Looking fo a change after a few days of fly fishing? Let us point you to a memorable ride on the Patagonian Express. This fantastic means of transportation, known affectionately as “the trail” (El Trochita) has linked Ingeniero Jacobacci and Esquel since 1945.

Admirers of vapor trains come here to make 402 kilometers, 626 curves, cross Chico River and a tunnel of 108 m in this fabulous machine.

Many years ago, The Old Patagonian Express used to carry wool and livestock of 25,000 tons per year. But when alternative means of transportation appeared, many people stopped using it. Now, it only makes two trips, taking passengers and sometimes load. However, it is still very important for Patagonian inhabitants that do not have any means of transportion; more so even in winter, when snow covers the routs and this Old Express is the only way out: “Perhaps El Trochita takes an eternity by it always arrives”.

For all the tourists that do not have time to go to Jacobacci, the Old Express has also a stop in Nahuel Pan Station, located at 20 km from Esquel and near to 259 Argentina National Route.


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