Overview

  • Follow the tracks on our Train to the Clouds Tour
  • Lots of places to stop and enjoy
  • The lost village of Santa Rosa de Tastil
  • The beautiful “Quebrada Del Torro”
  • A perfect trip for those who are short on time

Itinerary

To start our Train to the Clouds Tour we pick you up from your hotel and travel out of the city to the west and the town known as the door to the Andes “Campo Quijano”. From this point onwards we follow the tracks of the train to the clouds up the Quebrada Del Toro which translates to “the Bull Ravine” named after the river that runs through it.

The road up the ravine is a spectacular one boasting many colourful views and some breath taking scenery. The tracks of the train to the clouds has a few interesting features to it that we will look at on the way as well as many bridges that enable it to make this taxing journey up into the longest mountain range in the world.

We continue up the road passing little villages and communities on the way until we reach the highest point of the journey at the dizzying height of 4100 meters above sea level. From this area we continue on to the mining town of San Antonio de los Cobres. From the town we venture further into the mountain range to visit the Viaducto de Polvorilla, the famous curved bridge that is one of the typical photos used to promote the famous train journey.

After having lunch in the town of San Antonio we travel back down the mountain to the pre-Colombian site of Santa Rosa de Tastil where we will explore for a while before continuing back to the city of Salta.

The journey to and from the Polvorilla is roughly 6 -7 hours depending on the number of stops we make.

As always we like stop at various locations to give you a chance to take in the scenery and stretch your legs to break up the journey.

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