San Antonio de los Cobres Day Trip from Salta


Your full-day journey to San Antonio de los Cobres begins with pickup at your Salta hotel. The drive to the northwest of Salta follows Argentina's famous Tren a las Nubes (Train to the Clouds) but traveling by coach allows passengers to disembark, snap photos and see sights along the way.  Arrive at Quebrada del Toro (Gorge of the Bull) and admire the 79-foot (24-meter) El Toro Viaduct. Pass the impressive Alisal and Chorrillo bridges as you listen to your guide's commentary on the area's history and geology. Watch the scenery change from rocky terrain and cacti to dense vegetation as the coach makes its way up toward the Andes. Stop to snap photos and stretch in several picturesque towns including Alfarcito, El Gólgota, and El Candado. Visit Santa Rosa de Tastil, a rural village that is home to the ruins of a pre-Incan city. Visit the archaeological museum and purchase a snack here (own expense).  Continue through Finca La Encrucijada to reach the highest point on your journey at 13,386 feet (4,080 meters) in Abra Blanca. View the native llamas and condors in their natural habitat as they pick their way through the mountain landscape. Complete the final leg of your journey to San Antonio de los Cobres, where you stop for views of the Polvorilla Viaduct. Explore the streets full of traditional adobe homes on your own and taste regional dishes for lunch (own expense) during your two hours in one of Argentina's highest-elevation towns.  Then board the bus for your return trip to Salta, where your excursion ends with drop-off at your hotel.

Tour info

10 hours
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Why take this tour?

Follow part of the route of Argentina’s famous Train to the Clouds on a scenic round-trip drive from Salta to the mountain town of San Antonio de los Cobres. As you climb in elevation during the drive, travel through Quebrada del Toro’s dense greenery and breathtaking gorge dotted with cacti. Cross viaducts and bridges, including Alisal and Chorrillo, and visit the pre-Incan archaeological gem of Santa Rosa de Tastil. Explore the quiet mining town of San Antonio de los Cobres, from where you’ll capture views of Polvorilla Viaduct.

What’s included?

  • Hotel pickup and drop-off

  • Professional guide

  • Air-conditioned vehicle

  • Gratuities

  • Food & Drinks

  • Entrance fee to Archaeological Museum in Santa Rosa de Tastil

Things to know

Before you book

  • Duration: 10h

  • Mobile tickets accepted

  • Instant confirmation

Covid Policy

  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized

It is the passenger's responsibility to wear a protective mask and maintain distance. In case they don't respect the basic safety measures, they will be asked to leave the tour. The capacity of tour will be temporarily reduced to ensure social distancing.

Cancellation Policy

    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

Operated by:

Tangol Salta

About operator:

At Tangol our motto is to help hard-working people make the most of their holidays when visiting our beloved Salta and Argentina. Whatever dreams and desires about holidaying in Salta and Argentina please talk to us to help you make them come true. We are a reputable and long standing family run travel agency. We are dedicated to provide excellent service and value for money.

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