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Train to the Clouds (El Tren a las Nubes)

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Address: Balcarce 1105 // Salta Railway Station, Salta, Argentina
Phone Number: 541147063500
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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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Ya just have to do it!

If you are in this corner of the world, you just have to do this. It's a great trip. The scenery is spectacular and even though there is a sameness in the landscape, the changes... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 19, 2016
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Helena, Alabama
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Krakow, Poland
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4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW 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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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2016

I agree with many of the other contributions that this is a well organized and overall a remarkable experience. The "BUT" comes from the location of your seat on the train : should you be on the right side (in the direction of travel) of the compartment, you will have far less views than the ones on the left side... More 

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Helena, Alabama
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2016

If you are in this corner of the world, you just have to do this. It's a great trip. The scenery is spectacular and even though there is a sameness in the landscape, the changes in terrain make the trip memorable. We took the travel vans back which included a couple interesting cultural and, of course, shopping stops. Be sure... More 

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New York City, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2016

First of all, this is a must-do. It is an absolutely beautiful tour through the countryside of the Salta province. However, I want to talk about how PROFESSIONAL the company is! I was so impressed! The day before my tour, I saw on the website that the train to the clouds was no longer running. A heavy rainfall that day... More 

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Asuncion, Paraguay
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2015

Very nice to see... Though not sure it.s worth the detour.... It.s very high in altitude. You arrive with the car at the bottom and you can walk up to the rail.... But hey at 4000m high well... Some get dizzy or short breath... One my kid had to stop mid way the two others could climb all the way... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2015

Unforgettable trip, a unique experience to enjoy with your family and friends reaching 4200 metres above sea level. I recommend to book the tickets before getting to Salta. even though it´s a long day trip (you have to get to the train station at around 6.30 am and get back to the city at 9pm), you dont get tired at... More 

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2015

I have been wanting to travel on this train for many years, and was finally able to do so in Sept. This is no longer a passenger train but a tourist attraction, therefore it could be gratefully improved by having bigger and better windows, so as everybody could see out of them not just the fortunate ones who got a... More 

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Minsk, Belarus
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7 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015

My girlfriend and me booked the train in advance before coming to Salta. It wasn't easy to get the tickets, the train only operates on Wednesdays and Saturdays and the tickets are sold out very quickly. We had to move our return flight from Salta to Buenos Aires one day forward to be able to catch the train. While in... More 

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Peak District
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

We tried to book a seat at the office in Salta this week but the train is fully booked until the end of September. Obviously this is a busy time of year.

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Moron, Argentina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 59 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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