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Fly fishing in Argentina Hosted Trip

A Barry & Cathy Beck Departure January 11 - 21, 2020

Pira Lodge & Suinda Lodge

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Argentina


Take Your Travel Experience Further: The Hosted Trip Difference Unparalleled Service and Knowledge Every Step of the Way Dear Traveler, Golden Dorado are fast becoming one of the most coveted species in South America. Anglers find them in tropical and subtropical regions in Argentina, Bolivia and Uruguay the quest for this hard-hitting, ravenous and acrobatic fish it addicting. Two of the top Dorado destinations are Suinda Lodge on the Upper Parana River and Pira Lodge in the 3 million acre Ibera Marsh in northeastern Argentina. Cathy and Barry Beck will be hosting just six angler total on their first “all dorado” excursion to Argentina. This departure will include both Suinda and Pira lodges with a moderate transfer between the two; however, the fisheries could not be more different. The Parana River - in front of Suinda where it borders Paraguay upstream of Corrientes - is large water broken up by many islands with white sand flats surrounding them and hundreds of miles of shoreline to cast to for large Dorado. Across the river on the Paraguay side the river braids into smaller channels and rivers with beautiful jungle verenza hanging down to the water hiding Pacu, Pira Pita and yes, the golden dorado. Suinda Lodge is above the ground with hanging walkways connecting the elegant air-conditioned rooms to the main lodge where all the action happens. The lodge features a plunge pool to cool off and regional cuisine by noted Argentine chefs. Pira Lodge is often marveled upon by returning guests as one of the nicest lodges in Argentina. Nestled in the heart of the Ibera Marsh the lodge has a wonderful swimming pool in front of the main house which features Spanish style tile and terraces, indoor and outdoor dining and an ample bar to share fish stories. Wellappointed air-conditioned rooms are shady, and cool offering welcomed sanctuary from the mid-day warmth. The Iberia Marsh is a natural marvel and birder clients of Frontiers have boasted that they consistently have their best days on the marsh. Here we fish from Hells Bay skiffs in an Everglades fashion moving from marsh “lakes” to canals and down to the Corrientes River. Pira is the hallmark of pristine beauty and skiff fishing for Golden Dorado, nothing comparable exists. Sincerely,

Hank Ingram

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.

What to Expect

• This is a one-time unique departure for just six guests with Cathy and Barry Beck fishing for Golden Dorado, Pira Pita and Pacu in two unique northeastern sub-tropical Argentine fisheries. • Each lodge will offer double occupancy air-conditioned rooms with bath ensuite, seasoned guides in custom skiffs/boats, fine Argentine cuisine and wine and a tenured staff.

About the Lodges

Suinda Lodge: The newly constructed river front destination offers fly fishing guests unmatched, warm-water Argentine species diversity from a river access only lodge. The seven acre property is located in Corrientes province on the legendary Parana River; the border of Argentina and Paraguay. In this tropical province, the Parana flows controlled well below the Yacyreta dam. The river is rich with species along high flora-shrouded banks, vast sand bars, islands that create deltas, and smaller “riachos” or braids.explosive, heart-stopping strikes. Pira Lodge: Located in Argentina’s northern province of Corrientes, Pira enjoys a tropical “Floridian” climate and is repeatedly labeled one of the world’s top guest accommodations by returning anglers. Surrounded by the vast 3-million acre Ibera Marsh, Pira affords anglers crystal-clear waters ideal for sight-fish cruising dorado with top-water floating lines; a technique that produces explosive, heart-stopping strikes.


Proposed Itinerary for Pira Lodge & Suinda Lodge January 11-21, 2020

Saturday, January 11

Depart United States via overnight flight service to Buenos Aires, Argentina.

Sunday, January 12

Arrive Buenos Aires, Ezeiza International Airport. Upon arrival, a Frontiers arranged guide will meet you just outside the customs area and provide your transfer to the Loi Suites Hotel, where you will check into your prepaid accommodations for one night. Spend the remainder of the day at leisure in Buenos Aires; all meals are on your own, overnight accommodations at the hotel.

Monday, January 13

Today your Frontiers arranged guide will meet you in the lobby of your hotel to provide your transfer to the J. Newbery Domestic Airport and assist you with check-in for your flight to Resistencia. Depart Buenos Aires via commercial flight service to Resistencia. Arrive Resistencia. Upon arrival, you will be met by your host and guide, and transferred to Suinda Lodge, approximately 1.5 hours. Enjoy a complimentary afternoon of fishing. Overnight at Suinda Lodge.

Tuesday, January 14 - Thursday, January 16

Enjoy three full days of fishing the shores, islands and sand flats of the Parana River bordering Argentina and Paraguay in a custom built river skiff. Fish the morning and afternoon and return to the lodge during the mid-day heat for lunch and siesta.

Friday, January 17

Today you will have and early morning transfer from Suinda Lodge to Pira Lodge, approximately 3.5 hours. Time for orientation and unpacking. Begin fishing for approximately ž of the day.

*Itinerary subject to change


Saturday, January 18 - Sunday, January 19

Enjoy two full days of fishing in the wilds of the Iberรก, returning to the lodge for lunch, drinks, a swim in the pool and a nice siesta. After the midday break, anglers return to the water to take advantage of the evening bite.

Monday, January 20

Morning fishing followed by a late lunch at the lodge. After lunch, you will be transferred to the Pira Lodge landing strip for a private charter flight to Buenos Aires. Depart Pira Lodge via Private Charter Service to Buenos Aires. Arrive Buenos Aires, San Fernando Airport. Upon arrival, your Frontiers arranged guide will meet you and provide your transfer to Ezeiza International Airport and assist you with check-in for your flight home. Depart Buenos Aires, Ezeiza International Airport via overnight commercial flight service to the USA.

Tuesday, January 21 Arrive USA.


Rates

Fishing Package:* $6,450 per person (Single room/Shared guide included) Local Fishing Licenses:* $100 per person Lodge Transfers:* $325 per person Internal One Way Flight* $160 per person One Way Private Charter* $870 per person Buenos Aires Arrangements* TBD

Inclusions: Lodging (double occupancy), meals with all wine, beer, and local spirits at the lodge; the service of a professional guide; and local fishing transfers. Exclusions: Commercial air travel from point of departure to Buenos Aires and return; transfer from Corrientes or Resistencia if applicable; meals, overnights and items of personal expenditures in Buenos Aires; tackle; imported liquor; overweight luggage charges and gratuities. 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

*Rates subject to change.

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


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)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 © 2019. Frontiers International Travel. All rights reserved.

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