Train To The Clouds

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Train To The Clouds (SALTA)

Highlights
Welcome to the iconic Tren a las Nubes (Train to the Clouds). This experience combines routes by bus and train in which you can enjoy the Andean landscapes and culture, while at the same time, benefiting the local and tourist development of the regions of the Quebrada and Puna. This tour will have as its exclusive attraction the train journey from San Antonio de los Cobres to the famous La Polvorilla viaduct.

We propose a unique and special trip that combines its services in two sections: National Route 51 by Bus, with photographic stops at panoramic points, to embark on the magical experience of the Train to the Clouds, which manifests itself in all its splendor when arriving at the imposing viaduct in the foothills of the Andes.
STARTS
SALTA (AR)
- 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 am
ENDS
- 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
DURATION
FULL DAY
FREQUENCY
TUE, THU, SAT
SEASON
All year round
INCLUDED
- Roundtrip Bus Trip from Salta City Center (BUS + TRAIN option).
- Ticket for the Train to the Clouds
- BReakfast and snack
NOT INCLUDED
-Pick up from hotels
-Bus from Salta To San Antonio de los Cobres (ONLY TRAIN TICKET option)
-Lunch
- Additional activities in San Antonio de los Cobres.
DIFFICULTY
- Low
WHAT TO BRING?
- Ropa cómoda
- Cámara de fotos
- Dinero para gastos adicionales
DESTINATIONS
Salta (AR)
OTHERS

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
Week before the tour: 100%

Details of Train To The Clouds

BUS + TRAIN OPTION: We will meet at Plaza Antofagasta at 6.15 am, in front of the SaltaTrain Station. Here all the passengers will do the check-in with the tickets and passports. Once we are all registered and sited inside the bus, we will begin our journey.

At 7.35 am we will have our first photographic stop in Campo Quijano, located 30 km from the capital. There we will begin to see the most emblematic engineering work of Salta: the railroad branch C-14.

We will return to the bus and, at 08.05 a.m, we will make the second stop at Viaducto del Toro, located on the Quebrada which bears the same name.

We will continue our journey and at 09.25 am we will stop at El Alfarcito, a place at 2,800 masl, where the tradition of local handicrafts is kept alive. Here we will enjoy a country breakfast and we will visit the craft fair. Also we will be visiting the Father Chifri Fundation, an organization that helps to obtain resources and provides education and training to local people.
This will be our last stop before arriving at San Antonio de los Cobres,  a town that is 168 km away of the capital of Salta and about 3,775 meters above sea level, at the foot of the Terciopelo Hill. 

Arriving at 11.40, we will go to the train station and embark on the emblematic Train to the Clouds.
At 12 pm we will start the journey that we were all waiting for: the train traveling at 35km per hour allows you to contemplate, photograph and experience the beauty of nature, stillness and immensity. On board is offered bar service, postal service and merchandising to make this trip an enjoyment and an unforgettable memory.

Around 1 pm, we will arrive to the Viaduct of Polvorilla, the most recognized image of this trip. With steel structures of 223.5 meters in length, 1600 tonnes in weight, a height of 63 meters above ground level, it is the highest structure of the railway branch C-14, located more than 4200 m.s.n.m. Here we will descend from the train and we will have 30 minutes to tour the place and take incredible photos.

We will get back on the train and start the return to San Antonio de los Cobres, arriving at the station around 2:45 pm.
Here we will have 2 hours where we can tour the town, experience different activities with the native communities, among them, you can visit the Craft Market, create a clay pot with your own hands, or make a trekking with llamas (optional, not included).  Also, it is the ideal time to enjoy lunch (not included).

Around 4.30 pm we will go back on board the bus and start our return. After an hour's drive we will make our last stop in the village of Santa Rosa de Tastil, where one of the largest archeological sites in our country is located, it is estimated that it hosted 3,000 people approximately.

After this 20 minute stop, we will begin the final section of our trip, arriving at the city of Salta around 08.15 pm

ONLY TRAIN TICKET OPTION: In case you already own a vehicle and want to make the journey on your own, we also have the option of "Only Train Ticket", where you will only pay for the train ride.
The tour starts at the San Antonio de los Cobres train station where the passengers will embark on the train that will take them to the Polvorilla Viaduct. The journey will be one hour to the Viaduct where the most impressive engineering work of the last century is located.
For this option, just be sure to take your tickets and arrive 15 minutes before the train departs!

Reviews

Wonderful experience!
20/05/2017
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.
Reviewed by Douglas O´Toole

Rates

OptionTravelersValid DatesRates
EXC SLA SOLO TICKET TREN A LAS NUBES (INTERNATIONAL TOURIST)0 - 0
[RATE x PERSON]
08/07/2017 - 31/12/2017
AgeRate
AduUSD 88.00
ChdUSD 65.00
EXC SLA SOLO TICKET TREN A LAS NUBES (NACIONAL )0 - 0
[RATE x PERSON]
08/07/2017 - 31/12/2017
AgeRate
AduUSD 75.00
ChdUSD 53.00
EXC SLA BUS + TREN A LAS NUBES (INTERNATIONAL TOURIST)0 - 0
[RATE x PERSON]
08/07/2017 - 31/12/2017
AgeRate
AduUSD 134.00
ChdUSD 106.00
EXC SLA BUS + TREN A LAS NUBES (NACIONAL )0 - 0
[RATE x PERSON]
08/07/2017 - 31/12/2017
AgeRate
AduUSD 122.00
ChdUSD 93.00