• Duration: 14 hours
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Description

We propose a unique and special trip of places “stopped in time” to then 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.

Experience the combination of routes by bus and train and enjoy the Andean landscapes and culture, while benefiting the local and tourist development of the regions of the Quebrada and Puna. Offering exclusive attraction, the train journey from San Antonio de los Cobres to the famous La Polvorilla viaduct is a must. 

This full-day tour includes transportation from your hotel in Salta to the Salta Station, Bus Ride to San Antonio de los Cobres and the ticket to the Tren a las Nubes (Train to the Clouds).

Itinerary

Salta

A private vehicle will pick you up from your hotel in Salta around 6am to take you to the meeting point. 

Salta Train Station

In Plaza Antofagasta at 6:15am, in front of the Salta Train Station, you will do the check-in with tickets and passports. Once you are registered and seated inside the bus, the journey begins.  

Campo Quijano & Viaducto del Toro

At 7:35am, your first photographic stop is in Campo Quijano, located 18.5 miles (30 kilometers) from the capital. We will return to the bus at 8:05am and make the second stop at Viaducto del Toro, located on the Quebrada. 

El Alfarcito

Then, we will continue on and stop at El Alfarcito, a place where the tradition of local handicrafts is kept alive. You will enjoy a country breakfast and 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.

San Antonio de los Cobres

Then, we will go straight to San Antonio de los Cobres, a town at the foot of the Terciopelo Hill. Arriving at 11:40am, we will reach the train station and embark on the emblematic Train to the Clouds.

Viaducto La Polvorilla

At 12 pm, we will start the train ride and experience the beauty of nature, stillness and immensity. Onboard there will be bar service, postal service and merchandising to make this trip an enjoyment and an unforgettable memory. Around 1pm, we will arrive to the Viaduct of Polvorilla, the most recognized bridge of the area. Here, you will descend from the train and 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.

San Antonio de los Cobres

Here we will have two hours of free time where we will be able to tour the town, experience different activities with the native communities, among them, you will 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).

Santa Rosa de Tastil

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 archaeological sites in our country is located. It is estimated that it hosted 3,000 people approximately.

Salta - Return

After this 20-minute stop, begin the final section of our trip, arriving at the city of Salta around 8:15pm.

Meeting points

Pick up locations

What's included

Round-trip from the City of Salta to the Train Station by bus
Private hotel pickup and drop-off
Train to the Clouds Ticket

What's excluded

Food and drinks
Gratuities

Important information

  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Not recommended for participants with heart complaints or other serious medical conditions because of extreme heights
  • The duration of transfers are approximate, the exact duration will depend on the time of day and traffic conditions
  • Passport name, number, expiry and country is required at time of booking for all participants
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • Minimum age is 4 years
  • Not stroller accessible
  • Not suitable for pets
  • No public transportation nearby
  • Infants must not sit on laps
  • Infant seats unavailable
  • Not recommended for people with heart conditions
  • The pick up transfer is only from selected centrally located hotels. If your hotel is outside the geographic area, we will confirm you the closest meeting point. Indicate the name and address of your hotel. • Please note: entrance tickets and transport included. This voucher will not be accepted if presented directly at the venue. We will send you another voucher in a separate mail. We suggest you to confirm the booking details with us prior to travel, or upon arrival at your destination. Please note that departure times and locations may vary slightly. OFFICE NUMBER: (+54 11) 4363-6000 (Mon to Sat from 9 to 18 Hs and Sundays from 10 to 19 Hs) EMERGENCY MOBILE: (+54 911) 4991-4035 (After office hours)
  • The pick up transfer is only from selected centrally located hotels. If your hotel is outside the geographic area, we will confirm you the closest meeting point. Indicate the name and address of your hotel.

Categories

  • CULTURAL AND THEME TOURS
  • DAY TRIPS AND EXCURSIONS
  • LUXURY AND SPECIAL OCCASIONS
  • CITY TOURS
  • NATURE

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  • English
  • Español

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