La Trochita Patagonia Train Tour

The Patagonia Express Train Tour - Tour Extension

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Steam Engine in Patagonia Bariloche lakes and Cerro Campanario View Old Patagonian Express Train in Esquel Futalaufquen Lake

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6 Days / 5 Nights

The Patagonia Express Train Tour - Tour Extension

Ride the "Old Patagonia Express" narrow-gauge railways aboard the La Trochita train through two of the most beautiful national parks in Patagonia. The Nahuel Huapi National Park is the first stop, and Los Alerces National Park comes further down the line. Follow Butch Cassidy's footsteps and hiding places in these beautiful prairies and forests.

Note: This is a tour extension, combine this tour with one of our full package tours.

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We include what others call optional

This tour includes:

  • All hotel accommodation
  • All breakfasts in hotels
  • Other meals as mentioned in the itinerary
  • All train fares
  • All tours, transfers, and entrance fees
  • English-speaking tour guides
Not included:
  • Tips or gratuity
  • Airfare

Highlights:

  • Train ride aboard the La Trochita
  • Nahuel Huapi National Park
  • Bariloche Small Circuit Tour
  • Seven Lakes Route
  • Los Alerces National Park

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View from Cerro Campanario Lake Nahuel Huapi Bariloche

Arrive in Bariloche & Small Circuit

Day 1

Your guide will be waiting for you at Bariloche airport to transfer to your hotel. Bariloche's breath-taking landscapes make it one of the most popular destinations in Argentina's Lake District. Discover them on a half-day Small Circuit tour. From your hotel in Bariloche, border the emblematic Nahuel Huapi Lake, meaning 'Tigre Island' in Mapuche language, towards the west to arrive at the Llao Llao area. Visit the San Eduardo Chapel and take in views of the luxurious Llao Llao Hotel. Enter the Llao Llao Municipal Park, which features signposted walking paths, and visit the Tacul Village. Head to a panoramic viewpoint that provides an alluring view of Moreno Lake and Llao Llao zone, meaning 'very sweet' in Mapudungun (Mapuche language).

Afterward, drive through Bustillo Avenue until getting to Campanario Hill to board an air-chair transport up to a cafeteria. From the top of the hill, you will find yourself surrounded by the immense beauty of Patagonia, with its captivating lakes and mountains, where your only problem would be deciding the perfect angle to take a picture.

Return to your hotel in Bariloche at night. 

Nahuel Huapi Lake in Argentina Nature

Seven Lakes Route

Day 2

After breakfast, take the full-day Seven Lakes Route, passing by Lakes Machonico, Escondido, Correntoso, Espejo, Lacar, Falkner and Villarino. Drive through the Route 231, which connects the towns of Bariloche, Villa La Angostura and San Martín de los Andes. This is a must for those who want to discover the soothing, natural landscapes of Argentina's Lake District. During the tour, visit different viewpoints that will reward you with picture-perfect panoramic views.

Transfer back to your hotel in the late afternoon.

An evening in Argentina

Bariloche to Esquel

Day 3

Today, take in the views of San Carlos de Bariloche before transferring to Esquel, located 285 km (175 mi) to the south, taking Route 40. Upon arrival in Esquel, transfer to your hotel and spend the rest of the day at your leisure, exploring the city, or resting at your room.

Patagonia Train Esquel

La Trochita Train

Day 4

Today, board the Patagonian Express known as 'La Trochita' to travel across this land of legends that leads to adventure, where nature never fails to impress the visitor with its mountains, lakes, forests and rivers. La Trochita is one of the few narrow gauge steam trains in the world. You may see sheep, guanacos and 'ñandus' (similar to ostriches). After the ride, transfer from the train station to your hotel in Esquel.

Note: La Trochita does not operate every day, so please check the available days with your SouthAmerica.travel assistant.

Futalaufquen Lake los Alerces Esquel in Patagonia

Los Alerces National Park & Depart from Esquel

Days 5-6

Enjoy breakfast and take a full day excursion to Los Alerces National Park, passing by Futalaufquen Lake, Arrayanes River, and Verde Lake. Walk along the border of Menéndez River until you reach Chucao Pier, in Menéndez Lake. Then, visit the majestic 'Alerzal Milenario' (Millenary Larch Wood), formed by trees that are more than 3000 years old, 60 meters high and 2.60 meters in diameter. The circuit allows guests to appreciate the big coihues, lakes, the beautiful cascade and Cisne River and the Torrecillas Glacier. Return to Esquel and spend the night.

On your final day of the La Trochita Patagonia Train Tour, transfer to the airport to board the flight from Esquel to your next destination in Argentina or the rest of South America.


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6 Days / 5 Nights

The Patagonia Express Train Tour - Tour Extension

Ride the "Old Patagonia Express" narrow-gauge railways aboard the La Trochita train through two of the most beautiful national parks in Patagonia. The Nahuel Huapi National Park is the first stop, and Los Alerces National Park comes further down the line. Follow Butch Cassidy's footsteps and hiding places in these beautiful prairies and forests.

Note: This is a tour extension, combine this tour with one of our full package tours.

Download itinerary as pdf

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Exterior of hotel in Nahuel Huapi
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