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La Trochita-viejo expreso patagonico en Esquel

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Address: Estacion en Calle Urquiza y Roggero, Esquel, Argentina
Phone Number: 02945451403
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La trochita

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... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 9 February 2016
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5 of 5 bubbles 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.

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San Carlos de Bariloche, Argentina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 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 worth the money

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Denbigh, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles 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.

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Salsipuedes, Cordoba, Argentina
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5 of 5 bubbles 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 tour visits an Indian reservation patagonica (Nahuel Pan)

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Buenos Aires, Argentina
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4 of 5 bubbles 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 final destination (Nahuelpan station) is much more commercially orientated that we would have expected. But... More 

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Esquel
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5 of 5 bubbles 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 make wonderful photo subjects!

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London, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 bubbles 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 it. The train station itself is open 2 hours before the train leaves at 1000... More 

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Buenos Aires, Argentina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 July 2013

Absolutely recommended!! We enjoyed it very much, especially the kids, who liked the ancient train and seats, very different from present.

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Esquel
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 July 2013

For train fans around the world, or visitors who simply want to enjoy a ride and experience this original, 1922 narrow-gauge steam train travelling through the immense Patagonian landscape, "La Trochita" is a must!

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