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The Travel Song is the song Dora and Boots sing when proceeding to their next location. They sing out the places to go, then ask each other where they are going. The Fiesta Trio and other friends also join in. At the end, Dora and Boots spin around and sing out their destination one final time before walking off-screen.

Lyrics

Dora the Explorer version

Come on, say it with us!
(places to go) (4×, sometimes 2×)

Come on, vámonos
Everybody, let's go
Come on, let's get to it
I know that we can do it

Where are we going? (clap 3× except in Season 1)
(destination)
Where are we going? (clap 3× except in Season 1)
(destination)
Where are we going? (clap 3× except in Season 1)
(destination)
Where are we going? (clap 3× except in Season 1)
(destination)

(giggle) (destination)!

Travel Song Medley (album)

(Segment of Travel Song from Egg Hunt)
Come on, say it with us!
Pond, Farm, Grandma's House! (4×, sometimes 2×)

Come on, vámonos
Everybody, let's go
Come on, let's get to it
I know that we can do it

Where are we going? (clap 3×)
Grandma's House!
Where are we going? (clap 3×)
Grandma's House!
Where are we going? (clap 3×)
Grandma's House!
Where are we going? (clap 3×)
Grandma's House!

(giggle)

(Song segment intended for Stuck Truck but was cut from the actual episode)
Round and round go the wheels of the truck
We've got a friend who's stuck in the muck
Riding fast on a 10 Wheeler Truck
To save our amigo, Ice Cream Truck

Who are we gonna save? (clap 3×)
Ice Cream Truck!
Who are we gonna save? (clap 3×)
Ice Cream Truck!

(Segment from Yes, We Can! from To the Monkey Bars)
We can stomp our feet
Let's stomp real hard! (stomp 3×)
We can clap our hands
Let's clap real loud! (clap 3×)

We can stomp, stomp, stomp!
We can clap, clap, clap!
Yes, we can!

Return to the Rainforest version

Come on, vámonos
Everybody, let's go
Come on, let's get to it
I know that we can do it

Where are we going? (clap 3×)
Rainforest!

We'll find Backpack without a fuss
If we take the city bus
Where are we going? (clap 3×)
Rainforest!

We know we'll find the Map today
We're getting there on the subway
Where are we going? (clap 3×)
Rainforest!

We'll get to the forest, you will too
If we take the train that goes "choo choo"!
Where are we going? (clap 3×)
Rainforest!

We're almost there, but we gotta float
Across the river on a motorboat

Where are we going? (clap 3×)
Rainforest!

Rainforest!

Dora's Big Birthday Adventure version

Come on, vámonos
Let's remember our friends

They'll help us get back home today
If we think about the way
Now we help them then
Say alqueda mis amigos!

Dora and Boots: Alqueda mis amigos! (1st version only)

(segments of Mambo, Bate, Bate, Chocolate, and Isa, Turn the Wheel (1st version))
(segments of robot walk scene from Roberto the Robot, The silly face scene from The Super Silly Fiesta, Pirate Dance and Cleanup Song (2nd verison))

It's Swiper the fox, say it with us!
Swiper, no swiping! (3×)
Oh man!

Friends will help us get back home today (1st version)
They'll help us get back home today (2nd version)
If we think about the way
Now we help them then
Let's remember our, remember our friends!

