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Address: Balcarce 1105 // Salta Railway Station, Salta, Argentina
Phone Number: 541147063500
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Description: A major Argentinean attraction, this railroad, reaching almost 14,000 feet...
A major Argentinean attraction, this railroad, reaching almost 14,000 feet above sea level, is one of the three highest in the world.
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Unlike recent reviews are telling, this service is running, once per week on Saturdays. it is an all day excursion starting early in the morning and it takes you thru really nice... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 31, 2015
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Moron, Argentina
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38 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

We had a great time at this full day journey, which starts very early in the morning at the train station in Salta. The train took us through wonderful scenery, up to San Antonio de Los Cobres, at 4200 meter over sea level, It makes two stops, one at San Antonio and the other one at a La Polvorilla, huge... More 

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Biel, Switzerland
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4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015

Unlike recent reviews are telling, this service is running, once per week on Saturdays. it is an all day excursion starting early in the morning and it takes you thru really nice landscapes! Trains are not the newest but still in a good shape. Unfortunately windows are not that big and could be cleaned a bit better in my opinion... More 

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San Diego
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148 reviews
68 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 103 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2014

The train has not been operative for about 4 months, and it may be a lot longer before it is back in service. I would take a day trip by bus into the Quadraba because the sights are well worth it

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Italy
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39 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

I wasted a week before realizing they don't answer the pone because they are out of service. Still, you can go by Movitrack on the same route. The scenary is very interesting. I would go to Jujui and salinas grande before going here anyway

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Buenos Aires, Distrito Federal, Argentina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

Sorry I'm giving a late review, but I do not recommend to do this trip with kids. It is a very long trip from the moment it departs from Salta to San Antonio de los Cobres until it comes back. Also, I think is not advisable for old people and people with health problems since it is very common to... More 

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Perth, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 143 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

We went to the station the evening before our train trip and were able to validate our tickets so that we did not have to arrive quite so early in the morning. The staff member who spoke with us explained carefully that many people with altitude sickness get it because they eat or drink too much and they get insufficient... More 

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Buenos Aires, Argentina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

The trip on this train is very intense. The coaches are very welll conditioned and the service is excellent. The name is perfect for the occasion. See it!!

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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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18 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

We take the train on july 2014 with my family. The train stop on the middle of the tunnel because went out of track,with the train resting on the tunnel wall, we have to get down of the train on dark with smoke of the train ,because the engine still running.nobody was prepared for emergency, and we have to walk... More 

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san diego, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2014

It is very important to get seats facing the front of the train. Otherwise you will travel with your back to the view. For us having the view slip away rather than onfold in front of us is a major drawback. Also DO NOT get the seats in the rear row of the car. There is a smaller distance between... More 

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São Miguel do Oeste
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308 reviews
157 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 153 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014

The ride is beautiful, but is a long day it takes 07 hours one way only! Some tips: 1- Despite what the travel agents say, the left side you really have a better (a lot better) view, from most (some 80%) of the time (on the way up). I found the seats comfortable, and not different from any European or... More 

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Address: Balcarce 1105 // Salta Railway Station, Salta, Argentina
Phone Number: 541147063500
Location: South America  >  Argentina  >  Northern Argentina  >  Province of Salta  >  Salta

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