experience: June 2016
2  Thank MayLeetha
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Manuel S
24 November 2018|
Response from Guidon G | Property representative |
Buenos días Manuel, bienvenido! No aceptamos dolares pero puede pagar los tiquetes del tren con tarjetas débito y crédito Master Card o Visa. El paquete adicional de entrada a la Catedral de Zipaquirá o a la Mina de Sal de... More
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13 December 2017|
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Response from Guidon G | Property representative |
Good morning, For February 2018 you can buy your tickets in advanced online in Januray 2018. We don’t make reservations but you can buy the train tickets calling +571 5936300 or online in our webpage by clicking on the... More
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8 February 2017|
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Response from Guidon G | Property representative |
"TOURISTIC TRAIN ITINERARIES Saturdays, Sundays and Colombian Holidays" STATION ARRIVE DEPARTURE Sabana Station - 08:15 am. Usaquen Station 09:05 am. 09:15 am. Zipaquira Station 11:05... More
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