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Train to the Clouds (El Tren a las Nubes)

Address: Balcarce 1105 // Salta Railway Station, Salta, Argentina
Phone Number: 541147063500
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Ranked #23 of 51 things to do in Salta
Type: Scenic railroads, Historic sites, Sights & Landmarks, Sightseeing Tours
Owner description: A major Argentinean attraction, this railroad, reaching almost 14,000 feet above sea level, is one...
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Type: Scenic railroads, Historic sites, Sights & Landmarks, Sightseeing Tours
Owner description: 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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Bodenheim, Germany
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87 reviews 87 reviews
34 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

Services were suspended and are supposed to restart some time later in the year. Bustrips along approximately the same route are offered (and are definitely worthwhile!) but of course it is not the same experience.

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San Diego
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112 reviews 112 reviews
47 attraction reviews
73 helpful votes 73 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 39 reviews
13 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 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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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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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215 reviews 215 reviews
62 attraction reviews
118 helpful votes 118 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 18 reviews
3 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 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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26 reviews 26 reviews
26 helpful votes 26 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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249 reviews 249 reviews
123 attraction reviews
109 helpful votes 109 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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Jakarta, Indonesia
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4 reviews 4 reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014

We had heard so many good things about the train to the clouds so were quite excited at the start of the trip... But in all honesty, it met none of our expectations. The views are beautiful, but offer nothing additional to what you would see if you hired a car and drove the same trip, and you would save... More 

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