Train to the Clouds from Salta

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  • No booking fees
  • duration 1 days
  • tour type Group
  • age requirement + years old
  • guiding method Live Guide/Instructor
  • Starts Salta, Argentina
  • Ends Salta, Argentina
HIGHLIGHTS Download trip brochure
  • Discover this amazing World Heritage Site
  • Get to see the Seven Colored Hill
  • Be accompanied by professional bilingual guides
The Train to the Clouds from Salta tour starts and ends in Salta. The Train to the Clouds from Salta is an explorer tour that takes 1 days taking you through Salta, Argentina and other destinations in Argentina.

Welcome to the iconic Tren a las Nubes (Train to the Clouds). This experience combines routes by bus and train in which you can enjoy the Andean landscapes and culture, while at the same time, benefiting the local and tourist development of the regions of the Quebrada and Puna. This tour will have as its exclusive attraction the train journey from San Antonio de los Cobres to the famous La Polvorilla viaduct
4.5 - Excellent
Based on 31 reviews
Jenn's review for another Tangol Tours tour
5 - Excellent
  • Jenn
  • From Argentina
  • On Oct 17 2018
“I sent an email to Tangol Tours only a couple weeks before arriving in Salta. Mateo from their company arranged 3 full day tours - even though one fell on a major holiday - the 200th anniversary of Argentina's independence!

He is clearly one of the most knowledgable travel agents we have ever used. The first day our tour took us to almost 14,000 feet - the viaduct where the train to the clouds travels. Being with him was so much better than a long bus ride and 20 km on the train!! He constantly checked on us to make sure we were not getting sick from the altitude. He adjusted our trip to stop and see everything, or just to take pictures. When we arrived back in Salta, he made sure we had great local food for dinner.

The second day, Mateo again arrived bright and early so that we could see all the little villages on our way to Cafayate. As we drove through the amazing views, Mariano knew exactly where to stop to avoid the crowds. He picked an amazing inn outside of the city for lunch, so that we would not fight the crowds. AND he was incredibly patient as we walked the mercado in search of a chess set!!

Our days in Salta and jujuy were wonderful and left us wanting more!!! We all highly recommend their travel agency, ask for Mateo and hold on for the ride!!!”
John's review for another Tangol Tours tour
4 - Very Good
  • John
  • From Argentina
  • On Jul 08 2018
“Booked 2 night-3 day tour from Buenos Aires to El Calafate, including air, transfers, hotel and 1 full day boat tour and trails at Glacier Perito Moreno.
Everything went smoothly.
Got snowed in at El Calafate and ended up staying an additional night. Tangol made all the arrangements - notified us that the flights were cancelled, rebooked the flight and rearranged all transfers.
Excellent. Would definitely book with them again.”
Review for another Tangol Tours tour
5 - Excellent
  • Anonymous
  • From Argentina
  • On May 29 2019
“It was incredible to have been able to know a wonder of the world. It is a highly recommended place to visit!”

We will meet at Plaza Antofagasta at 6.15 am, in front of the Salta Train Station. Here all the passengers will do the check-in with the tickets and passports. Once we are all registered and sited inside the bus, we will begin our journey.

At 7.35 am we will have our first photographic stop in Campo Quijano, located 30 km from the capital. There we will begin to see the most emblematic engineering work of Salta: the railroad branch C-14. We will return to the bus and, at 08 am, we will make the second stop at Viaducto del Toro, located on the Quebrada which bears the same name. We will continue our journey and at 09.25 am we will stop at El Alfarcito, a place at 2,800 masl, where the tradition of local handicrafts is kept alive. Here we will enjoy a country breakfast and we will visit the craft fair. Also we will be visiting the Father Chifri Fundation. This will be our last stop before arriving at San Antonio de los Cobres, a town that is 168 km away of the capital of Salta and about 3,775 meters above sea level, at the foot of the Terciopelo Hill.

Arriving at 11.40, we will go to the train station and embark on the emblematic Train to the Clouds. At noon we will start the journey that we were all waiting for: the train traveling at 35km per hour allows you to contemplate, photograph and experience the beauty of nature, stillness and immensity. On board is offered bar service, postal service and merchandising to make this trip an enjoyment and an unforgettable memory. Around 1 pm, we will arrive to the Viaduct of Polvorilla, the most recognized image of this trip. With steel structures of 223.5 meters in length, 1600 tonnes in weight, a height of 63 meters above ground level, it is the highest structure of the railway branch C-14, located more than 4200 m.s.n.m. Here we will descend from the train and we will have 30 minutes to tour the place and take incredible photos.

We will get back on the train and start the return to San Antonio de los Cobres, arriving at the station around 2:45 pm.
Here we will have 2 hours where we can tour the town, experience different activities with the native communities, among them, you can visit the Craft Market, create a clay pot with your own hands, or make a trekking with llamas (optional, not included). Also, it is the ideal time to enjoy lunch (not included). Around 4.30 pm we will go back on board the bus and start our return. After an hour's drive we will make our last stop in the village of Santa Rosa de Tastil, where one of the largest archeological sites in our country is located, it is estimated that it hosted 3,000 people approximately.

After this 20 minute stop, we will begin the final section of our trip, arriving at the city of Salta around 08.15 pm

  • Breakfast And Snack
  • Round trip Bus Trip From Salta City Center
  • Ticket For The Train To The Clouds
  • Pick Up From Hotels
  • Lunch
  • Additional Activities In San Antonio De Los Cobres.
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No additional cancellation fees apply for this Train to the Clouds from Salta tour. You can cancel the tour up to 32 days prior departure and avoid paying the full amount, but your deposit paid is non-refundable. No refund applies for cancellations within 31 days of departure.


A deposit of 7 USD is required to confirm this tour. The remaining balance will be charged 31 days before departure. For any departures within 12 September 2020 full payment is required.

Travel Insurance

Train to the Clouds from Salta tour requires that you have adequate and valid travel insurance covering medical and personal accidents, including repatriation costs and emergency evacuation. We recommend using World Nomads' travel insurance.


For this Train to the Clouds from Salta tour getting the required visa(s) is the responsibility for each individual traveller, as visa requirements vary depending on your nationality. We recommend to check with your local embassies representing the countries that you are travelling to, as part of this itinerary.

Rooms have to be filled when booking. Thus, if you are 1 person travelling you have to pick Single Room. If you’re 2 people travelling, you can either pick either Single Room, in which case each traveler will receive their own Single Room, or Double Room, etc.
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