Escor ted Depar ture Fly Fishing in Argentina
East Africa Photographic Safari A Barry & Cathy Beck Departure February 28 â€“ March 10, 2016 Tres Valles Lodge
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Taking Your Travel Experience Further: The Escorted Group Difference Unparalleled Service and Knowledge Every Step of the Way Escort Group Departure hosts, Barry & Cathy Beck return annually (sometimes bi-annually) to Argentina. What’s makes Argentina so special? Why We Return to Argentina Every Year Dear Traveler, As trip hosts, the answer is simple, it’s dependable. But it’s more than just great fishing. It’s the culture of the country and weather that is pretty predictable. It’s the American West without the people and the progress of the last 100 years. The vastness sometimes overwhelms us and one trip is seldom enough for anyone. The lodges that we visit each year are the best that Patagonia has to offer. While each is distinctively different, in many ways they are also similar. They are the best of the best. Estancia Tres Valles Talk about the road less traveled and you must think of Tres Valles, Argentina. You may not meet another car for the last hour or more, but chances are pretty good of meeting a horse and gaucho. As you begin to wind your way back into the foothills of the Andes, you’ll be thinking that this is some of the most beautiful country you’ve ever seen. And just when you think it can’t get any prettier, you’ll start to catch glimpses of water and soon Lago Tres Valles comes into view with snow-capped Andes as a back drop and you’ll be speechless. Tres Valles Estancia is a major cattle operation on the outside, but “back by the lake” is a beautiful new fly fishing lodge with an excellent staff of guides, superb fishing, wonderful accommodations and dining. You’ll be met by Simon and Guillermina and soon fall in love with them and their warm easy style of hospitality. Here you will find more fishing than you can get to in a week, a year, maybe a lifetime. Fish different rivers, streams, and spring creeks daily. There is fishing in every direction from the lodge and the fish are hungry and willing to eat dry flies, nymphs, and streamers. We have a deep love for Patagonia and this particular estancia. There is a magnetic force that pulls us back year after year. Sincerely, Cathy & Barry
About Barry & Cathy Beck Longtime Frontiers trip hosts and photographers, the Becks travel far and wide to follow their love for fly-fishing and nature photography. Based in Pennsylvania, Barry and Cathy write books, lead African photo safaris, and operate a stock photography business. The Becks are well-known in the fishing, photography, and travel industries, and possess a stellar reputation for their skill, knowledge, and expertise born out of a 20 year career. Their many books include The Outdoor Photographer’s Handbook, Fly-Fishing the Flats, and Pennsylvania Blue Ribbon Fly Fishing Guide.
Proposed Itinerary for Fly Fishing in Tres Valley, Argentina February 28 - March 10, 2016
Sunday, February 28 Depart your hometown via overnight commercial flight service to Buenos Aires. Monday, February 29 Arrive Buenos Aires, Ezeiza International Airport. Upon arrival, clear immigration and collect your luggage. Once you exit the airport, you will be met by an English-speaking guide/driver and transferred to the Loi Suites Recoleta Hotel. Double room accommodations will be arranged on your behalf for one night, inclusive of buffet breakfast. Remainder of the day at leisure in Buenos Aires, meals are independent. Tuesday, March 1 At a prearranged time, your guide/driver will meet you at the hotel, transfer you to Aeroparque Domestic Airport and assist with check-in for your flight to Esquel. Upon arrival in Esquel, a lodge representative will meet you to assist with luggage and provide your transfer to Tres Valles Fly Fishing Lodge, about a 3-hour drive. Once there, you will be welcomed by your hosts, Simon and Guillermina and the entire staff. Settle in and enjoy a meal while taking in the beauty of the surroundings. This evening, enjoy cocktails, dinner and overnight accommodations at Tres Valles Lodge. Wednesday - Monday, March 2 - 7 Enjoy six days fishing the program of Tres Valles Lodge which includes the Rio Pico, Rio Pampa, and the Rio Nilson. These rivers hold good numbers of brown and rainbow trout that readily take dry flies on light tackle. You will work the cut banks, riffles, runs and pools for feeding trout that are not as educated as you might think. You may also opt to fish one of several spring creeks in the area where stalking trout and casting small flies are the keys to success. You will also have the opportunity to float several local lakes. Lunch is served streamside each day. Return each evening for cocktails, dinner and overnight accommodations. Note: Non-fishing guests may choose from the following activities offered by Tres Valles: rafting, canoeing, windsurfing, sailing, Patagonia bird watching, horseback riding, folklore and field activities. Continued ->
Tuesday, March 8 After breakfast and time for packing, your guide will provide a private transfer to the airport in Esquel (about a 3-hour drive) and assist with check-in for flight service to Buenos Aires. Note: For any other incidental expenses incurred during your stay at Tres Valles, U.S. Dollars are preferred. Depart Esquel. Arrive Buenos Aires, Aeroparque Domestic Airport. Upon arrival, your English-speaking guide/driver will meet you and provide private transfer to the Loi Suites Recoleta Hotel. Double room accommodations will be arranged on your behalf for one night, inclusive of buffet breakfast. Remainder of the day at leisure in Buenos Aires, meals are independent. Overnight accommodations at the Loi Suites Recoleta Hotel. Wednesday, March 9 Depart Buenos Aires.
Fishing Rates - Tres Valles Fishing Package: $5,100.00 per person based on shared room/guide Non-Anglers: $3,900.00 per person Local fishing licenses: $100.00 per person *Single room and private guide are available at an additional cost
Inclusions: All-inclusive fishing arrangements (accommodations; all meals, beverages with lodge / program meals; transfers to / from lodge / river, and one guide per two anglers). Exclusions: Round-trip transfers to / from Esquel airport / lodge; hotel accommodations; transfers to / from airport / hotel; meals where not indicated; tourist and departure taxes, special transfers, extras (room service, telephone calls, laundry, tips, guide gratuities, personal gratuities, alcoholic beverages except where specified by lodge), local fishing license, and airfare. Round-trip Esquel airport / Tres Valles Lodge / Esquel airport transfer $300.00* per person Round-trip Bariloche airport / lodge / Bariloche airport transfer $575.00* per person (if needed)
*Itinerary and rates subject to change
Your Airline Connection to Argentina In addition to providing a superior experience while you’re fishing in South America, the Airline Department at Frontiers can coordinate all of your travel logistics to and from Buenos Aires. LAN Airlines, our preferred airline partner to Argentina, was recently voted 2014’s Best Business Class to Latin America/South America. They were the first carrier flying between the USA and South America to offer a fully flat bed in their premium cabin in this market, and are offered on all of their 767 and 787 aircrafts. The Premium Business cabin is arranged in a 2 – 2 – 2 configuration with all seats facing forward, making them perfect for any traveler. The generous 74-inch pitch and fixed shell seat back eliminates the ‘climb over’ problem faced by window seat occupants on other airlines and the variable seat width provides a high level of comfort.
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