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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.

Description:

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



Highlights:

    Location: Salta, Argentina

    Duration: 12 hours

    Voucher Redembtion: You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity. 





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    Additional Information


      Operates: See Availability

      Departure Point:
      Bus & Train Option: Salta train station
      Train Option only: San Antonio de los Cobres train station

      Departure Time: Bus & Train Option: 7:05 am (Salta) Train Option only: 12:00 pm (San Antonio de los Cobres)

      Return Details:
      • Bus & Train Option: Salta train station 
      • Train Option only: San Antonio de los Cobres train station


    • Inclusions:
      • Breakfast
      • Snacks
      • Local guide
      • Professional guide
      • Local taxes
      • Bus & Train Option: includes return bus rides from Salta to San Antonio de los Cobres and return train tickets from San Antonio de los Cobres to the 'Polvorilla' Viaduct on the Train to the Clouds
      • Train Option only: includes return train tickets from San Antonio de los Cobres to the 'Polvorilla' Viaduct on the Train to the Clouds

    • Exclusions:
      • Lunch
      • Food and drinks, unless specified

    • Other Information:
      • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
      • Infant rates apply provided they do not occupy a seat
      • 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


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