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Train to the Clouds Experience

We welcome you on board on the fascinating Train to the Clouds, and propose to become part of this unique and special journey in one of the world’s highest trains. In this magical experience through the Andean desert you will get to known a vast region known as  La Puna. Immensity and beauty in nature achieve great splendor reaching 4220 m above sea level. Here the incredible rail engineering network built on steep mountain-slopes merges into amazing contrasting landscapes.

per adult from

$125

AUD

Duration

12 hours

Voucher

Mobile ticket

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  • What's included :
    • Breakfast
    • Snacks
    • Local guide
    • Professional guide
    • Local taxes
    • Entry/Admission - Train to the Clouds
    What's excluded :
    • Lunch
    • Food and drinks, unless specified
  • This is a typical itinerary for this product

    Stop At: Train to the Clouds, Calle Los de Salta Frente a Plaza Antofagasta, Salta 4400 Argentina

    Our round trip tour is a blend of bus and rail experiences on the way to San Antonio de los Cobres village, and allows insertion and sustainability of local indigenous communities in our actions, while we work as a link between them and the general visitors.

    Bus & Train Option

    The journey starts in the city of Salta at 7am departing on buses heading west following the old drover 'Toro Trail', which will allow travelers a closer view to the attractions of this colorful canyon and a different perception of the traditional railway system.

    On the way our tour guides promote photo stops in several railway viewpoints until you arrive in 'Alfacito'. This is a small picturesque hamlet where visitors are invited to an outdoor breakfast in an immersion experience in the cosmogony of local inhabitants.Going on the journey through this magical Andean region travelers get in direct contact with indigenous populations that succeeded in surviving in high plateaus in the upper Andes.

    Our adventure on the Train to the Clouds will start from 'San Antonio de los Cobres'. The train journey goes through landmarks like 'Termas de Pompeya', 'Toconadito', and' Mina Concordia' in order to reach the rail network's last stop: The famous 'Polvorilla' Viaduct. Back in 'San Antonio de los Cobres' tourists may interact and discover social nuances that are materialized in activities such as participating in ceramic workshops, handicraft market, and short lama caravan walks among others (not included).

    For the return we take the buses back through the national road 51, which suggests a stopover at 'Santa Rosa de Tastil', part of the 'Q’ Pac Ñam' (Inca trail), declared by Unesco Cultural World inheritance in 2014.

    Train Option only:

    This option includes only the Train to the Clouds ride from 'San Antonio de los Cobres' to the 'Polvorilla' Viaduct and back. No transfers included. 

    Welcome to the Train to the Clouds. We invite you to enjoy this experience with your family and friends and make an unforgettable trip, which will surely be one of those magical moments that remains in your memories, making Salta your favorite place in the world!

    Itinerary

    Bus

    Departure 7:00 am Salta - Arrival 7:35 am Quijano 

    Departure 7:55 am Quijano - Arrival 8:05 am V. Toro

    Departure 8:25 am V. Toro - Arrival 9:45 am Alfarcito

    Departure 10:30 am Alfarcito - 11:45 am San Antonio de los Cobres

    Train

    Departure 12:00 pm San Antonio de los Cobres - Arrival 1:00 pm V. La Polvorilla 

    Departure 1:30 pm V. La Polovorilla - Arrival 3:00 pm San Antonio de los Cobres

    Bus

    Departure 4:15 pm San Antonio de los Cobres - Arrival 5:30 pm Tastil

    Departure 6:00 pm Tastil - Arrival 8:00 pm Salta

  • Departure Point :
    1: Ameghino & Balcarce, Salta, Argentina
    2: RN40, San Antonio de los Cobres, Salta, Argentina
    Return Detail :
    Returns to original departure point
    Hotel Pickup :
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • A current valid passport is required on the day of travel
    • Wheelchair accessible
    • Infants must sit on laps
    • Passport name, number, expiry and country is required at time of booking for all participants
    • A current valid passport is required on the day of travel
    • Stroller accessible
    • Near public transportation
    • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
    • Most travelers can participate
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 100 travelers
    • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
    • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
    • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
    • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
  • You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
  • All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.

Language

English - Guide

Age Req.

-

Fitness Req.

None

Group Size

9

Organised by Tren a las Nubes

Activity ID: V-73918P1

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