Orvis-Endorsed Fly Fishing Lodge in Chile

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Cinco Rios Fly Fishing Lodge

Phone icon1-800-547-4322 Mon-Fri, 9am - 5pm (ET) Email iconorvistravel@orvis.com Link iconcincorioslodge.com

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The Story

Go fly fishing in Chilean Patagonia and enjoy Orvis-endorsed accommodations at Cinco Rios Lodge.

Our Team
Our fishing guides are locals and have been working with us for an average 10 years— some for 15 years. They are native Patagonians, extremely knowledgeable of our waters and culture.

At Cinco Rios Lodge and Estancia del Zorro we have over 110 miles of private stream access in several ranches. This makes Cinco Rios arguably one of the top three fly-fishing operations in South America when it comes to water access. We have private and exclusive access on 10 rivers.

Fishing Diversity
Cinco Rios and Estancia del Zorro share the best spring creeks of Chile in the pampas, and at the same time provide unparalleled access in the Andes foothills in rivers such as Paloma, Mañihuales, and Simpson. There you will be able to fish blue-ribbon streams every day.

We keep our equipment maintained to the best standards. Good drift boats, rafts, jet engines, as well as new pickup trucks provide the best service inside and outside the lodge.

The Lodge:

Cinco Rios Lodges are second to none when it comes to comfort and services. The Lodge can host 12 guests with the maximum level of comfort and luxury. Fully climatized.

Six double rooms with two king sized beds per room.

Massage room inside the lodge.

Bar with local draft beer as well as a wide selection of the best Chilean wines and spirits.

The lodge overlooks the Simpson River on a 20 acre lot in the foothills of the majestic Andes Mountains.

Food & Drink:

Gourmet dining includes a fusion of local Patagonian and international cuisine, served every day.

Guests arrive in the afternoon and enjoy delicious appetizers and cocktails before dinner.

Our programs include wines and alcoholic beverages. However, we have a special selection of fine wines and liquors that can be purchased by guests (wines over USD 50 per bottle are not included).

Our dinners, wines, and desserts are the best way to end a fantastic day on the river.

What is Provided:

  • All meals and beverages
  • Transfers to and from the local airport
  • All guided excursions.
  • We have gear rental at the lodge.

What to Bring:

  • Camera
  • Waterproof case for telephone

Gear Recommendations:

  • Clothing, equipment, and flies:
  • Heavy rain jacket (wind and rain proof)
  • Fleece or wool sweater
  • Fleece hat
  • Polarized sun glasses
  • Breathable waders
  • Wading shoes, studded or clits are not recommended
  • Waterproof Sunblock 30 UPF

Fly rods:
The most common is a 6 wt. 9 ft. We recommend always bring extra rods in 4 or 5 wt. There are different kind of rivers, from the small meandering spring creeks to bigger rivers where we float. So you may be using a 4 wt. on day and a 6 wt. the day after. For Salmon, a 7 to 9 wt. are required.

Weight-forward,floating or similar. We also use sinking lines, shooting heads to full-sinking. Range 150 to 250 grains. The most common are Teeny 200 or similar.

7_ ft. long, 3X and 9 ft. 2X, 3X, 4X. For tippet materials, we use 1X, 2X, 3X, 4X, 5X.

The most common family of flies we use in Patagonia are dries. Then streamers and nymphs are necessary too, depending on fishing conditions.

We also suggest:
Ask your nearest fly shop about what they recommend. You can bring more patters that imitate the same type of insects or fly we use in Patagonia. Any questions feel free to contact us.


  • Foam hoppers #8, #10
  • Parachute Hopper #8, #10
  • Foam dung beetle #10, #12
  • Fat Albert #6, #8, #10
  • Big ugly #4, #6
  • Foam Ant #14, #16


  • May flies, such as adams, royal wulf #12, 14, 16
  • Caddis elk hair caddis #12, 14, 16
  • Goddard caddis #10-12
  • Stones fly stimulators #12, 14


  • Bh pheasant tail #12, 14, 16
  • Bh copper john Black, red and copper #12, 14, 16
  • Bh hare's ear #12, 14, 16
  • Bh prince nymph #12, 14, 16
  • San Juan worm red # 8
  • Bitch creek black, brown #6, 4


  • Parachute adams #14, 16
  • Caddis lafontane or similar #14, 16
  • CDC caddis #14, 16, 18
  • CDC mayfly #14, 16
  • Soft hackle #14, 16


you can bring many different type of streamers. Make sure to get sizes #2, 4, 6 or 8.)

  • Woolly bugger olive, brown, black #4,6
  • Clouser minnow white, yellow
  • Lead eyes bunny zonkers black or olive #4,6
  • Light muddler minnow # 4, 6 (we use them on the surface)

You are welcomed to bring anything else that you think it might work (we are constantly finding new pattens)

All the listed products are suggested. Please feel free to ask about other choices or alternatives. The lodge sell products like clothing, equipment and flies.


  • Brown trout and rainbow trout are caught regularly, all season long.
  • King salmon from November to early December.
  • Atlantic salmon from late February to early April.
  • Coho Salmon from early March to the end of the season.


  • Brown trout
  • Rainbow trout
  • King salmon
  • Atlantic salmon
  • Coho salmon


The region has developed roads to the main watersheds, Paloma, Ma'ihuales, Simpson, and to the smaller rivers. Driving time from the Lodge to fishing ranges from 10 minutes to an hour and 10 minutes.

At Cinco Rios, we can fish a wide variety of rivers. Some rivers are fished from a drift boat and small spring creeks can be jumped across. We can also fish some trophy trout lakes depending on the current conditions.

Typical Weather:

Patagonia weather can be unpredictable. Anything, anytime. We suggest warm clothes and layers. The warm season lasts for four months, with an average daily high temperature above 59 degrees F. The hottest day of the year is February 17, with an average high of 64 F and low of 47 F. It is important to always come prepared for the wind, given the fact it is a constant throughout the season. November and April are still good months to fish the area.

2023-2024 Season & Rates:

7 Nights/6 Days fishing package:

  • Per Angler Double Occupancy: $6,500
  • Per Angler Single Occupancy: Call for pricing
  • Per Non-Angler Double Occupancy: Call for pricing


  • At Cinco Rios we provide high-speed internet through fiver optics.-
  • Gear rental is available at the Lodge
  • We provide airport shuttles and are included in the rate
  • Catch and release only

Additional Activities:

At Cinco Rios, we offer horseback trail riding on our own horses and offer short to multi-day rides in the most spectacular areas of central Patagonia. We can also arrange mountain biking, kayaking, trekking, birdwatching and sightseeing tours.

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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