2021 Barry & Cathy Beck - Argentina Waters

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Fly fishing in Argentina Hosted Trip

A Barry & Cathy Beck Departure November 27 - December 5, 2021 Argentina Waters

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Take Your Travel Experience Further: The Hosted Trip Difference Unparalleled Service and Knowledge Every Step of the Way Dear Traveler, When Gonzalo Martinez first looked at where Le Fario Lodge sits today, he asked his wife, Laura, about buying the property. She went to her father and said, “Papa, Gonzalo wants to spend all of our money on a piece of land.” Her father told her that Gonzalo is a smart man and if that is what he wants, she should want it too. She said, “Yes, Papa, but he wants to spend all of our money.” And so they did, and today Le Fario exists. Le Fario Lodge sits on the hillside overlooking the picturesque Laguna Larga, or Long Lagoon. The Lodge has just four bedrooms, a comfortable dining room, and an open gathering area. Floor to ceiling windows across the front of the Lodge showcase the spectacular lake view which can also be enjoyed from the hot tub! The Lodge is tastefully furnished with old and new pieces, and railings of weathered wood complement the new construction. Laura’s talent as an artist and Gonzalo’s as a carpenter blend well throughout the Lodge, and guests feel at home immediately. It’s truly Gonzalo and Laura who will make your trip one of the best. They are warm, interesting, and engaging. Gonzalo has been a favorite fishing guide of ours for many years. Although he and Laura both studied as chefs in Argentina and Spain and are very much involved in the menu planning, they have a private chef at the Lodge to free them to spend time with their guests. Literally on the edge of Los Alerces National Park, Le Fario has an amazing variety of fishing including small spring creeks, streams, rivers, and lakes. It’s exciting to twitch a Fat Albert across the surface of one of the lakes and watch a 20-inch brown come after the fly! Streams like the Dona Rosa Spring Creek or the Riva Davia will capture your attention and your heart, and the variety of brown, rainbow, and brook trout will keep anyone content. If you’re looking for a three or four day add-on stay to round out an existing itinerary or for a week-long destination, LeFario Lodge would be a wonderful choice. Los Alerces National park offers lots of outdoor activities for nonanglers as well. Sincerely,

Hank Ingram Jr.

What to Expect

• There are miles of water inside Los Alerces National Park—Argentina’s fourth largest national park—and the guides of Argentina Waters know all the best spots to fish since they have all grown up in the area. • Owner-hosts Gonzalo and Laura built La Fario Lodge themselves using locally-sourced hard woods and stone in its construction. Their talents in carpentry and art create a warm and inviting atmosphere inside the Lodge. Your attentive hosts and staff will immediately make you feel at home in the middle of Patagonia. • Argentina Waters guides have spent a lifetime in the area learning the waters and know all the secret spots. They know the landowners to get access to off-the-beatenpath places.

About Esquel

Argentina Waters: The diversity that the Esquel, National Park, and Rio Pico offer is one of the main reasons anglers decide to come and fish with Argentina Waters. There are spring creeks, private waters, small and big rivers, still waters, and lakes in a spectacular setting. Fishing with dry flies, wet flies, streamers, or nymphs to catch wild rainbows, browns, brookies, introduced in the country in the beginning of last century.

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 Argentina Waters November 27 - December 5, 2021

Saturday, November 27

Depart USA via overnight commercial airline service to Buenos Aires.

Sunday, November 28

Arrive Buenos Aires, Ezeiza International Airport. Upon arrival you will be met by a representative of MK Travel who will provide your transfer to Loi Suites Hotel, in the lovely Recoleta section of the city, where hotel reservations will be arranged on your behalf for one night. Spend the rest of the day at your leisure. Join the Beck group for dinner in the evening, or dine independently at one of the many excellent restaurants in town.

Monday, December 29

At a pre-arranged time, a Frontiers arranged guide will meet you, assist you with your luggage, and provide your transfer to the Buenos Aires, Jorge Newbery Airport for your ongoing flight to Esquel, plus assist with check-in. Depart Buenos Aires, Jorge Newbery Airport 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 Argentina Waters Lodge.

Tuesday, December 30 - Friday, December 3

You will fish four full days with the guides of Argentina Waters. Their program focuses on the trout waters found in Los Alerces National Park, those surrounding Esquel, and the waters to the south in the Rio Pico area. With trout water ranging from spring creeks, small lakes, and rivers up to the larger waters at their disposal, fly fishermen will experience one of the most diverse menus of fishing options available. Whether you prefer walking, wading, or floating lakes or rivers, Argentina Waters’ guides will work with you to create a fishing program that fits your style during your stay.

Saturday, December 4

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

*Itinerary subject to change

Depart Esquel via commercial flight service to Buenos Aires. Arrive Buenos Aires, Jorge Newbery Airport. Upon arrival, a 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 USA.

Sunday, December 5

Arrive USA. Clear immigrations, collect luggage, and complete customs.


Fishing Package: $3,850* person based on shared room/shared guide A single room and guide supplement applies Local Fishing Licenses:* 100*

Round-trip transfer Esquel Airport/Lodge/Esquel Airport: TBD* based on number of pax Buenos Aires arrangements: Hotels TBD* per room/night

Transfers Ezeiza /hotel/Jorge Newbery Airport/hotel/ Ezeiza TBD* based on number of pax Inclusions: All-inclusive fishing arrangements; accommodations; all meals; beverages including cocktails, beer, and wine; and professional fishing guides (one guide per two anglers).

Exclusions: Local fishing license; special transfers; extras (room service, phone calls, laundry, tips, personal gratuities, alcohol except where specified by Lodge), and airfare. 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.

*Rates subject to change

Your Airline Connection

In addition to providing a superior experience while you’re fishing in South America, Frontiers’ Airline Department 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 © 2021. Frontiers International Travel. All rights reserved.