Chile Travel Package – Fly Fishing (5N)

Travel to Termas de Puyuhuapi, Chile and experience the region’s superb fly fishing with this 6 Day / 5 Night Travel Package and Tour that includes accommodations at the Termas de Puyuhuapi Hotel and Spa, Fishing, Full-day excursion to Laguna San Rafael, transportation and much more.

Chile Travel Package – Fly Fishing (5N)

With this Fly Fishing Package in Termas de Puyuhuapi Hotel and Spa you will enjoy 3 amazing fishing days in wild rivers. The access to the fishing areas is by boat and daily trips will be planned according to tides and weather. Bilingual and expert fishing guides will accompany you. This package also includes transfer in/out Balmaceda Airport/ Termas de Puyuhuapi Hotel and a full day excursion to Laguna San Rafael on the last day.

Within a radius between 45 minutes to 2 hours from Puyuhuapi Hotel & SPA, some of the best and most remote rivers for fly fishing in southern Chile await the angler for daily excursions. Subject to weather conditions and fishing locations, you will typically travel to the rivers of the region via de fjords and canals in the motor launch Dorita – 9 meters in length with a comfortable and safe enclosed cabin, piloted by boatmen with vast experience in the waters of the area. If weather conditions are fine, a zodiac ride may also be an option. After arriving at the mouth of your selected river, you will disembark in a motorized rubber boat to navigate upstream, and will fish by wading the numerous pools of the rivers. Both wild rainbow and brown trout (resident and searun) live in the rivers near Termas de Puyuhuapi. Additionally, there are seasonal runs of Coho salmon in the areas waters.

The regions hard fighting trout average in the 16 – 18 inch range, however, fish weighing in at 4 pounds are not uncommon. Larger Coho salmon and sea-run trout up to (and occasionally over) 10 pounds are a distinct possibility, especially for experienced anglers. Most of the fishing in the rivers is conducted using sub-surface tactics, with medium weight tackle, sink-tip lines, and streamers.

This is not blind casting however, but exciting and technical fishing where good casting, presentation, and line control pay off in a big way. When the occasional hatch does bring the fish up to the surface you will switch to dry fly tactics, and cast to rising fish, typically with great success. It is worth it to return on time to relax at the hotels spa, ending your day with a relaxing massage.
The outdoor hot springs pools are available the 24 hrs. For non-angling guests there are diverse activities, such as easy walks through the rainforest, visit to the hanging Glacier at the Queulat National Park, rides on mountain bikes on the road, sea kayaking between the islands, or relaxing with revitalizing thalassotherapy and beauty treatments.

Chile Fly Fishing Vacation Package (5N) includes

Hotel in Puerto Chacabuco:

  • 4 nights accommodation at Termas de Puyuhuapi Hotel and Spa with all meals and 1 night lodging in Puerto Chacabuco with breakfast.

Tours:

  • Full-day excursion to Laguna San Rafael on board the high speed catamaran, Patagonia Express, and features inflatable Zodiac boat tour of the laguna with up-close viewing of the glacier (on last day of program).

Observations:

  • Adventure: This is an easy paced trip perfect for anyone.
  • Group Size:Maximum of 6 anglers per group.
  • Staff:All of our fly fishing guides are professionals and are fluent in both Spanish and English. Some also speak German and/or Portuguese. They have been guiding for many years and have extensive experience fly fishing in this area and elsewhere in the world. Most are also experts on local flora and fauna.

Day by Day Vacation Package Itinerary

This is a Sample Vacation Package that we have created for customers in the past.

Contact us for a Custom Package created just for you.

Day 1 – Aysen
Reception in the Balmaceda airport. Begin tour through the Aysen region, crossing 45 minutes of Patagonian pampas to reach the city of Coyhaique. Along the way you are likely to spot pairs of caiquenes (wild goose) and flocks of bandurrias (storks) through the tall grasses. The vast remains of burned over forests are vestiges of the region’s recent colonization period. Short visit to the city, and then you continue along the Austral Road to the Termas de Puyuhuapi Hotel and Spa (5 hrs). Much of the trip is along a gravel road that passes through extraordinary landscapes of dense forests between mountains and cliffs. In the afternoon you arrive at the hotels Pier and then cross the Puyuhuapi Channel by motorboat in just 10 minutes. Welcome!

