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Fly fishing in Argentina
Angler's Duo
Featuring fly fishing
La Paloma Lodge in southern Chile
Arroyo Verde in northern Argentine Patagonia
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Cosmopolitan Santiago - Scenic Lake District Crossing - Classic Buenos Aires

18 days


Locally Hosted Independent Tour

Suggested Departure Day:
Wednesday

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ITINERARY (Subject to change without notice):

Wednesday - Depart Miami: Evening departure on overnight flight to Chile.

Thursday - Arrive Santiago: Morning arrival in Santiago. Meeting by your English speaking host and transfer by private car to the Sheraton San Cristobal Towers for two night stay.

Friday - Santiago: This morning your private car and guide will pick you up at the hotel for a visit to the main points of interest in Santiago including the Pre-Columbian Museum, a drive up Cerro San Cristobal for a bird's-eye panoramic view of the city and wine tasting at The Wine House. Afternoon at leisure to explore at your own pace. (B)

Saturday - Santiago - Balmaceda - La Paloma Lodge: Your private car, driver and guide will pick you up at your hotel and transfer you to the airport for your flight south along the Andes to Balmaceda where you will be met by the staff of La Paloma Lodge for the final drive north to the La Paloma Lodge overlooking the La Paloma River. During your stay you will enjoy three days of fishing with expert guides.

Sunday - La Paloma Lodge: Today you will enjoy fly fishing some of the special spots along the La Paloma River, in the heart of the dry fly fishing capital of Chile, and known for its large brown trout. (B/L/D)

Monday - La Paloma Lodge: Another day of spectacular fly fishing amidst the beauty of crystal clear waters with backdrops of snow-capped mountains and ancient forests. (B/L/D)

Tuesday - La Paloma Lodge: Another day of spectacular fly fishing amidst the beauty of crystal clear waters with backdrops of snow-capped mountains and ancient forests. (B/L/D)

Wednesday - La Paloma Lodge - Balmaceda - Puerto Montt - Puerto Varas: Morning return transfer by La Paloma Lodge to the airport at Balmaceda for short flight north to Puerto Montt.  Upon arrival, meeting by your private car, driver and guide and transfer 20 minutes to the town of Puerto Varas overlooking Osorno Volcano and Lake Llanquihue. Overnight at the Cabanas del Lago with panoramic vistas of the lake and volcano. (B)

Thursday - Puerto Varas - Peulla: Morning departure on scenic 2-day crossing of the Lake District, using a combination of motorcoaches and motorlaunches. Your private car, driver and guide will pick you for the little more than an hour's drive along the shores of Lake Llanquihue and through scenic countryside to Petrohue for a visit to the falls. Then on to your motorlaunch for cruise across Lake Todos Los Santos to Peulla for dinner and overnight at Hotel Natura.  You'll have time in the afternoon to walk some of the trails available from the hotel or to arrange optional excursions with the hotel. (B/D)

Friday - Peulla - Bariloche: This morning you will continue your scenic Lake District crossing first with a short but spectacular drive through the forest and over a mountain pass to border formalities and a short bus trip across to Puerto Blest, followed by a short bus transfer and another motorlaunch transfer. Arrive Punta Panuelo in late afternoon and pick-up by the Hotel Llao Llao for the five minute final transfer to the hotel. You will enjoy two nights at this fabulous hotel, with accommodations in Superior Lake View rooms. (B)

Saturday - Bariloche: At leisure to enjoy the facilities of the hotel - they have an outstanding spa and an 18 hole golf course. Or explore the area at your own pace. (B)

Sunday - Bariloche - Arroyo Verde: This morning the staff from the Estancia Arroyo Verde will pick you up for the hour's drive south to the Estancia and another superlative fly fishing   experience.  You can begin this afternoon fly fishing along the Traful River, a typical mountain stream with pools and rapids. The water runs pure and crystal clear for m than ten miles run through Arroyo Verde. Parts of its riverside is lined with bushes and trees, making fly-casting more exciting and sometimes a rather challenging task.   Fishing the Traful is exclusively a catch and release fly-fishing river experience. (B/L/D)

Monday - Arroyo Verde: Exquisite fly fishing experiences await you today.  (B/L/D)

Tuesday - Arroyo Verde: Yet another day of fly fishing in this spectacular and pristine area.  (BL/D)

Wednesday - Arroyo Verde - Bariloche - Buenos Aires: This morning the staff at the Arroyo Verde will transfer you back to the airport at Bariloche for your flight across the Pampas to Buenos Aires.  Upon arrival, your private car and guide will be waiting to transfer you to the venerable Alvear Palace, featured on the Life of the Rich and Famous and located in fashionable Recoleta. Your accommodations will be in a Junior Suite.  Balance of the day to explore at your own pace. (B)

Thursday - Buenos Aires: This morning your private car, driver and guide will call for you at your hotel to visit some of the main points of this sophisticated, European style city often called "The Paris of the Americas". Stop by the Plaza de Mayo with the Casa Rosada and the Cabildo, where the declaration of independence was signed, drive the widest avenue on earth, 9 de Julio and visit Caminito, the "little street" in the Italian barrio of La Boca. Explore San Telmo, the historic district of Buenos Aires where the mansions have become antique shops and drive through the well-to-do-suburbs of the city. This evening you'll enjoy dinner and tango music and dancing at one of the city's best tango houses, the Rojo Tango. (B/L/D)

Friday - Depart Buenos Aires: Day at leisure to explore this bustling city at your own pace. Your room is paid for late check-out so no need to hurry through the day. In the evening your private car and guide will transfer you to the airport to check-in for your departing flight.  (B)

Saturday - Arrive Miami: Morning arrival in Miami. Clear Immigrations and customs and continue to your home city.

RATES and DETAILS:

SAMPLE LAND RATE PER PERSON: (Subject to change without notice)
YEAR Single Occupancy Twin Occupancy - P/P Triple Occupancy - P/P
November 2011 - March 2012 $16,500 to $18,000 $13,000 to $14,200 $11,900 to $12.900
November 2012 - March 2013 estimate + 10%
Plus Air fares and USA Departure Taxes
PAYMENTS: By credit card; special form required & must carry Card Holder's signature
Deposit - Per Person 2nd deposit - Per Person Full Payment Due
$1000 in order to confirm To complete a total of 30% deposit upon conformaiton fo all space 65 days prior departure
CHANGES:
After reservations confirmed If new documents are required
$100 per change $100 per change + $100 re-issue documents

CANCELLATIONS:

Cancelled Between Up to 91 days 89 to 61  days 60 to 31 days 30 to 00 days
Fees Per Person $1000 30% 50% 100%
TRIP CANCELLATION INSURANCE: Highly reccomended.
RATE INCLUDES:
  • Hotel accommodations as detailed, with hotel taxes and service charges
  • Meals as indicated, table d'hôte basis
  • Transfers as indicated, with English speaking guide
  • Luggage handling at airports
  • Sightseeing as indicated, with English speaking guide
  • 4-night La Paloma Lodge fly-fishing program including all transportation from-to Balmaceda, all meals and fishing arrangements
  • 3-night Arroyo Verde fly-fishing program including all transportation from-to Bariloche, all meals and fishing arrangements
RATE DOES NOT INCLUDE:
  • Air fares and USA Departre taxes
  • Foreign airport departure taxes
  • Chilean Reciprocity fee
  • Argentine Reciprocity fee
  • Items of a personal nature
  • Tips to drivers, guides, hotel bellboys
  • Meals not specifically indicated as included
NOTE: Information was last updated January 01, 2012. Information & rates subject to change.

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