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Train to the Clouds

Salta, Argentina
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About Train to the Clouds
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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JKD wrote a review Mar 2020
Scotts Valley CA480 contributions354 helpful votes
we had a fantastic itinerary by car arranged by my friend, so we had already seen many spectacular sites of the mountains already. This abbreviated train experience is about a one hour train ride from San Antonio de los Cobres, a 30-40 minute stop at the viaduct for a cultural show / shopping / photo taking and then the one hour return. If the bus follows the same route we took to Salta, then the overall excursion probably might be worth it for you if you don't also venture further (we had visited Purmamarca and Humahuaca by that time) So, our perspective is that it is a rather expensive train ride without scenery much different or spectacular than what we had seen .... btw, some of the best shopping on our trip was done at the viaduct :-)
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Date of experience: March 2020
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Oontour wrote a review Feb 2020
Bristol, United Kingdom263 contributions113 helpful votes
Ok if you have read the reviews before booking you will be conflicted as to whether this excursion is worth it. For us it was. This is a full day activity. Our bilingual guide Carlos enhanced the trip. Carlos looked after us on the three hours to the train station and the three hours back. There was commentary as we went through the foothills of the Andes. The highlight of course is the train journey. This lasts 3 hours and gives spectacular views. Be aware that there is NO HOTEL PICKUP. My confusion when booking via TripAdvisor. You have to go to Salta Train/Bus station. If you are into train journeys and big nature this is for you.
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Paul S wrote a review Feb 2020
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The train now runs from San Antonio so it's a bus trip from salta to there. It stops a couple of times but given its about the train they could do far more about giving information on the railway itself. We did a different trip via minibus which used the same route and that was far more informative. The final bit is great but its overpriced
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Date of experience: January 2020
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Gail M wrote a review Feb 2020
Nanaimo, Canada92 contributions78 helpful votes
A great trip for train enthusiasts. Expensive. And there are some things to note...it was rainy when we left Salta and the windows were obscured by condensation that didn’t disappear until the sun came out despite asking for help from the guide and driver. Breakfast by Canadian standards was “ continental “....should be called a coffee break. The altitude of 4000 meters at the top brings symptoms of headache, dizziness. There is medical help always available if it gets serious but at the speed of ascent almost everyone feels mild effects. Hard to really enjoy San Antonio and lunch when feeling iffy. With these warnings, enjoy some remarkable scenery!
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ged n wrote a review Jan 2020
Totnes, United Kingdom34 contributions12 helpful votes
Great day spent on this trip which we booked directly at Salta train station. The whole day worked like clockwork. Wonderful entertaining English speaking guide (thanks Focu). Many interesting stops on this lovely beautiful coach-train journey. Highly recommend when in Salta area Train ride itself is unique.
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Date of experience: January 2020
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