The Cloud Train leaving from the city´s train station in Salta to the Viaduct of Polvorilla takes you on a tour of an impressive work of 20th Century engineering achievement. The adrenaline and excitement are the sensations and feelings that it evokes in you. I advise that you do not eat anything before you leave, you have water handy and just ask coca tea or chewing coca because of the low air pressure and the low levels of oxygen. The train was perfectly equipped for it, with an great heating system, although these days in Salta we didn´t need a coat because it was very hot, we wore short-sleeved shirts, but when you go up to San Antonio, the temperature drops abruptly, there are places where you see the ice and the highest peaks snow-capped. The trip is very long but entertaining. You stop for landscapes and photos at each stop. Getting to San Antonio of the Coppers was quite a party and I felt a great feeling when we were so close to heaven and that immensity became our flag and we sang the national anthem. The train departs every Wednesday, Friday and Sunday at 7:05 pm. From Salta, and returns at 10.15 pm.
In the heart of Valle de Lerma, in the province of Salta, Argentina, this is man-made reservoir, the second biggest in Argentina. It's 45 km long, and condors nest on one of its hills (El Fuerte). You can sometimes see them flying near the top. Vehicles are prohibited, so you'll have to walk. You can see some ancient paintings by Guachipa Indians, and because the area is so far the roads, the natural surroundings are truly stunning.
Tres Cerritos is a shrine to the immaculate heart of the divine mother of Jesus that is outdoors. It is a church where thousands of people come to visit, some pilgrims and others by curiosity , but whatever the intention, the peace of mind in the soul is indescribable, just you have to open your heart and pour it out.