Faça uma viagem no trem a vapor (ou a óleo) de Bogotá! Esta viagem diurna cheia de diversão permite que você admire a bela paisagem da savana de Bogotá, enquanto viaja sem estresse de trem para a cidade de Zipaquirá, famosa por sua catedral de sal construída em uma das minas de sal, e a cidade de Cajicá, uma típica cidade colombiana. A jornada de trem (6 horas no total) é repleta de espetaculares paisagens da zona rural colombiana que você desfrutará enquanto relaxa e olha pela janela. Você terá um pouco tempo livre em cada cidade para explorar no seu próprio ritmo.
We were expecting Steam and go Diesel. The ride is rough and slow because it is an old railbed. Should be upgraded to welded continuous rail. Our "ticket" had a bar code which was never scanned. They needed to call to verify it before they gave you a real ticket with an assigned seat. If you get a seat near the car end, you have no view. It runs only on weekends and holidays and most passengers are Colombians. Everything in Spanish including directions. The "Cathedral" is an old salt mine where someone carved big crosses in the galleries. … pretty much all the same. Very dark as you walk by the stations of the cross downhill eventually to the gallery with an alter and mass being performed … and then on to two whole galleries of vendors selling molded salt statues and emeralds. Then you have the long climb back to sunshine. … Then the bus to lunch of which most people eat at the roasted meat restaurant food shed that the bus drops you off (good). Then walk 5 blocks to the train for the return trip. If you are a train buff, get on at the down town station because the old and repaired locomotives are on both sides just as you leave the station. GET THERE EARLY AS THE TICKET LINE IS LONG. Communication with Viator about pick up and where you are going to board the train is poor. Getting back to our hotel was fine after a number of phone calls.
Compré este viaje con tanta alegría pues me encantaba la idea del tren y la campiña. El encargado ni los tiquetes había comprado. Me mintieron de que habían varios trenes y sólo sale uno. Hoy en espera de que me devuelvan el dinero.
We were warmly greeted by our guide. He got us to the train on time and was there to greet when we got back. The train ride was a wonderful experience of singing and laughter. The salt mines was very interesting how ever we never understood a word the guide said but the mine was impressive on its own. There was plenty of time for nice lunch in a Mexican restaurant. All in all was fun day
The train was fun but it was the slowest train in the world. It wasn’t a steam train either. I think Sunday is steam train day. On Saturday we had a diesel. When you get to Zipaquirá buses take you on to cathedral (buy Tix on the train). After tour bus takes u back to train. Very brief at Cathedral
Cuando uno saca la excursión para la Catedral de Sal, te llevan luego de la visita a la Catedral en un bus a Cajicá a almorzar. Es bueno eso, pero también sería bueno tener un tiempo para recorrer Zipaquirá. Alrededor de la plaza hay bailes típicos y lugares muy lindos para comer. Igualmente, estuvo todo muy bien y es un lugar para no perderse.
Enjoyable enough but if you don't book the Salt Cathedral tour you're going to have a lot of time on your hands. The train in the image is not the one pulling the carriages so forget that. Zipaquira main square is lovely but outside of that there's not much. Train stops for two hours at Cajica. Even less there. Maybe half an hour and you've seen all there is to see.Enjoyed the trip through the Colombian countryside, though.
We were picked up and dropped off from our hotel promptly. Our drivers were very courteous, friendly and safe. We enjoyed the train ride and seeing the Colombian countryside. We hope that in the future, the tourist train company would have better instructions on meeting times/trip. We thought that we were catching the train back from Zipaquira to Cajica. We ended up rushing to the bus meeting point only to find out that we had one more hour because we were taking the bus instead of the train to Cajica.