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The following dates represent the remaining openings for 2019 at Kau Tapen Lodge and Villa Maria Lodge on the Rio Grande. The Rio Grande is home to the largest sea-run brown trout on Earth. These formidable ocean migrators have captivated the hearts and minds of two-handed fly anglers for years, and these are two of the best destinations to experience the magic of southern Argentina.


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Kau Tapen Lodge
Kau Tapen (“house of fishing” in the native Indian Ona language) is the original sea-run brown trout fly fishing lodge in Tierra del Fuego and the standard of elegance by which other fly fishing lodges are measured. What started as the brainchild of Jorge Donovan and Jacqueline De Las Carreras over twenty years ago has revolutionized the way in which the fly fishing world views big trout. Kau Tapen has made the Rio Grande a household name for fly anglers the world over with impeccable accommodations, plenty of elbow room on the Rio Grande, talented fly fishing guides, select vehicles and equipment, Argentina’s best wines and menus, and enviable fishing records since 1984.

Available dates:
January 19th – 26th (7 nights and 6 days fishing) – 2 open rods
February 23rd – March 2nd (7 nights and 6 days fishing) – 2 open rods
March 2nd – 9th (7 nights and 6 days fishing) – 4 open rods
March 9th – 16th (7 nights and 6 days fishing) – 4 open rods

2019 Rates: $5,950-$9,950 for a 7 night/6 day package

Included: Accommodations and meals at lodge, wine/beer/alcohol, transfers to/from Rio Grande airport and lodge, and guided fishing.

Not Included: Airfare, accommodations/meals/transfers in Buenos Aires, transfers to/from Ushuaia and the lodge, fishing equipment, flies, laundry services, fishing license, and gratuities.


Villa Maria Lodge
Villa Maria has offered small private groups exciting fishing on over 10 miles of prime sea trout water on the lower Rio Grande since 1994. Villa Maria is a double handed fishermen’s dream, where its guests enjoy private access on both banks of the river and first crack of the whip at newly arrived chrome-bright sea trout. Their prime location combined with elegant historic accommodations, a fabulous little riverfront facility for lunches and the mid-day siesta and a team of friendly and dedicated staff and professional guides, the Villa Maria program is in a class of its own.

Available Dates:
January 4th – 11th (7 nights and 6 days fishing) – 6 open rods
January 11th – 18th (7 nights and 6 days fishing) – 2 open rods
March 1st – 8th (7 nights and 6 days fishing) – 1 open rod
March 15th -22nd (7 nights and 6 days fishing) – 4 open rods

2019 Rates: $9,950 – $10,950
*Rates include single room and shared guide

Included: Accommodations and meals at the lodge, wine/beer/alcohol, transfers to/from Rio Grande airport and the lodge, and guided fishing

Not Included: International and domestic airfare, accommodations/meals/transfers in Buenos Aires, transfers to/from Ushuaia and the lodge, fishing equipment, flies, fishing license, and gratuities