Day 2 – Aysen
Full-day fly fishing. Your access to all waters is by means of inflatable semi-rigid boats, powered by heavy-duty late-model outboard motors. Travel time from the lodge to the rivers can take from 15 minutes to 1- ½ hours (one way) depending on the river chosen. Gourmet lunch, appetizers, soft drinks and liquors, and the best of Chilean wines are provided. Trips will be organized around a maximum of two fly fishermen, fly-fishing guide and boatman. The cousy hotel offers thermal outdoor pools at the edge of the sea, footpaths for walks through the cold forest, visits to the Queulat National Park with its Hanging Glacier, easy bicycle trips along the Austral Road, or, if you wish, you can explore the Dorita Bay in boats or kayaks. The Spa’s facilities are complete. Enjoy its large hydromassage pool, jacuzzis, spring-water fountain, and steam sauna, and then reap the benefits of thalassotherapy sessions, relaxation massages, and facial and other treatments. The staff has prepared a variety of activities guaranteed to make your stay a unique experience. Enjoy it!

Day 3 – Aysen
Full-day fly fishing. Your access to all waters is by means of inflatable semi-rigid boats, powered by heavy-duty late-model outboard motors. Travel time from the lodge to the rivers can take from 15 minutes to 1- ½ hours (one way) depending on the river chosen. Gourmet lunch, appetizers, soft drinks and liquors, and the best of Chilean wines are provided. Trips will be organized around a maximum of two fly fishermen, fly-fishing guide and boatman. The cousy hotel offers thermal outdoor pools at the edge of the sea, footpaths for walks through the cold forest, visits to the Queulat National Park with its Hanging Glacier, easy bicycle trips along the Austral Road, or, if you wish, you can explore the Dorita Bay in boats or kayaks. The Spa’s facilities are complete. Enjoy its large hydromassage pool, jacuzzis, spring-water fountain, and steam sauna, and then reap the benefits of thalassotherapy sessions, relaxation massages, and facial and other treatments. The staff has prepared a variety of activities guaranteed to make your stay a unique experience. Enjoy it!

Day 4 – Aysen
Full-day fly fishing. Your access to all waters is by means of inflatable semi-rigid boats, powered by heavy-duty late-model outboard motors. Travel time from the lodge to the rivers can take from 15 minutes to 1- ½ hours (one way) depending on the river chosen. Gourmet lunch, appetizers, soft drinks and liquors, and the best of Chilean wines are provided. Trips will be organized around a maximum of two fly fishermen, fly-fishing guide and boatman. The cousy hotel offers thermal outdoor pools at the edge of the sea, footpaths for walks through the cold forest, visits to the Queulat National Park with its Hanging Glacier, easy bicycle trips along the Austral Road, or, if you wish, you can explore the Dorita Bay in boats or kayaks. The Spa’s facilities are complete. Enjoy its large hydromassage pool, jacuzzis, spring-water fountain, and steam sauna, and then reap the benefits of thalassotherapy sessions, relaxation massages, and facial and other treatments. The staff has prepared a variety of activities guaranteed to make your stay a unique experience. Enjoy it!

Day 5 – Aysen
Your day begins early. At 7:00 am you board the Patagonia Express catamaran and begin your journey through the austral fjords on your way to the San Rafael Lagoon. The 7-hour trip is a sheer delight to the senses: the transparency of the waters, the majesty of the Andes Mountains wrapped in lush forests, the play of light interwoven through the clouds, and sometimes… encounters with playful dolphins. Sailing through a number of channels, you finally reach the Tempanos River, which leads us to the San Rafael Lagoon, home to a millenarian glacier. Experience it! After a visit of approximately 2 hours, you begin your return trip, arriving in Puerto Chacabuco around 10:30 pm, where you will be transferred to the hotel in this port.

Day 6 – Aysen
After breakfast, your bus takes you back along the route that follows the Simpson River, from Chacabuco to Coyhaique and then on to the airport in Balmaceda (approx. 2 hours). Each day includes: Full-day fly-fishing with one guide per one or two anglers. Arrival and departure days are non-fishing. Lodging in deluxe rooms with view and deck. Use of indoor spa and outdoor hot pools. Breakfast, On-river Lunch, and Dinner featuring fine Chilean wines. Arrival day includes lunch and dinner only. Departure day includes breakfast only. Open bar. Ample quantities of non-alcoholic beverages and bottled water. On – river snacks. Ground transportation. Chilean Sport Fishing Licenses. Airport tranfers: Balmaceda – Termas de Puyuhuapi – Balmaceda. Not Included: Airfare. Personal equipment (rods, reels, waders, and flies). Equipment rental is available on a limited basis. Gratuities for guides and staff. Optional guided non-angling activities. Diverse non-angling activities are available and may be chosen based on preferences and interests.