These tours felt homogeneous, typical and sometimes manufactured.
We felt we were seeing rather than experiencing the pulse of a country.
And we didn’t get the quality service that we expected for the prices we were paying.
We get the challenges of traveling.
Often, we are limited by language, constrained by limited vacation days and frustrated by the potential of missing out on the good stuff.
We knew there was a better way to enjoy the world as travelers. And we created it just for you in our home country that we love.
We brought together a young, talented group of people who not only travel, but they are creatives, artists, history geeks, musicians, biologists, foodies and business professionals. We are on a constant journey and have an insatiable curiosity to explore new ideas, try different things, and continually make experiences better.
Together, we created and run tours that let you experience Colombia deeply.
We go deep and immerse you in your experience. Of course, you will see the popular and scenic parts of Colombia, but you will see them with an original perspective and the evolving, creative, artisanal and eclectic parts too. When you understand Colombia deeply, you help us shatter misconceptions about our country and help us evolve into our post-conflict period. Ultimately, you become our ambassador to promote tourism and improve the lives of Colombians. You Play An Important Role In Our Business.
Imagine tours that show you the transformation of neighborhoods to now safe, creative spaces presented by local graffiti artists or former gang members, or hiking the Lost City with a well-planned itinerary, or learning about how Colombians have fun at night.
These are just a few examples of our Original, Informative and Fun tours that keep our past guests coming back to see more.
We couldn’t run great tours without an awesome team who create a world-class service experience – the kind of service we expect when we travel too. And our service doesn’t stop there. We build a relationship with all our suppliers to ensure they deliver on the best service experience for you. We treat people the way we want to be treated when we are traveling.
Why do we do all this? We want you to fall in love with Colombia and love it as much as we do.
IMPULSE TRAVEL is a brand that unifies four legacy brands of the same company. Destino Bogota (Est. 2008), Daytrips Cartagena (Est. 2013), Traveling Medellin (Est. 2013) and Via Colombia (Est. 2014). Our migration commenced November 2017; we are currently in the process of migrating IMPULSE Travel as a unified brand.
Our company’s legal name; Via Colombia Travel Services SAS was legally constituted in 2008 in Bogotá. We are a travel business accredited by the Ministry of Industry, Commerce, and Tourism as a Tourism Operating Agency and registered with the RNT (National Tourism Registry). We take responsible tourism and fair payment practices across our supply chain very seriously. We reject drug and sex tourism. We have in place our sustainability and prevention of child sexual exploitation policies. You can find our policies here.
In 2015, we were accredited by ProColombia (Colombia’s tourism board) as a leading national Destination Management Company, and that same year we joined and became active members of ACOTUR, a group of Colombian travel companies that advocate responsible tourism and development of the travel industry in Colombia.