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A Barry & Cathy Beck Departure November 25 - December 6, 2016 Tres Valles Lodge
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Why Barry & Cathy Beck Return to Argentina 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. Tres Valles Lodge 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,
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, host fly fishing departures, 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 most recent books include Cathy Beck’s Fly Fishing Handbook, now in its third edition; Fly Waters Near and Far, a coffee table book of photographs, and a soon-to-be-released book on Alaska.
Proposed Itinerary for Fly Fishing in Tres Valles, Argentina November 25 - December 6, 2016
Friday, November 25 Depart your hometown via overnight commercial flight service to Buenos Aires. Saturday, November 26 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. Hotel room accommodations will be arranged on your behalf for one night, inclusive of buffet breakfast. Spend the remainder of the day at leisure in Buenos Aires, meals on your own. Sunday, November 27 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 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. Monday, November 28 - Saturday, December 3 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.
Sunday, December 4 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. currency 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. Hotel 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 on your own. Overnight accommodations at the Loi Suites Recoleta Hotel. Monday, December 5 Depart Buenos Aires. Spend the day at your leisure in Buenos Aires. At a pre-arranged time you will be met and transferred to Ezeiza International Airport where you will check in to your flight back to the USA. Tuesday, December 6 Arrive back in the United States.
Fishing Rates Fishing Package: $5,100 per person based on shared room / guide Non-Anglers: $3,900 per person Local fishing licenses: $110 per person *Single room and private guide are an additional cost - subject to availability.
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; Buenos Aires 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 per person If needed: Round-trip Bariloche airport / lodge / Bariloche airport transfer $600 per person
*Itinerary and rates subject to change
Extend Your Fishing Experience All fishing at Tres Valles Lodge requires flights in and out of Buenos Aires, an active city with much to offer, regardless of the number of times you’ve been there. With its tree-lined streets, grand old buildings, a café on nearly every corner, and some of the best restaurants on the continent, it isn’t for nothing they call it the Paris of South America. Frontiers can arrange a private visit to the Evita Museum, an evening at a milonga where the locals go to tango, a visit to a silversmith’s workshop, or if you happen to be there on a Sunday, a stroll through the famous San Telmo Antiques Market. We strongly suggest at least a two day extension to take full opportunity of your time there.
Your Airline Connection 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.
Get Your Gear Frontiers can provide expert advice and support on finding the right gear for your trip. Hank Ingram, a member of our Frontiers Gear Team will draw on thousands of hours in the field to recommend exactly what you need and what you don’t. Whether you have questions about how and what to pack, looking for a new fly rod and reel or need a pair of great binoculars – we’re happy to help.
Frontiers Contact Our team of highly specialized agents coordinate every last detail of your trip. For this hosted trip, please contact: Ben Hoffman
South America Program Manager Toll-free: 1-800-245-1950 Phone: 724-935-1577 firstname.lastname@example.org Hank Ingram and Ben Hoffman
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Copyright © 2016. Frontiers International Travel. All rights reserved.
The air holidays and flights in this brochure are ATOL protected by the Civil Aviation Authority. Our ATOL number is ATOL 3315. Copyright © 2016. Frontiers International Travel. All rights reserved.