Estancia Tecka Lodge, Argentina
This fly fishing trip in Patagonia offers some of the best trout fishing in Argentina.
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At the Lodge:
Estancia Tecka is home to two lodges situated in different areas of the ranch. There is Headquarters Lodge which is the original house dating back to the 1920’s and the newly renovated Caridad Lodge.
Guests will be staying at the Caridad Lodge. Caridad is located on a working ranch, which sits on the banks of the Corcovado River with the snow-capped Andes Mountains as a backdrop. The lodge has six bedrooms and a newly renovated living and dining room and a brand new bar and wine cellar. An annex adds two spacious bedrooms and offers beautiful views of the surrounding river and countryside.
Wireless is available at the lodge, but is sometimes limited! We can cater to limited-mobility anglers. Headquarters lodge has cellphone coverage.
Food & Drink:
The food experience in both lodges is similar. Typical Argentine homemade food. You'll experience a special "asado" at the shore of the river and a Merino lamb on the traditional Argentine style. We offer excellent Argentine wines.
After breakfast, each morning you will head out to your fishing for the day. With over 45 miles of the Corcovado to choose from, you can fish different water each day. Typically, you will return to the lodge for lunch and a siesta before heading back out to the river in the mid-afternoon, but lunch out on the water is also available. You will usually fish until dark and then return to the lodge for supper around 8 or 9 PM. The siesta is shorter and the dinner is served earlier during the shorter days at the beginning and end of the season. At dinner each evening, you will plan out the fishing for the following day. You have the option of fishing either the Rio Corcovado or the Rio Tecka spring creek.
*This itinerary is subject to change.
Target Fish Species: rainbow, brown and brook trout.
Guests can also expect to see a variety of wildlife species. It is very common to see rheas, guanacos, hares. Great place for birdwatchers.You'll see condors, black-chested buzzards, eagles, ibis, Magellan geese, lapwings, flamingos, black-neck swans and these are just some of the hundreds you may see.
The terrain is arid and dry. Rolling hills on the way in and Andes mountains as a background. Gravel roads. Distance between one lodge and the other is 15 miles. To go fishing, it can be 5 minutes or a one-hour drive. Lots of springs throughout the ranch, some lagoons, and a small lake. There is Lenga forest, a typical tree from the area and the shores of Rio 'ires.
2023 ORVIS-HOSTED WEEK:
Dates:March 25 - April 1, 2023
Length of Trip:7 nights, 6 days guided fishing
Pricing:$7,000 per angler
2021-2022 Season & Rates:
October 31, 2021 - April 30, 2022
Saturday to Saturday packages
Rates are per person, based on double occupancy
|December 19 - 31, 2021||BOTH LODGES CLOSED|
|Headquarters Lodge (January 1 – April 30, 2022)||$7,000|
|Caridad Lodge (November 1, 2021 - April 30, 2022)||
Annex Rooms - $7,700/week, per-person, double occupancy
All other rooms - $7,000/week, per-person, double occupancy
|Single Room supplement*||$100 per room, per night / $8,400 per week for single room and single guide|
|Non-angler (entire season)||Half the price of an angler package|
|Any other option (Per-Day)||$1,100/day, single room $1,200/day , single room and single guide $1,300/day|
*If you are traveling alone you will need to pay the single room supplement and will share a guide with another angler if necessary. If you require a private room and guide you must purchase two fishing packages.
Saturday to Saturday packages are standard. Flights into and out of Esquel are scheduled on Saturday, Sunday, Tuesday, and Thursday. Packages other than Saturday to Saturday are only available if you are booking on short notice, and are charged at the "Any other option" rate above. It is also possible to reach the lodge from San Carlos de Bariloche. Ground transfers from Bariloche are approximately $450 each way. Charter flights from Bariloche to the lodge are approximately $2,000 each way.
All meals and accommodations, 6-days of guided fishing on the Rio Corcovado and the Rio Tecka (2 anglers per guide), fishing licenses, transportation throughout the ranch, transfer to/from Esquel, all alcoholic beverages, laundry service.
Air fare and special transfers, fishing gear, guide & staff gratuities.
Weather in Patagonia is unpredictable. It changes quickly and is very difficult to predict when we have the best weather. Usually, you can expect 50-90 degrees F. 30 F to 95 F is possible.
What is Provided:
We offer all-inclusive service. What is not included: Transfer further than Esquel airport. We only include the transfer from Esquel airport to the lodge.
We recommend 9' 6 wt. rods. You can use floating line but sometimes a sinking line is best, specially at the beginning of the season. We recommend that you bring waders, wading jacket, and wading shoes.
What to Bring:
Binoculars are a great addition. Camera or cellphone.
Birdwatching Trekking Estancia tour, sheep barn, shearing barn, wool storage.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The land cost of your trip does not include airfare.
Limitation of liability
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