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Central Patagonia, Argentina: El Encuentro Lodge and Brook Trout Basecamp Combo Trip

February 13, 2019

Over the course of a full week, this combination fishing itinerary offered by our friends at El Encuentro Fly Fishing includes stays at two different and strategically located destinations that allow anglers access and opportunity to fish an incredible diversity of trout waters in central Argentine Patagonia. Guests will split their fishing week with stays at El Encuentro’s namesake, El Encuentro Lodge and their remote Brook Trout Basecamp.

Nestled on the banks of the mighty Rio Futaleufu, El Encuentro Lodge serves as the base of operations for El Encuentro Fly Fishing programs. This comfortable and classic lodge is steeped in tradition and combines genuine Argentine hospitality with opportunities to wade and float fish the Futaleufu, Nant y Fall, Arrayanes and Corinto Rivers and a variety of private access small streams and lakes for brown and rainbow trout. Mid-week guests will transfer to El Encuentro’s nearby Brook Trout Basecamp, a luxury safari-style tent camp, located on the banks of the Rio Corcovado. From here anglers have convenient wade and float fishing access to both the Corcovado and Tigre river systems, which arguably hold some of the most pristine population of brook trout in all Patagonia.

This combination trip is a great option for anglers seeking a vast array of trout fishing options blended with comfortable accommodations at a fixed lodge with some time “roughing it” at a well-appointed luxury riverside camp in the remote and beautiful central Patagonian wilderness.

Trip Details – El Encuentro Fly Fishing

Trip Itinerary

Day 1 (Saturday)
Transfer from your hotel to the Buenos Aires domestic airport (Aeroparque – AEP) for your flight to Esquel. Upon arrival, a representative of El Encuentro Fly Fishing will meet you at the airport and transfer you to El Encuentro Lodge. Once you arrive at lodge, you will have time to settle in, meet the guides and staff and prepare your fishing gear for the days ahead.

Days 2-4 (Sunday – Tuesday)
Three (3) full days of guided fishing and accommodations at El Encuentro Lodge. Anglers will have the opportunity to fish a diverse selection of waters including the Futaleufu, Nant y Fall, Arrayanes and Corriento Rivers as well as a variety of private access small streams and lakes.

Day 5 (Wednesday)
After breakfast you will depart El Encuentro Lodge. Full day of guided fishing on one of the areas vast selection of productive waters. After fishing you will transfer to El Encuentro’s Brook Trout Basecamp, a luxury safari-style tent camp located on the banks of the Corcovado river.

Day 6-7 (Thursday – Friday)
Two (2) full days of guided fishing and accommodations at the Brook Trout Basecamp. From here anglers have convenient fishing access to both the Corcovado and Tigre river systems, which arguably hold some of the most pristine population of brook trout in all Patagonia.

Day 8 (Saturday)
After a leisurely breakfast you will depart the Bascecamp and transfer to the Esquel airport for your return flight to the Buenos Aires domestic airport (Aeroparque – AEP). Transfer from the domestic airport to the international airport (Ezieza – EZE) to catch your return overnight flight to the US.

Package Rates

El Encuentro Lodge + Brook Trout Basecamp
7 Nights/6.5 Days (Saturday-Saturday) = $5,600.00
Add $1,120.00 for Single Supplement

What’s Included:

  • Accommodations and meals at the lodge(s)
  • Beverages including beer, wine, and alcohol at the lodge(s)
  • Fully guided fishing
  • Non-angling activities
  • Transfers to/from Esquel airport and the lodge(s)
  • Leaders and tippet
  • Laundry service (except when staying at Tres Valles Lodge and Brook Trout Basecamp)

What’s Not Included:

  • International and domestic airfare
  • Transfers, hotels and meals in Buenos Aires
  • Special transfers to/from Bariloche
  • Gratuities for guides and lodge staff
  • Fishing equipment
  • Fishing license

For more information please email kyle [at] yellowdogflyfishing [dot] com (Kyle Kolodziejski) or call 888-777-5060

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