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A Barry & Cathy Beck Departure January 11 - 21, 2018 Estancia de los Rios
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Take Your Travel Experience Further: The Hosted Trip Difference Unparalleled Service and Knowledge Every Step of the Way Dear Traveler, Estancia de los Rios is located inside a massive private ranch encompassing 360,000 acres. In square miles, it is larger than New York City. Inside the borders of this ranch you have miles of the upper Rio Cisnes River to explore and fish for its resident brown trout. From its tiny headwaters and feeder streams, to its lower stretches, you will find these trout living and feeding in this remote and pristine environment. In a parallel valley on the ranch you can fish the trout-filled Magdalena spring creek or you can opt to try one of the ranch’s many lakes for a shot at monster brown. The Estancia lies on the eastern side of the Andes and extends like a thumb toward Argentina. This allows for a drier climate than areas to the west and closer to the coast. Grassy river bottoms give way to the rolling hills that rise up to forested mountains. With few inhabitants living nearby you might even swear that you have been transported back in time to Montana or Colorado in the early or mid-twentieth century if it wasn’t for the passing gaucho and his dogs on their way to tend his sheep. If you want to take a day off from the river you can saddle up one of the many ranch horses and ride into the mountains to spot condors, red stag or possibly glimpse a puma. With so many places in the ranch to explore you are sure to have an incredible time away from the river. Marcelo Dufflocq has spent 20 summers at the ranch developing the fishing program and the lodge experience. He has hired a group of Chilean guides that know where the trout are on the ranch and are eager to show you how to catch them and his staff are eager to please and to make your lodge stay memorable. Sincerely,
What to Expect
• This six bedroom lodge is nestled in the foothills above the Rio Cisnes with views of the wide open river valley with the forested mountains in the distance. This is the big sky country of Patagonia. • Inside the ranch you have miles of the upper Rio Cisnes River as well as several spring creeks in which to wade. This is the perfect place for those who like to dry fly fish on smaller trout waters. If you would like a shot at a hefty brown trout then one of the many private lakes on the ranch might just hold your trout of a lifetime.
About the Lodge
Estancia de los Rios: Wild and still undiscovered areas in this 360,000-acre private ranch offer literally miles of gin-clear water filled with feisty brown trout. It is the perfect destination for those who like to wade, work each riffle and run, and cast to trout in picturesque, undisturbed beauty. Up to 12 guests per week enjoy exploring the Rio Cisnes, its tributaries, spring creeks and several mountain lakes and will leave taking an image of Patagonia with them forever.
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 Estancia de los Rios January 11 - 21, 2018
Thursday, January 11
Depart USA via commercial flight service to Santiago, Chile.
Friday, January 12
Arrive Santiago. Upon arrival, clear immigrations, collect luggage, and clear customs. A Pionero Travel guide will meet you and provide your private transfer to the Sheraton Santiago, where accommodations will be confirmed on your behalf for one night.
Saturday, January 13
At a prearranged time this morning your Pionero Travel guide and driver will meet you at the hotel and transfer you to the Santiago Airport where you will check in for your flight to Balmaceda. Depart Santiago via commercial flight service to Balmaceda. Arrive Balmaceda. Upon arrival a representative of the Estancia will meet you at the airport to provide your transfer to the Estancia de los Rios. This stunning four and a half hour drive will take you from the lush Chilean coast north up into the mountains. On this drive you will see tiny Chilean hamlets and farms that dot the countryside giving you a feel for life in the country. Massive granite peaks tower above thick forests which adds a unique perspective to the drive. Finally, you will head east toward the Estancia de los Rios. This terrain is located in the shadow of the Andes and becomes semi-arid. Deep river valleys begin to widen and you get a feel for the vast expanse of the country. This drive is one of extreme beauty and will leave you with memories for years to come. Upon arrival at the ranch, you will be greeted by your host, Marcelo Dufflocq, and the fishing guides. Drive north through the Andes, passing several crystal clear lakes and dense rainforests. The lodge is located on a 360,000-acre working ranch with second-generation owners. After time for unpacking and orientation, a light meal will be served followed by fishing in the afternoon and evening. Return to the lodge for pisco sours cocktails, dinner and overnight accommodations.
*Itinerary subject to change
Sunday, January 14 - Friday, January 19
Six full days of fishing on the ranch. With 60 miles of the Rio Cisnes at your disposal, along with four other tributaries and spring creeks, options abound for all conditions and anglers. This little pressured, brown trout fishery offers exceptional dry-fly fishing in an easily waded freestone river. The aggressive fish are numerous and often looking up to the waterâ€™s surface for a meal. This is the perfect destination for those who like to fly fish and experience the vast and untamed beauty of Patagonia. Each evening, you will return to the lodge for cocktails, dinner and overnight accommodations.
Saturday, January 20
Depart this morning from the ranch to Balmaceda airport â€” a drive of approximately four and a half hours. Depart Balmaceda via commercial flight service to Santiago. Arrive Santiago. Proceed to the international terminal and check-in for your ongoing flight, or transfer to Sheraton, Santiago for overnight accomodations with the Becks, and depart the next day. Depart Santiago via commercial flight service to U.S.A.
Sunday, January 21
Arrive U.S.A. Clear customs and make connections home. Welcome home!
Estanica de los Rios* Double occupancy / shared guide: $6,330 Single occupancy are available upon request. Fishing License: $50.00* per person payable directly to the lodge USD preferred. Inclusions: Seven nights lodging in room with private bathroom at the Estancia, daily guided fishing according to program, Internet, all meals at the lodge, lunch and dinner accompanied by a selection of Chilean wines, beer and all non-alcoholic beverages, Pisco Sour cocktails, all transfers to and from lodge/fishing locations, one guide for every two anglers, one guide for every four non-fishing guests, use of vehicles, boats or horses as required by program, land transfer between local airport and lodge, land transfer between lodge and local airport on departure.
Exclusions: Air travel, hotel and/or transfers prior or after fishing itinerary, fishing license, use of fishing gear, flies (available for sale at the lodge), gratuities, items of a personal nature such as: laundry, telephone, (satellite phone available at extra charge) and other items not specifically mentioned as included. Deposits payment refund policy: A non-refundable deposit of 50 percent of the land cost is due at time of reservation. Balance payable at time of final land package invoicing. Final / full payment is also non-refundable unless client replacement is provided. *Rates subject to change.
Your Airline Connection
In addition to providing a superior experience while youâ€™re fishing in Chile, the Airline Department at Frontiers can coordinate all of your travel logistics to and from Santiago.
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The air holidays and flights in this brochure are ATOL protected by the Civil Aviation Authority. Our ATOL number is ATOL 3315. Copyright © 2017. Frontiers International Travel. All rights reserved.