Chile - Patagonia
Fly Fishing Trip or Lodge Details:
You can't beat the beauty and pristine conditions of Patagonia.
Countless rivers, creeks and brooks bring the rain and melting water from
the mighty Andes Mountains to the Pacific Ocean. In almost all of these
waters wild trout live and reproduce in abundance. Even salmon are finding
their way upstream to their spawning beds. The population of trout consists
of wild brown and rainbow trout, but also some brook trout. Every day you
will have the chance to catch a real wild trophy fish in, without any doubt,
one of world’s most beautiful natural environments. During your expeditions
in the wilderness you might (in the right time of the year) even expect Coho
(Silver), Chinook (King) and Atlantic salmon.
The fortunate absence of bears, poisonous snakes or swarms of mosquitoes
makes Patagonia a safe and pleasant outdoor destination. Because Chile is so
narrow you can fish in totally different scenery each day: wading in a
virgin river in the dry semi-pampas where grasshoppers are the daily food
for trout; drifting in a row boat or belly boat in a mountain lake
surrounded by snow-capped mountains while a damsel imitation is decorating
your tippet or wading in the mouth of a river, where salmon, steelheads and
sea run browns commence their upstream journey while feeding on Pancora (a
crayfish specie) or floating down a crystal clear river through the
evergreen forest and launching your fly from a drift boat. Enjoy maximum
diversity in fly-fishing in pristine scenery without seeing any other
fishermen other than your own partner.
From the BaseCamp Lodge fishing trips by drift boat, raft or jet boat,
horseback, on foot, or 4-wheeldrive cars are organized. We bring you to
places where you will feel, and indeed often are, the first fisherman ever.
Next to the daytrips from the lodge or the cabin, the BaseCamp will offer a
spectacular multi-day float-trip on the Río Palena. The guides will
accompany you during all expeditions and will be pleased to offer you their
services and knowledge of the area, the fish and the fishing. All rates are
per person and based on double-occupancy and include accommodation, meals,
guided expeditions and transfers, but exclude flights to and from Chaitén.
The homey and warm lodge is located in the midst of the evergreen forest
of the Province of Aysén, on the banks of the Río Palena in Southern Chile’s
11th region. Just in front of the lodge, a large beach offers perfect
possibilities for fishing and as a berthing place from where you will
explore the river. The 6 double and quadruple rooms, with en-suite
facilities, all offer a beautiful view over the Río Palena.
On the terrace at the riverside or in the cozy lounge by the fireplace,
you will share your stories and adventures with your fellow anglers. During
dinner you will enjoy the quality of international cuisine accompanied with
the best available Chilean wines.
On the shore of the Lago Verde and the Río Figueroa/Río Pico is a rustic
cabin, a so-called “cabaña”. The Lago Verde area is dominated by semi-pampas
and ruled by a very pleasant microclimate. Both the environment and the
flora and fauna are very distinct from that surrounding the BaseCamp. By
being able to offer you both locations in one trip you are guaranteed to
enjoy the diversity of fly-fishing in untouched Patagonia to the maximum.
With numerous airlines serving Argentina and Chile, the air fare to
arrive in one country and depart from another is reasonable. Fares are very
competitive and service is outstanding.
Due to our experience in Patagonia, we have the full capability to
transfer you from one lodge to another. We utilize unpublished scheduled air
service, border hand offs, and special charters, so that you can fish
For a more leisurely pace, we can arrange a one or two day ferry crossing
the beautiful Lago Todos los Santos and Lago Nahuel Huapi that joins
Bariloche (Argentina) and Puerto Montt (Chile). The two day crossing
includes a night in the hamlet of Peulla in a Swiss style hotel by a
magnificent falls. Plane service is also available that takes only 45
minutes, and virtually "rims" the Osorno volcano.
THE FISHING: Big browns and rainbows. Dries, streamers and nymphs. From
the BaseCamp Lodge fishing trips by drift boat, raft or jet boat, horseback,
on foot, or 4-wheeldrive cars are organized. You go to places where you will
feel, and indeed often are, the first fisherman ever. Next to the daytrips
from the lodge or the cabin, the BaseCamp will offer a spectacular multi-day
float-trip on the Río Palena. The guides will accompany you during all
expeditions and will be pleased to offer you their services and knowledge of
the area, the fish and the fishing.
2nd Friday in October to the 1st Sunday in May
RATES: $4,995 per person, double, 7 nights (Friday to Friday ), 6 full
days of fishing. Effective through April 2012.
ACCOMMODATIONS AND CAPACITY: 6 double and quadruple rooms, with en-suite
facilities, all offer a beautiful view over the Río Palena. On the terrace
at the riverside or in the cozy lounge by the fireplace, you will share your
stories and adventures with your fellow anglers. During dinner you will
enjoy the quality of international cuisine accompanied with the best
available Chilean wines.
INCLUSIONS: Overnight in Puerto Varas (including brakfast), transfers to
and from Chaitén or La Junta, accommodations, all meals, wines with meals,
open bar, guiding, license.
EXCLUSIONS: International air to Puerto Montt. gratuities, telephone
calls, items of a personal nature, etc.
LOCATION: On the Rio Palena, Chile S 43°49.324' - W 072°21.788'
- Elevation 244'
HOW TO GET THERE: To Santiago (SCL) and then on to Puerto Montt (PMC) by
11am and additional flight to Chaitén.
OWNER: Marcel Sijnesael
Travel Adventures will be happy to assist with all of your travel arrangements
to any of our destinations, including air, extended stays, sightseeing tours, special
requests, other "stops in route", shuttles, airport transfers, rental cars, etc.
We are "The Angler's Concierge".
We just wanted to let you know how much we enjoyed our stay at the Patagonian-BaseCamp Lodge.
You and your entire staff made us feel welcome and special in every way. We were thoroughly overwhelmed
by the beauty of your country, rivers, the fish, and especially the hospitality you and your staff provided.
Thank you again for one of our most memorable, exciting, and fun-filled fly-fishing trips.
We hope to see you again soon. ~~ Mike and Kim Walchko, NY
Your lodge is still my favorite fishing place. ~~ Deanna Botterweck, KS
Food, staff, equipment and facilities are all "excellent". ~~ Archie
You have carved a wonderful place out of the wilderness. It is filled
with class and elegance. Your lodge exceeded my expectations and your
attention to making my trip and experience in every way was perfect! ~~
Brian Pitre, NY
Heard a lot about your lodge before visiting. However I was amazed to
find a 5 star hotel in the middle of a fishing wilderness. The service was
impeccable, the scenery breathtaking and the fishing outstanding. You made
Deanna and I feel more like guests at your home rather than customers. ~~
Tony and Deanna Botterweck., KS
I can honestly say that this trip was definitely the best fishing trip I
have ever taken. You and Carolina are very gracious hosts and did everything
possible to make us comfortable.
~~ Otto Beck, PA
The comfortable accommodations and delicious meals along with the
opportunity to fish varied and interesting waters all combined to make for a
~~ Jacques Michienzi, NC
The Best! Great! ~~ Butch Haltman, CA
The most unforgettable trip. ~~ Bernie Haltman, CA