Exclusive trip to two of Chile's finest fly-fishing lodges

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Dates:

March 4th - 11th, 2023

Length of Trip:

7-nights, 6 days

Pricing (per angler):

$6,250 per angler, shared room/shared guide

Highlights:

  • Fish for brown and rainbow trout with expert local Chilean guides
  • Experience two unique accommodations in amazing places
  • Both accommodations are centrally located to rivers and lakes, so guests rarely drive more than an hour to fish
  • Enjoy the best Chilean wines that are included with dinner each night
  • Many options for non-angling activities that are unique to the region

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The Story

In the heart of Chilean Patagonia are two lodges that together provide a remarkably diverse experience. Our Chilean Combination Trip offers three days of fishing on rivers and lakes in the temperate rainforests of central Patagonia, followed by three days of fishing on private spring creeks and rivers on the high-mountain plains along the Chile-Argentina boarder. This is the perfect trip for anglers looking to get a full sampling of fishing in Patagonia in just one week. The two lodges that will serve as your home for the week, Cinco Rios Lodge and Estancia del Zorro, are just over an hour apart. Both lodges offer spacious lodge rooms, exceptional food, and world-class trout fishing.

TRIP START: Cinco Rios Lodge

LENGTH OF STAY: 4 nights/3 days

This lodge sits atop a hill overlooking the stunning Andes Mountains, with the Simpson River in the foreground. Located just ten miles from the town of Coyhaique, this is the heart of Chilean Patagonia. The lodge has six large rooms, each with two king-sized beds and a magnificent view of the Andes. Fine linen sheets, top-quality duvets, and handcrafted furniture all add to the ambiance. All rooms are equipped with luggage storage, heated towel rails, bathrobes, and closet space. A large deck with comfortable outdoor couches and a wood fire hot tub are also available to guests. Due to the lodge’s location, you will rarely travel more than an hour to fish each day and return to the lodge for a world-class dinner each evening. Just 45 minutes from the airport in Balmaceda, Cinco Rios Lodge is as easy to get to as any fishing lodge in Patagonia.


TRIP END: Estancia del Zorro

LENGTH OF STAY: 3 nights/3 days

This lodge is on a 15,000-acre estancia (ranch) in the Coyhaique Alto mountains on the Chile-Argentina boarder. The working ranch is home to the Zorro (red fox) Spring Creek which runs 15 miles through the property. Just a few hundred yards from your room you can cast dry flies to brown trout in this amazing river. From Estancia del Zorro you can fish over 100km of private water within an hour of the lodge in both Chile and Argentina. The lodge has six large rooms, each with two king-sized beds and a wonderful view of the Estancia and Zorro Spring Creek. Attached to the main building is the dining room, where both breakfasts and dinners will be served, as well as lunch while fishing on the Estancia. Adjacent to the main building is the ‘quincho,’ an enclosed area with a center fireplace for cooking BBQ over a woodfire. While the lodge’s location and size provide the feeling of remoteness, the city of Coyhaique is just 40-minutes away. The lodge is easily accessible with daily flights from Santiago to Balmaceda.

Sample Itinerary: Cinco Rios Lodge

Each morning you’ll enjoy a hearty breakfast in the lodge’s dining room. Following breakfast, you’ll meet up with your guide to head out for a full day of fishing. Your guide will carry lunch, so you can enjoy it on the boat or streamside to get the most out of your fishing day. Following fishing, you’ll return to the Lodge to freshen up and enjoy appetizers and drinks with the rest of the group. Dinner will be served each evening in the dining room. On the third day of the trip, you should have your bags packed so they can be taken to Estancia del Zorro while you’re out for the day. Following the third day of fishing you will be taken to Estancia del Zorro rather than back to Cinco Rios Lodge.


