Patagonia is a vast region made up of dramatically differing landscapes from arid high desert terrain to lush semi-temperate rain forests with countless rivers, spring creeks and lakes to explore with a fly rod in hand. Much like Alaska, it’s hard to fully appreciate and experience all that it has to offer on a single visit. We’ve found that one of the best ways to experience Patagonia is to combine, or “link”, stays at multiple lodges in different areas to give visitors a broader sense of the many angling and sightseeing opportunities within this must-see region.
This featured trip itinerary combines a multi-day float trip on Northern Patagonia’s Caleufu River with a stay at Portillen Lodge located on the banks of the Quillen River. On this trip, anglers are able to take advantage of great wade and float fishing options, wilderness solitude, beautiful scenery and good company, all at a reasonable price.
Caleufu River Wilderness Float
– 3 nights/4 days float fishing and camping on the Caleufu River.
– Wilderness solitude.
– Non-stop fishing, sunrise to sunset.
– Full service, comfortable riverside camping accommodations with fine meals and wine.
– 4 nights/3 days fishing and lodging.
– Diverse fishing options on unpressured waters with outstanding guides.
– Relaxed lodge atmosphere with magnificent views of remote and rugged Patagonia.
Nov 27-Dec 5 (4 rods)
Dec 15-23 (4 rods)
Jan 6-14 (4 rods)
Custom trip dates are available. Contact us to check availability.
Rate: $4,315 per person for an 8 night/7 day package, based on double occupancy.
Included: Hotel, lodge and deluxe camping accommodations, transfers to/from Bariloche/San Martin airports and hotel/lodge, beer/wine/alcohol, fishing license, and guided fishing.
Not Included: International and domestic airfare, snacks and drinks at the hotel, fishing equipment and flies, fishing license, and gratuities.
Day 1: Arrive in Buenos Aires, Argentina in the morning. Transfer to the domestic airport and fly to Bariloche, Argentina. Your guides will meet you at the airport and transfer you to your hotel. Welcome dinner with guide staff.
Day 2: Meet your guide in the morning and transfer to the Caleufu River put-in. A full day of float fishing down to camp.
Day 3-4: Two full days of float fishing and camping on the Caleufu River.
Day 5: Full day of float fishing. Take off the river in the afternoon and transfer 3 hours to Portillen Lodge.
Day 6-8: Three full days of fishing Quillen, Alumine and Calfiquitra Rivers.
Day 9: Depart the lodge in the morning. Transfer 1.5 hours to the San Martin Airport for your return flight to Buenos Aires.