El tren a las nubes (Video)

El Tren a las Nubes

El Tren a las nubes es uno de los ferrocarriles más altos del mundo. Es una herencia de la Argentina de tiempos pasados ​​cuando el país estaba abierto a la ayuda externa. La vía del tren fue diseñada por el ingeniero Richard Maury, y las piezas y los materiales procedían de Inglaterra y Francia.

El tren ahora solo recorre una corta distancia entre la ciudad de San Antonio de los Cobres y su icónico puente, el  Viaducto La Polvorilla.

Ofrecemos recorridos hasta la estación desde donde sale el tren, así como una serie de recorridos diferentes que se pueden combinar con el viaje en tren.

“La posibilidad de un ferrocarril en la zona comenzó a explorarse ya en 1889, y se llevaron a cabo numerosos estudios hasta 1916 analizando la viabilidad de la línea dada la pendiente pronunciada y el terreno accidentado. La construcción del ferrocarril comenzó oficialmente en 1921, con la intención de conectar el norte de Argentina con Chile a través de los Andes. El viaducto de La Polvorilla, el más alto de la línea, fue terminado el 7 de noviembre de 1932.

La ruta fue diseñada por el ingeniero estadounidense Richard Maury, (quien luego murió en Salta) y  una de las estaciones fue nombrada en su honor. El ferrocarril completo fue inaugurado el 20 de febrero de 1948, después de numerosas demoras y complicaciones y un período de 2 años donde el trabajo quedó paralizado.

La línea obtuvo su nombre a principios de 1960 después de que unos estudiantes filmaran desde el interior de los vagones del tren en un viaje Salta-Antofagasta, donde a menudo se veía como el vapor de la locomotora que, junto con el aire frío de la montaña, formaba grandes columnas de vapor. Posteriormente, el cortometraje se ofreció al periódico Clarín para hacer un documental, y fue así como entonces se lo llamó Tren a las Nubes debido a las nubes de vapor en la película. Ferrocarriles Argentinos (FA) más tarde adoptó el nombre para hacerlo más atractivo para los turistas. No fue sino hasta 1972 que comenzó a ser utilizado oficialmente por los turistas como un ferrocarril histórico”.

Cita tomada de wikipedia.


Introducing the Five Senses Travel team

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We are a passionate group of like-minded people who have come together to offer what was really missing in Salta and the North West of Argentina.

What was missing you may well ask, this place offers everything! well you are right but we saw that tourists were , for want of a better phrase ; getting ripped off !

The monopoly of private tour companies were charging amazing sums of money for services we saw we could offer at much more reasonable prices.

The group tour companies were charging a lot less but we knew that they were flexible at best with their time keeping and at worse just down right disrespectful!

This is how our company came about, seeing a lack of quality service at reasonable costs. We came to our senses (pun intended) and decided to do something about it.

Llama crossing - Road sign - Five Senses traveller
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The Boss (depending on who you ask) founded the company in 2016 and has been involved in giving travellers great holidays in Argentina for several years as a freelance tour guide. Just incase you were wondering ,he does escape from the crocodile creeping up behind!

Gareth is from the UK, coming from the Kingston area of London. He got the travel bug when he was nineteen and having done much of South East Asia and southern Africa decided to give South America a visit. He speaks fluent Spanish and, of course, English.

In Salta “La Linda”(Salta the beautiful), in 2004, he met Irma, fell in love and got married. They now live on the outskirts of the city and have two children, Sofia age 8 – (our princess), and Nico age one and a bundle of fun

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Luciana was born in Salta and after spending her childhood in this beautiful area she travelled all over the country getting to know every inch of it. She has an amazing knack of organizing what can be absolute chaos in Hotel bookings and the everyday bureaucracy of Argentine life.

Having spent 5 years studying Tourism in University Luciana went on to work in some of the best Hotel chains in Argentina before she came to work with us. She has a huge amount of knowledge in the field and she is the person we count on to ensure the smooth execution of all of our tours.

Luciana is the head of our administrative department and is in charge of the sales and admin teams who love her to bits!

Luciana Five Senses Traveller - Introducing Our Team
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Daniel is a true Saltinian having lived here all of his life he is an expert on everything “Gaucho” and in his spare time breeds Criollo horses. Being a football fanatic he also spends a fair amount of time supporting his beloved Central Norte football team. Daniel has an excellent knowledge of the North West of Argentina and is a professional driver and guide.

Daniel is our go to guide for all Spanish speaking clients and he is a great travel companion to all that he takes out. He is our in house mechanic and has a masterful way with all vehicle related issues.

We believe in keeping our vehicles in the very best working order to ensuring their flawless function 100% of the time, Daniel is our go to guy, he also makes a mean asado !

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