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Patagonia Fly Fishing:
Rio Futaleufu - Patagonia Fly Fishing Multisport Vacation

Patagonia Chile Argentina

From our native wood lodge in the village of Futaleufu we will fish all of the highlights of the Futaleufu Valley. During the week, in addition to fly fishing in Patagonia, you will have the opportunity to go horseback riding, whitewater rafting, sea kayaking, trekking and mountain biking if you so desire. This trip is designed for those who want more than just a Chile fly fishing vacation or who are traveling with group members who have different interests. The itinerary below represents a typical fly fishing / multisport week which can be customized to include more or less fly fishing depending on the desires of you or your group.

Futaleufu Fly Fishing Lodge Futaleufu Fly Fishing Multisport

Day by Day:

Day 1: Arrival & Introductions
Arrive at either of our fly fishing Patagonia entry points in Puerto Montt, Chile or Esquel, Argentina, the gateways to Patagonia. Connect with our representative and travel to the remote riverside town of Futaleufu, surrounded by majestic mountains. We arrive to our native wood lodge in the town of Futaleufu, which will serve as our base-camp for fly fishing Chile's Futaleufu River. You'll unwind from your trip with a hearty welcome-dinner, an open fireplace and a cozy room.

Day 2: Sunday: Kayaking & Mountain Biking
We'll have a great start with a beautiful moderate mountain bike ride alongside the pristine waters of the upper Río Espolón. Then over the river on a footbridge and up to Devil's Throat, a breathtaking and still un-run class VI cascade at the headwaters of the Espolón River. Below the falls, we'll enjoy lunch and then trade our mountain bikes for sit-on-top kayaks and paddling gear. In double or single crafts, we will tour the Espolón and enjoy its transparent waters, ideal swimming areas, and easy rapids - the perfect introductory run. The trip is one big loop that brings us to our take-out, only minutes from the lodge, where pisco sours and dinner await us.

Day 3: Fly Fishing the Upper Futaleufu
After breakfast we leave to fly fish the upper section of the Futaleufú river. We put in near the border with Argentina a fifteen minute drive from our village lodge. 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 Chile doesn't get much better than this!

Day 4: Tuesday: Rafting Corazón & Casa de Piedra to El Macal
This morning we head back to the Futaleufu. This time for a day of whitewater rafting. This run begins with the adrenaline charged Corazón section. At the end of the Corazón section, however, we'll raft past our normal take out to where the river picks up energy as the canyon walls turn into vertical cliffs and huge glacier crowned peaks rise above. Here, we find Más o Menos (class IV+) and authentic class V rapid Casa de Piedra. We'll head back to lodge after an exhilarating day of Patagonia Rafting.

Day 5: Wednesday: Fly Fishing Chile's Lower Futaleufu
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 Patagonia fly fishing lodge for dinner.

Day 6: Thursday: Morning Trek, Fly Fishing Seno Muerto
We trek up to the spectacular view of the Piedra de Aguila overlook and return for lunch at the lodge. Afterward we will head to Lago Seno Muerto. Only 15 minutes from town 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 7: Friday: Today we go Horseback Riding
Go back in time and horseback ride through the “ Ruta de Los Arrieros' ( trails of the cowboys). They are a network of narrow roads that locals travel on foot, oxcart or horse that lead through the valleys and to isolated villages. A full day out in the 'Last Frontier' of Patagonia, Chile. Return to the lodge for a farewell dinner.

Day 8: Saturday: Departure
Wake up for an early breakfast and drive back to Chaitén, Chile and your flight to Puerto Montt, or relax for a couple of hours and take our shuttle to Esquel, Argentina. As you catch a final view of the Río Futaleufu; surrounded by hanging glaciers and snow capped mountains, take a moment to reflect upon all of the amazing sights and experiences of this past week. After all these years we are still stunned that views like these exist. For anglers looking for even more fishing we suggest adding a week of Argentina fly fishing at the El Encuentro Lodge.

