Chimalfe Patagonia Lodge promises exceptional fly fishing on the pristine Yelcho.

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The Story

The operation at Chimalfe Patagonia Lodge in Chile was founded five years ago by a group of avid fly fishermen who were determined to make their dreams come true. The result is one of the most amazing lodges in the world.

We are proud to say all our staff is from Chile, so you will be surrounded by our culture and traditions.

The lodge is located on a hill with a great view of the beautiful Devil's Chair Glacier.

We use primarily local, fresh ingredients to prepare your meals.

The lodge features four double rooms on the first level, each one with private restroom, central heating system, and a great view.

The fishing days are tailor made every day at dinnertime with discussions between guests and the head guide. In this way, we can please everyone with the kind of fishing they enjoy the most.

We have no schedules, so we can fish until dark every day.

2021-2022 Season & Rates:

November 1st - April 30th

7 nights/7 days fishing package:

  • Per Angler Double Occupancy: $5,810
  • Per Angler Signle Occupancy: Call for pricing
  • Per Non-Angler Double Occupancy: Call for pricing

Included: all meals and accommodations, all beverages (excluding hard liquor), WiFi inside the lodge, guided fishign (1 guide per two anglers) flies, transportation between Chaitén airport and the lodge.

Not Included: Airfare and special transfers, fishing gear, fishing licenses, laundry, guide & staff gratuities.


The season goes from November 1 to May 6. March and April offer chances to chase King and silver salmon.


  • Brown trout
  • Rainbow trout
  • King salmon
  • Silver salmon (not common)


Most days, we will not drive in a car at all. We'll depart from the dock next to the lodge to fish the Yelcho Lake and River.

Some days, we will fish on Palena River or Futaleufu River; in both cases the drive takes one hour, more or less.

Because we fish public waters, we will see other fisherman during the week. We also have some private access to special water around us.

Typical Weather:

We have 4 millimeters of rain in a year, so we can have rain even in the middle of the summer. December, January and February are the months with better chances of sunny days.

What is Provided:

Rates include:

  • Airport transfers to and from Chaiten airport
  • Lodging (double occupancy)
  • Meals and snacks
  • Wine, beers, ands drinks (liquor is not included)
  • Wifi inside the lodge
  • 1 guide per boat with 2 anglers
  • All the fun in the world

Gear Recommendations:


  • 5 and 6 wt. rods
  • Floating and sinking lines for each rod


  • Good rain jacket.
  • Breathable waders

Additional Activities:

We can organize the following activities with local operators:

  • Horseback riding
  • Ocean kayaking
  • Hiking
  • Birdwatching
  • Hot tubs: We have two wooden hot tubs to be used whenever you like.
  • Massage is available.

The large, comfortable lodge offers four bedrooms on the first floor and two on the second floor. Each one has a private bathroom and central heating.

We try to have groups no bigger than 10 rods.

We'll gather at a big dining room table to enjoy breakfast and dinners, so we can talk about our experiences and share fish stories.

A beatiful living room with a fireplace and a stunning view will allow you to take in mountains and the wilderness around us.

Be ready for a gourmet experience! Our Chef will provide a mix of Chilean and international cuisine. You will have a chance to taste local products from small farms and local fishermen.

We provide all non-alcoholic drinks and wine. Feel free to bring whatever liquor you like.

Orvis Travel Terms and Conditions

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

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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.

Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing experiwnce If you are looking for great accomodation, profesional guides and trouts eating dragonflies everywhere you go..... you have found your next destination.... 10/10
Date published: 2020-12-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Everything great!! If you are looking for a quality accomodation, good food, beautifu landscapes, have a trout every moment on your flie different situation of fishing from the boat or wading plus profesional guides, with no doubt this should be your next fishing trip
Date published: 2020-11-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fabulous experience! Wonderful trip! The Lodge overlooks snow capped mountains and a glacier. The lake and river were a three minute car ride away. Once in the Lake you are five minutes from terrific fishing. We caught big browns and rainbows. Lots of great dry fly fishing. Looking forward to returning to this fishing paradise !
Date published: 2020-02-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from My return to Yelcho after 26 years I fished here 26 years ago and loved it. Came back with Orvis. Great preparations and service. My 2 sons and a friend went. Chimalfe is best fishing lodge I have ever been in. Fishing, food, service, accommodations and banter were superb. Trip of a lifetime! When are we going back?
Date published: 2020-02-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Exceeded Expectations!! I have been to many lodges in the past for many species of fish. Chimalfe Patagonia Lodge met or exceeded every expectation that I had going into this trip. The staff was on point at all times and anticipated our every need. The fishery was diverse enough that with varying weather, some part of it was always on-fire, and the guides were able to put us in that spot at the right time. I can't wait to go back again.
Date published: 2020-02-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from It doesn't get much better than Chimalfe!!! We had such a GREAT EXPERIENCE at Chimalfe Lodge last year we are going back for a second year in a row. Not only is Patagonia one of the prettiest places in the world the Chimalfe Lodge, it's staff and the fishing makes it one of my favorite fishing destinations ever!!! Last year was my daughter's first real fly fishing adventure and when we started the trip she declared she would probably only fish a couple of days and hang around the lodge the rest of the days. By day two she was hooked thanks to the help of Jaime!!! I would recommend the Chimalfe Lodge to anyone wanting to experience Patagonia at it's best....P.S. The food and wine selection was outstanding!!!
Date published: 2020-01-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great experience, Chimalfe Lodge It is a wonderful place, the guides knows very well the place. We spend a very good days, first class Lodge, Jaime is a very good host. We caths big brown trout at the river and rainbows trout on the lake. The landscape is amazing
Date published: 2019-04-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excelente placa, Chimalfe Lodge It is a wonderful place, the guides knows very well all the places to fish. We spend a very good days, first class lodge, Jaime is a very good host. We catchs big brown trout at the river an also rainbows trout on the lake. The landscape is amazing.
Date published: 2019-04-01
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