It leaves from the train station at the city of Salta and ends its route at La Polvorilla Viaduct.
The railways reach a height of 4,200 meters above sea level, turning this train into one of the highest in the world.
The train offers meals onboard, translator services, and medical assistant for any passenger that may be affected by the lack of oxygen caused by the height. The trip lasts approximately sixteen hours, from seven am until midnight or later. The train runs 217 km. and passes through 29 bridges, 21 tunnels, 13 viaducts, 2 spirals, and 2 zigzags.
There are two stops throughout the trip: one at San Antonio de los Cobres station, and the other one at La Polvorilla viaduct.
It leaves from the city of Salta, the lowest point, and from there it begins the upward route until it reaches the final point at La Polvorilla Viaduct, the highest in the trip. As you reach the different stations, local villagers at picturesque stands sell craftwork, clothes, and regional products as interesting souvenirs of the trip.
The train services include dining car, medical practice, audio, video, and bilingual guides.