Trivia

  • In early episodes, namely in the Season 1 episodes The Legend of the Big Red Chicken, Three Little Piggies and Big River, Dora and Boots sing out the places at warp speed, but in later episodes, they sing out the places at normal speed.
  • In Season 1, Dora and Boots do not clap their hands 3 times after saying "where are we going", they simply say the destination after that line.
  • Starting with Season 2 episode The Magic Stick, the singers clap three times after each "Where are we going?" line.
  • In some episodes, Dora and Boots ask a different question, such as:
  • "Where are we going?" has not always been the question asked in this song, even though it is the original question.
  • In some episodes, the characters would ask the same usual question but instead of answering the destination, they say what they are doing, such as:
  • On some episodes, Dora would ask the same question in Spanish. For example: "¿Adónde vamos?" means "Where are we going?" and "¿Cómo se dicen?" means "What do we say?".
  • In some episodes, the Fiesta Trio do not join along with Dora and Boots as they are singing and saying out the last place after "Where are we going?", sometimes their other friends say it with them.
  • In some episodes, other characters sing this song with Dora and/or Boots.
    • In The Golden Explorers, Dora, Boots, Isa, Benny, Tico sing this song together and they all take turns asking "Where are we going?", clapping their hands and saying the destination.
    • Catch the Babies, is the first episode Mami, Papi, and Abuela travel with with Dora and Boots and the first episode they sing the Travel Song too but Dora and Boots don't say their own lines before saying "where are we going" "come on let's get to it", "I know that we can do it", Mami and Papi say those lines instead and they wear their pajamas during their adventure to the last place they're going instead of their clothes.
    • Dora's Dance to the Rescue is the first episode Swiper sings the Travel Song with Dora and Boots, the question asked is "What do we need?" instead of "Where are we going?" and the answer is "One big wish!" instead of the last place. He sings it again with Dora in Dora's World Adventure! but this time without Boots because Dora asks Boots to be in charge of everything at home while she is away, this song has different instrumentals and the answer to "Where are we going?" is "Around the world."
    • In Isa's Unicorn Flowers, Dora and Isa travel with each other and it is the first episode Isa sings this song with Dora and without Boots because he is instead playing soccer with Tico.
  • Variations of this song have been heard sometimes. The episodes "Dora Had a Little Lamb", "Star Mountain" and "Dora's Big Birthday Adventure" give examples.
    • In Super Spies and Super Spies 2: The Swiping Machine, The synthesizer version is used.
    • In the episode "¡Por Favor!", Dora and Boots explain what they are doing and don't say out the places or saying "where are we going".
    • In "Super Silly Fiesta", Dora and Boots sing out words that rhyme with go. They were snow and row and those were not the right words.
    • In Baby Crab, Dora and Boots say "Snap snap snap" instead of their destination and do not ask "Where are we going?" nor clap their hands after asking that question.
  • In some episodes, Dora and Boots say other things instead of listing the places to go.
    • In Hic-Boom-Ohhh!, Dora and Boots repeat "Hic boom ohhh!" in its place, they ask "What's that sound" and answer "Hic boom ohhh!" instead of asking "Where are we going?" and saying the destination Yellow Valley.
    • In Choo-Choo! and A Present For Santa, Dora and Boots repeat "Chugga-chugga-choo-choo!" in its place and after asking "where are we going", they don't say the last place Big Yellow Station in Choo-Choo!, and in A Present For Santa, they say the places but they cut it off for a little bit because they run into their friends sleeping wondering what their presents are and then they continue singing it after that.
    • In Rojo the Fire Truck, Dora and Boots say "whoo whoo" twice in its place.
  • Dora's First Trip shows how the song was first put together. Dora takes her turn saying out the places and then Boots repeats after what Dora said. Then, they say out the places in unison. And then, various instruments get added until it was turned into a song. And just as Dora and Boots asked each other where they were going, they clap 3 times and stomp their feet 3 times and then say out their destination.
  • Little Map is the last Dora the Explorer episode in which Dora and Boots sing this song in full and they only sing it once.
  • A variation of the Travel Song is featured in Return to the Rainforest from Dora and Friends: Into the City.
  • In Hic-Boom-Ohhh!, Dora and Boots sing the Travel Song the second time but Big Red Chicken cut them off when they bump into him due to him sleeping and blocking their way through the Quiet Forest and they somehow just got to the second place they're going so fast but they do not finish singing it because they never had the need since they are already at the second place.
  • Usually, Dora and Boots sing the Travel Song twice in an episode. They sing it three times in the very first Season 1 episode The Legend of the Big Red ChickenBig River, Berry Hunt, and Bouncing Ball. In some episodes such as The Big StormEgg Hunt, Doctor Dora, Hide and Go Seek, Whose Birthday is It?, Quack! Quack!, Louder!, Isa's Unicorn Flowers, (with Isa) Perrito's Big Surprise, and Little Map, they only sing it once, but in some episodes they don't sing it at all.
    • However, in Rojo the Fire Truck, Dora and Boots sing this song twice but they sing it the first time on the way to the first place and the second time on the way to their destination.
  • In Dora's World Adventure! and Dora Saves the Mermaids, the very last Season 4 episode, Dora and (Boots in Dora Saves The Mermaids or Swiper in Dora's World Adventure!) say four places to go instead of the usual three.
  • In Dora's Got a Puppy, Dora and Boots do not sing this song at all because of Swiper, they weren't supposed to sing it anyway because Swiper has been on their case almost throughout the episode and if they were singing the Travel Song in that episode, he would cut them off in the middle of them singing it wanting to swipe the present.
  • In some Seasons 1-5 episodes and most of the Seasons 6-8 episodes, Dora and Boots sing other songs instead of the usual Travel Song.
  • In Berry Hunt, Dora and Boots sing the first stanza of this song followed by Going on a Berry Hunt because they actually are going on a berry hunt picking blueberries from Blueberry Hill where Swiper lives.
