Join an Orvis-hosted fly-fishing trip to Argentina's Los Alerces National Park.

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Carrileufu River Lodge

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DATES: January 14 - 21, 2023

LENGTH OF TRIP: 7 nights, 6 days guided fishing

PRICING: From $5,950 per angler

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The Story

Carrileufu River Lodge is situated in the middle of a complex network of lakes and rivers located in a region of Patagonia between the snowcapped Andes and the arid steppes of Chubut Province. This area provides anglers with ideal access to some of the best fly fishing for trout in Patagonia. Located on the border of Los Alerces National Park, near the town of Cholila, there is access to both the Carrileufu and Rivadavia Rivers. Los Alerces, founded in 1937, was one of the first national parks in South America and boasts numerous mountain lakes and rivers with wild trout. You will float and wade in gin clear water with strong trout populations. Situated in central Patagonia, about 45 degrees South, this area is known for its beauty and extremely successful trout introduction. From the lodge, you and expert guides will explore the region, stalk large brown trout on crystal-clear spring creeks, float the world-famous Rio Rivadavia, fish the nearby Carrileufu, or even take a three-day wilderness float on the seldom-fished, remote, Rio Chubut.

DATES:January 14 - 21, 2023

LENGTH OF TRIP: 7 nights, 6 days guided fishing

PRICING: From $5,950 per angler, double occupancy, shared guide

Private room supplement is $180 per night, Private guide supplement is $250 per day

Single anglers traveling alone will not pay the private guide supplement if they are willing to share with another single angler (limited availability for this special departure). The single supplement can only be waived on this special departure when booking with Orvis Adventures.

What’s included:

All meals and accommodations, 6-days of guided fishing (2 anglers per guide), transportation to/from fishing locations, transfer to/from Esquel, all alcoholic beverages, laundry service.

What’s not included:

Air fare and/or special transfers, Argentina fishing license approximately $85/person paid in cash on site, fishing gear, guide & staff gratuities.


Our season goes from November 1st till May 1st.


Our trout population in the area is about 80% rainbow trout from 14 to 24 inches with the occasional rainbow around 30 inches. These are McCloud rainbows and they jump forever and they don't like to give up!

The remaining 20% consists of strong browns, some brook trout, specially early and late in the season and a good number of landlocked Atlantic salmon.


We are surrounded by the Andes and very close to the Chilean border, the closer you go the more dense the vegetation is, as we are in the foothills of a rain forest but without that much rain. We drive three minutes from the lodge to the closest fishing spot; up to 20-25 minutes to the farthest.

Typical Weather:

November can be a little cold and rainy. December, January, and February are usually the more consistent months weather-wise and the best for dry flies. March and April is a little cooler with some rain.

What is Provided:

Ground transfer from Esquel or Bariloche. Transfers from Bariloche only included on seven-night trips. Shorter stays will be quoted, depending number of people and airports.
All meals and accommodations at Carrileufu River Lodge
All beverages at the lodge, including alcohol and top-shelf wines
Guided fishing (2 anglers per guide)
Transportation to/from fishing locations
Optional 3 day/2 night wilderness float on the Rio Chubut (includes meals, beverages and camping gear, four person minimum)
Laundry service
Fishing equipment

Gear Recommendations:

We recommend bringing a 6 wt, 9' rod (if you are only bringing one) with floating line and a sink tip. If you would like to bring more than one rod, we also suggest bringing a 5 wt rod with same lines. Waders and rain jacket, as well as an extra fleece. You never know in Patagonia.

What to Bring:

Just your personal belongings and we will take care of the rest!

Additional Activities:

We offer a wide variety of hiking and horseback riding trips, from very easy to more demanding, and from just a few hours to a full -day experience. We also offer different types of massage and sauna and Argentine wine tastings.

We offer six double bedrooms, each with two queen-size beds, private bathroom and plenty of room for storage, they are all part of the main lodge and overlooking to the Andes and the Carrileufu Valley.

The Lodge offers a sauna and a massage room (massages can be arranged with 24-hours advance notice).

Food & Drink

We are very proud of our chef and food selection. We use all local beef and vegetables from the area and we are focus on local traditional dishes as well as high-end ones.

Our wine selection includes some of the best wines made in Argentina, including our famous malbec and also some great pinot noir from Patagonia, we also offer an open bar very well-stocked with premium choices.

We are very proud of our chef and food selection. We use all local beef and vegetables from the area and we are focus on local traditional dishes as well as high-end ones.

Our wine selection includes some of the best wines made in Argentina, including our famous malbec and also some great pinot noir from Patagonia, we also offer an open bar very well-stocked with premium choices.

Meet your host, Kip Vieth

Kip Vieth is the owner of Wildwood Float Trips based in Monticello, MN and was the 2017 Orvis Freshwater Guide of the Year. He is also the author of The Orvis Guide to Muskie on the Fly. Kip has been fly fishing for over 30 years and cut his teeth pursuing trout on the Spring Creeks of the Driftless region in Southwest Wisconsin. Now living in Minnesota, Kip guides for a multitude of species from Driftless trout to smallmouth bass and musky. He offers a western-style fishing experience with drift boat floats down the Midwest‘s many rivers and streams.

Kip's passion to share his love of multiple species on a fly rod led him to host and guide, Orvis's first muskie school in 2014 & 2015. He is also an avid fly tier, and has designed multiple fly patterns currently being sold by Orvis. Kip and his business have been featured on Minnesota Bound, Orvis Outdoor Adventures, The Drake, Orvis Blog, Outdoor News, Midwest Fly Fishing and Eastern, Southwest and Northwest Fly Fishing Magazines. Kip can’t wait to get out on the water and share his passion for fly fishing at Carrileufu River Lodge in beautiful Patagonia!

Reservations, Deposits & Payments

The deposit is 50% of the trip price unless stated differently in the trip proposal and materials (trip planner and confirmation email). In some cases, deposits are non-refundable, this depends on the destination and will be clearly noted in the trip proposal and materials as well. 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 (stated in the trip proposal and materials), 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.

Orvis Travel, its Owners, Employees, Associates and Agents give notice that they act only as the agent for the owners, contractors and suppliers providing means of transportation and/or other services and assume no responsibility howsoever caused for injury, loss or damage to person or property in connection with any service resulting directly from: acts of God, detention, annoyance, delays, expenses arising from quarantine, strikes, thefts, pilferage, force majeure, failure of any means of conveyance to arrive or depart as scheduled, civil disturbances, terrorism, government restrictions or regulations, and discrepancies or changes in transit or hotel services over which it has no control. Reasonable changes in the itinerary may be made where deemed advisable for the comfort and well-being of the passengers.

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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