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“Bring your own food!”

Salta Tram (Teleferico)
Ranked #11 of 114 things to do in Salta
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Owner description: This cable car takes you to the top of San Bernardo Hill where you can enjoy a view of the Lerma Valley.
Penang Island, Malaysia
Level 6 Contributor
694 reviews
311 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 803 helpful votes
“Bring your own food!”
Reviewed 22 January 2014

The price is now 70 pesos each way… no discount for purchasing a round trip ticket. We did anyway to avoid queuing again at the top. We went on a Monday afternoon, around 3.30 and had to wait in line for about 25 minutes to get tickets, and same again to board the cable car. I sometimes get a bit fearful on these things, but I found this one pretty easy, maybe because you are all enclosed in a box. As others here have noted, it was quite warm in the car, with not much airflow, even though it was not a hot day. There is a small window opening which is good for photography, but shooting through the Perspex worked OK too (see my photos).

At the top there was some nice walking paths and seating areas arranged around a water garden, all nicely done. There was also a trendy looking café with spectacular views under umbrellas, but alas, he sold nothing but pop soda, water, biscuits and sweets, and the service was all but non-existent. The only other food available was from a popcorn trolley. Somebody could be cleaning up here, if they could get it together.

The cable stops running at 7.30pm. It was still quite busy when we decided to descend at around 6.50. We were surprised to find only a small line of people waiting to go back down. It was a pleasant enough way to spend half a day, and I would recommend you do it when in Salta. There is also an option to walk down, which could be fun.

Visited January 2014
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“Pointless and dishonest employees”
Reviewed 7 January 2014

First, I had a 30% off coupon (which you can get in many of the free local guides that hotels and stores hand out). The ticket vendor refused to accept it.

Second, this takes a lot of time and is either ridiculously hot in the summer or cold in the winter. If you've even been in a ski lift, you can skip this. Instead, take your pesos and get a taxi to drive you to the top, wait for you for 30 minutes, and then drive you back. You'll save money and time and have a much better time. Plus the view from the top is what you want, and you get that with a taxi.

However, there is a fun little area right near the base. Lots of people and vendors, paddle boats in a small lake, etc. That's worth going to in the evening.

Otherwise, skip the ski lift.

Visited December 2013
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Nottingham, UK
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“A nice ride”
Reviewed 3 December 2013

This cable car brought back memories of visits to Switzerland, not least bacause the whole thing is Swis in origin! It's a nice ride with wonderful views of the city. We thought the ride was inexpensive (but the pound sterling is strong at the moment).

Visited November 2013
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“Great fun”
Reviewed 30 November 2013

If you like heights and great views then this is for you!
The bottom station is easy to get to from the centre of the city and is interesting, architecturally (lots of coloured glass) and mechanically - you can see all the working parts of the chairlift.
Trip takes about 5 minutes. Gardens and views from the top of the mountain are great. Nice, relaxing diversion from walking the city streets.

Visited November 2013
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Sao Paulo, SP
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“What a place! What a view!”
Reviewed 28 October 2013

The view form the top of the mountain is amazing! And the place itself is just perfect! Lots of nature, waterfall (man made) that offers you some moments of peace and reflection! Beautiful view of Salta and it's surroundings! It is a must go!

Visited October 2013
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