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Fly Fishing in Chile Vacation:
Chile Fly Fishing Extreme - Futaleufu River Valley & CondorNest Lodge

Patagonia Chile Argentina

Located beneath the Tres Monjas Peaks in the heart of the Futaleufu Valley lies the Condor Nest Patagonia Fly Fishing Ranch. From this ranch Expediciones Chile offers a unique Patagonia fly fishing vacation that can be found nowhere else in the world. Designed for physically fit anglers who want a more active fishing vacation, we use our world class expedition and whitewater heritage to allow fly fishers access to the most rugged and hidden corners of Patagonia and the Futaleufu Rive Valley r- where others rarely (or never) fish. This Chile fly fishing ranch is surrounded by nature, with hundreds of acres bordering the Río Futaleufu, Río Azul and Las Cruces. The Condor Nest is accessible by water, foot, horse or helicopter.

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Day by Day:

Day 1 Friday: Depart your home town
Fly to Miami and connect on an over night flight to Buenos Aires Argentina. Welcome to the warmth of the Southern Hemisphere in summer.

Day 2 Saturday: Travel to Trevelin, Patagonia Argentina
Early morning arrival in Buenos Aires, change airports and catch another flight to Bariloche, or Esquel, Argentina. From Bariloche, a luxury bus will take you on a beautiful drive along the Patagonian lakes and mountains to Esquel. If you fly direct to Esquel, you can arrive in Trevelin with some time to enjoy the area. Trevelin, Argentina is a charming mountain village gateway just 45 minutes from Futaleufu River in Chile. Trevelin is serviced by ground transport (Bus or private taxi) from the Jet ports in Bariloche (4 hrs) or Esquel (40 min). Check into a hotel in this charming village and walk to one of several superb restaurants. Unwind, relax, and get a good nights sleep before the start of you trip 9:00 am the next morning.

Day 3 Sunday: Upper Futaleufu - Floating & Wading Night at CondorNest

As soon as we cross the border we are under five minutes from the upper section of the Futaleufú river. We drift down over the numerous gravel bars that characterize this stretch of the Futaleufu and fly fish the river's many eddies with weighted streamers. There will also be opportunities to fly fish with dry flies and use sight fishing techniques. We'll have a riverside lunch and continue fishing until we float back to the village. We'll take out just about the famous class V Infiernio canyon and head back to the lodge for a hearty dinner. Fly fishing in Patagonia doesn't get much better than this! Afterwards Check into the CondorNest Rustic Ranch.

Day 4 Monday: Lower Futaleufu Floating
We drive down to the lower Futaleufu to the base of the thundering whitewater section. From there we will drift through a canyon of steep granite walls, the banks of which are covered with a dense bamboo forest. Numerous high waterfalls will accent this Yosemite like landscape. On this stretch we will fish with streamers and look for fish under the thick vegetation that populates the banks of the Lower Futaleufu. We'll have lunch streamside and continue fishing. Later in the day we will take advantage of the evening hatches with dry flies, then journey back to the camp for dinner.

Day 5 Tuesday: Seno Muerto
Today we're headed to Lago Seno Muerto. Only 15 minutes from CondorNest and across from Lago Loconao lies Seno Muerto a small but productive trout fishing lake. Big enough for one or two boats maximum this lake is well protected from the wind a great option for those unexpected breezy days. We'll wade and fish from boats with dry flies looking for hatches to aid us in fly selection.

Day 6 Wed: Upper Futaleufu Extreme
We start a day that is a unique opportunity to fish rarely fished waters protected by Class 5 whitewater above and below. As we approach the Class V Zeta, we walk around as we see our guides take the raft through the rapid. We fish on the stretch of rarely fished waters until the next Class V rapid, the Throne Room. We portage again and let the guides negotiate the Class V whitewater. After all day on the waters we hike one hour back to the CondorNest ranch. a cocktail on the terrace and a delicious dinner as you enjoy the sunset over the mountains.

