Patagonia Trips

AT A GLANCE  


 

  • Five star lodge experience. Great accommodation and meals.
  • A large number of World-Classs trout fisheries in the immediate vicinity of the lodge. Lakes, spring creeks, freestone rivers and tailwaters.
  • Walk/wade, rafts and drift boats.
  • Fish a different river every day.
  • 7 nights lodging and six full days of guided fishing.
  • Private room and ensuite for every participant.
  • Complementary loaner SIMMS waders/boots and high end rod/reels provided by PRG.
  • An exceptional experience in every way.

2023       SPOTS LEFT

WHERE: ARGENTINA
WHEN: SAT 18 – SAT 25, NOVEMBER –  2023
PRICE: TBD

Join us for a week of superb dining and lodging at Patagonia River Guides Trevelin Lodge; one of the most prestigious fly fishing destinations in all of Patagonia.

PRG’s Trevelin lodge has it all.  The surrounding area offers up more than two-dozen rivers and some of the most diverse fishing in all of Patagonia.

From temperate rainforest in the Los Alerces National Park to the arid Patagonia steppe, all within striking distance of The Lodge at Trevelin, the area is a fly fisherman’s nirvana.

The waters, fishing, and scenery are incredible, and we have secured a week booking based on PRG’s signature “fish a different river daily” program to make the most of the experience. Guests will enjoy fishing in every kind of water imaginable and catching a variety of wild trout species. The rivers of this scenic region boast rainbows, browns, brook trout, as we as landlocked salmon.

There is such a wide-selection of waterways in the Trevelin area including large tailwaters, small freestoners, spring creeks and lakes. Guests can choose to fish a different section of river or a completely new experience each day. They even have drift boats and rafts. PRG’s Trevelin really is a special region home to a huge variety of fly fishing possibilities.

Both novice and seasoned anglers will benefit from the sophistication of PRG’s program and the diversity of the fishing. Their talented guides specialise in fishing the entire range of diverse waters that surround the lodge, and they have the necessary equipment and flies required to meet with any and all situations; and since each professional guide has an assistant, those choosing wade-fishing will always enjoy 1:1 guiding.

PRG’s Lodge at Trevelin is located in the heart of one of the most spectacular mountain valleys in Patagonia. From the lodge, guests can find productive trout streams literally in every direction. They offer the most diverse trout-fishing program in South America complemented by a spectacular purpose built lodge that includes a private room and ensuite for every guest, as well as a full week of amazing dining experiences.



Getting there

This trip requires that we arrive the day before the PRG trip starts and stay an extra night at trip’s end. Flights to Buenos Aires from Australia generally arrive too late to catch the connecting internal flight in Argentina. As such we fly arrive a day early and stay in Buenos Aires overnight, before catching an early morning flight to Esquel.

The same applies for the return leg heading home. We fly out at the end of the PRG trip on the Saturday and then spend the night in Buenos Aires before catching the international flight back home on the Sunday.

PRG has a staff member who takes care of all these arrangements on our behalf; including transfers, hotels and activities. GVFFC coordinate on behalf of guests to ensure that all goes smoothly.

To do this trip on the tightest turn-around means flying out of Australia on Friday 18th November and departing from Buenos Aires on Sunday 27th November.



Trevelin Lodge

The Lodge at Trevelin awaits guests return from daily adventures in the Esquel and Los Alerces National Park area. The lodge consists of 12 spacious, tastefully appointed bedrooms, each with private ensuite baths and all the comforts one would expect from a five-star facility.

The lodge has two full bars – one with a pool table and Scotch bar complete with adjacent wine cellar and cigar humidor, and the second, which opens to a huge wrap-around deck – both perfect for sipping cocktails, sharing stories and gazing at the spectacular 360-degree views of five surrounding mountain ranges.

The lodge also features two living/relaxing rooms and a central dining area with indoor parilla (barbeque grill) where gourmet meals and world famous Argentine asados (barbeques) are served by their professional kitchen staff. PRG’s Lodge at Trevelin always comes with complementary private rooms so a group of friends can individually enjoy a pleasant and restful night of sleep, and a little bit more space.

PRG offers an authentic Argentina fly fishing program, and the same is true with their approach to cuisine. Their professionally trained kitchen staff offer a unique blend of regional and gourmet meals that showcase local  fruits, meats, cheeses and vegetables (many grown in their own gardens). Guests enjoy Argentina’s superb beef and famous Patagonia lamb asados (barbeques) coupled with diverse menus featuring pork, chicken, fish and pasta.

Lunch and dinner are complemented by a rotating assortment of some of Argentina’s finest red and white wines so that guests can choose their favourite.


Sample Lodge Itinerary

Day 1: Arrive Esquel Airport. Transfer 30-minutes to Lodge, prepare for adventure
Day 2: Fish Rio Grande
Day 3: Fish Rio Corintos
Day 4: Fish Rio Rivadavia
Day 5: Fish Arroyo Pescado or Rio Tecka
Day 6: Fish Rio Corcovado
Day 7: Fish Los Alerces National Park or choose from other wading options
Day 8: Depart Esquel Airport



The Package

The trip itself runs from Saturday 19th  – Saturday 26th November, 2022 and takes in the Thanksgiving Holiday which is an important day for our American hosts. The price is $8,400 U.S.D., and includes six days of guided fishing, seven nights of accommodation, all meals, use of all fishing gear and fishing licences.

This trip includes:

  • Luxury accommodation in single occupancy rooms at Trevelin.
  • All meals and drinks.
  • Local transportation
  • A professional guide and assistant guide per pair of anglers.
  • Private water fees and fishing license.
  • All flies, terminal tackle; and loaner equipment including Winston Rods, Simms waders, Simms wading boots, and Abel Reels with new lines.

Not included:

  • Two nights of accommodation in Buenos Aires (one either side of the trip).
  • Airport transfers in Buenos Aires – these are organised by us on your behalf.
  • Gratuities, taxes and meals in transit.
  • Tips to the guides/lodge staff.
  • Personal shopping and laundry.
  • International or domestic flights
  • Ground transfers to/from Bariloche airport The Lodge at Trevelin



Final Word

We have taken several groups across to PRG’s Trevelin operation and all were literally, ‘blown away’ by the package. Our good friends Travis and Rance, the owners of PRG, really go the extra mile to ensure that our groups have the best experience possible.

The fishing is simply outstanding and the lodge is superb in every way. Great food, private rooms for everyone, and a fabulous space to relax and soclialise with other guests each evening.

Phone us on 03 5773 2513 or directly on 0418 995 611 to speak with me (Anthony) in more detail about any aspect of this trip.

Please contact us if you would like the pre-trip information packet emailed to you.

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