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Train to the Clouds

| Frente a Plaza Antofagasta, Salta 4400, Argentina
+54 387 422-8021
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Safari to the Clouds Tour of Northwest Argentina from Salta
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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.
  • Excellent57%
  • Very good23%
  • Average8%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible6%
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Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
| Frente a Plaza Antofagasta, Salta 4400, Argentina
+54 387 422-8021
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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

3  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

1  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

3  Thank ralfbrause
Reviewed 20 March 2017 via mobile

Too much time on a bus for What you get. A waste of a day. The service was good but found the trip anticlimactic

1  Thank Dana S
Reviewed 1 March 2017

If you are a train fan don't miss it. If you are into spending a nice day and seeing spectacular views, you're better off making the trip by car or bus. Why? The train leaves Salta at dawn 6 a.m. and returns at about 11...More

Thank Stephen C
Reviewed 23 February 2017 via mobile

We booked the tour in February 2017. we traveled 4 hours by bus, 3 by train and again 4 by bus. We were in Tilcara before and the landscape was not new for me. They did stopps every hour and the views were'nt so exiting...More

2  Thank 185Irina333
Reviewed 30 January 2017 via mobile

If you are considering going on the tour with tren a las nubes and you are a real railway enthusiast then do it! In case you are not, continue reading or book other tours out of Salta. I did the tour in January 2017 and...More

4  Thank Elisabeth J
Reviewed 10 January 2017 via mobile

It's an early start leaving at 7am from the train station. The day we went it all seemed a little chaotic as they weren't sure if it would go due to heavy overnight rains and landslides on the road there but we were only delayed...More

2  Thank Chief_Scone_Baker
Reviewed 3 January 2017 via mobile

This is one of those trips that you would kick yourself if you didn't do while in the Salta area. However on my experience today some small changes would make a great difference. It's not a cheap day out at AR1700 and at 13 and...More

6  Thank Bob A
Reviewed 7 November 2016

Because of problems with the line and bridges, the area travelled by train is now very short. However, this was still an amazing adventure - all of it. Well, except lunch - but that was in such an isolated place that one can hardly complain....More

3  Thank Bernadette54
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27 July 2016|
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
2 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
11 September 2015|
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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