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La Trochita-viejo expreso patagonico en Esquel

Estacion en Calle Urquiza y Roggero, Esquel, Argentina
+54 2945 45-1403
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The Rembrandt of the narrow gauge trains of the world. Must do for train lovers

Great trip at a slow pace allowing for viewing of vegetation changes as one ascends through 250m... read more

Reviewed 22 August 2017
Mario880
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Cordoba, Argentina
Steaming Through Patagonia

I loved this La Trochita journey. Our guide kindly explained highlights in English after the... read more

Reviewed 7 April 2017
Lifemoves
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Scone, Australia
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  • Very good31%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
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Estacion en Calle Urquiza y Roggero, Esquel, Argentina
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Reviewed 22 August 2017

Great trip at a slow pace allowing for viewing of vegetation changes as one ascends through 250m along 19k track if you sit in the tight side. Is a fun ride if you like steam engines. The carriages are classical wooden ones, with a bar...More

Thank Mario880
Reviewed 7 April 2017

I loved this La Trochita journey. Our guide kindly explained highlights in English after the Castellano Spanish, as we rolled through the mystical landscape of Patagonia. She even gave me an audio Mp3 to listen to, a perfect accompaniment for a small section of the...More

Thank Lifemoves
Reviewed 29 January 2017

The Trochita, also known as the Old Patagonian Express is a fun ride if you like steam engines. There are two options, from Esquel northwards to Nahuel Pan, or from El Maiten southwards, both of which are about 20 Km. We did the Esquel option...More

2  Thank redshifters
Reviewed 8 February 2016 via mobile

Great trip at a slow pace allowing for viewing of vegetation changes as one ascends through 250m along 19k track. Museum and souvenirs at top. Good historical commentary and headset for translation available.

Thank killara
Reviewed 4 April 2015

We loved the train ride. Helpful staff, informative and well organised. I would recommend it to tourists, As an Argentine resident the price was 50% of the foreigner price - which I think is a little unfair so at 180 argentinian pesos it was well...More

Thank Sam2803
Reviewed 22 April 2014

Very friendly guides, I was given an English audio explaining it all.The engine broke down as we left the station but it just added to the character of the place.Try and get a seat facing the platform for the best views.

Thank arwyn d
Reviewed 1 April 2014

Unique in the world because of the width of the trail this gem of trains was listed by a BBC journalist as a Rembrandt, indicating as a unique and wonderful. Unmissable travel in Winter with firewood inside in a little stove (called salamandra). In his...More

Thank Mario880
Reviewed 26 February 2014

It's like going to your DVD club to rent "Cinema Paradiso": a very good movie, but specially it has shocking (pleasant) memories. Ok, it's probably not as well conserved as you imagined. Ok, the schedules are not strict (usually gets out with delay) and the...More

Thank Flavio S
Reviewed 26 November 2013

La Trochita is a great way to experience travelling through Patagonia the way the early settlers did. It's a short trip now, from Esquel to Nahuel Pan station and back, but the stunning scenery of the Andes foothills and the puffing little steam train itself...More

1  Thank jamsur
Reviewed 23 November 2013

Another example of price gouging for tourists - $120 pesos for Argentine nationals and $210 pesos for everyone else, and if you do not book ahead with a credit card via one of the any agencies in Esquel or the surrounding tourist towns - forget...More

4  Thank colincclark
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