Day 1. Buenos Aires
Arrival in Buenos Aires, reception and transfer to the 5* De Luxe Alvear Palace Hotel, a member of the `Leading Hotels of the world group for two nights accommodation.
Day 2. Buenos Aires
After breakfast, a private city tour of perhaps the most cosmopolitan metropolis in South America. Most of the population is of European descent and the city is reminiscent of Paris. It is situated on the Rio de la Plata, and as its name suggests, it is the city of good winds. The tour will include a visit to the Plaza de Mayo, the hub of the city centre and where
many public buildings such as the Catedral Metropolitana can be found. At the east end, you will find the
Casa Rosada presidential palace with the famous balcony from which Juan and Evita Peron greeted the
masses. A visit will also be made to the Teatro Colon, found at the intersection of Cirrito and Tucuman the world-class opera house that opened in 1908 with a presentation of Aida. It seats 2500 spectators and offers standing room for
another 1000. There is also a museum featuring instruments, costumes and photographs of performers.
You shall also visit La Boca, Buenos Aires' most colourful neighbourhood. San Telmo, just a few blocks south of Plaza de Mayo is the artist's quarter, what some believe to be Buenos Aires' most interesting feature.
A final visit to Recoleta, a very fashionable area where you can visit the fine arts museum, called Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes, and the city's gardens of Plaza Alvear and Plaza Francia. The latter hosts the largest crafts fair in the city every Sunday. Lunch at the La Bourgogne, the only Relais Gourmand in Argentina. The restaurant serves the finest French and international food in the city and according to Travel & Leisure magazine rated La Bourgogne the number one restaurant in South America, and Wine Spectator gave it the distinction of being one of the "Best Restaurants in the World for Wine Lovers." Return to your hotel.
In the evening, dinner & tango Show in La Esquina Carlos Gardel, the foremost tango house in Buenos Aires.
Day 3. Buenos Aires - San Martin de los Andes
After breakfast, flight to San Martín de los Andes. Reception and transfer to the first class Hotel Le Chatelet. Lunch at the hotel before a guided tour of the nearby surroundings. San Martin de los Andes is set on the shores of Lake Lacar, in the Province of Neuquen, Argentina, 25 miles away from the Chilean border. It is characterized by the peace and quietness provided by the large extension of green land and the 400.000 hectares of the Lanin National Park. From variable landscapes up to different shaped rivers or streams, where we will find Rainbow trout, Marrones and Fontinalis.
In the beginning of the season (November/December) fishing is reduced to rivers and stream mouths which go in or come out from several lakes in the area. Normally from mid-December to late December begins the opportunity to fish in rivers and streams, depending on the thawing and also the end of the rains.
Fishing season begins in November and ends in mid-April, being extended in some places up to late May. In Patagonia summer is a dry season, nevertheless some days may be cold or rainy. The biggest emergings start during late December and up to season's end what makes trout rise and it's perfect to fish with dry fly.
Day 4. San Martin de los Andes
After breakfast, trip to Meliquina's River and Filo Hua Hum (Wade) to practice Dry Fly. Picnic lunch. In the afternoon return to San Martín de los Andes for dinner and accommodation.
Day 5. San Martin de los Andes
After breakfast, trip to Aluminé's River or Collón Cura (Drifts). We will make drifts in the rivers. Picnic lunch. In the afternoon we will return to San Martín de los Andes for dinner and accommodation.
Day 6. San Martin de los Andes
After breakfast, trip to Down Malleo's river (Wade) to practice Dry Fly. Picnic. In the afternoon we, will return to San Martín de los Andes for dinner and accommodation.
Day 7. San Martin de los Andes - Rio Puelo
After breakfast, transfer to the private Alto Puelo Lodge, located in the Andean Mountains of Patagonia. The lodge is six miles from the Argentina/Chile border and sits on the Chilean side of the border. The lodge commands a view of the turquoise blue River Puelo. The source of the river Puelo originates from high mountain glaciers along the border on the Argentine side (east), flowing through the Andes Mountains and out to the Pacific Ocean. The incredible location of this purpose built lodge is nothing short of breathtaking and the package includes a personal chef, with fine Chilean wine, personal guide, and an unlimited amount fly fishing. The English speaking guides are all very knowledgable and offer the following types of fly fishing; float, still water and river fishing, sight fishing, dry fly and nymph fishing.
Day 8. Alto Puelo
Fishing in Lake Puelo and Boca. All meals included.
Day 9. Alto Puelo
Fishing Lake Inferior and river. All meals included.
Day 10. Alto Puelo
Fishing lower Rio Puelo. All meals included.
Day 11. Alto Puelo - Bariloche - Buenos Aires
Early morning transfer to San Carlos de Bariloche airport for your return flight to Buenos Aires and your connecting flight home.
End of our service.
If you would like to shorten or extend the tour or if you would prefer to change the Alto Puelo lodge for accommodation for the deluxe Llao Llao Hotel in Bariloche, please do not hesitate to contact us.
Our price Includes:
Price includes international return flights from London, all accommodation in 4 & 5 star hotels and lodges, most meals, all tours with entrance tickets and all domestic flights in Argentina.
Our price does not include:
Meals not specified, airport taxes and travel insurance are not included in the quote.
Please ask for optional tours or business class upgrades on all flights. The fly fishing programme is for Atlantic salmon (when in season), brook, brown and rainbow trout and the tour is available from November until April.