LOS LAGOS AND AYSEN PROGRAMS

Patagonia Trout Adventures Los Lagos and Aysen programs offer you some of the best fly fishing options in Patagonia, Chile.  The area surrounding our Los Lagos and Aysen regional program harbors over two dozen productive rivers, lakes, and lagoons.  From old growth rainforests located within side Pumalin National Park (Douglas Tompkins Largest Privately Owned Ecological National Park) to the arid Patagonia steepe -all within an easy drive from our base of operations- this area is a fly anglers paradise.  Your fly fishing package is built around the concept of fishing a different river, creek, lake, or lagoon daily which gives you the most variety and varied fishing options throughout their stay. The regional rivers and lakes host wild rainbow, brown, and brook trout and at times king salmon, atlantic salmon, and sea run browns. 

The variety of fishing scenarios and abundance of above average size trout are the main attractions and you will have the option to float or walk and wade as much or as little as you like.  No matter your level of skill or regardless of the scenario, you always be able to enjoy great fly fishing throughout your stay.  We have an experienced and well seasoned fly fishing guide staff that will be by your side at all times and will be stocked with all of the right flies and well versed in the intricate fishing scenarios that you will encounter on a daily basis. We take great pride in providing safe, professional fly fishing guide trips and is at the core of our existence.   Nick and Carolina (Owners) host and organize every single trip assuring 100% guest satisfaction.  

Patagonia Trout Adventures base of operations is located in the heart of one of the most beautiful Andean river valley's in Patagonia Chile.  From our base camp, you can find abundant and productive trout streams, rivers, and lakes with in any direction.  We are confident that we offer one of the best fly fishing programs in Patagonia, Chile with a warm, casual and comfortable base camp built specifically for the purpose of fly fishing the regional rivers and lakes. 

Week long programs are standard with our Los Lagos and Aysen itineraries, but trips as long as 2, 3, or 4 weeks can easily be executed. and designed.  We can also build a custom trip for you and combine different options upon your request.

 

 

HIGHLIGHTS OF THE LOS LAGOS AND AYSEN PROGRAMS

  • FLY FISH A DIFFERENT RIVER DAILY FROM OUR CENTRALIZED BASE CAMP
  • SINGLE ROOMS ARE COMPLIMENTARY FOR EACH AND EVERY GUEST
  • MOST DIVERSE AND VARIED FISHING OPTIONS IN PATAGONIA, CHILE
  • IN HOUSE REGIONALLY TRAINED CHEF THAT PREPARES AUTHENTIC CHILEAN GASTRONOMY
  • FINEST CHILEAN AND ARGENTINE WINES SERVED NIGHTLY
  • AN INCREDIBLY KNOWLEDGEABLE AND HARD WORKING GUIDE STAFF
  • DIVERSE MIX OF FLOAT FISHING AND WALK AND WADE OPTIONS
  • A PORTFOLIO OF BIG WILD RIVERS, INTIMATE CREEKS, AND PRIVATE LAGOON ACCESS

 

-ITINERARIES-

P.T.A. LODGE REQUIRES A STANDARD FRIDAY TO FRIDAY PROGRAM FOR OUR -7 NIGHTS/6 DAY PROGRAM

 

Patagonia Explorer Package 

  • 7 nights|6 days of fishing

PACKAGES CAN EASILY BE EXTENDED TO OUR GUESTS ITINERARIES

FRIDAY:  Arrive at Chana Airport.  Transfer 2 hours to the lodge and prepare for your adventure

SATURDAY:  Fish Rio Entrada (Entrance River)

SUNDAY:  Fish Lago Libelula (Dragonfly Lake)

MONDAY:  Fish Rio Lupines (Lupin River)

TUESDAY:  Fish Rio Perfecto (Perfect River) and Rio Lupines (Lupin River) 

WEDNESDAY:  Fish Laguna Tesoro (Treasure Lagoon) or Fish Laguna Olvidada (Forgotten Lagoon)

THURSDAY:  Fish Rio Impresionante (Impressive River)

FRIDAY:  Transfer to Chana Airport in the morning and return flight home to the United States

COST: US $857.00 Per Day/Per Person

Cost: US $6,000.00 Per Week

Includes: All transfers, overnight hotel stay in Puerto Varas, chartered airline flight from Puerto Montt to Santa Barbara, 6 full days of guided fishing, accommodations for 7 nights, 3 meals per day, beer and wine included.

Note: Single Anglers with personal guide add $900.00 per day

 


EXTENDED ITINERARY OPTION

P.T.A. REQUIRES A STANDARD TUESDAY-FOLLOWING FRIDAY FOR OUR-10 NIGHTS/9 DAY FISHING

Best Of Patagonia Package

  • 10 nights|9 days of fishing

TUESDAY:  Arrive at Chana Airport.  Transfer 2 hours to the lodge and prepare for your adventure

WEDNESDAY:  Fish Rio Entrada (Entrance River)

THURSDAY:  Fish Lago Libelula (Dragonfly Lake)

FRIDAY:  Fish Rio Lupines (Lupin River) 

SATURDAY:  Fish Rio Perfecto (Perfect River) and Fish Rio Lupines (Lupin River) 

SUNDAY:  Fish Rio Impresionante (Impressive River)

MONDAY:  Fish Laguna Tesoro (Treasure Lagoon) or Fish Laguna Olvidada (Forgotten Lagoon)

TUESDAY:  Fish Upper Rio Entrada (Upper Entrance River)

WEDNESDAY:  Fish Rio Mora (Blackberry River) or Fish Rio Escondido(Hidden River)

THURSDAY:  Fish Laguna Perdida (Lost Lagoon) or Fish Rio Pisco (Pisco River)

FRIDAY:  Transfer to Chana Airport in the morning and return flight home to the United States

COST: US $857.00 Per Day/Per Person

COST: US $8,570.00

Includes: All transfers, overnight hotel stay in Puerto Varas, chartered airline flight from Puerto Montt to Santa Barbara, 6 full days of guided fishing, accommodations for 7 nights, 3 meals per day, beer and wine included.

