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A major Argentinean attraction, this railroad, reaching almost 14,000 feet above sea level, is one of the three highest in the world.
Suggested duration: More than 3 hours
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Calle Los de Salta | Frente a Plaza Antofagasta, Salta 4400, Argentina
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+54 387 422-8021
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A lot of people have already written about the day so I don’t think that I need to repeat the agenda and although I am not a train enthusiast and it is not my top pick for the area but I am glad I did...More

Thank Robert H
Reviewed 20 June 2018

The bus start from the old train station 12 blocks walking from the main square. Leaving 7 am it was still dark and cold. Our first stop was outside Salta were the old steam locomotive was. There are also some locals trying to sell there...More

2  Thank ClassicStrider
Reviewed 17 March 2018

It is a very very long day and a bit of a waste if you ask me as it starts super early and you are pretty much stuck on a bus for a full day..Yes you do get on a train at some stage for...More

5  Thank Fraochoo
Reviewed 10 January 2018 via mobile

I would not say the scenery encountered in this tour tops my list especially if one compares the scenery along the route 68 between Salta and Cafayate, or the route 52 going from Purmamarca to the Chilean San Pedro de Atacama. However, visit to San...More

1  Thank AHA2006
Reviewed 15 November 2017

What a great and informative ride. A few years back, this attraction consisted of a very long (over 12 hours) trip from Salta to the Andes. If you are a train lover, then great, but other than that, you´d be stuck inside a train for...More

Thank Gabriela_Kubota
Reviewed 6 November 2017 via mobile

I took the Train to the Clouds while visiting Salta as part of a conference. Construction was taking place so we were put into motor coaches for several hours to get to a train station The buses made several stops along the way for photos....More

Thank Noscreennanw
Reviewed 28 October 2017 via mobile

Even by the tour operators selling it, this tour is a waste of a day and incredibly frustrating. 4 hours in a van, maybe 2 hours on the train, 4 hours back and that's it. When someone who would only benefit from selling this tour...More

2  Thank Joe V
Reviewed 10 July 2017 via mobile

I'm not one for review websites. Everthing is subjective and relying on them means living your travel via other peoples views. Nevertheless I'm pleased, after being persuaded by my other half to read the reviews, that I did not heed the opinions of the recent...More

7  Thank paniaa2017
Reviewed 13 June 2017

The train used to run from Salta, but now there is a very long 170km coach ride by road to San Antonio de las Cobres, where the train actually starts. The road runs alongside the railway track and is very picturesque. The road coaches leave...More

2  Thank djpend
Reviewed 21 April 2017

Sadly a lot of wasted potential. We did this tour on April 15th 2017 and in contrast to older reviews, the train does not start anymore in Salta. Instead we got two four hour long bus tours to San Antonio de los Cobres and back...More

5  Thank ralfbrause
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27 July 2016|
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Response from MD11Flyer_12 | Reviewed this property |
Best is you check on their website. The schedule on there is realiable. But you really have to be quick with booking the tickets. I tried booking from abroad onlie, but their website at the time did not accept my CC. I asked... More
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3 October 2015|
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Response from James B | Reviewed this property |
The train does not run during the summer months, but should be running in April. As the start of the season depends on the weather it is best to just keep an eye on the website 6 to 8 weeks before you plan to travel.. As... More
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Response from Mikhail L | Reviewed this property |
And yes, be prepared to pay cash (argentinian pesos) for the tours, they accept cards only in places were they sell more expensive tours. Moreover, from a foreign card they will take money at an official exchange rate which... More
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