Orvis week sight fishing for golden dorado in Argentina.

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Orvis Week with Dorados on the Fly

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January 6-13, 2024


$6200.00 - Single Occupancy/Shared Boat

Length of Trip:

7 nights, 6 days fishing


  • Fish for dorados, pirá-pitá, and pacú
  • Dorado fishing can be paired up with other fishing or hunting trips in Argentina
  • Stay in comfortable lodge accommodations nestled in a rural, jungle-like setting overlooking the beautiful Paraná River
  • Enjoy menus centered around classic Argentinian fare
  • Gather your group of fellow anglers to embark on an epic fly-fishing adventure!

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The Story

Follow your adventurous angling spirit to Argentina during Orvis week on a group fly-fishing trip with our endorsed partners at Dorados on the Fly, where passionate anglers have spent two decades pioneering the finest trophy dorado fishing opportunities in Argentina. Ricardo 'Pinti' Pinto's Dorados on the Fly lodge is located on the prime section of the upper Paraná for those who want to catch big, aggressive golden dorado on the fly. Pinti has assembled a team of the finest renowned local guides, all born and raised near the region, and have spent a lifetime exploring the fishery. Pinti and his team have developed fisheries throughout South America and have built his business on what he considers the best and most productive location on the Paraná.

Dorados on the Fly Lodge is located on a high jungle bank overlooking the Paraná River at the small fishing village of Itá Ibaté in the Corrientes Province of Argentina. The property features two simply constructed lodging buildings with seven rooms. The individual bedrooms provide comfortable accommodations, private full baths, and are decorated with local art. Each angler will enjoy single occupancy accommodations unless otherwise requested. The main lodge has spectacular views of the Rio Paraná and features a spacious common area with a pool table and a full bar. Branching off the pool table/bar room is another common living space, nicely decorated and furnished with full couches and comfortable chairs, where anglers can relax with drinks and appetizers while enjoying the incredibly scenic views of the Rio Paraná.

Arrival Day: January 6, 2024

You will be met at Corrientes airport where you will be transferred to Pinti's lodge. The drive to the lodge is approximately an hour and 45 minutes. We recommend that you fly into Corrientes on the morning flight.

Fishing Days: January 7–12, 2024

A standard day of fishing on the Rio Paraná is broken into two fishing sessions:
7:00AM–12:00PM – Morning session
3:15PM–7:30PM – Afternoon/evening session
Following the morning session, you will return to the Lodge for lunch and some relaxation time before heading out for the afternoon/evening session.

Departure Day: January 13, 2024

Following breakfast, you will be transferred to Corrientes airport. We recommend that you schedule your departure for an afternoon flight from Corrientes to Buenos Aires.

Sight fishing is the most enjoyable way to fish for golden dorado, pirá pitá, and pacú with the water typically crystal-clear in the Rio Paraná. However, searching soft water and fishing to different structures with streamers can be an excellent way to find big fish, and the river definitely holds them. The Paraná is a huge body of water with an endless number of channels, flats, and structured banks to provide anglers various options and locations to fish throughout the week without fishing at the same location twice. Anglers will fish mainly with floating lines and lightly weighted streamer patterns. An 8–9 weight with a floating tropical line is the rig of choice for dorado on the Paraná. The pirá pitá feed on large foam-style dry flies along the banks, and a 6–7 weight with a floating tropical line is ideal. Pacú (known as the Argentine permit) are fruit eaters and are often pursued with a floating fruit fly along the banks and under the overhanging trees. Pacú are extremely selective and spooky, but Pinti’s guide team has figured out how to get them to the net. Dorado in the area averages six to eight pounds and anglers have legitimate opportunities at fish that are much larger. In a week of fishing, proficient anglers can expect to find lots of action on all three species and have great chances of hooking into a true trophy-size fish.

What is Included?

  • Accommodations at Pinti’s Lodge
  • All meals and local alcoholic beverages while at the lodge
  • Round-trip ground transportation from Corrientes Airport to the lodge
  • Guided fishing
  • Argentine fishing license
  • Laundry Service
  • Wi-Fi Access

What is Not Included?

  • Transfers, hotel, and meals in Buenos Aires
  • Gratuities for guides and staff
  • Flies, leaders, and tippet
  • Rods, reels, and tackle are not included (rental gear is available)

How many people are on this trip?

7 anglers.

What skill level is suggested?

All skill levels are 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 an angler.

What other activities are available?

Pinti’s lodge is not a great option for non-anglers.

What is the typical weather?

From October through April, you should expect a range between 65°(F)–100°(F). April–May and September, 60°(F)–85°(F). It's best to check the local weather forecast just prior to your trip for the most accurate weather conditions.

What gear do you recommend?

A detailed packing list will be sent to guests upon booking.

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.

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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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