Note: Single Anglers with personal guide add $900.00 per day

 


F.A.Q.'S

 

  • When is the best time to come and fish with Patagonia Trout Adventures?

The best time to come and fish with us starts in the spring (November 15) just as the rivers are coming alive and will continue on through our Andean summer until the leaves start to change color in late fall (May 7).  Our seasons are very similar to South Western Montana and the equivalent of (May-October) in the Rocky Mountains. 

  • How long does it take to get to your operation from the United States? 

It generally takes around 20 hours in total to get to our operation in Southern Patagonia Chile and is a hassle free experience.  It takes just as long to get to Alaska or Canada from the United States and is an easy flight to obtain access to some outstanding trout fishing.

  • How many days in total is a trip to Patagonia Trout Adventures for a week of fly fishing?

Eleven.  You will spend the first two days in transit to Patagonia Trout Adventures and then you will enjoy seven nights and six days of fly fishing and on the morning of day ten you will catch a flight to Santiago and fly that evening home to the United States arriving to your destination in the morning/afternoon of day eleven.

  • What type of fish will we be catching while fly fishing in Patagonia?

You will have the opportunity to cast at over seven different species of fish including Mcloud River red band rainbows that were transplanted from Northern California back in the 1890's as well as German and Loch Leven Brown Trout, Brook Trout, King Salmon, Silver Salmon, and Atlantic Salmon. 

  • What type of fishing will we be doing?

One of the main types of fishing that we employ is dry fly fishing on the surface while drifting in one of our custom designed fly fishing rafts or catarafts.  Patagonia, Chile harbors over thirteen different species of terrestrial beetles that provide a rich biodiversity of insects.  We also employ streamer techniques and love to hunt the biggest fish in the river.  Our guides are well trained in trophy hunting and will provide you with expert instruction and custom hand tied streamers to entice the fish of a lifetime.  We also like too swing flies on spey rods in the fall for migrating Sea Run Brown Trout, King Salmon, and Atlantic salmon and are well versed in spey casting techniques for sea run fish. 

  • Is Chile a safe country to travel in?

Yes.  Chile is one of the safest countries to visit in South America.  Chile has a democratic government and boasts one of the highest growth rates in the tourism industry in the world.  Chileans welcome foreign visitors to their country with open arms and are some of most hospitable and giving people around.  You will embrace their warm smile, colorful culture, and their fantastic wines while enjoying the pace and lifestyle of their wonderful country.

  • What language do they speak in Chile?

Spanish.  Though in some parts of Chile they do speak the native Mapuche Indian language (Mapudungun) but only 2% of the population of Chile has Native Mapuche blood therefore it is not used often in conversational Spanish in Chile.

  • What type of reptiles or mammals do you have in Chile?  Is it like Alaska?

One of the highlights of a trip to Patagonia, Chile is the lack of dangerous animals.  It is the complete opposite of Alaska.  It is best described as the wilderness with no teeth.  There are no bears that are sharing the river with you, we don't have giant snakes or scorpions that will eat you alive, no moose to stomp you on your favorite gravel bar, and no white socks, no see um's, or black flies that will cause bodily harm.  We simply have pristine free flowing rivers that are teeming with trout that are completely addicted to eating large terrestrial dry fly's on the surface.  Sound good.  Yeah, we agree with you and why we have chosen to build our operation in such a special part of the world.

 

 

HIGHLY RECOMMEND FOR ALL OUR GUESTS

global field rescue and Trip Cancellation Insurance

At Patagonia Trout Adventures we always recommend purchasing global field rescue insurance at the very least as well as trip cancellation insurance for any unforeseen travel malfunctions.  It is worth it's weight in gold and you will be patting yourself on the back if something were to go wrong on your trip.  It is an investment of only 3% of your trip price and is such a minimal investment for such strong coverage that it is highly recommended and advised by Patagonia Trout Adventures that you take out some form of a plan for safety and security reasons.  We are not in the business of selling insurance but we do have some recommendations of insurance companies that specialize in international travel plans.  We highly recommend checking out www.globalrescue.com to cover your field rescue needs, which simply means if you are hurt in the field Global Rescue will send a helicopter to you and transport you to the nearest available healthcare facility for care.  A pretty good deal in our minds and something that you should consider. 

We also recommend trip cancellation insurance.  We recommend checking out www.travelguard.com.  They offer trip cancellation insurance which means that you will be reimbursed the amount of money you have invested in the event that you cannot travel due to a natural disaster or some other foreseen circumstance preventing you from going on your trip.  These are only suggestions but we cannot stress the importance of taking out at least one of the two policies to protect your investment. 



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