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Tren a las Nubes

Shipra Shekhar
The Tren a las Nubes, that translates to "train to the clouds" is a heritage train service that connects Salta in the Argentine northwest with La Polvorilla on the Chilean border in the Andes mountain range over 4,220m (13,850ft) above mean sea level. It began services in the year 1948 and is one of the highest railways in the world. The train comes with a dining and bar carriage and has a capacity of 170 passengers. There are several stops along the way and some of them have markets selling artisan goods and locals offering regional cuisine. It departs from Salta every Saturday at 7.05am, and returns around midnight.What makes this train ride the adventure of a lifetime?On this impressive train ride, you will pass through 29 bridges, 21 tunnels, 13 viaducts, two spirals and two zigzags. You will get a glimpse of the surreal Lerma Valley, colourful Quebrada del Toro, Tastil ruins and San Antonio de los Cobres before reaching an unbelievable viaduct spanning a desert canyon at La Polvorilla.Fare: $185/₹11,840 for an adult and $138/₹8,832 for a childBook your tickets here.Feel the thrill of being part of the Gold Rush when you take this glorious train ride in Canada