Where: The Calchaquí Valleys in northwest Argentina, from Salta to Cachi, Colomé, Cafayate and back to Salta.
Why: This area of Argentina lies in the foothills of the Andes, with snowy peaks, cruising condors and a strong indigenous culture. Salta is a colonial city, with cobbled lanes [...]
Archive : Argentina
A journey into the clouds
March 4, 2009
Argentina's Tren a las Nubes (Train to the Clouds) takes you on a "magical journey", says Michelle Jana Chan in the Daily Telegraph. Departing from the "pretty" northern city of Salta, it climbs 10,000ft to the heart of the altiplano, the arid plateau of the central Andes, a "spectacular", corkscrewing ascent...
Argentina : Train to the Clouds
February 11, 2009
Michelle Jana Chan explores Argentina's high Andes on one of South America's great rail journeys. Thirty years ago, Paul Theroux wrote: "It is almost axiomatic that the worst trains take you through magical places." [...]
Train to the Clouds, Argentina
November 28, 2008
In northwest Argentina, Michelle Jana Chan rides the high-altitude Train to the Clouds -- the Tren a las Nubes -- from Salta to the Polvorilla viaduct, at 4,200m above sea level.