Sample Itinerary: Estancia del Zorro

Each morning you’ll enjoy a hearty breakfast in the lodge’s dining room. Following breakfast, you’ll meet up with your guide to head out for a full day of fishing. If you are fishing nearby on the Zorro Spring Creek, you will have the option to return to the dining room for lunch or pack your lunch to enjoy streamside. If you’re heading to a river or lake off the Estancia your guide will carry lunch, so you can enjoy it on the boat or streamside to get the most out of your fishing day. Following fishing you’ll return to the Estancia to freshen up and enjoy appetizers and drinks with the rest of the group. Dinner will be served in the main dining room or the adjacent quincho.

Cinco Rios Lodge:

The fishing at Cinco Rios Lodge is primarily for brown trout, with some rainbows mixed in depending on the fishery. Whether you love to wade or float freestone rivers, walk the banks of a spring creek, or fish lakes for the trout of a lifetime, Cinco Rios has what you’re looking for. The diversity of the fisheries in this part of Patagonia is remarkable. The peak of dry-fly fishing is in January and February due to the abundant terrestrial life in the region on both the rivers and lakes. You can almost always entice a fish to rise to your fly. Streamer fishing is also productive, especially in the lakes and larger rivers, and can help bring that fish of a lifetime to the net. The lodge’s central location in the region means you’ll rarely drive more than 45 minutes to fish any of the rivers, lakes, or spring creeks.


Estancia del Zorro:

The Fishing at Estancia del Zorro is primarily focused on the Zorro spring creek and other spring creeks across the Argentina boarder. The Zorro holds only brown trout, averaging about 20”, with larger fish caught regularly. You’ll also have opportunities to fish larger rivers like the Ñirehuao River and various ponds and lakes that all hold large brown trout. Target Species: brown and rainbow trout

Dates:

March 4th - 11th, 2023


Length of Trip:

7-nights, 6 days


Pricing (per angler):

$6,250 per angler, shared room/shared guide

What’s included?

  • Transportation to and from Balmaceda
  • All meals and beverages
  • Scheduled days of guided fishing
  • Chilean fishing license, flies, and laundry

What’s not included?

  • International or domestic airfare
  • Fishing equipment
  • Guide and staff gratuities
  • Trip insurance

How many people are on this trip?

12 maximum.


What skill level is suggested?

All skill levels welcome.


How strenuous are the activities?

The trip can be tailored to an individual's fitness level.


Is this a child-friendly trip?

Parents should use their discretion regarding their children's level of maturity and patience if they will be joining the trip as a hunter. Gun/hunter safety education is strongly encouraged as a pre-requisite for participation.


What other activities are available?

  • Watch for Andean condors, and often they can be seen soaring over the lodge itself – Exclusive to Estancia Del Zorro
  • Horseback riding at Estancia del Zorro
  • Bird watching
  • Day trips hiking
  • Mountain biking
  • Explore the local culture the nearby city of Coyhaique which is known for its locally made goods that can be purchased at the outdoor markets around the city square.

What is the typical weather?

Weather during January and February water levels stabilize. This period is characterized by often great dry fly fishing, obviously dependent upon the weather of the season. The weather can range from hot and dry in the daytime to cool mornings and nights. High winds are possible anytime. The months of January and February correspond with July and August in Western U.S. Temperatures 50℉ - 80℉. It's best to check the local weather forecast just prior to your trip for the most accurate weather conditions.


What gear is recommended?

When traveling to The Patagonia region of Chile and deciding on your clothing it is always wise to expect varied weather for your trip. That variation can be from a warm beautiful summer day to a cold spring or mid-autumn day in a matter of minutes. Rainfall is always a possibility as is a rainless, dry week. Just keep in mind layering is important so pack based on layers rather than extremes. You will likely want to add or take a layer off during the same day of fishing. It all sounds a little daunting, but it really is not that bad. It’s more about the old adage’ better to have and not need than to need and not have’ as they say. Guides will provide flies as part of the trip package. Guests will need to bring waders, boots, rods and other personal items listed in our suggested packing list.

