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Train to the Clouds

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Address: Ameghino | Salta Railway Station, Salta 4400, Argentina
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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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It's an early start leaving at 7am from the train station. The day we went it all seemed a little chaotic as they weren't sure if it would go due to heavy overnight rains and... read more

3 of 5 bubblesReviewed 6 days ago
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Isle of Man, UK
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37 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

It's an early start leaving at 7am from the train station. The day we went it all seemed a little chaotic as they weren't sure if it would go due to heavy overnight rains and landslides on the road there but we were only delayed by 20 mins. It did seem a little disorganised for English only speakers. There were... More 

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Stockport, England, United Kingdom
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28 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is one of those trips that you would kick yourself if you didn't do while in the Salta area. However on my experience today some small changes would make a great difference. It's not a cheap day out at AR1700 and at 13 and a half hours it's an endurance test as well. 7am start. The aim is to... More 

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Edinburgh
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 7, 2016

Because of problems with the line and bridges, the area travelled by train is now very short. However, this was still an amazing adventure - all of it. Well, except lunch - but that was in such an isolated place that one can hardly complain. I enjoyed the whole day and survived the altitude by using coca leaves, like the... More 

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Vienna, Austria
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 18, 2016 via mobile

We are a couple in our thirties and we realised on the bus that this tour is aimed at a different age group. 90% of the trip is on the bus and not on the train and you don't even get to walk a little bit. Every bus has a different colour and the organisation reminds of elementary school trips.... More 

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Hatillo
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 18, 2016 via mobile

It was a great experience riding this train. Even when you only make the last part of the route . The first part was done in a bus that departs from the train station at 7:30 am and it was a fun ride. They take all kind of prevention due to the altitude. There goes a nurse and an ambulance... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 10, 2016

90% of the train line has been closed down Dec 2015 and this company is cheating everyone selling tickets for the train ride, but most of the trip (4-5 hours) in on the bus and only 40 min by train. The views are great, but now you can experience no zig zags, no tunnels, only one bridge- very disappointing.

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San Miguel de Tucuman, Argentina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 24, 2016

No words!!!. Just, one of the most beautiful trip I have done. You can feel the sky on your hands. Please, don't eat much. It is not good for high mountains. Drink a coca-tea, don't run, and enjoy the views. Really nice!!!!

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Dublin, Ireland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 19, 2016

Amazingly well organised trip! Bus to San Antonio de los Cobres with fantastic scenery though a bit hazy through the steamed up morning windows even though they give you a cloth to clean them! The train part was amazing, the scenery jaw dropping and the bridge well worth seeing. The guide was great too. Tip - buy your handcrafts on... More 

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Basel
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 12, 2016 via mobile

Incredible experience riding this train even though nowadays service is unfortunately very limited to a ride of a short hour only. Still the journey in this fantastic landscape is worth every Peso spent! Lets hope the Government gets the tracks fixed in the next years so that the train will be able to make the complete journey again!

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Krakow, Poland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 25, 2016 via mobile

It was real pleasure to take the trip, even though it took 14 hours. We were at the train station at 6:30 and come back 20:30. The most of the trip is by bus - it's new approach before the trip was only by train. We stopped several time to appreciate amazing views of train bridge, lovely little towns on... More 

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