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Fly fishing in Argentina Hosted Trip

A Barry & Cathy Beck Departure December 5 - 16, 2019 Tres Valles Lodge

We Share Your Passion


Take Your Travel Experience Further: The Hosted Trip Difference Unparalleled Service and Knowledge Every Step of the Way Dear Traveler, We host groups to Estancia Tres Valles twice a year for good reason — it’s easy to love. Talk about the road less traveled and Tres Valles comes to mind. Not only is it a stunning lodge in the scenic valley between Rio Pico and Los Pampas in the snowcapped foothills of the Andes, it’s also a place of more trout fishing than one can learn in perhaps a lifetime of fishing! Tucked up against the stunning Lago Tres Valles with a spectacular view of the Andes, Estancia Tres Valles fishing lodge is the newest addition to the spacious Tres Valles cattle ranch that spans across the entire valley. Located about three hours from Esquel, you’ll decompress from the travel as soon as you arrive at the lodge. During your stay, you’ll fish spring creeks, small to medium freestone rivers and crystal clear mountain lakes. It’s walk wading, rafts, and boats, depending on your personal preference. The weather will vary due to the altitude, and the view from the front windows of the lodge will constantly change as the mountains dictate. Cool, crisp mornings and spring showers in December (their spring) brings the opening of the season and the first fishing of the year. You’ll find the fish ready and willing to come for your dries and droppers. Relax and be entertained by hosts Simon Maderna and Guillermina Etcherbarne with dinner conversations of fishing and ranch life in Argentina. Enjoy outstanding meals prepared by a private chef and a weekly outdoor “asado,” the Argentina style BBQ (picnics at home will never be the same). The recently built lodge is spacious, comfortable and offers magnificent views from every room. It’s a warm and welcoming destination. 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 and egar to take your fly

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 recipe 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 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 December 5 - 16, 2019

Thursday, December 5

Depart your hometown via overnight commercial flight service to Buenos Aires.

Friday, December 6

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.

Saturday, December 7

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.

Sunday, December 8 - Friday, December 13

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.

*Itinerary subject to change

Saturday, December 14

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.

Sunday, December 15

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.

Monday, December 16

Arrive back in the United States.


Fishing Package: $6,050 Local Fishing Licenses:* $120 Round-trip Esquel airport / Tres Valles Lodge / Esquel airport transfer If needed: Round-trip Bariloche airport / lodge / Bariloche airport transfer

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.

*Rates subject to change.

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.

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

Ben Hoffman

South America Program Manager Toll-free: 1-800-245-1950 Phone: 724-935-1577

Tres Valles Hosts Guillermina Etchebarne and her husband Simon Corti Maderna with their children

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

European Office Kennet Cottage, Kempsford Gloucestershire, GL7 4EQ, England Tel +44 (0)845 299 6212 Fax +44 (0) 1285 700 322 Email Website

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 © 2016. Frontiers International Travel. All rights reserved.






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2019 Barry & Cathy Beck - Tres Valles Lodge, Argentina  

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