  • In Dora's Pirate Adventure, the Travel Song is not featured among the 15 songs featured in the episode.
  • Dora and Boots never sing this song when they travel alone without each other.
  • In Dora Rocks!, the Travel Song is included in the Sing-Along Party Finale with other songs. Dora, Boots and Tico first sing the second stanza unaltered, "What are we doing?" replaces the original "Where are we going?", the entire cast then answers "Sing-along party!".
  • There are other songs similar to this original Travel Song that technically go with this one and have the same name such as Super Spy Travel Song, Super Silly Travel Song, Animal Help Travel Song, Snow Travel Song and Mermaid Travel Song, Dora and Boots don't always sing this original Travel Song and it’s not always sung in every episode whenever they travel to places even though it's the original Travel Song and sometimes they don't say the places and the question "where are we going" in some of the other songs.
  • In Beaches, Dora and Boots actually sing this song while Swiper is on to them because Dora tells the viewer to watch out for them while they're singing it but they only sing part of it, they don't say the places or spin around and jump saying the last place as they finish singing it.
  • The Travel Song Medley from the Dora the Explorer CD album includes all but the last verse of this song from Egg Hunt, followed by a song segment intended for Stuck Truck that was cut from the actual episode and ends with the last two stanzas of Yes, We Can! from To the Monkey Bars.
  • The Big Storm is the last episode Dora and Boots say the place immediately after asking "Where are we going?" without clapping their hands.
  • The Magic Stick is the first episode in which Dora and Boots clap their hands 3 times after saying "Where are we going?"
  • In Louder!, Dora and Boots don't clap their hands 3 times and they don't say "where are we going", they say "what are we gonna do", then they say "cock a doodle doo" as the answer and they just say that after the question just like in Season 1.
  • In The Legend of the Big Red Chicken, it's the very first episode Dora and Boots sing the Travel Song 3 times, they sing it twice on the way to the first place, then sing it once on the way to the second place, but they don't sing it on the way to the third place.
  • In Big River, Dora and Boots sing this song 3 times, once on the way to the Bridge as the first place, twice on the way to the Froggy Rocks as the second place, but they don't sing it on the way to the Waterfall as the third place.
  • In Bouncing Ball, Dora and Boots sing the Travel Song 3 times on the way to all 3 places, once on the way to first place the Mucky Mud, once on the way to the second place the Troll Bridge, and once on the way to the third and last place the Volcano.
  • In Dora, La Música, it's the first episode Dora and Boots don't sing the Travel Song, they instead sing A Musician I Am and it's the first new song they sing instead of this song.
  • Dora and Boots don't always sing the Travel Song in every episode even though it's the original song they're supposed to sing whenever they're traveling, they sometimes sing other songs besides this song.
  • Dora and Boots have never called the Travel Song by its name throughout the series.
  • In Rescue, Rescue, Rescue!, Dora and Boots don't sing the Travel Song, they couldn't anyway and not supposed to sing it due to all their friends in trouble within the need of their help and even if they did sing it, then Dora or someone would cut it off in the middle of them singing it just like getting cut off singing We Did It!, they're going through a lot of trouble helping their friends out so it's technically impossible for them singing songs in this episode.
  • Dora and Boots never sing this song in Go, Diego, Go! and it is never featured because the plot is significantly different from Dora the Explorer, they also don't get major roles or appear much in that show, Diego does not sing it alone in his own show without them, it's not meant for him to sing anyway, it's only Dora and Boots' song and it's only performed and sung by them.
  • Sometimes Dora and Boots never sing the Travel Song on the way to the last place after passing the second place, they usually just sing it twice on the way to only the first place and second place but on the way to the third place, they immediately just run to where they're going, however, in Bouncing Ball, they sing the Travel Song on the way to the last place after passing the second place.
  • In some episodes, sometimes Dora and Boots don't sing the Travel Song at all, they immediately just run to all the places they're going, sometimes because if they're in a hurry for something and need to get where they need to go right away and don't have time singing it, or they just sing other songs on the way besides this song.
  • Usually when Dora and Boots begin singing this song, Dora tells the viewer "Come on, say it with us!" just as the instrumentals are playing before they begin singing it, with a few exceptions, Dora however doesn't say that line in Dora Saves the Mermaids before singing it.
  • In Dora and Friends: Into the City!, Dora and Boots sing the Travel Song in the episode Return to the Rainforest and they only sing it once, they sing it in a different way with a different version, they don't say the places they're going but they still ask the question "where are we going" and clap their hands 3 times.
  • In Seasons 1 and 2, Dora and Boots never ask "Where are we going?" in Spanish at all during this song, they're always asking that question in English.
  • Dora and Boots sing the Travel Song from Lost and Found featured in Dance And Sing! The Best Of Nick Jr.
  • Dora and Boots never sing the Travel Song on the way to school whenever it's the last place.
  • The Travel Song is never said in any of the episode plots.
Dora the Explorer Travel Song (PAL) Season 1

Dora the Explorer Travel Song (PAL) Season 1

  • Dora and Boots don't sing the Travel Song throughout entire Season 8. An shorter sped up 50 second version of the song was also created. It was probably used on CBS airings, which probably shortened the episodes to put more time in for commercials.
  • A karaoke version of the song was released by Charttrak Karaoke. It can be listed to on YouTube.
  • The Travel Song is unfortunately not featured in Dora and the Lost City of Gold, because it's live action, and it's always getting sung in Dora the Explorer the animated series, Dora and Boots wouldn't have had the time to sing it anyway, and if they did, then they would cut it off.
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