Patagonia Trips 2020

Trip Overview

PRICE: $7,000 U.S.D.

Join us for six days of fishing and seven nights of upmarket accommodation at Patagonia River Guides Trevelin Lodge; one of the most prestigious fly fishing destinations in all of Patagonia.

Bookings at PRG’s Trevelin location are arguably the most sought after in all of Argentina. The area surrounding the lodge offers up over two-dozen rivers and some of the most diverse fishing in all of Argentina.

From temperate rainforest in 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. Since the waters, fishing, and scenery are so distinct, we recommend trying PRG’s signature “fish a different river daily” program to make the most of the experience. Those that do will enjoy fishing in every kind of water imaginable and catching a variety of wild trout species. The area’s rivers boast rainbows, browns, brook trout, as we as landlocked salmon.

There is such a wide-selection of large rivers, small rivers, spring creeks and lakes in the Trevelin area, that anglers can choose to wade or float daily. Guests can also choose and enjoy as much or as little sight fishing, match the hatch dry fly fishing, terrestrial fishing, streamer fishing, and spot nymph fishing, as they wish.

Both novice and seasoned anglers will take pleasure in the sophistication of PRG’s program and the diversity of the fishing. Their talented guides specialise in fishing the entire range 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 guests will always enjoy a single guide.

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. We are certain that they offer the most diverse trout-fishing program in South America complemented with a spectacular lodge designed specifically for the purpose.

Getting there

This trip requires that we arrive the Friday before the trip starts and stay a day after the trip ends. Flights to Buenos Aires from Australia generally arrive too late to catch the connecting internal flight in Argentina. As such we fly out a day early and stay in Buenos Aires overnight, before catching an early morning flight to Esquel.

Same goes for the flights out. We fly out at the end of the trip on the Saturday and then spend the night in Buenos Aires before catching the international flight back home on the Sunday.

To do this trip on the tightest turn-around means flying out of Australia on Friday 20th November and departing from Buenos Aires on Sunday 29th November arriving home on Tuesday 1st December. This trip takes 12 days in total including the two nights in BA and travel time.

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 wraparound 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 our 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 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 21st  – Sunday 28th November, 2020 and takes in the Thanksgiving Holiday which is an important day for our American hosts. The price is $6,900 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 are also not included in the price and run between $750-900 USD per person angler.
  • 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 all were literally, ‘blown away’ by the package. Our good friends and owners of PRG, Travis and Rance, really look after our groups and ensure that we all have the best experience possible.

The fishing is simply outstanding and the lodge is superb in every way. Great food, a private room for each participant, and a fabulous bar area where you can relax, soclialise and play billiards of an 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. A 50% deposit of $3,500 U.S.D. is required to secure your spot.

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