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The beautiful Salta!
 

Salta is one of the twenty-three provinces that make up the Argentine Republic. Its capital is the homonymous Salta. It is located to the northwest of the country, in the region of the North Grande Argentino, limiting the north with Jujuy and Bolivia until the trifinio Hito Esmeralda, where it begins its border with Paraguay (towards the northeast), to the east with Formosa and Chaco, to the south with Santiago del Estero, Tucumán and Catamarca, and to the west with Chile. With 155 488 km ² is the sixth province more extensive, behind Buenos Aires, Santa Cruz, Chubut, Rio Negro and Cordova.

 

 



Salta tourist destinations:

  • -Cafayate -Museum of the Vine and the Wine- (186 km) - `Quebrada de las Conchas' - Quebrada de las Flechas
    -Iruya (315 km) - Salinas Grandes (73 km from San Antonio de Los Cobres by provincial route 38)
    -Values ​​Calchaquíes
    -Train to the Clouds (below info and videos!)
    -Embalse of Cabra Corral (84 km) and Embalse El Tunal (184 km)
    Cuesta del Obispo - Cachi (157 km) - Los Cardones National Park (122 km)
    -Molinos (206 km) - Las Cuevas Valley - Laguna de Brealito
    -Tastil (106 km), San Antonio de los Cobres (160 km) and -Viaducto La Polvorilla (20 km from San Antonio de los Cobres)
    -Terms of Rosario de la Frontera (174 km)
    -La Caldera (22 km -a Jujuy by cornice road crosses the Yungas-) - Reservoir Campo Alegre (5 km from La Caldera)
    -The national park El Rey (190 km)
    -Baritú National Park (220 km)

 

tren de las nubes

The train to the clouds
 

The Train to the Clouds (Train of the Clouds) is an Argentine tourist rail service on the C-14 branch of the General Manuel Belgrano Railroad1 in the section that links Salta Station with the La Polvorilla viaduct, on the Andes Mountains, At more than 4220 masl (13,845 feet). The train departs from the city of Salta, crosses the Lerma Valley to enter the Quebrada del Toro and reach the Puna de Atacama.

The train as a ferro-tourism venture was born on the initiative of the authorities of the General Belgrano Railway, who in November 1971 resolved to run an experimental train with officials and journalists.

On July 16, 1972, the first official tourist trip was made, remaining until 1990 in the hands of State Railways and, since 1991, by the private capital of Salta.

The influx of passengers was initially scarce since Salta agencies preferred to sell tourists their own programs. Just when in 1978 the Argentine journalist Federico B. Kirbus published a note titled "To the Clouds on a Train" in the autoclub magazine of the Automobile Club Argentino, the public's interest began for this novel tourist attraction.

Travel:

The train leaves from the station of the city of Salta until the Viaduct La Polvorilla every day of the year, except for the 90 days that the austral summer lasts; During this rainy season, there are frequent landslides that often obstruct the railroad tracks.

The height of the tracks reaches 4220 msnm (13 845 feet), making it one of the highest trains in the world.

The journey takes about 16 hours. It crosses 29 bridges, 21 tunnels, 13 viaducts, 2 "curls" and 2 "zigzags".

During the whole trip there are only two stops: one at San Antonio de los Cobres station and the other at La Polvorilla viaduct.

The train has services such as car parlor, doctor's office, audio, video and bilingual guides, as well as private security and an ambulance that accompany the train.

 
 

 

 

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