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Accommodations
Comfortable Single Occupancy Guest Rooms
Season
January - April
Species
Sea Run Brown Trout
Ideal for
Couples
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Luxury Fishing Lodge With Quick Access to the Lower Rio Grande

La Villa de Maria Behety is a beautifully restored historic mansion with old world Patagonian charm that offers elegant accommodations and quick access to productive beats on the lower Rio Grande. Although the lodge is situated on the lower river its guests share full access to over 32 miles of river and over 100 named pools with anglers staying at Estancia Maria Behety. La Villa hosts up to six anglers per week in well-appointed single occupancy rooms and prides themselves on providing elegant amenities and sophisticated service. La Villa de Maria Behety is an excellent choice for anglers seeking luxury accommodations and fine dining paired with world-class sea-run brown trout fishing on the Rio Grande.

Accomodation Details

Lodging Details
La Villa de Maria Behety was designed with anglers in mind and is reputed as one of South America’s most luxurious fishing lodges. The lodge consists of six well-appointed single occupancy guest rooms with comfortable beds, private baths and walk-in showers, a jacuzzi, billiard room, full-service bar, and a wine cellar boasting more than 9,000 bottles of Argentine varietals.

Food and Beverages 
All meals are served in the main lodge and prepared by talented Argentine chefs using fresh ingredients from the greenhouse along with meats raised and produced on the estancia. Meal times revolve around a split-day fishing schedule with an early breakfast served before the morning fishing session, a large sit-down meal served mid-day, and a lighter dinner served late following the evening fishing session. Lunch and dinner courses are paired with a variety of regional Argentine wines and delicious desserts.

Typical Length of Stay
Standard length packages are 7 Nights/6 Days (Saturday-Saturday).

Non-Angling Activities
La Villa de Maria Behety is a fishing-focused operation with few non-angling activities available. Guests who want to take a break from fishing can relax at the lodge, enjoy the wonderful landscapes, explore the vast estancia, or depending on the time of season view the sheep shearing process.  

Internet/Communications
The lodge has Wi-Fi reliable internet access. Cell phones do not work in this area.

Travel Details

How To Get There
Getting to Tierra Del Fuego, Argentina is not as difficult as it is time-consuming. Travelers typically take an overnight flight from one of several major cities in the U.S. and arrive in Buenos Aires (Ezeiza International Airport – EZE) in the morning. Guests typically need to overnight in Buenos Aires before taking a connecting flight to Tierra Del Fuego. From the Buenos Aires domestic airport (Jorge Newbery Domestic Airport – AEP) there are two options to get to the lodge. Based on your travel needs and available flights guests can choose to fly to Rio Grande and transfer 45 minutes to the lodge or fly to Ushuaia and transfer 3 hours to the lodge. Transfers to/from Rio Grande and the lodge are included in the standard package rate. However, there is an additional cost for transfers to/from Ushuaia and the lodge, please contact Yellow Dog for rates.

Arrival and Departure Details/Times
Flight schedules and availability between Buenos Aires and Tierra Del Fuego airport hubs (Rio Grande or Ushuaia) change year to year. Typically, guests book flights to either Rio Grande or Ushuaia arriving in the afternoon and arrange return flights departing mid-day. Please consult with Yellow Dog for most current travel details.

Typical Travel Itinerary

Thursday: Depart your home airport and connect with an overnight flight to Buenos Aires, Argentina.

Friday:  Arrive at the Buenos Aires international airport (Ezieza – EZE) in the morning. Transfer to your hotel in downtown Buenos Aires and overnight.

Saturday: Transfer from your hotel to the Buenos Aires domestic airport (Aeroparque – AEP) for your flight to the Rio Grande (RGA) airport. Upon arrival, a representative of La Villa de Maria Behety will meet you at the airport and transfer you the lodge.

Sunday – Friday: Six (6) full days of guided fishing on the Rio Grande.

Saturday: Depart the lodge and transfer to the Rio Grande (RGA) 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.

Documents Required
Valid passport. Citizens of the USA, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, the UK, and other Western European nations do not need a visa for tourist trips of up to ninety days.

Travel Arrangements
Yellow Dog can assist with travel logistics required for your trip and can recommend you to a preferred travel agent who can help you book airline tickets, hotels, transfers, trip insurance, and other travel needs. Contact us at 888-777-5060 for more information.

Fishing

General Information
La Villa de Maria Behety shares 32 miles of access with over 100 named pools on the Rio Grande with guests staying at Estancia Maria Behety lodge. Every pair of anglers will be assigned a morning beat and an afternoon beat, allowing all anglers equal opportunity to fish different water each day. Typically, anglers fish the morning session from 8 am to 1 pm, return to the lodge for lunch and a siesta, then return to the river to fish the afternoon session from 4:30 pm to dark. 

Boats and Equipment
Anglers access the various beats by vehicle equip with rod racks and wade select pools. The river is very comfortable and easy to wade with pea-sized gravel, very few large rocks, gradual banks, and relatively slow currents. 

Rates

Package Rates
Rates are per person, based on single occupancy.

7 Nights/6 Days (Saturday-Saturday)
Early Season (Dec 29 – Jan 5) = $7,110 per person
High Season (Jan 5 – Mar 16) = $7,900 per person
Late Season (Mar 16 – 30) = $6,320 per person

What’s Included:

  • Accommodations and meals at the lodge
  • Beverages including beer, wine and alcohol
  • Fully guided fishing (2 anglers per guide)
  • Transfer to/from the Rio Grande airport and the lodge

What’s Not Included:

  • International and domestic airfare
  • Transfers, hotels and meals in Buenos Aires
  • Fishing License (Estimated $300 USD)
  • Fishing equipment
  • Gratuities for guides and lodge staff
  • Laundry service
  • Transfers to/from Ushuaia

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