Train to the Clouds Experience
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Train to the Clouds Experience

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Stop At: Train to the Clouds, Calle Los de Salta Frente a Plaza Antofagasta, Salta 4400 Argentina

Our round trip tour is a blend of bus and rail experiences on the way to San Antonio de los Cobres village, and allows insertion and sustainability of local indigenous communities in our actions, while we work as a link between them and the general visitors.

Bus & Train Option

The journey starts in the city of Salta at 7am departing on buses heading west following the old drover 'Toro Trail', which will allow travelers a closer view to the attractions of this colorful canyon and a different perception of the traditional railway system.

On the way our tour guides promote photo stops in several railway viewpoints until you arrive in 'Alfacito'. This is a small picturesque hamlet where visitors are invited to an outdoor breakfast in an immersion experience in the cosmogony of local inhabitants.Going on the journey through this magical Andean region travelers get in direct contact with indigenous populations that succeeded in surviving in high plateaus in the upper Andes.

Our adventure on the Train to the Clouds will start from 'San Antonio de los Cobres'. The train journey goes through landmarks like 'Termas de Pompeya', 'Toconadito', and' Mina Concordia' in order to reach the rail network's last stop: The famous 'Polvorilla' Viaduct. Back in 'San Antonio de los Cobres' tourists may interact and discover social nuances that are materialized in activities such as participating in ceramic workshops, handicraft market, and short lama caravan walks among others (not included).

For the return we take the buses back through the national road 51, which suggests a stopover at 'Santa Rosa de Tastil', part of the 'Q’ Pac Ñam' (Inca trail), declared by Unesco Cultural World inheritance in 2014.

Train Option only:

This option includes only the Train to the Clouds ride from 'San Antonio de los Cobres' to the 'Polvorilla' Viaduct and back. No transfers included. 

Welcome to the Train to the Clouds. We invite you to enjoy this experience with your family and friends and make an unforgettable trip, which will surely be one of those magical moments that remains in your memories, making Salta your favorite place in the world!



Departure 7:00 am Salta - Arrival 7:35 am Quijano 

Departure 7:55 am Quijano - Arrival 8:05 am V. Toro

Departure 8:25 am V. Toro - Arrival 9:45 am Alfarcito

Departure 10:30 am Alfarcito - 11:45 am San Antonio de los Cobres


Departure 12:00 pm San Antonio de los Cobres - Arrival 1:00 pm V. La Polvorilla 

Departure 1:30 pm V. La Polovorilla - Arrival 3:00 pm San Antonio de los Cobres


Departure 4:15 pm San Antonio de los Cobres - Arrival 5:30 pm Tastil

Departure 6:00 pm Tastil - Arrival 8:00 pm Salta

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  • Breakfast
  • Snacks
  • Local guide
  • Professional guide
  • Local taxes
  • Entry/Admission - Train to the Clouds
Not included
  • Lunch
  • Food and drinks, unless specified
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • A current valid passport is required on the day of travel
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Passport name, number, expiry and country is required at time of booking for all participants
  • A current valid passport is required on the day of travel
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 100 travelers
Catherine A
4 | 2019-08-19

Excellent scenery, lovely experience, however the stop at the viaduct was too short (20 minutes). Also, viator advertised this trip with breakfast and we did not get any. The tickets would not download from the voucher, however our passports were sufficient when presented at the check in at the station.

Adrianus R
5 | 2018-11-19

Excellent. Very interesting and very well organized. Very comfortable. Unique route with beautiful landscape

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