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Fly fishing in Argentina Hosted Trip

A Barry & Cathy Beck Departure December 3 - 14, 2020 Tres Valles Lodge

We Share Your Passion


Argentina


Take Your Travel Experience Further: The Hosted Trip Difference Unparalleled Service and Knowledge Every Step of the Way Dear Traveler, We host groups to Tres Valles Lodge 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, but 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, Tres Valles Lodge is located inside a spacious Argentine 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) bring 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 Corti Maderna and Guillermina Etchebarne with dinner conversations of fishing and ranch life in Argentina. Enjoy outstanding meals prepared by a private chef and a weekly outdoor asado, the Argentine style BBQ (picnics at home will never be the same). The 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. • A 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 to Tres Valles, 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 eager 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. 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 3 - 14, 2020

Thursday, December 3

Depart your hometown via overnight flight service to Buenos Aires, Argentina.

Friday, December 4

Arrive Buenos Aires, Ezeiza International Airport. Arrive Buenos Aires, Ezeiza International Airport. Upon arrival, clear immigration, collect your luggage, and proceed through customs. A Frontiers arranged guide will meet you and provide your transfer to the Loi Suites Recoleta in the lovely city of Buenos Aires. We can arrange hotel accommodations on your behalf for one night. Spend the rest of the day at your leisure. Be sure to take advantage of the incredible dining in Buenos Aires by visiting one of the many excellent restaurants in town.

Saturday, December 5

At a prearranged time, a Frontiers arranged guide will meet you at the hotel and provide your transfer to the J. Newbery 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, and the entire staff. Settle in and enjoy a meal. Afterwards, you will have the option of fishing the ranch’s private spring creek, the Pampa River, or Tres Valles Lake. Return this evening for cocktails, dinner, and overnight accommodations.

Sunday, December 6 - Friday, December 11

Enjoy six full days of fishing the Tres Valles Lodge program, which includes the Rio Pico, Rio Pampa, and 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.

Saturday, December 12

After breakfast and packing, a Lodge representative will provide your transfer to the Esquel Airport; assistance with check-in.

*Itinerary subject to change


Depart Esquel via commercial flight service to Buenos Aires. Arrive Buenos Aires, Aeroparque Domestic Airport. Upon arrival, a Frontiers arranged guide will meet you and provide your transfer to the Loi Suites Recoleta. Double/single room accommodations can be arranged on your behalf for one night. Spend the rest of the day at your leisure. Note: We can arrange tours of Buenos Aires at your request.

Sunday, December 13

At a prearranged time, a Frontiers arranged guide will meet you and provide you private transfer to the international airport where you will check in for your overnight flight back to the US. Depart Buenos Aires via overnight commercial flight service to US.

Monday, December 14

Arrive US. Clear Customs; make connections home.


Rates

Fishing Package: $6,100* per person based on double occupancy Fishing license: $120* Round-trip transfer Esquel Airport/Lodge/Esquel Airport: TBD* Buenos Aires arrangements: Hotel TBD* per room/night Transfer Ezeiza/hotel/Aeroparque/hotel/Ezeiza TBD* based on number of pax 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; Buenos Aires transfers; meals where not indicated; special transfers; extras (room service, phone calls, laundry, tips, personal gratuities, alcohol except where specified by Lodge); local fishing license; and airfare.

*Rates subject to change.

Deposit 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. Full/final payment is also non-refundable unless client replacement is provided.

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 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 Martin’s Cottage, Eastleach, Gloucestershire, GL7 3NW, United Kingdom Tel +44 (0) 1285 700 940 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 © 2020. Frontiers International Travel. All rights reserved.

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