Train to the Clouds, Salta

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True to its name, Train to the Clouds will literary take you over the clouds, which touch the base of a dramatic viaduct hovering across a desert canyon. Argentina's most famous rail trip starts at Salta and continues through a valley and up mountains slopes, over turbulent rivers, and past the ruins of a pre-Incan settlement. The journey only stops in a dusty mining town and over a canyon 4,220 m (13,845 ft) above sea level. Ride through spiral tunnels and over bridges while listening to piped music and enjoying the scenic landscape and the railroad's engineering wonders. The service includes snacks and medical assistance, as well as vendors selling empanadas and coca leaves to help with altitude sickness. Put Train to the Clouds into our Salta trip builder and find out what's close by, where to stay, and where to head next.
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  • August 12, 2017
    Train climb slowly up to 4200 meters above sea level. And the city of Salta to leave high-temperature difference is 20 degrees. Nothing went outside the car at the end, take the train in the summer light thinking when shivered in the cold. To train for mountain sickness has piled up the oxygen and had parallel support also to the outside. Heavy rain and snow is falling, and at the end, sudden thunder shower was that between face went blank. Enjoy a wild landscape, was also surprised at the sudden change of weather in the high mountains and unique experience that day.
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  • August 1, 2017
    Pleasantly soprendida by the excursion of the train to the clouds. New and absolutely clean cars (both the bus and the train itself), aboard excellent information, according to the tour, punctuality stops. It widely exceeded my expectations. Book with time to get place.
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  • July 30, 2017
    The first important clarification is that travel mostly by bus, but not so ceases to be interesting. Depart by bus from the station of Salta. You are stopping at various towns until reaching San Antonio de los Cobres. The landscape is disturbing. The guides are a few geniuses. It's all super organized. From San Antonio de los Cobres is going to the viaduct from polvorilla the train, which is truly magical. Although the cost is high (almost $2000), in our humble opinion, it's worth every penny. There is breakfast included, ambulances, micro spare. All coordinated 10. It is a dream. To take into account the high altitude (4220 m above sea level) is my wife so much, suffered intense headaches
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Salta's status as the tourist hub of northwestern Argentina means that a wide array of accommodations has sprung up throughout the city. The majority are concentrated around the city's grid-like center, surrounding Plaza 9 de Julio. For something more relaxed and closer to nature, go southeast and explore the area around Parque San Martin. You can opt for anything from a healthy range of budget accommodations, including hostels and small guesthouses, all the way to luxury hotels.
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