Train To The Clouds Tour In Salta

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The Train to the Clouds is a fantastic experience To do in the city of Salta. The tour is divided in a bus ride departing from Salta downtown up to the train station and then the train ride up to la polvorilla bridge. You´ll see unimaginable landscapes Of the puna region. We are talking about the highest railway in the world. 

The excursion offers you the exclusive train ride up from San Antonio de los Cobres to the famous La Polvorilla viaduct.

The idea of this tour is to enjoy a unique and special trip along National Route 51 by bus, with photographic stops at panoramic points, and then embark on the magical experience of the Train to the Clouds. 

Buy your tickets in advance and organize this trip in the north of Argentina you will love!

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- BUS + TRAIN: Plaza Antofagasta at 6.15 am - In front of the Salta Train Station.

- TRAIN TICKET ONLY: San Antonio de los Cobres Train Stadion at 11.45 hs.
- BUS + TRAIN: Plaza Antofagasta at 8.15 pm - In front of the Salta Train Station.

- TRAIN TICKET ONLY: San Antonio de los Cobres Train Stadion.
2 Hours
All year round
- Roundtrip Bus Trip from Salta City Center (BUS + TRAIN option).
- Ticket for the Train to the Clouds.
- BReakfast and snack.
-Pick up from hotels.
-Bus from Salta To San Antonio de los Cobres (ONLY TRAIN TICKET option).
- Additional activities in San Antonio de los Cobres.
- Comfortable cloth.
- Camera.
- Money for extra personal expenses.
Salta (AR)
*** IMPORTANT: all bookings must be requested 20 days in advance of the tour date. ****
Cancelation Penalties:
-60 days or before: No penalties.
-Between 30 and 59 days before the tour: 20% of the total price.
-Between 8 and 29 days before the tour: 40% of the total price.
-A week before the tour: 100%.

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We want to help you to organize your trip, so we offer you two types of excursions: one that includes the trip by bus and then by train and another one, that only includes train trip.

*OPTION BUS + TRAIN TO THE CLOUDS: The meeting will be in Antofagasta Square at 06.15 am. There we will make the trip check-in. Please remember you should have your documentation and your previous ticket purchased.

The stop will be: 

07.35 hs: Campo Quijano. Is located 30 km away from the Capital. There you can see Salta`s most emblematic engineering work: the C-14 railway branch.

08.05 hs: Viaducto del Toro, is located in the same name´s gorge.

09.25 hs: El Alfarcito. A stop at 2,800 meters above sea level, where the tradition of local craftsmanship is kept alive. Here you can enjoy a country breakfast and visit the handicraft fair. We will also visit the Father Chifri Foundation, an organization that helps to get resources and provides education and training to the people of the area.

It will be the last stop before we arrive in San Antonio de los Cobres.

11.40 hs: The meeting in the train station and boarding to the Train to the Clouds.

12 .00 hs: Start our trip by train. 

13.00 hs: Viaducto de la Polvorilla, the most recognizable image of this journey. It is the highest structure of the C-14 railway branch, at more than 4200 meters above sea level.

13.30 hs: Return to San Antonio de los Cobres, arriving at the station at 14.45 hs. There you will have 2 hours to walk and take photos. 

16.30 hs: Return time. After one hour, the last stop will be in Santa Rosa de Tastil, where one of the largest archaeological sites in our country is located, it is estimated that it was home to approximately 3,000 people.

*OPTION - JUST TRAIN TO THE CLOUDS TICKET: This is a perfect option if you want to make your own road trip, so you won`t miss out on the train experience, or pay a surcharge for a bus trip you won`t be using.

You can find the San Antonio de los Cobres Train Station where we will embark the Train to the Clouds that will take us to Viaducto La Polvorilla

In case you prefer this option, remember to take you document and the train ticket. Please arrive 15 minutes before the train departures. 

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Although the Train to the Clouds works throughout the year, with some exceptions for maintenance, August is usually one of the months of greatest demand, since it is the month in which the Pachamama festival is held, and precisely in the city of San Antonio de los Cobres is where it is of utmost importance.
Once the reservation is made, we will send you an email with the confirmation of your reservation. You will also receive the voucher containing the train number, the wagon and assigned seat. To travel you must present this voucher. In any case, you must always have the voucher printed to travel. - Train reservations are nominal, each ticket is assigned to a specific person at the time of reservation. In all cases they must have a passport or DNI.
To avoid the evil caused by high altitudes, or to minimize its effects, it is necessary to acclimatize. It is recommended not to do activities that make you shake or make physical efforts. In addition, it is recommended to sleep well the day before the excursion, eat light and avoid alcoholic beverages.
The distance from the city of Salta to the Train to the Clouds station in San Antonio de los Cobres is approximately 160 kilometers.

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Wonderful experience!

A wonderful experience! Excellent organization. The whole tour is a wonderful combination of beautiful landscapes, contact with native peoples and emotional moments. Get the train ticket with the bus. It makes it much easier than just buying the ticket and heading on your own to the train station.

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