Located at the edge¬†of Andean mountain range, the city of Esquel is the main urban center of western Chubut.
Panoramic view of Esquel – Photo: Secretar√≠a de Turismo de Esquel
Its origin was formalized with the laying of the telegraph service. The foundation date is ¬†February 26th.¬†1906, when this service was inaugurated.
Together with San Mart√≠n de Los Andes, Villa La Angostura,¬†Bariloche and El Bols√≥n¬†they constitute a regional unit called the “Corridor of Patagonian lakes”
Entrance to Los Alerces National Park – Photo: Secretar√≠a de Turismo de Esquel
Esquel is the gateway to Los Alerces National Park, one of the most beautiful parks in the Andean Patagonian sector. The majestic landscape, which treasures ancient forests of larch trees, is impressive. There are numerous trails through the mountains, where you can go horseback riding or trekking.
There are also sites for rafting, fishing and¬†skiing.¬†The ski resort La Hoya¬†is very close to the urban area, with easy access and quality services. It is one of the places in Patagonia where you can ski until early spring.
La Trochita – From Esquel to Nahuel Pan
Esquel also means¬†“La Trochita”¬†or The Old Patagonian Express, the unique and famous narrow gauge train that runs across a part of Patagonia. It is without doubt one of the unmissable tours of the region of Los Alerces.
The ideal trip for those willing to know Argentina's travel icons: Perito Moreno Glacier in El Calafate, the End of the World in Ushuaia, the indispensable and mysterious Buenos Aires and the new Wonder of the World, The Iguaz√ļ Falls.
A combo that lacks nothing, with...
This is a journey to the End of the World, reaching the mythical Tierra del Fuego and then visiting the Glaciers National Park and the deservedly famous Perito Moreno Glacier. Simply put, it is a seven days journey of non-stop beauty, distributed across the cities...
This dream tour includes the ride in the Los Glaciares National Park until you reach the famous Perito Moreno Glacier, crossing walkways and balconies that will allow you to have excellent views of this mass of ice. A unique sensation of smallness in front of...
The two most iconic & emblematic Natural Monuments in Argentina, both declared World Heritage Sites, toured in six unforgettable days. The immense glaciers in Patagonia and the spectacular Iguaz√ļ Waterfalls in the north-eastern region of the country, will leave you breathless.
An ideal option in order to get to know three of Patagonia¬ís major sites: first, the Atlantic Ocean littoral, Puerto Madryn and Valdes Peninsula, a UNESCO World Heritage Site; later, a visit to the majestic Glaciers National Park and Perito Moreno with its magical, blue...
Two excursions will allow you to appreciate in a complete way this privileged place in our Atlantic Patagonia:
- A visit to Pen√≠nsula de Vald√©s, an amazing Patagonia Flora and Fauna reservation at its purest state. It is cosidered a World Heritage site by UNESCO.