Day 7 Thursday: Terminator Futaleufu Extreme
As we wake up to the beauty of the Futaleufu Valley, we hike down to the conflunce and board the rafts that will take on the rarely fished above Terminator Section. He we will spend the day floating and wading in one of the most inaccessible sections of the Futaleufu river. The fishing here will be with streamers from gravel bars with opportunities for dry fly fishing in slacker areas. We hike 1.5 hours back back to the CondorNest Ranch. For those that do not want to hike a horses can be arrangedd. Dinner on the Deck tops off another world class day of fly fishing in Chile.

Day 8 Friday: Upper Futaleufu and on to Trevelin
After breakfast we leave to fly fish and repeat the upper section of the Futaleufú river. ON our last day, we put in near the border with Argentina, about a 45 minute drive from camp. We drift down over the numerous gravel bars that characterize this stretch of the Futaleufu and fly fish the river's many eddies with weighted streamers. There will also be opportunities to fly fish with dry flies and use sight fishing techniques. We'll have a riverside lunch and continue fishing until we float back to the where we will be met with our luggage as we're picked up and shuttled across the border and into Trevelin. Check into your hotel, take a shower and change clothes before enjoying your last night in Patagonia. There are a handful of outstanding and reasonably priced restaurants in Trevelin that we can recommend. Relax, recover and look back on the exciting week of rafting before heading back the following morning.

Day 9 Saturday: Return to Capital City
Depending on your connections, you are now are in Argentina ready for an early departure in a cab from you hotel to the bus station in Esquel for the trip to Bariloche and your flight back to Beunos Aires. A private transfer can be arranged direct from your hotel to the airport in Bariloche. If you have a flight from Esquel you have the morning to enjoy and buy gifts in Trevelin before your 2 pm flight to Buenos Aires and the connection back to your home country.

Day 10 Sunday: Return home


Condor Nest

Eco-Camp Tres Monjas

Cabins at Camp

Price per Person:
$4345.00 USD at Condor Nest
$3,895.00 USD in Cabanas
$3,695.00 USD at Eco Camp (in tents)

Special Flexibilities: Exchile will be flexible to make your trip a total success. The actual program for your custom trip will vary according to the desires and skill level of your group, weather, or other factors. Patagonia has constantly changing weather patterns that might affect what day is best for a certain activity. If a certain part of your trip is not possible due to danger risks and weather extremes, our experienced guide staff will work with you to figure out the best possible option to substitute for the weather complications. If you have any concerns, please feel free to ask us more about the situations and what is guaranteed on the trip.

Included: Your described trip, guiding, instruction, activity equipment, local transportation, shuttles, all meals, wine with dinner, accommodations at our eco-camps, cabins, ranches or lodges, while on your trip. We offer a free pick up on Sunday mornings at 9 am in Trevelin at your hotel, and drop off to your hotel in Trevelin, Argentina on Fridays at 9 pm. See the packing list of your activity, for the specific clothing that is required.

Not Included: Transportation to and from your home town, and your accommodations and meals in Trevelin, Argentina or alternate trip pick up point. You can reserve and prepay on the web for your transport from your final air destination, to and from your pick up/drop off point before and after your trip, or you can direct us to charge your visa card and do it for you. We highly recommended having Exchile make hotel reserves in Trevelin. (room capacity in this small village is limited). Expediciones Chile is not financially responsible for your travel complications getting to your trip pick up point and from the drop off point, HOWEVER, we will be relentless allies in offering our services to help solve any issues that you may encounter.

Experience Needed: Intermediate to Expert
Physical Challenge: Medium
Cultural Experience: Medium
Lodging: Village Lodge / Fly Fishing Ranch
Comfort Rating: Very High
Days away from home: 10
Days with us: 8
Max Trip Size: 6
Price: $3795.00 USD (includes RT flight between Puerto Montt and Chaiten)
Region: Entire Futaleufu River Valley, Patagonia Chile
Lakes, Rivers, Sites Visited: Rio Futaleufu, Rio Espolon, Lago Espolon, Rio Azul, Pacific Ocean
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