Circuito de las Nubes
This circuit combines the renowned travel that the Tren a las Nubes (Train to the Clouds) does, with additional income to Salinas Grandes and Purmamarca.
The trip starts from the city of Salta to the west. We cross the town of Campo Quijano and enter to the stunning Quebrada del Toro, where we can observe the amazing work of engineering of Train to the Clouds. The travel continue to ascending to 3000 masl to the village of Santa Rosa de Tastil, where the archaeological ruins tell us that this was a town bigger than now is, with about 2000 habitants that mysteriously disappeared.
Continuing the journey, the landscape of the highlands is present with the yellow of its mountains and aridity of the soil. The next stop is San Antonio de los Cobres, mining town that offers food stalls for lunch. Then the RN 40 leads directly to the Salinas Grandes, a huge and beautiful sea of salt. After climbing over 4000 masl, the way down is by Cuesta de Lipan, and between curves introduces us to the magic village of Purmamarca, where the wonderful Cerro de los Siete Colores dazzles us.
After this amazing experience, we return to Salta and arrive about 08.30PM.