1. Argentina
  2. Salta Province
  3. Salta
  4. The Toro Gorge

From Salta: Train to the Clouds Rail Trip with Optional Bus

Product ID: 344641
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Experience the stunning landscapes of northern Argentina on the famous Train to the Clouds railway trip. Climb great heights to see the mighty Polvorilla Viaduct.
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Duration: 2.5 - 12 hours
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Experience

Highlights
  • Ride the famous Train to the Clouds through northern Argentina
  • Visit the small mining town of San Antonio de los Cobres
  • Take in spectacular views from the Polvorilla Viaduct of the Andes Mountains
  • Learn the history of the railway's epic construction
Full description
Take a journey through the Andes Mountains on the Train to the Clouds, Argentina’s most famous rail trip. Travel along National Route 51 from Salta to Quebrada del Toro and continue on to the mining town of San Antonio de los Cobres. From there, board the Train to the Clouds for a picturesque ride to the Polvorilla Viaduct at an altitude of 4,220 meters above sea level — the highest in Argentina.

You can choose an option to leave from Salta on a bus and then take the train ride from San Antonio de los Cobres, or make your own way to San Antonio de los Cobres and take only the train.

If you choose the option leaving from Salta: Meet your group at the Salta train station, and board a bus heading west along National Route 51. Along the way, learn about the history of the epic railway construction, dating back to 1920.  

Stop for breakfast in the middle of the Quebrada del Toro and then continue up to San Antonio de los Cobres, a small town located 3,775 meters above sea level. Embark on the famous Train to the Clouds that it will lead you to the towering Polvorilla Viaduct. Here you will have around 30 minutes to take photos. Return to San Antonio de los Cobres for some free time, followed by return bus transfer to Salta in the afternoon.

If you choose the option leaving from San Antonio de los Cobres: You will need to make your own way to San Antonio de Los Cobres, where the train ride begins. Please keep in mind this is a 3-hour journey and if you don’t have a vehicle, we recommend the option with the bus transfer. With this option, transportation from Salta and food are not included.
Includes
  • Round-trip bus ride from Salta to San Antonio de los Cobres (with bus option)
  • Round-trip train ride from San Antonio de los Cobres to Polvorilla Viaduct
  • Breakfast and afternoon snack (with bus option)
  • Bilingual tour guide (Spanish and English)
What’s Not Included
  • Lunch
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
Not suitable for
  • Children under 2 years
  • Pregnant women

Prepare for the activity

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Important information
What to bring
  • Passport or ID card
Know before you go
• Please note that your GetYourGuide voucher will not be accepted to board the train. You will receive a separate voucher from the local partner with the train boarding pass. You can print it or present the mobile ticket at the station (both options)

From US$ 52.02 per person

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Product ID: 344641