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Train To The Clouds - Bus/Train/Bus Service - Salta (ARG)

Train To The Clouds - Bus/Train/Bus Service - Salta (ARG)

We propose a unique and special trip that combines its services in two sections: National Route 51, with photo stops at panoramic points of sites "stopped in time" to then embark on the magical experience of the TRAIN TO THE CLOUDS, which is manifested in everything its splendor upon arrival at the imposing viaduct in the foothills of the Andes. We not only combine landscapes and sensations, but also stories and experiences, which lead us to relive the epic of railway construction, back in 1920, initiated by the Engineer Richard Fontain Maury, the project's alma mater, as well as discover towns detained in the time in harmonious coexistence with the mountain. You must be at 06.00 am at the bus station for check in. The stops to be made during the tour are: 07:35 am: Campo Quijano, 30km from the capital. There you will be able to observe the most emblematic engineering work of Salta: the C-14 railway branch. 08:05 am: Viaducto del Toro, located on the ravine that bears the same name. 09:25 am: El Alfarcito, a place at 2,800 meters above sea level, where the tradition of making local crafts is kept alive. Here you can enjoy a country breakfast and we will tour the craft fair. The Father Chifri Foundation will also be visited, an organization that helps to obtain resources and provides education and training to the inhabitants of the area. This will be our last stop before reaching San Antonio de los Cobres. 11:40 am: Meeting at the train station and boarding the emblematic Train to the Clouds. At 12 o'clock the train journey begins. 1:00 pm: La Polvorilla Viaduct, the most recognized image of this trip. It is the highest structure of the C-14 railway branch, at more than 4200 meters above sea level. 1:30 p.m.: Start the return to San Antonio de los Cobres, arriving at the station around 2:45 p.m. and where you will have two hours to walk and photograph the place. 4:30 p.m.: The return begins

From Salta: Great Salt Flats Day Tour

From Salta: Great Salt Flats Day Tour

We will pick you up at the central hotels in Salta to start the tour. Then, we will travel to Quebrada del Toro and start to see the Tastil Village, with cave paintings and impressive stone constructions. We will visit the Tastil Ruins, a pre-Inca archaeological site declared National Historic Monument and World Heritage Site of the Inca Trail. From there we will arrive to San Antonio de los Cobres. Once there, we will be able to enjoy this special tourist spot, renowned for its beauty, landscapes and characteristic culture. We will take a break for lunch (not included). Afterwards, we will cross Route 40 until we reach the Salinas Grandes, right on the border between Salta and Jujuy. There, we will have free time to take pictures and enjoy one of the largest salt flats in the world, which attracts visitors from all over the world every year. Continue our descent through Cuesta de Lipán, where condors can usually be spotted. Visit the typical town of Purmamarca and the magical Cerro de los Siete Colores (Seven Colors Hill), named Historical Cultural Monument and of admirable beauty. Finally, we return to Salta by highway, arriving at the hotels around 8:00 pm.

Only Ticket Train To The Clouds - Salta (ARG)

Only Ticket Train To The Clouds - Salta (ARG)

We propose the opportunity to travel by train to the clouds. Meeting at the train station and boarding the emblematic Train to the Clouds. At 12 o'clock the train journey begins. 1:00 pm: La Polvorilla Viaduct, the most recognized image of this trip. It is the highest structure of the C-14 railway branch, at more than 4200 meters above sea level. 1:30 p.m.: Start the return to San Antonio de los Cobres, arriving at the station around and where you will have two hours to walk and photograph the place.

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beautiful excursion. except that I would recommend it as a first excursion to Salta