Accomodations:

Futaleufu Fly Fishing Lodge

Price per Person: $2995.00 USD

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: High
Lodging: Lodge
Comfort Rating: Very High
Days away from home: 10
Days with us: 8
Max Trip Size:6
Region: Entire Futaleufu River Valley, Patagonia Chile
Lakes, Rivers, Sites Visited: Rio Futaleufu, Rio Espolon, Lago Espolon, Rio Azul, Pacific Ocean
Rafting Chile Trip Calendar Trip Itinerary
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Rio Futaleufu Lite - Multisport Fly Fishing Vacation

Day by Day:

Day 1 Saturday: Arrival & Introductions
Arrive in Santiago International Airport clear customs, and transfer to a connecting flight to Puerto Montt Chile. In Puerto Montt, you will board a 40-minute charter flight to Chaitén, a flight back in time. We will meet you at the airport where we start our drive across the Andes. On the journey you will see: volcanoes, temperate rain forests, fjord-like lakes, granite canyons, hanging glaciers and the turquoise rapids of the Futaleufu river. We arrive to our Adventure Center Lodge in Futaleufu, surrounded by majestic mountains, which will serve as our base camp to raft the Futaleufu river. You'll unwind from your trip with a hearty welcome-dinner, an open fireplace and a cozy room.


Day 2 Sunday: Kayaking & Mountain Biking
We'll have a great start with a beautiful moderate mountain bike ride alongside the pristine waters of the upper Río Espolón. Then over the river on a footbridge and up to Devil's Throat, a breathtaking and still un-run class VI cascade at the headwaters of the Espolón River. Below the falls, we'll enjoy lunch and then trade our mountain bikes for sit-on-top kayaks and paddling gear. In double or single crafts, we will tour the Espolón and enjoy its transparent waters, ideal swimming areas, and easy rapids - the perfect introductory run. The trip is one big loop that brings us to our take-out, only minutes from the lodge, where pisco sours and dinner await us.

Day 3 Monday: Fly Fishing the Upper Futaleufu
We put in near the border with Argentina a fifteen minute drive from our village lodge. We drift down over the numerous gravel bars that characterize this stretch of the Futaleufu and fly fish the river's many eddys 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 Infernio canyon and head back to the lodge for a hearty dinner.

Day 4 Tuesday: Rafting Corazón & Casa de Piedra to El Macal
This morning we head back to the Futaleufu. This time for a day of whitewater rafting. This run begins with the adrenaline charged Corazón section. At the end of the Corazón section, however, we'll raft past our normal take out to where the river picks up energy as the canyon walls turn into vertical cliffs and huge glacier crowned peaks rise above. Here, we find Más o Menos (class IV+) and authentic class V rapid Casa de Piedra. We'll head back to lodge after an exhilarating day.

Day 5 Wednesday: Fly Fishing the Lower Futaleufu
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 lodge for dinner.

Day 6 Thursday: Departure
Wake up for an early breakfast and drive back to Chaitén. As you catch a final view of the Río Futaleufu; surrounded by hanging glaciers, take a moment to reflect upon all of the amazing sights and experiences of last week. After all these years we are still stunned that views like these exist. Fly to Puerto Montt, Santiago and onward towards home.

Accomodations:

Futaleufu Fly Fishing Lodge

Price per Person: $1995.00 USD

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: Beginner to Expert
Physical Challenge: Medium
Cultural Experience: High
Lodging: Village Lodge
Comfort Rating: Very High
Days away from home: 8
Days with us: 6
Max Trip Size:6
Region: Entire Futaleufu River Valley, Patagonia Chile
Lakes, Rivers, Sites Visited: Rio Futaleufu, Rio Espolon, Lago Espolon, Rio Azul, Pacific Ocean
Rafting Chile Trip Calendar Trip Itinerary
Direct Line, USA:
+1.208.629.5032 (7am/5 pm mst)
Toll Free, USA:
+1.888.488.9082 (7am/5 pm mst)
Skype Me™! Skype Me™!
Travel Consultant 1 Travel Consultant 2
 

Other Patagonia Fly Fishing Lodge options include: Fly Fishing in Chile at the Isla Monita Lodge, Chile Fly Fishing from the CondorNest Ranch, Patagonia Fly Fishing Lodge - Multisport Vacation, Argentina Fly Fishing in Los Alerces, Chile Fly Fishing Lodge Instruction . All of our programs adhere to our Catch & Release Guidelines for Fly Fishing in Chile.

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