“IN CHILE – THE LAND OF RIVERS, VOLCANOES AND THE MONKEY POZZLE TREES”
Domestic flights from SCL Santiago to ZCO Temuco
About 7 different daily flight from Santiago, It take 1 Hrs:20 Min. To Reach Araucanìa Airport .
At the Airport Will be one of Our transportations to take you to the Lodge. After 2 hrs all paved road. You reach destination. (Total trip from SCL to the Lodge 3,2 hrs)
We are at Lonquimay town. Right near the Border with Argentina, at 2,800 Feet. In the middle of the Andes. Volcanoes, Nothofagus genero forest, Monkey puzzle tree forest (This tree is a Natural monument, protected by government), here in any direction you take, you will be seeing Rivers, creeks, lakes, ponds. This is one of those isolated unexplored valleys that calls you to keep visiting.
Right outside of Lonquimay town (10.000 people), is where we stay for our fishing operation.Brand new Comfortable all wood & stone design building hotel.12 very spacious rooms, 350 up to 600 square feet. Located in the 2nd and third floor of this 17.000 square feet building.All of the rooms feature two beds, a large private bathroom, climate heating control system.Restaurant, resting areas, Swimming pool, micro brewery that supplies 4 different types of Chilean Beer, hot tubs and barbecue area for those typical Chilean Asados (Barbecue).
The hotel, was built in oak and pine wood on stone base structure, this will give a comfortable and worm atmosphere. One building where you can find superior rooms, resting areas, 12 acres native forest property where you can find the solitude and enjoy a morning walking. Restaurant where all the meals and cocktails will be prepare for every day excursion. Barbecue area, Micro brewery that will supply fresh made beer for the clients in every fishing trip during the week.
A Bar and a confirmable spacious restaurant will be the main area where breakfast and dinners will be served. Also, from the same kitchen river side lunches will be produce and ready to be pick up by the guides in morning when your fishing trip starts.
Typical Chilean cuisine with an important touch from the local communities are in every meal we prepare at our kitchen.
Our Fishing operation is located in the valley of the Lonquimay river, one of the main tributries for the Bio Bio River. (This Bio Bio river is one of the largest river in Chile).
The Geography let Us have a good and diverse type of Fly Fishing program, We are settle right in the upper Andes mountain thick vegetation forest and over viewing the open flat valleys near the border with Argentina. Mostly float trips in rivers, with more than 40 miles of Bio Bio river 4 to 5 different section already available to float, also Lonquimay river, Rahue river Lakes, lagoons and spring creeks are in the menu.
Earlier in the season is good to fish the head waters and the spring creeks.
Mid summer, hotter weather is great to float all rivers and wade the mid size rivers. Dry fly action or matching the hatch will be the deal.
March and April, fall season fishing is excellent to wait for the big browns that run up stream and get ready for the spawning season.
CAPACITY: For 2023 we will have a max of 6 anglers fishing per week.
SEASON: Starts the second week of November up to first week of May.
THE WEATHER: In Lonquimay, the summers are warm, wet, and mostly clear. Over the course of the year, the temperature typically varies from 37°F to 87°F.
NOT REALLY WINDY: The windier part of the year lasts for 7 months, from August 1 to March 1, with average wind speeds of more than 8.7 miles per hour.
The logistic is not complicated in terms of distance, the max in between 30 min to ONE hour you reach many different rivers, some private access and we have the boats to selects river float or lake fishing.
Resident brown trout and rainbows are in our water. In a float trip you can expect average 16 to 22 inches trout, every week we are seeing and catching 24 plus inches resident trout. Rarely we see other local boats floating.
Streamer fishing from the boat is what appears to be the easiest ways, but our area is likely so diverse that we can fish dries and droppers, sight fishing, big dry flies, match the hatch, etc.
Guides: We have 3 bilingual flyfishing guides from the area. Rafts and cataraft boat are part of our inventory.
TYPICAL FISHING ITINERARY.
6:30 AM Fresh made Coffee will be ready to start the day, down in the main area of the restaurant.
7:30 AM Breakfast will be serve in the common table of the restaurant
9: 00 AM The guides will be ready to take you out fishing.
River side lunch will be serve by your guide, usually around 2 pm. (will all depends how the fishing conditions are going along)
19:00 to 20:00 hrs you will be back to the lodge, where the host is going to be waiting with the cocktails and appetizers.
20:30 Hrs. Dinner will be serve, mean while the head guide will explain the details for your next day fishing trip.
PROGRAM 7 NIGHTS 6 DAYS
What’s Not Included:
7 NIGHTS/6 DAYS
$4,990 per Angler / base double occ.
$6.590 per Angler / Base Single Occ. SINGLE ROOM.
*Adventure non fishing program will be available for 2024- in case we have families that would like to explore the volcanoes valley and the Monkey Puzzle three forest.
In order to secure space, a 50% advance payment is required at the time of booking. The balance is due 30 days prior to arrival. Advance payments are non refundable unless the client finds a replacement.
Guests will be able to reschedule travel dates up to the following season, at no cost with a 70% credit of all payments done to the time of cancellation, in case of international travel restrictions due to: health (for example: Covid-19) , political, humanitarian or military related issues. This will be subject to availability of space at the lodge at time of rebooking.. For all other cancellation causes payments are non refundable unless client finds replacement guests. We strongly suggest, guests buy trip cancellation insurance that will cover risks such as : Work, injury or personal health related issues, etc.