Argentina Salta Train to Tucuman & Buenos Aires Tour

Train to the Clouds & Tucuman-Buenos Aires Railway Journey

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10 Days / 9 Nights

Train to the Clouds & Tucuman-Buenos Aires Railway Journey

Explore Argentina by Rail on this classic Argentina train tour.  The Train to the Clouds Salta tour carries thousands of passengers along the vertiginous heights of the Cordillera de los Andes every year. Other railway routes, such as the Tucuman-Buenos Aires, take passengers on an elegant train ride through some of the most beautiful regions in Argentina. 

Important: Train to the Clouds operates from April to November. Alternative tours are available in case of last-minute cancellation for the Train to the Clouds.
Note: Some tours are subject to change without prior notice depending on availability, weather conditions, or other external cause.

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This tour includes:

  • 7 nights in 4* & 5* hotels
  • All breakfasts in hotels
  • 1 lunches & 1 dinner-show
  • All transfers and trains
  • All entrance fees and taxes (except for Recoleta Cemetery)
  • English-speaking tour guides

Highlights:

  • Salta City Tour
  • Full day scenic ride
  • Humahuaca & the Hill of 7 Colors
  • Cafayate, Argentina's Torrontes wine region
  • Train from Tucuman to Buenos Aires
  • Tucuman City Tour
  • Buenos Aires City Tour
  • Tigre Delta Tour

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Salta Cabildo

Arrival in Salta & City Tour

Day 1

Welcome to Argentina! Meet your travel guides at the airport* and head to your hotel in Salta. Check in and go on a 3-hour tour to explore this city, nicknamed 'the pretty one.' Climb the Cerro San Bernardo hill via a cable car ride to see panoramic views. Then visit the beautiful Salta Cathedral, the 18th-century Cabildo, the Plaza 9 de Julio, the Church of San Francisco, the Town Hall, the Museo de Arqueología de Alta Montaña (Archaeology Museum of the High Mountains), and the local handicrafts market. Afterward, return to your hotel. Take the chance to gaze at the beautiful Northwest Argentine skies.

Salta Tren Nubes Train to the Clouds

Salta Train to the Clouds

Day 2

This morning, head to Salta’s General Belgrano Station to take a scenic tour in Salta: a ride on the Train to the Clouds! Built on a route that was originally constructed to bring goods from the coast of Chile, this route passes 19 tunnels, 29 bridges, many ravines and breathtaking scenery.
One of the most interesting aspects of the Train to the Clouds is that it doesn't use brakes. Instead, this railway uses the winding, zigzag route through the mountains to control its speed. Lunch is served onboard, and you'll have the chance to stop at the Andean town of San Antonio de los Cobres.
After your 15-hour ride, arrive in the charming Purmamarca, an old town on the foot of the Hill of the Seven Colors.

Rock formations in Quebrada de Humauaca Argentina

Humahuaca

Day 3

Take a full-day excursion to the Quebrada de Humahuaca, visiting small prehispanic towns along the way. See the lagoons of Yala, 2000 m above the sea level surrounded by forests of pine trees, the unique Cerro de Los Siete Colores ("Hill of the Seven Colors"), and the Humahuaca Canyon, which was declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. Admire numerous indigenous villages on the way such as Purmamarca and Tilcara with its impressive prehispanic fortress, the Pucara. Enjoy the lush landscape where the Río Grande flows and where significant archeological beds are found in colorful hills before returning to Salta city.

El Cafayate vineyard in Argentina

Transfer to Cafayate

Day 4

Travel southwards to arrive in Cafayate, a perfect location to explore the Calchaquíes Valleys. Cafayate is also famous for its wines, due to its low humidity and mild weather, with Torrontés its most cultivated grapevine. Head to your hotel where you will spend one night. On your spare time, you can visit one of the wine cellars of the region to take a guided tour (not included).

Typical building in Tucuman Argentina

Transfer to TucumΓ‘n

Day 5

Leave Salta province to enter into historic Tucumán, the smallest province in Argentina. On route, stop to visit the fascinating Quilmes ruins. Take in its labyrinth-like stone constructions and learn about the Quilmes, the largest pre-Columbian settlement in the country.

Arrive in San Miguel de Tucumán, the province of the country, and head to your hotel to spend your last night in the enchanting Argentine Northwestern region.

Tucuman City Tour

Train from Tucuman to Buenos Aires

Day 6

Take the train that connects San Miguel the Tucumán with Buenos Aires, the capital city.

Train schedules:

Departure: Wednesday, 4.16 p.m. Arrival: Thursday, 7.15 p.m.
Departure: Saturday, 9.01 p.m. Arrival: Monday, 12.45 a.m.

Argentina Blue Casa Rosada

Arrival in Buenos Aires

Day 7

Upon arrival at the train station, meet your guide or driver and head to your hotel.

Argentina La Boca Tango Dancers

Buenos Aires City Tour

Day 8

Explore Buenos Aires on a half-day city tour. Visit the traditional tango neighborhoods in the south of the city: La Boca and San Telmo. On the first one, you will find the famous Caminito, boasting colorful houses built by working class Italian immigrants that arrived at the beginning of the 20th century. On the second one, admire the quaint colonial buildings that used to belong to the aristocratic classes, before they moved to the north of the city after the yellow fever epidemic of the mid and late 19th century.

Discover the elegance of Recoleta, featuring museums, churches, and restaurants, and finish off at the trendy Palermo, with its fashionable shops, broad plazas, and the alluring mixture of styles of its architecture.

River Tigre Delta in Argentina

Tigre Delta & Tango Show

Day 9

A short hour and a half ride from Buenos Aires towards the north, entering Buenos Aires province, takes you to a place with beautiful rivers, lush vegetation, and more than 200 bird species: Tigre.

Sail through the Parana River delta on a catamaran boat and take in the natural beauty of the area. Learn about the customs and lifestyle of the islanders, with curiosities such as the 'lancha almacén' (grocery boat), which sells goods during certain times of the day. After lunch, return to your hotel in Buenos Aires.

In the evening, enjoy an unforgettable dinner & tango show at one of the city's famous tango houses! Note: Tour doesn't operate on Sundays

Buenos Aires along the river in Puerto Madero

Departure from Buenos Aires

Day 10

Your railway tour ends in Buenos Aires. Transfer to the airport for your flight home or to your next Argentina travel destination.


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10 Days / 9 Nights

Train to the Clouds & Tucuman-Buenos Aires Railway Journey

Explore Argentina by Rail on this classic Argentina train tour.  The Train to the Clouds Salta tour carries thousands of passengers along the vertiginous heights of the Cordillera de los Andes every year. Other railway routes, such as the Tucuman-Buenos Aires, take passengers on an elegant train ride through some of the most beautiful regions in Argentina. 

Important: Train to the Clouds operates from April to November. Alternative tours are available in case of last-minute cancellation for the Train to the Clouds.
Note: Some tours are subject to change without prior notice depending on availability, weather conditions, or other external cause.

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