Reservations, Deposits & Payments

The deposit is 50% of the trip price unless stated differently in the itinerary. Deposits may be made by check or credit card: Visa, MasterCard, American Express or Discover Card. The balance of the trip cost is due 90 days before departure, except where specified differently on individual itineraries. The balance will be charged automatically to the credit card used for the deposit, unless otherwise specified. Any changes made to the method of payment after the final balance has been collected are subject to processing fees.

A reservation form and release are required prior to departure.

All prices must be paid in U.S. dollars. Deposits are not transferable from one trip to another.

Prices quoted are based on foreign exchange values and tariffs currently in effect and prices are subject to change. Orvis Adventures reserves the right to adjust prices accordingly until the time of departure.

Planning information

When your reservation is confirmed, you will receive planning information to guide you through trip preparations. Details about arrival and departure, clothing and equipment, trip cancellation insurance, pre- and post- trip extensions, visas and documents and activities are included in the planning information.

Cancellation and Refund Policy

Although cancellation fees may be higher for some trips, the following minimum cancellation fees will apply:

Days Prior to Trip Fee
+ 90 days $300 per person
89 days or less 100% of cost

For trips that include an Orvis gift card or Orvis merchandise, the retail value of the gift card or merchandise is non-refundable upon delivery. Cancellation fees cannot be waived for any reason, including health, business or personal emergencies, or weather.

We strongly urge you to purchase trip cancellation insurance.

No refunds will be made for unused portions of a trip, including late arrival or early departure. Guide fees and hotel costs are not refundable if unused as outlined in the itinerary. Orvis reserves the right to modify an itinerary due to circumstances beyond our control. In the unlikely event that Orvis must cancel a tour, all payments received to date will be refunded, which constitutes a full settlement.

Orvis is not responsible for expenses incurred in preparation of any canceled trip, including airline tickets and visas fees.

Cancellation Insurance

Your planning information includes information for travel insurance covering cancel for any reason, cancellation for medical reasons, trip delay, medical expenses, lost baggage and medical evacuation. We urge you to obtain this coverage.

Share policies

Trip prices are based on double occupancy. Single rooms & cabins are limited. If you request a single room, a single supplement will apply as noted in the itinerary. We will confirm the single room as early as possible, but in some cases it may not be earlier than 30 days prior to the trip. If you request a roommate, we can usually pair you with another guest of the same gender, and no single supplement will apply. If you request a roommate, and one is not available, we will only charge you the single supplement if required by the lodge or facility used in the trip.

Children under 18 must share a room with a parent or other family member. In some cases this may be waived.

Passports and documents

International trips require a passport. Check your passport early and make sure it has six months validity at the time of travel. A visa is needed in some countries and we will send you complete details and instructions.

Arrival and Departure

Group transfers from a central location such as an airport are described in the itinerary, and are included in the land cost.. Transfers are not included in the land cost if you arrive early or leave after the scheduled departure day.

Equipment & Clothing

You will receive a detailed list of appropriate gear with your trip planning information.

Airline reservations

The land cost of your trip does not include airfare.

Limitation of liability

This section defines Orvis Travel’s responsibility with regard to all travel arrangements made by Orvis Travel, including individual travel and pre- and post- trip extensions. Please read it carefully.

Upon sending your deposit to Orvis Travel, you acknowledge that you have read and understand all the terms and conditions outlined here, and agree to be bound by them.

All trips that involve outdoor sporting activities such as shooting or fishing, or travel through remote places by vehicle, boat, small plane or on foot, put you at risk for accidents and serious injuries in the normal course of the activity. That is the nature of travel to such destinations and you acknowledge that you accept these hazards as a condition of participation.

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Baggage and personal effects, including items purchased, guns, fishing equipment or sporting goods are the sole responsibility of the owners at all times and no employee/agent of Orvis Travel, its subsidiaries, affiliated or associated companies is authorized to accept these for storage, safekeeping, or transportation.

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