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A Barry & Cathy Beck Departure March 14 - 24, 2019 Tres Valles Lodge

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Take Your Travel Experience Further: The Hosted Trip Difference Unparalleled Service and Knowledge Every Step of the Way Dear Traveler, Why Argentina? 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 will 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, lakes, 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,

Barry & Cathy Beck

What to Expect

• The grand four bedroom Tres Valles Lodge offers the most majestic view in the region, as guests gently awaken to a warm sunrise over snowcapped Andes reflected upon a grand placid mountain lake among sprawling pampas. • Hallmark of remote Argentine Patagonia fly fishing diversity, Tres Valles offers mid-sized waters to intimate spring creeks, and lakes that harbor mammoth browns, rainbows and brook trout. • Step off the beaten path and continue south from Tres Valles to the furthest reaches of Northern Patagonia to a place where the only other angler you will see is your fishing partner and fish are uneducated, eager and big.

About the Lodge

Tres Valles Lodge: It’s no secret that Tres Valles Lodge is a must-fish destination in Patagonia. With ingredients like an attentive host couple, eager staff / guides and inexhaustible walk-and-wade fishing in the shadow of the Andes, a receipt for success is inexorable. Situated in a remote corner of Chubut Province near Chile, Tres Valles Lodge is ideal for those fishermen who don’t like to “follow the crowd” and want an intimate, small capacity lodge experience. With an array of non-fishing activities available, it is a great choice for those with a non-fishing companion.

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 books include Cathy Beck’s Fly Fishing Handbook, now in its third edition; Fly Waters Near and Far, Fly Fishing the Flats and a coffee table book of photographs from around the world.


Proposed Itinerary for Tres Valles Lodge March 14 - 24, 2019

Thursday, March 14

Depart U.S.A. via overnight commercial flight service to Buenos Aires, Argentina.

Friday, March 15

Arrive Buenos Aires, Ezeiza International Airport. Upon arrival at you will be met by MK Travel and transferred to the hotel of your choice in the lovely city of Buenos Aires. Hotel accommodations can be arranged on your behalf for one night. Spend the rest of the day at your leisure. Be sure to take advantage of the incredible dining experiences found in Buenos Aires by visiting one of the many excellent restaurants in town.

Saturday, March 16

At a prearranged time, MK Travel will meet you at the hotel and provide your transfer to the Aeroparque Domestic Airport and check in for your flight to Esquel. Depart Buenos Aires via commercial flight service to Esquel. Arrive Esquel. Upon arrival, a lodge representative will meet you to assist with luggage and provide your transfer to Tres Valles Fly Fishing Lodge. You will be welcomed by your hosts, Simon and Guillermina Corti Maderna and the entire staff. Settle in and enjoy a meal. Return this evening for cocktails, dinner and overnight accommodations.

Sunday, March 17 - Friday, March 22

Enjoy six full days of fishing the program of Tres Valles Lodge which include 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 fish one of several spring creeks in the area or float one of several local lakes for cruising fish. A picnic style lunch is served in the field followed by continued fishing in the afternoon. Return each evening to the lodge for cocktails, dinner and overnight accommodations. Non-fishing activities include horseback riding, hiking, mountain biking and water sports on the private lake.

Saturday, March 23

After breakfast and packing, a lodge representative will provide your transfer to the Esquel Airport; assistance with check-in. Depart Esquel via commercial flight service to Buenos Aires. Arrive Buenos Aires, Aeroparque Domestic Airport. Upon arrival at you will be met by MK Travel and transferred to Buenos Aires, Ezeiza International Airport, where you will check in for your overnight flight back to the United States. Depart Buenos Aires, Ezeiza International Airport via overnight commercial flight service to U.S.A.

Sunday, March 24

Arrive U.S.A. Clear Customs; make connections home. *Itinerary subject to change


Rates

Tres Valles Lodge* Double occupancy / shared guide: $6,050 Inclusions: All-inclusive fishing arrangements (accommodations, all meals, beverages with lodge / program meals; transfers to / from lodge / river; and one guide per two anglers). (Note: Boots and waders can be supplied for guests at no cost.) Exclusions: Round-trip transfers to / from Esquel airport / lodge; hotel accommodations; Buenos Aires transfers; meals where not indicated, special transfers, extras (room service, telephone calls, laundry, tips, personal gratuities, alcoholic beverages except where specified by lodge), local fishing license, and airfare. Hotel accommodations Transfer Ezeiza / hotel / Aeroparque / Ezeiza TBD

Rates subject to change. Deposits payment refund policy: A non-refundable deposit of 50 per cent 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.

Extend Your Trip

This trip can be extended along side either of the two following departures: • San Huberto: March 22 - April 1, 2019 • Limay River Lodge: March 28 - April 8, 2019

Your Airline Connection

In addition to providing a superior experience while you’re fishing in Argentina, the Airline Department at Frontiers can coordinate all of your travel logistics to and from Santiago.

Frontiers Contact Our team of highly specialized agents coordinate every last detail of your trip. For this hosted departure, please contact:

Hank Ingram

South America Department Manager Toll-free: 1-800-245-1950 Phone: 724-935-1577 hingram@frontierstravel.com

Ben Hoffman

South America Program Manager Toll-free: 1-800-245-1950 Phone: 724-935-1577 bhoffman@frontierstravel.com


United States Office 600 Warrendale Rd., Gibsonia, PA 15044 Toll-free 1-800-245-1950 Phone 724-935-1577 Fax 724-935-5388 Email info@frontierstravel.com Website www.frontierstravel.com

European Office Kennet Cottage, Kempsford Gloucestershire, GL7 4EQ, England Tel +44 (0)845 299 6212 Fax +44 (0) 1285 700 322 Email info@frontierstrvl.co.uk Website www.frontierstrvl.co.uk

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.

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.

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