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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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An ambition achieved - twice the same day!

My Welsh grandfather, Ingeniero Edward J. Williams, was co-builder of the Ferrocarril Central del... read more

Reviewed 3 March 2018
Hugh1865
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St Cannat
Very nice tour, traveling on an out of use historic train.

We were able to make a trip like the ones made by former Patagonia visitors. Fantastic... read more

Reviewed 26 January 2018
acazeneuve
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Buenos Aires, Argentina
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Estacion en Calle Urquiza y Roggero, Esquel, Argentina
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+54 2945 45-1403
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Reviewed 3 March 2018

My Welsh grandfather, Ingeniero Edward J. Williams, was co-builder of the Ferrocarril Central del Chubut in late 19th century from Puerto Madryn to Las Plumas, regrettably no longer existent. Hence, riding La Trochita was closest I could get to experiencing those days. Had left-hand &...More

Thank Hugh1865
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Reviewed 26 January 2018

We were able to make a trip like the ones made by former Patagonia visitors. Fantastic views! Riding the old coaches, visitors travel from Esquel station to Nahuel Pan stop during one hour.

Thank acazeneuve
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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

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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
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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

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Reviewed 9 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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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