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Camino a Iruya near Salta, Argentina

Safari to the Clouds

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This exciting journey across the Andes mountains combines three circuits with different characteristics. The "Way to the Clouds" ride is an iconic railway experience; the Puna circuit is a fantastic view of an amazing desert landscape with changing colors in spring and autumn. The route down the Humahuaca gorge is just stunning! These trails offer many highlights along the way: San Antonio de Los Cobres, where the famous train stops at 1,832 meters above sea level, Salinas Grandes (enormous salt lake) of Jujuy, and Purmamarca (known for its colorful rock formations).
Driving through beautiful landscape of the Salta provinceMountains of the Salta province in northwest ArgentinaAn open air market in Purmamarca, ArgentinaQuebrada de Cafayate, SaltaCamino a Iruya near Salta, Argentina
  • Explore the Argentine Northwest on a day tour from Salta
  • Visit the way to the clouds, Purmamarca and Salinas Grandes in one day
  • Take in the view from the top of the Cuesta de Lip├ín
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Day 1: Safari to the Clouds

  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch
Depart early this morning from Salta for the "Safari to the Clouds" adventure. This journey highlights three different circuits of Northern Argentina. The first one, the "Way to the Clouds," follows the famous railway track of the "Train to the Clouds" through the “Quebrada del Toro” (Bull’s Ravine) up to San Antonio de Los Cobres. The second circuit goes through the Puna, along National Route Nº 40, up to Salinas Grandes (enormous salt lake) of Jujuy. And the third one descends to Lipan (La cuesta de Lipán) and on to the picturesque village of Purmamarca at the base of the well-known Seven Colours Hill, in the UNESCO recognized Humahuaca Gorge. There, you will have time to visit the handicraft market and walk around the village. The circuit ends in Salta late this afternoon.


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