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Salta and Tren de las Nubes

Tours to Salta and Tren de las Nubes

Salta and Tucumán:  The Colonial Jewels Salta and Tucumán: The Colonial Jewels
Visit Northeastern Argentina to discover Salta, Tucumán, Quilmes, and the famous Train to the Clouds.
Program from 7 days /6 nights US$ 724
   

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Salta and Tren de las Nubes

Salta and Tren de las Nubes

Situated more than 1.500 km from Buenos Aires, Salta is the base point in order to travel to some of the most interesting places in northeast Argentina. Its characterized by the colonial aspect of its constructions, just as much in the old as in the modern. Some of its examples are Casas Hernßndez and Arias Rengel, The Cabildo or San Francisco Cathedral.

In the dams of Cabra Corral, situated only 63 km from Salta in the area of Coronel Moldes. Here you can accomplish all types of nautical activities, as well as enjoying the villas of recreation or visiting the enormous General Manuel Belgrano dam.

The famous Tren de las Nubes (train of the clouds) that leaves from Salta (situated at 1.183 above sea level) to the la Polvorilla viaduct -in the heart of the Andes Mountains-, ascends up to 4.200 meters and it travels 217 kilometers utilizing the branched C-14 of the General Belgrano railroad. The route is characterized by its 19 tunnels, 29 bridges, 9 coberts and 13 viaducts. It was constructed for the purpose to bring products from Salta and to the region of the ports of the pacific.

The convoy does not use racks, it is to say it is the traction the locomotive has that it hauls 10 cars that compose the convoy.  The train has the capacity for 520 passengers. It crosses the heart of puna salte˝a passing through small  Andean towns, oasis's, gorges and ravines.

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